Museums

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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art to Open With Three Exhibitions

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art to Open With Three Exhibitions

Posted November 22nd, 2010

Arab World, Modernism, Museums, Shows

Art in the City:”Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art has now revealed the details of the inaugural three exhibitions it will present when it opens to the public on December 30, 2010. Historic works of Arab modernism and a multitude of new works commissioned by… Read More

Museums

Louvre asks public to raise €1m for Les Trois Grâces

Louvre asks public to raise €1m for Les Trois Grâces

Posted November 17th, 2010

Art Market, France, Museums

Computer screenshot of the painting Les Trois Grâces by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images The Guardian: “For the first time in its 217-year history France’s celebrated Louvre museum is asking art lovers to dig deep into their pockets to raise €1m (£846,000)… Read More

USA

Art review: 'The Artist's Museum' @ MOCA

Art review: 'The Artist's Museum' @ MOCA

Posted November 1st, 2010

Business, Museums, Shows, USA

Image: Robbie Conal, “Contra Diction,” 1987-88; Florian Maier-Aichen Interesting story in the Los Angeles Times:”For most of the past two years, ever since the Museum of Contemporary Art’s near-death experience from an extended period of fiscal mismanagement, its exhibition program has been in limbo. To… Read More

Religion

Museum displays of human remains covered up for fear of offending pagans

Museum displays of human remains covered up for fear of offending pagans

Posted October 26th, 2010

England, Museums, Religion

Mail Online:”They are putting up warning signs, closing previously opened coffins and displaying exhibits in darkened cases. This is despite the fact that such displays are among the most popular attractions. The move is designed to give the skeletons and mummies ‘privacy’ and to avoid… Read More

USA

An exodus of artwork from L.A.

An exodus of artwork from L.A.

Posted October 26th, 2010

Art Market, Collectors, Museums, USA

Basquiat’s untitled mixed-media work, owned by Dennis Hopper. (Christie’s / October 24, 2010) Latimes.com:”This year, Los Angeles has lost three of its leading art collectors, as actor Dennis Hopper, gallery director Robert Shapazian and computer pioneer Max Palevsky all died within two months of each… Read More

Videos

Icon: A Word with Many Meanings

Icon: A Word with Many Meanings

Posted October 22nd, 2010

Discussions, Museums, Videos

There is a whole lot of interesting stuff among the 344 videos from the Metmuseum Channel. Like this “lecture by Helen C. Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum curators… Read More

Virtual Art

Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Posted October 13th, 2010

Digital Art, Media Art, Museums, Technology, Virtual Art

Adobe:”The Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) is a unique virtual space designed to showcase and preserve groundbreaking digital work and to present expert commentary on how digital media influences culture and society. The museum is an ever-changing repository of eclectic exhibits from diverse fields… Read More

Museums

Record Number of Visitors this Summer for the United Kingdom's National Museums

Record Number of Visitors this Summer for the United Kingdom's National Museums

Posted October 8th, 2010

England, Museums

Photo: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. Art Daily: “Over 5.7 million people visited UK national museums in August 2010. This represents an increase of 11% from August 2009. Highlights include: • A total of 809,443 people visited the four branches of Tate in August, a 15% increase on… Read More

Old Masters

Rotterdam museum discovers 'new' Rembrandt

Rotterdam museum discovers 'new' Rembrandt

Posted October 7th, 2010

Museums, Netherlands, Old Masters

Rembrandt himself chatting with his wife Radio Netherlands Worldwide: “The Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam has found itself to be the proud owner of an extra Rembrandt. The painting Tobias and his wife has always been attributed to one of the 17th-century master’s pupils,… Read More