May 2019

Roosegaarde is widely regarded as one of the decade’s most important contemporary artists. Known for his large scale sculptures and installations in urban environments that blur the lines between technology, art, and environmentalism, Roosegaarde was named Dutch Artist of the Year.
David Bailey speaks about his signature portraits of the 1960s, recounting how he came to photograph such luminaries of the era as Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, and Andy Warhol, among many others.

Columbus, Ohio – Considered by many to be the most famous violin in the world, Niccolò Paganini’s “Il Cannone” violin travels to Columbus for the first time in its history. Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) with the generous support of Columbus City Council, the Harold C. Schott Foundation and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is hosting Paganini’s “Il Cannone” violin at the Columbus Museum of Art from May 11-19 with a public performance by the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, May 15 at the historic Ohio Theatre.

At Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" sculpture set the new record for a work by a living artist. The work sold for an incredible $91 Million.
The Met announced today that it will suspend accepting gifts from members of the Sackler family presently associated with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. The Museum’s review of its gift acceptance policies was precipitated in part by recent scrutiny of gifts received from individuals related to the production of opioids and the ensuing public health crisis surrounding the abuse of these medications.
A pair of exhibitions–Art after Stonewall at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall at the Brooklyn Museum–mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Separately they manage just that balancing act. Together, they connect the past and present in striking ways, while pointing to a future in which the spirit established that night on Christopher Street will continue to move with the times.
A 600-year-old painting leads two art conservators in Florence on a journey that sheds light on the story of the hundreds of thousands of children who were abandoned, and the women who saved them. The Innocents of Florence, the new documentary by Italian Canadian filmmaker Davide Battistella, has its Cinema Premiere in Florence on MAY 17, 2019 at Cinema La Compagnia, followed by 6 days of further screenings.
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Leading Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on May 14 is a rare masterpiece from Claude Monet’s Haystacks series. Meules (French for ‘stacks’) from 1890 is one of 25 canvasses the artist painted on the subject.
A team of Russian underwater explorers may have stumbled upon a cache of lost artworks worth millions.