Art Movements

Creating a chalk version of Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" in Paris. The painting is now no longer allowed to leave the Hague. (photograph by manannan_alias_fanch, via Flickr)
A chalk version of Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” in Paris. It was announced this week that the painting is no longer allowed to leave the Hague. (image via manannan_alias_fanch/Flickr)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

Sculptures possibly by Rodin and Degas were found in the trove of the late Cornelius Gurlitt; experts are now trying to determine if the works, which reportedly came from a Parisian art dealer, were looted during World War II.

Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which recently traveled to the Frick in New York, has permanently returned to the Mauritshuis in the Hague. The painting joins others like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and Picasso’s “Guernica” that are not permitted to travel.

A Washington, DC Superior Court judge ruled that the nine members of Save the Corcoran will have a chance to plead their case in a four-day hearing scheduled for next week. The group had registered their disapproval of the Corcoran’s planned merger with the National Gallery and George Washington University in a a brief filed with the court earlier this month.

Cultural leaders are calling for a cruise ship ban in Venice (photograph by Francisco Antunes, via Flickr)
Cultural leaders are calling for a cruise ship ban in Venice (image via Francisco Antunes/Flickr)

Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, Bill T. Jones, James Turrell, John Kander, Linda Ronstadt, and others were awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts on Monday by President Obama.

Cultural leaders are calling for a cruise ship ban in VeniceThe group wishes to stop the monolithic vessels from sailing through the Bacino San Marino and on the Giudecca canal, where they distort vistas and swarm the city with thousands of people at once.

In Spring 2015 Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery in London will open, showing his personal collection of 2,000 artworks. The gallery will share a street with one of his studios.

Sketchbooks and drawings by Roy Lichtenstein were donated to the Morgan Library & Museum, where his black and white drawings from 1961 to 1968 were exhibited in 2010.

The third edition of the UNTITLED art fair in Miami will open with a new curatorial team, and a new tent on the beach.

UNTITLED pavilion 2014, designed by K/R (image courtesy UNTITLED)

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is expanding into its neighboring 15th-century chapel along with other elements of the Convent dels Angels compound.

Florida’s Miami-Dade county has granted land for a Cuban exile museum.

The Museum of Wisconsin Art announced an artist-in-residence program for artists in the state to work for three months in a Luxembourg castle.

Executive Director Lou Moore departed the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, just after it finished its first season.

Magnus Renfrew is leaving his position as Art Basel Asia director and heading to Bonhams, where he will be deputy chairman for Asia and director of fine arts.

Taubman Museum of Art, designed by Randall Stout who passed away July 11 (photograph by O. Palsson, via Wikimedia)
Taubman Museum of Art, designed by Randall Stout who passed away July 11 (image via O. Palsson/Wikimedia)

Architect Randall Stout, who embraced early green design through modern, sweeping forms such as with the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, died on July 11.

A Minneapolis house in which a black couple lived for two years in the early 1930’s — and where they were regularly subjected to intimidation by mobs of thousands due to the neighborhood’s then-racial exclusivity — is being added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The School for Poetic Computation, aiming to provide an environment to develop what it means to work poetically in computational media through a merger of art and technology, is calling for applications for the fall.

The Troll Museum on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side is crowdfunding to stay open.

Three of J.D. Salinger’s earliest stories were released for the first time in 70 years by independent publisher Devault-Graves Agency, with accompanying illustrations by Anna Rose Yoken functioning as a work-around to Salinger’s intense restrictions on republishing.

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