View Finder No.  7 (2017) © Helen Sear/courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York


  • January 31, 2017

VIEW FINDER by Helen Sear The Klompching Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a new series of photographs, by the acclaimed British photographer, Helen Sear. With the View ...

Visitors engage with props in the "Oval Office" at the entrance of the Skirball Cultural Center's exhibition "Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A."

Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.

  • January 31, 2017

Retrospective of vanguard American artist Roy Lichtenstein explores social impact of Pop Art Display of rarely seen works and photographs underscores the artist at work in Los Angeles for more ...

Wassily Kandinsky: White Sound, 1908, private collection

Germany's Barberini Museum Launches With Exhibitions of Impressionist Landscapes and Modern Art Classics

  • January 31, 2017

Potsdam, Germany’s new art museum opened January 23, 2017, after hosting a preview for dignataries including Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bill Gates. Under Director Dr. Ortrud Westheider, the ...

Invaluable's analysis of year-over-year percentage change in auction hammer indicates an upward trend for 2017.

Data from Invaluable’s Art & Auction Marketplace Points to Solid Auction Market Growth in 2017

  • January 31, 2017

Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today released an analysis from the company’s comprehensive database of auction results. The data ...

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), Dancers and Sphere (maquette for 1939 New York World's Fair) set in motion in Calder's "small shop" New York City storefront studio, 1938.  © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Photograph by Herbert Matter, courtesy Calder Foundation, New York

Calder's Use of Motion and Sound to be Explored in Summer Exhibition at Whitney

  • January 30, 2017

In the early 1930s, Alexander Calder (1898–1976) invented an entirely new mode of art, the mobile—a kinetic form of sculpture in which carefully balanced components manifest their own unique ...

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, 1888 (enlarged 1902–1903, cast ca.  1914).  Bronze, 74 3/8 x 38 5/8 x 55 1/8 in.  (189 x 98 x 140 cm).  Inscribed: A.  Rodin and A.  Rudier / Fondeur.  Paris.  Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, 1924.18.1

'The Human Experience' Kicks Off Worldwide Exhibitions Celebrating Rodin Centenary in 2017

  • January 30, 2017

In 2017 several major North American art museums are celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin's (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and a robust ...

This exceedingly rare 18th century automaton musical clock, English-form, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, came within a whisper of hitting the $1 million mark, finishing at $998,250.

Rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock soars to $998,250 at Fontaine's, Jan. 21st

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  • January 31, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceedingly rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, fell just shy of the $1 million mark when it ...

Esther Bell

Esther Bell Named Senior Curator of Clark Art Institute

  • January 30, 2017

Esther Bell has been selected to serve as the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator of the Clark Art Institute. Her appointment was announced today by Olivier Meslay, Felda and Dena Hardymon ...

Walden: Pond/ Tent Camera Image, 2016 Abelardo Morell

New Work by Photographer Abelardo Morell launches Concord Museum's Thoreau Bicentennial

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  • January 20, 2017

Concord Museum (Mass.) is launching the 2017 celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, one of America’s most thought-provoking writers and thinkers, with a deeply ...

Arthurina Fears

Arthurina Fears Joins the Davis Museum at Wellesley College as Manager of Museum Education and Programs

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  • January 30, 2017

Dr. Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, has appointed Arthurina Fears as the Manager of Museum Education and Programs. In this ...

Rooster Cup Sells High at Brunk Auctions to Start The Year of the Rooster

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  • January 30, 2017

A rare Chinese porcelain cup sold for $180,000 at Brunk Auctions this Saturday. It was the high lot in a two-day auction which totaled $2.2 million. The Imperial cup features the sealmark of ...

Workbag Female Society for Birmingham for the Relief of British Negro Slaves Birmingham, England, used in Christianstown, Ireland 1827 Silk and cotton, Museum Purchase, 2016-166

African-American Heritage Heralded Through Recent Acquisitions at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

  • January 30, 2017

With its mission to tell America’s enduring story through its material culture, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg has actively diversified its collections over recent years and has bolstered ...

Jade suit, Western Han period (206 BCE–9 CE), 2nd century BCE.  Unearthed from Tomb 2, Dayun Mountain, Xuyi, Jiangsu.  Jade and gold.  Nanjing Museum, EX2017.1.1.  Photograph © Nanjing Museum.

New Discoveries from the Han Dynasty Show How China's Elite Had It All

  • January 29, 2017

Like the Roman Empire, China’s Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) forged one of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world, and its elite had it all: unbridled luxury, technical ...

Detail of costume by May Ishimoto, worn by Marianna Tcherkassky

Smithsonian Displays Costumes From Prominent Ballerinas

  • January 29, 2017

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has opened “American Ballet,” a display showcasing costumes worn by prima ballerinas Violette Verdy, Marianna Tcherkassky and Misty Copeland. ...

Statuette of a Griffin with an Airmasp, 125 – 75 B.C.  Creator unknown (Greek).  Bronze.  Object height: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.).  The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman

Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World Through Medieval Eyes

  • January 29, 2017

The arts and culture of the Middle Ages were the inheritors of a rich classical tradition. For more than a millennium following the fall of Rome, antiquity was evoked and preserved through visual ...

David Johnson (1827–1908) Roger’s Slide, New York, 1870 Oil on canvas 13⅜ x 21⅜ inches Monogrammed lower right: DJ 1870.  Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

WORTHY OF THE AGES: Important Hudson River School Paintings

  • January 27, 2017

An Exhibition and Sale, More than 125 works on view March 10–April 8, 2017 New York – This spring, Questroyal Fine Art offers American art lovers the rare opportunity to view an exceptional, ...


International Call for Artists for Online Art Competition, "All Women”

  • January 29, 2017

Annapolis, Maryland, United States., January 26, 2017 – (OpenPR)- Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 3rd Annual International “ALL Women” Online Art Competition for the month of ...

Libreria Doncelese at Urbano Project

Urbano Project presents Pablo Helguera's Libreria Donceles

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  • January 26, 2017

Urbano Project presents Librería Donceles, a socially engaged art project consisting of an itinerant bookstore of more than 10,000 used books in Spanish. While in residence at Urbano, the ...

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606 – 1669: Studies of a Woman and Two Children, c.  1640; reed pen and finger rubbing in dark brown (iron-gall) ink, 5-3/8 x 5-13/64 in.  Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Peck Collection.

Ackland Art Museum receives largest gift ever – valued at $25 million, including 7 Rembrandt drawings

  • January 25, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum has received its largest gift ever, donated from alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife Leena – valued at $25 million. The ...

John Singer Sargent (American, born in Italy, 1856–1925), Two Girls Fishing, 1912, oil on canvas, 22 x 28 1/4 in., Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.  John J.  Emery Fund, 1918.39, Photograph courtesy of Bridgeman Images

Major Exhibition Exploring Subject of Outdoor Pursuits in American Art Heads to Joslyn, Travels

  • January 25, 2017

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art, on view at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum, February 12 through May 7, encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, ...