Modern Art

How a "Snowman" Lasted the Entire Summer In Chicago

The icy Fischli/Weiss art installation on top of the Art Institute survived the swelter of the Windy City and will go on display next in San Francisco

The enigmatic Yayoi Kusama built a museum for her work in near total secrecy

Yayoi Kusama Secretly Built a Museum

Opening October 1, the Tokyo museum will showcase art and archives from the visionary avant-garde Japanese artist

Joseph Goebbels viewing the 1937 Degenerate Art Exhibition.

Eighty Years Later, Two Exhibits Confront the "Degenerate Art" Purge

In 1937, the Nazis confiscated modernist art from museums and put it up for ridicule in an exhibit that still reverberates today

American soldiers sift through art looted by the Nazis at Neuschwanstein Castle in 1945

Legal Fight Over Nazi-Looted Painting Ends After 26 Years

The heirs to the Paul Klee masterpiece, which was seized 80 years ago as "degenerate art," have finally reached a settlement with the city of Munich

Different collectors have different tastes. Practicing a variety of styles helps users find success.

New Video Game Parodies What it Means to Be an Art World Star

On Passpartout: The Starving Artist, you do everything from virtually impress collectors to dine on wine and baguettes

Text an Emoji and the SFMOMA Will Respond with a Picture of Art

A new text messaging service lets users explore the museum’s vast collection

The Bourse de Commerce building will soon transition to a modern art museum.

Former Paris Stock Exchange To Be Transformed into Art Museum

The renovation will be so remarkable, according to the lead architect, it will cure Brexit-induced malaise

Joseph Goebbels viewing the 1937 Degenerate Art Exhibition.

Why It’s So Hard to Find the Original Owners of Nazi-Looted Art

International experts recently gathered at Smithsonian to discuss the state of international provenance research

This untitled painting by Willem De Kooning was created in the 1950s, decades before the artist was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Scientists Spot Cognitive Decline in Famous Artists’ Brushstrokes

Could paintings hold clues to Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases?

An illustration of the Tate Modern's new Switch House expansion.

The Expanded Tate Modern Opens Its Doors Friday

The museum is being called the UK’s most important new cultural building since the British Library

Is it a shell, a toilet bowl, a cupcake? Either way, it's now available on Google Street View.

Visit New York’s Guggenheim Museum Without Leaving Your House

It's easier than ever to immerse yourself in the iconic, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum

Femme au beret orange et au col 
de fourrure (Marie Thérèse), by Pablo Picasso, 1937

New Exhibition Featuring Picasso, O'Keeffe, Hopper and Many Others Brings Modernism Into Focus

The artistic risk and adventure of 20th-century modernism is explored at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Broad houses the contemporary art collection of  philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The collection is valued at nearly two billion dollars.

The Big Names of Art (and a Bit of the Unexpected) Debut at the Broad Museum in L.A.

Housing one of the greatest collections of contemporary art in the world, this new landmark is ready for its close-up

Paintings Have Become Increasingly Blue

Move over, orange: modern art is all about hues of blue

Lawrence Weiner's "A RUBBER BALL THROWN ON THE SEA, Cat. No. 146" is displayed at the Hirshhorn Museum in blue, sans-serif lettering. Weiner was open to the seven words being produced in any color, size or font.

Ask an Expert: What is the Difference Between Modern and Postmodern Art?

A curator from the Hirshhorn Museum explains how art historians define the two classifications


Interview on the Legacy of Andrew Wyeth

Henry Adams, author of "Wyeth's World," speaks with the artist about his early work, influences and technique

The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse), 1873–1876, oil on canvas, by Edgar Degas

Degas and His Dancers

A major exhibition and a new ballet bring the renowned artist's obsession with dance center stage


Jackson Pollock: Modernism's Shooting Star


The Quiet Man of American Modernism

From the outside, Arthur Dove's life appeared out of kilter, but his inner vision shone through

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