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Can"t get to New York? Now you can download the Met Museum"s archives for free

There's good news for art fans this week as over 400,000 high-resolution digital images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection are now available for the public to download free of charge. "Through this new, open-access policy, we .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jul 10th, 2017Related News

Visitors take somber tours as September 11 museum opens to public

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers who toured the museum that commemorates the violent attacks of September 11, 2001, on Wednesday, the first day it was open to the public, said they expected a somber visit but found themselves emotionally.....»»

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Damien Hirst"s gilded woolly mammoth to be auctioned during Cannes Film Festival

Contemporary artist Damien Hirst has unveiled his new work -- a gilded skeleton of a three-meter-tall woolly mammoth encased in a golden steel and glass cage. The sculpture "Gone but not Forgotten," which has been donated to the AIDS foundation .....»»

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Artist in profile: Sales

After a series of catchy singles, the first of which was released in June 2013, Sales is getting ready to drop their debut album......»»

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Police hunt Brussels Jewish Museum gunman, France tightens security

By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police were hunting a gunman on Sunday who shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, in an attack French President Francois Hollande said was without doubt motivated by .....»»

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Big Russian art museum plans branch in Spain

Gold icons and expressionist paintings from one of Russia's top art museums will go on permanent show in an old tobacco factory in Spain, officials said Wednesday. The southern Spanish city of Malaga, home to thousands of Russian expats, has signed a.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jun 26th, 2017Related News

Boston"s Kennedy museum gets $2.25 million donation, plans overhaul

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has received a $2.25 million gift from Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein, about half of which will be used to overhaul the Boston museum, the institution said on Friday. In a nod to television�.....»»

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Artist in profile: Misun

With their catchy singles and vintage riffs that wouldn't be out of place in a Tarantino movie, American band Misun has successfully managed to conquer the blogosphere. Based in Washington DC, the band is made up of four members who met at the restau.....»»

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Matisse hitting the big screen in Tate Modern"s first-ever live broadcast

London's Tate Modern is broadcasting live into regional cinemas around the UK for the first time ever on Tuesday as part of its ongoing "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" exhibition......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jun 20th, 2017Related News

Jewish museum shooting suspect refuses extradition to Belgium

The French national suspected of having shot three people dead in the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month refused on Wednesday to be extradited from France to Belgium, prosecutors and his lawyer said. Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, who has been in police custody s.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jun 17th, 2017Related News

Avicii tops Spotify"s "25 under 25" artist ranking

With his hit songs "Wake Me Up" and "Addicted to You," the young EDM artist is the first under age 25 to reach one billion streams on Spotify, securing his position as the most influential young artist in the platform's ranking......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jun 14th, 2017Related News

Artist in profile: Porter Robinson

At the tender age of 21, Porter Robinson is already a major figure on the EDM scene. He is charting new ground with his highly anticipated debut album, likely to appeal to a broader crowd. Porter Robinson hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and began p.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jun 10th, 2017Related News

Sarajevo art museum gets boost from Italian coffeemaker

By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - It is hard finding a bright side to the museum scene in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, where the Olympic Museum burned down during a 1992-95 siege by Serbian forces and the main national museum closed in 2012 for la.....»»

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Cuban ballet defectors appear in Miami, seek U.S. careers

By David Adams and Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Seven dancers who defected over the weekend from the famed National Ballet of Cuba appeared in Miami on Tuesday and said they planned to pursue careers in the United States. "The dancers defected .....»»

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Massive Picasso at New York"s Four Seasons to move to a museum

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive Pablo Picasso theater curtain that has graced the hallway of New York City's landmark Four Seasons Restaurant for more than 50 years will be moved to a museum, the artwork's owner said Thursda.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jun 2nd, 2017Related News

Sons of Brubeck and a French doctor write D-Day symphony

Rennes (France) (AFP) - Right after the D-Day landings, their fathers' paths crossed in the war-torn villages of northern France, one a US jazz musician turned soldier, the other a French teenager. Now the sons of jazz icon Dave Brubeck and a Normand.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 31st, 2017Related News

Bjork"s app becomes the first in MoMA"s collection

Bjork's multi-sensory musical experiment "Biophilia" has become the first app to be included in the collection at New York's MoMA. The Icelandic star's 2011 interactive album has been introduced to the museum's permanent coll.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 31st, 2017Related News

Is Terry Richardson An Artist Or A Predator? - The Cut

Terry Richardson, displaced from his old photography studio on the Bowery by a high-end fitness chain, was at his new space, an unadorned floor-through loft down the street......»»

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Artist in profile: Jack Garratt

British singer Jack Garratt combines alternative R&B, soul and pop to create heartfelt music that showcases his smooth voice. Jack Garratt is a 22-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist who first came to notice with his UK garage ballad "I Cou.....»»

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NYC gets a museum-wide exhibit on Arab art

New York's New Museum is presenting a museum-wide exhibition to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. "Here and Elsewhere" features work from 45 artists from over 12 countries and is the most recent in a series of exhibiti.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 30th, 2017Related News