Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

  • January 15, 2019 22:41
Gordon Parks, "Trapped in abandoned building by a rival gang on street, Red Jackson ponders his next move," 1948, gelatin silver print, part of the exhibition "Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950" at the National Gallery of Art through Feb.  18, 2019.

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

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20 Pieces for Chippendale’s Tercentenary Plus New Work by Marina Abramović Among Highlights of Masterpiece London 2018

  • June 06, 2018 11:56
Charles Burchfield, Bee Hepaticus, 1962.  Collisart, Stand A32.

The Masterpiece London 2018 edition, which runs from June 28 - July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will present an array of art from the 18th-century carved creations of Thomas Chippendale to the debut of new forms of work by famed performance artist Marina Abramović. With Thomas ...

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A New Private Museum to Open in Hudson Valley

  • Bloomberg
  • September 14, 2016 12:36
Olnick Spanu House, designed by Alberto Campo Baeza.

Collectors Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu could be planning to open a 20,000-square-foot private exhibition space in Cold Spring, N.Y., where their 400-piece collection of postwar Italian art will be on view, first reported Bloomberg. The couple also owns 500 pieces of Murano glass. Their ...

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This Week's New York Art Fairs in a Nutshell

  • New York Times
  • March 01, 2016 16:19
At Art on Paper, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Booth 213, shows Sarah Bridgland, The Pier, 2012, Paper, card, balsa wood, household paint, string, pencil, 5 1/2 x 3 x 3 3/4 inches.

The New York Times delivers a succinct guide to this week's several art fairs --- featuring modern masters to emerging artists --  in New York. Art critic Ken Johnson notes these fairs "provide the chance to take the temperature of global culture." Visit the show's websites to chart your ...

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Heirs of Famed Designer Viktor Schreckengost Scrap Museum Plans In Favor of Auction, Donations

  • February 29, 2016 15:06
Viktor Schreckengost's 1931 "Jeddu" sculpture, which will be offered for sale May 13 at Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

The heirs of industrial designer, artist, and sculptor Viktor Schreckengost (1906-2008) have dropped the idea of creating a new museum to house his legacy in Cleveland and have decided instead to auction key pieces and to donate others to the Western Reserve Historical Society. ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright Sturges House Withdrawn From Auction, Its Contents Snapped Up

  • February 23, 2016 11:35
 Dining Room of the Frank Lloyd Wright Sturges Residence featuring works by Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Alex Katz, and Frank Lloyd Wright sold at auction to benefit The Bridges/Larson Foundation February 21, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction at LAMA

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) withdrew the George D. Sturges Residence, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, from its February 21 sale of Modern Art & Design. The cantilevered redwood-and-brick residence, the only Californian example of Wright's Usonian housing, carried a pre-sale ...

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Tacoma Art Museum Gifted 225 Artworks, Plus $14 Million

  • Seattle Times
  • January 14, 2016 16:56
Lino Tagliapietra’s “Medusa” (Russell Johnson rjohnson@olympus)

Tacoma Art Museum has received a surprise donation of 225 artworks and $14 million from Becky Benaroya, for her 93rd birthday. Benaroya gave her family's collection -- mostly glassworks amassed with her husband Jack, a real-estate developer -- and the funds to expand the museum's footprint by a ...

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Museum Mishaps: Kids Accidentally Break Baroque Painting, 2,000-Year-Old Vase in Separate Incidents

  • Haaretz
  • August 25, 2015 22:48
Still from footage of the boy breaking a Paolo Porpora floral still-life.  Via YouTube

Two kids had their worst museum visits ever this week. A 12-year-old boy on a school field trip to Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park tripped and accidentally punched a hole through a Paolo Porpora floral still-life valued at $1.5 million.  The work was a casualty on the group's visit to the ...

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Former Employee of Dale Chihuly Charged in $3M Theft

  • USAToday
  • June 03, 2015 20:06
Dale Chihuly, Glass Boats

Authorities in Washington State have charged a former employee of glass artist Dale Chihuly with first degree theft and three counts of first-degree trafficking of stolen property. Pierce County Prosecutor's Office has accused Christopher Robert Kaul with stealing 90 pieces worth over $3 ...

