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Marcel Breuer's Stillman House with Calder Mural at Auction

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2015

The Marcel Breuer-designed Stillman House, in bucolic Litchfield, Connecticut, will be offered by Wright at a Design Masterworks auction on Nov. 19. Considered a masterpiece of modern architecture and art—with murals designed by Alexander Calder and Xanti Schawinsky—the 2.8-acre property ...

Felony Arrest Warrant Issued for Artist Shepard Fairey in Detroit

Hyperallergic / June 25th, 2015

Last week a felony arrest warrant for street artist Shepard Fairey was filed in Detroit, accusing him of $9,000 in property damage and two counts of malicious destruction of property related to unsanctioned works he created when he visited the city in May, reports Hyperallergic. Fairey was ...

Cooper Union President, Trustees Resign Amid Turmoil

Inside Higher Ed / June 11th, 2015

Five trustees and the president of the Cooper Union resigned this week following years of turmoil at the elite New York college that trains artists, architects and engineers. President Jamshed Bharucha resigned Wedsnesday, a day after the trustees. The exodus follows backlash from students, ...

Former Employee of Dale Chihuly Charged in $3M Theft

USAToday / June 3rd, 2015

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 ...

Cooper Union Finances Probed by New York Attorney General

Wall Street Journal / March 26th, 2015

New York Attonry General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the financial dealings of New York's Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The probe follows the school's decision to charge undergraduate tuition after 150 years of keeping it free, and a lawsuit against the school ...

Dubai Plans $136 Million Museum of the Future

Gulf News / March 8th, 2015

Museum of the Future, a planned exhibition space and research center, has been announced by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. To be built near the Emirates Towers skyscrapers, the $136 million museum is designed to look like a giant contemporary water pitcher. ”The ...

Historians Capture World Heritage Site with 3D Laser Scanner

Live Science / February 24th, 2015

Historians Charles Matz and Jonathan Michael Dillon went to the Muslim holy city of Harar in Ethiopa to take 3D scans of the city's historic structures. They captured the crumbling contours of the UNESCO world heritage site, and in the process, created a new form of art by also digitally ...

Broad Museum Preview Tour Draws a Crowd

LA Times / February 16th, 2015

A one-day sneak peek at the under-construction Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles drew a who's who of about 3,000 art world figures and media on Sunday. Scheduled to open Sept. 20, the museum's milky white honeycomb architecture filtered in an energizing light. Museum founder Eli Broad said ...

Will the Guggenheim Helsinki Get the "Bilbao Effect"?

Archdaily / January 27th, 2015

The proposed Guggenheim Helsinki, with its architectural competition still underway, is drawing more fire from critics who question the New York museum's use of Finland's prized harbor site and its impact...

Modernism Week in Palm Springs Showcases 20th-21st C. Design and Art

ArtfixDaily / January 26th, 2015

Winter weather could drive some folks to Palm Springs this February for the 10th annual Modernism Week. On tap are tours of the Annenberg's art-filled Sunnylands estate, visits to an iconic midcentury modern showhouse, and shopping the Modernism Show along with the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.

Four Charged by Denver DA in Dale Chihuly Theft

Denver Post / January 25th, 2015

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

Lalique Partners with Damien Hirst on Crystal Butterfly Limited Editions

Lalique / January 25th, 2015

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

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Unveils $450 Million Redesign Plans

Chron / January 13th, 2015

Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston revealed a $450 million project Tuesday...

Judge Greenlights Christo's Arkansas River Project

Denver Post / January 5th, 2015

Artist Christo got a judicial nod for his controversial project to drape miles of fabric over the Arkansas River.

Rothkos, Reinstalled Galleries Rule Inside the Expanded Harvard Art Museums

ArtfixDaily / November 18th, 2014

A challenge emerged to integrate, renovate and expand Harvard Art Museums' three buildings under one 21st-century roof in a crowded city space that dates back to the colonial era. Italian architect Renzo Piano delivered...

Bunny Mellon's Rothkos Top $158.7 Million Sale

ArtfixDaily / November 10th, 2014

Rachel Lambert Mellon, known as Bunny, was an ardent supporter of Mark Rothko. The iconic abstract expressionist's dark blue-purple work from 1970 sold for nearly...

France on Fire with Art Openings This Week

France 24 / October 21st, 2014

Modern and contemporary art gets a bigger than usual spotlight this week in Paris. French president Francois Hollande, fashion editor Anna Wintour and Louis Vuitton head honcho Bernard Arnault...

Artist Bosco Sodi Creates an Art Utopia with Architect Tadao Ando

WSJ / October 2nd, 2014

Brooklyn-based artist Bosco Sodi's new arts foundation in Oaxaca, Mexico, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is meant to be "a refuge for artists and the local community."

Architect Jean Nouvel Reveals Big Plans for National Art Museum of China

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2014

Spanning 1,399,308 square feet, more than double the size of the Louvre, a new National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) has been conceived by French architect Jean Nouvel.

Protesters Disrupt Koch Plaza Dedication at Met Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 10th, 2014

A vast new space on Fifth Avenue at the Met Museum's doorstep was dedicated on Tuesday night with some fanfare and a bit of protest.