The Devil and the Art Dealer

“It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich apartment of a haunted white-haired…

A Fine-Arts Degree May Be a Better Choice Than You Think

The Wall Street Journal By Daniel Grant Nov. 10, 2013 4:18 p.m. ET For graduates, job prospects and satisfaction are surprisingly high Think that art school dooms graduates to a life of unemployment? The numbers paint a very different picture.”Artists can have good careers, earning a middle-class income,” says Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s…

Artist’s Take on Sexual Abuse Turns Ugly

by DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW Published: New York Times World, August 6, 2013 HONG KONG — Life imitated art, startlingly and crudely, in the city of Hai’an, north of Shanghai, when two men rushed the stage and groped the painter and performance artist Yan Yinhong as she danced “One Person’s Battlefield” — her furious comment on…

Dream Museum

Article from the Times Union, By Amy Biancolli RPI students offer their visions for revamping Schenectady’s miSci. Published 9:53 am, Friday, November 8, 2013   The designs are flights of fancy of fancy — swirling confections of white and light and shadow, some resembling spiky alien landscapes. One might be an offshoot of the Guggenheim in…

GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

September 21, 2013 – June 8, 2014 The Exhibition GE Presents: the Mystery of the Albany Mummies, reunites all the components of Ankhefenmut’s coffin and interprets the world in which he lived and worked. The exhibition features more than 200 objects, with 140 major loans, including loans from: the British Museum, London; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;…