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    Artists and Galleries Around the World Band Together to Send Japan Earthquake Relief

    Artists and Galleries Around the World Band Together to Send Japan Earthquake Relief
    While Japan struggles to recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, artists and arts organizations around the world are coming together in a show of support for the island nation. Japan-related events in New York as part of this month's Asia Week are being recast as tributes or fundraisers for earthquake victims, while artists in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Virginia Museum Launches "Augmented Reality" Picasso Shows

    Virginia Museum Launches "Augmented Reality" Picasso Shows
    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts unveils its much-anticipated "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris" show on February 19. But art fans on the East Coast may not even have to make the trip down to Richmond to see the blockbuster. That's because Picasso just zoomed into the "augmented reality" age: Virtual versions of the exhibition will open at ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6

    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6
    LONDON - Spies complain that intelligence is often sketchy - and here's the proof. Artist James Hart Dyke on Monday unveiled a series of paintings and drawings he created during a year embedded with Britain's MI6 intelligence agency - an uncharacteristic act of openness for the secretive organization. Hart Dyke, who has accompanied Prince Charles on royal tours and served as ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Launches Art Project for Museums Worldwide

    Google Launches Art Project for Museums Worldwide
    Not every art lover has the capital to travel around the globe and take in the top museums. Luckily, Google has used its "Big Brother" powers for good with the Google Art Project, which is like Google Street View for museums. Today, on Google's blog, Amit Sood announced the launch of the Art Project, which features 17 art museums, including The ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bank of America Launches 14th Season of Museums on Us®

    Bank of America Launches 14th Season of Museums on Us®
    Bank of America today announced the 14th season of its national Museums on Us program which will now include 150 of the nation's finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and/or credit cardholders the opportunity to visit these popular cultural landmarks, free ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Business Artist: How Andy Warhol Turned a Love of Money Into a $228 Million Art Career

    The Business Artist: How Andy Warhol Turned a Love of Money Into a $228 Million Art Career
    INDIANAPOLIS—"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art," Andy Warhol famously said. "Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." Having gotten his start as an immensely successful commercial artist selling product illustrations to advertisers and department stores, Warhol bent the American consumerist system to artistic ends throughout his career — ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ongoing Protest Against Smithsonian's Controversial Exhibit

    Ongoing Protest Against Smithsonian's Controversial Exhibit
    WASHINGTON - A Washington art gallery pledged a round-the-clock protest Thursday against what it calls censorship by the Smithsonian Institution for removing a video that shows ants crawling on a crucifix after the Catholic League and members of Congress complained it was sacrilegious. [widget:inarticlebulleted_fine_art] Transformer Gallery manager Barbara Escobar said the small, nonprofit gallery will show the video piece, "A Fire ...
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    Small Museum Sees a Big Future in Cadavers

    Small Museum Sees a Big Future in Cadavers
    CHICAGO _ Along Lake Shore Drive's glittering Gold Coast, a handsome sculpture of a physician comforting an ailing man stands in front of an elegant four-story mansion, calling attention to the museum inside, one known to many as the place they might visit someday but never do. The 56-year-old International Museum of Surgical Science brings in 20,000 visitors in a good ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    "Confident" Atmosphere Boosts Sales at Art Basel Preview

    "Confident" Atmosphere Boosts Sales at Art Basel Preview
    MIAMI—If the opening hours of the ninth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach are any indication, the market for modern and contemporary art is back in shape after the recession that began in 2008. Top collectors like Marty Margulies, Norman Braman and Douglas Cramer were to be seen making the rounds of the fair's booths today. "The quality is better than ...
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    Urban Landscape Composite Gallery at Fowler Museum

    Urban Landscape Composite Gallery at Fowler Museum
    The UCLA Fowler Museum is currently exhibiting “Street Art: Photographic Elevations of Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin by Larry Yust,” which explores the often over-looked art form, graffiti, within these three prominent cities. For the past eight years, filmmaker and photographer Larry Yust has been capturing images of urban landscapes and compositing anywhere from 70-80 photographic images to create, what he ...
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    Smithsonian Explores Impact of Gays on Art History

    Smithsonian Explores Impact of Gays on Art History
    WASHINGTON - When artist Jasper Johns was mourning the end of his relationship with Robert Rauschenberg, he took one of his famous flag paintings, made it black, and dangled a fork and spoon together from the top. Hidden symbols in Johns' "In Memory of My Feelings," tell part of story, curators said. Color from the relationship is gone. A fork and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Gallery of Oil Paintings in HD, What's Real?

    "Milk Girl," by Diego Gravinese, is a traditional oil on canvas. It's been nearly 80 years since the critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction," in which he explored the void left by our ability to create photographic representations of images, which he felt lacked the aura or originality of the artist's ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Guggenheim Selects the 25 Most Creative Web Videos

    Video art has long been collected and exhibited by museums. But the concept of curating web videos—pieces made for viewing online—is not the art of choice for most museum walls. That's why the YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video is so exciting. It not only acknowledges the craft of these worthy artists and designers, but also recognizes the virality ...
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    Top 22 Art Museums in America

    by BAR Photography via Flickr They say that in order to understand today, you have to understand yesterday - and what better way to get in touch with your artistic roots than to explore the art of the past? We've gathered the top 22 U.S. museums that surely won’t disappoint, based on amount of artwork available to see, frequency of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Yearly Attendence Tops 5 Million at NYC's Met Museum

    Yearly Attendence Tops 5 Million at NYC's Met Museum
    NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a popular place. Really popular. Museum officials said Wednesday that 5.24 million people visited the museum in the fiscal year ending June 30. It's the first time since 2001 that attendance has topped the 5 million mark. The figure covers visitors to the site on Fifth Avenue as well as The Cloisters ...
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    Imagine That 2010: Young Artists from Studio in a School

    Imagine That 2010: Young Artists from Studio in a School
    Big names in the art world come out to support some very little people at a NYC event hosted by Christies auction house. It’s not all that rare to see an exhibit of art by teens and toddlers. What is notable is to find the show someplace other than a high school or day care center. And yet, this week at ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    New Museum Now Features Police Sketch Artist

    New Museum Now Features Police Sketch Artist
    Wanted: Lost love. The Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander has installed a police sketch artist on the New Museum's third floor to sit with visitors and draw the face of their first true love. The piece is called "First Love," and I was part of it Tuesday, trying to describe the face of my high school boyfriend, Joey, who I haven't seen ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 5 Summer Shows in L.A.

    Top 5 Summer Shows in L.A.
    Museum of Contemporary Art Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective The Museum of Contemporary Art has just opened a new show featuring the work of Arshile Gorky. This is a major retrospective of the man described by the LA Times as an “essential pivot in Modern abstract art.” The exhibition, the first to display his work in such depth since 1981, celebrates Gorky ...
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    Warhol’s Work Still Relevant

    Warhol’s Work Still Relevant
    Prism LA is currently featuring an impressive suite of Andy Warhol’s black and white paintings, highlighting his timeless critique of consumerism, politics, and religion. Approximately 35 black and white paintings by Warholfrom the late 1980′s are on display. All works are done in Warhol’s signature high contrast style, but some contain text, some contain imagery, and some both. The focus turns ...
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    Gay Love Exhibition Opening in Warsaw Museum

    Gay Love Exhibition Opening in Warsaw Museum
    WARSAW, Poland — The director of Poland's National Museum says it is opening an exhibition on gay and lesbian love designed to provoke discussion on the place of homosexuals in this conservative and overwhelmingly Catholic country. The head of the National Museum in Warsaw, Piotr Piotrowski, said Wednesday the museum is already getting protests from various groups, even before the exhibition ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This

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