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DECEMBER 2010

'Turner in January', annual exhibition in Scotland - The 38 works on display were bequeathed in 1900 by Henry Vaughan, a London art collector who amassed an outstanding group of watercolours by the British painter. On view at...

Prado Museum “exhibits” its Rubens on the Web - Entitled “Rubens 360º”, this initiative, which is a pioneering one in the context of museum websites, is another landmark within the Prado’s mission to make its collections and...

Exhibitions at the Metropolitan make $784 million impact for NY - The Metropolitan Museum's concurrent presentation of three acclaimed and widely attended special exhibitions over the summer 2010 season— 'Picasso in...

Whitney Museum debuts 'Singular Visions' of contemporary art - The installation will remain on view for a year – with periodic substitutions – and will be complemented by a series of collection exhibitions on the Museum's own...

European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases at the Metropolitan - The objects featured in this installation will range from strongboxes to travel cases and from containers for tea or tobacco to storage boxes for toiletries or silverware...

India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow at the LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow—the first major international exhibition devoted to the...

Tom Hunter: A Palace for Us - The Serpentine Gallery, in collaboration with Age Concern Hackney, launches a major new film commission by London-based artist Tom Hunter. The film is produced as part of the Serpentine’s ongoing...

The Young Vermeer at the National Galleries of Scotland - Three early paintings by Johannes Vermeer are reunited in a rare display at the National Galleries of Scotland. "The Young Vermeer" presents a unique opportunity...

Poussin fails to sell, Roman bust fetches $24 million - Unexpected auction results in December 2010: 'Ordination', a masterpiece by Nicolas Poussin, fails to sell at Christie's, while a Roman Imperial Marble Bust sells for $23.8 million...

Photography from the New China at the Getty - 'Photography from the New China' display a selection of Chinese photographs produced since the 1990s, when People's Republic leader Deng Xiaoping introduced the current...

Odani Motohiko: 'Phantom Limb' at the Mori Art Museum - As part of its 2010 exhibition program on the theme of “redefining Japan,” the Mori Art Museum is pleased to present 'Odani Motohiko: Phantom Limb,' which will be the...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 - Art Basel Miami Beach 2010: The Ninth Edition of the Most Prestigious Art Show in the Americas. From December 2 through 5, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the ninth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach...

NOVEMBER 2010

Retired electrician unveils 271 unknown works by Picasso - In what might be one of the most important and shocking art discoveries in decades, a retired French electrician and his wife claim to be the owners of 271 previously...

Marta Minujín. Works 1959-1989 - at the MALBA Buenos Aires - Malba – Fundación Costantini in Buenos Aires presents a retrospective exhibition of Argentine artist Marta Minujín featuring more than 100 works focused...

Dürer’s 'Adam and Eve' return to public display at the Prado - Following a lengthy and complex process of restoration of the panels of Adam and Eve, two masterpieces within the oeuvre of Albrecht Dürer, the greatest artist of...

Philippe Parreno at the Serpentine Gallery - Parreno’s exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, 25 November 2010 – 13 February 2011, has been conceived as a scripted space in which a series of events unfolds. This...

'The Pipe and the Flow', group exhibition in Madrid - 'The Pipe and the Flow' exhibition at Galería Espacio Minimo, Madrid, features work by eight international artists : Olivier Babin (France), Eduardo Basualdo (Argentina), Jonathan...

Philadelphia Museum of Art acquires 3,000 works by Paul Strand - The Museum has received as partial and promised gifts 1422 images from The Paul Strand Archive at the Aperture Foundation, as well as 566 master prints...

Imagining the Past in France, at the Getty Museum - History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers...

Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand - giants of photography at the Met - Three giants of 20th-century American photography—Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand— are featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York...

Roy Lichtenstein's 'Ohhh...Alright' leads Christie's auction - Christie's November 2010 sale of post-War and contemporary Art realized $272,873,000. The evening’s top price of $42.6 million – auction record for Roy Lichtenstein...

