October 22, 2021

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Hilma af Klint’s Dazzling Paintings Made Us Question the Source of Genius. Here Are 3 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Youth’

The Swedish visionary artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) spent her lifetime working in relative obscurity. Born the daughter of a naval captain, af Klint attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, where she graduated with honors. While she publicly exhibited and sold elegant landscapes and botanical works, she privately devoted herself to large-scale biomorphic

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National Gallery of Art Acquires Iconic Faith Ringgold Flag Painting

Ahead of a Faith Ringgold retrospective due to open at the New Museum in February, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has acquired a painting from the artist’s famed “American People Series.” Titled The American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding (1967), the painting was gifted to the museum by the Glenstone

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How Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle Is Revolutionizing the Art Market as Pace’s First Director of Online Sales

Emily Manwaring, Swans Nwa pandan Matinée, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Canada. Portrait of Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle by Shaniqwa Jarvis. Courtesy of Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle. If you had to pick just one word to summarize Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle’s career to date, it would be “innovation.” Recently appointed as Pace Gallery’s first-ever director of online

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Museums Across Mexico, Central America Face Financial Peril, Survey Finds

Dozens of museums across Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean are at risk of permanent closure as a result of pandemic-related financial losses, a recent report by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has found. The report’s findings were first reported this week by the Spanish-language publication El País. While museums across the world

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How a Group of Midwestern Museum Docents Wound Up at the Center of a Right-Wing Media Firestorm

Docents, the kindly volunteers who give museum tours to school children, may not seem like a group prone to setting off firestorms in right-wing media. But that’s exactly what happened when the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) informed its fleet of docents last month that their services were no longer needed, effective immediately. The museum told the volunteers

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After More Than a Decade of Controversy and Delays, a Massive New Museum for Edvard Munch Has Opened at Last in Norway

In Norway, Edvard Munch looms large. Now, a museum erected in his name at the center of the country’s capital does too. After years of setbacks and delays, the much-anticipated new institution dedicated to the artist, rebranded “MUNCH,” opened alongside the Oslo fjord today. Its lengthy timeline is outdone only by its size: the building’s

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