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News: Michelangelo Found in Family Home

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What may be one of the most wonderful discoveries of the past hundred years in Art History was found not in desert sands or buried deep in museum archives, but rather behind a couch in the modest home of a family in Buffalo, New York.   A painting that thus far only family lore attributed to Michelanglo was rediscovered tucked ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

diwali

  Celebrate: Today begins the five day Hindu holiday of Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Oak and The Ax, Maine

The Oak and The Ax

The Oak and The Ax describes itself as “a music venue, cafe, bar, screening room.” An eclectic mix which in its short existence, has made the venue the cultural touchstone for Biddeford, Maine, a small town adjacent to the capital Portland. And the word is spreading. Bands and guests have started to trickle in from around the country to play ... Read More »

News: Long, Lost Rembrandt

Rembrandt

A painting once thought to be by the artist Frans Hals, lost for nearly 300 years, then found in the collection of an English family is currently on loan to The Denver Art Museum.   The work known as Rembrandt Laughing is a small painting, under a foot in height, on copper. Painted in 1628 by a 21 or 22 ... Read More »

Interview: Punches, Williamsburg Brooklyn

  Formed in the belly of the much ballyhooed, mimicked and misunderstood neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the new “late night disco project” Punches. The creation of singer and dj Alan Astor and the popular dj duo Finger on the Pulse, otherwise known as the twins Greg and Darin Bresnitz, Punches is releasing both mix albums and their own original ... Read More »

News: Velázquez at The Frick

Velázquez's King Philip IV of Spain

Velázquez’s magnificent King Philip IV of Spain is one of the highlights of The Frick Collection in New York City. Michael Gallagher, the conservator in charge of the painting’s recent cleaning and restoration, will be holding a talk on the painting today to describe its treatment and explain some of the many insights gained into the technique and history of ... Read More »

Chronicles: Chester A. Arthur Home

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The Chester A. Arthur Home in New York City was the home of the 21st President of the United States, both before and after his time in the White House. The townhouse located at 123 Lexington Avenue in New York City, is where Arthur spent most of his adult life. It is also to this home where, while serving as ... Read More »

News: Colossal Dali Sculptures in NYC

'Woman Aflame' by Salvador Dali

A new exhibition called “The Vision of a Genius” will open tomorrow in New York’s Time Warner Center (at Columbus Circle) featuring 16 monumental bronze sculptures by Surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The pieces will be placed around the public spaces of shopping complex and will be on display through April 30th, 2011.   The two highlights of the exhibition are ... Read More »

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