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A French art museum dedicated to Catalan artist Étienne Terrus—a close friend of Henri Matisse—has discovered over half of its collection of paintings are fakes. The museum, which is situated in the commune of Elne just outside Perpignan, had just undergone extensive renovation work and was due a grand reopening. But an art historian brought in to reorganise the museum following the recent acquisition of around 80 paintings, found that nearly 60 percent of the...

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In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris will hold a historic exhibition to celebrate Eugène Delacroix—one of the most prolific French painters of all time. The collection will guide visitors through 180 of his works, charting the entirety of his career. As the leading exponent of Romanticism and an observer of the optical effects of colour, it didn’t take long for Eugène Delacroix to solidify his legacy....

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From 25 May, a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands will reflect on ancient Roman Londoners and their relationship with death. Roman Dead, a display sparked by the monumental discovery of a Roman sarcophagus in Southwark borough in the summer of 2017, seeks to provide visitors with an insight into ancient funerary rituals and religious beliefs. The ‘Southwark sarcophagus’—which is on view for the very first time—will act as the centrepiece of a...

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Mayfair Art Weekend, an initiative which celebrates the Mayfair and St James districts’ history, culture and art, has recently announced it will return in 2018 from 29 June to 1 July. The popular cultural event, which is now in its fifth year, coincides with the landmark 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). It will be joined and supported by over 35 galleries, auction houses, artists and members of the creative industry and...

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An exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam museum will highlight the vast success of 17th century Dutch art. During the Dutch Golden Age, a period spanning the 17th century, the Dutch nation flourished, leading European art—among many other things—and triggering a boom in the production of artwork. Dutch Golden Age painting thrived during this time—it is said that around seven million works of art were produced during this period. Out of these, around 1.3 million were...

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This spring, The Bowes Museum will host Jonathan Yeo’s new exhibition: Skin Deep. The venue is situated in Barnard Castle, a rural market town in Teesdale, County Durham. Jonathan Yeo’s new exhibition is an expansion on his Surgery Series, which delves into the multifaceted topic of modern cosmetic procedures. The British artist taught himself to paint whilst recovering from Hodgkin’s disease. He rose to fame in his early 20s, eventually establishing himself as one of...

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From 10 October, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is hosting a remarkable new exhibition to present works from New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The display—Being Modern: MoMA in Paris—will house artwork that has been acquired by the prestigious institution since its founding in 1929. A wondrous spectrum of genres and movements will be covered within the exhibit, from Pop Art to Minimalism and contemporary. Combined, these works will seek to create an overall vision...

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An announcement has been made for the official opening date for Louvre Abu Dhabi. The museum is set to be the first of its kind in the Arab world and its unique architecture sets it above from the rest. On 11 November 2017, the public will be able to enter the new universal museum that will exhibit human stories from across civilisations and cultures. There will be a great festival of opening celebrations that includes...

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A new Degas exhibit will premiere at the National Galley in September. This collection of drawings, paintings and pastels has rarely been viewed until now, making this an invaluable opportunity to see these works by leading French Impressionist. The pieces have been loaned from the Burrell Collection, and the new exhibition in London will be the first time the group of pastels has been shown outside Scotland since they were acquired. Marking the centenary of...

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Famous institutions across the country unveil their exhibitions to educate, commemorate and celebrate diversity in every form—leading the discourse on LGBTQ experiences, past and present. Love, Sex & Diversity is one such event.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act being passed in England and Wales—a law partially decriminalising homosexuality. This was a monumental landmark in the movement for equality, and has sparked the unveiling of exhibitions on the subject in...

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