Art Buzz May 29, 2013: Masterworks for One and All: Museums Mull Public Use of Online Art Images

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Masterworks for One and All

Source: NYT, 5-29-13

Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” (1642) on display in the Rijksmuseum.
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Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” (1642) on display in the Rijksmuseum.

Museums, long reluctant to post good-quality images of their artworks online, are rethinking that strategy as innovators like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam make a range of copying and clipping services available….READ MORE

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Art Buzz May 26, 2013: Montreal Museums Day: Free entry into 34 institutions

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Montreal Museums Day: Free entry into 34 institutions

Source: Montreal Gazette, 5-26-13

Sunday is the 27th Montreal Museums Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and 34 of them will be offering free entry to the public so they can try them out.

For more information, go to museesmontreal.org….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 24, 2013: New European Paintings Galleries, 1250-1800, at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art

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New European Paintings Galleries, 1250-1800, at the Met

Source: NYT, 5-24-13

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Italian Baroque works in the Metropolitan Museum’s European paintings galleries, which have expanded by nearly a third and undergone a reinstallation.

When a monument wakes up, you notice. It’s been more than 40 years since the Metropolitan Museum of Art rethought what many considered its raison d’être, its galleries of European paintings….READ MORE

 A Fresh Home for Familiar Paintings

Source: NYT, 5-24-13

Photos from the new European galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 23, 2013: Pablo Picasso: Catalogue Raisoné by Christian Zervos: A Tome to Rival the Artist Himself

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A Tome to Rival the Artist Himself

Source: NYT, 5-23-13

“Pablo Picasso,” a catalogue raisoné by Christian Zervos, is to be republished this fall.
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“Pablo Picasso,” a catalogue raisoné by Christian Zervos, is to be republished this fall.

A legendary catalogue raisonné of Picasso’s works is being republished at a stratospheric price….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 23, 2013: Massimiliano Gioni, Venice Biennale Curator: New Guide in Venice

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New Guide in Venice

Source: NYT, 5-23-13

Massimiliano Gioni, 40, the 2013 Venice Biennale curator is also the associate director and director of exhibitions for the New Museum.
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Massimiliano Gioni, 40, the 2013 Venice Biennale curator is also the associate director and director of exhibitions for the New Museum.

Massimiliano Gioni’s ambitious Venice Biennale art extravaganza opens this week…..READ MORE

Art Buzz May 13, 2013: Defending a Scrap of Soul Against MoMA: The American Folk Art Museum Building & the Museum of Modern Art Expansion

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Defending a Scrap of Soul Against MoMA

Source: NYT, 5-13-13
Far left, the former home of the American Folk Art Museum. Its neighbor, the Museum of Modern Art, in other photographs above, has sought to raze the folk art museum in an expansion.

Photographs by Robert Wright for The New York Times

Far left, the former home of the American Folk Art Museum. Its neighbor, the Museum of Modern Art, in other photographs above, has sought to raze the folk art museum in an expansion.

West 53rd Street needs the character of the former home of the American Folk Art Museum, a building threatened by a Museum of Modern Art expansion plan….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 8, 2013: Cezanne painting goes for $41.6 million at Sotheby’s Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art

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Cezanne painting goes for $41.6 million at Sotheby’s Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art

Source: Art Daily, AFP 5-8-13


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Cézanne’s painting ‘‘Les Pommes,’’ from around 1890.

Paul Cezanne’s “Les Pommes” sold for $41.6 million at an auction of Impressionist and Modern art held by Sotheby’s in New York, while a painting owned by pop star Madonna went for $7.16 million….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 7, 2013: A Destiny’s Child-Inspired Study Guide for Art History Majors

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A Destiny’s Child-Inspired Study Guide for Art History Majors

Source: BlackBook Magazine, 5-7-13

We here at BlackBook love fine art from many eras, and we also love Beyoncé. And as often happens with these things, some genius on the Internet has decided to marry the two at last….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 5, 2013: Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford

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Caravaggio, and Some of His Admirers

Source: NYT, 5-5-13

An exhibition featuring the works of the great artist and 21 “Caravaggisti” is on view through June 16 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford….READ MORE

Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy


March 6 – June 16, 2013

Art Buzz May 3, 2013: ‘Boy With Frog’ Sculpture to Be Removed in Venice

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‘Boy With Frog’ to Be Removed in Venice

Source: NYT, 5-3-13

To the chagrin of the artist, the city of Venice plans to remove the 2009 sculpture “Boy With a Frog” from a pivotal spot next to the Punta della Dogana museum….READ MORE

Art Buzz May 2, 2013: Henry Hope Reed, Architectural Historian, Is Dead at 97

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Henry Hope Reed, Architectural Historian, Is Dead at 97

Source: NYT, 5-2-13

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Henry Hope Reed in Central Park in 1979. He was an early leader of historical walking tours.

Henry Hope Reed, an architecture critic and historian whose ardent opposition to modernism was purveyed in books, walking tours of New York City and a host of curmudgeonly barbs directed at advocates of the austere, the functional and unornamented in public buildings and spaces, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 97.

The death was confirmed by Paul Gunther, president of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art….READ MORE

Art Buzz April 27, 2013: Family, ‘Not Willing to Forget,’ Pursues Art It Lost to Nazis

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Family, ‘Not Willing to Forget,’ Pursues Art It Lost to Nazis

Source: NYT, 4-27-13

Three generations of a Parisian art dealer’s family have worked tirelessly to recover Picassos, Cézannes and hundreds of other works….READ MORE

Art Buzz April 20, 2013: The Books that Shaped Art History – Review

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The Books that Shaped Art History – review

The essayists are bound by connections in this thrilling account of the history of 20th-century art

Source: Guardian UK, 4-20-13

The Bathers by Paul Cezanne

Form meets colour … A detail from The Bathers by Paul Cézanne (1894-1905). Photograph: Corbis

How strangely comforting it is to learn that a book as important as Roger Fry’s Cézanne slipped into the world in less than stellar circumstances. It was first published in 1926 in a French magazine with virtually no illustrations, and all Fry received in return was a handful of free copies. Even when his friends Virginia and Leonard Woolf came to the rescue a year later and did an English version for their Hogarth Press, Cézanne: A Study of His Development, it left a lot to be desired. There were pictures this time, but laid out so crazily that even the mildest reader might feel annoyed at having to flip back and forth to find what they were after….READ MORE

Art Buzz April 3, 2013: Jean-Luc Martinez: New Director at the Louvre

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New Boss at the Louvre

Source: NYT, 4-3-13

Jean-Luc Martinez, an archaeologist and art historian, will be the next director of the Louvre….READ MORE

Art Buzz March 28, 2013: Canterbury Cathedral’s Stained-Glass Windows at the Getty Museum

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Canterbury’s Windows at the Getty Museum

Source: NYT, 3-28-13

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury

One of the stained glass panels from the Canterbury Cathedral that will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Two rare examples of English medieval art — stained-glass panels from the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent and the illuminated book of psalms known as the St. Albans Psalter — will be exhibited together at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles….READ MORE