Auction houses and fairs are looking for ways to make pre-20th-century art exciting and accessible in the digital age.
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The photo-taking crowds that surround Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre exemplify how the digital generation experiences artworks.
As the ultrawealthy pay ever higher prices for trophy works, and many cultural institutions face cuts in state funding, private collectors are an increasingly influential force.
The museum is displaying the work in two new rooms. Critics praise the effort but say it does little to reunite the paintings with their rightful owners.
The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.
The Louvre is building a new storehouse for its own collection, and has also offered the space as a safe-haven place for art and antiquities in war zones.
The museum workers union said that the event featuring Vermeer’s work was poorly planned and resulted in hourslong waits for some visitors.
To get the most out of a museum visit, don’t stay too long, focus on an area of interest, and use audio tours.
With contemporary art continuing to drive the market, dealers, auction houses and museums are trying to broaden the appeal of historical works.
Leadership of top institutions has too long been denied to women.