New APAH project?

Historic LOLs includes a number of paintings you should recognize. This one immediately makes me think of Vampire Weekend.

Angels in Hagia Sophia

They were covered up in 1849, but now one of them is back. I wonder if Dan Brown has a conspiracy theory about this?

When not in Rome

You can still take this high-resolution tour of the Sistine Chapel.

Another reason to go to Spain

Soon. But please don't lick the paintings.

Because not all art can be beautiful

Foreign Policy magazine brings us a photo essay of the world's ugliest statues.

Art 2010

So an art historian moves to DC from London. And the way that she gets to know her new city is by taking on one masterpiece a day at the National Gallery. Her blog is Art 2010. I like this so much that I'm actually going to share it with the class. Since know...refuse to read this blog where I share things with the class.


Thanks, Rachel, for calling this to my attention. I'm weeks behind on my Google Reader and hadn't seen it yet.


I'm still not sure how youlose a sculpture as big as the Laocoon Group, but here is the story of how it was found.

Becasue wrist bands are so night club

Here's an infographic on admissions buttons from museums around the world.

More on El Greco

We passed him up in class, but here he is in the Wall Street Journal.

I'm not sure if it qualifies as art...

...but Pocoyo is my favorite kids show ever. We watch a few episodes a day at our house (each is only seven minutes). No matter your age, consider checking it out.

More Oops!

The Daily Beast has a slide show of other art accidents. Make sure you get to the teddy bears.


A woman accidentaly fell into a Picasso painting at the Met Friday. It will undergo surgery.

Even Art Folks Get Into the Superbowl

The directors of the Indianapolis and New Orleans museums of art are wagering art works on the game. Well, loans of art works.

I'm not an art lover, I'm an art, lover!

What do Jay-Z, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Jean-Michel Basquiat have in common? Read this essay to find out.


Personal note: we start Power of Art next week. I fear Art History 2.0 will not be as fanatical about Simon Schama as 1.0, and I fear it will make me like them less. There, I said it.

Because it's cold, yo!

Apparently it's even colder in England. And they're carrying on as they always do: by complaining about transportation and talking about art.

Here and here are two articles on snow in art. Enjoy, and stay warm.