Tag: Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum Returns Marble Head to Turkey – ARTnews.com

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will return a marble head of the Greek deity Eros to Turkey that was separated from a sarcophagus dating to the 3rd century CE. The move resolves a struggle to restitute the object that has lasted for nearly a century. The V&A described the artifact’s return as “a cultural partnership” with the Turkish government agency overseeing culture and tourism.  ...

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BDN highlights UMaine’s Zillman Art Museum arts education program – UMaine News

The Bangor Daily News highlighted UMaine’s Zillman Art Museum that has recently received a UMaine arts initiative seed grant. The grant is to be used towards the creation of an arts education program with the Cobscook Institute in Lubec, known for its birding programs. Until recently the museum did not have any “bird-centric art” for the exhibit but a perfectly timed donation of bird ...

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Orlando Museum of Art Director Is Out Following Raid of Basquiat Show – ARTnews.com

Aaron De Groft lost his job as director and chief executive of the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida on Tuesday night, days after the FBI seized 25 paintings with a contested attribution to Jean-Michel Basquiat that were on display in the museum. Agents raided the museum on Friday after presenting museum employees a 41-page affidavit for the search warrant based on an investigation ...

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Art Industry News: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Is Raising Its Admission Fee to $30 as Inflation Comes for Us All + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 29. NEED-TO-READ Jeff Koons Balloon Sculpture Sold to Benefit Ukraine Humanitarian Effort – Danish collector Jens Faurschou acquired Jeff Koons’s sculpture Balloon Monkey (Magenta) for £10.1 million ($12.4 million) after a fierce battle with a Mandarin-speaking phone ...

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Embattled Orlando Museum Director Is Out—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines GAME ON! After months of anticipation, Frieze has released the exhibitor list for its inaugural Seoul contemporary art fair, which runs September 2 through 5. The lineup features a total of some 110 galleries, and is rich with upper-echelon dealers like Gagosian, Matthew Marks, David Zwirner, and Hauser & Wirth. A Frieze Masters section will feature 18 booths with works from ...

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston selling NFTs of rarely-exhibited French Impressionist pastels to raise funds for conservation

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston is turning to NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to help raise funds for a major conservation project. The MFA is the latest encyclopaedic museum to mint NFTs from works in its collection, collaborating with La Collection to turn 23 French Impressionist pastel works by Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro and others into digital tokens. Proceeds from sales of around ...

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FBI Seizes Contested Basquiat Paintings from the Orlando Museum of Art – ARTnews.com

FBI agents raided the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday and seized 25 paintings with a contested attribution to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York Times and the Associated Press have reported. According to the search warrant, the F.B.I.’s Art Crime Team had been investigating the authenticity of the works since the their discovery in a storage unit in Los Angeles in 2012. Scrutiny of the paintings intensified in February ...

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British Museum presses on minting NFTs despite crypto crash—when will UK museums stop seeing artworks as assets?

After more than 50 outings, this Diary has scored a small victory; following my article on the carbon cost of the British Museum’s NFT sales, the company behind the operation has overhauled its environmental policy. Previously, La Collection said they would plant one tree per NFT created, but this underestimated the amount of carbon an NFT would produce over its lifetime (since each transaction ...

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Latest News in Black Art: New Name for DuSable Museum, Public Art Works by Thomas J. Price and Charles Gaines, Plans for African American Dictionary & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Rendering of Charles Gaines’s Moving Chains, 2022. | Courtesy TOLO Architecture   Public Art On Windrush Day (June 22), British artist Thomas J. Price is paying tribute to Afro-Caribbeans who emigrated to the UK between 1948 and 1971, with a new bronze sculpture. Depicting ...

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Protestors Demand British Museum Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece – ARTnews.com

Protestors gathered at the British Museum in London on Sunday to call for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles with Greece as international support grows for a resolution to the decades-long cultural row. The protest was organized by the advocacy group British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) and marked the 13th anniversary of the inauguration of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Activists ...

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