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Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

By Melissa Kossler Dutton | Dec 12
The internet makes it easier than ever to commission artwork. Would-be buyers can find artists working in a wide variety of styles and media who can create custom pieces based on photos and videos.

Uffizi Galleries Aim to Reduce Crowds and Ticket Scalpers

Uffizi Galleries Aim to Reduce Crowds and Ticket Scalpers

By Frances D'Emilio | Dec 7
The Uffizi Galleries have turned to algorithm experts in hopes of slashing crowds bunching up in front of the likes of masterpieces by Leonardo and Botticelli and drastically reducing the lines that form outside Italy's most-visited art museum.

Getty Museum Says it has Right to Keep Prized Greek Statue

Getty Museum Says it has Right to Keep Prized Greek Statue

By Nicole Winfield | Dec 5
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy.

Revamped Belgian Museum Takes a Look at Colonial Past

Revamped Belgian Museum Takes a Look at Colonial Past

By Raf Casert | Dec 5
Belgium's Africa Museum, long called the last colonial museum in the world, is reopening on Saturday after more than 10 years spent revamping the building and overhauling its dated, one-sided approach to history.

Italy Livid About Deal to Loan Leonardo Works to Louvre

Italy Livid About Deal to Loan Leonardo Works to Louvre

By Frances D'Emilio | Nov 24
So versatile were Leonardo da Vinci's talents in art and science and so boundless his visionary imagination, he is known to the world as the universal genius.

David Hockney Painting Fetches Record $90M at NYC Auction

David Hockney Painting Fetches Record $90M at NYC Auction

Nov 16
A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction.

2 Paintings Belonging to LOVE Artist are Being Auctioned

2 Paintings Belonging to LOVE Artist are Being Auctioned

Nov 16
The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, is auctioning off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home.

New Milwaukee Hotel Invites Global Artists to Showcase Work

New Milwaukee Hotel Invites Global Artists to Showcase Work

Nov 13
Milwaukee's newest independent arts hotel, Saint Kate (named for Saint Catherine, the patron saint of artists) will offer an experience unlike any other hotel through the celebration of the arts.

Local Officials Approve Funding for Pulse Museum in Florida

Local Officials Approve Funding for Pulse Museum in Florida

Nov 2
Up to $10 million in local hotel tax revenue can be used to help build a museum to the 49 victims of a massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Florida.

Museum Spotlights Connection Between Matisse, Alaska Natives

Museum Spotlights Connection Between Matisse, Alaska Natives

By Terry Tang | Oct 28
Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native American culture.

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