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News: 400 Years of Caravaggio in Berlin

  A new exhibition has opened in Berlin at the Gemäldegalerie celebrating the 400th anniversary of Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio. The exhibition includes two major works, Doubting Thomas and Amor Vincit Omnia, which belong to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg and the Gemäldegalerie, respectively. Both the works were created for the marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani and were brought to ... Read More »

News: Tutankhamun Artifacts Return to Egypt

We all know that “gentleman explorers” could be a bit grabby back in the day, back when exporting an artifact or five wasn’t such a customs nightmare. Many of those priceless artifacts recovered from ancient temples or hidden pyramids have ended-up in museum collections around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   But this week, The Met and ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Teotihuacán, Mexico

  Less than an hour outside Mexico City sits The City of the Gods, Teotihuacán. Teotihuacán is home to one of the most important archeological sites in Central America and where you can visit some of the largest pyramids in the world.   The construction of Teotihuacán began in 300 BC and at its peak in 600 AD, was the ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio in Serbia

Serbia isn’t the first place one would think to find a work by famed, Italian, Renaissance artist Caravaggio, let alone two. But nonetheless, in the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection in Novi Sad, there exists two masterpieces which the collection’s namesake claim are works by Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.   Pavle Beljanski was a great, Serbian art collector who ... Read More »

News: Michelangelo Found in Family Home

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 »

News: Long, Lost 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 »

News: Velázquez at The Frick

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 »

News: Colossal Dali Sculptures in NYC

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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