Man Convicted in Thefts of a van Gogh and a Hals From Dutch Museums

DNA evidence found at the two museums after the burglaries led investigators to the suspect, who has now been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Dutch court.

#art, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #hals-frans, #museum-hofje-van-mevrouw-van-aerden-leerdam-netherlands, #museums, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts, #singer-laren, #van-gogh-vincent

He Taught Ancient Texts at Oxford. Now He Is Accused of Stealing Some.

Hobby Lobby, the craft chain that helped build a collection for the Museum of the Bible, has sued a former Oxford lecturer, asserting he sold it stolen artifacts.

#bible, #collectors-and-collections, #colleges-and-universities, #egypt-exploration-society-nonprofit, #frauds-and-swindling, #hobby-lobby-stores-inc, #libraries-and-librarians, #manuscripts, #museum-of-the-bible, #museums, #obbink-dirk-a, #oxford-england, #oxford-university, #oxyrhynchus-papyri, #robberies-and-thefts, #sackler-library, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Review: ‘Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror’ Divides and Conquers

“Mind/Mirror,” a monumental retrospective at the Whitney Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reveals an artist’s protean talent, changing perspectives and resiliency over six decades.

#art, #castelli-gallery-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #johns-jasper, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #rauschenberg-robert, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

A Broken Frame, and DNA Traces, Led to Arrest in van Gogh Theft

Dutch prosecutors said that DNA evidence tied a man to the thefts of a van Gogh and a Frans Hals painting; he denies the charges.

#art, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #groninger-museum, #museum-hofje-van-mevrouw-van-aerden-leerdam-netherlands, #museums, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts, #singer-laren

Art That Looks at What Women See

An exhibition at a Swiss museum asks visitors to consider how female artists view their portrait subjects.

#art, #basel-switzerland, #beyeler-fondation, #cassatt-mary, #dumas-marlene, #kahlo-frida, #modersohn-becker-paula-1876-1907, #morisot-berthe, #museums, #neel-alice, #women-and-girls

These Are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season

From an enormous roundup of Black American portraits to a two-city retrospective of Jasper Johns, the new art season is buzzing again — and as busy as it ever was.

#aldrich-contemporary-art-museum, #art, #art-institute-of-chicago, #asia-society, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #bard-graduate-center-for-studies-in-the-decorative-arts, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #brooklyn-museum, #cleveland-museum-of-art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #smithsonian-institution, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #yale-university-art-gallery, #zwirner-david-gallery

Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Back Fashion

With “In America” at the Met and “Christian Dior” at the Brooklyn Museum, our critics debate the nuances of showing fashion in art institutions, and find a depth of influence among young American designers.

#art, #bolton-andrew, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum, #chiuri-maria-grazia, #christian-dior-sa, #costume-institute, #couture-fashion, #dior-christian, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #femenine-musical-work, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #hood-by-air, #in-america-a-lexicon-of-fashion-exhibit, #museums, #rogers-christopher-john

Behind Jasper Johns’s New Exhibition ‘Mind/Mirror’

Two major museums teamed up for “Mind/Mirror,” only to realize they disagreed. Alike yet different, the two shows offer a revelatory look at America’s most famous living artist.

#art, #carlos-basualdo, #cezanne-paul, #content-type-personal-profile, #duchamp-marcel, #johns-jasper, #lauder-leonard-a, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #rauschenberg-robert, #rothkopf-scott, #sculpture, #sharon-conn, #south-carolina

Joseph Brodsky Slept Here. The Great Poet’s Cranky Neighbor Couldn’t Care Less.

After a decades-long standoff with the last resident of a communal apartment, a private museum has finally opened in Brodsky’s shared home in St. Petersburg, a rare grass-roots victory in Russia.

#books-and-literature, #brodsky-joseph, #friendship, #museums, #nobel-prizes, #poetry-and-poets, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #st-petersburg-russia

Adam Pendleton Is Rethinking the Museum

“Who Is Queen?” at MoMA is the artist’s most personal and ambitious show yet, exploring how we might live beyond labels in American society. “I want to overwhelm the museum,” he said.

