Alexis's Most Recent Stories

  • March 20, 2015

    Opening Saturday, “Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” traces the evolution of the floral still life genre from the late 18th century to the early 20th century, in the first major U.S. exhibition of it’s kind. It features 65 masterpieces from more than 30 artists including Henri Matisse, Edouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent Van Gogh. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2014

    As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan prepares to wind down later this year, more American veterans are returning home and struggling to process their wartime experiences. “War Ink,” new online exhibit, uses tattoo art to spark conversations with war veterans about their time in combat and the fallen comrades they lost along the way. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2014

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its largest-ever single donation: 47 pieces of art valued at $500 million. The generous benefactor is Jerry Perenchio, the former CEO of the Spanish language television network “Univision.” The artwork includes 19th and 20th century masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Rene Magritte. Many of the paintings, works on paper, and sculpture have rarely been seen in public.
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  • October 30, 2014

    The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s more than 500-year old frescoes. The three-year-long installation cost roughly $3.8 million.
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  • August 15, 2014

    An ambitious new initiative across the U.S. is sneaking works of American art into subways, on billboards and the sides of buses, and into view for a greater audience, without charging admission. Continue reading