Andy Warhol’s 'Men in Her Life' sells for $63 million - Phillips de Pury & Company demonstrated renewed strength in the market delivering exceptional results in the biggest ever sale of the company which totaled $137,028,00...

Museo del Prado opens exhibition devoted to Rubens - Using dramatic juxtapositions, the Museum will be displaying the 90 works that constitute its entire holdings of the artist’s works, which is the most important to be found in...

Masterpiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, sold for $36 million - 'The Finding of Moses', a 19th century masterpiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, sold for $35,922,500, more than seven times the presale high estimate of...

Matisse’s sculpture 'Nu de dos, 4 état' sells for $48.8 million - Henri Matisse’s monumental sculpture Nu de dos, 4 état (Back IV) was the night’s top lot, setting a record for the artist at $48,802,500 (£30,257,550 / €34,649,775)...

Sensual Modigliani sells for $69 million - Amedeo Modigliani’s 'Nu assis sur un divan (La Belle Romaine)' sells for $68.9 million at Sotheby's, while Monet's 'Le Bassin aux Nymphéas' goes for $24.7 million. Two of the other highlights...

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at the British Museum - 'Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead' will showcase the rich textual and visual material from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection...

OCTOBER 2010

Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting - On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition chronicles the roles photography and Pre-Raphaelite art played in changing concepts of vision...

Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880 – 1900 - The Royal Academy of Arts present the first exhibition in London for over 40 years to celebrate the achievement of the Glasgow Boys, the loosely knit group of young painters....

Cézanne’s 'Card Players' at the Courtauld Gallery - This landmark exhibition, organised by The Courtauld Gallery in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is the first to focus on this group of masterpieces....

Warhol's 'Big Campbell's Soup Can' might sell for $50 million - On November 10th, 2010, Christie’s will auction one of Andy Warhol’s hand-painted masterpieces, Big Campbell's Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable)...

'Passion for Renoir' at Prado Museum, Madrid - A group of 31 works by the artist, which are the finest among the collection of paintings by Renoir assembled by the American collector Robert Sterling Clark, founder of the Sterling....

Gerhard Richter's 'Zwei Kerzen' to be auctioned at Christie's - One of the most monumental and iconic pictures ever painted by the artist, Zwei Kerzen , an image that is totally universal and transcends every border and collecting...

'Canaletto and His Rivals', at the National Gallery of London - 'Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals' highlights the extraordinary variety of Venetian view painting, juxtaposing masterpieces by Canaletto with key works by artists....

Frieze Art Fair 2010 takes place in London - 173 of the world’s most exciting contemporary art galleries, representing 29 countries, will present new work by over 1,000 of the world’s most innovative artists at Frieze Art Fair....

Jan Gossart at the Metropolitan Museum - The first major exhibition in 45 years devoted to Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532)— one of the most innovative artists of the Burgundian-Habsburg Netherlands— is on view at The Metropolitan...

Klara Lidén at the Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery stages the first major UK exhibition by Swedish artist Klara Lidén. The exhibition, which is co-produced by the Serpentine Gallery and Moderna Museet, Sweden...

Modigliani’s 'La Belle Romaine' for sale at Sotheby's - Amedeo Modigliani’s 'Nu assis sur un divan (La Belle Romaine)', the finest painting by the artist to appear at auction in recent years, will lead Sotheby’s 2 November 2010...

Miró: The Dutch Interiors, at the Metropolitan Museum - The traveling exhibition Miró: The Dutch Interiors features Miró's three 'Dutch Interiors' and the two Old Master paintings on which they are based. The exhibition...

Treasures from Budapest: Leonardo to Schiele at Royal Academy - The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest houses the state collection of international art works in Hungary and includes the Esterházy collection, acquired by the...

SEPTEMBER 2010

Anish Kapoor: 'Turning the World Upside Down' - This autumn 2010, The Royal Parks and the Serpentine Gallery present a major exhibition of large scale outdoor sculptures by acclaimed London-based artist Anish Kapoor...

Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks at the Morgan Library - Edgar Degas (1834–1917), founding member of the Impressionist group who was distinguished by his Realist tendencies, is renowned for his vigorous images of dancers...

Museo del Prado identifies unknown work by Bruegel the Elder - The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day (glue-size tempera on linen, 148 x 270.5cm, ca.1565-1568) is a previously unknown work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the key figure within...

Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy at the National Gallery - The bizarre yet scientifically accurate composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526–1593) will be exhibited together for the first time in the...

Beyond Limits - Sotheby’s exhibition of sculpture at Chatsworth - The 2010 selling exhibition, which promises to be another great installation, showcases the works of an international lineup of artists: Manolo Valdés, Lynn Chadwick...

Roy Lichtenstein: black-and-white drawings, at the Morgan Library - Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) has long been considered one of the key figures in the development of Pop Art. His signature brightly colored paintings are...

Out of Art into Literacy, National Gallery - London primary school children are to have their creative writing displayed at the National Gallery this 2010 autumn in a unique exhibition. Out of Art into Literacy celebrates the...

El Greco’s 'Pentecost', on loan to the Meadows Museum - The Prado and the Meadows will be organizing groundbreaking focused exhibitions around pivotal masterpieces on loan from the Prado. El Greco’s monumental painting...

German Impressionism at the MFA Houston - First U.S. exhibition to explore Impressionism´s little-Known German chapter with more than 100 paintings, drawings, and prints. September 12 — December 5, 2010. Max Liebermann...

Rachel Whiteread at the Gagosian Gallery - This is the latest in a new series of sculptures for outdoor spaces in which Whiteread has substituted robust materials such as stone and concrete for the more fragile plaster, rubber...

Ed Ruscha: 'Apartments, Parking Lots, Palm Trees and Others' - Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present an exhibition of work by Ed Ruscha in Berlin, featuring early photographs, drawings as well as two filmic...

Gabriel Metsu at the National Gallery of Ireland - 'Gabriel Metsu: Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age' will bring together some 40 of the artist's finest and most celebrated paintings and drawings, drawn from both...

Archaic Chinese Bronzes for sale at Christie's -This collection of approximately 120 lots valued in excess of $15 million will be led by a very rare and important archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Li, from the late Shang...

AUGUST 2010

The Art of Ancient Greek Theater, at the Getty Villa - The Art of Ancient Greek Theater, on view through January 3, 2011, is the first exhibition in the USA in over fifty years to focus on the artistic representation of theatrical...

National Gallery, London, presents its 69th annual concerts season - The National Gallery of Art presents its 69th season of the longest-running free concert series in the nation's capital from September 26, 2010, through June 26, 2011...

Flowers of the Four Seasons: Japanese Art at Berkeley Art Museum - One of the most significant collections of Japanese art in North America will pay its first visit to the Bay Area for the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and...

Christie's announce auction of old, modern and contemporary prints - Alongside iconic prints by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro, the sale will also feature more unusual works by Richard Hamilton...

Picasso exhibition drew 700,000 visitors in 17 weeks - The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that the landmark exhibition 'Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art' drew 703,256 visitors during its 17-week...

National Gallery of Australia unveils James Turrell ‘Skyspace’ - The National Gallery of Australia today unveiled a major new acquisition for the national art collection, Within without, a monumental ‘Skyspace’ installation...

Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands at the Getty - The splendor of the late medieval courts of the dukes of Burgundy evokes the legend of Camelot. Its magnificence was expressed in lavish banquets...

Romantic display at Tate Britain's Clore Gallery - Highlights of the new display are eight spectacular hand-coloured etchings by William Blake (1757-1827) which were acquired by Tate for the nation last year. Found hidden in a railway...

Exhibition of Salvador Dali's late work at High Museum of Art - The first major exhibition to reevaluate the last half of Salvador Dalí’s career will be presented exclusively at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, from August 7...

Richard Misrach: After Katrina. Photographs series at the MFAH - Misrach shot the Katrina photographs between October and December 2005 with a 4 MP pocket camera. Richard Misrach: After Katrina, on view August 7 —October 31...