#art, #baraka-amiri, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #culture-arts, #freedman-jill-1939, #halberstam-jack-1961, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #moten-fred, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #pendleton-adam, #richmond-va

Michel Laclotte, Who ‘Created the Modern Louvre,’ Dies at 91

He championed two of the most debated architectural projects in recent Paris history: the Musée D’Orsay (in a former train station) and the Louvre pyramid.

#architecture, #art, #aulenti-gae, #deaths-obituaries, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #laclotte-michel, #louvre-museum, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #paris-france, #pei-i-m

Met Gala 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Who gets to go, what they might wear and how to watch.

#costume-institute, #culture-arts, #dress-codes, #eilish-billie, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #gorman-amanda, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #osaka-naomi-1997, #parties-social, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

What Is ‘American Fashion’ Now?

As New York Fashion Week begins and the Met Gala returns, it’s time to confront the question of who gets to define a nation’s style — and whether anyone can.

#in-america-towards-a-lexicon-of-fashionexhibit, #2021-fall-fashion-week, #bolton-andrew, #costume-institute, #fashion-and-apparel, #met-gala, #museums, #new-york-fashion-week, #your-feed-fashion

Pinball Museum Will Auction 1,700 Arcade Games After Closing Its Doors

The Museum of Pinball in Banning, Calif., is closing because of financial difficulties, augmented by the pandemic. Its collection could be worth as much as $7 million.

#arcades, #auctions, #banning-calif, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #museum-of-pinball-banning-calif, #museums, #pinball-machines, #shutdowns-institutional

A Vermeer Restoration Reveals a God of Desire

An image of Cupid was covered over in “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” for nearly 300 years. Now that he’s back on show, the famous painting looks quite different.

#art, #frick-collection, #museums, #restoration-and-renovation, #state-art-collections, #vermeer-jan

‘Gender Alchemy’ Is Transforming Art for the 21st Century

With the growing visibility of gender-nonconforming and transgender people, the scope of feminism is fast evolving. Now two major museum shows in California explore the impact on art.

#art, #berkeley-art-museum-and-pacific-film-archive, #cheang-shu-lea, #davis-vaginal-1969, #green-nicki-1986, #hammer-museum, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-of-contemporary-art, #muholi-zanele-1972, #museums, #new-time-art-and-feminisms-in-the-21st-century-exhibit, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #witch-hunt-exhibit, #women-and-girls

Colonial-Era Royal Carriage Stirs Up Modern Backlash in Netherlands

The “Golden Coach,” built for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland in 1896, is emerging as a new focus of debate over slavery, colonialist oppression and history.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #netherlands, #royal-families, #simons-sylvana, #wilders-geert, #willem-alexander-king-of-the-netherlands

Missouri Relocates Gay History Exhibit From State Capitol

The exhibit, which examined Kansas City’s contributions to the gay rights movement, was supposed to be in the Capitol building until the end of the year.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kansas-city-mo, #missouri, #missouri-state-museum, #museums, #politics-and-government, #razer-greg, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #university-of-missouri

Max Liebermann’s Heirs Compensated for Nazi-Looted Painting

A German foundation, which holds Liebermann’s portrait of his wife and two other works from the Jewish artist’s collection, will retain them but is paying a settlement.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bavaria-germany, #compensation-for-damages-law, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #liebermann-max, #museums, #schafer-georg-museum, #wills-and-estates

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.

The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don’t remember them.

#dresden-germany, #epidemics, #german-hygiene-museum, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #medicine-and-health, #museums

A Fellini Museum, as Lavish as His Movies

The exhibition spaces, which recently opened in Rimini, celebrate one of Italy’s most famous directors. But to some citizens, it puts tourism over local needs.

#fellini-federico, #italy, #movies, #museums, #restoration-and-renovation, #rimini-italy

Bank of England Removes Art of Leaders Linked to Slave Trade

Oil paintings and portraits depicting seven leading figures at the bank have been removed because of their connections to slavery.

