Apartment Therapy: Lucy Liu is Also an Artist—and Her First U.S. Museum Exhibition Can be Toured Online

Apartment Therapy: Lucy Liu is Also an Artist—and Her First U.S. Museum Exhibition Can be Toured Online. “While known for her movie and TV roles, actor Lucy Liu’s resume goes well beyond Hollywood. She’s also a painter and sculptor—and Liu’s first U.S. museum exhibition is now available to tour online. Entitled ‘Lucy Liu: One of These Things is Not Like the Other,’ Liu’s exhibition of wood sculptures and paintings is available to tour on the Napa Valley Museum’s website from now until August 2. To access the tour, museum attendees are asked to make a donation of any amount to provide support for the museum amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

My Modern Met: 1,100+ Works of Art by Georgia O’Keeffe Is Now Free to View Online

I have no idea how new this is, but I apparently haven’t cataloged it yet, so from My Modern Met: 1,100+ Works of Art by Georgia O’Keeffe Is Now Free to View Online. “Cultural institutions around the world may still be shuttered due to COVID-19, but fortunately, there’s still a way to browse renowned collections while practicing social distancing. Through Google Arts & Culture, you can virtually tour world-famous museums such as the Musée d’Orsay, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Uffizi Gallery. Now, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico has made 1,100+ works of art by the modern American painter available to view online for free.”

Morocco World News: Morocco’s National Library, Museum Foundation to Digitize Moroccan Art

Morocco World News: Morocco’s National Library, Museum Foundation to Digitize Moroccan Art. “The National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) and the National Foundation of Museums (FNM) have signed a partnership agreement to accelerate the project of digitizing art collections created by Moroccan artists.”

Artist database released: Database containing three centuries of B.C. artists published (Castanet)

Castanet: Artist database released: Database containing three centuries of B.C. artists published. “Sim Publishing has made its B.C. Artists research project available to anyone; it contains information about nearly 20,000 people who’ve worked as a visual artist in the province. While some are historical, others are current and actively working in the field.”

Mwebantu: Chaminuka Art – Zambia’s largest private art collection goes online

Mwebantu: Chaminuka Art – Zambia’s largest private art collection goes online. “Art@Chaminuka is an app designed to bring the Chaminuka Art Collection to life, by allowing guests to immerse themselves in the collection with the help of knowledge of each artifact, and a greater contextual understanding of the collection.”

The Guardian: Experts call for regulation after latest botched art restoration in Spain

The Guardian: Experts call for regulation after latest botched art restoration in Spain. “Conservation experts in Spain have called for a tightening of the laws covering restoration work after a copy of a famous painting by the baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo became the latest in a long line of artworks to suffer a damaging and disfiguring repair.”

New Database: George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art

Spotted via Reddit: George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art. From the About page: “The Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database seeks to document examples of street art from around the world that have emerged in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd as part of an ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality. The database will serve as repository for images and a future resource for scholars and artists by way of metadata that is freely available. In addition, the project will make possible an analysis of the themes and issues that appear in street art, explored in relation to local experiences, responses, and attitudes.”

ArtNet: Now You Can See Long-Faded Details in Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Thanks to Google and the Royal Academy in London

ArtNet: Now You Can See Long-Faded Details in Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Thanks to Google and the Royal Academy in London. “The Royal Academy of Arts in London (RA) is the latest institution to partner with Google Arts and Culture, the tech giant’s platform for the digitalization of the world’s most famous artworks….Twenty of the works are specially presented in Gigapixel clarity, an ultra high resolution made possible by a proprietary Google camera. But one artwork in particular stands out: a copy of The Last Supper made by Italian artist (and pupil of Leonardo da Vinci) Giampietrino.”

Scoop New Zealand: UN, Google Arts & Culture Announce ‘Heartbeat Of The Earth’ – An Artistic Take On Climate Data

Scoop New Zealand: UN, Google Arts & Culture Announce ‘Heartbeat Of The Earth’ – An Artistic Take On Climate Data. “On World Environment Day (June 5), UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Google Arts & Culture Lab residency program announce ‘Heartbeat of the Earth’, a series of experimental artworks inspired by climate data. Five artists—Cristina Tarquini, Fabian Oefner, Laurie Frick, Timo Aho & Pekka Niittyvirta—used key findings from the UN’s landmark 2018 IPCC report and data from scientific institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization, to create four interactive art pieces about our climate. They’ve addressed the topics of declining ocean life, food consumption, melting glaciers and rising sea levels.”

Daily Sabah: ‘Osman Hamdi Bey Beyond Vision’ on Google Arts & Culture platform

Daily Sabah: ‘Osman Hamdi Bey Beyond Vision’ on Google Arts & Culture platform. “Leading digital art platform, Google Arts & Culture has introduced six works by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey and their conservation work and scientific findings conducted by Istanbul Sakıp Sabancı Museum’s (SSM) Painting Collection.”

Lifestyle Asia: Art Basel 2020 goes online with over 4000 artworks to admire

Lifestyle Asia: Art Basel 2020 goes online with over 4000 artworks to admire. “Art Basel‘s parent company MCH Group has announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of its Swiss flagship fair, which had already been postponed from June to September due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are now launching the second instalment of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms, which made their debut in March in lieu of the physical edition of its Hong Kong fair. Art Basel has assembled an international lineup of 281 galleries from 35 countries across the globe, offering collectors the opportunity to discover over 4,000 works from the Modern to post-war and contemporary periods.”

Horse Talk New Zealand: Horse manure an unlikely ally in unmasking art forgeries

Horse Talk New Zealand: Horse manure an unlikely ally in unmasking art forgeries. “As Lucile Beck and her colleagues at the University of Paris-Saclay in France point out, the absolute dating of paintings is crucial for tackling the problem of fake art. Radiocarbon dating is the only technique that gives access to an absolute time scale, but its application is limited to organic materials such as wood, canvas or natural binder. Being able to extend absolute dating to the range of inorganic pigments used for colours in art would make it possible to overcome the lack of available materials for dating easel and mural paintings.”

NK News: New website sheds light on “weird and wonderful” contemporary North Korean art

NK News: New website sheds light on “weird and wonderful” contemporary North Korean art. “The site, which also has an Instagram, showcases the private collection of South African doctoral candidate Ruehl Muller, who writes that all pieces are from the Korean Art Studio, ‘a fresh, contemporary art institution modeled on Mansudae,’ a reference to the DPRK’s most well-known art production house.”

New York Times: Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

The New York Times: Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now. “For the past couple months, my Instagram feed has been filled with benign photographs of homemade food, flowering plants, and the creative projects people had undertaken while in coronavirus-mandated lockdown. Then, on May 25, George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, sparking protests around the country. Instagram had already been a space for organizing and activism, but overnight that seemed to become its primary purpose. Calls to action, pictures and videos from demonstrations, and educational posts about defunding the police flooded into view.”

BBC: British Airways to sell art collection to raise cash

BBC: British Airways to sell art collection to raise cash. “British Airways is selling some of its multi-million-pound art collection to raise cash to help it through the coronavirus pandemic. The collection includes art by Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley and Peter Doig, with one work believed to have been valued at more than £1m.”