August 2019

The treasure is believed to have belonged to a family caught up in 14th-century violence that destroyed the thriving Jewish community of Colmar in Alsace. That anything at all survives is a miracle. 

Los Angeles, CA - The new design for the Korean American National Museum was unveiled today at an event held at the institution's future site. Attended by state representatives Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Senator Holly Mitchell, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and City Council President Herb Wesson, the public event celebrates $4M in funding awarded to the museum by the State of California to help support the creation of the museum.

In collaboration with the New Museum, the publisher Phaidon recently released Nari Ward: We The People, a book that critically examines the work of one of the world's most important living artists.
You've seen portraits of Georgian royalty in powered wigs. Now see the effort it took to create those iconic looks!
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display nine silk quilts from the national collection along with related needlework artifacts dating from the late 19th into the early 20th centuries in the exhibition “Everyday Luxury: Silk Quilts from the National Collection.”
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia will offer its own contribution to a nationwide exploration of LGBTQ+ history and culture with a new exhibition opening Aug. 9, 2019.
Currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus celebrates the centennial of Bauhaus by highlighting 50 works by pioneering fiber and textile artists such as Anni Albers, Claire Zeisler, Lenore Tawney, Otti Berger, Gunta Stölzl, Else Regensteiner, Ethel Stein, and Sheila Hicks.
Join Collections Conservator Alice Tate-Harte as she works to restore Titian's 'Orpheus Enchanting the Animals' from the Wellington Collection at London's Apsley House.

The Iranian Revolution ushered in an era of social change that many Iranians, especially women, are still grappling with. When the Iranian people took to the streets to overthrow their monarch in 1979 in favor of a new anti-Western government, many women were among the protesters. A new exhibition at the Freer|Sackler Gallery gives insight into the effects these cultural changes have had on life in Iran, and on women’s in particular.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are pleased to announce the acquisition and exhibition of the powerful video work in Pursuit of Venus [infected] (2015), by New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana, as part of the Contemporary Art Program at the de Young museum.