Bibliophiles rejoice! The Metropolitan Museum of Art has published 643 books about art and art history online, including the full contents of 368 out-of-print titles from 1964 to the present.
CHICAGO — Fairytales are make-believe until a country’s Catholic Church decides to protest them.
Ukranian-Canadian artist Taras Polataiko’s experimental performance artwork “Sleeping Beauty,” a modern-day retelling of the titular fairytale restaged at the National Museum of Art Ukraine from August 22 to September 9, has been decreed “lesbian propaganda” by the Kiev Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate Church.
The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina shut its doors last Thursday because of a severe lack of funding. The museum had operated continuously for the last 124 years, even through the Bosnian War in the early 1990s, but a longstanding and infuriating political quagmire have made keeping it open currently impossible.
A series of photos posted on Tumblr a few hours ago show a creative protest against the Corcoran’s plan to sell its Beaux-Arts palazzo building across from the White House in exchange for a new center in the DC suburbs. In the guerrilla installation, signs attached to the building spell out “4 SALE.”
Yekaterina Samutsevich, the oldest member of the Russian art-punk band Pussy Riot, was released from prison today, though the other two younger members remain behind bars.
The Metropolitan Police have just announced via Twitter that a man has been apprehended for the Rothko incident at the Tate Modern.
Museums all want to be popular with their local audiences, courting art fans with lectures, events, and activities. But what happens when a museum gets a little too popular? The Brooklyn Museum has been forced to alter its Target-sponsored free First Saturdays because the monthly parties are getting too crazy. In a Pleasantvillian touch, dancing has been outlawed.
A Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern in London has been defaced by a vandal.
Over 47,000 voters and a handful of art critics cast their ballots for ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the winners of this year’s competition have been announced.
After a year of tense negotiations, a breakdown in negotiations, protests and actions and then more negotiations, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 have settled their dispute! It’s a happy day for art news.
A few days ago, we asked whether the New York Times could save a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix from demolition. The answer, it appears, is yes — at least for now.
England has been facing austerity measures and budget cuts for the past few years, particularly in the arts, but this particular case seems to present a poignant illustration of the conflict between economic hardship and visual art. A Henry Moore sculpture first installed in a public housing development might be sold for $32 million to pay for social services in London’s Tower Hamlets borough.