Exhibition of New York Scenes Opens at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

  • Star Tribune
  • October 17, 2018 13:21
 Joseph Stella's 1922 painting "Study of the Brooklyn Bridge"

Fifteen artworks spanning from the Dutch colony days to the present depict New York waters in an exhibition at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located two hours south of the Twin Cities in Winona, Minn. This is New York features art work from the last 150 years depicting aspects of this iconic ...

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Seattle Art Museum Names New American Art Curator

  • Seattle Times
  • October 16, 2018 16:24
Theresa Papanikolas, Seattle Art Museum’s new curator of American art.

Theresa Papanikolas is the new Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum. She is coming from the position of deputy director and curator of American and European art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Papanikolas recently organized “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i,” ...

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Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

  • ARTnews
  • October 15, 2018 23:00
Milton Avery, Dancing Trees , 1960.  Oil on canvas, 52 x 66 in.  Paul G.  Allen Family Collection © 2015 Mi l ton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Paul Allen, the multibillionaire technology entrepreneur and art collector, died on Monday at age 65. The cause was complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his family. With his vast fortune built from cofounding Microsoft and investments, Allen was known for his philanthropy and ...

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Berkshire Museum to Sell More Art, And Search for New Director

  • October 01, 2018 22:52
The Last Arrow by Thomas Moran

The embattled Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts has announced that more artworks will be sold from its collections. Legal battles erupted over the museum's 2017 decision to sell artworks in order to bolster its endowment. So far, about $45 million has been raised by the Berkshire's art sales, ...

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Women Artists of the Hudson River School Featured in Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum

  • Telegram
  • September 26, 2018 12:35
Albert Bierstadt, Autumn Woods, 1886.

In 2010, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, with art dealer Jennifer C. Krieger of Hawthorne Fine Art, organized “Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School”, the first known exhibition ever to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th century landscape painting ...

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Museum Featuring Westervelt CEO Jack Warner's Collection Will Close, and More Art Sold

  • August 23, 2018 15:07
“Dawn Before Gettysburg” by Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art in Alabama, housing the renowned collection of 17th-20th century American and Asian fine art, furniture and decorative arts formed by the late Westervelt Company CEO Jack Warner, will close on Aug. 31. In a statement the museum noted: "While The Westervelt Company ...

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Artworks Rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's Vault in 2019 Exhibition

  • The Art Newspaper
  • August 15, 2018 22:22
Andy Warhol's Mao Zedong series of portraits in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art vault.

A trove of artworks hidden away in Iran's Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art will finally be on display next year. A planned exhibition of the long unseen works was scrapped for Berlin last year, and selections are now scheduled to show in Tehran. Modern American and European masterworks, and ...

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Appeals Court to Hear Suit Against Berkshire Museum Art Sales

  • Berkshire Eagle
  • August 14, 2018 21:56
THOMAS WILMER DEWING, The White Dress.  Oil on canvas.

While some $47 million in art may have already been sold, an appeals case against the Berkshire Museum's offloading of its collections will go forward in Sept., reports the Berkshire Eagle. Detractors say the museum breached a contract with museum members and betrayed the public trust by ...

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'My Greatest Successes Have Come Through Her': The Artistic Partnership of Edward and Christiana Bannister

  • NewportRI
  • August 13, 2018 18:57
Palmer River by Edward Mitchell Bannister, 1885.

Through Oct. 8, 2018, the Gilbert Stuart Museum, in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, presents “My Greatest Successes Have Come Through Her,” The Artistic Partnership of Edward and Christiana Bannister. African-American artist Edward Bannister rose to fame in the antebellum era, with the help of ...

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Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia Philanthropist and Arts Patron, Remembered

  • August 06, 2018 15:21
Gerry Lenfest

H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, 88, passed away on Aug. 5, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. A leading philanthropist and driver of civic causes and the arts for the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region, Lenfest gave away over $1.3 billion in just two decades. After building a fortune in ...

