Swarovski crystals and chicken wire are just two ingredients of landscape artists Xavier Perrot and Andy Cao's work. Their installations at a one-time leprosarium outside Paris and in D.C.'s Dumbarton Oaks are informed by the history and space that surrounds them.
Claude Monet is famous for his impressionist paintings, but a new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden looks at the horticultural skill that informed his art. One horticulturalist says, "Monet would never have been the painter he became if he wasn't the gardener he was."
Many families who lost artwork during the Holocaust have long sought to reclaim their treasures. They could face a new obstacle. Proposed legislation in Congress would protect museums from their claims.
The military experiences of thousands of women veterans often go untold or are misunderstood. Sometimes it's hard for them to relay their experiences even in the most intimate settings. A new art exhibit in Wisconsin shows some of the most private memories of twenty female veterans. Each one shared their experiences with an artist who tried to capture their stories on canvas.
In Italy, the budgets of state-run museums, archaeological sites and libraries are among the hardest hit by the government's tough austerity measures. One museum director is protesting by systematically burning pieces from his museum.
After years of bitter controversy, the Barnes Foundation will open the doors of its new location in downtown Philadelphia on Saturday. Since 1922, the collection has been housed in the Philadelphia suburbs, where critics say the collection's owner would have wanted it to stay.
At Washington, D.C.'s Kreeger Museum, seniors and students are paired together to enjoy the art — and each other's company. "The goal is to make people feel better and to give them a pleasant experience in the moment. That's all there is, really," says program head Derya Samadi.
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