Events Drew A-List Celebrities to Support Museum
Michelle Williams lent her support to the Whitney Museum at their annual fall gala.
, granddaughter of the late King of Rock Elvis Presley
, and actress Michelle Williams
were among celebrities who polished their artsy cred at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Gala & Studio Party in New York City last night (Oct. 23).
Rare Artifact Sheds Light on Ritual of Political Propaganda
Cyrus the Great. or just run-of-the-mill dictator? Ancient Cyrus Cylinder provides some clues.
A rare artifact from the reign of Cyrus the Great
in 539 BC will go on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York this week, reopening a debate whether it represents the “first declaration of human rights,” or merely convenient political propaganda.
Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s
Hitler examines looted art during World War II.
extensive art collection, sold under Nazis
persecution during the Third Reich
, is the subject of another lawsuit filed by his heirs. At issue is an iconic Picasso
painting known as “Madame Soler.”
So-Called 9/11 Truther Tags Art With Indelible Pen
Eugene Delacroix’s homage to the French Revolution, entitled “Liberty Leading the People” has been defaced by a “9/11 truther,” raising questions once again about museum security and public access to priceless works of art.
“Liberty Leading the People” by Eugene Delacroix. Click on the photo to see it full-size.
Over 160 Sketches By 70 Artists on Display
‘Two Exquisite Flowers’ by Salvador Dali (1972)
Surrealist drawings by iconic artists such as Salvador Dalí, René Magritte and Joan Miró are on view at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York in a stunning new exhibit entitled “Drawing Surrealism.”
Sau-Wing Lam Collection Includes Rare Stradivari
Sau-Wing Lam’s collection of rare Italian string instruments will go on display for the first time in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art later this month. The collection includes rare violins by Antonio Stradivari.
Exhibition Will Include Pieces Never Seen Outside Europe
was known throughout Europe for fine cabinetmaking starting in the mid-1700s, when he established his shop in Germany. Today, his works are hailed as masterpieces, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art
has gathered nearly 60 exquisite pieces for a special exhibition in New York.