Smithsonian Struggles With Design For Space Around Its Building

“The project involves restoration of the Castle and the Hirshhorn, the addition of an underground visitor center with amenities including restrooms and food service, and upgraded and centralized mechanical systems. The Haupt Garden, which is the roof of the subterranean Quadrangle building, would be replaced and the building’s entrance pavilions would be moved closer to […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Building Bulldozed In Montana

“The owner of a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Montana razed the structure last week, immediately after last-minute negotiations with preservationists attempting to buy it fell through. Designed in 1958 – one year before Wright’s death – as a medical clinic, the 5,000-square-foot building is the first Wright-designed one to be demolished in […]

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Even With Free Admission, Attendance At Baltimore’s Art Museums Is Falling

“Eleven years ago, when Baltimore’s two largest art museums” – the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art – “joined a nationwide trend by announcing that they would drop admission fees, the news was applauded in newspapers from New York to Detroit to Jackson, Miss. … [But] after initial surges in attendance, museums […]

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Museum Show Full Of Fake Kandinsky And Malevich Paintings, Argue Experts

The Museum of Fine Arts in the Belgian city of Ghent is hosting an exhibition of 20th-century Russian avant-garde works – attributed to Popova, Rodchenko, Goncharova, Malevich, Kandinsky, and others – from the private foundation of a Russian businessman and collector. A group of scholars and professionals argue in an open letter that these works […]

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Virtual Reality Comes To Art (But Who Owns – Controls – What?)

Legal questions about ownership of virtual public spaces were thrown into sharp relief in October when Snapchat partnered with Koons to allow users to project his balloon sculptures in ­specific sites around the world using augmented reality (AR). In protest against an “augmented reality corporate invasion”, the artist Sebastian Errazuriz “graffiti-bombed” one of the works […]

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