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High Mueeum of Art features Magdalene Odundo ceramics

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The High Museum of Art presents an extraordinary group of terracotta vessels and related works by Magdalene Odundo (British, born Kenya, 1950) in ?Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo? (June 24 through Oct. 15, 2017). Show More Summary

High Museum of Art opens first major museum exhibition in the Southeast for Paul Graham

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The High Museum of Art presents ?Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale? (June 24 through Oct. 22, 2017), the first major museum exhibition in the Southeast for the British photographer. Organized by Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco,...Show More Summary

Amazing elevated museum lets you stroll through the treetops in British Columbia

This angular museum meanders through a forest in British Columbia. Canadian firm Patkau Architects designed the elevated building to house a private collector's artwork and keep it safe from flooding. The museum's linear succession of spaces creates a promenade that evokes the experience of strolling through the forest.[...]

Aborigine Wants Ancestor's Shield Returned

Rodney Kelly is campaigning for the British Museum to repatriate the Gweagal shield, which belonged to his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. Captain James Cook's very first contact with Indigenous Australians in 1770 resulted...Show More Summary

Why an Indigenous Australian Wants the British Museum to Return His Ancestor’s Shield

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Rodney Kelly is campaigning the museum to repatriate the Gweagal shield, which belonged to his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. The post Why an Indigenous Australian Wants the British Museum to Return His Ancestor’s Shield appeared first on Hyperallergic.

At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor’s Shield

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

On Sunday, with help from the theatrical protest group BP Or Not BP?, Rodney Kelly appealed to the public for the return of the Gweagal shield. The post At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor’s Shield appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Behold the Night Clock, a 17th Century Flame-Lit Clock

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Most of them burned up, but this one survives in the British Museum.

Sheen of authenticity

In 2006, after five decades, Shaun Greenhalgh lost his enthusiasm for the British Museum. From a very early age, he…

Getty acquires 16th century Parmigianino painting after no British buyer steps up

After waiting for more than a year, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has finalized its purchase of a rare 16th century Parmigianino painting considered a masterwork of the late Renaissance. Titled “Virgin With Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene,” the painting has been in private...

Crisis In Qatar: A Return To Hardball Dipolmacy

In August of 2016, Aisha Al-Khater, the deputy director of the Qatar Museum of Islamic Art, gave an interview to the British Broadcasting Company(BBC) where she talks about how the world sees Qatar. Her museum, that is now inside ofShow More Summary

Will A Hard Brexit Damage UK Museums?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The outgoing director of the Tate, Nicholas Serota, the director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer, and the new director of the V&A, Tristram Hunt, a former Labour Party shadow minister, are all concerned that these institutions will find it harder to retain and recruit expert staff from across Europe, potentially damaging their world-class status.

British Museum conserves Dürer’s Triumphal Arch

In 2014, conservators at the National Gallery of Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) began an extensive program of restoration of one of their two complete sets of The Arch of Honour of Maximilian I, a monumental print designed by Albrecht Dürer in 1515 to glorify the family, good deeds and many victories of the [...]

The British Museum brings the works of Hokusai to the big screen

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

On 4 June 2017 the British Museum premiered a UK ground-breaking feature documentary: the first film to be made about the celebrated Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Co-produced with NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation),...Show More Summary

WWII coastal bunkers: Once symbols of strength, now aliens of the sea

British artists and twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson's "Sealander" series comes to the Getty Museum. Four monumental photographs show abandoned bunkers erected by Hitler along the European coast.

The De-Spectacled Ben Jacobs Sees His Eyewear Become Museum Curated

    In case anyone is worried journalists love making themselves the center of a story, or that the media are enmeshed in a cycle of “fake news”, The Guardian is here to confirm your  impressions. The British outlet is the employer of...Show More Summary

Display at British Museum encourages a deeper appreciation for the craft behind all Japanese woodblock print

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Japanese woodblock printing is a traditional craft still widely practiced today. This Asahi Shimbun Display focuses on the workshops of the master block cutter and master printer to reveal the roots of the craft in Japanese prints of the Edo period (1615-1868). Show More Summary

British Museum opens first exhibition in the UK to focus on the later years of Hokusai

last monthArts : Artdaily

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) has long enjoyed a strong international reputation and is considered by many to be Japan?s greatest artist. The British Museum is staging the first exhibition in the UK to focus on the later years of the life and art of Hokusai, featuring his iconic print ?The Great Wave? of c. Show More Summary

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