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From Coast to Coast, US Museums Are Closing Again as COVID’s Second Wave Takes Hold

The Smithsonian Institution will shutter all of its Washington, DC-area sites, including the American Art Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, …

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These U.S. Museums Are Closed, But Here Are Some Terrific Ways to Experience Them From Home

A quick glance at the New York Times‘s latest coronavirus map shows that several states are under near total lockdown. That means their art museums …

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Tina Rivers Ryan on Aldo Tambellini

THE BEST ART I SAW on my “Grand Tour” of 2017 wasn’t in Venice, or Münster, or Kassel. It was in Karlsruhe, at ZKM’s major retrospective …

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‘It Was About Meeting Myself in the Middle’: Watch Artist Marela Zacarías Meld Ancient Mexican Traditions With Contemporary Sculpture

The Mexico City-born artist Marela Zacarías grew up visiting the colorful murals of Diego Rivera in the city’s National Palace, and then spent the early part …

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Graffiti-Laden Shelters Arise From an Uncanny Post-Apocalyptic Universe Crafted in Miniature

“La Tourelle, IDF2068” (2020), 41 x 14 x 14. All images © Simon Laveuve, shared with permission Enveloped by trailing vines and mosses, the dilapidated …

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Deaccessioning Remains Controversial Even as Museums Face Existential Crises

Andy Warhol, installation view of The Last Supper, 1986, in the Contemporary Wing of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Photo by Matt McClain for The …

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The Gropius Bau’s postponed Yayoi Kusama retrospective will open in March 2021.

A Pumpkin YB-A [Kusama 325], 2004. Yayoi KusamaRoseberys Berlin’s Gropius Bau announced that it’s Yayoi Kusama retrospective, originally scheduled to open this fall, will now …

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Pace Gallery Announces London Expansion

As other London galleries or would-be galleries scrap their plans or close their outposts in response to the double whammy of Covid-19 and a looming …

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Expanding London Presence, Pace Takes Over Former Blain Southern Gallery

New York’s Pace Gallery has announced plans to relocate its London outpost to 4 Hanover Square in Mayfair, the former home of the now-defunct Blain …

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The Director of Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center Has Resigned Following an Investigation Into Complaints That She Fostered a Toxic Workplace

Susan Dackerman, the director of Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center has resigned after numerous staffers complained of a toxic workplace culture, particularly for employees of …

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At Royal Palace in Seoul, an Expansive Art Exhibition With an Ambitious Agenda

Deoksugung Palace in Seoul has lived many lives. A residence for members of the royal family during the Joseon dynasty, it became a refuge for …

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Susan Dackerman to Step Down as Director of Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center

Susan Dackerman, director of Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, is leaving her post under pressure, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Dackerman’s departure comes on the …

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PopArt Girl Part 3

Jazz up your walls and bring life to your space with Bold and Psychedelic Pop Art from Erik Brede Photography. Erik Brede – All rights …

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David Adjaye:Memory and Innovation

Sir David Adjaye OBE (b. 1966) is one of the most important architects working today. He is recognised for landmark projects around the world – …

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This Guy Transformed A 1961 VW Beetle Deluxe Into A Black Matte Roadster

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars in automotive history. Sure, the classic Type 1 was considered a tad bit underpowered and …

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A French Court Acquits Four Anti-Colonial Activists Who Removed a Spear From a Museum, Saying the Gesture Counts as Free Speech

A French court has cleared four activists of theft charges after they removed a spear from the city’s Museum of African, Oceanic, and Amerindian Arts …

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Fascinating Vintage Photos of a Batman-Themed Dance Class in New York in the 1960s

In 1966, Batman stepped out of the comic book and onto the small screen, and the world was never the same again. As opposed to …

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Marissa Oosterlee Creates Beautiful Hypperrealistic Portraits of Submerged Woman

The precision and technique with which Marissa Oosterlee utilizes provides us with pieces that possess incredible rendering. The artist paints portraits of submerged women with …

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The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Selects Winning Proposal for its New Waterfront Home

After releasing the three shortlisted entries in mid September following an international competition, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has selected a winning concept for …

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Louis Renard’s Superb Illustrations of The East Indies Marine Life He Never Saw

Louis Renard (c.1678-1746), a publisher and spy for the British crown, never left his native Netherlands. He never saw a live tropical fish, let alone …

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Photographer Albert Dros Captures Beautiful Rural Landscapes of the Netherlands

According to Albert: “I’m a 34 year old photographer from The Netherlands. I am known for my extreme passion for landscape photography, always wanting to …

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Pace Will Move Into Blain Southern’s Former Space in Mayfair, Nearly Doubling Its Gallery Footprint in London

Pace has announced plans to move into a larger space in London next fall, leaving behind its gallery inside the Royal Academy building and more …

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Art Industry News: The Year of Lockdown Has Inspired Longtime Dealers to Quit the Rat Race of Gallery Life + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need …

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Billionaire Sheldon Solow Allegedly Gamed the Tax System for Years With His Inaccessible Art Museum. Now His Widow Will Open It to the Public

Artist Mia Fonssagrives-Solow, married for 48 years to the late New York real estate multibillionaire and art collector Sheldon Solow, has told Artnet News that …

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An Ultra High-Resolution ‘Snowflake Camera’ Captures the Extraordinary Details of Snow Crystals

All images © Nathan Myhrvold, shared with permission It’s easy to forget that the mounds of snow lining sidewalks each winter actually are comprised of …

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Artist Draws a Series of Innocent Illustrations Of Cute Animals In Japanese Scenarios

