The Arts

Picasso's obsession with bullfighting laid bare at London gallery

‘Those horses are the women in my life’: Minotaurs and Matadors exhibition sheds fresh light on artist’s recurring themes<p>There are many matadors, picadors, minotaurs, bulls and horses in a new show exploring Picasso and the importance of bullfighting – but also a glimpse of his terrible treatment …

Art

Brother Albert and St Faustina: 2 visions of Divine Mercy

The Merciful Jesus in the vision of St. Faustina is divine, transfigured. Jesus in the painting by Brother Albert is incredibly human.<p>As a promoter, …

Faith

The Real History Behind Picasso's 'Guernica'

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>A flight of bombers from Nazi Germany’s …

Pablo Picasso

Four tours that let you beat the crowds at New York’s best museums

Strolling the corridors of the Met, the MoMA or really any NYC museum on a Saturday is an exercise in frustration. First, the person in front of you …

MOMA

Couple who lost kids in nanny attack open up on healing, staying 'connected' after loss

The weeks after the murder of her two children involved terrifying flashbacks and numerous visits to the police and psychiatrist.<p>But soon, Marina Krim also began noticing “some magical things” happening around her that connected her to her lost loved ones.<p>In an inspiring new essay, Krim opens up …

Parenting

Here are the top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

If you're used to a hectic work week, the weekend is your time to squeeze in some fun. From a bake sale with mind-blowingly good pastries and …

Texas

Masterpiece Paintings Become Beautiful Wallpaper Murals

For you class art lovers out there, Murals Wallpaper just came out with a new series of wallpaper. They’ve taken some of my favorite paintings, like …

Artists

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Might Start Charging Out-Of-Towners Admission

Locals, however, would still get in for free.<p>Admission to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is free ― <i>technically</i>. The institution promotes a “suggested” entrance toll of $25, but, after a few lawsuits, it’s become abundantly clear that patrons can in fact pay nothing and still revel in the …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pictures of the Day: 27 April 2017

Royal Opera House

Footage of Manhattan’s ghostly street artist Shadowman emerges in soon to be released doco

In the 80s, before names like <b>Banksy</b> and <b>Basquiat</b> had entered the street art lexicon, an ill-defined artist by the name of Richard Hambleton was …

Art

Primary Projects Co-founder and Wynwood Mural Pioneer Chris Oh Dead at 35

Long before Wynwood became a mecca for selfie-snapping tourists, microbreweries, and international retailers, Chris Oh was there turning blank …

Miami

Owner Withdraws Nazi-Looted Painting From Auction in Austria

AMSTERDAM — The owner of a 17th-century Dutch portrait that Nazi authorities looted from its German Jewish owner pulled the work on Wednesday, hours before it was to be auctioned in Austria, following an outcry and anonymous threats.<p>The painting, “Portrait of a Man” (1647) by Bartholomeus van der …

The Met Is Reportedly Considering Charging Tourists an Admission Fee

For more than four decades, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has suggested a $25 donation for adults to gain entrance to the museum — but museumgoers …

Museums

Theater-goers in Turkey increase substantially

The State Theaters deputy director says he is pleased with the sharp rise in the number of theatergoers in the country, up to 1.7 million in the …

Turkey

1 54 Art Fair - Contemporary African Art Returns to New York in 2017

The leading world cultural event dedicated to promoting contemporary African art, <b>1:54</b> <b>art fair</b> is going to have its third New York edition soon! …

Art

Glitch Festival Dublin 2017 at Rua Red

2 May to 10 JuneGlitch Festival is celebrating its 6th year and has grown into Ireland’s foremost digital arts festival. Glitch Festival brings …

Digital Media

Cat Was So Scared to Leave Hiding But the Moment She Found Her Forever Humans...

A kitty was so shy and scared that she didn't want to be near any humans, but the moment she found love, it turned her life around.<p>Meet …

Cats

Seattle’s Underrepresented Artists Get Showcased at Vignettes | #50StatesofArt - Creators

Art school graduation may open doors to exciting new opportunities, but many young artists soon find that getting noticed in the competitive world of art can be a struggle, particularly when there's rent to pay and gallery spaces seem few and far between.<p>That's why community is important, say …

Artists

How this Leo Burnett leader sparks new ideas: Start fast, then procrastinate

Giving an advertising art director carte blanche has a similar effect to giving one a blank sheet of paper: It actually can daunt creatives, says Britt Nolan, chief creative officer of Leo Burnett USA in Chicago. That’s why he likes restriction as a tool for innovation and why starting is the most …

Creativity

Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto

<b>Tosca</b><p>Love? Of course. Corruption? You betcha. Betrayal? Afraid so. Lust? Yeah, baby. Puccini’s <i>Tosca</i> is all that and Adrianne Pieczonka singing <i>Vissi d’arte</i> in Act Two while on her knees. The all-star soprano shares the title role in the operatic thriller with the American Keri Alkema. Two divas, …

Canada

The Market's Resurrection of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Almost 20 years after being canceled, comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000(MST3K) has returned.<p>During its original run in the 90s, MST3K earned …

Crowd Funding

Workout: Daybreaker BLDR like a morning party

<i>Daybreaker, location varies, Boulder, daybreaker.com</i><p><b>Instructor:</b> I'm going to preface this by saying Daybreaker is more of an event then a class. Be …

Yoga

Have a cold one with California Ballet as ‘Beer and Ballet’ returns for a second year

Jared Nelson, California Ballet Company’s new associate artistic director, has tasked six members of his dance staff to create choreographic works …

Ballet

Sotheby’s to Hold Its First-Ever Contemporary African Art Sale

Auctions<p>The auction house enters a market that's heated up dramatically over the last 10 years.<p>,<p>International interest in contemporary African art …

Art

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival set to celebrate 18th year in Belfast - we find out the highlights

Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 'comes of age' this week as the annual event prepares to celebrate its 18th year.<p>Running from Thursday, …

News (Ireland)

Met Museum considers mandatory admission fees amid budget woes

Officials have proposed admission fees for non-New Yorkers<p>The financial problems that have led the Metropolitan Museum of Art to halt its planned $600 million expansion may lead to another big change for the iconic institution: According to the <i>New York Times</i><i>,</i> the museum is now considering a …

Museums

We have to stop abandoning the arts

I have been serving the arts and culture community through my business, MIDWESTIX, for 15 years. Roughly 80 percent of my clients are nonprofits who …

Des Moines

Wall Street is up 16pc since he arrived; Trump is making America great again

I go to New York as often as I can.<p>New York isn't America and most New Yorkers would agree. They are convinced they're the centre of the universe and …

Donald Trump

Bring Your Curiosity: Introducing the 2017–18 Season of MetLiveArts

This morning we announced the 2017–18 season of MetLiveArts. This will be my sixth season as general manager of the program, and usually by this …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

All The Beautiful Brown People On The Time 100 Red Carpet

Last night the annual Time 100 Gala was held in New York City and brought out some of the usuals we expect to stun on the red carpet, like Viola …

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