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Morning Links: Ride City Edition

Jerry Saltz answers a round of “Would You Rather” with Paddle8. In response to “Would you rather… be under house arrest for a week inside Prada Marfa with Donald Trump as your “cell mate” OR not be allowed to leave … Read More


Morning Links: Louvre Superstore Edition

After many protests from art historians, the Louvre will go through with its plan to move 250,000 works to a store in Liévin, France. [The Art Newspaper]Peter Schjeldahl on the “fearful frenzy” that is today’s art market. [The New Yorker]Shepard … Read More


Retrospective: The Louvre’s Art Protection during World War I

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

External public area shaded by Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome. Architect : Ateliers Jean Nouvel. ©TDIC

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Receive Loans from Major French Museums

According to Le Figaro, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will borrow around 300 artworks from 13 major French museums over the next decade. These institutions include the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Guimet, and the Louvre.Manuel Rabaté, CEO of Agence … Read More


Saving Frida Kahlo From Her Own Celebrity

Scholars and artists are trying to reclaim Kahlo’s art from the cult of personality that has surrounded her since her death. A new exhibition at the MCA in Chicago aims to put the emphasis back on her painting by placing it in the context of work being made today Read More


The Latest Leonardo Debate

The announcement of a new attribution to the Renaissance master stirs up the usual controversy Read More

News Retrospective

Retrospective: When Mona Lisa Went Back to Italy

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

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The Art-Lovers’ Crowdfunding Gift Guide

Gifts that keep on giving for art nerds, culture geeks, crafters, thrill seekers, and more Read More

Archived Reviews Books

Novel Approach

The Louvre commissions stories—about itself. Read More


Decoding Leonardo

With a spate of suggested new attributions and a theme park devoted to his work, Leonardo da Vinci remains a source of speculation, mystery, and popular appeal. Read More


‘A Positive Understanding of Islam’

Museums around the world are showcasing Islamic art in an effort to promote understanding and engage immigrant communities. Read More


Is She Smiling for Two?

Space-age technology allowed restorers to see details of the Mona Lisa they never could before. Read More