A copy of "Nativity with San Lorenzo and San Francesco" by Caravaggio hangs where the original was stolen from a church in Sicily.News Feed

Italy Reopens Investigation Into Missing Caravaggio Masterpiece

Telegraph / June 20th, 2018

Nearly 50 years have passed since a Caravaggio masterpiece was stolen, in a case considered by the FBI as in the top 10 art crimes worldwide. Investigators in Italy are now reopening the case of Caravaggio's missing Nativity with ...

• William Trost Richards (U.S.A., 1833–1905), Coastal Scene with Fort Dumpling, 1880-1889.  Oil on panel.  Gift of M.  J.  and A.  E.  van Löben Sels, 1992.55.228Calendar

Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age

/ September 5, 2018 - August 25, 2019

Drawing from the Cantor’s permanent collection, this exhibition considers how nature was depicted by American artists from the 1880s to 1910, an era of unprecedented industrialization and urban development. Through landscapes, portraits,...

The Martyrdom of Saint Valeria and Saint Martial by the Vatican Mosaic Studio was displayed at St.  Peter's Basilica and the Studio for nearly a century.Blogs

Divine Provenance: The Vatican Micromosaic

Beauty, Rarity, History...The M.S. Rau Antiques Blog / March 29th, 2018 10:53

Everyone loves a good story. In the realm of fine art and antiques, a good story, or what we call “provenance”, has the power to take a work of art from exceptional to awe-inspiring. In terms of workmanship, subject matter and sheer...

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

Pasadena Museum of California Art Will Close This Fall

ArtfixDaily / June 20th, 2018

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 ...

Napoleon reviews the Imperial Guard before the Battle of Jena.

Napoleon's Hat From Waterloo Battle Brings $400,000 at Auction

New York Times / June 18th, 2018

A hat said to have been dropped by Napoleon Bonaparte on the battlefield of Waterloo catapulted to about $400,000 at an auction in France. The over 200-year-old artifact, one of 19 extant of Napoleon's iconic black bicorns, sold in ...

Second Major Fire Consumes Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building

The Art Newspaper / June 18th, 2018

A blaze that broke out on June 15 at Glasgow School of Art has left its historic heart devastated for a second time since a fire in 2014. Considered Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) building was ...

Detail of Farnese Sarcophagus, about 225 AD.  Marble, 163.2 x 62.23 x 26.67 cm (64 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Gardner Museum Links Past and Present in Exhibition Featuring Prized Antiquity

WBUR / June 17th, 2018

Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum now explores the storied history and singular beauty of the Farnese Sarcophagus—as a centerpeice of a new exhibition—featuring its recent conservation, in-depth scholarship and a 3D artistic ...

Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939.  © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

'Frida Mania' Hits London, Lands on Google Arts & Culture

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2018

This week, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum opened the much-anticipated show Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up, on view until November 4. Frida look-a-likes showed up dressed in Kahlo's signature style at the exhibition opening. On view ...

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  • Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942) Breakfast for Three, 1909.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel 2010.117.  High Museum of Art.
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