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century — Art Institute of Chicago - The first large-scale retrospective in three decades devoted to Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004)—one of the most original, accomplished, and influential...

Edvard Munch: Master Prints at National Gallery, Washington - Haunting images of love, attraction, alienation, death, and other universal human experiences in the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1865–1944) are...

JULY 2010

Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) in Danger - The Committee expressed its serious concern about irreversible interventions carried out on the site as part of a major reconstruction project. The Committee...

Sensing Nature: Tokujin, Taro, and Takashi - Mori Art Museum - The Mori Art Museum presents 'Sensing Nature: Yoshioka Tokujin, Shinoda Taro, Kuribayashi Takashi' from July 24th to November 7th, 2010. Proposing a...

Schiele's 'Portrait of Wally' returns to Vienna - A settlement was reached between the Leopold Museum Private Foundation (LMPF) and the Estate of Lea Bondi-Jaray with regard to the painting Portrait of Wally by Egon Schiele...

The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins at the LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins, on view from July 25 to October 17, 2010...

Renaissance Drawing in Florence and Venice - Getty Museum - Italian Renaissance drawings form the core of the Getty Museum's celebrated drawings collection. 'From Line to Light: Renaissance Drawing in Florence...

Restored Leonardo goes back on display at the National Gallery - 'The Virgin of the Rocks' will be displayed in a new frame made by Peter Schade, Head of Framing at the Gallery. This incorporates parts – the pilasters and...

Munch print sells for £1,25 million at Bonhams - This makes it the most expensive print ever sold in the UK and the second most expensive print in the world. Another Munch image, Vampire II, sold in Oslo in 2007 at the height of...

Nancy Rubins at the Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce 'Works for New Space, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I and II,' Nancy Rubins' first exhibition in Los Angeles since 2001. The exhibition...

'The Tightrope Walker' at Timothy Taylor Gallery - Bernard Buffet, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hartung, Georges Jouve, Charlotte Perriand, Serge Mouille, Jean Prouve, Germaine Richier... Borrowing its title from an essay by Jean Genet...

Sargent and the Sea - at the Royal Academy of Arts - The Royal Academy of Arts present an exhibition of works by John Singer Sargent RA (1856-1925). Sargent is, of course, best known as a portraitist. Less familiar is his passion...

Getty Museum buys Turner’s 'Modern Rome' for £29.7 million - J.M.W. Turner’s great masterpiece 'Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino' sold for £29,721,250 / $44,935,558 / € 35,727,792 – setting a new auction record for the British...

'Close examinations': fakes, mistakes and discoveries at the NGA - The first major exhibition of its kind, Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries celebrates the remarkable collaboration of scientists, conservators...

Documentary Photography since the Sixties at the Getty - On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center, June 29 – November 14, 2010, Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties looks in depth at...

JUNE 2010

Stolen painting by Caravaggio recovered in Berlin - Ukrainian and German police have recovered 'The Taking of Christ' (also known as 'The Kiss of Judas'), a painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio stolen from the...

Wolfgang Tillmans at the Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery presents Wolfgang Tillmans’ first major exhibition in London since 2003. Conceived by the artist for the Serpentine Gallery, the exhibition will present both...

'John Baldessari: Pure Beauty', at the LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents 'John Baldessari: Pure Beauty', the most extensive retrospective to date of Los Angeles-based artist John Baldessari...

Picasso, Manet lead auctions in London, June 2010 - 'Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto', 1903, a Blue Period masterpiece by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), sold for £34.8 million at Christie's, and Manet's 'Self Portrait with...

The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme - Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, in association with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum...

Blood Tears Faith Doubt: encounters at the Courtauld - The exhibition draws parallels between works of art from the 15th century to the present day to address themes of suffering, compassion, devotion and belief. From 17 June...

Exhibition in Philadelphia surveys Renoir's final decades - The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the first exhibition to survey the achievement of the great Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) during the last...

