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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ties in limelight at Zurich exhibit
From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated to the neckwear at the Swiss National Museum.
2014/10/21
Monday, October 20, 2014
Crackdown shatters Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion
Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.
2014/10/20
Street artist revisits ghosts of decrepit Ellis Island site
Ellis Island was once the gateway to America for millions of immigrants, but the cavernous hospital that treated some of those new arrivals has been closed to the public for 60 years.
2014/10/20
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Gehry opens Paris' Louis Vuitton Foundation
Architect Frank Gehry opened his latest project on Friday, the more than 100-million-euro (US$126 million) Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, which has bowled over critics.
2014/10/19
Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US
When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.
2014/10/19
Early Velazquez oil painting returns to Spain for exhibition
An oil painting attributed to 17th-century Spanish master Diego Velazquez, found languishing in a back room of Yale University, has been returned to Spain for an exhibition in Valazquez's hometown Seville.
2014/10/19
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum
One of the finest cubist collections in the world, painstakingly pieced together by a U.S. billionaire and pledged to the Metropolitan Museum in New York opens to the public on Oct. 20.
2014/10/18
Underworld's queen Persephone uncovered in Greek myth mosaic
An imposing mosaic uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever discovered in Greece depicts the myth of the abduction of Persephone, Zeus's daughter who became goddess of the underworld, the Greek culture ministry said Thursday.
2014/10/18
Friday, October 17, 2014
An unreconstructed libertine who made debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and pedophilia?
2014/10/17
Thursday, October 16, 2014
A beloved American ballerina, ending an era
It's a sunny October afternoon, and Wendy Whelan, who's been enthralling audiences for three decades at New York City Ballet, is engaged in her favorite activity: Getting down and dirty in the rehearsal studio, trying to figure things out.
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