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O'Keeffe Flower Painting, Tiffany Glass Lead Sotheby's Sales

  • May 20, 2015 21:54
Detail Tiffany "River of Life" Window that fetched $394,000 (estimate $200/300,000).

Masterworks of Tiffany and Prewar Design from the Warshawsky Collection led Sotheby's sale on May 19 to $8 Million total, topped by a Tiffany "Oriental Poppy" Floor Lamp which sold for $1.1 Million, an auction record for the model. The next day American Art fetched a total $38.3 million, just ...

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Four Charged by Denver DA in Dale Chihuly Theft

  • Denver Post
  • January 25, 2015 23:01
Ikebana Boat by Dale Chihuly

Four people have been charged in the theft of Dale Chihuly glasswork from a Denver Botanic Gardens exhibit last summer.

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Lalique Partners with Damien Hirst on Crystal Butterfly Limited Editions

  • Lalique
  • January 25, 2015 23:01
Lalique and Damien Hirst have created the Eternal collection of crystal panels: Love, Hope and Beauty.

Lalique announced Friday a new collaboration with British artist Damien Hirst that celebrates the butterfly motif in crystal form.

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"Revival and Reform—Eclecticism in the 19th-Century Environment" to Open at Morse Museum

  • October 08, 2014 15:00
The Arts window, 1894 Exhibited: 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta; 1898 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Nashville; 1902 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art, Turin, Italy Leaded glass J.  & R.  Lamb Studios, Tenafly, New Jersey, 1857–present Designer: Frederick Stymetz Lamb, American, 1862–1928 Diam.  98 in.

The Arts window, a neoclassical masterpiece by J. & R. Lamb Studios, makes its debut at the Morse Museum of American Art, in Winter Park, Florida, as the centerpiece of a major new exhibition.

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Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

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Lalique: First Boutique Opened in a Century, Founder's Home to Become Luxury Hotel

  • Forbes
  • July 10, 2014 21:09
Lalique boutique opens in Paris

Returning to its roots the French luxury brand, Lalique, recently opened its first boutique dedicated to jewelry since the company’s founding almost 110 years ago.

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Revel in L.C. Tiffany's Spring Flowers at Morse Museum

  • March 26, 2014 20:43
Tiffany Chapel baptistery featuring the 11-by-9-foot Field of Lilies window, c.  1892.  The Chapel, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany for the 1893 world’s fair in Chicago, is always a highlight of a visit to the Morse during the Easter Weekend Open House.

In Winter Park, Florida, a gem of a museum offers an ideal spring getaway. The Morse Museum of American Art boasts the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany...

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Rarities at 2012 Auctions to go on Public Display

  • New York Times
  • January 01, 2013 19:58
Gary and Diana Stradling bought this very rare American glassware for $82,600 from Northeast Auctions and resold the jug to the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York.

Private collectors and museum storage units yielded up several unusual pieces at auctions in 2012 that are now headed for public view.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass Opens in Seattle

  • Seattle Times
  • May 23, 2012 15:36
Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the career of artist Dale Chihuly.  Located at Seattle Center, the exhibition features an Exhibition Hall offering visitors a comprehensive look at Chihuly’s significant series of work.  Visitors will also enjoy the centerpiece Glasshouse - a dramatic structure housing a suspended 1,340-piece, 100-foot-long glass sculpture -- and the Garden, which is a backdrop for a number of monumental sculptures and other installations.

At the base of Seattle's famous Space Needle, the 45,000-square-foot Chihuly Garden and Glass opened on Monday transforming 1.5 acres of city asphalt into a glass garden oasis. Controversy has swirled around...

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Museum launches public appeal to buy Dale Chihuly piece

  • Boston Globe
  • July 26, 2011 14:33
Dale Chihuly, Lime Green Icicle Tower, installed in the Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has begun a campaign to raise more than $1 million to acquire the 42-foot-tall “Lime Green Icicle Tower,’’ a signature work by glass artist Dale Chihuly...

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Quick tour of the new wing at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • December 01, 2010 17:23
Ruth and Carl J.  Shapiro Gallery of works by John Singer Sargent.  Photo © Chuck Choi

With only three hours to take in the magnificent, $504 million-dollar Art of the Americas Wing addition to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, first impressions made all the difference. Beginning in the clean-lined and airy Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, an impressive new feature ...

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