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Finalists for the 2019 Prix du dessin, Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel and Florence Guerlain

Friedrich Kunath, Claire Morgan and Jérôme Zonder have just been named as the three finalists for the twelfth edition of the Prix du dessin, the drawing prize organized by Daniel and Florence Guerlain contemporary art foundation. An exhibition of their works will be presented at Paris’ Salon du Dessin drawing fair at the Palais de […]

$30 million facelift for Houston’s Rothko Chapel has begun

Over the past few years, the Mark Rothko board have been quietly redesigning the campus and building of the Rothko Chapel with help from New York-based Architecture Research Office. This week, the first phase of the $30 million expansion and redesign began after plans to do so were announced in 2016. The reconfiguring of the […]

Glenstone Museum: a passion project uniting art, architecture, and nature

100 acres of rolling countryside make for an unusual location for a fine arts museum but that is exactly where Mitchell and Emily Rales have developed Glenstone Museum, a not-for-profit contemporary art museum and foundation. Mitch, as his friends call him, first broke ground on the museum in 2003 after scarcely surviving a helicopter crash. […]

2018 in Museum Acquisitions

Museum acquisitions have the power to truly transform institutions and this was especially the case for some in 2018. Here, we reflect at some of the most groundbreaking museum acquisitions of the year. Baltimore Museum of Art Deaccession of Blue Chip art to fund works by underrepresented artists Almost all institution leaders talk about the […]

Ontario gallery uses crowdfunding to fund new acquisition

In a December 4th press release the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto cheerfully announced that their crowdfunding effort to acquire Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room – Let’s Survive Forever was an absolute success. ‘Thanks to over 4,700 #InfinityAGO donors’ read the release stating that the AGO successfully raised the necessary funds to purchase […]

Famed Al-Thani Collection to be Shown in the Heart of Paris

The renowned Al-Thani Collection, owned by the governing family of Qatar, will be shown at the Hotel de la Marine in Paris following a partnership between the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN) and the Al Thani Collection Foundation. CMN confirmed the partnership after weeks of speculation and further announced a donation from the Al-Thani family […]

A conversation with collector Achille Mauri

Achille Mauri invites us into his apartment in Milan on the Palazzo Cagnola.  Works by artists like Alighiero Boetti, Lucio Fontana, Fabio Mauri, Man Ray and Andy Warhol adorn his walls. Orianne Castel :Your apartment contains hundreds of paintings and sculptures. Most of them are on display, others, stored here and there, are still unwrapped.  When […]