Fine Art

Sumptuously Illustrated Medieval Manuscript The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry On View at Metropolitan Museum

One of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world is the lavishly illustrated medieval prayer book known as the Belles Heures (Beautiful Hours). It was created by the Limbourg Brothers—three of the greatest illuminators in Europe—for one of the most famous art patrons of all time, Jean de France, duc de Berry (1340–1416). The son, […]

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Major Collection of Middle Eastern Photography being Built for National Museums

The Art Fund announces that it has embarked upon an exciting new venture – the creation of a national collection of recent Middle Eastern photography, to be owned jointly by the V&A and the British Museum. The collection will be known as The Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern photography at the V&A and the […]

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Exhibition Highlights the Exceptional Beauty of the Platinum Process in Photography at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Exhibition Highlights the Exceptional Beauty of the Platinum Process in Photography at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

A cornerstone of photographic practice during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the platinum print is revered by photographers and viewers alike as one of the most beautiful forms of photography, with subtle and lustrous shades that range from the deepest blacks to the most delicate whites. The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present […]

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P. H. Polk Photographs Capture Ordinary to Extraordinary in Tuskegee

To Make a Picture: The Photography of P. H. Polk from the Paul R. Jones Collection, on exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art open through May 23, explores the life’s work of Prentice Herman (P. H.) Polk (1898-1985). Polk was a Bessemer, Alabama native who became one of the most important African-American photographers of […]

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Cowboy Boots and Art at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art celebrates the art of the West and views cowboy boots as important symbols of western life. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, postcards, advertisements, sculptures, video imagery, and of course boots. The images define changing aspects of the West, from 1880 to the present. The exhibition includes more than 130 […]

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Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen Large-Scale Sculpture Collective Subconscious Opens at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

NEW YORK,- The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen, the first U.S. installation of the artist’s large-scale sculpture Collective Subconscious (2007), February 24 through March 24, 2010. Yin Xiuzhen’s (Chinese, b. 1963) site-specific installations and sculptures bridge the past and the present, the environmental and the personal. Collective Subconscious is a 38-foot-long […]

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The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts presents Art Auction 2010

Art Auction 2010, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ biennial fundraiser is scheduled for February of 2010. The Silent Auction of more than 450 works of art will take place on the evening of Thursday, February 25, from 6:30 to 9, and will include an elaborate selection of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets for all […]

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Francis Alys at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

An exhibition comprising a series of 111 small-scale paintings by the Belgian-born artist Francis Alÿs, one of the most original artists working today, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Friday 26 February 2010. “Francis Alÿs: Le temps du sommeil” has been described as a storyboard or archive of Alÿs’s […]

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Van Gogh Museum Present Masterpieces from the Museum Mesdag

Masters from the Museum Mesdag, open through 4 July, focus’s on the collection of works on paper, will be on show on the second floor of the Rietveld building. The Mesdag Museum, gifted to the Dutch State in 1903 and now part of the Van Gogh Museum, is currently undergoing renovation. The run-up to the […]

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