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news at BgArt News Blog is a listing of all the posts that have discussed world art museums, museum exhibitions, notable painting acquisitions and art events.
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  • Museum Plans to Buy Muhammad Cartoons - The Art Newspaper has reported that the Museum of Danish Cartoon Art in Copenhagen is currently in talks to acquire the 12 controversial Muhammad cartoons that caused probably the largest and most insane reaction to a cartoon that I have ever seen. More than one hundred people were killed in protests around the world (according to wikipedia).
  • Women Artists at the MoMa - Jerry Saltz has published an interesting article over at the New York Magazine. Saltz asks where are all the women? (at the MoMa)
  • Comments on Doris's Crack - In a recent post on Doris's Crack at the Tate Modern, I said that artists can sometimes ramble on a little too much. And that is fine if you feel like reading an essay, but it shouldn't be necessary to understand the work.
  • Crack at the Tate Modern - Doris's Crack - The crack in the floor at the Tate Modern has swallowed its first victims.
  • The Virgin of the Rocks - National Gallery in London scanned the under-layers of Leonardo's "The Virgin of the Rocks" painting. They used a technique called "Infrared Reflectography" which is similar to x-radiography.
  • Lego Art or the Art of the Brick - Nathan Sawaya is currently touring the United States with his "The Art of the Brick" exhibition. He just finished exhibiting at the Lancaster Museum of Art where record crowds came to see his work.
  • Les Demoiselles d'Avignon after One Hundred Years - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is celebrating 100 years of Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" painting.
  • Bank of America Pays for Museum Entry - I usually delete any emails that have "Bank of America" in the subject as they're usually just scammers phishing for my details (and I don't have a Bank of America account anyway!). But I opened one today (as it seemed legitimate) and found an interesting story.
  • Brett Whiteley Studio Free - Entry into the studio/museum of one Australia's most famous artists will now be free. A partnership with JPMorgan and the Art Gallery of NSW has allowed the door fee to be taken away from the Brett Whiteley Studio in Sydney.
  • Clyfford Still Museum in Denver - Over at Art and Perception I found this post about the abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still. It points to an article in the New York Times about the life of the elusive artist and a museum in Denver that will be dedicated to the work of Still.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi - The Louvre is selling the use of its name to Abu Dhabi for $520 million. The building will cost a mere $108 million to build, but to slap the Louvre name on it, Abu Dhabi will have to part with more than half a billion dollars!
  • Andy Warhol Animals - My interests in art and the environment don't often collide, so I was surprised to see Andy Warhol mentioned on ENN (the environmentally friendly CNN). He's the last person I would of expected to see on the Environmental News Network.
  • Jackson Pollock at the Guggenheim - ..Irv also mentioned the Jackson Pollock exhibition of works on paper at the Guggenheim in New York.
  • Louvre Museum in the United Arab Emirates - The Art Newspaper has reported that the Louvre museum is in talks with Abu Dhabi officials in regards to opening a museum in the United Arab Emirates. I wonder if the UAE Louvre will also have no nudes like the planned Abu Dhabi Guggenheim?
  • Art Museum Ticket Prices - There has been a bit of news around lately about the price of museum entry. The Museum of Modern Art charges $20 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art has also announced that they will be raising their ticket price to $20.
  • Neue Galerie's Most Expensive Painting - The most expensive painting in the world is now on display at the Neue Galerie in New York. "Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer" will be on show through to the 18th of September.
  • Guggenheim in UAE with no Nudes? - The United Arab Emirates will soon have the largest Guggenheim museum to be built. The New York based Guggenheim Foundation currently has museums in New York, Bilbao, Venice, Berlin, and Las Vegas.
  • Modigliani Exhibition - Amedeo Modigliani is showing at the Royal Academy of Arts in London until the 15th of October this year. The exhibition is a summary of paintings from his short career, with famous portraits of Jeanne Hebuterne, Beatrice Hastings and Paul Guillaume among the works on display.
  • Self Absorbed Geniuses - There's an exhibition opening later this month at the National Gallery in London called Rebels and Matyrs. The theme is a common one that artists sometimes use to their own advantage. Promoting themselves as the outsider or the misunderstood genius.
