Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Louvre Reopens and the Art News of the Week 22 – 28 June

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The Louvre Museum in Paris, will open for the first time in almost four months. Christie’s will offer seminal paintings by Adrian Ghenie and Cecily Brown as part of ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century on 10th July 2020. Recently, the largest ceremonial site in the UK has been discovered buried right next to Stonehenge.
Visitors wearing face masks, Forbidden City reopening 1st May. Photo: Dailysabah

Forbidden City, House to The Palace Museum to Reopen to Public

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Forbidden City, Beijing reopened to the public on Friday 1st May after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Past home to China’s emperors, the Forbidden City reopening allows only 5,000 visitors daily, down from about 80,000.
Jenny Saville

Successful Women in Contemporary Art

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In London, the National Gallery, with a collection of over 2,300 works only has 24 by women. The good news is that the Baltimore and other galleries around the globe are seeking to redress the balance.

African Heroes: How Art Teaches Us About Their Struggles

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Africa is home to some of the world’s first discoveries of art created by ancient civilisations who first expressed their cultural characteristics with cave paintings. From then until now African artists have given us an insight into the history of this vast continent.
Fringe by Rebecca Belmore (Anishinaabe), 2007 (Minneapolis Institute of Art © Rebecca Belmore)

The Hearts of Our People: Female Native American Artists Celebrating their Unique Heritage

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‘Women in contemporary art’, is featured in this online experience through the photography of Native photojournalist Tailyr Irvine, featured at the National Museum of the American History with an installation with Russel Albert called ‘Developing Stories’. Tailyr succeeds in breaking down stereotypes of Native peoples, to portray stories that show the complex diversity of their contemporary lives.