February 23, 2015: The Barnes Foundation Museum Finds Two New Cézanne Drawings & the Rothschild Family Donates Art Recovered from Nazis to MFA Boston
Closing This Week
Don’t miss your chance to check out these nine shows that close this Saturday in cities across the globe.
In New York … “Waiting: Selections from Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II” closes at Hasted Kraeutler; “Massimo Vitali: Landscapes with Figures” closes at Masters Projects; “Spirit Resonance: A New World of Chinese Ink Painting” closes at Ronin Gallery.
Today’s Notable News
The heirs of Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild are donating about 186 art objects from the family’s original collection, painstakingly recovered after being confiscated by the Nazis, to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The MFA then will exhibit around 80 of these objects in its highly anticipated “Restoring a Legacy: Rothschild Family Treasures,” on view from March 1st–June 21st. (via Boston Globe)
During the process of conserving watercolors by The Barnes Foundation Museum has discovered two new, authentic, although unfinished, drawings by the master painter. (via the New York Times)
A presumably stolen, 450-year-old instrument used for astronomical measurements, once housed in Germany’s Gotha Museum in Germany, will be returned to its home country. (via ABC News)
Art Dubai’s five-day Global Art Forum, taking place next month in Kuwait and Dubai, will bring in a blend of artists, writers, and curators such as Whitechapel Gallery’s Omar Kholeif to debate the influence of technology on the culture of art. (via The Art Newspaper)
The Rodbell Family Collection has gifted to The Clark Art Institute 63 Japanese woodblock prints that date from 1832 to 1971 and include pieces from Utagawa Hiroshige’s “100 Famous Views of Edo” series. (via Artforum)
Best of Instagram
Via @thearmoryshow: “Armory Arts Week starts Tuesday, March 3rd. We have some amazing events happening all over the city including #HeartSeat by #stereotank in @TSqArts. For a challenge, see how many events you can visit during the week. Check out the full list of AAW events on our website. #ArmoryAW”
“Chris Brown’s art sells for more than $50K at auction” (via Page Six)
“Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money” (via the New York Times)
“Photographer Develops 31 Lost Film Rolls Taken by World War II Soldier” (via Hyperallergic)
“This Is the ‘Degenerate’ Art Once Banned By Hitler” (via Huffington Post)
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