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

  • Concord Museum
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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

  • Davis Museum
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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

  • Brunk Auctions
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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

  • Urbano Project
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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, ...

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art has a channel on JACK

Italy's MAXXI Launches Jack TV, Video Platform for Contemporary Art

  • January 25, 2017

An international web TV platform for museum art, conceived and promoted by Italy's contemporary art foundation MAXXI, has launched. The video platform is devoted to contemporary arts, as shared by ...

House & Car, Near Akron, Alabama, 1978

True South: A Group Exhibition

  • PDNB Gallery
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  • January 25, 2017

In conjunction with Jeanine Michna-Bales' show reflecting on the history of the Underground Railroad, PDNB Gallery has organized a group exhibition of photographs of the South spanning many ...

Stopover, Frogmore Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, 2014

Jeanine Michna-Bales Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad

  • PDNB Gallery
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  • January 25, 2017

From a cotton plantation just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to Canada, Jeanine Michna-Bales has created a photographic journey of a slave's long road to freedom, circa ...

Salvador Dali’s Figura de perfil (La Hermana Ana María), estimated at £800,000-1,200,000

Brotherly Love: Salvador Dali's Controversial Portrait of His Sister Leads Bonhams' March 2 Sale

  • January 25, 2017

Salvador Dali’s Figura de perfil (La Hermana Ana María) leads Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on Thursday 2 March at London, New Bond Street. The work is a portrait of Dali’s sister, ...

Rendering for the new Museum of London.  Architects Stanton Williams and Asif Khan, with conservation architect, Julian Harrap, and landscape design consultant, J&L Gibbons.

$224 Million Pledged for Museum of London's New Site

  • January 24, 2017

Museum of London confirms £180 million ($224.35 million) of £250 million ($312 million) fundraising target to create new museum in West Smithfield This significant milestone follows the ...

Freddie Styles (American, b.  1944), Working Roots Series #10, 1987.  Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 96 inches.  The Larry D.  and Brenda A.  Thompson Collection of African American Art.

African American Artists Showcased in 'Expanding Traditions' Exhibition at Georgia Museum of Art

  • January 25, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will show nearly 60 works by African American artists in the exhibition “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. ...

Xiomaro, Weir Studio, Wilton, Connecticut

Fruitlands Museum celebrates the National Park Service with Photographs by Xiomaro

  • January 25, 2017

Having turned 100 years old in August 2016, the National Park Service inaugurates its second century with a fine art photographic exhibit at Harvard’s Fruitlands Museum titled “Find Your Park:  ...