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What is it about "Rigoletto" that causes tin-eared stage directors to paint graffiti all over the opera? The new production that opened last month at the Metropolitan Opera, which wags promptly dubbed the "Rat Pack 'Rigoletto,' " updates the story from...
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is being sued over its "recommended" entrance fee of $25. A group of plaintiffs claims that most visitors have no idea that you can get into the museum for free and that paying the $25 is optional. The lawsuit'...
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Cosmetics tycoon Leonard Lauder has given the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York his collection of cubist art, which is valued at $1 billion. (This is Picasso's "Woman in an Armchair.") It will reportedly go on exhibit in Fall 2014. Art road trip!...
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Museum leaders are generally reluctant to see themselves engaged in competition, but the Museum of Modern Art in New York just lost a big one — and will lose its reputation as the city's only great destination for the Cubism of Picasso and Braque as...
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For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures. Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
Here’s the latest about British artist Graham Ovenden, who was convicted earlier this week for multiple child sex offenses: the Tate in London has removed more than 30 of his prints from its online collection. The Tate also won’t be...
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Seven years ago last month, when Michael Govan was named the sixth director in the relatively brief history of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, his mandate was clear: overhaul the place. The ambitious plan was to make LACMA the nation's only...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW CYPRUS WILL PAY FOR ITS BAILOUT EU leaders signed off on a deal taxing bank deposits of more than 100,000 euros. The rest of the 5.8...
'The Civil War and American Art' is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects on the conflictThe lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
Patrons will have another day to browse the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of nearly 2 million works. The New York museum announced on Thursday that it will be open to the public seven days a week -- nearly 60 hours in total -- starting...
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The Hartford CourantThe folks at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich have the answer to the age-old question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It was definitely the egg. "Scientists believe the first organism that created eggs was a species of branching coral, about 600...
Michael Govan came to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art seven years ago with a mission to make it one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, one worth mentioning alongside New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern...
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