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Rarely-Seen Thomas Hart Benton Painting Emerges in Martha's Vineyard Gallery

  • Vineyard Gazette
  • August 02, 2018 22:30

A gallery in West Tisbury, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, has reportedly acquired a much-admired painting by American master Thomas Hart Benton. The 1926 painting of a moving train, titled Going West, has rarely been exhibited in public. While the similar lithograph is widely known, ...

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Grant Allows Bates College Museum to Acquire Marsden Hartley Art, Create Online Resource

  • Bates
  • July 18, 2018 20:08
“Intellectual Niece,” a 1939 oil painting by Marsden Hartley.  (Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Bates College Museum of Art)

The Bates College Museum of Art in Maine has acquired a prized painting by American modernist Marsden Hartley, with funds from a $100,000 grant to the museum from a foundation in New York City. The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts helped fund the purchase of ...

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Motherwell Painting Found After Missing for Four Decades

  • New York Times
  • July 15, 2018 16:39
Robert Motherwell's Untitled, 1967

A monumental painting by 20th century American master Robert Motherwell was recently found after going missing four decades ago, announced the FBI and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, last week. Berman said: “The storied past of this ...

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Pasadena Museum of California Art Will Close This Fall

  • June 20, 2018 18:49
Grafton Tyler Brown, Cascade Cliffs, Columbia River, 1885.  Oil on canvas.  17 x 32 inches.  Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art.  Photo © John Wilson White Studio

Without mention of any reason, the 16-year-old Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) announced this week that the Southern California institution will close its doors. On June 13, at a PMCA Board meeting, Chairman Jim Crawford recommended that the museum close after the current exhibitions ...

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Father Countersued Over Basquiat Painting Sale

  • Courthouse News Service
  • June 10, 2018 23:11

From Courthouse New Service: Claiming that her father’s lawsuit gutted the auction of a Basquiat masterpiece, the middle daughter in a family of art collectors brought a $100 million legal demand of her own Thursday in the latest swat of an ugly family dispute. “Flesh and Spirit” sold for ...

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Record Prices Abound at Sotheby's $392 Million Contemporary Art Sale

  • May 17, 2018 12:41
Kerry James Marshall's Past Times (1997) set a new record for a living African American artist of $21.1m with fees

On Wednesday, Sotheby's tallied $392.3m total with fees for contemporary art in New York, setting 15 artist records among the 75 lots offered. Just two works failed to sell—by Yayoi Kusama and Lucio Fontana. An Asian private collector won David Hockney's "Pacific Coast Highway and Santa ...

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Richard Gray, Noted Gallerist, Remembered

  • WTTW
  • May 17, 2018 12:06
Richard Gray

Richard Gray, a celebrated art dealer, civic leader, and philanthropist, died Wednesday morning at his home in Chicago, surrounded by family. He was 89 years old. In 1963, Gray founded the Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago and he later opened another gallery in New York City. With his wife Mary, ...

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Modigliani Nude Fetches $157.2 Million at Sotheby's

  • May 14, 2018 22:25
Amedeo Modigliani, “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)," 1917.

Amedeo Modigliani's largest work and his greatest nude has become the most valuable artwork ever sold at Sothebys—selling for $157 million in the May 14 Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale. Nu couché was acquired by its previous owner, Irish billionaire John Magnier, at auction in 2003 for ...

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Protest Planned Outside Sotheby's Over Berkshire Museum Art Sales

  • May 12, 2018 17:09
Henry Moore – THREE SEATED WOMEN, 1942.

The grassroots citizens' group Save the Art – Save the Museum has invited fellow supporters to join a permitted protest at Sotheby’s on Monday, May 14 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at 1334 York Avenue in New York City. The protest is timed to coincide with the auction of two of 40 deaccessioned works of ...

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Diego Rivera, American Art Hits Record Prices in $106 Million Rockefeller Sale

  • May 09, 2018 20:52
Diego Rivera, The Rivals, 1931, oil on canvas, sold for $9.76 million.

Bidders went bonkers for The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller on the second night of the sales series at Christie's in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The first two days of Rockefeller sales have totaled over $765 million, with more to go this week and jewelry in June. Provenance — ...

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