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

By Alexander Boyle

Art and Science :: Part 1

By Margie FitzSimons

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


By Laura Harding Stewart

Image :: i-Arttours

September 30, 2014
Fairs and Events
  The AAD London Contemporary Art Weekly Round-Up has two purposes: 1) to provide details on exhibitions that opened that week, focusing on smaller, less ‘well known’ galleries in London specifically showing contemporary art, and 2) to spotlight younger and emerging London based artists, galleries, publishers and other institutions that [...]
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September 28, 2014 1 Comment
Laura Harding Stewart
  I have come to understand that if the world is flat - then the art world is ... Flatbush. In 2012, soon after decamping to Bahrain, the small island Kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia - to work for the talented contemporary painter, Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa, [...]
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September 26, 2014 2 Comments
Dr. Susan Grundy
The 2014 London summer auction season witnessed two spectacular failures for the concept of art super sleuthing, promoted widely by Philip Mould with the support of the BBC and two leading auction houses, who recanted previous attributions of these same two works as copies. Provenance research and art historical writing [...]
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September 24, 2014
Margie FitzSimons
The visual dialogue between art and science is not new. Certainly artists have been consulting scientific tomes on anatomy for centuries. But as the twentieth century closed, and the zeitgeist was a frenzy of new Internet businesses, some new ground was broken in contemporary art imagery. As scientists decoded DNA [...]
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September 24, 2014
Sinead Brophy
Ah, Culture Night. Every September, Dublin’s varied cultural treats open their doors to the public, for one Friday evening of free, enlightened events.   Needless to say, with hundreds of such events dotted around the city (not to mention around the country) the evening inevitably descends into a frenzied run-around of [...]
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September 22, 2014
Fairs and Events
  HIGHLIGHTS Yonatan Vinisky: Crisscrossing the world 19 September – 8 November 2014 Limoncello Gallery 340 – 344 Kingsland Road London E8 4DA Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment   Ed Fornieles: Modern Family 19 September – 9 November 2014 Chisenhale Gallery 64 Chisenhale Road London [...]
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September 22, 2014
Judith H. Dobrzynski
When Alice Walton was building a collection for her Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art over the last several years, the art market loved her, her advisors and her curators. She was driving up prices--and to some extent demand. Now Crystal Bridges is ignoring the market, but in a way [...]
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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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