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Week in Review - 23 October

Madame Elisabeth de France – 1782
Oil on Canvas, 71 x 54 cm, Versailles

I was greatly saddened last week to hear of the passing of Mary D. 333 more words

Art History

New Program In Museum Studies Scheduled To Launch In Fall 2017

In response to nation wide interest in cultural studies and museum leaning, the LIU Post art history program has recently established to New York State degree programs. 147 more words


Jail for Wildensteins? MoMA to Establish Institute for Latin American Art, and More

Paris prosecutors recommended jail time for the art collecting Wildenstein family, which for years allegedly evaded taxes and laundered money via their purchases. (The Art Newspaper… 96 more words


Ten Things About: The Brahma Shrine, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

1. The plaque by the shrine reads “The Brahma shrine is renowned throughout the Far East, to people of all faiths, as a place of prayer which in turn bestows prosperity and good fortune on those who come to visit and make their hopes and wishes known. 237 more words


Showcase Britain published

Showcase Britain explores the diverse aspects of British participation in the Vienna World Exhibition (Weltausstellung) of 1873. The exhibition covered a vast spectrum of human endeavour and achievement. 197 more words


Art History: Summit of Mt. Holyoke

Thomas Cole, The Oxbow, 1836

Really want to entrench yourself in local art history?  Then paint at the summit of Mt. Holyoke!  The mountain (not the college!) is the site of Thomas Cole’s 1836 painting “View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm” (commonly known as “The Oxbow”).  61 more words

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