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Clare Twomey steps out of the shadows at Welbeck

Artist Clare Twomey has given a modern twist to old technology to unite past, present and future in her new artwork. Her exhibition ‘Half in shadow: Half in light’ runs at The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate from 24 March until 17 June and aims to shine a light on the people who live and work at the historic, ducal, Welbeck Estate. Twomey has used advanced digital production to... | Read More

Chatsworth opens following £33m restoration

With its gold leaf and pale yellow stonework glinting in the spring sunshine, Chatsworth reopens on 24 March 2018 following the biggest restoration and conservation of the house, garden and park since the 1820s. The 10-year long programme, costing more than £32m, sees Chatsworth restored to its full glory, inside and out. The Chatsworth Renewed exhibition, running between March and October,... | Read More

$6.6 million Zhang Daqian scroll painting leads the Chew Family Collection at Sotheby’s NY

Day four of Sotheby’s Asia Week sale series concluded tonight in New York with The Chew Family Collection of Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy totaling $13.3 million, doubling its high estimate of $6.6 million. The evening auction was led by Zhang Daqian’s Water and Sky Gazing After Rain in Splashed Color – a monumental scroll from 1968 making its auction debut – for which... | Read More

Exhibition brings to the forefront African Americans, Native Americans and Latino Americans

As the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery marks its 50th anniversary, it will not only honor the past with special exhibitions but also shape the museum’s next chapter. The first contemporary exhibition of the museum’s anniversary season, “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” examines how people of color are missing in historical... | Read More

Exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum tackles the ways and angles of “seeing”

The Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai presents the latest exhibition “Walking On The Fade Out Lines” from March 24 to May 27, 2018. The fruit of a fascinating collaboration and exchange with Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, one of the most renowned contemporary art institutions in Italy, the exhibition has been curated by Larys Frogier, the director of Rockbund Art Museum, and Hsieh... | Read More

Rare $1,000 bill sells for $960,000

The first installment of the landmark Joel R. Anderson Collection received considerable bidding interest with 64 lots realizing $7,912,140 during Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Thursday night session of their Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. This is more than $800,000 ahead of the highest predictions for this sale. The Joel R. Anderson Collection... | Read More

Berlinische Galerie opens exhibition of works by Carsten Nicolai

Works by Carsten Nicolai (*1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, now Chemnitz) oscillate around the interfaces between art and science. He often explores sensory impressions and their (media-based) translation, with transmitters and receivers, classification systems and their breakpoints. Nicolai investigates intangible phenomena that give rise to fundamental questions about human consciousness – such... | Read More

de Young organizes large-scale, traveling survey of Precisionism

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco premiere Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art, the first large-scale exhibition in over 20 years to survey this characteristically American style of early twentieth-century Modernism. Organized by FAMSF and on view at the de Young, the exhibition addresses the aesthetic and intellectual concerns that fueled the development of this artistic... | Read More

Man Ray’s Surrealist Minotaur leads Sotheby’s Photographs Auction

Sotheby’s spring auction of Photographs on 10 April in New York comprises a wide selection of exceptional works tracing the beginnings of the medium to innovations of the present day. Of special note are masterpieces of early photography by William Henry Fox Talbot, E. J. Bellocq, experimental 1920s and 1930s photographs by Man Ray, Stefan Themerson, Pierre Dubreuil, as well as important... | Read More

Fantastic tunnels and ingenious engineering: New gallery and exhibition opens at London Transport Museum

An exciting new gallery permanent gallery and temporary exhibition opened at London Transport Museum on Friday 23 March as part of the national programme to celebrate Year of Engineering 2018. Digging Deeper uncovers the history of tunnelling from the early 19th century and The Secret Life of a Mega Project brings the story up to date with revelations about Crossrail, Europe’s largest... | Read More
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