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Charles I Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

A once in a lifetime exhibition has been revealed in England; Charles I exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. The collection marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy and will take place 27 January—15 April 2018. King Charles I was revered as one of the most important and influential collectors of art throughout the history of the British monarchy. He commissioned the most notable contemporary artists of the era whilst collecting works from...

Spirit of Compassion: The Restoration of the British Museum’s Amitābha Buddha

The lengthy restoration of the British Museum’s famous Amitābha Buddha has recently been completed, giving visitors access once again to this vast and venerable masterpiece. Are you familiar with the jujube tree? Possibly not, because this is a very rare tree that has been cultivated in China for over 4,000 years for its edible fruits rich in vitamin C. Some 1,400 years ago it was not the Vitamin C that Chinese craftsmen were after, they...

10 Reasons to Visit…the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

A rare chance to see the work of one of the greatest painters of the early Italian Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli, alongside pictures that show his lasting influence through the ages. The Victoria & Albert Museum is one of the great treasure houses of the world, crammed with an outstanding richness of arts and culture. As the world’s leading museum of art and design, the V&A’s objective is to enrich people’s lives by promoting the practice...

‘EXHIBITIONISM’: The Rolling Stones Hijack London’s Saatchi Gallery

Aptly titled ‘EXHIBITIONISM’, The Rolling Stones’ retrospective showcase at the Saatchi Gallery displays over 500 previously unseen artifacts from the band’s personal archives. The Rolling Stones, often referred to as ‘the world’s greatest rock band’, are taking over nine gallery rooms spread across two entire floors at the Saatchi Gallery. Showcasing hundreds of significant objects ranging from rare guitars and instruments to personal diaries, the exhibition gives a fascinating glimpse into the band’s 50-year history. Speaking about...

Marilyn Monroe: Possessions of a Sex Symbol

“I never quite understood it, this sex symbol. I always thought symbols were those things you clash together! That’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. But if I’m going to be a symbol of something I’d rather have it sex than some other things they’ve got symbols of.”—Marilyn Monroe in an interview for Life, 1962 In the year that she would have turned 90, the De Nieuwe...

Botticelli Reimagined Exhibition

Botticelli Reimagined, an exhibition that will prove to be a treat for the eye and for the imagination will open at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in March. Telling a story 500 years in the making, ‘Botticelli Reimagined’ will be the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930. Including painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print, the exhibition will explore the ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticelli. It will...

Diebenkorn in the UK, at Last

Richard Diebenkorn was one of the most famous American abstract painters of his time. For the first time in years, a brand-new exhibition completely dedicated to the artist is landing in the UK—delighting fans of his work as well as art and culture aficionados. Make sure you don’t miss the genius exhibition, which is taking place at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. For those art connoisseurs that have waited years to see a...

High Spirits: 18th Century Royal Fun

The much awaited exhibition, High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson, is currently showing in one of England’s most cultural and artistic towns—Bath. The great city of Bath, with its Roman antiquities and literary connection with Jane Austen, must be on every UK visitor’s travel plan. Even more so, with the wonderful exhibition currently running at Bath’s Holbourne Museum: High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson (until February 8, 2015). The absurdities of fashion, the perils...

Matisse at MoMA

It’s no doubt that Matisse is one of the art industry’s best-loved and most famous figures. To art aficionados’ delight, an exhibition dedicated to the artist is currently gracing New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art. Why not pay it a visit? If you missed Tate Modern’s top show of 2014, Matisse: The Cut Outs, you can still catch this brilliant kaleidoscope of colour and creative energy by visiting New York’s Museum of Modern Art...

Birth of a Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The exhibition ‘Birth of a Museum’ was proudly presented as the first large-scale assembly of the collection of the Louvre Abu Dhabi from 22 April to 24 August, 2014. The exhibition displayed 130 artworks that the new museum has acquired since 2009, providing a taste of what the museum has in store for visitors, showing works from different civilisations ranging from ancient times to the present day, and offering a new perspective on the history...

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