Art 41 Basel - The Premier International Art Show - This year, the 41st edition of Art Basel takes place in Basel, Switzerland, from June 16 through June 20, 2010. As the world’s premier art show, Art Basel marks the annual...

Modigliani sells for €43 million at Christie's Paris - An extremely rare 'Tête', dated 1910-12, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), sells for €43,185,000 at Christie's Paris, a new world auction record for any work of art by the artist...

Berlinde De Bruyckere at Hauser & Wirth Zurich - Horse, deer and man metamorphose in Berlinde De Bruyckere's exhibition for Hauser & Wirth Zurich. De Bruyckere's work deals with death and transfiguration and looks...

Portrait of Liz Taylor by Andy Warhol at auction - Unseen in public for over 20 years, the work was executed in 1963 and is one of only 2 paintings to depict the celebrated actress and Hollywood icon with her legendary violet eyes...

Exhibition opening: Klee meets Picasso at the Zentrum Paul Klee - With a homage to Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso the Zentrum Paul Klee presents these two imposing exponents of modern art. The exhibition takes as its theme...

Monet's 1906 'Water-lilies' at Christie's London - Most valuable art auction ever to take place in London will also offer Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto; Gustav Klimt’s magnificent portrait of Ria Munk; and...

Picasso: Mediterranean Years (1945-1962) at Gagosian Gallery - In the post-war years, Picasso began to spend more and more time in the South of France, marking a return to the Mediterranean heritage that had nourished...

Charles M. Russell at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - More than 60 major works in oil, bronze, and mixed media by the renowned "cowboy artist" Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), as well as a selection of personal objects...

Italian Paintings from the Feigen Collection at Yale - Italian Paintings from the Richard L. Feigen Collection features some 60 paintings from one of the finest private collections of Italian art in existence. On view at the Yale University...

MAY 2010

Magnificent portrait by Gustav Klimt to be offered at Christie's - Executed in 1917-18, Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III) is the third and final painting in a series of three portraits commissioned by the Munk family of their...

Manolo Valdés - monumental sculptures in Broadway - The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, The Broadway Mall Association, Marlborough Gallery, and the New York City Department of Transportation are pleased to...

Domenichino masterpiece goes on display at the National Gallery - One of the greatest works by the Italian Baroque master Domenichino (1581–1641) is to remain in Britain and is now on public display in Room 32 of the...

Impressionist Masterpieces at the de Young Museum San Francisco - The exhibition includes approximately 100 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection and highlights the work of Degas, Manet, Monet...

Long-lost Art trove of Ambroise Vollard for sale at Sotheby's - One of André Derain’s greatest Fauve achievements: 'Arbres à Collioure' of 1905 (Estimate £9-14m/€10-15m) will be sold at Sotheby’s London on 22 June...

Printing the Grand Manner: Charles Le Brun and Monumental Prints - The exhibition, on view at the Getty Research Institute from May 18 through October 17, 2010, explores a little-known facet of late 17th-century reproductive...

'Defining Beauty': Albrecht Dürer at the Morgan Library and Museum - In an exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum opening May 18, 2010, eight extraordinary drawings by Dürer demonstrate the variety and dynamism...

American Modernism: The Shein Collection at the NGA, Washington - One of the finest, most selective private collections of works by the first wave of American modernists will premiere at the National Gallery of Art, Washington...

Manet's 'Self-Portrait with a Palette' to be sold at Sotheby's - On June 22, 2010, Sotheby’s will offer a masterpiece by the father and a key figure of Impressionism, Edouard Manet: 'Self-Portrait with a Palette', estimated at...

Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition of the work of artists Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow. The exhibition presents two positions on sculpture in...

Van Gogh's 'The sower' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - The Museum welcomes van Gogh’s The Sower (1888), on loan from the Van Gogh Museum, to Boston for juxtaposition with the work that inspired it, Millet’s The Sower (1850)...

Picasso's 'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust' sold for $106.5 million - Pablo Picasso's 'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust' from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, sells for a record $106,482,500, breaking the previous world record...

