Sunday, May 31, 2015
A major refurbishment ahead of the 500-year anniversary of the start of the Reformation is providing the opportunity for artifacts linked to Martin Luther to travel to the United States for the first time. The Lutherhaus in Wittenberg is releasing some of its treasures before marking the 1517 nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door by which Luther launched the split from Rome.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Lin Hwa-ching (林華慶), the deputy director of the National Taiwan Museum (NTM, 國立台灣博物館) yesterday said that the museum has recently recruited 10 tour guides from various countries to aid foreign language speakers visiting the museum.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The sound of a razor blade scraping flaky paint and hate-filled slogans off the walls shrills through the warm Karachi air. Some onlookers yell at the students painting the walls in anger, others silently gaze in awe.
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
Monday, May 25, 2015
A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Far from the limelight of Cannes, Greece's last painter of film posters toils away in a little garden studio to deliver his latest commission.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat's dark kohl-lined eyes are immediately recognizable. Now she is bringing their gaze on Iranian and Arab women's resistance to oppression to this most political of cities.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers.
Friday, May 15, 2015