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Uffizi Gallery Closed in the Face of Intense Heatwave

Monday, August 7th, 2017

German Historian Appointed Head of Uffizi Gallery as Italy Launches Shakeup of National Museums

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Uffizi Museum Reopens in Florence

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Italy Looks Internationally for Museum Directors

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Frankfurt – Albrecht Dürer: “Dürer: His Art in Context” at the Städel Museum, through February 2nd 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Go See – Rome: Caravaggio at the Scuderie del Quirinale through June 13th, 2010

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Go See – London: Uwe Wittwer: Raised Hide at Haunch of Venison until October 3, 2009

Friday, September 18th, 2009
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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