After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the latest in a series of … Read more

How Islamic Art Influenced One of Fashion’s Most Famous Jewelers | Smart News

Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to The Honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier For 175 years, the word “Cartier” has been synonymous with iconic French glamor, from massive diamonds to carefully considered watches. But part of the jeweler’s signature style was not homegrown — … Read more

Denver Art Museum named one of the world’s best “new” museums by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Hot List

The Denver Art Museum has been selected as one of the world’s best museums, in league with Antwerp, Belgium’s Momu and architectural wonders such as Oslo’s Munch Museum and Tokyo’s Murakami Library. The honor, doled out in a May 3 list from Condé Nast Traveler, was part of the magazine’s Best New Museums in the … Read more

What Can NFTs Do for Dead Artists?

Last month, during a stroll through the cavernous, glass-ceilinged rotunda of the British Museum, I wandered into the gift shop and saw something that made me do a double take. Amid the souvenir umbrellas and postcards was a sign suggesting “Visit our NFT store” and providing a QR code. Near the coat-check line, I encountered … Read more

This New Daily Game Is Like Wordle for Art | Smart News

Artle involves guessing who created a work of art using images from collections housed at the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art Is it Gustav Klimt? Maybe James McNeill Whistler? Frida Kahlo? You have four attempts to figure it out. Meet Artle. It’s like Wordle — but for art lovers. Created by the … Read more

Florida’s The Boca Raton Museum features massive backdrops from iconic films

It’s a celebration of cinematic fakery. A new exhibition of vintage movie backdrops in Florida lets cinephiles clamber on Mount Rushmore with Cary Grant and gaze out at ancient Rome with Charlton Heston – all in a single afternoon. The Boca Raton Museum’s “Art of the Hollwood Backdrop” presents 22 immense canvases from classics like … Read more

A $ 26.8 Million Painting of Strawberries Smashed Records, but Now It’s Stuck in Legal Limbo in France | Smart News

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin painted The Basket of Wild Strawberries in 1761. Artcurial In 1761, French artist Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin painted a serene scene: a wicker basket brimming with luscious red strawberries next to a glass of water, two white carnations, a peach and two cherries. Now, though, his peaceful oil-on-canvas painting The Basket of Wild Strawberries is … Read more

Thousands of Andrew Wyeth Paintings Have Never Been Seen by the Public — Until Now | Smart News

Fox Grass Below Adam’s and 7,000 other works by Andrew Wyeth are now available to museums, researchers and members of the public. Collection of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art © 2022 Andrew Wyeth / Artist Rights Society (ARS) For seven decades, realist painter Andrew Wyeth crafted haunting scenes of American life, from the harsh, … Read more

Tate airbrushes name of controversial painting to avoid offense

The 1867 work depicting a black man resting on a stool will simply be called “Scipio” during its time at the museum, as curators brush aside the potentially jarring nomenclature. The canvas will be used by Tate experts to probe the political context of Cezanne’s work as part of an unusual approach to a painter … Read more

Ballerina statue cut down in Tulsa, sold for scrap metal

Authorities in Oklahoma say a bronze statue of a famous Native American ballerina was cut from its base outside a Tulsa museum and sold for scrap to a recycling company TownThe Associated Press May 2, 2022, 9:01 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TULSA, Okla. – A bronze statue … Read more