The restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece revealed a lamb’s disturbingly humanoid eyes.

The Ghent Altarpiece (also called The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb), ca. 1423-1432. Jan van EyckSint Baafskathedraal The recent restoration of a world-famous painting of a biblical episode, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (1432), uncovered a startlingly different face for its sacrificial livestock—and the internet is mesmerized. The artwork commonly known as the Ghent Altarpiece,…

Three-quarters of adults in the U.S. engage with the arts through electronic media, according to a new NEA report.

A museum visitor photographs a painting with their smartphone. Via Piqsels. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults, or some 175 million people, engage with the arts through electronic media, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts. Younger adults tended to use electronic media to access arts-related content at higher rates than…

Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits will go on a five-city tour of U.S. museums.

Barack and Michelle Obama pose with Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, and the artists’ portraits of the former U.S. president and first lady during a ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery on February 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images. Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s iconic portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will…

7 Art Dealers Reveal How Gallery Waiting Lists Really Work

Artist’s Proof, 2013. Liz Magic LaserVARIOUS SMALL FIRES Sold-out gallery exhibitions make news, which can lead art collectors and enthusiasts to believe the phenomenon is a frequent occurrence. We hear about Loie Hollowell selling out at Pace, Carol Bove at David Zwirner, Brice Marden at Gagosian, Ebecho Muslimova at Magenta Plains, and Avery Singer at…

The front-of-house staff at The Shed has successfully unionized.

The Shed. Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim, via Flickr. The front-of-house staff at the New York City cultural center The Shed has unionized. The workers, including gallery guides, ticket takers, and ushers, among other part-time workers, have formed a collective bargaining unit represented by Local 2110 UAW, according to Hyperallergic. The Shed will recognize…

These Major Contemporary Artists Are Passionate Collectors of Outsider Art

May 10, 2019, 2019. Helen RaeAndrew Edlin Gallery Susan Te Kahurangi King, Untitled, c. 1975.Courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery and Chris Byrne. Ever wondered what’s in Cindy Sherman’s art collection? Well, it certainly includes at least one quirky sculpture by Mr. Imagination, a Chicago-born outsider artist whose preferred media included bottle caps and molding sand.…

Authorities seized an alleged Bronzino painting connected to an international forgery scandal.

A painting of Saint Cosmas attributed to Bronzino. Courtesy the Alana Collection. A painting attributed to Bronzino has been seized by French officials in the latest development in an international Old Master forgery scandal. Saint Cosmas (ca.1544) was on loan to the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris for an exhibition focusing on the U.S.–based Alana Collection,…

How Italy’s Art Crime Squad Has Protected Cultural Artifacts for Five Decades

Italian Police in an exhibition with an Etruscan work, 1955.Photo by Touring Club Italiano/Marka/Universal Images.Group via Getty Images. In the late 1960s and early ’70s, thefts from museums and archaeological sites were on the rise. In an effort to protect cultural property, nations convened and drafted the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting…

Jill Jack’s Eleanorfest: 10 internationally-renowned female musicians…

New music event set for May 2 at the historic Redford Theatre to benefit Trinity House (PRWeb January 22, 2020) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/jill_jacks_eleanorfest_10_internationally_renowned_female_musicians_to_share_the_stage_for_one_night/prweb16849276.htm

Author Michael E. Highlen’s new book “We Believed!” is a detailed…

Recent release “We Believed!” from Page Publishing author Michael E. Highlen is an enthusiastic reflection on the Chicago Cubs’ willing 2016 season and their first championship victory in 108 years. (PRWeb January 22, 2020) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/author_michael_e_highlens_new_book_we_believed_is_a_detailed_account_of_the_chicago_cubs_historic_world_series_win_in_2016/prweb16850629.htm

Mr. Clarence Edward Thornton Sr.’s newly released “When You Receive My…

“When You Receive My Vote, You Receive My Way of Life (Christianity)” from Christian Faith Publishing author Mr. Clarence Edward Thornton Sr. is an inspiring memoir of the author’s journey through… (PRWeb January 22, 2020) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/mr_clarence_edward_thornton_sr_s_newly_released_when_you_receive_my_vote_you_receive_my_way_of_life_christianity_narrates_a_life_of_unrelenting_faith_in_god/prweb16851011.htm

Pastor Bob’s newly released “Man Up” is an important wake-up call for…

“Man Up” from Christian Faith Publishing author Pastor Bob shares a thought-provoking read for men to understand their role in the world through the guidance of Jesus Christ. (PRWeb January 22, 2020) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/pastor_bobs_newly_released_man_up_is_an_important_wake_up_call_for_the_men_in_america_to_return_to_god/prweb16851073.htm

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