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Louvre Exhibit Acclaims Da Vinci, 500 Years After His Death

By Claire Parker | Oct 22, 2019

A new exhibit at the Louvre, opening Thursday and marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death, tries to sketch out as complete a picture of the artist and thinker as possible.

MoMA Reopens with More Space, Fresh Juxtapositions

By Katherine Roth | Oct 17, 2019

The Museum of Modern Art's new $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion offers visitors more than much-needed elbow room. It emphasizes new juxtapositions of works to encourage broader perspectives and new narratives.

Venice Court Temporarily Blocks da Vinci Loan to Louvre

Oct 9, 2019

An administrative court in Venice decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre in Paris for an exhibition that is set to open later this month.

Louvre Opens Huge Outpost to Protect Art from Flooding

Oct 9, 2019

The Louvre opened a new sprawling art conservation center Tuesday some 200 kilometers (120 miles) from Paris to protect the museum's priceless artworks from its flood-prone storage reserves.

Accused of Racism, Renowned Museum Confronts its Blind Spots

By William J. Kole | Oct 8, 2019

Boston's regal Museum of Fine Arts, home to some of humanity's greatest artworks, is scrambling to make amends.

Museum of the Bible Quietly Replaces Questioned Artifact

By Ken Miller | Oct 7, 2019

The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity.

Spain Gets Last Word on London Sale of Botticelli Painting

By Colleen Barry and Joseph Wilson | Oct 2, 2019

A Botticelli portrait that long hung in Madrid's El Prado Museum is being offered this week for sale during London's Frieze Masters art fair for $30 million. But a Spanish law on cultural treasures might create difficulties for a foreign buyer.

Creativity Without the Pressure at 'Paint and Sip' Studios

By Molly Sprayregen | Sep 24, 2019

They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative.

Sackler Money Complicates Donation Policies for Museums

By Hillel Italie | Sep 18, 2019

Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated.

A New Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Textiles and Home Goods

By Katherine Roth | Sep 17, 2019

A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little-known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public.

Snctm Debuts Infamous Masquerade Party at Art Basel Miami Beach in December

Sep 13, 2019

Snctm introduces its first-ever Masquerade party in Miami, expanding the members-only erotic brand's reach during premier art exhibit festival Art Basel Miami Beach, December 6th.

Groundbreaking Photographer Robert Frank Dies at Age 94

By Hillel Italie | Sep 10, 2019

Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94.

Art Basel Inside Set for February in Abu Dhabi

Sep 10, 2019

Art Basel Inside will bring together opinion leaders and entrepreneurs from across disciplines and industries for three days in Abu Dhabi in February 2020.

Making Connections: Acro-Artists Sabine van Rensburg and Brin Schoellkopf Talk 'Passengers' US Debut

By Sam Cronin | Sep 4, 2019

"Passengers" is a contemporary circus performance that blends acrobatics, theatre, illusion, music and dance that is making its US debut in September in Boston. EDGE spoke with two acro-artists about the show, and working with The 7 Fingers collective.

Pretty as a Picture: Dress Up Your Home With Fine Art

Pretty as a Picture: Dress Up Your Home With Fine Art

By Jill Gleeson | Sep 3, 2019

Gallery director Asa Wolf offers pro tips on selecting, purchasing and displaying art in your home.

Discovering Art and Culture in Cape Town

By Kelsy Chauvin | Aug 30, 2019

In the shadow of Table Mountain, an art haven is booming. From galleries to one of the world's most impressive contemporary art spaces, Cape Town is proving to be a bastion of artistic expression.

MSC Cruises Launches First Fine Art Experience at Sea

Aug 27, 2019

MSC Grandiosa, the newest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet set to launch in November, will host the world's first fine art experience on board a cruise ship.

How Subversive Artists Made Thrift Shopping Cool

Aug 16, 2019

Over the past 100 years, visual artists probably deserve the most credit for thrift shopping's place in the cultural milieu.

Bauhaus Style: Celebrating 100 Years Throughout Germany

By Jill Gleeson | Aug 7, 2019

Want to discover Bauhaus design principles in the place where it was born? Head to Germany, where a full-on party for the movement, with a wide range of openings and special events, will be going strong through the end of the year.

4 Hotels with Museum-Worthy Art Collections

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 6, 2019

Here's a look at four hotels boasting worthy collections, each located in destinations that pulsate with art and culture.

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