A retired bureaucrat who, by his own admission, knew little about art until a few years ago, has sculpted with passion a trailblazer art project in Bihar that has set the benchmark for other states to emulate. Anjani Kumar Singh is the president of the Bihar Museum, the latest landmark on the map of Patna and the fruition of an idea that he believes was ahead of its time.Read More
An event kicking off a visioning process for a proposed African American Cultural Center in Long Beach drew nearly 100 people that included community members who for decades have taken personal responsibility to spread knowledge on a diverse culture in a city without a formal institution for it.Read More
It’s been nearly a year since Long Beach City Councilman Al Austin called for the city to begin developing an African-American cultural center — and that process is finally taking shape.
Austin, along with other local leaders, spoke to a packed room at the Expo Arts Center in Bixby Knolls Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, about how residents can get involved with turning the idea into a reality.Read More
The provincial government announced its partnership with the City of Vancouver last September to explore the creation of a new Chinese-Canadian museum, and it is now engaged in a public consultation process that will help guide the creation of a detailed proposal.Read More
El museo Chillida-Leku, el imponente espacio artístico al aire libre que acoge más de 40 obras de gran formato del escultor vasco más universal, reabrirá sus puertas en abril de este año tras permanecer cerrado al público desde enero de 2011, cuando la familia del artista decidió el cierre por la crisis económica y la falta de ayudas oficiales. "Estamos francamente encantados ante esta nueva etapa que va a experimentar Chillida-Leku”, afirma Luis Chillida en nombre de los herederos.Read More
One of the largest private foundations in the U.S. has donated $10 million to the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations, The Office of Strategic Services Society announced on Dec. 17.
A nonprofit based in Falls Church, the Office of Strategic Services Society promotes the history and work of the O.S.S., which was the country’s first centralized intelligence agency, and its successors, including the C.I.A.
The OSS Society has been working on the National Museum of Intelligence and Strategic Operations since 2015 when it commissioned the museum-planning firm Lord Cultural Resources to develop a master plan that outlined the concept, visitor experience, and cost and staffing expectations for the facility.Read More
The island is to host a major international conservation conference next year, according to the Bermuda National Trust.
The BNT won a bid for the International Conference of National Trusts 2019, which is expected to bring 150 representatives of conservation groups around the world.
The forum, from March 27 to 30, marks the group’s 18th conference. According to a Trust statement issued this afternoon, it was last staged in Bermuda 30 years ago.
It will coincide with the fourth Caribbean Conference of National Trusts, allowing trusts from around the region to discuss issues.Read More
The city's new Cultural Plan, which makes a bold commitment to embrace equity and diversity in the city's arts landscape over the next seven to 10 years, got a unanimous vote of confidence from the Dallas City Council, which voted 14-0 to adopt the plan. See item 31 to see the plan unanimously approved. “I just want to thank you Jennifer and Joy Bailey-Bryant and their group from New York, for this tremendous showing over the last year of all the different arts groups and all the different people.”Read More
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The Real Value of an Old Master
What turns a famous painting into a cultural icon? If museums could recreate the Mona Lisa effect, it would generate huge income. But can they?
In the November issue of Vanity Fair on Art in The Real Value of an Old Master, Gail Lord was interviewed and quoted.Read More