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Wine of plenty, Salvador Dalí’s epicurean guidebook

Last published in 1978, The Wines of Gala is Salvador Dalí’s eccentric guide to wine grapes and their origin. Filled with over 140 appropriated artworks and collages collected and created by Dalí, the book is an equally surreal follow-up to TASCHEN’s reprinting of the artist’s cookbook Les Diners de Gala. In addition to Jean-François Millet’s The Angelus, which was a constant point of...

The Art Dealers Association Named Four Museums For The Grants In $5 million

The Art Dealers Association of America Foundation named four museums to be recipients of funds from its recently expanded grants program: the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (in Ridgefield, Connecticut); the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University (in Bloomington, Indiana); the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College (in Poughkeepsie, New York); and the Michael C. Carlos Museum at...

Largest Witchcraft Collection Will Be Shown On First Exhibition

Cornell University’s co-founder Andrew Dickson White was a huge bibliophile. With his librarian George Lincoln Burr, he amassed a formidable collection of books, with a special concentration on those that highlighted historic persecution and the experiences of the downtrodden. Out of this personal library came the Cornell University Witchcraft Collection, which holds over 3,000 objects on superstition and witchcraft in Europe, mostly acquired...

8 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Screening: “Photographing a Ghost” at Light Industry. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in response to the rise of the Spiritualist movement, artists began coming up with ways of communicating with the dead. The technology was changing rapidly, and with new trades came new tricks—film editing, for example, made relatively lo-fi special effects possible.In the...

British Museum’s Big Deal Sinks Into Abu Dhabi Sands

The British Museum has suffered a blow to its finances after the ending of a deal which included lending precious objects to a proposed new museum in Abu Dhabi. One of the most ambitious arts projects of the 21st century has fallen victim to a budgetary squeeze that has severely delayed the timetable for opening the new museum, which was...

Museum in Germany To Restore The Rimini Altarpiece To New Splendour

The Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung has launched a large-scale conservation project that will focus on one of the collection’s most important works over the next few years. The Rimini Altarpiece, one of the most comprehensive and best-preserved late medieval figural groups in alabaster, will undergo a range of conservation and restoration treatments, including state-of-the-art laser technology. An in-depth technical analysis of the artwork...

Vienna’s New-Look Weltmuseum Takes On Colonialism

The Museum of Ethnology of Vienna will be opened today, on October 26, as a "gift for a national holiday". It will be opened as the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum of Vienna) after a three-year renovation. The 4,000 sq. m museum in the former Hofburg Imperial Palace has been reorganized into 14 galleries telling the history of Austrian collecting across five continents....

Pablo Picasso. 15 Unknown Facts About The Artist

Even people far from art have heard about Pablo Picasso. This Spaniard became famous not only as an artist but also as a sculptor, graphic artist and designer. According to statistics from the US Museum of Art, Picasso created over 20,000 works through his life. In addition, he is one of the best-selling and "expensive" painters. UsaARTnewS presents a selection...

Japanese Artist Arranged Chairs On The Surface Of The Lake

The Japanese artist Hideami Nishida, the founder of the studio of the same name, installed the installation "Fragile Chairs" on Lake Poroto (Hokkaido Island), which creates a surrealistic impression that simple wooden chairs are randomly arranged on the surface of the water. Installation - the continuation of the cycle of works "fragile", whose goal is to use nature and...

These 100-Year-Old Glass Flowers Are So Accurate

The problem with Harvard University’s collection of glass flowers, explains professor of botany Donald H. Pfister, is that they’re too realistic. “When they’re photographed, they just look like plants,” he says, ruefully. “So how do you make a photo book that lets people know that these are actually glass models?” Today, the collection is housed in a dedicated gallery at the Harvard...

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