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Art Basel Hong Kong Returns After Pandemic Hiatus

Art Basel Hong Kong Returns After Pandemic Hiatus

May 20, 2021

Art Basel Hong Kong, one of Asia's premier art fairs, is back in slimmer form after a hiatus prompted by COVID-19.

Whale of a Time: Appointment-Free Vaccinations at NYC's Museum of Natural History

Whale of a Time: Appointment-Free Vaccinations at NYC's Museum of Natural History

Apr 25, 2021

Appointments are no longer mandatory at any of the coronavirus vaccination sites run by New York City, including its newest and maybe coolest location: beneath the giant blue whale at the Museum of Natural History.

Rejected Broadway Posters on Sale to Help Theater Community

Rejected Broadway Posters on Sale to Help Theater Community

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 20, 2021

Letting the world see your failures is usually something most people try to avoid. Not for theatrical poster designer Frank Verlizzo — he hopes you'll put his on your wall.

Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Gives Nature a 'Twist' in NY Garden Show

Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Gives Nature a 'Twist' in NY Garden Show

By Katherine Roth | Apr 14, 2021

An expansive new show featuring works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for mesmerizing polka dots, speckled pumpkins and fascination with the natural world, has opened at The New York Botanical Garden.

Princess Diana Based Musical Set To Debut On Netflix... Before Hitting Broadway

Princess Diana Based Musical Set To Debut On Netflix... Before Hitting Broadway

By Brendan Walker | Mar 31, 2021

In a first time move for Broadway, "Diana", a musical based on the life of the British princess, will be available to stream on Netflix in October prior to a potential Broadway run in December.

US Court Sides with Photographer in Fight Over Warhol Art

US Court Sides with Photographer in Fight Over Warhol Art

By Larry Neumeister | Mar 26, 2021

A U.S. appeals court sided with a photographer Friday in her copyright dispute over how a foundation has marketed a series of Andy Warhol works of art based on her pictures of Prince.

Explainer: What's this Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

Explainer: What's this Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

By Kelvin Chan | Mar 13, 2021

A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly $70 million.

Tel Aviv's Jewish Museum Opens After $100 Million Upgrade

Tel Aviv's Jewish Museum Opens After $100 Million Upgrade

By Ilan Ben Zion | Mar 10, 2021

From Queen Salome to the late RBG, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, Tel Aviv's newly revamped Museum of the Jewish People attempts the ambitious undertaking of bringing almost 3,000 years of Jewish history and tradition under a single roof.

Toilets, Noodles and Bonsai! Japan's 5 Most Unique Museums

Toilets, Noodles and Bonsai! Japan's 5 Most Unique Museums

By Matthew Wexler | Mar 7, 2021

Japan's 5,700 museums prove there's plenty to see and celebrate, including noodles, toilets and other unusual finds among the country's 47 prefectures.

Agreement Could Free Robert Indiana's Estate from Lawsuit

Agreement Could Free Robert Indiana's Estate from Lawsuit

Mar 5, 2021

A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist's home into museum.

Two Photo Books Offer New and Historic Views on LGBT People

Two Photo Books Offer New and Historic Views on LGBT People

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 2, 2021

Two photo books, one new, the other re-issued decades after first being published, show stark differences, and similarities, in the depiction of their subjects.

Pandemic Art Sales: Prettying Up the Walls We're Staring At

Pandemic Art Sales: Prettying Up the Walls We're Staring At

Feb 24, 2021

It seems many Americans who are stuck staring at their walls have decided the pandemic gives them a good reason to pretty them up.

With No Crowds, Louvre Gets Rare Chance to Refurbish

With No Crowds, Louvre Gets Rare Chance to Refurbish

By Thomas Adamson, Alex Turnbull | Feb 22, 2021

The 518-year-old Mona Lisa has seen many things in her life on a wall, but rarely this: Almost four months with no Louvre visitors.

Botticelli Painting Sells for $92 Million at Auction in NYC

Jan 29, 2021

A small painting by Sandro Botticelli sold at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday for $92.2 million, an auction record for the Renaissance master.

Met Opera's Revenue Drops, Breaks Even with Gifts, Borrowing

By Ronald Blum | Jan 29, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera's operating revenue dropped by $25 million to $120 million in the fiscal year ending July 31, a season shortened due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the company avoided an operating loss through fundraising and borrowing.

High Court to Decide Whether Nazi Art Case Stays in US Court

By Jessica Gresko | Dec 5, 2020

Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million.

Sculpture Celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft Draws Criticism

Nov 11, 2020

A sculpture celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft as the mother of feminism has attracted criticism even before it was unveiled.

Sans Gala or Red Carpet, a Stylish Fashion Show at the Met

By Jocelyn Noveck | Nov 2, 2020

A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what's six months when you're covering 150 years of fashion?

Art for/by the People: Galleries and Museums, Re-Opened and/or Online

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 25, 2020

As health safety precautions remain in effect, some large museums have reopened under careful guidelines, while others, including smaller galleries, showcase beautiful and thought-provoking works online.

Art Exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's Hometown Honors Legacy

By Sarah Blake Morgan | Oct 24, 2020

There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old.

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