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Corrie & Nat discuss the timeless drama of "The Calling of Saint Matthew" by one of the baddest boys of the Baroque, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
In between Memorial Day and July 4 is a family cookout of another kind at Flutter, the recently opened artist space in Los Angeles through November.
Conservators at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague made a surprising and valuable discovery recently while doing some routine restoration work.
Discovered after decades stashed in a drawer, one of the world’s most famous and valuable chesspieces in coming to auction. Offered by Sotheby’s in their upcoming Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art sale, a newly rediscovered carved ivory chessmen dating to the 12th century is estimated to sell for $700,000 to $1.2 million.
On the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, one artist is making sure the atrocities of that incident are not forgotten.
As a follow up to their BB on Fragonard's "The Swing", Corrie and Nat discuss Yinka Shonibare's 2001 work, "The Swing" (after Fragonard).
London-based artist Nasser Azam is a modern day Renaissance man.

In an ever-changing world, artists and designers seek to simultaneously make sense of the change and to shape it. That challenge has never been greater in the industrialized, digitized 21st century, which shifts and grows at an exponentially increasing pace. Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the museum’s sixth triennial, brings together a wide range of designers engaging with art and science in cutting-edge ways to address one of the major challenges of our time.

For Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the original architects of the 9/11 Memorial in New York, they envision healing for the community in the form of the 9/11 Memorial Glade, a redesigned outdoor space to honor the selflessness, courage, and perseverance of the women and men involved in the rescue and recovery effort.
According to a report in the Guardian, the Louvre has declined to include the most expensive painting ever sold in their upcoming blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. The Salvator Mundi has its supporters and critics, but doubts about whether or not it’s an authentic da Vinci didn’t stop its sale at Christie’s for $450.3 million in 2017.