‘Fortune Teller’ anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610), first of two versions of ‘The Fortune Teller,’ created 1594 and 1595.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The celebrated painting “The Fortune Teller” by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the Italian baroque master’s world.

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Oldest house in Tampa area moved, with help from Google

Oldest house in Tampa tri-county area. Copyrighted image courtesy of Google Inc.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – How do you move the oldest house in the three-county area of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco? Very carefully. Also very slowly, in pieces, and with the help of Google.

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Major van Gogh exhibition to open at Tate in March

Vincent van Gogh L’Arlésienne 1890. Collection Museum de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand. Photo credit: João Musa

LONDON – Tate Britain has announced it will open a major exhibition about Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in March 2019. Van Gogh and Britain will be the first exhibition to take a new look at the artist through his relationship with Britain. It will explore how Van Gogh was inspired by British art, literature and culture throughout his career and how he in turn inspired British artists, from Walter Sickert to Francis Bacon.

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Major gift enhances Maine museum’s Winslow Homer holdings

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), ‘Returning from the Spring,’ 1874, oil on panel, 7 7 /8 x 5 3/4 in. Courtesy Portland Art Museum

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Museum of Art has received a major gift of works by American artist Winslow Homer through the generosity of the Berger Collection Educational Trust. The Berger gift strengthens the Portland Museum of Art’s position as one of the leading institutions in the world to experience the art and legacy of Winslow Homer.

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Whitney showcases flashy photography of Harold Edgerton

Harold Edgerton, ‘Milk Drop Coronet,’ 1957. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation 96.126.3. © 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum

NEW YORK — The photographs of Harold Edgerton, a pioneer of flash technology and a largely under-recognized figure in the history of 20th century American photography, will be on view beginning Friday, March 30, in the Whitney’s third floor Susan and John Hess Family Gallery.

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Michelangelo draws 702,000 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475-1564 Rome), Studies for the Libyan Sibyl in the Sistine Ceiling (recto), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,” which closed Feb. 12, attracted 702,516 visitors during its three-month run, placing it among the museum’s most visited exhibitions of all time.

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Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’: a building that’s a work of art

An artist’s rendering of Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin.’ The artist-designed building, which opens Sunday, features colored glass windows and marble panels. Image courtesy Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A work of art that’s a free-standing building designed by the late abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly is coming to the outskirts of the University of Texas in Austin.

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‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

While LOVE Park, shown here, underwent renovation, Robert Indiana’s sculpture was displayed at City Hall. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – LOVE returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture was brought back to its namesake downtown park on a flatbed truck after making a number of stops at parks and statues along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before the reinstallation.

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Art Institute of Chicago acquires Duchamp’s radical Bottle Rack

Marcel Duchamp. Bottle Rack, 1914/59, signed 1960. The Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO—The Art Institute of Chicago announced today a collection-changing acquisition of Marcel Duchamp’s boundary breaking readymade Bottle Rack (1914/59). Signed by Duchamp in 1960 for its owner—a young Robert Rauschenberg—this ever-provocative and still-astonishing work has a deep connection to two significant artists who radically challenged and redefined our notions of “art” and changed the course of art history. Acquired from the internationally respected Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, through Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Duchamp’s Bottle Rack will go on view today, February 13, 2018, in the Art Institute’s Gallery 395B, contextualized within the museum’s exceptional galleries of modern art.

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‘Urban Light’ sculpture switches from incandescent to LED

Chris Burden’s ‘Urban Light’ installment. Image courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Artist Chris Burden’s famous installment Urban Light is casting a new glow on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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