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Hayward Gallery appoints Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson as Senior Curators

Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson have been appointed Senior Curators of Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre. Cliff Lauson will take up the post in November 2017, having been Curator at Hayward Gallery since 2009. Vincent Honoré will join Hayward Gallery in December 2017 as the Gallery prepares to reopen with Andreas Gursky on 25 January 2018. Andreas Gursky marks the beginning of Hayward... | Read More

Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond takes center stage at Freeman’s Fine Jewelry Auction

Freeman's November 1 Fine Jewelry auction features a diverse assortment of dazzling jewels from renowned makers including Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Bulgari. Comprised of 172 lots, including signed modern and antique designs, many pieces are expected to draw considerable attention and garner international interest. The sale features whimsical brooches, in the shape of a tennis racket (Lot 41,... | Read More

Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, signed by Stan Lee, to be auctioned

An astounding collection of Hasbro G.I. Joe action figure dolls from the collection of a former Hasbro employee in Rhode Island, plus a copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man, signed by Stan Lee), plus other rare and highly collectible comics, will headline a Fall Toy, Comic & Comic Art Auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 28th, by Bruneau & Co.... | Read More

From skeletons to circuits: Technology and fossils headline Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction

A wide-ranging selection of fossil and scientific discoveries — from the world's first microchip to a $200,000 Triceratops skull — highlights Heritage Auctions' Nature & Science Auction Nov. 4 in Dallas, Texas. Collectors will have a chance to acquire prototypes of the item that essentially is the foundation upon which the computing industry is built, and which made laptops and... | Read More

Japan’s blind piano maestro plays it by ear

Blind since birth, virtuoso Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii puts his global success down to a wide range of experiences outside music -- and listening to how the conductor breathes. "I love sport, I love swimming, skiing," the 29-year-old maestro told AFP in an interview. "The more I experience, the more positive things it brings me as a musician." Despite his blindness, Tsujii -- or "Nobu" as... | Read More

Exhibition of new paintings by Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad on view at the Rose Art Museum

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is presenting Immortal City, an exhibition of new paintings by acclaimed Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad created in response to the war in Syria and the destruction of the artist’s beloved city of Aleppo, September 8, 2017 – January 21, 2018. In November, the multi-day Culture Cannot Wait workshop will bring international experts on... | Read More

Exhibition at Mucem seeks to tell the story of the complex world of football

How about we forget everything we think we know about football? What if we return to the origins of a sport that, despite being tainted by commercialism, remains above all, a passionate activity that is able to bring friends together, and unite a district, a city, or even a whole nation, despite the everyday social and political issues that divide people. How do the words ‘social’,... | Read More

The Dali Museum introduces first-ever retrospective exhibition of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and artist Salvador Dali

Delight in the daring and breathtaking works of two celebrated artists when Dali & Schiaparelli opens at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Running through January 14, 2018 Dali & Schiaparelli is the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and masterpieces of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali. The exhibit, presented in collaboration by The Dali... | Read More

First solo gallery exhibition for the living Hong Kong legend Wucius Wong in nearly a decade opens at Sotheby’s S2

Sotheby’s S2 presents Eternal Water, a selling exhibition of works by the critically acclaimed Hong Kong painter Wucius Wong, from 18 to 30 October at its Hong Kong Gallery. Wucius Wong is recognised as a trail-blazing modernist of ink painting in Hong Kong, and is also revered for his masterful synthesis of traditional Chinese aesthetics with western culture and contemporary design.... | Read More

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrates an extensive two-year, $22.3 million renovation

The New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. New York Public Library (NYPL) President Tony Marx, Schomburg Director Kevin Young, members of the Schomburg family, local elected officials and community leaders gave remarks at a... | Read More
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