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Released Chinese Artist-Activist Ai Weiwei’s Associates Freed After Ai’s Release

BEIJING (REUTERS).- Four associates of Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei detained along with him in a controversial case were freed after Ai's release, friends of the artist said on Saturday. The four included journalist Wen Tao, detained along with Ai...

Soviet Pink Tank Returns to Prague

PRAGUE (AP).- A pink tank has temporarily returned to the heart of Prague to mark the 20th anniversary of the Soviet troops' withdrawal. Tank No. 23 was originally put on display on a Prague square in 1945 to commemorate the liberation of Czechoslovak...

Detroit Institute of Arts Presents SYNC: A Fundraiser where Art Meets...

DETROIT, MI.- Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FMCA), an auxiliary support group of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), is hosting SYNC: art meets technology on June 23 at NextEnergy. SYNC is a fundraiser to support restoration and conservation...

Alighiero e Boetti Day: Explore the Complex, Multifaceted Figure of Alighiero...

TURIN, ITALY.- Artissima, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi and the Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT presents Alighiero e Boetti Day, a twelve-hour, non-stop event, which will explore the complex, multifaceted figure of Alighiero Boetti....

S.M.A.K. Conceives a Plan to Display the Works of Art and...

GHENT.- Several years ago S.M.A.K. conceived a plan to provide a permanent place in the museum to display the works of art and documents of Marcel Broodthaers (Brussels, 1924 - Cologne, 1976) from its collection. Since 1973, when the Friends of S.M.A.K...

Previously Unknown Copy of Rare Book of Poems by Blake for...

LONDON.- A previously unknown copy of a very rare book of early poems by William Blake is for auction at the Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs sale at Bonhams in London on 22 March. It is estimated at between £60,000-80,000. The poem...

Delightful Hidden Portrait of Family Pet in Edward Lear Nonsense Letter...

LONDON.- A wonderfully inventive phonetic letter from Edward Lear to his close friend Mrs Digby Wyatt containing a delightful hidden portrait of the family dog is for sale as part of the Roy Davids Collection of Papers and Portraits at Bonhams in Londo...

Barnes Foundation Move Opponents Go Back to Court

PHILADELPHIA (AP).- Opponents of a plan to move The Barnes Foundation's legendary art collection to Philadelphia are asking a judge to reopen the case. The Friends of the Barnes Foundation want to halt the Barnes' move from suburban Lower Merion. In...

Whitney Museum Partners with Foursquare

NEW YORK, NY.- The Whitney Museum of American Art is partnering with Foursquare on a new custom badge. Foursquare, a location-based mobile platform in which users “check in” at venues using a smartphone app or SMS, allows users to share their...

Illustrator and Writer Maurice Sendak’s Mural Painted in 1961 has New...

PHILADELPHIA, PA (AP).- Long before award-winning illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak's world of wild things charmed millions of young readers and changed the notion of what children's literature could look like, some of his now-classic characters fr...

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