Michael Heizer Opens ‘City’

Michael Heizer Opens ‘City’

Michael Heizer has spent 50 years completing his massive art installation, “City”, and now he’s opening it to the public. Michael Heizer began building “City” in 1970, out in the desert of Nevada. It may be the largest contemporary artwork in the world, built on...
A Closer Look at Vermeer

A Closer Look at Vermeer

A closer look at Vermeer’s paintings, with new technology, has revealed that his perfectionism is in the finish, not the process. Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch painter behind “Girl with the Pearl Earring,” has long had a reputation of being an obsessive...
Looted Artifacts Returned to Italy

Looted Artifacts Returned to Italy

Looted artifacts are on their way back to Italy, as New York investigators hand over 142 objects they’ve seized in the past year. A third of the stolen assortment came from the collection of Mr. Steinhardt, a billionaire antiquities collector who was made to...
Dutch Government Looks Within for Looted Art

Dutch Government Looks Within for Looted Art

The Dutch government is reviewing its own state-held art collection to look for works stolen by Nazis that can be returned. The Restitutions Committee, a government-backed program created to organize the return of stolen artwork to its proper heirs in the Netherlands,...
Lod Mosaic Comes Home to Israel

Lod Mosaic Comes Home to Israel

The Lod Mosaic has come home to Israel at last, after a decade-long world tour. In 1996, construction workers in the Israeli town of Lod were widening a street when they discovered tile. The Israel Antiquities Authority was brought in, and the find was carefully...
San Severino Marche Artwork Restored

San Severino Marche Artwork Restored

San Severino Marche, Italy, sees the return of artworks damaged in the 2016 earthquakes. In the fall of 2016, between August and October, three large earthquakes and many smaller ones wrecked central Italy. Over 300 people were killed, and homes, churches, and museums...
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