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Korean Royal Books Looted by French Soldiers in the 19th Century...

SEOUL (AP).- South Korea celebrated the return of nearly 300 royal books looted by French soldiers in the 19th century with solemn ceremonies Saturday bringing alive the color and pageantry of a bygone royal age. Bearers dressed in bright red costumes...

Artist Neo Rauch Opens Summer Exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda...

BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY.- The grand summer exhibition 2011 at the Museum Frieder Burda is dedicated to Neo Rauch. Around 40 main works by the artist from Leipzig from the past 20 years are shown from 28 May to 18 September 2011. Many of these works are pu...

Anna Wintour Becomes an Elective Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of...

NEW YORK, NY.- Anna Wintour has been named an Elective Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. Ms. Wintour's election took place at the May 10 meeting of the Board. "Anna Wintour's tirele...

Solo Exhibition of Korean Artist Noh, Sang-Kyoon at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery presents Conjuring Constellations, a solo exhibition of Korean artist Noh, Sang-Kyoon. Noh, Sang-Kyoon chooses to follow his personal mythos as a source and driver for his creative process. Covered in thousands of...

Murals Brighten City, Depict Philadelphia History

PHILADELPHIA, PA (REUTERS).- With 3,553 murals Philadelphia boasts the largest public art program in the United States and is a model for other cities around the world seeking to transform urban landscapes. While its historic charms, such as the Libert...

Walker Art Center Acquires Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- The Walker Art Center and Cunningham Dance Foundation (CDF) announce the Walker’s acquisition of a comprehensive collection of artist-made set pieces, costumes, painted drops, and props, created for the internationally renowned M...

New York City Sale of Jazz Singer and Actress Lena Horne’s...

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP).- An auction of 200 items that once filled the home of jazz singer and actress Lena Horne sold Wednesday for $316,000, more than double the highest pre-sale estimate. The late star's belongings from her Manhattan apartment were auct...

Harlem’s Legendary Apollo Theater is Subject of Exhibition at Museum of...

NEW YORK, NY.- The Apollo Theater, one of the nation’s most enduring cultural landmarks, is the subject of a spectacular exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York . On view from February 8 through May 1, 2011, Ain’t Nothing Like the R...

Newly Acquired Grayson Perry Works to Be Shown in Manchester

MANCHESTER.- Two striking works by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry will go on display in a new show at Manchester Art Gallery next week. A vase entitled Jane Austen in E17 (2009) and an etching, Print for a Politician (2005), were recently bo...

Alessandra Sanguinetti Presents The Adventures of Guille and Belinda at Le...

PARIS.- In 1999, Alessandra Sanguinetti began working on a series of photographs which register the saga of two young cousins named Guille and Belinda, then nine and ten years old. Cultivating an intimate relationship with the pair over the past five y...

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