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  • >Collecting Greco-Roman Antiquities Today

    June 29th, 2009 · 11:15 am  →  Blog

    > Collecting remnants from our classical past has been an interesting and valuable pursuit since the Renaissance, but the dangers surrounding acquiring such pieces are more prevalent than ever. Once a must have for any erudite person’s collection, Roman and Greek antiquities are now understood as one of the few physical links we have toRead the Rest…

    >The Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing & Additional Art Museum Renovations

    June 24th, 2009 · 11:34 am  →  Blog

    >With just over a month since Chicago’s Art Institute officially opened the Modern Wing, it is important to remember other memorable additions or renovations to art museums of late. The Art Institute of Chicago, Modern WingConceived of after the successful public reception of Millennium Park, the Modern Wing was designed by Italian architect Renzo PianoRead the Rest…

    >Salvador Dali: The Reality of a Mass Produced Surrealist

    June 19th, 2009 · 12:16 pm  →  Blog

    > Since Salvador Dali burst onto the art scene during the 1920s he has very rarely been out of the news. Each stage of his career has been well covered and commented on. From his outrageous appearance formulated during his early years as an artist to his later appearances in television commercials, Dali has veryRead the Rest…

    >Dispute Over Nazi Era Art Purchases

    June 12th, 2009 · 2:36 pm  →  Blog

    >Controversy surrounding the Nazi regime’s relationship with art is nothing new. Historically the Nazi Reich was notorious for its suppression of “degenerate art” and its ruthless seizure of valuables from the persecuted Jewish population. The subject of the great looting of art perpetrated by the Nazis and the rumors of hidden bunkers filled with masterpiecesRead the Rest…

    >Sketchbook Theft at the Musée Picasso

    June 10th, 2009 · 11:53 am  →  Blog

    > On Tuesday, June 9th a theft at the Picasso Museum in Paris was reported, sparking a worldwide search and an institutional reevaluation of museum security. The item, a red notebook containing 33 pencil drawings executed between 1917 and 1924, was locked in a glass case on the second floor of the museum. The notebook,Read the Rest…