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Portrait of Kevin Spacey at the V&A museum raises questions

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is facing a backlash for planning to exhibit a portrait of the now-disgraced American actor Kevin Spacey in a show set to open in late April. The actor is currently being trialed in the US for allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Spacey has so […]

We spend 27 seconds on average looking at a work of art and Slow Art Day is hoping to change that

Navigating exhibitions often feels like a race to the finish. Rushing through shows is certainly part of the modern-day museum experience, especially given how distracted some people might be and the role social media plays while seeing art. Research published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts in 2017 shows that the average person […]

Musée d’Orsay temporarily renames Manet’s ‘Olympia’

On Tuesday, Paris’ Musée d’Orsay opened ‘Black models: from Géricault to Matisse.’ Running through July 21st, the exhibition is in the second leg of its installation after debuting at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery last year under the title ‘Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today.’ The multi-disciplinary exhibition, as the […]

osloBIENNALEN: a biennial that’s breaking the rules

The osloBIENNALEN is taking a different approach…a five-year approach. Departing from the biannual model, as the name implies, the first edition will begin on May 25th and run through 2024. This year, new artworks will be unveiled in May and then a second set will be on view starting in October. Titled osloBIENNALEN, the rule-breaking […]

Naima J. Keith to be LACMA’s new V.P. of education and public programmes

Naima J. Keith has made a name for herself within the museum sector as the deputy director and chief curator at the California African American Museum (CAAM) and previously as a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Soon, though, Keith will call the Los Angeles County Museum […]

Met curator wins the inaugural Vilcek Prize for Excellence

Curator of Italian and Spanish drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Carmen C. Bambach has been awarded the inaugural Vilcek Prize for Excellence. The Chilean-born curator will receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000 in recognition of her work. The Vilcek Prize for Excellence is a new prize created by the Vilcek Foundation to acknowledge […]

The inaugural Art World Conference set for April

Dexter Wimberly and Heather Bhandari have come together to create the Art World Conference (AWC). The new, to-be annual event will bring 300 artists and art professionals of all levels together to grow within their field and develop professionally. According to the AWC’s website, the conference will focus on business and financial literacy and will […]