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The exceptionally surprising and thought-provoking exhibition Painting Is My Everything—Art from India’s Mithila Region is on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco until December 30, 2018. Thirty large-scale works from various artists, predominantly women, transport the visitors into a colorful and deeply meaningful world.
In the first Andy Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989, the Whitney Museum of American Art offers a new perspective on one of the world's most recognizable artists.
Today, like so many other historical works, Albrecht Dürer's "Self-Portrait" from 1500 is taken for granted as a masterpiece. That, however, was not always the case. This podcast episode explores the story behind Dürer's iconic "Self-Portrait."
Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale made over $5 million yesterday, part of their Asian Week Sales in London. The top sale was lot 153, a very rare, large Imperial underglaze blue and iron-red enamel ‘Nine Dragon’ Dish, of the Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimated at $524,000-786,000, the Nine Dragon Dish sold for $703,490.
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) explores how science and art inspired each other in Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, the first exhibition to highlight the untold story of the Dimensionist Manifesto. 
Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made.
Blending dance, music and performance art with existing works from the collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is exploring various forms of motion in Groundings, their latest exhibition.
This weekend in Houston, the Menil Collection opened the doors to the newest building on its 30-acre campus. The Menil Drawing Institute’s 30,000-square-foot, $40 million building houses the Menil’s comprehensive drawing collection and represents the first freestanding building in the United States built expressly for the exhibit, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.
Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made...
Offering rare and intimate portraits of life in a World War II ghetto, the photographic exhibition Memory Unearthed recently opened at the Portland Art Museum. The exhibition presents more than 100 photographs taken between 1940 and 1944 by the Warsaw-born Jewish photographer Henryk Ross (1910-1991).