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Met Acquires Rare Early Renaissance Spanish Painting

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a savvy acquisition, Fernando Yáñez de la Almedina’s Head of Christ from about 1505. The painting had appeared at Christie’s January 29, 2014 sale of Old Masters listed as by the Italian painter Jacopo De’Barbari, with an attribution confirmed by Dr. 429 more words

At Auction

Jean Paul Gaultier @ The Barbican

Over Easter I decided enough was enough, it was time I topped up my culture levels. Despite travelling all over the UK, I never seem to find time to wander around museums (my knowledge of cathedrals and bus tours on the other hand is pretty impressive). 511 more words


PA - Tiktaalik roseae on display

It is funny how some topics that I teach come back around in new and exciting ways… take, for example, the Tiktaalik roseae, the 375-million year old “fishapod” (OK, scientifically, we officially refer to this fossil specimen as a tetrapod).  533 more words


day 23/location

in the light of the sun

The sun crashed down on my surroundings
Gleaming off of chrome
Blinded by words echoing light
I turned toward the sky… 39 more words

Art Thou Curious?

When I think of museums, I think of antiquities. Old, musty books. Relics from the Renaissance. Crystal serving pieces from the Russian Dynasty. I am not a Modernist. 656 more words

Lolë White Tour 2014

For their third edition, all Lolë White Tour sessions are being hosted at famous art museums around the globe!

Tickets for New York went live yesterday and are already sold out!  16 more words