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D.C.’s New Spy Museum

Since 2002, the International Spy Museum has called Washington D.C.’s Penn Quarter home. On May 12, the museum will officially open its new location to the public. Located near L’Enfant Plaza in the Southwest quadrant of D.C., the $162 million building will double the size of the existing downtown museum to ...

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Van Gogh and Britain

London’s Tate exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade and reveals how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including ...

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30+ Years Later - Stolen Kooning Painting Returned

Willem de Kooning's 1955 painting "Woman-Ochre" was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up and stolen was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art on the day after Thanksgiving 1985. The painting was missing for more than 30 years before being discovered by the owners of an antiques store in New Mexico who immediately ...

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German Architecture Meets American Hip-Hop

The Central Library in Downtown Atlanta serves as the headquarters of the library system. Completed in 1980, it was the last building to be designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer. The brutalist building, which is considered a masterpiece by many architectural experts, recently was celebrated in an event launching ...

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The First Frieze Los Angeles

More than 70 invited galleries will take part in the first Frieze Los Angeles – including a special selection of emerging spaces from the city – presenting a global cross-section of today’s most significant and exciting artists and creating an exceptional opportunity for collecting and discovery. Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood from February 14 through ...

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Whitney’s Warhol Retrospective

New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art has the first Andy Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. This expansive exhibition reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Through his willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in ...

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Illuminating Ice and Snow in China

Early January brought the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. The 35th annual winter festival takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, and now is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. In the early years ...

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Architect Jean Nouvel’s Qatar Museum Opening

The National Museum of Qatar’s construction is nearing completion. It originally was scheduled to open in 2016, but several delays pushed it to March of 2019. The new NMoQ features an innovative design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel that is inspired by the desert rose that grows organically around the original Emiri palace ...

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Artist Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector

When artist Trevor Paglen imagined launching a reflective, nonfunctional satellite into low Earth orbit, the Nevada Museum of Art understood that his artistic gesture could help to change the way humanity sees our place in the world. Together with the aerospace engineering firm Global Western, they designed and manufactured Orbital Reflector. On Monday, December 3rd, SpaceX ...

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