With a major promised gift of 91 works of Native American art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now include indigenous art in its galleries on American art.
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College acquired 85 Coptic textiles from the 3rd to 7th century Egypt, a rare gift that will be a teaching resource for its students.
The institution has acquired a massive archive of Adelman’s work, including his 1960s photographs of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Margaret Z. Robson Collection is the institution’s largest acquisition of its kind in two decades.
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia has received an anonymous donation of First Nations art and artifacts worth $7 million, a major return of indigenous heritage to the area.
The 176 pixellated pictograms created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999 “are the humble masterpieces of the digital world,” according to MoMA curator Paola Antonelli.
In addition to the historic gift, the museum will establish a center for the study of modern art from Latin America.
Long before cardboard VR viewers, there were paper peepshows: pocket-sized stage sets with illustrated backdrops and paper cut-out scenes, which expand like accordion books to create an illusion of depth when you peer through eyeholes.
Last week, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) acquired “Bird” (1990), a striking sculpture by David Hammons.
Bill Traylor’s drawings and paintings were not recognized by the art world until decades after his death in 1949.
Thanks to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 19th-century roots and the Hewitt sisters’ collection, the institution has strong holdings in that era’s decorative arts. This month, the New York museum announced that its 20th-century collections were strengthened with a considerable gift from George R. Kravis II.
The Frick Collection is adding an impressive cache of metal portraits to its collections.