Dreamlands - the world of Art Fairs at the Pompidou, Paris - Occupying the Grande Galerie at Centre Pompidou from 5 May to 9 August 2010, the exhibition Dreamlands will consider for the first time the question of how...

Rare Guercino painting acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum - The Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired the painting Christ and the Woman of Samaria, dated to 1619–20, by the Italian artist Guercino, one of the...

Claude Monet: Late Work, at the Gagosian Gallery - The most significant gathering of Monet's late paintings to take place in New York in more than thirty years, it will focus on the most important late subjects drawn from his gardens...

APRIL 2010

Works by Primary Schools inspired by Renoir's 'Umbrellas' - Each year the 'Take One Picture' scheme invites UK primary schools to use a painting from the National Gallery Collection as a stimulus for learning across the curriculum...

Art Show Zürich 2010 - an interdisciplinary meeting space - Art Show Zürich invites artists to present their works directly and visitor can talk with them about these works. In the centrally located new culture mile of Zurich, inside...

Masterpiece by Ming Dynasty Chinese painter Shitao for sale - This exceptional album of 8 leaves, ink and colour on paper, entitled 'Landscapes Inspired by Du Fu’s Poetic Sensibilities' and estimated at $15,5 million, is the...

Art Cologne 2010 attracts German and International galleries - The 2010 edition of ART COLOGNE is scheduled for 21-25 April 2010. The Fair, revamped and successfully relaunched in spring 2009, has been successful both in...

'Masterpieces from Paris' breaks all records in Australia - The National Gallery of Australia exhibition Masterpieces from Paris, showcasing 112 Post- Impressionist works from the Musée d’Orsay, closed with over 476,000 visitors...

Fra Angelico to Leonardo: drawings at the British Museum - Drawn from the two foremost collections in the field, the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe Uffizi in Florence and the British Museum, the display will chart the increasing...

New acquisitions for the National Gallery, Washington - At its annual meeting in late March, the Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art made possible the acquisition of Black Plank (1967) by John McCracken, a...

Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010 exhibition - Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a landmark exhibition of 300 works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), will provide an unprecedented opportunity...

Brice Marden's 'Cold Mountain I (Path)' at Sotheby's - On the evening of 12 May 2010 Sotheby’s will offer the most important work by Brice Marden ever to appear at auction, Cold Mountain I (Path). Executed in 1988-89, the...

Centre Pompidou presents 'The Promises of the Past' - From April to July 2010, Centre Pompidou presents “The Promises of the Past,” a transnational, transgenerational exhibition featuring works by more than fifty artists...

Greenpoint Rounds - Richard Serra at Gagosian Gallery - Throughout his career, Serra has made drawings not as precursors to sculptural works, but as separate, immediate, and fundamental lines of investigation, translating...

Christie's will offer for sale Edvard Munch's 'Fertility' - Painted in the late 1890s, Fertility was originally purchased in 1902 by Dr. Max Linde, the German patron responsible for helping Munch establish his career in Germany...

Survivor (1938) a rediscovered work by Frida Kahlo, at Christie's - This will mark the first time that this rare and extraordinary work has come to market since it was initially exhibited in 1938 at the Julien Levy Gallery...

Vienna Circa 1780: Imperial silver at the Metropolitan Museum - Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through November 7, 2010, will present a...

Henri Matisse’s 'Bouquet pour le 14 Juillet 1919' at Sotheby's - The present work also heralds the fresh and colorful style that would define Matisse’s career from 1919 onward, and signals the artist’s renewed sense of optimism...

Lu Chunsheng and Jia Aili: 'Counterpoints' at Iniva - Iniva presents new work by two contemporary Chinese artists at Rivington Place, with the European premiere of a film by Lu Chunsheng who showed in the first solo...

MOMA presents 'Picasso: Themes and variations' - The Museum of Modern Art presents Picasso: Themes and Variations, an exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso’s creative process through the medium of printmaking, from...

