Archive for November, 2015

How The Brain Tells Real From Fake: From Fine Art To Fine Wine

Shankar speaks with Noah Charney, author of The Art of Forgery, about what motivates art forgers. Also this week on Hidden Brain: why we love studies that prove wine connoisseurs wrong.

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IN PRINT: December 2015

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Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies

Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Monday aged 88, family and colleagues said. Arguably Russia's favourite director, millions know his iconic films from the 1960s and 1970s off by heart. "My grandfather has passed away," Ryazanov's grandson Dmitry Troyanovsky wrote on Facebook.... | Read More

Profiles in History announces auction of rare animation & Disneyana

13 lots of Annette Funicello’s personal, historic Disney items, including her Disney Legends Award and her dancing shoes for the Mickey Mouse Club, donated by Ms. Funicello’s husband, Glen Holt, to benefit The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases, highlight Profiles in History’s upcoming auction of rare and iconic Animation & Disneyana Dec.10, 2015. 100% of the... | Read More

Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse on view at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York presents Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, a visual journey through the five boroughs as seen in the paintings of Christopher Ellis, best known by his street name, Daze, who gained notoriety and fame as a teenager painting trains in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The trail Chris Ellis blazed from subways to canvasses gives him a unique ability... | Read More

Frist Center’s new Kid-Centric website offers engaging at-home activities, lesson plans and more

The Frist Center broadens its offerings for children, parents and educators with the launch of, a fun new online destination with art activities designed for children of all ages and a wealth of educational resources that complement school curricula and make learning an exciting activity. Inspired by the award-winning interactive Martin ArtQuest® Gallery and created by members of... | Read More

Solo exhibition of Sama Alshaibi’s work on view at Ayyam Gallery in Dubai

Ayyam Gallery Dubai is presenting Collapse, the solo exhibition of Sama Alshaibi. Featuring a diverse range of work spanning several years of her artistic career, the exhibition highlights Alshaibi’s conceptual approach to photography and the layered and collapsing signs that are integral to her distinctive aesthetic, particularly her use of the body as a metaphor for spatial and temporal... | Read More

Brooklyn based artist James Hyde exhibits at David Risley Gallery

David Risley Gallery announces an exhibition of new works by Brooklyn based artist James Hyde. Foreground and background, photography and painting, site and non-site, figure and ground—these oppositions are the literal and conceptual structure of James Hyde’s paintings on photographic images. An influential but under-recognized figure in New York and Brooklyn’s art scene, for the... | Read More

Exhibition of new work by Emmanuelle Lainé on view at MOT International in Brussels

MOT International is presenting an exhibition of new work by Emmanuelle Lainé. Bringing together sculpture, photography and installation, the show explores the notion of trompe-l’oeil and invites the viewer to question their relationships to the objects and images exhibited. Over the past few years, Lainé has extended her sculptural practice to photography, which she uses as both a tool... | Read More

New Perspectives: 8 contemporary artists from Ukraine exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute

Art at the Institute is pleased to announce New Perspectives: 8 Contemporary Artists from Ukraine, a selling group exhibition, presenting works in different media by artists in the forefront of current art practice in Ukraine. Organized in cooperation with Mystetska Zbirka Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), New Perspectives is curated by Dr. Walter Hoydysh of The Ukrainian Institute together with Max and... | Read More
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