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All heads turned and smiles lit up the room as two athletic Weimaraners, Flo and Topper, bounded excitedly through the crowd followed by their guru, famed artist/photographer, William Wegman. The occasion was the opening reception for Outside In, a mind-expanding exhibition spanning over four decades in the prolific career of one of America’s most beloved artists.
Thomas Gainsborough’s Going to Market, Early Morning, considered a masterpiece of 18th-century British landscapes, set a new record for the artist at auction this week. Selling for  $10 million to an anonymous buyer at Sotheby’s London’s July 3 Old Master Paintings Evening Sale, the painting is one of several depictions of this subject matter.
All four babes unite to discuss the amazing artwork of Ana Mendieta. Born in Cuba, but transported to Iowa as a preteen, Mendieta is known for her performance as well as earth-body works. The babes express their thoughts, feelings and speculation around Mendieta’s art as well as her way-too-short, but fascinating life.
You’ll find works from some of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists, such as Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Xu Bing, and Yin Xiuzhen at the  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) this summer. Although well-known in the Chinese contemporary art scene, most of these artists are still little-known in the United States.
July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission this month, and preparations to celebrate this historic moment are underway across the country. But this anniversary is perhaps felt nowhere more strongly than where much of the action took base—at Johnson Space Center in Houston, home of the Mission Control that launched the famed flight into space.

It’s virtually impossible to give a cohesive assessment of the 58th Venice Biennale: its multiple venues are distributed between the industrial-looking former shipyard space Arsenale, the quaint Giardini with the various national pavilions and the dozens of individual installations scattered all over town. As a result, what tends to stick after a visit is whatever happened to align with an individual’s personal taste—and with so much on view, there is something for everyone.

The Helmuth Stone Gallery in Sarasota, Florida specializes in jewelry, fine arts, and Asian antiques. An auction hosted by the gallery later this month will curate items from those categories, with more than 400 lots ranging from a private New York collection to fine art and antique collections from San Francisco and Oklahoma City. The sale will offer items such as Chinese porcelain and jade, bronze and silver jewelry, and Pre-Columbian artifacts.
When the London-based workspace company Second Home was ready to leap across the pond to the U.S., they first set their sights on San Francisco, a move co-founder Sam Aldenton found obligatory at the behest of financial backers. But a family relation who studied architecture at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles convinced him to establish Second Home’s U.S. beachhead in L.A.
For generations, children have been transported to a magical world of monsters and raucous parties by Maurice Sendak’s classic book Where the Wild Things Are. His fun romp through main character Max’s imagination has delighted readers since its publication in 1963, and it remains a classic, still voted by contemporary audiences as one of the greatest children’s books of all time.
how did a portrait by one of the greatest artists of all time, of one of the most influential women of his lifetime, go unnoticed for 300 years?