Archive for November, 2016

IN PRINT: December 2016

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PULSE Miami Beach returns to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park

PULSE Miami Beach returns to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park from Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4, 2016. The twelfth edition of PULSE in Miami will welcome a diverse community of established and emerging galleries across five continents presenting the latest cuttingedge artwork and current practices. Opening with its signature Private Preview Brunch on Thursday, December... | Read More

Director of Spain’s Prado museum to leave post after 15 years

Spain's Prado art museum said Wednesday its director Miguel Zugaza will leave his post in 2017 after a 15-year run that included the biggest expansion of the world-renowned gallery. Zugaza, 52, has decided to return to his previous job as director of Bilbao's Fine Arts Museum, which he held between 1995 and 2001, the Prado said in a statement. The Madrid museum, the home of masterpieces by... | Read More

Sotheby’s to offer one of the most valuable English books to appear at auction

The Bute Hours, one of the most extraordinary Medieval English Book of Hours in existence, is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s London on 6 December 2016, with an estimate of £1.5 to 2.5 million, making it one of the most valuable English books to appear at auction. The manuscript comes to sale from The Berger Collection Educational Trust, set up by the Denver-based collectors William M. B.... | Read More

A visitor’s guide to Art Basel Miami Beach and beyond

As someone who was born & raised on Miami Beach (went to high school across the street from the convention center) and who has attended Art Basel events since the early days, I often end up fielding questions & offering tips on how to get the most out of the experience. So, in no particular order, here is a collection of information and suggestions. Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the... | Read More

Black Death burial pit found by archaeologists at English 14th-century abbey

An "extremely rare" mass grave containing 48 victims of the Black Death has been found at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital in northeast England, archaeologists said Wednesday. The grim discovery by the University of Sheffield at Thornton Abbey in Lincolnshire included the skeletons of 27 children, as well as men and women. The bones were carbon-dated to the mid-1300s when the Black... | Read More

‘The VIPs Are Just Not as Crazy’: Art Basel Miami Beach Opens With Less Mania Than in Recent Years But Steady Sales

Art Basel Miami Beach opened its doors to VIP First Choice cardholders this morning, and while many dealers and collectors commented that the aisles seemed slightly less teeming than usual, a few big sales in the opening hours indicated that … Read More... | Read More

December 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

GalleriesDecember ExhibitsReception: Friday, December 2, 2016; 6 – 9pm Free and open to the publicNew Exhibitions:

December 2 – 28, 2016

 Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 Juried Membership Exhibit 

An exhibit by the members of SWA, which focuses on watercolor and water-based media.

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A Jazz Pianist Considers Fidel Castro’s Music Education Legacy

Harold Lopez-Nussa was trained in the formidable classical music education system set up in Cuba after the revolution. He's among the first of his class to get a deal with a U.S. record label.

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AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Untitled Art Fair on Ocean Drive, November 30th – December 4th, 2016

Untitled Art Fair, via Art Observed Spread across the sandy vistas just off Miami Beach’s iconic Ocean Drive, Untitled Art Fair opened its doors this week for the 5th annual edition of its fair during Miami Art Week. Recognized for a curator-first mentality and a focused, yet exploratory tone, the fair’s early hours offered a striking […]... | Read More
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