#art, #bank-of-england, #europe, #great-britain, #museums, #slavery-historical

Searching for Bird Life in a Former ‘Ocean of Forest’

A century after museum collectors surveyed Colombia’s avian fauna, a new generation of researchers returns to see what remains, and what has changed.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-museum-of-natural-history, #animal-behavior, #birds, #collectors-and-collections, #colombia, #forests-and-forestry, #genetics-and-heredity, #museums, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Dogs of 9/11: Their Failed Searches for Life Helped Sustain It

Two exhibitions in New York recognize the search and rescue dogs who combed through the World Trade Center wreckage, trying to find survivors.

#american-kennel-club-museum-of-the-dog, #dogs, #fausel-alan, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #greenwald-alice-m, #museums, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Smithsonian Begins Two-Year Racial Justice Initiative

“Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past” will begin with a livestreamed program Thursday and expand to communities across the country.

#bunch-lonnie-g-iii, #culture-arts, #education, #farm-aid-festival, #museums, #our-shared-future-reckoning-with-our-racial-past, #race-and-ethnicity, #smithsonian-institution

Taliban Vows to Protect Afghan Cultural Heritage, but Fears Persist

The director of the national museum in Kabul said Taliban guards have been posted there, but cultural preservationists still recall the destruction of prior years.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #destruction-of-cultural-antiquities-and-heritage, #kabul-afghanistan, #museums, #national-museum-of-afghanistan, #taliban, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #world-heritage-sites

Chuck Close’s Uneasy, Inevitable Legacy

The artist was a great one-hit wonder, twice, before a scandal set in. Will his paintings regain visibility? Our critic argues it is healthier for us to see them.

#art, #close-chuck, #disabilities, #fischl-eric, #frontotemporal-dementia, #lichtenstein-roy, #murray-elizabeth, #museums, #pace-gallery, #paralysis, #sexual-harassment

Out of Storage and Onto Walls, the Uffizi Spreads Its Brand

The gallery in Florence is lending artworks from its depots to smaller towns throughout Tuscany, increasing their appeal and strengthening its ties to the region.

#art, #italy, #museums, #restoration-and-renovation, #schmidt-eike-d, #tuscany-italy, #uffizi-gallery, #world-heritage-sites

Shahzia Sikander’s Exquisite, Entangled Worlds

Her study of miniature painting set the artist on a path to challenge terms that hem us in: East and West, masculine and feminine, abstraction and figuration.

#art, #discrimination, #manhattan-nyc, #morgan-librarymuseum, #museums, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #sikander-shahzia

Why Some in This Neighborhood Oppose a Museum Dedicated to Their Culture

In Chinatown, anti-gentrification protesters are furious over funding granted to a museum that they say doesn’t represent their community.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #jing-fong-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #maasbach-nancy-yao, #manhattan-nyc, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #museums, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rikers-island-prison-complex

Ellen Havre Weis, Whose Museum Put Pop Into Mythology, Dies at 64

The Museum of Modern Mythology, in San Francisco, which she helped found, posited that advertising figures have emerged as the pre-eminent mythical figures of our time.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #deaths-obituaries, #museum-of-modern-mythology, #museums, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #san-francisco-calif, #weis-ellen-havre-1957-2021

Smithsonian Acquires Rare Photographs From the First African American Studios

Daguerreotypes by James P. Ball, Glenalvin Goodridge and Augustus Washington are the centerpiece of a collection that could rewrite the early history of American photography.

#art, #black-people, #bunch-lonnie-g-iii, #collectors-and-collections, #museums, #photography, #smithsonian-american-art-museum, #smithsonian-institution

What Constitutes Art Sales Under Duress? A Dispute Reignites the Question.

A fight over a landscape painting bought for Hitler is focused on the question of whether its sale was voluntary or forced by economic distress the Nazis helped create.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bellotto-bernardo, #collectors-and-collections, #emden-max-1874-1940, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-men, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums

Push to Return 116,000 Native American Remains Is Long-Awaited

Changes to U.S. regulations would seek to eliminate red tape that has delayed the return of burial remains and sacred objects held by museums and other institutions.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #haaland-deb, #harvard-university, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #museums, #national-park-service, #native-americans, #peabody-museum, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Travel Industry’s Reckoning With Race and Inclusion

Tourists, particularly Black travelers, are paying close attention to how destinations and travel service providers approach diversity and equity after a year of social justice protests.

