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A pair of exhibitions–Art after Stonewall at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall at the Brooklyn Museum–mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Separately they manage just that balancing act. Together, they connect the past and present in striking ways, while pointing to a future in which the spirit established that night on Christopher Street will continue to move with the times.
Leading Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on May 14 is a rare masterpiece from Claude Monet’s Haystacks series. Meules (French for ‘stacks’) from 1890 is one of 25 canvasses the artist painted on the subject.
A team of Russian underwater explorers may have stumbled upon a cache of lost artworks worth millions.
In this summer’s sweeping fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, a notoriously difficult to pin-down concept is on display. Camp: Notes on Fashion, on view through September 8, is an exuberant, colorful exhibition that simultaneously addresses and artfully dodges the question, “What is ‘Camp’?”
This time his discovery was an auctioneer’s fantasy–Judith and Holofernes (1607), a lost masterpiece by Caravaggio found in 2014.
Call it a testament to his genius, but Leonardo da Vinci has an incredible knack for staying in the headlines for someone 500 years deceased. Last week marked the 500th anniversary of his death, and while exhibitions around the world are celebrating his life and works, controversial discoveries are popping up at an incredible rate.
This fall, Blenheim Palace, an estate and museum outside of Oxford, England, will offer a unique interactive art experience. As part of a Maurizio Cattelan solo exhibition opening September 12, America, a fully functioning solid 18-Karat gold toilet, will be installed and available for use.
Ursula von Rydingsvard is a master of translating the complex emotional world of the human condition into physical, sculptural form. Her most ambitious solo exhibition to date, The Contour of Feeling, now at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), showcases this talent.
500 years after his death on May 2, 1519, the accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance man, are still astounding. In a year marked by exhibitions and celebrations around the world, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is commemorating the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death with the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented on his life's work.
In this (large) Art History Babe Brief, Corrie & Ginny share some of the history of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. We also discuss the fire, the resultant media storm, and potential restoration efforts and hash through some complicated questions concerning which events are publicly mourned en masse.