“There’s just a basic need for people to read the book,” said Green, sitting in a hotel-style suite inside the museum where visiting dignitaries can stay. “This book has had an impact on our world and we just think people ought to know it and hopefully they’ll be inspired to engage with it after they come here.”
The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. It was sold by Christie’s auction house, which didn’t immediately identify the buyer.
This plaster statue, dating to around 6,500 B.C. and discovered in Ain Ghazal, Jordan, is one of the oldest known in human history. It’s among the earliest large-scale representations of human form. The settlement in which it was found, spread across 30 acres (12 hectares) along the Zarqa River, was one of the largest known Neolithic settlements in the Near East.
Architect Frank Gehry, who designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, was commissioned to design the memorial. But Gehry’s original plan was strongly opposed by three of Eisenhower’s grandchildren and the organizing commission was hit by multiple resignations.
The Bern Kunstmuseum exhibit features over 200 modern art pieces confiscated in a Nazi crackdown in the late 1930s against so-called “degenerate art” — deemed inferior because they were un-German, Jewish or Communist or, in the case of impressionist and other modernist works, didn’t employ traditionally realistic forms.
Those images are among 400 of Evans’ prints, paintings and personal items at a new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Friday’s joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel’s maiden voyage.
Rembrandt collection stars at unlikely metro art Mecca on the Anschutz campus
“All of us could benefit from art therapy,” said Mrs. Pence, who spoke at Florida State University because it has a respected art therapy program.
The sculpture was unveiled Tuesday in front of the Pompidou modern art museum. Made of cubical containers, the artwork suggests two human figures having sex. Artist Joep Van Lieshout told The Associated Press the work, titled “Domestikator,” is meant to represent the domestication of the Earth by humankind and the evolution of robotics and big data.