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Botticelli Painting Sells for $92 Million at Auction in NYC

Jan 29, 2021

A small painting by Sandro Botticelli sold at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday for $92.2 million, an auction record for the Renaissance master.

Met Opera's Revenue Drops, Breaks Even with Gifts, Borrowing

By Ronald Blum | Jan 29, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera's operating revenue dropped by $25 million to $120 million in the fiscal year ending July 31, a season shortened due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the company avoided an operating loss through fundraising and borrowing.

High Court to Decide Whether Nazi Art Case Stays in US Court

By Jessica Gresko | Dec 5, 2020

Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million.

Sculpture Celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft Draws Criticism

Nov 11, 2020

A sculpture celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft as the mother of feminism has attracted criticism even before it was unveiled.

Sans Gala or Red Carpet, a Stylish Fashion Show at the Met

By Jocelyn Noveck | Nov 2, 2020

A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what's six months when you're covering 150 years of fashion?

Art for/by the People: Galleries and Museums, Re-Opened and/or Online

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 25, 2020

As health safety precautions remain in effect, some large museums have reopened under careful guidelines, while others, including smaller galleries, showcase beautiful and thought-provoking works online.

Art Exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's Hometown Honors Legacy

By Sarah Blake Morgan | Oct 24, 2020

There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old.

Artist Hikes Length of Vermont, Painting Along the Way

By Lisa Rathke | Oct 18, 2020

After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Warns Arts 'at Point of No Return'

Sep 8, 2020

"The Phantom of the Opera" composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are "at the point of no return," and urged the government to set a date for theaters to be allowed to reopen.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Son, HAIM Sister to Lead Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film

Sep 3, 2020

The son of the late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Cooper Hoffman, will lead Paul Thomas Anderson's new film along with Alana Haim, a member of the California-based band HAIM.

Watch: Nigerian Boy Gains Fame with Dance Video as Stars Pay Homage

By Lekan Oyekanmi and Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Aug 21, 2020

When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session.

India Museum Turns to Transgender Art Collective for First Commission

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11, 2020

A museum in Bangalore, India, is turning to a collective of transgender and female-identifying artists for its first-ever commission.

Mona Lisa Back at Work, Visitors Limited, as Louvre Reopens

Jul 6, 2020

Paris' Louvre Museum, which houses the world's most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs.

Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Schedules

Jun 19, 2020

Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker."

Met Opera Cuts Season by 3 1/2 Months, to Shorten Some Shows

By Ronald Blum | Jun 1, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera season is getting shorter, along with some of its shows.

New Banksy Art Unveiled at Hospital to Thank Doctors, Nurses

May 7, 2020

A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital.

Russians Decorate Isolation by Recreating Artworks

By Daniel Kozin | Apr 11, 2020

In the coronavirus lockdown, Russians can't go to their beloved and renowned museums. So they're filling the holes in their souls by recreating artworks while stuck at home and posting them on social media.

Virtual Vacation: 7 Museums to Experience LGBTQ Art From Home

By Jill Gleeson | Mar 31, 2020

Some of the world's most significant cultural institutions are virtually opening their shuttered doors, letting all inside for a peek at art by and for the LGBTQ community.

Brighten Up with a Virtual Visit to the Neon Museum

Mar 30, 2020

While The Neon Museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 safety measures, it offers several ways to #NeonMuseumFromHome and stay engaged.

Art in Unusual Places; Weird & Wonderful Venues

Mar 11, 2020

These art galleries provide a feast for the senses in some more-than-slightly-unusual venues.

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