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  • Roundup: Botched restoration, Nazca Lines damage, auction house turmoil

    Roundup: Botched restoration, Nazca Lines damage, auction house turmoil
    Environmental activists anger archaeologists and the Peruvian government, a botched restoration draws pilgrims in Spain, the struggle to preserve a woman-built artist-environment in Wisconsin, as well as an iconic brutalist architectural icon in New York....
  • Talbott Retiring As Director, CEO Of Wadsworth Atheneum

    HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant. Talbott will stay in the position until the...
  • Former restaurateur to sell $15M wine trove

    The former owner of New York restaurant Cru plans to sell a collection of almost 100,000 bottles of wine valued at $15 million, including choice Burgundies and more than 750 cases of Chablis. Wally’s Auctions will handle the sale for Roy Welland,...
  • Fifth InVision Photo Festival attracts renowned photographers who explore the world with both sophisticated SLRs and iPhones

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this year's Olympus InVision Photography Festival is a literal library of visual stories — told through powerful and provocative images that speak to everything from capturing personal moments with an...
  • 35 years later, the Baltimore School for the Arts is still changing lives

    35 years later, the Baltimore School for the Arts is still changing lives
    Everybody has heard of the actor Will Smith. Most will know of his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith. Some will know that she was trained at the Baltimore School for the Arts, now celebrating its 35th anniversary. She is but one of many successful...
  • Who are Ken and Anne Dias Griffin?

     Who are Ken and Anne Dias Griffin?
    Anne Dias Griffin, 44: Fluent in French, English and Spanish and conversational in German, she was born in Strasbourg, France, to a Franco-German mother and a Franco-Argentine father and heard three languages at home, according to an essay she wrote for a...
  • Jeff Koons' Whitney retrospective ending with 36-hour marathon viewing

    Jeff Koons' Whitney retrospective ending with 36-hour marathon viewing
    This is the final weekend for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective,” the controversial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art that occupies all four floors of exhibition space. It will be the last show prior to the museum’s departure...
  • 80 years of iconic art by famed Pop artist Robert Indiana on view at Allentown Art Museum

    For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career. Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
  • The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida

    The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida
    In my short career as a blogger and critic, I can't claim to have ever inspired a work of art. But the cut-up poem I composed for Jeff Koons, out of the reviews of his show at the Whitney Museum, has inspired just such a thing: Brooklyn-based artist...
  • The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death
    When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work. At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
  • We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy

    We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy
    Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...