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Christo documentary to have U.S. theatrical premiere at Film Forum

Film Forum is pleased to present the US theatrical premiere of Andrey M Paounov’s Walking on Water beginning Friday, May 17. Christo and his late wife/partner Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) created some of the most visually breathtaking art installations of the postwar era, including Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties (1976), Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin (1995), and The Gates in Central... | Read More

Property deaccessioned by the Virginia House Museum achieves 98% sell-through rate

On Wednesday, April 10, Freeman’s auctioned nearly 500 lots from the Collection of Ambassador & Mrs. Alexander Weddell, deaccessioned by the Virginia House Museum to benefit future preservation, acquisitions and care of collections. With an impressive 98% sell-through rate and unprecedented registration from online bidders, the single-owner sale nearly doubled its pre-sale high estimate,... | Read More

18th century weapons of war are the focus of new exhibition at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Warfare is complex and sophisticated today, but in the 1700s, during the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars, weaponry and combat was far less so. The arms used by the combatants on all sides of these North American conflicts were an international jumble of firearms and bladed weapons. In “To Arm Against an Enemy:” Weapons of the Revolutionary War, opening on April 20, at the... | Read More

$110,700 prototype Coke bottle tops Morphy’s $3M Las Vegas auction

An effervescent six-figure winning bid drove an extremely rare Coca-Cola prototype bottle to the top of prices realized at Morphy’s April 12-14 auction in Las Vegas. The elite three-day offering of antique coin-op and gambling machines, Old West relics, and antique advertising chalked up more than $3 million, with $110,700 of that total attributable to the early-20th-century soft drink... | Read More

Kelly Akashi is now represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Material tactility, its possibilities, limitations, and transformation form the core of Kelly Akashi's practice. Originally trained in analog photography, traditional processes and the materiality of documents continue to inform and fuel her sculptural explorations. Working in a variety of media, such as wax, bronze, fire, glass, silicone, copper, and rope, Akashi investigates the capacity and... | Read More

MoMA appoints Beverly Adams as the new Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art

The Museum of Modern Art announced the appointment of Beverly Adams as the new Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art. The endowed curatorial position was created in 2006 in order to help shape the Museum’s collection and exhibition activities. Adams’s responsibilities will include the installation of collection galleries, the development of special exhibitions and... | Read More

Academy Museum to offer free admission to visitors under 18

Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, today announced the George Lucas Family Foundation has provided a transformative grant in support of the Academy Museum’s educational mission. The Academy Museum will use the funds to create an endowment underwriting free admission to the Museum in perpetuity for visitors ages 17 and younger. The George Lucas Family... | Read More

Exhibition celebrates museum’s excellent collection of postwar abstract art

Opened today, Friday, April 19 on the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s third floor, “Postwar Abstraction: Variations” celebrates the Museum’s excellent collection of postwar abstract art through 31 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. The original exhibition, curated by Dr. Roja Najafi, spans from 1952 to 1996 and includes popular works by Sam Francis,... | Read More

In war-torn Syria, an ancestor of Notre-Dame still stands

An arched entrance flanked by two towers, elaborate carvings and a broad-aisled nave: a 5th century limestone church in northwestern Syria is the architectural forerunner of France's famed Notre-Dame cathedral. Hemmed by the village of Qalb Lozeh (Arabic for Heart of the Almond), the cathedral which goes by the same name is widely hailed as Syria's finest example of Byzantine-era architecture.... | Read More

‘Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future’ most-visited exhibition in Guggenheim Museum’s history

The exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future has attracted more than 600,000 visitors since its opening, making it the most-visited show in the history of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The survey of Hilma af Klint’s work is the first major solo exhibition in the United States devoted to the Swedish artist. “For me, the 2018–19 art season will always belong to the... | Read More
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