Archive for March, 2018

‘Uninhabited’ Amazon may have been home to a million people

Areas of the Amazon previously thought to be uninhabited may have been home to up to a million people in the centuries before Christopher Columbus arrived, new archaeological research has found. Scientists from Britain and Brazil uncovered evidence of hundreds of fortified villages in the rainforest away from the major rivers -- areas long thought untouched by human civilisation before Europeans... | Read More

Exhibition brings large-scale installations from famed desert gathering to Washington

Cutting-edge artwork created at Burning Man, the annual desert gathering that is one of the most influential events in contemporary art and culture, is being exhibited in the nation’s capital for the first time this spring. “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” has taken over the entire Renwick Gallery building, exploring the maker culture, ethos, principles and creative... | Read More

Artist Jeff Koons on money, risk and acceptance

To his critics his work is overrated, overpriced and obvious. To his fans, he is a living legend -- the incarnation of the Pop Art movement. Either way, at 63, Jeff Koons says he just wants to focus on creating the art he wants to make. Koons' works are brash, voluptuous and carry astronomical price tags but that hasn't dimmed appetite for his pieces in Asia, where he is presenting at Hong Kong's... | Read More

The Morgan receives original manuscript of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach

In 1976 composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson redefined opera with the debut in Avignon, France, of Einstein on the Beach. The nearly five-hour, non-narrative work broke a host of operatic conventions and would become the most celebrated of the many collaborations between these two giants of the musical and theatrical stage. Now, Mr. Glass’s autograph score for the landmark work... | Read More

Whitney opens exhibition of photographs by Harold Edgerton

The photographs of Harold Edgerton—a pioneer of flash technology and a largely under-recognized figure in the history of twentieth century American photography—are on view in the Whitney’s third floor Susan and John Hess Family Gallery. The works—a revelatory selection of about forty photographs shot from the 1930s through the 1960s—are drawn entirely from the... | Read More

Picasso self portrait formerly from the Ganz Collection up for auction in May

This spring, Christie’s will offer Pablo Picasso’s Le Marin, 28 October 1943 (estimate upon request), in the May 15 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art. Executed at the height of Occupation, Le Marin, widely recognized as Picasso himself, clad in his iconic striped fisherman’s jersey, offers one of the most profound and revealing views into the artist’s wartime... | Read More

Numismatic Crime Information Center tip leads to arrests in the Rob Gronkowski break-in during Super Bowl

While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was busy playing in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 5, suspects were busy burglarizing his home, which he shared with three other individuals. The suspects stole safes, guns and jewelry, as well as two proof Morgan dollars. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, investigating the nighttime burglary had no definitive leads until March 2, when the Numismatic... | Read More

The Museum of Modern Art opens a major retrospective of Adrian Piper

From March 27 to July 22, 2018, The Museum of Modern Art presents the most comprehensive exhibition of the work of Adrian Piper (American, born 1948) to date with Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016. The exhibition is the result of a four-year collaboration between Piper and Christophe Cherix, Chief Curator in the Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints, Connie... | Read More

Oldest human footprints in North America discovered in Canada: study

Human footprints found on an island off the coast of western Canada date back to around 13,000 years ago, making them the oldest discovered in North America, according to a study published Wednesday. The footprints are likely those of two adults and one child walking barefoot on clay on what is today a beach on Calvert Island, northeast of Vancouver Island, according to the authors of the study... | Read More

‘World Make Way’: New Poems Paint Classic Pictures

Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins edited the new children's book, in which poets reflect on paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rather than describing the painting, it's what they feel," he says.

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and ABRAMS Books)

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