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Tag Archives: European art news
From France 24. Berlin celebrates centenary of discovery of Nefertiti bust.
From Deutsche Welle. A new branch of Paris’s Louvre is opening in the northern mining town of Lens. If you are in France after December 12, 2012, stop in.
From Oxford Mail. For the rest of 2012, ancient treasure unearthed by private citizens and their metal detectors will be on display at a free museum in Woodstock, north of Oxford. Cool!
From the London Independent. An exhibition devoted to Russia’s Catherine the Great is running at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh thru October 21. Hmmm. Another possibility for my fall trip.
From Prague Post. Prague Underwater, a photography exhibit of the “once in a century” floods in 2002 runs through October 7, when it will move to the Old Town Hall. Flood barriers have been improved since then and have been … Continue reading
From France 24. An exhibition of Marc Chagall‘s work at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery runs through 30 September.
I saw this artist’s other-worldly Weather Project installation at the Tate Modern several years ago. Now he’s got something different planned for the same museum, Little Sun, beginning on July 28. I hope it runs long enough for me to … Continue reading
The following are all from Deutsche Welle newsmail. There are 936 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. At the annual UNESCO conference in St Petersburg, Russia, there are 33 new applications. The designation is not permanent, however; it can … Continue reading
Three-pronged art exhibition at the Tate Liverpool thru late October 2012. From London Independent.
From Deutsche Welle. Musical instruments in a Leipzig museum may not be familiar if they’re no longer in use.
From Deutsche Welle. Kassel’s every-five-years contemporary art fair opens for 100 days.
Jewelry, mosaics, glass and sculpture abound at the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne. The Documenta art fair opens in Kassel in June and runs for 100 days.
You’ll recognize the cherubs, if nothing else. It’s 500 years since Raphael painted his Madonna and Dresden is celebrating thru August 26th. From Deutsche Welle.
From France 24. Alfons Mucha’s heroic-scaled masterpiece, his Slav Epic, has moved to a new home in Prague. Mucha is better known for his Art Nouveau posters, but this collection of 20 paintings was his lifework and Prague was the … Continue reading
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has acquired another Van Gogh long held privately. From Dutch News.
Chinese artifacts stolen from UK museums. From London Independent. But then there’s another report of a piece of ‘art’ tossed by a security guard. From Dutch News. I suppose nobody got a photo beforehand, I couldn’t find one. Oh well. … Continue reading