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February 28, 2019
Van Gogh Museum Acquires 91 Pissarro Prints, and National Gallery Gifted Lucas Cranach the Elder Painting
Plus, the MoMA has acquired a Tarsila do Amaral painting, and Julie Mehretu sells at auction.
Andy, Andy Everywhere
While the Whitney Museum retrospective celebrates his long career, two smaller New York shows cull from Warhol Factory closets important ephemera that illuminate his body of work and his relationship to art making.
Opportunities for Artists in March 2019
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FBI Found Over 40,000 Stolen Artifacts, Including 2,000 Human Bones, In an Indiana Home
Over a period of 70 years, Donald Miller unearthed cultural artifacts from North America, South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Indo-Pacific regions. Now, the FBI hopes to return the objects to their rightful origins.
Egyptian Airport Officials Find Mummy Remains Smuggled in a Loudspeaker
Authorities intercepted the package on its way to Belgium after X-rays revealed dismembered body parts inside the equipment.
A Book Traces the Evolution of Smooching for the Camera
People Kissing: A Century of Photographs begins in the Victorian era and traces attitudes about kissing from “chaste” to “performance for the camera.”
The Trickery and Silly Kitsch of a Supposedly Haunted Museum in Las Vegas
Zak Bagans’s Haunted Museum serves up one offensive gimmick after another.
In Response to the British Museum, an Exhibition Demonstrates the High Cost of Iraqi Oil
An exhibition at P21 gallery highlights the human consequences of the exploitation of Iraq’s oil reserves, among them, environmental crises, state corruption, and youth unemployment.
New York City Center Presents New Work by Jorge Otero-Pailos
For New York City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season, Otero-Pailos has created Répétiteur, an immersive, site-specific installation. The exhibition is free and on view March 2 – 10 and April 29 – May 5.
A Journalist’s Year of Sunday Interviews with Diego Rivera
Alfredo Cardona Peña’s conversations with the loquacious 63-year-old artist are available for the first time in English.
Serwan Baran will represent Iraq at the Venice Biennale, Naima J. Keith will take on a new role at LACMA, and more.