MARCH 2010

Turner’s 'Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino' offered at Sotheby’s - Painted in 1839, this breathtaking painting shows the artist at the height of his technical powers and is undoubtedly among the most important of Turner’s works ever...

Fiery Pool: Maya and the Mythic Sea - Peabody Essex Museum - Rarely does an exhibition offer an entirely new way of viewing the art of a great civilization. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea does exactly that by...

Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age - NGA, Washington - In the first exhibition devoted to Dutch landscape artist Hendrick Avercamp (1585–1634), scenes of ice skating, sleigh rides, and outdoor games on frozen canals and...

The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire at the Getty - The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, on view at the Getty Villa through July 5, 2010, represents the J. Paul Getty Museum’s first display of antiquities from outside...

Las Vegas Studio - Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown at MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown...

Important sales at TEFAF Maastricht 2010 - The overall results at TEFAF Maastricht 2010 confirms the belief that the art market has remained robust during the economic crisis. Many Museums, including the National Gallery of Art in...

A masterpiece from Picasso's Blue Period for sale at Christie's - The painting - 'Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto (The Absinthe Drinker)'- had been consigned for sale at Christie’s in New York in November 2006 but was...

Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light at the NGA, London - This show comprises 48 of Købke’s most beautiful and distinguished works spanning a variety of genres: landscape, topography, portraiture and his charmingly...

'Can there be Art?' - modern Japan at Mori Art Museum - The Mori Art Museum presents “Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?” from 20 March to 4 July 2010. “Roppongi Crossing” is a series of exhibitions held once...

Sotheby’s to offer a restituted work by Corot - On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale one of the finest figure paintings by Jean- Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) ever to have appeared on...

Oberlin's Masterworks at the Metropolitan Museum - 20 masterpieces from the Allen Memorial Art Museum —19 paintings and one sculpture— will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for five months. Masterpieces exhibited will ...

Ai Weiwei to undertake next commission in The Unilever Series - Tate and Unilever have announced that the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will undertake the eleventh commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern...

Christie’s sells Yves Klein's masterpiece 'The Buffle' - Christie’s will offer a large-scale masterpiece by Yves Klein at the auction of Contemporary Art in New York of 11 May 2010. ANT 93, Le Buffle (“The Buffalo”), 1960-61, is a ...

Richard Hamilton - 'Modern Moral Matters' - Serpentine Gallery - To start its 40th anniversary year, the Serpentine Gallery presents Richard Hamilton: Modern Moral Matters, a solo exhibition by one of the world’s most respected...

TEFAF 2010 includes masterpieces by Gauguin and Botticelli - TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s most influential art and antiques fair, opens at the MECC (Maastricht, southern Netherlands) from 12-21 March 2010. Highlights...

Important illuminated manuscript on view at Metropolitan Museum - One of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world is the lavishly illustrated medieval prayer book known as the Belles Heures (Beautiful Hours). It was created by...

FEBRUARY 2010

The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Baroque at the NGA, Washington - A crucial loan to the exhibition, Zurbarán's masterpiece The Crucifixion (1627) from the Art Institute of Chicago achieves an astonishing sculptural illusion...

Sotheby's will auction an important work by William Bouguereau - This spring, Sotheby’s will bring to the market a superb work by iconic French Academic painter William Bouguereau. "L’Amour et Psyché", dated 1899, is...

Philadelphia Museum of Art shows 'Picasso and the Avant-Garde' - One of the most innovative and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) was at his most inventive between 1905 and 1945...

'The Lens of Impressionism' at the Dallas Museum of Art - The Dallas Museum of Art will present a landmark exhibition exploring the influential and profound relationship between photographers and painters who lived and...

Michelangelo’s 'The Dream' at the Courtauld Gallery - Michelangelo’s masterpiece The Dream (Il Sogno) has been described as one of the finest of all Renaissance drawings, and it is amongst The Courtauld Gallery’s greatest...

'The Printaker's Art' at the National Gallery of Scotland - A collection of iconic prints, by some of the finest European artists of the past 500 years, will be on show at the National Gallery of Scotland this spring. The Printmaker’s Art...

