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Anatomy of an Art Theft

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : Theft.Splash page for ISG Museum Stolen Art Anniversary Site

View a virtual tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that evokes bittersweet feelings: it was 25 years ago on March 18 that 13 priceless works of art were brazenly stolen from Boston house museum. This site contextualizes the works through photographs of the works as they had appeared in the house, bills of sale, telegrams and letters. The connoisseur, Bernard Berenson, Mrs. Gardner’s friend who advised and helped her build her collection for many years is also featured.

Freer and Sackler Galleries Digitize Collection: Available to All

Great News from the Smithsonian’s Collection of Asian Art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries: More Than 40,000 Masterpieces of Asian and American Art Available for Free Public Use.

Profs. Wolf and Heuer Lead Boston Bus Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts

This special trip to Boston provided a wonderful opportunity for students from Prof. Wolf’s seminar, Goya: His Art, Times, and Legacy, to enjoy a “once in a generation” chance to view the sole venue for the retrospective, Goya: Order and Disorder, which covers the artist’s oeuvre in all media, featuring many works on loan from the Prado and elsewhere that are rarely allowed to travel. Read more about Goya: Order and Disorder here.

At the same time students in Prof. Heuer’s classes visited the MFA’s world-class collection of ancient art.

Roman Villa Projects

Walking Tour with Professor Emeritus, William B. Rhoads

On October 30, 2014, SUNY New Paltz Professor Emeritus, William B. Rhoads, led a walking tour of the campus, Village of New Paltz and Historic Huguenot Street for students of Prof. Carso’s Art of the Hudson Valley.

The Musée Picasso reopens in Paris » Apollo Magazine

The museum, housed in the exquisite 17th-century Hôtel Salé (built for the salt tax gatherer Pierre Aubert) in the Marais district, is transformed.

Hôtel Salé--renovated home of the Musée Picasso, reopened on October 25, 2014

There is much more exhibition space, so about 400 of the museum’s 5,000 works will be on show at any one time. The display is arranged bottom to top: the basement houses six galleries showing studio work. The ground floor is devoted to early work, and the first and second floors to that of the 1920s, ’30s and the war period. The top floor is newly opened to the public, and displays some 50 paintings Picasso owned by other artists – from a Chardin still life to a full-size Renoir study for a finished painting now in Philadelphia’s Barnes Collection.

via The Musée Picasso reopens in Paris » Apollo Magazine

Happy Halloween!

Grandoe Gloves by Andy Warhol, 1956, advertisement for Harper's Bazaar

Open House Fall 2014

Professors Wolf and Heuer greeted more students than ever for Open House, held on Saturday, October 25. Check out our new slide show featuring the activities of the Art History department

Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich at Catherine Edelman

this is insane…FUN! Read below for an explanation


No. this isn't Warhol, it is Malkovich Andy_Warhol___Self_Portrait_Fright_Wig


In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states: “John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.”




Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters | Catherine Edelman Gallery.

Great Turnout for Wilderness50 Art History Lecture