500+ Free Art Books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

dreams of so many artists, researchers, students and curators finally came true when The Metropolitan Museum of Art made a vast trove of images available for...

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dreams of so many artists, researchers, students and curators finally came true when The Metropolitan Museum of Art made a vast trove of images available for free download. Now the museum is taking one more step towards making its collections accessible to worldwide art enthusiasts and professionals. The museum recently made some 500 plus, mostly out-of-print, yet no less...

`Cool Japan` | A Show celebrating Japanese Contemporary Art

If you’re a fan of modern Japanese culture, then prepare yourself for a colourful and vibrant group exhibition, launching this May at Espacio Gallery in London. Aptly...

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If you’re a fan of modern Japanese culture, then prepare yourself for a colourful and vibrant group exhibition, launching this May at Espacio Gallery in London. Aptly named the Japanese Art Show, it will feature more than 40 Japanese artists across various mediums and themes from fine art to illustration and Pop Art to modernism. Tetsuji Shirakawa is...

Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq’s national museum

On April 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of...

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On April 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of US forces on Baghdad. The museum was effectively ransacked for the next 36 hours until employees returned. While the staff – showing enormous bravery and foresight – had removed and...

Los Angeles is Opening A Museum Of Selfies Charging Visitors $25 Per Ticket

In the modern age of selfie sticks, photo-sharing obsessions and social media addictions, one museum is looking to embrace them all. The Museum of Selfies –...

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In the modern age of selfie sticks, photo-sharing obsessions and social media addictions, one museum is looking to embrace them all. The Museum of Selfies – a new museum dedicated to the “science, art and culture of self representation” – is opening its camera-ready doors in California next month. As if we weren’t seeing too much...

Long-Lost Rembrandt Painting Found in NJ Couple’s Basement Sold for 4 million in Auction

A family who thought nothing of a painting that sat on their grandparents’ dining room wall for decades couldn’t believe their luck when the same...

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A family who thought nothing of a painting that sat on their grandparents’ dining room wall for decades couldn’t believe their luck when the same piece of art sold for more than a million dollars at an auction where they learned it was a Rembrandt. Brothers Ned, Roger and Steven Landau from Teaneck, New Jersey...

Laser Scans Reveal 60,000 Hidden Anicent Maya Structures in Guatemala Jungle

Archaeologists are using high-tech mapping technology to virtually unearth a massive network of Mayan ruins hidden for centuries in the thick jungles of Guatemala. Albert...

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Archaeologists are using high-tech mapping technology to virtually unearth a massive network of Mayan ruins hidden for centuries in the thick jungles of Guatemala. Albert Lin is an engineer and National Geographic explorer who worked on a television special about the breakthrough. They’ve been able to identify more than 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures. This breakthrough...

Michelangelo Meets Michelangelo | Ninja Turtle Visits the Met’s Renaissance Blockbuster

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is no stranger to notable visitors, but they had an especially memorable meet-up between two greats when Teenage Mutant...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is no stranger to notable visitors, but they had an especially memorable meet-up between two greats when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo paid them a visit to see the artistic works of his namesake, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. The museum tweeted about his visit early Thursday morning. Despite being a...

Egypt Unveils 4,400-year-old Tomb of Ancient Priestess, Protected by Her Soul Feeding Monkey

Last Saturday, archaeologists in Egypt unveiled their latest find, the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess covered in remarkably well-preserved wall paintings. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry...

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Last Saturday, archaeologists in Egypt unveiled their latest find, the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess covered in remarkably well-preserved wall paintings. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced the find on Saturday, saying the tomb was likely to have belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany told BBC reporters the discovery of a...

Celebrities Share Hilarious ‘Google Arts & Culture’ App Famous Portrait Painting Doppelgangers

Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Kristen Bell and Sarah Michelle Gellar took to social media to share their hilarious “Google Arts & Culture” app famous portrait painting doppelgängers.  Google Arts & Culture...

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Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Kristen Bell and Sarah Michelle Gellar took to social media to share their hilarious “Google Arts & Culture” app famous portrait painting doppelgängers.  Google Arts & Culture is a newest feature matches you with your art history doppelgänger, and the response to it has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. While the app has several functions (including creating your own...

How the Trump new US tax law affects the art world

On 22 December, US President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The proposed tax overhaul could have big consequences on the U.S....

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On 22 December, US President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The proposed tax overhaul could have big consequences on the U.S. art market and museums. Experts say it heavily favors the richest 1 percent of Americans and corporations — which obviously benefits top-tier art sales — and it’s paired with provisions that adversely affect many...

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