'Renoir in the 20th century' at the LACMA - Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Renoir in the 20th Century, an exhibition focusing on the last three decades of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s career, until...

Robert Rauschenberg, "Gluts", at the Guggenheim Bilbao - During a career that spanned over fifty years, Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925, Texas–d. 2008, Florida) redefined the art of our time and earned a reputation as one...

'Predengarst in Italy' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Featuring more than 60 views of Venice, Rome, Siena, and Capri, Prendergast in Italy also includes the artist´s personal sketchbooks, letters, photographs, and...

Guggenheim announces agreement regarding a Malevich - The Malevich work in question was one of a group of approximately seventy paintings, drawings, and architectural models that comprised a retrospective of...

The Art of Henri Rousseau at the Foundation Beyeler - The art of Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) transcended traditional borderlines and entered untrodden territory. A customs official, Rousseau had no formal art training and...

UNESCO calls for ban on trade in Haitian Art works - UNESCO is launching a campaign to protect Haiti’s moveable heritage, notably art collections in the country’s damaged museums, galleries and churches, from pillaging...

World auction record: Giacometti sells for $104.3 million - A great sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, 'L'homme qui marche', sold for £65,001,250 / $104,327,006 /€74,185,983 becoming the most expensive work of...

'Collector's evening' secures acquisitions for the High Museum - The High Museum of Art hosted its first ever Collectors’ Evening on Saturday, January 30 2010. The participants at the event voted to secure four new acquisitions ...

Arts from Ancient Viet Nam at the Asian Arts Society and MFAH - Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea introduces new scholarship on the history of Vietnamese art, with approximately 110 objects dating from...

JANUARY 2010

Important work by Louis-Léopold Boilly acquired by the Getty - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of L’Entrée au Jardin Turc (The Entrance to the Turkish Garden) by Louis-Léopold Boilly, one of the few ...

Flemish Illumination at the Morgan Library and Museum - The fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries saw the last great flowering of Flemish illumination. As a complement to The Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibition of The Hours...

Impressionism to Modernism: Chester Dale collection at the NGA - New York investment broker Chester Dale's 1962 bequest made the National Gallery of Art one of the leading repositories in North America of French art of...

Picasso's "The Actor" damaged at the Metropolitan - An important painting by Pablo Picasso was accidentally damaged in the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday afternoon, January 22. A visitor attending a class ...

The Los Angeles Art Show, 2010 - The Los Angeles Art Show is an encyclopedic art event that will feature more than 130 international exhibitors, an engaging lecture series and special events program, a sculpture garden...

The 'real Van Gogh' at the Royal Academy of London - The focus of the exhibition will be the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display in...

Elisa Sighicelli at the Gagosian Gallery - Using photography and video to oscillate between stillness and motion, Sighicelli scrutinizes ordinary things and incidental architectural details, heightening their intrinsic qualities to...

Famous copy of a Leonardo's masterwork for sale - Sotheby’s New York will auction a painting that has been at the center of one of the art world’s most heated debates for over eighty years: “La Belle Ferronnière” by a follower ...

Giacometti's 'L'homme qui marche I' at Sotheby's - On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Sotheby’s will offer for sale one of the most important sculptures by Alberto Giacometti ever to have come to the auction market...

Photographs of things at the Clark Art Institute - Since its invention in the first half of the nineteenth century, photography has been used for documentary purposes, faithfully recording the details of archaeological artifacts...

Miami International Art Fair kicks-off season - The Miami Beach Convention Center will become the international meeting place for art lovers January 6 – 10, 2010 during the Miami International Art Fair (MIA). David and Lee Ann...

Sotheby's to sell the former Stuyvesant collection - The collection is the largest collection of Post War and Contemporary Art ever to come at auction in the Netherlands. Starting in the late 1950s it became famous as the...

'Rome after Raphael' at the Morgan Library and Museum - Featuring more than eighty works selected almost exclusively from the Morgan’s exceptional collection of Italian drawings, the exhibition brings to light the intense...


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