Over the weekend, Bay Area residents got a first look inside a $305-million addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The new ten-story building, clad with a rippling, glacier-like facade and designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta, occupies a narrow urban lot adjacent to the museum’s 1995 brick building by Swiss architect Mario Botta. Read more
Today it was announced that Art in America, along with our sister publications (The Magazine Antiques and Modern) will join forces with ARTNEWS S.A. Peter M. Brant, who has owned Art in America since 1983, will have a controlling interest in the newly formed company. Read more
The marketplace for late 19th-century Impressionist art was rife with investment, speculation and sharp-elbowed business tactics. An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) examines the strategies employed by French Impressionist mega-dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. Read more
A month ago, with no fanfare or press release and little signage to speak of, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art installed 17 major oil paintings by the British figurative master Lucian Freud. The show of forceful fleshy nudes, sixteen of which hail from anonymous private collections, was originally billed as "British Painting After World War II." Read more
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