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Sights of relief may be heading Detroits way

Falling into a debt of $18 billion, the city of Detroit has set their focus on the Detroit Institute of Arts as an opportunity to help climb their way out of the deficit.  With Christie’s valuing the collection between $452 million and $866 million, the city believes selling off the art will give them a … Continue reading

Stolen Renoir heads back to the Baltimore Museum of Art

After Marcia “Martha” Fuqua, of Lovettsville, Va., claimed to have bought a Renoir (unknown at the time) for $7 at a flea market in 2009, the art world dialed in on her story; questioning how did a 19th century masters work end up there in the first place?  Well, according to the court ruling made … Continue reading

Theft at The Jean and Price Daniel Home and Archives

According to the Boulin, the former home of Texas governor Price Daniels, now a home museum, was broken into on December 12th.  Daniel who held office from 1957 to 1963 had a large collection of historical memorabilia and artifacts.  Museum officials have determined that silverware, jewelry, a sword, a Native American headdress and WWII items … Continue reading

Joaquín Sorolla Retrospective Exhibition- Sorolla and America

Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish Impressionist artist whose paintings have sold at auction for over $6 million, is having his first retrospective exhibition, ‘Sorolla and America,’  at the Meadows Museum, December 13, 2013 – April 19, 2014, and will then travel to the Meadows’ partners at The San Diego Museum of Art and Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid. The … Continue reading

$142,405,000 Francis Bacon on view at the Portland Art Museum

The world’s most expensive work of art will make its debut at the Portland Art Museum, after selling last month at Christie’s Auction House for $142,405,000.  Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Feud will be on view from December 21. 2013 through March 30, 2014. Museum Director Brian Ferriso states in the recent press release: … Continue reading

Guggenheim’s senior curator named, Center for Curatorial Leadership’s 2014 fellow

Senior Curator of the Guggenheim, Tracey Bashkoff, has been recognized for her extensive influences to the museum and named one of the Center for Curatorial Leadership’s 2014 fellows. As one of the honorees, Bashkoff will attend two weeks of training in NYC with previous fellows and cultural celebrities, as well as attend workshops planned by … Continue reading