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Ancestral Arabia :: Assyrian Culture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Alexander Boyle

Shen Yun’s East-Meets-West Sound to Retake Carnegie Hall

A Musical Journey of 5000 years

By Christine Lin

Detroit Institute of Art :: Update

BY Graham W.J. Beal



Waddington Custot Galleries, 11 Cork Street, London W1S 3LT


By George Kozmon

September 21, 2014
Fairs and Events
  Syon Park acts as the backdrop to Decorex International 2014 which opens today. An integral part of the London Design Festival, showcasing more than 350 leading British and international luxury design brands, with over 100 new exhibitors, the show is an acclaimed mix of new talent and established masters. [...]
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September 19, 2014 2 Comments
Robert Alexander Boyle
ASHURNASIRPAL II,  Assyrian King, (Detail) NIMRUD, ISHATAR SHARRAT-NIPHI TEMPLE   Metropolitan Museum: Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age September 18, 2014, New York, NY Opening this coming week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a really fabulous show on the Assyrian Culture at the Dawn of the Classical Age. [...]
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September 18, 2014
George Kozmon
Cleveland Ohio has become a hub of activity for visual artists. It’s a hotbed of creativity. How did we get here?   *  Is Cleveland a model for similar scale cities?   *  Are there specific strategies that act as catalysts?   *  Is it bottom up or top down? [...]
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September 17, 2014
Fairs and Events
Chelsea Town Hall The Autumn Chelsea Antiques Fair returns to its familiar September date in addition to the March date, with an even wider variety of objects and new exhibitors. The four-day Autumn Fair will be held from Thursday, 18th to Sunday, 21st September 2014 and is also supporting a [...]
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September 16, 2014
Mary Helen McCoy
  The Renaissance part one : We shall always remember our studies of the Renaissance Period in history and the definition our teachers taught us “re-birth” or “to be reborn”. The term Renaissance was first used by French historian Jules Michelet in 1855. This exciting cultural period in history had [...]
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September 16, 2014
Maura Haverly
  Wither Biennale des Antiquaires?  Does it succeed in its aim of being the highest of high-end international art fairs?  As it changes - as all international art fairs much change - where will it go next?  Le Figaro talks about the "chute" of international dealers, and the high price [...]
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September 15, 2014 2 Comments
Elliot Lee
A somewhat vulgar email sent out by Artsy on 9-11 honouring the Russians after the aircraft was downed over the Ukraine, would suggest that Artsy is running out of burn money , and may be sending out feelers for a Russian buy out? Under the current laws, does that violate [...]
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September 15, 2014
Christine Lin
NEW YORK—Shen Yun, the New York-based performing arts company, has captivated hearts around the globe with classical Chinese dance and music drawn from China’s ancient culture. “Shen Yun” translates roughly as “beauty of divine beings dancing.” Each year, the dancers—the women in flowing silks and the men in bold colors—wow [...]
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September 11, 2014 1 Comment
Graham W. J. Beal
Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry, (1932-33) North Wall, Detroit Institute of Art (Fresco Detail) Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry, (1932-33) North Wall, Detroit Institute of Art (Fresco Detail) - See more at: Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry, (1932-33) North Wall, Detroit Institute of Art (Fresco Detail) - See more at:   [...]
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September 10, 2014
Maura Haverly
The most important art fair you've (probably) never heard of.  I went yesterday morning, on a wonderful sunny day in Paris, to the Hotel Alcazar, for a press breakfast organized by Colonnes. It was packed- that was my first clue. Antoine Frerot, Honorary President of this year's event, spoke eloquently [...]
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