  • Howard Hodgkin at Tate Britain - The British artist Howard Hodgkin will soon be exhibiting at the Tate Britain, from June 14 to September 10. The exhibition will span his career from the 1950s through to present.
  • Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master - The Michelangelo Drawings exhibition that was recently at the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands and is about to open at the British Museum focuses on the working drawings of the master.
  • Self Portrait - Art Gallery of NSW - Self Portrait - Renaissance to Contemporary is on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales up until the 14th of May. The collection spans 500 years and includes some masters of the self portrait. Vincent van Gogh (Self Portrait with Felt Hat), Rembrandt, Velasquez, Gerhard Richter, Chuck Close, and more..
  • David Hockney Interview - Mark Feeney of the Boston Globe newspaper spoke to the British artist David Hockney about life and his exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), "David Hockney Portraits".
  • Edvard Munch MoMA Exhibition - "Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul" exhibition opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the 19th of February, through to the 8th of May 2006.
  • Henri Rousseau Exhibition - Henri Rousseau has never been one of my favorite painters, but he was a great artist. The French painter (1844-1910) was a late starter, getting the brushes out when he 40 years old, and didn't go to art school. Rousseau painted in a naive, primitive, or childlike manner, depicting people and nature scenes often set in the forest.
  • National Gallery of Australia Kandinsky Painting - If Australia was outraged at paying $1 million for a Jackson pollock in the 70s, I can't imagine the controversy of paying $35 million for a Wassily Kandinsky painting "Sketch for Deluge II".
  • "Modern Art Movement" exhibition in Iran - A very impressive collection of modern paintings have gone exhibition at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.
  • Munch Museum Reopens - The Munch Museum in Norway is about to reopen, 10 months after it lost "The Scream" painting to masked thieves during a daylight robbery.
  • Francis Bacon Painting from Iran - Reclining Man with Sculpture, a work by Francis Bacon that has been in storage at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran (Iran) for the past 25 years will soon be on its way to Britain.
  • Stolen Masterpieces Reward - There seems to be a lot of art theft talk around lately. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston currently has a $5 million reward up for the return of several important works stolen way back in 1990.
  • Istanbul Modern Art Museum - Turkey has it's first museum of modern art located in Istanbul. It has been put together with the help of several wealthy art collectors, philanthropists, and a lesser contribution from the Turkish government.
  • Museum of Modern Art - Some discussion on the new Museum of Modern Art design over at PBS by Jeffrey Brown. There's also an interesting article at by Suzaan Boettger.
  • Museum of Modern Art Renovations - The Museum of Modern Art is about to open for business after major renovations.. and business should do well with a $20USD entry fee.
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales Acquires Cy Twombly - The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney is delighted to announce one of most significant acquisitions the Gallery has ever made - Cy Twombly's Three studies from the Temeraire.
  • Australian Surrealist James Gleeson Retrospective - James Gleeson, 88 years old and still carrying the Surrealist torch that he has carried almost since he picked up a brush has been awarded with the prestigious Painters and Sculptors Association Medal at the opening of his retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
  • Horniman Museum is filtered - Spam and adult filters are censoring the family friendly Horniman Museum in London. I cannot see how such a wholesome establishment like the Horniman Museum would be censored.
  • Edvard Munch in Melbourne - Australia - The NationalGallery of Victoria presents Edvard Munch The Frieze of Life, through January 12, 2005.
  • Sounds of Bruce Nauman at the Tate Modern - Those heading to the Tate Modern will be treated to, amused, or baffled by a sound installation by the artist Bruce Nauman.
  • Emin makes the Tate Museum - The Tate have dedicated a room to the work of Tracey Emin - bumping her up a place from Young British Artist to a Great British Artist.
  • Chance for visitors to tell the Tate what that splodgy picture means - Any gallery visitor who has peered, baffled, from the bewildering splodges of colour on the wall to the bewildering splodges of prose on the label, is invited by the Tate to do better.
  • One-Millionth Visitor to the MoMA in Berlin Exhibition - The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), and the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, are delighted to be able to present at the Neue Nationalgalerie some 200 artworks from the MoMA collection, which together offer a superb overview of modern art from 1880 to the present.


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