#black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Revisiting Time at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

An exhibition in London is to include four pieces of Seiko technology used at the Games.

#japan, #london-england, #museums, #olympic-games-1964, #seiko-holdings-corp, #watches-and-clocks

Paintings, Projections, V.R. Starry Nights: Can We Ever Know van Gogh?

The immersive van Gogh exhibitions make a critic reflect on her encounters with his paintings and question what it means to have an intimate connection with an artist.

#art, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-positive-escape, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #korins-david, #manhattan-nyc, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #van-gogh-vincent

Christian Boltanski, Whose Art Installations Dazzled, Dies at 76

In often sprawling works that used old photos, discarded clothes and other found objects, he pondered loss, chance and memory.

#art, #boltanski-christian, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #museums, #paris-france

The Louvre’s Art Sleuth Is on the Hunt for Looted Paintings

Emmanuelle Polack is the face of the French museum’s efforts to return stolen works. But some discoveries have put her employer in an awkward situation.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #content-type-personal-profile, #louvre-museum, #museums, #polack-emmanuelle

Tomashi Jackson Harvests Histories From the Land of Plenty

For “The Land Claim” at the Parrish Art Museum, she digs deep into the suppressed stories of communities of color in the Hamptons.

#art, #culture-arts, #hamptons-ny, #jackson-tomashi, #museums, #parrish-art-museum, #watermill-center

Did the Nazis Force an Art Sale? The Question Lingers 88 Years Later.

The case of Curt Glaser, an art historian who sold his collection before fleeing Germany, illustrates how differently museums can respond to similar restitution claims.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #basel-switzerland, #berlin-germany, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums

When New York Was Ours Alone

The city was glorious without tourists. But that time must come to an end.

#bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city

Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Found Stashed in a Ravine in Greece

Ending a long-running mystery, a construction worker guided the police to the hiding place after admitting he had taken the works in a daring one-man raid on the National Gallery in Athens in 2012.

#art, #greece, #mondrian-piet, #museums, #national-gallery-athens, #picasso-pablo, #robberies-and-thefts

Cherry Grove, Where Gay New Yorkers Became ‘Their Real Selves’

In the 1950s, the Fire Island hamlet was a refuge for gay men and lesbians. Dozens of enlarged photos from the era are now on view outside the New-York Historical Society.

#archives-and-records, #cherry-grove-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #new-york-historical-society, #photography

Peering Under Vermeers Without Peeling Off the Paint

High-tech scanning techniques used by geologists, planetary scientists, drug companies and the military are revealing secrets of how artists created their masterpieces.

#art, #cameras, #computers-and-the-internet, #geology, #getty-j-paul-museum, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #light, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #research, #scanning-devices, #van-gogh-vincent, #van-rijn-rembrandt-harmenszoon, #vermeer-jan

The Pompidou Center Gets a New Leader

Laurent Le Bon, a well-known figure in France’s art world, will become president of the Paris institution in July. He’ll oversee a major renovation and plans to open an outpost in New Jersey.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #le-bon-laurent, #museums, #paris-france, #pompidou-center

‘Red Tourism’ Flourishes in China Ahead of Party Centennial

New and improved attractions dedicated to the Communist Party’s history, or a sanitized version of it, are drawing crowds.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #china, #chinese-nationalist-party-taiwan, #communist-party-of-china, #dalian-wanda-group, #mao-zedong, #museums, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #travel-and-vacations, #xi-jinping, #yanan-china

Celebrating Pride Around the City

After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.

#art, #black-people, #central-park-summerstage, #dancing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #summer-season, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Stripping Away History’s Layers, and Revealing a New Museum

About 200 of France’s top craftspeople collaborated to restore the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris to its original 18th-century splendor.

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotel-de-la-marine, #museums, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation

Unanimous Vote Is Final Step Toward Removing Roosevelt Statue

The American Museum of Natural History’s sculpture of the ex-president, flanked by a Native American man and an African man, will be sent to an institution dedicated to his life.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #public-design-commission-nyc, #roosevelt-theodore