Latest Art museums News

IU art museum reopens after 3-year $30M renovation project

Nov. 10, 2019 9:33 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University has reopened the Bloomington campus' art museum following a 3-year renovation that's opened up some of its workings to public view. The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art reopened Thursday to the public following the extensive updates to the building's...

Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

Nov. 7, 2019 8:22 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy...

Streep, Miranda and Stone are named as Met Gala co-chairs

Nov. 7, 2019 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event. Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of Vogue...

Weaving and fiber arts get the new MoMA treatment

Nov. 5, 2019 11:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Modestly sized but expansive in scope, the exhibit "Taking a Thread for a Walk" in the newly revamped and enlarged Museum of Modern Art explores the often overlooked art of weaving. With a nod to weaving in ancient times and at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, it goes on to tell how a...

John Malkovich photo exhibit capitalizes on artistry

Nov. 3, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stage and screen star John Malkovich has played many memorable roles, from his Academy Award-nominated Mr. Will in "Places in the Heart," to the devilish Vicomte de Valmont in "Dangerous Liaisons," to himself in "Being John Malkovich." But, now you can see him exposed and framed in a...

Zac Posen, red carpet favorite, shuts down fashion label

Nov. 2, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen has been a red carpet favorite for close to two decades, known for glamorous, body-hugging gowns, often with long trains or big, flamboyant ruffles, for stars like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. An announcement from the label's...

From Paris, with love: Rodin's Thinker at Abu Dhabi Louvre

Oct. 29, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His head bent down, chin resting on one hand, a furrowed brow and pressed lips: The Thinker, possibly one of the most famous sculptures of all time, has found a new home at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The bronze sculpture, on loan for a year from the Rodin Museum in Paris,...

St. Louis art museum kicks off $12M capital campaign

Oct. 28, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is kicking off a $12 million fundraising campaign and says it already has raised more than two-thirds of the amount. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the goal of the campaign is to increase the museum's endowment, provide educational...

New art exhibit explores global migration and displacement

Oct. 27, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston art museum is highlighting how contemporary artists are responding to global migration. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston says its latest exhibit, titled "When Home Won't Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art," comes as the world is experiencing historic levels of...

Masterpiece found in French woman's kitchen sells for $26.6M

Oct. 27, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million euros...