June 2021 Art News

Gather begins in Niamh O’Malley’s workspace in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S), Dublin, where stone, steel, wood, and glass are shaped, composed, and assembled.
The old notion of “slaying the dragon” has had a pervasive presence in our culture for centuries, yet few know the actual origins of the popular expression. One story that certainly increased the phrase's popularity is that of Saint George, an early Christian martyr that served in the Roman army during the fourth century.

MoMA's Kristen Di Lonardo, department manager in Visitor Engagement, looks behind the curtain at Florine Stettheimer’s Family Portrait, II and marvels at its intricate detail and sense of theatricality.

Auctioneer Antoine Petit spotted Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s "Philosopher Reading"—which, on June 26, 2021, sold for £6.6 million ($9.2 million)—during a standard estate inventory of a Parisian apartment.
The items—worth an estimated $13 million (11 million euros)—were discovered in the possession of a Belgian collector. This repatriation comes as a result of an international investigation that was launched in 2017.

Take a moment to learn more about this preparatory drawing of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. Listen to Najiba Choudhury, Assistant Information Specialist & Provenance Researcher Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, as she shares who made this monumental drawing, for what purpose, and how it came to be part of our museum's collection.

Dürer was only thirty or thirty-one when he completed the work. Dying at age fifty-six, he prolifically completed over 300 prints, 1000 delicate drawings, and 100 paintings for which twenty-first-century scholars can account.
This year’s annual exhibition by Kingston Gallery’s Associate Artists, which opens in the full gallery space on 'First Friday,' July 2, explores the various ways artists inhabit, capture, and distinguish space.
Dinner Gallery is pleased to present If These Walls Could Talk, a two-person exhibition of new paintings by Rachael Tarravechia and Julia Jo.
Art Nouveau was inspired by nature, spurred on by the Arts and Crafts movement, and served as a fundamental reaction against Industrialization.
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