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Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole is part of the John and Jean Wilkinson Collection.

"American Masters from the Collection of John and Jean Wilkinson' opens in Florida

Posted: May 23, 2010 22:25

Twenty works by leading American artists such as Thomas Cole, George Inness, Alfred Maurer, Jane Peterson, Thomas B. Pope and Anthony Thieme, are on loan from the private collection of John and Jean Wilkinson to the Appleton Museum of Art. The exhibit, which runs through July 25, illustrates art movements from the Hudson River School of the 19th century to early 20th century modernism. Also, on view through May 30 is "Florida Journeys: African-American Artists From The Sunshine State" with nearly 40 artworks by some of Florida’s finest African-American artists such as Kenneth...

Pastoral by Henri Matisse (1906).

INTERPOL issues global alert for Paris art heist

Posted: May 23, 2010 22:04

INTERPOL, the international police agency, issued a global alert on May 22 with images of five paintings which were stolen from the Modern Art Museum in Paris last Thursday. The move inidcates that French authorities suspect the paintings may have left the country, possibly through an organized crime network. The 188 INTERPOL member countries, as well as cultural and institutional bodies, were provided with information to help aid in the investigation. A burglar entered the museum undetected, evading a security system and three armed guards on duty overnight on May 20. “These...

Tutankhamun's golden sandals are among the Egyptian treasures on view at the Denver Art Museum beginning June 29.  © Sandro Vannini .

King Tut tour raises funds for a grand new Cairo museum

Posted: May 23, 2010 13:29

 Egypt's outspoken crusader for cultural objects, Dr. Zahi Hawass, has been demanding the repatriation of Egyptian antiquities from museums worldwide. At the same time, he has endorsed two touring exhibitions of Egypt's most prized ancient treasures. On June 25, Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, will be a special guest of the Denver Art Museum. VIP ticket holders to the museum's gala "Flappers and Pharoahs," a fundraising event for 'Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs,' will be able to hear Dr. Hawass wax on about the fifty...

Cover of "Andy Warhol: Making Money," a new book coming in October 2010.

"Andy Warhol: Making Money" debuts

Posted: May 23, 2010 13:29

A book hand-made by Pop artist Andy Warhol as a gift for a young girl will be published for the first time this fall. Rizzoli is releasing a fascimile edition of the one-of-the-kind "Making Money." Originally created by Warhol in 1981, the book features a series of his exuberant freehand drawings. An appealing "flipbook" quality emerges as the images slowly build from abstract renditions to the artist's familiar dollar sign. The backstory is another draw. The gift-book was for Berkeley Reinhold, then a pre-teen and daughter of Warhol's close friend, diamond dealer and art collector...

The view from Thomas Cole's porch in the Catskills.

The Father of American landscape painting gets Webby award

Posted: April 19, 2010 22:33

A 19th-century Hudson River School painter showcased in a high-tech platform has been named as one of the Honorees in the Arts category in the 14th Annual Webby Awards.  Official Honoree Explore Thomas Cole (http://www.explorethomascole.org/) was among 8,000 entries competing for the distinction. Fewer than 15% of entered websites are recognized with a Webby, the award given for an outstanding caliber of work in website design. Part of the site's appeal is certainly the beauty and functionality present in the comprehensive Virtual Gallery of Cole's work. Filter the gallery by...

Richard Aste

Brooklyn Museum appoints Richard Aste Curator of European Art

Posted: April 06, 2010 18:06

Former Christie's specialist Richard Aste has been named as the new Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Currently, he is Associate Curator at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and working on the reinstallation of thirteen permanent collection galleries. Aste has organized several European art exhibitions there including Masterpieces of Spanish Painting from the Prado and The Journey to Impressionism. He co-curated The Age of Rodin and Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce. Prior to the position in Ponce, Peru-born Aste was a specialist...

 

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