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The Didrichsen Art Museum Shows Hugo Simberg’s ‘Viipuri Bay’ Paintings

Helsinki.Finland - The Didrichsen Art Museum presents "Hugo Simberg & Niemi Ferry" until the 28th of August. Hugo Simberg spent nearly all the summers of his life at Niemenlautta, the family estate on the north-western coast of Viipuri Bay. So g...

14-Foot Walk-Through Purse Shown in Washington State

BELLINGHAM, WA (AP).- The idea of the oversized purse has grown to new proportions at Whatcom Museum in the Washington state city of Bellingham. Edison-based industrial artist Ries Niemi has installed his 14-foot-tall "World's Largest Walk Thru Handbag...

Masterpiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Achieves $29.2 Million at Sotheby’s New...

NEW YORK, NY.- A masterpiece by Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema set another incredible price at Sotheby’s New York today in the sale of 19th Century European Art. Two determined phone bidders held a steady competition for The Meeting of...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Captures Alexander McQueen’s "Savage Beauty"

NEW YORK, NY (AP).- Dark vs. light. Past vs. future. Masculine vs. feminine. The extremes straddled by fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his work, inspiration and, seemingly, in his life, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle in a new museum exh...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Captures Alexander McQueen’s Vision of Imperfect Beauty

NEW YORK (AP).- Dark vs. light. Past vs. future. Masculine vs. feminine. The extremes straddled by fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his work, inspiration and, seemingly, in his life, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle in a new museum exhibit calle...

Exploring the Mystery of Place: New Exhibition at Kemper Museum Puts...

KANSAS CITY, MO.- Reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s works of isolation, Eric Forstmann paints images of the empty streets of Amenia, a small town in New York’s Hudson Valley, as well as the interiors of long-abandoned farmhouses. The exhibition ...

South Carolina Museum Honoring Civil Rights Leader Mays Opens

GREENWOOD (AP).- A museum dedicated to the life of Benjamin E. Mays, an educator who was an early inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr. and who was often referred to as the father of the civil rights movement, opened Tuesday in his hometown of Greenwo...

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Shows Work by John Alexander...

New Orleans.- The work of Southern artists is often infused with a deep sense of place and time. Whether inspired by the small-town of the artist's birth, the land, the waters, be it river, lake or sea, the music, the people or even the animals, tha...

Renowned American Artist Gary Simmons Exhibits at Simon Lee Gallery in...

LONDON.- Simon Lee Gallery presents its second solo exhibition of the renowned American artist Gary Simmons. For Gary Simmons, the act of erasure has been a central theme in his work throughout his career. Referencing film, architecture, and white Amer...

Sotheby’s London to Unveil Ron Arad’s New Design as Part of...

LONDON.- Sotheby's London announce the debut exhibition on Thursday, 5 May to Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 of the latest design project by celebrated designer Ron Arad in association with WMF: "Pirouette" cutlery. The exquisitely designed and crafted cutler...

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