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Freer Gallery Hosts Chinese Martial Arts, 3-D Technology Gala

The Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. will host  a special event for its Chinese martial arts exhibit.

The Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. will host a special event for its Chinese martial arts exhibit.

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will transform into a cultural hot spot for the final “Asia After Dark” after-hours event, featuring a night of exploration and discovery into Chinese martial arts and 3-D printing technology.

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Rare 306-Carat Australian Opal Unlike Any Found in Last 80 Years

Australian miner Bobby and the rare opal he found on his last day of work.

Australian miner Bobby and the rare opal he found on his last day of work.

Katherine Jetter, a Santa Fe, New Mexico jewelry designer knows her opals, so it takes something special to raise her eyebrows. But a 306-carat stone found in Australia brought her to tears. She calls it “The Royal One.”

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Drawings By Surrealist Masters on View at the Morgan Museum

Two Exquisite Flowers by Salvador Dali (1972)

‘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.”

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George Bellows Is Subject of Career Retrospective at the Met

Evening Blue, 1913

American painter George Bellows is the subject of an expansive career retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Guggenheim Museum Showcases Gabriel Orozco’s 'Asterisms'

Photo: Samantha Chang

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but artist Gabriel Orozco takes that cliché literally. Orozco’s vast collection of detritus is showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum.

ARTISTS

Whitney Hosts Richard Artschwager Review (Photos)

Artist Richard Artschwager is the subject of a sweeping career retrospective at the Whitney Museum Of American Art in New York.

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Modern Art Comes To Life at Javits Center Art Fair (Photos)

Photo: Samantha Chang

New York’s Javits Center played host to amazing artwork from more than 100 painters, photographers, sculptors and artists working in mixed media at the 2012 Contemporary Art Fair NYC, which took place Oct. 19-21.

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Fine Art of Doing Lunch on Display at NYC Public Library

Sean Connery at lunch in ‘Family Business.’

How about this for a lunch? Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick and Victoria Jackson sitting around a table plotting petty crimes in “Family Business,” the woefully underrated 1989 Sidney Lumet picture.

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Art Basel Miami Roars Back, a Happening More Than an Event

Art Basel-2009Art Basel Miami has become less of an event and more of a happening. Sure art is still the focus, but between the parties, dinners, concerts and private events,  it’s become a place to be, as much as a place to shop for high priced art.

Paul Newman's Vintage Rolex Watch Fetches $17.8M at Auction (See!)

Paul Newman's Vintage Rolex Watch Fetches $17.8M at Auction (See!)

The late Paul Newman is known for more than ranch dressing. He was also a snazzy dresser, and his vintage Rolex Daytona ...Read More
David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie's iconic 1972 song "Starman" marked a turning point in his career, and a working draft of the lyrics he wrot...Read More
David Rockefeller Estate to Sell Extensive Art, Furniture Collection

David Rockefeller Estate to Sell Extensive Art, Furniture Collection

David Rockefeller, banker, philanthropist and avid collector died in March at the age of 101, prompting the sale of more...Read More
Morgan Library Fetes First Cultural Iconoclast, Henry David Thoreau

Morgan Library Fetes First Cultural Iconoclast, Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was America's first cultural iconoclast. Not much is popularly known about him beyond his seminal bo...Read More
J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

‘Tis the season ... for my perennial pilgrimage to Manhattan in New York City, the warren of Holden Caulfield, the disgr...Read More
Linda Bruckheimer Sees Life Through Lens of 'High Concept' Photographer

Linda Bruckheimer Sees Life Through Lens of 'High Concept' Photographer

Linda Bruckheimer is married to movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer. Normally, that would be the end of the story for a Hollyw...Read More
Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali, easily one of the largest sports icons of the 20th Century, is expected to be a major draw when many of hi...Read More
MoMA Party in the Garden Fit for a Rockefeller and a Few Friends (Photos!)

MoMA Party in the Garden Fit for a Rockefeller and a Few Friends (Photos!)

The Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Party in the Garden was fit for a Rockefeller, make that two or three Rockefellers. Th...Read More
Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers' lavish jewelry, fine French furniture, exclusive Bob Mackie gowns, paintings and other object reflecting he...Read More
Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Authors Arthur Greeno and Bryan Smith have penned a new book, "Breaking Conformity," that tells a revealing story that w...Read More
Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Movel, a darling of early 20th century Parisian Cafe Society, was a noted painter, engraver, sculptor,...Read More
Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker was pretty handy with a DL-44 Blaster in movies like "The Empire Strikes Back," and now you can own one o...Read More
Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop art has long been thought a uniquely American movement led by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. But Pop...Read More
Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa, the enigmatic portrait of a 16th century woman with a wry smile, may not be the person she was thought to be....Read More

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