Morning Links: Prado vs. Museum of Royal Collections Edition

Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, at the center of the controversy. COURTEST WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, at the center of the controversy.


Microbes—and the way they colonize us—are the subject of an exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall. [The Guardian]

Sellers of art estimated to bring in $2.3 billion at the May auctions include billionaire money manager Steven A. Cohen and New York real estate mogul Sheldon Solow. [Bloomberg]

The San Jose Museum of Art has received a gift of 44 artworks, including pieces by Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, and Jay DeFeo, from the collection of Barbara and Dixon Farley. [Artforum]

Anne-Lise Coste’s “Blue Water” at Noguerasblanchard Gallery in Madrid. [Contemporary Art Daily]

“If he is waiting to have the paintings in his place, he has to wait until hell freezes over”: two Spanish museums, the Prado and newcomer Museum of Royal Collections, are battling over four paintings, including Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights and a Rogier van der Weyden. [The New York Times]

The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, which is dedicated to Himalayan art, is planning a series of programs to honor Nepalese culture in light of the recent earthquake. [The Art Newspaper] 

Venus Over Los Angeles opened with a sparse Dan Colen show. [Blouin Artinfo]

The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a dozen rare gold pre-Columbian artifacts from Sotheby’s, which will be displayed in a special exhibition starting May 16. []

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