Picasso on view at Seattle Art Museum

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris October 8, 2010–January 17, 2011 The Seattle Art Museum will be the first museum in the country to present Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. Spanning Picasso’s entire career,  many of the most significant works from this preeminent Picasso collection will be featured.

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Untouched Parisian flat reveals 19th Century Giovanni Boldini painting

When auctioneer Olivier Choppin-Janvy entered the dust-covered Parisian flat to take inventory of the deceased owner’s possessions, he likened it to “stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.” Among the many treasures found was a stunning Giovanni Boldini portrait of an actress who went by the name of…

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New movie to look at the life of Peggy Guggenheim

New York-based art advisor Eleanor Cayre has partnered with Nikki Silver, the Emmy Award-winning producer of On Screen Entertainment, to make a movie about the life of art collector Peggy Guggenheim.  “I have always been fascinated with Peggy’s collection and life story,” said Cayre of the art world maven. “She was an eccentric figure who…

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Kurt Vonnegut Library/Museum to Open in Indianapolis

Three years after his death, a new library and museum dedicated to author Kurt Vonnegut is set to open this November in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. The museum founder, Julia Whitehead, says the space will include a replica of Vonnegut’s writing studio, a library featuring memorabilia such as personal photographs, papers and his WWII…

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