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Rare exhibition of work by British artist Lucian Freud on view at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

From 3 September through November 29, 2015, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art presents a rare exhibition of work by renowned British artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011), drawn mostly from the UBS Art Collection, one of the largest corporate collections of contemporary art in the world. Show More Summary

Required Reading

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, gallerist Marian Goodman speaks, why "bad boy" female artists are ignored, problems with architecture in Chicago, Brian Eno on the ecology of culture, the object that came alive at the British Museum, and more.

"In Pursuit of Antiquity: Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism" opens at Tchoban Foundation

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Important architectural drawings held by Sir John Soane?s Museum, one of the most significant collections of its kind in Great Britain, form a new temporary exhibition at the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin. The exhibition...Show More Summary

The British Museum loans two spectacular icons to Virginia museum

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Look through more than 150 ?windows onto heaven? with the Chrysler Museum of Art?s fall keynote exhibition, Saints and Dragons: Icons from Byzantium to Russia. Organized by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass., in cooperation...Show More Summary

Bowles calls London a business trip, players can sightsee in the offseason

With his team in London this week, Jets coach Todd Bowles wants to make clear that the British Museum and Buckingham Palace can wait. Asked today if he wants his team to enjoy London, Bowles scoffed. “They’ve got enough money, they can make it in the offseason,” Bowles said with a laugh. “They will be…

Hartwig Fischer appointed as Director of the British Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Sir Richard Lambert (Chair of the Trustees of the British Museum) this morning announced to staff that Dr Hartwig Fischer had been appointed Director of the British Museum. Dr Hartwig Fischer who is currently the Director General of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden will take up the post in Spring 2016. Show More Summary

German appointed director of British Museum

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum the director of the Dresden State Art Collection will become the new director of the London institution. Trustees on Tuesday named Hartwig Fischer to the top post at the British Museum, renowned for its vast collection of antiquities. The appointment was approved by Prime Minister David Cameron. Fischer will […]

British National Museum Set To Appoint New Director

“Hartwig Fischer, whose appointment has yet to be officially confirmed, would be the first non-British head of the institution since the 1860s. Dr Fischer is currently director general of the Dresden State Art Collections and was formerly director of the Folkwang Museum in Essen.”

Hartwig Fischer to Lead British Museum

Mr. Fischer will be the first non-Briton to hold the museum’s top role since the 19th century.

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In conjunction with its Hammer Conversations series, the Hammer Museum hosts a discussion with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, singer of British post-punk industrial band Throbbing Gristle, and Simon Reynolds, an L.A.-based music critic, author and former editor at Spin. The talk is in conjunction with the two-day "All the Instruments Agree:...

New BM Director Appointed

German art historian, Hartwig Fischer, to become first foreign director of British Museum Like Martin Roth director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, he comes to the London post from Dresden. Let is see what his approach to metal detecting will be (it is illegal around Dresden). Show More Summary

First major exhibition in 40 years to tell the story of the Celts opens at the British Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Celts: art and identity opens at the British Museum on 24 September and draws on the latest research from Britain, Ireland and Western Europe. The exhibition tells the story of the different peoples who have used or been given the name...Show More Summary

British Museum displays newly commissioned and recent works by a trio of Japanese manga artists

last weekArts : Artdaily

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Asahi Shimbun sponsorship, this Asahi Shimbun Display features newly commissioned and recent works by a trio of celebrated Japanese manga artists: Chiba Tetsuya, Hoshino Yukinobu and Nakamura Hikaru. Show More Summary

Celts at BM

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The British Museum's autumn biggy is Celts: Art And Identity, which opens on 24 September. This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity, beginning with the first recorded mention of "Celts" over 2,500 years ago leading through centuries to modern Celtic influences. Show More Summary

Major survey of British Artist Hurvin Anderson opens at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

British artist Hurvin Anderson is best known for evocative paintings of lush landscapes and urban barbershops that explore themes of memory, place, and the indelible connection between the two. The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents the most comprehensive survey of Anderson?s work to date, on view September 11 through December 27, 2015. Show More Summary

Flash Mob at BM

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Yesterday a flash mob invaded the British Museum in London to protest against sponsorship by oil and gas giant BP (British Petroleum). Dressed in black and carrying black umbrellas, the mob formed the word "NO" in the museum's Great Court. Show More Summary

Monday Links: See You in Court!

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

On Sunday, activists occupied the British Museum to protest the oil industry’s cultural sponsorship of prominent British art museums, coming at the heels at the Tate Modern occupation in June. Since 2011, Britain’s “big four” — the British...Show More Summary

Anti-oil protesters dressed in black and carrying umbrellas flash mob British Museum

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A flash mob invaded the British Museum in London to protest its sponsorship by oil and gas giant BP on Sunday. Dressed in black and carrying black umbrellas, the protesters sang and performed a dramatisation of an oil spill, before sitting down on the floor in the museum's great court in lines forming the word "No". Show More Summary

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