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Davis Museum acquires Rosa Rolanda Covarrubias collection

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has acquired a collection of 40 photographs including 14 unique photograms by Rosa Rolanda (1895-1970), an American-born photographer, painter, and dancer (she is also known by her married name, Rosa Covarrubias). Highlights of the collection include semi-abstract photographs of the new Rockefeller Center from her Skyscraper series, and still life... | Read More

Jack Shainman Gallery exhibits previously unseen photographs by Malick Sidibé

Jack Shainman Gallery is presenting Love Power Peace, Malick Sidibé’s seventh solo show with the gallery, which includes previously unseen photographs. Throughout the 1960s, Sidibé championed visual representation of the pulse of a modernist Mali, newly free from colonial constraints and ardently joining a global, diasporic youth movement. Much of this political expression took shape... | Read More

Eric Shiner joins White Cube as Artistic Director, New York

White Cube announced the appointment of Eric Shiner as Artistic Director, New York. A respected curator and senior art figure in the US, Eric joins White Cube from Sotheby's, New York, where he was Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art. Previously he was Director at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, having joined in 2008 as Milton Fine Curator of Art. Eric will be responsible for... | Read More

Christie’s announces sale of estate of renowned collector & art dealer Eugene V. Thaw

Christie’s announces the sale of property from the estate of one of the most renowned and influential art collectors and dealers of the 20th Century, Eugene V. Thaw. A dedicated Collection sale of fine and decorative art will take place on October 30 in New York, during Christie’s Classic Week series of sales, and various individual highlights will be offered across Post-War &... | Read More

Skeletons and scares at Dino Park in one of the most fossil-rich regions in Europe

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known. The full-scale Tyrannosaurus rex is just one of the prehistoric highlights on display at Portugal's self-proclaimed "dinosaur capital", a new theme park in one of the most fossil-rich... | Read More

Pompeii becomes a contemporary art gallery in new Newcastle University project

A fascinating new project sees contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in stunning, historically resonant settings. Over the next year, two Roman houses - the House of the Beautiful Courtyard at Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii - are, quite literally, forming the backdrop to a venture that aims to... | Read More

Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Mark Macinski to Assistant Director

Mark Macinski has been promoted to assistant director for operations and security, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Macinski oversees the museum’s departments of building operations, engineering, and protection services. His promotion reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included the promotion of Jeanette Fausz to assistant director for exhibitions... | Read More

‘Grease’ at 40: still the one that we want

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over -- but we're all still hopelessly devoted to "Grease." The classic musical, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, took moviegoers back to their high school days with girl next door Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and bad-boy T-Bird leader Danny (John Travolta).... | Read More

Daylight Books to publish ‘NASA’s Space Shuttle Program 1981-1986’ by John A. Chakeres

In 1961, at the age of eight, John A. Chakeres witnessed an event on television in his third-grade classroom that would have a major impact on his life. Broadcast from Cape Canaveral, Florida, he watched Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. launch into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to make a sub-orbital flight. The excitement of that day... | Read More

Exhibition at ZKM in Karlsruhe celebrates Polish Radio Experimental Studio

The Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES) was founded in Warsaw in 1957. Its establishment also had symbolic value, as it became a major platform for freedom of expression within the Eastern Bloc. During the Iron Curtain era, the studio became an exclusive space for creative autonomy. PRES was the only platform that enabled artistic exchange with the West, inviting guests from the United... | Read More
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