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The study concluded that “There is no doubt about the existence of the Mona Lisa effect—it just does not occur with Mona Lisa herself.”
The folksy charm of Margaret Kilgallen will be on display starting this week in the first posthumous museum exhibition of the Mission School artist’s work, opening Friday at the Aspen Art Museum.
It is iconic, incredible, and unforgettable-- but is the work on view in Paris's Louvre Museum today the real deal?
In a new body of work from Dawoud Bey, the prolific portrait photographer explores blackness from a new angle: landscapes set at twilight. Night Coming Tenderly, Black, originally commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial of International Art, and opening this week at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) shows Bey working with landscapes in the same intimate way he usually photographs people.
This episode of the ArtCurious podcast explores the history behind Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon​​​​​​​, a work that shocked the world.
Showcasing important new acquisitions and masterworks from the permanent collection, the newly renovated North European galleries at the Cleveland Museum of Art aim to envelop visitors in a new viewing experience.
Their styles vary widely, from Rococo to Modernism, but the thing that all the artists have in common in a new exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is that they’re all female, struggling against the constraints of a society that hindered them in the pursuit of their chosen career.
Nat and Corrie provide a brief introduction to the behemoth that is Modernism. From the ridiculous trial of James McNeil Whistler to the philosophical merits of Abstract Expressionism, the Art History Babes are here to help you feel a little less intimidated by modern art.
The first exhibition of Sri Lankan art held at an American museum opened this month at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka showcases a wide range of Sri Lankan art pieces, from gold, silver, and ivory jewels to 19th-century photographs.
They assumed the canvas was a common copy, and estimated its value at only $5,000 when a Washington, D.C. auction house listed it last year.