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Between the lines: Historians put Stalin-era diaries online

Tatiana Panova holds a photograph of her great-grandfather as a solemn-faced student in 1923 in the Soviet Union, around 16 years before he died in a prison camp during the Stalin purges. While Alexander Yakovlev's death was over half a century before her birth, Panova, 25, has gained a tiny window into his thoughts and life thanks to an aged diary that her family preserved. Now, as memories of... | Read More

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to build fences in New York

The Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei will build dozens of fences in New York for an exhibition opening in October that focuses on walls that divide people and mark borders. A champion of refugees and migrants, Ai is calling his new large-scale conceptual installation "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors." He took the title from the final line in "Mending Wall," a poem by the 20th-century US poet... | Read More

Sotheby’s to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi bestowing longevity on the Qianlong Emperor in celebration of his... | Read More

Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish settlement near Bet Shemesh

Some 240 eleventh-grade students from Jerusalem’s Boyer High School have discovered an original and rewarding way of reducing their travel costs to Poland: Working for an entire week on archaeological excavations at Ramat Bet Shemesh, far from their computers and air-conditioned classroom The students have been involved in unearthing exciting archaeological finds at the site. In recent... | Read More

100-kilo gold coin “Big Maple Leaf” stolen from Berlin’s Bode museum

Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of $1 million and weighing 100 kilograms (220 pounds) from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday. According to German media, the stolen coin is the "Big Maple Leaf", a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The coin, 53 cm (21 inches) across and three cm thick, features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Bode Museum gave the face value... | Read More

DuPont donates significant artwork to local museums

DuPont today announced it will make a substantial donation of significant works of art from the DuPont collection and the Hotel du Pont to the Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum of Art, and Hagley Museum & Library. The donated artwork includes important pieces by three generations of the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover, and Edward Loper, among other renowned artists. Additional artwork... | Read More

Rare portraits of 20th century luminaries by Marcel Sternberger debut in New York at PRPH Books

The first of two exhibitions, The Portraits of Marcel Sternberger: Icons of the 20th Century showcases 21 photographs of world-renowned figures--from Albert Einstein to Diego Rivera--opens to the public on March 29 at PRPH Books, 26 East 64th Street, was announced by Jacob Loewentheil, curator of the exhibition, which runs through April 15. “Since his death in 1956, Sternberger’s... | Read More

Exhibition brings together for the first time the work of Roland Flexner and Ai Weiwei

Welcoming art aficionados from around the world that flock to the city as art season descends upon Hong Kong, Massimo De Carlo announced that it is presenting in Hong Kong a unique exhibition that brings together for the first time the work of Roland Flexner and Ai Weiwei. The dual-artist exhibition is on view at the Hong Kong gallery space from 20 March 2017 to 14 May 2017. The two artists first... | Read More

Museum Folkwang exhibits over 40 paintings and selected films by Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) ranks among the most important artists of her generation. She turned to her own body as both the starting point and subject for her paintings and drawings, in works which ask how does it feel to be in one’s own body, and how can this feeling be lent visual form? The Austrian artist, who only achieved widespread acclaim late in her career, grappled with these... | Read More

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery opens ninth solo exhibition with Olafur Eliasson

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery announces its ninth solo exhibition with world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, The listening dimension, on view March 23 through April 22, 2017. Over the past two decades, Eliasson has developed an immensely rich, curious and complex practice at the intersection of aesthetics, science and ecology. In his first solo presentation in New York since 2012, Eliasson... | Read More
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