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Smithsonian’s Planned Return of Benin Bronzes Comes After Years of Building Relationships | At the Smithsonian

Alicia Ault Museum correspondent More than 120 years ago, British soldiers invaded the secular Kingdom of Benin and ransacked and burned down Edo, the seat of the empire, now known as Benin City, Nigeria. As part of this gruesome raid, they stole up to 10,000 sculptures, plaques, ceremonial objects, altars and other pieces dating largely […]

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Five things to do this weekend — March 11-13

Memphis Theater, 630 Perkins ext. Performances until March 27 Nothing better than starting Friday night with a hot little gossip, and my God, La Cage aux Folles is ready with some draaaama. I set the scene: Georges and Albin have been together for years, living together, running a nightclub where Albin is the star, and […]

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The London art dealer who sacked his young assistant Van Gogh then sold his art

Charles Obach, the gallery boss who fired his assistant Vincent van Gogh for being clumsy in dealing with clients, has finally sold two of his drawings, it has been revealed. These included Landscape with walking woman, which was auctioned at Christie’s in London on March 2 for £1.7 million. Christie’s traced the provenance of the […]

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Artist Residency Program Connects Artists to Northwest Montana’s Wilderness

KALISPELL – A residency program attracting artists from across the country offers a chance to fully immerse themselves in and be inspired by the wilderness of northwestern Montana. “Continuing your creative process and getting out into nature allows you to grow in ways you couldn’t foresee and it’s a risk and a chance that’s definitely […]

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Blaine County offers free KN95 masks as warrants drop

STORY AND PHOTO OF KAREN BOSSICK The city of Sun Valley has rescinded its public health order requiring face masks. The city rescinded its mask mandate Thursday night in a hastily called meeting after the town of Ketchum did so earlier in the week. City council members had extended the city’s mask mandate through the […]

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ONLINE: Our Kind of Happy Hour – Isthmus

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazenArtUW press release: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art divisions (presenter) welcomes Judy Frater as Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence in Spring 2022. Judy Frater is a curator, author and school principal who has lived for 30 years in the Kutch region of northwestern India. An award-winning Ashoka Scholar, she founded a design school for artisans currently […]

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🌱 McKinley Street Fire + Columbia Lifesavers Blood Drive

Hello, neighbors! It’s me again, Dan Casarella, your Columbia Daily host. First, today’s weather forecast: Rather sunny and pleasant. High: 60 Low: 35. Here are the top three stories from today in Colombia: Three people have been displaced after a house caught fire in the 2400 block of McKinley St. One person was inside the […]

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Weekend Art Events in San Diego: Brendan Nguyen, San Diego Symphony, Andrés Hernández and More

This weekend in the arts: so much piano music, with Project [BLANK] featuring works for solo piano by visionary female composers, and George Li joins the San Diego Symphony Orchestra for Rachmaninoff, Berlioz and Still; a virtual art lecture explores poetry and visual art in the Hill Street Country Club’s latest exhibition; the Don Bartletti […]

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Botticelli sold for $45.4 million at auction at Sotheby’s

A long-neglected painting considered for decades to be the work of Sandro Botticelli’s studio assistants sold Thursday at Sotheby’s in New York for $45.4 million with fees, kicking off the cycle of this year of eye-catching prices for trophy works of art at auction. Now touted as a “founding masterpiece” by the Italian Renaissance master, […]

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Things to do in Sonoma County, January 28 through February 28. 6, 2022

Editor’s Note: Sonoma County restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings are in place through Feb. 11, and as a result, many arts and entertainment venues have canceled or postponed events scheduled for January and early February. Some events are continuing, with adjustments such as limiting the number of people indoors and capping ticket sales at […]

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What’s happening in Evanston the week of January 23

As January comes to an end and an increase in COVID-19 cases begins to subside, here are some things to do in Evanston this week. Ms. Lisa Fischer at SPACE Jan. 23, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fisher, a Caribbean singer of psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock, will perform at Evanston SPACE. Previously, she […]

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Grayton Road Tavern, Shaker Heights, Buckeye Flame, etc.

Welcome to the latest installment of FreshWater Cleveland’s “Who’s Hiring” series, where we profile growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply. Please send your latest job boards and job postings to [email protected]. Fairfax Renaissance DevelopmentFairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC) is seeking a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Intake Specialist […]

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BE Group Brings Live Theater to NMSU Art Museum for Black History Month with “The Colored Museum”

By Mike Cook By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin One of the pillars of the BE (Brooks Enchantment) group led founders Tiffany and Christopher Brooks to partner with the New Mexico State University Museum of Art (UAM) for a production of the piece “The Colored Museum” at the museum in February . The production will […]

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Is this art historian’s £ 65 copy of a Van Dyck painting really an original?

