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.
Art world superstar Richard Prince is appealing the 2011 ruling that found him liable for copyright infringement. Prince used dozens of images by photographer Patrick Cariou to create collages that his gallery then sold for millions of dollars.
Every other year, Cuba's artists get a chance to show their wares to the world. The historic hulk of Havana's La Cabana fortress makes for an art gallery like no other — and provides a home for one of the most important art events in Latin America.
Comic artist Daniel Clowes never expected to see his cranky, rebellious characters in a museum — in fact, he often uses them to poke fun at the world of fine art. But that didn't deter the Oakland Museum of California, which is now hosting an exhibition of Clowes' work.
Keith Haring arrived in New York City in 1978. Bowled over by the sounds and sights of the city and its burgeoning hip-hop scene, he created a street-art aesthetic that brought him success in just four years. Now, a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum showcases rare drawings from those early ears.
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