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General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, accompanied by Gen. Omar N. Bradley, and Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., inspect art treasures stolen by Germans and hidden in salt mine in Germany.

Of Monuments and Men

Of Monuments and Men

The movie The Monuments Men tells the story of those assigned to protect the art treasures of Europe during World War II. Hitler is amassing the treasures of civilization all destined for a De Führer Museum. Modern works are of course not included in the treasure hunt. Works by Picasso and others are destroyed. While

The Road Menders (1889) in The Phillips Collection

Van Gogh Repetitions Coming to Phillips then Cleveland Museum

A new exhibit coming to two The Phillips Collection and the Cleveland Museum of Art will take a new look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh- and reunite several masterpieces. The museum’s say the exhibition is the first to focus on van Gogh’s “repetitions”—a term the artist used to describe his practice of

The Country Home of Mega-Collector Duncan Phillips

It was through the current exhibit (on view through January 6) at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art that I learned more about the Phillips Collection and Duncan Phillips himself. An astute collector, Phillips didn’t have the wealth to match Andrew Carnegie or Andrew Mellon, but never-the-less assembled one of the country’s great collections.

Pictured is a long unviewed painting, Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Paysage Bords de Seine", that was recently unknowingly purchased at a Virginia flea market and will be sold at The Potomack Company auction gallery in Alexandria, VA on September 29. The auction gallery estimates the painting will sell for $75,000-100,000. PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1mzDN)

Flea Market Renoir May Have Been Stolen Decades Ago

If it sounds too good to be true… That Renoir that made the feeds after being “found” at a flea market for $7 may be one previously stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. According to the Associated Press, a Washington Post reporter uncovered documents in the museum’s library showing that the painting was on loan

Exhibit Recreates Kennedy Suite in Hotel Texas

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Museum of Art will bring together the works of art installed in the president’s suite at the Hotel Texas during his fateful trip to Texas in 1963. The original installation, orchestrated by a small group of Fort Worth art

Toledo Museum is Exclusive U.S. Venue for Manet Exhibit

A U.S. exclusive of an international exhibition that spotlights the work of artist Édouard Manet opens in October at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio. Co-organized by TMA and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Manet: Portraying Life brings together 40 portraits by Manet on loan from museums in Europe, North America and

Supersize Me: Double da Vinci May Be in Last Meal

British art expert Ross King suggested recently Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper may contain two self portraits. The apostles standing to the right of Jesus appear to resemble a self-portrait of the artist produced years later. The apostles represented are apparently Thomas and James the Lesser. One expert told reporters da Vinci may like to represent

Indiana Museum Discovers it Owns a Picasso, Decides to Sell

A glass painting in storage at Indiana’s Evansville Museum of Art was recently determined to have been made by Pablo Picasso, but was not identified as such when it was gifted to the institution in the 1960s. “Seated Woman with Red Hat” (“Femme assise au chapeau rouge”) c. 1954-1956 was created using a layered glass technique called gemmail

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