Pop art exhibition surveys Camelot to Kent State, 1960-1975

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Crying Girl, 1963, offset lithograph. Image provided by Detroit Institute of Arts

DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has announced it will hose “From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960–1975,” an exhibition that embraces the generation of artists known as Pop artists. In reaction to consumerism and popular mass media, these artists took inspiration from advertisements, logos, comic strips and television using new technologies of the time, working with master printers and publishers.

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Daguerreotypes provided preview of Mediterranean grand tour

Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892), ‘Palm Tree near the Church of Saints Theodore, Athens’ (89. Athènes. 1842. Palmier près S Théodore.), 1842. 9 3/8 × 7 3/8 inches. (23.9 × 18.7 cm). Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (EG7-750)

NEW YORK – Opening Jan. 30 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey” will present masterpieces of early 19th century photography by one of its unsung pioneers, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.

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Detroit Institute of Arts hails late benefactor with exhibition

Margaret Herz Demant. Photo by Patricia Beck/Detroit Free Press

DETROIT – The exhibition titled “Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant” focuses on the patronage and recent bequest of art to the Detroit Institute of Arts from the late Margaret Herz Demant of Huntington Woods, Michigan.

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Iowa art museum adds important images to its collection

‘Abandoned Farm, Tractored Out’ by American photographer Dorthea Lange (1895-1965). Image courtesy of the Library of Congress

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Looking at the photo, one can hardly believe it’s real. An abandoned farmhouse rises from the middle of a rutted expanse of land in which absolutely nothing is growing. There’s only the house and the land, both barren. Read more

Art of YY Ting, Bada Shanren to make a splash at Gianguan exhibit

YY Ting captured ‘Sleeping Cat’ in spare strokes that hint at quiet strength. Gianguan Auctions image

NEW YORK – An exhibition of calligraphy and one-stroke paintings by the renowned Chinese naturalist YY Ting (1902-1978) opens at Gianguan Auction on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and runs through Feb. 7. Making the display unique are comparative works by Ming Dynasty naturalist Bada Shanren (1521-1527), who Ting credited with inspiring his oeuvre. “The Art of YY Ting and Bada Shanren” marks the 40h anniversary of Ting’s passing. Read more

Painting by Daniel Ridgway Knight surfaces after 118 years

Daniel Ridgway Knight ‘On the Terrace, Rolleboise.’ Image courtesy Rehs Galleries Inc.

NEW YORK – Rehs Galleries Inc. the New York gallery specializing in 19th and 20th century works of art, recently discovered On The Terrace, Rolleboise, a previously unknown painting by the American ex-patriate artist Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924).

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Pierre Bonnard exhibition to open at Tate Modern Jan. 23

Pierre Bonnard, ‘Le Jardin,’ 1936, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France). Image courtesy of Tate Modern

LONDON – Tate Modern will stage the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, showing the work of this innovative and much-loved French painter in a new light.

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Antony Gormley sculptures to be installed at Philadelphia museum

Antony Gormley’s ‘Blockworks’ sculptures will grace the East Terrace of the museum. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present “STAND,” an installation across the museum’s East Terrace of 10 cast-iron Blockworks sculptures by Antony Gormley, one of the most significant artists of our time. The installation will run from Jan. 24 through June 16.

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Night view of the 16th-century Galleria degli Uffizi in the historic center of Florence, Italy. May 25, 2006 photo by Chris Wee, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Uffizi urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

Night view of the 16th-century Galleria degli Uffizi in the historic center of Florence, Italy. May 25, 2006 photo by Chris Wee, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Night view of the 16th-century Galleria degli Uffizi in the historic center of Florence, Italy. May 25, 2006 photo by Chris Wee, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

MILAN (AP) – The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is urging Germany to return a Dutch masterpiece stolen by Nazi troops during World War II, dramatizing its absence by hanging a black and white photo of the work with the label “Stolen” in three languages.

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Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs. Maisel’ is more than just attire

Amazon Studios produces the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which is set in late-1950s New York. Press image courtesy of Amazon Studios

NEW YORK (AP) – Fans of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” know that the show’s clothes deliver eye-popping color and to-die-for style, but they might not know the costumes represent more than 1950’s couture. They also meticulously reflect each character’s mood and development.

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