Sacramento, Get Ready for Wide Open Walls 2018!

Get ready, Sacramento: as of next month, Wide Open Walls is back! The wildly-popular Wide Open Walls Mural Festival will be held at locations throughout Sacramento starting on August 9th and running through 19th, 2018. That’s ten whole days of … Continued

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The Hidden Life of “The Blue Boy”

At first blush, Thomas Gainsborough’s famous work known as “The Blue Boy” seems like a simple enough painting of a well-to-do 18th-century young master of the upper class, dressed to the nines in his little blue suit. However, some new … Continued

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How Will “Genius: Picasso” Choose To Portray the Prolific Artist?

Fans of art and television rejoice: the second season of National Geographic Channel’s acclaimed series Genius, airing April 24th, will cover the life of Pablo Picasso. We’re excited that the series, whose first season covered Albert Einstein, will have an entire … Continued

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The Many Fakes of Modigliani

Last summer, 21 works in a major exhibition in Genoa of Amadeo Modigliani’s work were pulled from exhibition on the concern that they were forgeries. As reported by Architectural Digest earlier this year, 20 of those works were declared fakes. … Continued

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Art News: The Obama Portraits Make a Statement in More Ways Than One

As you’ve probably heard, last week, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. What might have been an uneventful affair for any other former presidential portraits quickly … Continued

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One-Stop Holiday Shopping: Your Local Museum Store?

Looking for a unique place to find a Christmas gift for the art-lover in your life? (Or, let’s face it, a special gift for yourself?) Here’s a thought: try your local museum shop. Despite criticism by Banksy (whose film is … Continued

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Cards for a Cause: Meet Wunderkid

Have you ever considered the sheer amount of greeting cards manufactured in the United States? Unless you’re Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character in 500 Days of Summer, the answer is probably not. We hadn’t: until we heard about Wunderkid, a company that creates a … Continued

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“Loving Vincent,” The World’s First Oil-Painted Feature Film, Is Here (And It’s Stunning)

The world’s first feature film illustrated completely in oil paint is here…and, fittingly, it’s all about Vincent Van Gogh. Loving Vincent brings Vincent Van Gogh’s death—and the more mysterious bits surrounding his life—to life, through the medium which he is most … Continued

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Kinesthesia & More at the Palm Springs Art Museum

In our last blog post, we mentioned Palm Springs Art Museum’s participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. After taking a look at the museum’s website, we figured we’d get started in exploring as many of the LA/LA exhibits as we can…starting with … Continued

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Dynamic Duo: Klimt & Rodin Take San Francisco

The works of Gustav Klimt, in all their gilded glory, are coming to the Bay Area en masse for the first time. But they won’t be alone. Works by the artist best known as a “Vienna Secessionist” will join many … Continued

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