Following the positive response to Artemisia Visits (2019), the National Gallery has announced another travel exhibition titled 'Jan van Huysum Visits'.
The National Gallery of Art announced the appointment of E. Carmen Ramos as the new Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer. Rasmos is the first female and person of colour taking up the role.
On May 12, 2021, Claude Monet’s $70.4 Million Water Lilies Painting was the leading sale at Sotheby's Marquee Evening Sales in New York which sold a total of $600 million.
London -based collective B.O.S.S, calls out Tate for their exploitative practice, and are demanding the right to thrive in conditions that are nurturing and supportive.
A sales breakdown of Christie's highly-anticipated inaugural 21st Century Evening Auction which took place May 11, 2021. Christie’s inaugural 21st Century Evening.
'Head of Bear' is one of only 8 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci known to be in private hands outside the Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth.
The European Museum Forum has announced the winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021. The winners in different categories under the EMYA scheme were presented at the online ceremony on 6 May 2021, bringing together members of the EMYA community including candidates, partners and friends.
Phillips Auction House to Accept Cryptocurrency for Banksy’s ‘Laugh Now Panel A’ in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Collaboration with Poly Auction
Art For India is an online print sale to raise urgent funds for India’s COVID-19 relief, supporting Mission Oxygen. Renowned artists from India, the diaspora and friends have united around this urgent cause, donating some of their most loved and striking imagery.
Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works have been shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.
"Who the Bær" is an exhibition by Japanese artist, Simon Fujiwara presented by Fondazione Prada. Opened April 29, the exhibition is slated to be on view until Spetember 27, 2021.
Renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare RA will co-ordinate the 253rd Summer Exhibition in 2021. The Summer Exhibition Committee members are Royal Academicians Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith and Emma Stibbon. David Adjaye will curate the Architecture Gallery.
Chocolatiers hailing from the Basque Country in Spain recreated the famous painting 'Guernica' that was created by renowned artist, Pablo Picasso to celebrate their heritage.
The Bourse de Commerce, a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed and dedicated to contemporary art opens May 22, 2021.
‘The Triumph of Silenus’ was one of the first paintings to enter the National Gallery Collection in 1824. Once considered autograph, that is by the hand of Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), the painting has long been plagued by questions of authenticity.
The documenta archiv presents the virtual *Platform6 *in honor of Okwui Enwezor via the link www.documenta-platform6.de, which went live April 29, 2021.
Glasgow International, the largest festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland, has announced details of its ninth edition taking place across the city from 11 – 27 June 2021.
The ancient Roman Colosseum is once again going to have a floor thanks to a new, hi-tech project announced by the culture ministry on Sunday.
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who is the only person to found two Fortune 500 companies in different industries and who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, has passed away.
This May, Outdoor Screens Around The World Unite to Present Hockney’s Animated Sunrise on London’s Iconic Piccadilly Lights, Over 70 Billboards in New York’s Times Square, The Largest LED Screen in Seoul and The Largest 3-Paneled LED Display in Japan.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year’s tagline, “Bring Your Movie Love,” celebrating our global appreciation for the power of film to foster connection, to educate, and to inspire us to tell our own stories.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has partnered with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich, the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Los Angeles and the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences to launch German Democratic Plastics in Design, a project looking at how Soviet-era plastics were made and valued.
After three years of research and restoration, Jan II Borman's iconic Saint George Altarpiece (1493) resides resplendently once again in the Art & History Museum in Brussels.
Organizers of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the biennial dedicated to African photography and video, have announced the curatorial team for the 13th edition.
'The Breakdown Economy' is an online exhibition exploring the concept of an alternative economy that breaks with the fossil-fuel age. It explores the transition from the fossil-fuel economy to a bio-based economy through the eyes of two design studios and an artist’s studio: Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, Koehorst in ‘t Veld and Atelier Van Lieshout.
Egon Schiele’s images of newborns and recently discovered drawings by his friend Erwin Osen are on show at Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter is one of three recipients of this year’s Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim. Also honoured are architect Georges Descombes and the curator Esther Eppstein.
Neo Matloga has been announced as the winner of the tenth edition of the ABN AMRO Art Award. The prize includes an exhibition of his work later this year at Hermitage Amsterdam.
Robert Colescott's George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, painted in 1975, comes to the Sotheby's auction this May in New York as a highlight of the Contemporary Art Evening Auction.
The Art Institute of Chicago announced the election of Denise Gardner as the organization’s new chairperson of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Robert M. Levy as the leader of the governing body of both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago museum.
The ‘White House Rat’, also known as “The World's Biggest Banksy”, has been delivered to Hessink’s International Fine Art Auctioneers this week, at their famous location in Zwolle at the ‘Koperen Hoogte’ along the A28
The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top.
UNESCO has published a report providing a provisional assessment of the situation of 104,000 museums in the face of COVID-19, based on data provided by 87 Member States in an online survey conducted last March. The report confirms museums’ vulnerability one year into the pandemic.
The 151st anniversary of the founding of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be celebrated with a custom Google Doodle, the creative treatment of the Google logo featured on the search engine’s homepage.
Christie’s has announced the inclusion of Piet Mondrian’s Composition: No. II, with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927 in its upcoming, newly-introduced 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021 (estimate on request; in the region of US$25M). The painting is a rare and exceptional example of the artist’s revolutionary abstract aesthetic, made during a pivotal time in his career.
A giant new statue of Christ, that is going to be higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, is being constructed in southern Brazil. A head and outstretched arm were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The Spanish government has blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by Renaissance artist Caravaggio
Women Making History is a new exhibition bringing together more than 100 extraordinary banners made by artists and women’s groups across the UK for PROCESSIONS. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood. Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners highlight the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality.
On 11 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million).
The loan of the famed Bayeux Tapestry by the UK from France may not come to pass after a condition report revealed damage to the artwork. The Museums Journal reports that the 230-foot-long work has been found to be in poor condition, with stains and holes among the issues needing attention and repair.
For the first time ever, Louvre museum brings together all of its artworks in one place with a new and improved website, that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.
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The Hermitage Amsterdam museum launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the museum which has come into financial hardship because of the corona crisis, and enable it to remain open in the future.
Described as the ‘Crime of the Century’, a series of paintings, all with a common source, have been sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.
Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Robbrecht and Daem Architects have designed a new Rubens-inspired reception building for the Rubens House. Located on Hopland, it will stand discreetly and to one side of Rubens’ celebrated sight-line from the portico to the garden pavilion.
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, of France, have been awarded the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.
Now on view at Sifang Museum, China, "Ten Thousand Things" is the first major two-person exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn and Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay in China.
A detailed account of how two of Rubens masterpieces were not only restored but reunited after more than 200 years apart by the National Gallery.
Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.
Art Basel has announced the postponement of its Basel show from June to September, due to the ongoing impact of pandemic and worldwide travel restrictions.
Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.
Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.
Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced
The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.
A new art initiative, Art Lodge Gallery, has recently launched a virtual platform to curate and showcase works from reputable and recognized artists around the world. This is a particularly welcome development, especially in these times of the persisting-but-hopefully fading pandemic that has robbed not only the art world but the global economy of substantial progress for the most part of the year.
"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".
'Perhaps it was the influence of Cartier-Bresson, but I’d always been attracted to pictures that included people in their environment. My work as a news photographer had probably encouraged me to go in closer and get to the heart of the matter'.
For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.
"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".
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