Huntington Puts ‘Blue Boy’ Restoration Project on Display

Huntington Puts ‘Blue Boy’ Restoration Project on Display

“The Blue Boy (1770)” by Thomas Gainsborough is arguably one of the most iconic British artworks. A highlight of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens collection, the painting is undergoing a major restoration and the museum put the project on public display. They have set up a special satellite conservation studio in their […]

‘Creature’ Illustrates Breadth, Not Best of The Broad Collection

‘Creature’ Illustrates Breadth, Not Best of The Broad Collection

The Broad is currently showcasing its first thematic special exhibit: “Creature.” While the show, which looks at different approaches to figuration, does not highlight the best of the vast Broad art collection, “Creature” illustrates the breadth of it. “We are all creatures: creatures of habit, of desire, of fear, and of necessity.” is noted at […]

Art and Alchemy Shine in Getty Exhibits

Art and Alchemy Shine in Getty Exhibits

Centuries before Harry Potter fans heard of the Philosopher’s Stone or Pantone created its Pantone Matching System, medieval alchemists tried to transform matter into gold … and other colors. Three exhibits that opened this week at the Getty Center in Los Angeles shine a light on alchemy and the role it played in art and […]

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