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UNESCO World Heritage Sites are considered "outstanding works of human genius." There are just 24 in the U.S., including the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.
Activists blocked the institution's entrance and staged a “die-in” inside the museum, condemning MoMA's board chair's ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, whose whimsical, ballooning figures gained him worldwide acclaim and elevated the global profile of Latin American art, died in Monaco on September 15 at
The plumpness that stands out in Botero’s work represented not a commentary on fatness but rather the artist’s appreciation for curvature and form.
Protests and exhibitions against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s authoritarian regime will take place in dozens of cities across the US.
Colombian artist Fernando Botero has died at the age of 91. "I don't paint fat women," he once told Spain's El Mundo newspaper, "I am interested in volume, the sensuality
The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on September 14 announced that Kim Sung-hee will be the next director of South Korea's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
The museum created a designated time for non-white visitors to view an exhibition about colonialism.
A Walk in the Woods is just one of the close to 30,000 paintings Ross made during his life.
His paintings of members of the Colombian elite were slyly satirical.
The parc des Buttes-Chaumont was meant to be a ’Tuileries of the people’, but the crowning glory of Haussman’s Paris has fallen on hard times
The Regent’s Park attraction offers plenty of opportunities for people-watching when the animals decide to make themselves scarce
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The late painter deftly captured the turbulence and terror that reverberated throughout Japan during the "Lost Decade." A new show at Gagosian New York showcases the epoch's enduring relevance today.
Taking over the empty niches along the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Fifth Avenue facade are the Iranian-born sculptor's meticulous mishmash of abstract shapes, a timely probing of what museums obscure
Many worry that the broad language of the new changes will be abused by corporate manufacturers and undermine legal protections.
On September 6, collectors, curators, and artists flocked to the Guggenheim for The Armory Show's Collectors' Soiree to celebrate the art fair's 29th edition. The crowd of collectors and creatives
Several arts organizations have stopped requiring reference letters. More should follow suit.
The Jewish heirs of Fritz Grünbaum have filed multiple lawsuits against museums for works they claim were sold during the Holocaust.
The New York institution is the latest to increase its admission fee, joining the Whitney, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Darb 1718 is one of the first cultural spaces in the city to host exhibitions, concerts, events, and workshops.
Much of the case will continue to be fought in court.
The 33 antiquities were linked to notorious trafficker Douglas Latchford.
Bystanders loudly criticized an unnamed woman who climbed onto the seaside landmark for a photo despite multiple posted warning signs.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office on September 13 seized from three US institutions a trio of works by Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele that are believed to have been stolen during
New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced that it will raise admission prices effective October 16. Adult admission at the door will rise to $30 from $25, while seniors
The estate of late Pop Conceptual artist John Baldessari (1931–2020) is staggering under the weight of dual multimillion-dollar lawsuits, one of which it filed, and one of which it is
The repatriation is part of a wider effort by Cambodian officials to recover looted items held by collectors and museums.
This increase makes MoMA the latest among a larger wave of institutions hiking up admission costs due to financial strain.
Perhaps, this is the start of Superblue's comeback story.
Thousands have died in the disaster, which swept through entire neighborhoods including churches, mosques, and residential buildings.
The region’s archaeological history has been relatively understudied compared to other parts of Southern Europe.
Latvian American artist Vija Celmins has been named a winner of Japan’s 2023 Praemium Imperiale Award for painting while Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson received the honor for sculpture, and
In NYC’s Lower East Side, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space will screen films documenting community-led actions to combat the housing crisis.
Art Basel Miami Beach has named the 277 galleries participating in its 2023 iteration, slated to run December 8–10, with preview days on December 6–7. The number represents a slight
Richard Dorment's upcoming book Warhol After Warhol delves into the sordid history of the Andy Warhol Foundation.
“The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring” was confidentially handed off to Dutch art detective Arthur Brand this week.
The two construction workers reportedly widened a gap in the wall, seeking a shortcut.
