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'Heavenly Bodies' Sets Heavenly Record at Met Museum

'Heavenly Bodies' Sets Heavenly Record at Met Museum

Oct 12
Fashion and Catholicism have trumped King Tut.

Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs Just After $1.4 Million Sale

Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs Just After $1.4 Million Sale

By Jill Lawless | Oct 8
Art prankster Banksy has struck again: A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for $1.4 million.

Museums Offer Yoga, Meditation Programs Along with Art

Museums Offer Yoga, Meditation Programs Along with Art

By Katherine Roth | Oct 3
A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience.

San Francisco Museum Shows Off Modern Muslim Women's Fashion

San Francisco Museum Shows Off Modern Muslim Women's Fashion

By Janie Har | Sep 24
"Contemporary Muslim Fashions" opened this weekend at the de Young Museum with about 80 ensembles by nearly 60 designers from around the world, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Debuts with Eye Toward Her Legacy

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Debuts with Eye Toward Her Legacy

By Jeff Karoub | Sep 24
The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death presents an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention.

David Hockney Painting Expected to Break Auction Records

David Hockney Painting Expected to Break Auction Records

By Jocelyn Noveck | Sep 14
One of David Hockney's famous "pool paintings" is coming to auction and is expected to sell in the $80 million range, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction.

Fashion Art Installation Questions What It Means to Be You

Fashion Art Installation Questions What It Means to Be You

Sep 6
Enter the world of A. Human, a fictional brand on Mercer Street that serves as both commentary on the touchy nature of body modifications today and the external focus and force of the fashion industry. And, also, what it means to be, well, you.

Abu Dhabi Delays Exhibition of da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'

Abu Dhabi Delays Exhibition of da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'

By Jon Gambrell | Sep 3
The unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed, authorities said Monday.

Ancient Animal-Themed Drinkware at Harvard Museum

Ancient Animal-Themed Drinkware at Harvard Museum

By William J. Kole | Sep 3
Centuries before Julius Caesar sipped from a chalice and Alexander the Great raised a goblet to toast his troops, the ancients drank from festive cups made in the image of the beings they revered the most: animals.

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze at 200-Year-Old Rio Museum

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze at 200-Year-Old Rio Museum

By Peter Prengaman | Sep 3
A massive fire tore through a 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro late Sunday, lighting up the night and sending large plumes of smoke into the air.

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