Portrait of the Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (courtesy Christopher Wright) Christopher Wright devoted his career to the publication of monographs on 17th century painters such as Poussin, Vermeer and Rembrandt. An author also of Georges de La Tour and Counterfeit Art, in 1982, he found itself at the center of a controversy in the art […]

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NY sisters inspired by Khmer heritage

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Cambodian-American sisters Edo and Eyen Chorm have always felt a deep affinity for their Cambodian heritage and roots. When the couple launched their own eponymous jewelry brand EdoEyen in June 2020, they leaned heavily on designs inspired by ancient Khmer art and culture. EdoEyen has partnered with the Cleveland […]

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New Britain Museum of American Art hires new director

NEW BRITAIN – The board of trustees of the New Britain Museum of American Art has hired its seventh executive director, it said in a statement. “We are delighted to welcome Brett Abbott as the next director of the New Britain Museum of American Art,” said Acting Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees […]

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Women’s Forum speaker to discuss impact of pandemic

LITCHFIELD – The Litchfield Women’s Forum welcomes Jennifer Grant, MSW, LCSW, director of wellness center programs at the Connecticut Junior Republic, to speak about mental health in Connecticut. The program will take place at 2:30 p.m. on January 6 at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield. Masks are encouraged. Grant, a Fordham […]

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Go out for these January art events around Fargo-Moorhead – InForum

FARGO – A New Year brings new perspectives and goals, and a whole new list of artistic events across the region. Here are some of The Arts Partnership’s top picks of artists and partner organizations for the month of January. Good year! ‘Uff Da: Folk Art of Emily Lunde’ An exhibit in Fargo’s Spirit Room […]

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Wayne Thiebaud, famous pop art painter, dies at 101

Wayne Thiebaud at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in 2016. Photo: Grégory Urquiaga Wayne Thiebaud, internationally known as the dean of West Coast figurative painters and also the originator of Pop art, died Saturday, December 25 in Sacramento, his primary residence since the 1950s. He was 101 years old. His […]

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Jenni Crain, beloved artist and curator, has died of COVID-19

Jenni Crain photographed by Barbara Probst. (courtesy Gordon Robichaux) Artist and curator Jenni Crain died Thursday, December 16 at the age of 30. The cause was sudden complications related to COVID-19, according to the Gordon Robichaux gallery. Crain has built an illustrious career in the arts, devoting commendable efforts to highlighting the legacy of under-recognized […]

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Art review: the Bowdoin museum reframes “Black women in art”

“There’s a Woman of All Colors: Black Women in Art” has been on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art since mid-September and runs through January 30. If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth it, both for the way it fills one of the most gaping holes in art history – which, as […]

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Here’s how the Harris Museum in Preston plans to attract top exhibits when it reopens in 2024

The downtown landmark closed in October for three years of renovations as part of a plan to make the attraction more accessible and show off its architectural splendor. The £ 10.7million ‘Reimagining the Harris’ project aims to create the country’s first ‘mixed’ museum, art gallery and library – with money from sources such as the […]

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Billionaire collector Michael Steinhardt gives away $ 70 million in looted antiques

Philanthropist, collector and New York hedge fund pioneer Michael Steinhardt, whose name graces a college at New York University as well as galleries and conservatories from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Brooklyn Museum, handed over to the attorney’s office of the Manhattan District 180 items looted together valued at $ 70 million. “Wall […]

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How Balenciaga helped save the artist in Juvenal Sansó

The author is the director of the Fundacion Sansó. The story is both romantic and inspiring: a young artist from Manila goes to study in Europe; he does well for years, then finds that due to exchange problems his salary has been cut. To increase his income, the artist, armed with a portfolio of abstract […]

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Christie’s opens seasonal gallery on Worth Avenue

After testing the waters last season with a pop-up gallery at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Christie’s has opened a seasonal gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. The gallery, which opened on Tuesday, presents a collection of works by Fernando Botero. The “Joy of Life” exhibition traces the journey of […]

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Who was Prince Shotoku? Find out in a new exhibition at the Suntory Museum of Art

