The Museum of Fine Art, Boston,has settled with the family of a German art dealer whose Eglon van der Neer painting, Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior (1665-67), was looted by Nazis when he was sent to Auschwitz during World War II.
Two weeks ago, Manhattan dealer Richard Feigen told the New York Observer that the lawsuit filed against him by an Arizona couple who claim he sold them a painting of questionable provenance 20 years ago was “bogus.”
A group of 120 U.K. cultural leaders are protesting Britain's points-based immigration policy, which they say has dissuaded visiting artists -- who have "no impact on migration" -- from returning to the nation.
Dedicated to giving emerging artists “the type of training you don’t get in art school,” the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) seminar program is hosting its first annual biennial, June 26-Sept. 5, 2011, to showcase the work of its 72 participants.
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is closing on July 4, 2011 -- to undertake a two-year-long, $64-million renovation and expansion. For visitors who would dare to hazard a visit on the final day, admission is free (typically it’s $15).
Inching its sales back up to $4.5 million last year, Art Moscow, Sept. 21-25, 2011, the biggest contemporary art fair in Eastern Europe, is vying to get back to its pre-2009 figures with this year’s fair, exhibiting nearly 50 galleries, most of them Russian.