February 23, 2015: The Barnes Foundation Museum Finds Two New Cézanne Drawings & the Rothschild Family Donates Art Recovered from Nazis to MFA Boston

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Feb 25, 2015 12:00AM

Closing This Week

Don’t miss your chance to check out these nine shows that close this Saturday in cities across the globe.

Split Chair Nude, 2013
Gallery FUMI
The Whore House, 2009
Opera Gallery

In London … Fernando Botero” closes at Opera Gallery; “New Works” closes at Gallery FUMI

Storyteller #6, 2012-2014
NextLevel Galerie

In Paris … Asako Shimizu: Storyteller” closes at NextLevel Galerie.

(carved 56), 2014
Gagosian Gallery
2 Tigers, 2013
Gagosian 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 Cézanne, 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”

Good Reads

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)

Want to catch up with the rest of this week’s news? Review past Daily Digests here.

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