~~ ~ Although his real name is Umayado no Miko, and sometimes he is referred to as Umayado no Ōji (the prince of the stable door) or Umayato Ō (the king of the stable door), most people recognize him. as “Shotoku Taishi” (Prince Shotoku) (574-622). It is an honorary title used by modern Japanese to […]

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9 Events For Your Art Calendar This Week, From Laurie Anderson On Virtual Reality Art To Legacy Russell On The Power Of Footnotes

Every week, we search for the most exciting and engaging shows, screenings and events, both digitally and in person, in the New York City area. See our picks from around the world below. (All times are EST, unless otherwise noted.) Monday, November 29 Laurie Anderson, The Witness Protection Program (The Raven) (2020). View of the […]

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CMA’s ‘Revealing Krishna’ aims to educate with rare sister statues and high-tech items – News-Herald

Looks like it’s the start of a beautiful friendship. In 2015, the Cleveland Museum of Art agreed to come back a stone sculpture of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, in the Kingdom of Cambodia after determining the piece he purchased in 1982 probably had been stolen during the country’s civil war. “It took me two […]

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Our selection of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

My name is maryanUntil March 20, 2022 at the Museum of Contemporary Art North MiamiPolish-born Jewish artist Maryan was a child when he arrived at the Auschwitz concentration camp and left Auschwitz in 1945 as the only survivor of his lineage. His life from there was a highly prolific and progressive artist’s life, encompassing the […]

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How African cultural institutions are paving the way for audience development

Over the past decade, a new wave of entrepreneurs has reinvigorated Africa’s cultural landscape. These visionary entrepreneurs, who represent some of the continent’s best talent in professions ranging from architecture to finance, are creating new models for preserving and showcasing art, history and culture. From Lagos to Luanda, they are building local museums, archives, libraries, […]

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🌱 Woman killed during her own baby shower + Wyndham Philly Strike

Have a nice day, people of Philadelphia! It’s me again, Dan Casarella, your host for the Philadelphia Daily. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Cooler; occasional rain. High: 51 Low: 30. Here are the best stories in Philadelphia today: 32-year-old pregnant woman shot dead Philadelphia cream baby shower on Saturday night. The […]

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Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca, a historic solo exhibition for London.

Yoshitomo Nara, STOP THE BOMBS, 2019 acrylic on wood, 58-7 / 8 ″ × 46-1 / 4 ″ × 3-1 / 16 ″ (149.5 cm × 117.5 cm × 7.8 cm) © Yoshitomo Nara Pace Gallery is delighted to announce Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca, a historic solo exhibition, premiering on November 26, 2021. Marking the first […]

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Rogue Valley Art Galleries: November 19 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Admire artist Ivan Beauvalet’s paintings, such as his work “Cactus Reef,” at the Central Art Gallery during Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. See the lists below. Courtesy image. Editor’s Note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces and at large outdoor gatherings in Oregon. Check with all sites listed in Tempo to confirm events. […]

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Museums and their gems | Apollo Review

Everywhere the room features spectacular and exemplary stand-alone specimens, including a giant block of labradorite with exceptionally large crystals; the massively psychedelic, azurite and malachite Singing Stone from Bisbee, Arizona; cranberry-colored Tarugo elbaite tourmaline from Minas Gerais (“one of the largest intact mineral crystals ever found”); and a stunning stibnite resembling a huge metallic bird’s […]

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Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum to Host Virtual Event Celebrating Italian Renaissance Scholar | Culture

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will host a virtual celebration in honor of Renaissance scholar Creighton Gilbert at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 4. Gilbert was an art historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance, according to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s website. A graduate of New York University in 1942, Gilbert […]

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Greenwich Historical Society Celebrates Launch of JH Twachtman Online Resource

“Twachtman’s route to Greenwich:” A virtual evening celebrating the launch of John Henry Twachtman Catalog Raisonné Thursday, November 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Greenwich Historical Society is happy to mark the start of the John Henry Twachtman Catalog Raisonné with a virtual conference illustrated by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D.., retracing John Henry […]

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Ricky Jay’s Magical Ephemeral Treasure Up For Auction | Ap

NEW YORK (AP) – Conjurers, cheaters, con artists, hoaxes, pranksters, pranksters, postulants, suitors, showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical wonders and popular entertainment. These are the things that interested the grizzled Ricky Jay, the sleight of hand artist, card shark, author, actor and extraordinary scholar on all of the above, who died in 2018 at the age […]