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Important Emily Carr painting acquired by the Audain Art Museum

One of the most important paintings of Canadian artist Emily Carr has recently been acquired by the Audain Art Museum in Whistler. Entitled Le Paysage, the oil on board was painted in 1911 during the period Carr was studying in Brittany, France, under British artist Harry Gibb. What makes this painting important in Canadian art history is that it is one of two Carr works that were accepted for... | Read More

Galerie Springer presents works from different cycles of Evelyn Hofer’s career

For the first time Galerie Springer Berlin presents the works of Evelyn Hofer. Her photographs cover a wide spectrum of subjects and genres. She has distinguished herself as a photographer of architecture, interiors, landscapes, but she is also known for her sensitive still lifes and portraits. The exhibition presents works from different cycles of her career. Evelyn Hofer worked as a... | Read More

Royal Mint Museum buys rare English shilling of Henry VII for record £52,800

A two day auction of coins, medal and banknotes held by Morton & Eden in London made a total of £1,570,650 at Morton & Eden in London. The highlight of the sale was an outstandingly rare testoon (or silver shilling) from the reign of Henry VII, dating from 1502 and bearing a clear portrait of the first Tudor monarch which sold for £52,800 – a record price for an early English testoon at... | Read More

Storytellers promoted co-operation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion

Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new University College London study reveals. The research shows that hunter-gatherer storytellers were essential in promoting co-operative and egalitarian values before comparable mechanisms evolved in larger agricultural societies, such as moralising high-gods. Storytellers were also more popular... | Read More

Anish Kapoor’s first work in VR launched today during Nobel Week 2017

The first work in virtual reality by internationally acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor was unveiled in Gothenburg in Sweden on 9 December 2017 as part of the official Nobel Week programme to celebrate the 2017 Nobel Prize. Anish Kapoor said: “Into Yourself–Fall” is my first VR work. In it I think of the body falling into itself and turning itself inside out; vertigo as descent... | Read More

France bids emotional farewell to rocker Hallyday

France paid an emotional farewell Saturday to Johnny Hallyday -- the singer who taught the country how to rock -- in a highly theatrical "people's tribute" that brought Paris to a standstill. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the Champs Elysees to watch his white coffin, escorted by some 700 bikers, descend the great ceremonial avenue in what was a state funeral in all but name. Diehard fans... | Read More

Russian strongman appears as “Superputin” in new exhibition

From a musclebound Superman to ice hockey player to jet pilot, Vladimir Putin plays various heroic roles in paintings at a Moscow exhibition called "Superputin" that opened this week as he began his campaign for a fourth Kremlin term. Displayed at an arts centre in a former factory in central Moscow, the paintings by various artists range from factual to fanciful, showing Putin cuddling a puppy,... | Read More

Phoenix Art Museum receives significant investment in contemporary art

Phoenix Art Museum announces the establishment of the David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative, representing a significant and comprehensive investment in the growth and visibility of contemporary art collecting, education and exhibition at the Museum. Through a significant gift, the Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative seeks to elevate the Museum’s commitment to contemporary art... | Read More

Philanthropists make lead gift for new art museum at Notre Dame

Longtime philanthropists in the greater South Bend community – Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy – have made a lead gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of a new community asset, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame. To be located in Notre Dame’s new arts district on the south end of the campus facing Angela... | Read More

Trump salutes civil rights heroes at boycotted museum opening

US leader Donald Trump called for an end to racial hatred Saturday at the launch of a museum dedicated to victims of white-supremacist violence in America's Deep South, a ceremony boycotted by several black leaders. The president's attendance at a private gathering to open the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History next door, which came at the invitation of the... | Read More
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