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As war destroys Yemen’s present, museums struggle to preserve its past

June 10, 2021 5:00:42 pm

Yemen's museums, the richest in the Arabian peninsula, are a reminder of the toll that war has taken on the country's cultural heritage, often eclipsed by civilian casualties and the dire humanitarian situation

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Budapest orchestra performs live concert from moving truck

June 10, 2021 3:30:18 pm

The musical parade was aimed at encouraging Hungarians to start returning to live performances in concert halls as the pandemic wanes, after more than a year in which people were homebound and forced to take in their culture online

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‘Like cosmic divinity, music knows few boundaries’: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

June 10, 2021 12:30:57 pm

"Music is the greatest wealth that I inherited from my forefathers; one that I am constantly sharing," said the sarod virtuoso, who recently collaborated with maestro Joe Walsh for a three-song EP titled 'Prayers'


Georgia O’Keeffe Museum plans expansion project at new site

June 10, 2021 12:00:14 pm

The museum opened in 1997 with 40 O’Keeffe paintings. It obtained additional paintings in 2006 from the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation

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Everything in New York is bigger, even its Van Gogh exhibit

June 10, 2021 9:40:54 am

Producers of “Immersive Van Gogh” have tapped Tony- and Emmy Award-winning set designer David Korins for creative help after they secured a jaw-dropping 70,000-square-foot venue for their exhibit in lower Manhattan, easily the biggest space the exhibit has landed.

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June 9, 2021 11:35:02 am

The Blind Rabbit is a fascinating critique of power, uncovering its workings by laying bare its machinery. It shows that much like history, power repeats itself.

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Giant drone sculpture menaces New York City, with intent

June 8, 2021 5:00:31 pm

Sam Durant, the artist behind the fiberglass "Untitled (drone)," said the work was designed to "remind the public that drones and surveillance are a tragic and pervasive presence in the daily lives of many living outside - and within - the United States."

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Rare works by modern Indian masters to go under the hammer at upcoming online sale

June 8, 2021 4:15:07 pm

According to AstaGuru, modern Indian art remains the proverbial jewel in the crown for art collectors with consistent demand for works by masters. The artworks curated in this auction take one through the realms of each of the masters' individual artistic journeys.

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Prince Philip’s wedding card, menu and other personal items to be on display for summer exhibition

June 8, 2021 3:00:49 pm

The Royal Collection Trust announced two exhibitions, which will mark significant events and achievements throughout Prince Philip's life

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Lady Liberty’s little sister sets off for United States

June 8, 2021 9:38:57 am

The smaller replica was designed in 1878 by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the same sculptor who - with help from engineer Gustave Eiffel - created the larger version now in New York

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The Statue of Liberty could be getting some company from her native France

June 6, 2021 10:30:07 pm

Centre Pompidou x Jersey City scheduled to open in 2024 would be the French museum's first venture in North America

Bela: Prantik Basu’s documentary is a persuasive instance of preservation

June 6, 2021 7:53:23 pm

In Bela, Prantik Basu documents Members of the Manbhum Sramjibi Chhau Nritya Dal with a lived-in familiarity

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UNEP praises Sudarsan Pattnaik’s sand art on World Environment Day

June 6, 2021 2:10:03 pm

In a statement, Pattnaik said he created an 8 foot by 13 foot sculpture with seven tonnes of sand

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Romeo and Juliet find new stage in a Soviet factory in Ukraine

June 6, 2021 10:10:21 am

The love of Romeo and Juliet to be played under new footlights in Ukraine

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To whom does the Capital belong?

June 9, 2021 7:45:44 pm

A website that maps slum evictions and resettlement colonies questions the imagination of a city

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‘Shouldn’t happen again’: Online petitioner from Bengaluru on Google’s ‘ugliest language’ fiasco

June 4, 2021 8:55:38 pm

On June 3, a Google search result showed that Kannada is the "ugliest language in India". Screenshots began to be shared on social media, which mortified and enraged people

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‘Invisible sculpture’ by Italian artist sells for $18,300

June 4, 2021 7:10:05 pm

Earlier, he also exhibited another invisible sculpture titled Buddha in Contemplation, at the Piazza Della Scala in Milan, demarcated by a square of tape on a cobble-stoned walkaway

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Sotheby’s to sell ‘first’ NFT in online auction

June 2, 2021 5:00:26 pm

"Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale" will run from June 3-10. It features work by 27 digital artists, including "Quantum" by Kevin McCoy, a simple geometric animation which Sotheby's says is the first known NFT, created in May 2014.

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Thailand welcomes back stolen artefacts after San Francisco forfeiture

June 1, 2021 5:00:31 pm

"Today is the day that they are finally returned to their home country and displayed here," Thai culture minister Itthiphol Kunplome said at the Bangkok ceremony

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Artist called people to howl, in memory of the last wolf killed in England

June 1, 2021 3:50:25 pm

The artist explained the "mass howl" was intended to symbolise the "end of wildness in England"

Christie's to sell Isaac Newton's notes for greatest work

Christie’s to sell Isaac Newton’s notes for greatest work

June 1, 2021 12:00:29 pm

Pages containing Isaac Newton's jotted revisions to his masterwork, the "Principia," are expected to sell next month for between 600,000 pounds and 900,000 pounds (USD 850,000 and USD 1.3 million), auctioneer Christie's said Tuesday

Spain’s skin-coloured ”Equality Stamps” get unexpected scorn

May 28, 2021 6:40:03 pm

The postal service calls them “Equality Stamps” and introduced them on the anniversary of George Floyd being killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Friends Reunion: An intimate homecoming

May 28, 2021 12:30:04 pm

Friends: The Reunion: The carefully curated format -- a hybrid of recollection and preservation -- features people around the world professing their love for the sitcom with reasons

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‘Epic Iran’ puts 5,000 years of artefacts on show at London’s Victoria and Albert museum

May 27, 2021 7:30:17 pm

The exhibition is made up of 10 sections, including "The Persian Empire", spanning the Achaemenid period, "Change of Faith", which focuses on the role of Islam in Iranian culture and "Literary Excellence" looking at Persian poetry

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The last Begum of Bhopal: How Begum Sultan Jahan fought patriarchy and educated a generation of women

May 27, 2021 6:21:32 pm

Born in 1858, Begum Sultan Jahan ascended the throne in 1901. While she was the fourth female ruler of Bhopal, she is credited with many firsts. She was known for ruling in the present with her eyes set on the future. Her progressive policies for women, at a time when they were shackled by the forces of patriarchy, have made her a feminist icon even today