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The Italian foreign minister, the Italian ambassador, several Italian-American members of Congress and leaders of scores of Italian-American organizations crowded into a hallway of the National Gallery of Art this week to celebrate a nation that – as they said – was discovered by an Italian and named after one.
Unless the mercury takes a significant dive in the next three weeks, 2012 is set to become the warmest year on record for the United States — a historic benchmark but the cause for more chaos than comfort for most people.
Marina Abramovic, the "grandmother of performance art," has fearlessly used her body as a canvas for political and cultural commentary for nearly four decades. By making the performer (as well as the audience) both physically and mentally uncomfortable, Ms. Abramovic's works have sparked discussions about the limitations of the human body, human consciousness, human relationships and, of course, the value of performance art.
The National Gallery of Art has, at last count, 108,000 old master and modern prints, etchings, drawings, and other works on paper — by artists ranging from Albrecht Durer to Pablo Picasso. None of them is on permanent view. Out of sight doesn't mean inaccessible, however.
Sometime, somehow, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its College of Art & Design may be relocating to somewhere. That was the gist of the 115-year-old institution's announcement last month, and that was still the situation Thursday.
A 30-scroll set of nature paintings from the 1700s that's owned by Japan's royal family and considered a cultural treasure is being shown in its entirety for the first time outside of the country at an exhibit in Washington.
Catalonian artist Joan Miro had a farm. And on this farm he had an easel on which he created large, wonderful paintings of it that are among his most famous works. Now, with Spain in economic crisis, Miro's farm is a neglected relic with an uncertain future.
Where is everything? That could well be the first reaction of visitors to the renovated galleries of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings at the National Gallery of Art when they reopen to the public Jan 29.