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British landscapes show brings legendary painters to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A rare gathering of stunning British landscape paintings and photographs by legendary artists opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on August 29 for a 15-week fall run. The UMFA is one of four exclusive U.S. museums to host The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales, and the only venue in the western United States. Show More Summary

Praise the Lord! The World’s Oldest Bible Goes on Display at the British Museum

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

For only its second time on loan, the earliest known Bible is going on view this October at the British Museum.

The Holburne Museum exhibits astonishing canvases and drawings by Canaletto

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

When the Venetian painter Antonio Canal arrived in London in 1746, Britain was booming. During his nine-year stay, the artist captured the latest achievements of British architecture and engineering. Including loans from Compton Verney,...Show More Summary

Noah’s round ark takes to the water

Five years ago, the news broke that premier cuneiform scholar Dr. Irving Finkel, Deputy Keeper of Middle East at the British Museum, had translated a new account of the ancient Babylonian Flood Story on a clay tablet from 1,750 B.C. and found directions for making a round ark. There are multiple versions of the deluge [...]

Everything You’ve Heard About Chastity Belts Is A Lie

“Here is the truth: Chastity belts, made of metal and used to ensure female fidelity, never really existed. … Or, as the British Museum puts it: ‘It is probable that the great majority of examples now existing were made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as curiosities for the prurient, or as jokes for the […]

Crimes of the Art

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

On this week's art crime blotter: sculptures by "the Soviet Henry Moore" smashed in Moscow, a Roman altar stolen from a British Museum, and a Chicago museum's Ronald McDonald statue decapitated.

Trophies of Imperialism: Zimbabwe Demands UK Return Freedom Fighter Skulls

The president of Zimbabwe has called for UK authorities to repatriate skulls belonging to freedom fighters killed by British colonizers, which he said are displayed as “war trophies” at the Natural History Museum in London.

Tom Flynn, Let’s hear it for the British Museum — the greatest and most universal of all Universal Museums!

BM Cheerleader Tom Flynn on Artknows has a piece on the British Museum in his own inimitable style: So let us get behind the British Museum and help it in its heroic quest to provide a safe haven for the cultural treasures arriving in the west by the lorry-load from the ravaged lands of the Middle East. Show More Summary

This Livetweeting of "The Iliad" Is The Best Thing On The Internet Today

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Almeida Theater and the British Museum are presenting a 16-hour reading (and livestream) of Homer’s Iliad voiced by beloved actors today. Their insanely awesome Twitter account is providing a play-by-play of the epic with modern flourish. Read more...

Making Bread from a 2,000 Year Old Recipe

As part of the British Museum’s Pompeii Live film promotion, they posted the following on their website: In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum.Show More Summary

Cook up an Edible Masterpiece and help raise money for UK museums and galleries

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Fund?s Edible Masterpieces fundraising initiative relaunches, encouraging both art and food lovers alike to raise money for UK museums and galleries in a creative way. Now in its second year, the initiative asks the British public...Show More Summary

lionofchaeronea: Hamatsa raven mask of the Kwakiutl tribe,...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: Hamatsa raven mask of the Kwakiutl tribe, British Columbia.  Artist unknown; prob. early 20th century.  Now in the Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

British Museum asks for help deciphering a medieval sword

An as-yet indecipherable inscription on a sword dating back to 800 years ago has researchers at the British Museum flummoxed.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum opens exhibition of works by Julian Opie

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in collaboration with the British Council presents Winter., a series of works by well-known UK artist Julian Opie. The exhibition is on view at the Museum from 6th August 2015 till 13th September 2015. The exhibition...Show More Summary

design-is-fine: Walter Crane, Peacock garden corridor,...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

design-is-fine: Walter Crane, Peacock garden corridor, 1898-1900. Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. Shown is the entrance to the former private apartment of the first museum director, who was a big admirer of british design, Crane was celebrated with an exhibition in 1900.

Culture Capital

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

London's Science Museum, Natural History Museum and British Museum are the top three most googled museums in the world. The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC were the next two, according to London & Partners, Mayor Bouncy Boris's official promotional company. Shown is Girl Pets Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum (CLICK).

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