In brief

Critics Trash Renzo Piano's Harvard Museums Expansion

The Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums during renovation and expansion by Renzo Piano. Photo: Peter Vanderwarker.

Historic Eli Whitney Cotton Gin Hits the Auction Block

The cotton gin. Photo: Heritage Auctions.

$8 Million Arts Venue For Culver City

Mark Ridley-Thomas

Christie's Takes a Cue from eBay With 'Buy or Bid' Feature

Vincenzo Pipino: Venice's Gentleman Thief

Madonna col Bambino, the Doge's Palace, Venice. Photo: via Epic magazine.

Turkish Cultural Workers Plan Hunger Strike

The KSED press conference announcing the cultural workers’ hunger strike in TurkeyPhoto via: Hyperallergic

Gchat Conversations Published in Artist's New Book

Beau Rice, Tex. Photo: Penny-Ante Editions.

Spandex Bodysuit Art is the Next Big Thing

Artist Creates Huge Melting Wax House in London

The house after a few days of meltingPhoto: Tommophoto via Design Boom

IS Continues Cultural Genocide in Iraq

National Museum of Scotland Gets £1.3m to Launch Six New Galleries

A render of the science and technology galleries at the National Museum of ScotlandPhoto via: BBC News

Can Technology Save the Sistine Chapel?

Restored Cranach Altar Unveiled after 50 Year Wait

A Public Art "Giant" Popped up in Budapest this Month

Naked Flamenco Dancers at Throckmorton Fine Art

"The Blunt is Inspiration to the Creation" Says Painter Snoop Dogg

Recently Discovered Joseph Cornell Film Premieres

Ancient Children's Drawings Saved by Mud in "Russian Pompeii"

Kanye and Kim's Baby North Uses Hermès Bag as Canvas

Lindsay Lohan Commissions Naked Street Art Portrait

The Marilyn Monroe-inspired portrait of Lindsay Lohan, created by street artist PegasusPhoto via: The Daily Mail

Chapman Brothers Tattoo Museum-goers

Jake and Dinos Chapman Photo via: The Jerwood Gallery

@Hypersalon Presents a New Salon-Style Approach to Art Basel Miami

Buzz Aldrin Moon Footprint up for Auction

Edvard Munch Museum Gets Go-ahead

Renderings of Oslo's new Munch Museum Photo: Mir/Herros Arquitectos via e-artchitect

Constable Gift Writes Off £1m Tax Bill

Detail from John Constable's Willy Lott’s House from the Stour (The Valley Farm) (1816–18). Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Photo Studio