| Nov 28, 2013
The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections.
For years this rarefied world...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:14 AM
No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer.
It's all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The news Monday of a lost but rediscovered painting by Vincent van Gogh has everything art needs to become a big media story: major celebrity, fooled experts, lottery-scale riches and a back-story worthy of “Antiques Roadshow.”
A canvas by...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Paul McCartney doesn't need publicity, but when he wants to, he sure can make a dent. On Monday, he and his band appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard when they performed for a lucky few thousand at the late-...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The house of MOCA is a real fixer-upper. And that could be a problem as the museum seeks a new director to replace Jeffrey Deitch.
Many museum experts wonder who would be willing to take Deitch's place at the helm of the troubled institution, given...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:58 AM
In an interesting twist for those watching the empty chair in the director's office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam director Ann Goldstein has resigned from that position. Goldstein has been identified as a possible successor...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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Ann Goldstein, a former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, resigned as director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Wednesday, intensifying speculation that she could be MOCA's next director....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, 84 years ago today. During her short 15 years, she kept a diary and wrote there sorting out her emotions, describing her crushes and despair, her desires and dreams. She kept the diary from 1942 to '44, the two years...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:38 PM
So here’s the real question about the Tuesday ceremony in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix abdicated and passed the robe (they don’t wear crowns) to her son, Willem-Alexander, who just turned 46: Did Britain's Prince Charles, who was in...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
AMSTERDAM — A scrum of international TV reporters, photographers and other media packed the Gallery of Honor at the Rijksmuseum on a recent spring morning, while producers negotiated with publicists for time to shoot spots in front of Rembrandt's...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:37 PM
When a TV series crams horse beheadings, frozen zombies, dragons, sword fighting and naked prostitutes into nearly every episode, it’s hard for a single actor to make a grand impact. But actress Carice van Houten has done precisely that in the...