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Sculpture Pulled from FIAC Sculpture Show Over Explicit Content

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Open November 11th

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

France Promises $100 Million for Cultural Preservation in Middle East

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Louvre Announces New App

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The Louvre Signs Important Collaboration Agreement with Iran

Monday, February 1st, 2016

New York Times Reviews the Louvre’s Ambitious Renovations

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Louvre Director Sets Sights on Ambitious Renovation

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

French Government Announces New Director for The Louvre

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

AO On Site Preview and Summary: 54th Venice Biennale 2011 Begins This Week

Monday, May 30th, 2011
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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