Brooklyn nonprofit Pioneer Works today announced Mara Manus as its next chief executive officer. Manus was previously executive director of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). In
A $6.9 million painting by Vincent van Gogh that was stolen in a 2020 smash-and-grab at a Laren, Netherlands museum, was handed over to a detective this past weekend in
The Sharjah Art Foundation, which organizes the Sharjah Biennial, today revealed the five-person curatorial team that will shape the event’s sixteenth iteration. Natasha Ginwala, Amal Khalaf, Zeynep Ö
The 2023 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize has been awarded to The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review, Oxford American and n+1 among others
A group of philanthropists and arts patrons are said to be looking into purchasing the recently bankrupted San Francisco Art Institute’s two-acre Russian Hill campus with the intention of reopening
The Turkish-American artist is inaugurating Las Vegas's new Sphere with his swirling, real-time generated digital collages of space and nature. Not only a feat of technical ingenuity, it cements the
Print Center New York is debuting its pilot Spotlight initiative with a pop-up showcase of editions by Leslie Diuguid of Brooklyn’s Du-Good Press.
Several mosques and the historic center of Marrakesh sustained damage during the earthquake, which has killed over 2,000 people.
You can now take a picture of the famous work at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofía, but don’t even think about using a selfie stick.
Minimalist artist Steve Roden, whose discipline-spanning work explored the interstices between sound, form, and color, died at home in Pasadena, California, on September 6 at the age of fifty-nine. He
New York’s Museo del Barrio and Mexican tequila brand Maestro Dobel have announced Havana-born installation and performance artist Carlos Martiel as the first winner of the newly established Maestro
NPR correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee visited a hit London museum show called "The Offbeat Sari." It showed her how the garment has changed — and made her reflect on what the
The Havana-born artist and inaugural recipient of the Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize speaks on his upcoming show at El Museo del Barrio and the power of corporal existence. Carlos
Climate activists say they wanted to use the museum as a platform to "discuss the loss of more than 1 million species from our planet.”
The psychedelic artwork-meets-wellbeing experience is still in its pilot stages but it deserves to be a mainstream hit
“Burning Man is all about getting out of your comfort zone” is what many techies must’ve told themselves.
Within days of the unofficial end of summer, marked in the US by Labor Day and in the UK by the passing of the August bank holiday, three closely watched
Cape Town gallery Southern Guild has announced that it will open a branch in Los Angeles, becoming the first South African gallery to establish a permanent US outpost (Goodman Gallery,
After a two-year search, maritime historians Brendon Baillod and Bob Jaeck say they’ve found the “perfectly intact” Trinidad wreck off the coast of Wisconsin.
The interactive center is intended to serve as a community hub, the museum says.
It’s the latest in a slew of incidents concerning tourists trespassing on historic landmarks and cultural heritage sites across the country.
There’s only one way for the museum to survive the 21st century, and it starts with advancing toward restorative justice.
Officials from the Antiquities Trafficking Unit of the Manhattan district attorney’s office on September 1 seized an ancient Roman bust from the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) in Massachusetts. Thought to
From SNL's Coneheads to Killer Bees, Broadway's Sweeney Todd and Candide, we remember Tony Award-winning costume designer Franne Lee who died on Aug. 27.
A new survey aims to document the predominantly Afro-Latinx neighborhood’s cultural significance, beyond physical landmarks.
Why are humans attracted to art that combines sadness and beauty? A brain scientist says sadness has benefits like helping elicit empathy and purging negative emotion.
A painting purchased for a pittance at a New Hampshire thrift store has been identified as a work by renowned illustrator N. C. Wyeth worth up to a quarter of
As the museum continues programming work that expands the relationship between sound and art, the two experimental musicians stage a series of performances that create moments of contemplation and focus.
Hauser & Wirth has announced art critic and curator Ingrid Schaffner as its curatorial senior director. Formerly curator of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, Schaffner will be based at
The NBA players' union is teaching rookies the ins and outs of financial literacy, including demystifying the practice of collecting fine art to build generational wealth. “Untitled” (2023) by Rafa
The noted collector shares the up-and-coming talents and unsung veterans to keep your eyes on as anticipation builds for the annual New York fair's most ambitious outing yet. Photography by
The seizure is part of an ongoing investigation into “a smuggling network” trafficking antiquities looted from Turkey.