John Singer Sargent, Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl, about 1878, in the collection of the Denver Art Museum.COURTESY DENVER ART MUSEUM

Denver Art Museum Goes Free for Children

Today the Denver Art Museum announced that it will no longer charge admission to its collection galleries for visitors 18 years old and under, joining a number of museums that in recent years have eliminated fees for various segments of … Read More

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Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”)COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Loic Gouzer Follows Up ‘Gritty’ Sale With Auction Featuring Potentially Historic Picasso

Loic Gouzer, international specialist at Christie’s auction house, has organized a special contemporary evening sale during the spring auctions in New York for the second year in a row, this one called “Looking Forward to the Past.” It is a … Read More

David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar. 


Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper] MoMA … Read More

Ai Weiwei.


Amnesty International Honors Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei With Joint 2015 Human Rights Award

A Reuters article reported today that Amnesty International has presented its 2015 human rights award to both Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and American folksinger Joan Baez. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, has been banned from leaving China … Read More

The catalogue in question.

Cory Arcangel To Release Upcoming Show Catalog As Teen Magazine

In an online interview published today by Dazed, Cory Arcangel explained that the catalog for his upcoming exhibition at Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo in Milan will take the form of a teen magazine in the mold of … Read More

Suzanne and Bud Selig. (Submitted to Scottsdale Independent)

Phoenix Art Museum Gets $2.5 M. Gift From Selig Family

It was reported today by the Scottsdale Independent that The Phoenix Art Museum has received a $2.5 million dollar gift from former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and his wife Suzanne, with the expressed intention of funding a chief … Read More

Portrait of a Young Girl (1620-23), by Rubens.

Morning Links: Clara Serena Rubens Edition

A portrait of Rubens’ 12-year-old daughter Clara Serena, which was recently deaccessioned by the Met, is going to be housed at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp. It was previously attributed to a follower of Rubens, and estimated at $20,000-$30,000 in 2013. It will … Read More

Goya's Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson, which was recently acquired by the museum.COURTESY MEADOWS MUSEUM

Meadows Foundation Gives $45 M. to SMU’s Art Museum, School

Dallas’s Southern Methodist University is celebrating its 100th birthday with a formidable gift: a $45 million grant from the Meadows Foundation, which is the largest single gift in the school’s history. Of that figure, $25 million is being given to SMU’s Meadows … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Lotty Rosenfeld's Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento, 
media installation (1979).


Chile Details Plans for Venice Biennale Pavilion

Chile has announced plans for its Venice Biennale Pavilion, which will be titled “Poéticas de la Disidencia” (or “Poetics of Dissent”). The concept was selected out of a public competition sponsored by the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Chile (CNCA). The … Read More


The Postal Service Is Printing Martín Ramírez Stamps

This has to be the finest news I’ve heard in weeks: the United States Postal Service has announced that it is issuing five postage stamps with details of works by the great Martín Ramírez (1895–1963), the Mexican American artist whose … Read More

Jackson Pollock in the kitchen. 


Morning Links: Jackson Pollock’s Cookbook Edition

Yarat, an Azeri non-profit organization, will show works by local and international contemporary artists on March 24 in its new location inside a Soviet-era naval building in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. “Making Histories” will show works by more than 20 artists, … Read More

Graphics News

The Biennial Boom

The 56th Venice Biennale, which opens in a little over a month, may be one of the world’s best-known and most prestigious art festivals, but in the past 20 years or so it’s gotten a lot of company on the … Read More

News The Talent

Meiyin Wang Named Curator of Park Avenue Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program

New York’s Park Avenue Armory announced today that Meiyin Wang has been named the first curator of its artist-in-residence program. Wang, who will continue as the co-director of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, is known for working with emerging … Read More

Crime News
Drawing of a horse, by Picasso.


Picasso’s Electrician Receives 2-Year Sentence for Possession of 271 Stolen Artworks

The verdict has been reached—75-year-old Pierre Le Guennec, Picasso’s former electrician back in the 1970s, has been dealt a two year (suspended) prison sentence for possession of 271 stolen, never-before-seen Picasso works which he claimed were a gift from the … Read More