According to an artist: “After 12 years of experience drawing realism with graphite pencils, I decided to create this colorful project named Meronpan. I use …

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Cantor Arts Center Director Resigns After Investigation into Toxic Culture and More: Morning Links from November 19, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Susan Dackerman, the director of Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center, has resigned “under pressure after a …

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New York Street Photography by David Godlis

David Godlis has been taking photographs on the streets of New York for the past 40 years. “I am a Street Photographer. I walk around …

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“Metamorphose” by Artist Volo Bevza

Ukraine-born Berlin-based artist Volo Bevza                                         …

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“Ways of Escape” by Photographer Antonis Theodoridis

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Donald Judd, Artworks: 1970 – 1994 @ David Zwirner, NYC

Wednesday, Monday, or is it Saturday? Days of fog and blur into oblivion, when bam, Fox and CNN take turns hurling Molotov cocktails of red, …

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After 1881: Julio Anaya Cabanding Brings the European Masters to Hong Kong

Malaga born artist Julio Anaya Cabanding is known for paying homage to the Masters and making them matter as he reframes their work by taking …

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Life On Other Planets: A Conversation with Madeleine Tonzi

A few weeks ago, we previewed Life On Mars, a new body of work by Santa Fe-raised, Oakland-based painter, Madeleine Tonzi on view with Hashimoto Contemporary in …

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Before She Died, Artist Anne Truitt Completed a Series of ‘Sound’ Paintings. Now, They’re Seeing the Light of Day for the First Time

“Something strange is happening to me.”  So explained Anne Truitt in a letter to her daughter in the fall of 2003, one year before her …

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24 Astounding Art Facts From the Guinness Book of World Records, From the Tallest Statue to the Most Prolific Painter

To set a Guinness World Record is no easy accomplishment—there are currently some 47,000 record titles, with more than 1,000 incoming applications to set new …

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How Five Emerging Women Artists Are Tapping Into the Surrealism of the Moment to Escape Reality

As winter approaches, we may once again be returning to the confines of our homes for another stretch of days, weeks, perhaps even months. How …

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Virginia Jaramillo and Chitra Ganesh were named among 2020’s Anonymous Was a Woman grantees.

Chitra Ganesh, After the Storm (2019). Courtesy Anonymous Was a Woman. Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) announced the recipients of its 25th annual awards, which …

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Why Did a Nazi Buy a Fake Vermeer? New Film Dramatizes History’s Greatest Forgery

Christ with the Woman Taken in Adultery, a painting by Vermeer, seemed to stand out among the many great works by the 17th-century Dutch master. …

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Gemstones, Delicate Filigree, and Mechanical Gears Encase Steeven Salvat’s Insect Specimens

All images © Steeven Salvat, shared with permission Steeven Salvat (previously) evokes the glass-covered entomological studies of rare butterflies, beetles, and moths with an additional …

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Who Is Fanny Eaton? The Jamaican Model Who Inspired the Pre-Raphaelites Is the Latest Art-World Figure to Get a Google Doodle

The Google Doodle for November 18 honors Fanny Eaton, a muse to the Pre-Raphaelites who helped redefine Victorian standards of beauty. Born in Jamaica on June 23, 1835, Eaton …

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I’m Obsessed with Caspar David Friedrich’s “The Cemetery Entrance”

Caspar David Friedrich, The Cemetery Entrance, 1825. Image via Wikimedia Commons. When friends and family have checked in on me these past months, I’ve occasionally …

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A 26-Foot-Tall Sculpture of Marilyn Monroe Will Be Installed in Front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Its Director Is Not Pleased

A 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe playfully patting down her upblown skirt is the source of a heated debate in Palm Springs, California. The town’s …

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Arresting Sculptural Reliefs by Artist Anne Samat Layer Everyday Objects with Meticulously Woven Threads

“Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly” (2020), rattan sticks, yarn, rakes, washers, plastic swords, toy soldiers, beads, metal and plastic ornaments, 131.5 x 141.75 x 11.75 inches. …

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Want a Crash Course on the Chinese Art Market? Christie’s First-Ever Virtual Education Conference Tackles the Subject

The first global virtual conference from Christie’s Education takes on a none-too-small topic: the Chinese art market. The two-day conference (November 26–27) will bring together …

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In an Explosive Claim, a Scholar Says This Newly Discovered Drawing Proves Leonardo da Vinci Never Painted ‘Salvator Mundi’

An Italian scholar claims to have discovered a new drawing of Jesus Christ by Leonardo da Vinci that confirms doubts that the Renaissance master painted …

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Serpentine Taps Yesomi Umolu as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice

Yesomi Umolu has been appointed director of curatorial affairs and public practice for London’s Serpentine Galleries, the institution announced today. Umolu is the first person …

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Serpentine Taps Yesomi Umolu as Director of Affairs and Public Practice

Yesomi Umolu has been appointed director of affairs and public practice for London’s Serpentine Galleries, the institution announced today. Umolu is the first person to …

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Dealers Try to Stave Off Speculators by Making Them Agree Not to Flip Art. But Can Those Contracts Actually Be Enforced?

Contemporary art dealers’ attempts to control the market for the artists on their rosters could fall foul of the law if challenged in the courts, …

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Anonymous Was a Woman Names 2020 Award Recipients

New York–based organization Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) has named ten recipients of its 2020 awards. The awards, unrestricted grants of $25,000 apiece, are made …

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Yesomi Umolu Takes Top Serpentine Galleries Post with Focus on Structural Change

Yesomi Umolu, the director and curator of Logan Center Exhibitions at the University of Chicago, has been named the inaugural director of curatorial affairs and …

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