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Fresh-to-the-market painting by Renoir wil be offered by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

A fresh-to-the-market oil painting by the French impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), done around 1918 and titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the centerpiece lot in an auction planned for fall or winter – probably in November – by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Ave. A firm auction date... | Read More

Three walking figures make a striking entrance at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Three monumental sculptures by the artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017), Walking Figures, have joined the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts thanks to two generous donors, Marcel and Caroline Elefant. Art lovers first discovered the work in the summer of 2017 as part of the MMFA’s exhibition La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum. These impressive figures now... | Read More

The Fleming Collection celebrates its 50th anniversary with landmark exhibitions in Scotland

The renowned Fleming Collection of Scottish art deemed to be the finest outside public institutions is staging exhibitions this August at the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh and the Maclaurin Art Gallery at Rozelle House in Ayr as part of its celebration of fifty years of collecting. The theme of refugees, past and present, takes centre stage in Radicals, Pioneers and Rebels at the Fine Art... | Read More

National Portrait Gallery acquires portrait of poet Dylan Thomas by Augustus John

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a portrait of Dylan Thomas by his close friend Augustus John, it was announced today, Thursday 16 August 2018. The portrait, which links two of the most significant cultural figures in twentieth century Britain, has been purchased with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and The Thompson Family Foundation. The work, one of two... | Read More

Britain’s dry summer reveals ancient sites

Previously hidden archaeological sites have emerged in fields across Britain after the hot, dry summer exposed new cropmarks, the Historic England agency said Wednesday. Aerial photographs have exposed patterns which reveal the sites of prehistoric settlements, burial mounds and Iron Age, Bronze Age and Roman farms. Among the new discoveries are two Neolithic monuments near Milton Keynes in... | Read More

Britain’s dry summer reveals ancient sites

Previously hidden archaeological sites have emerged in fields across Britain after the hot, dry summer exposed new cropmarks, the Historic England agency said Wednesday. Aerial photographs have exposed patterns which reveal the sites of prehistoric settlements, burial mounds and Iron Age, Bronze Age and Roman farms. Among the new discoveries are two Neolithic monuments near Milton Keynes in... | Read More

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and "Queen of Soul" loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died at her Detroit home on Thursday. She was 76. She influenced generations of female singers with unforgettable hits including "Respect" (1967), "Natural Woman" (1968) and "I Say a Little Prayer" (1968). The multiple Grammy winner cemented her place in US... | Read More

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank

A set of Roman-era tombs dating back some 2,000 years have been discovered near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank during road works, an official said Thursday. The cemetery dating to the first century AD, when the region was under Roman rule, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank around two weeks ago. It was discovered during road work in mountainous... | Read More

NEH and Luce grants totaling $600,000 awarded to Nevelson Chapel restoration project

A critical restoration for Louise Nevelson’s 1977 masterwork Chapel of the Good Shepherd is now underway in New York City. The work is colloquially known as Nevelson Chapel. Objects Conservation Studio’s Sarah Nunberg and students from Pratt Institute are treating overpainted wood surfaces with an innovative cleaning system developed in Florence, revealing Nevelson’s original... | Read More

Tampa Museum of Art opens exhibition of works by Patricia Cronin

The Tampa Museum of Art will open the first in an exciting slate of exhibitions for Fall 2018 focused on the theme of love. Sponsored by the Vinik Family Foundation, the Season of Love begins August 16 with the unveiling of Patricia Cronin’s commissioned sculpture Aphrodite Reimagined, part of her solo exhibition Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the... | Read More
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