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Exhibition Features Royal Luminaries Depicted as Children in the Old Master Styles
Anonymous (German school, 17th century), Portrait of Prince Friedrich Ludwig von Württemberg (1698-1731), ca. 1699. Oil on canvas, 33 ½ x 40 ½ inches.

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- France’s King Louis XIV, the “Sun King” and King Louis XV, the ‘Well Beloved;” Spain’s King Charles III and Queen Isabella II; and Austria’s Emperor Joseph II are well known to us through the many portraits in which we’ve come to know them as stiff, often forbidding personages. But in Facing Destiny: Children in European Portraiture (1500-1900) we meet these royal figures as children, often charming playful young children. Glorious oil paintings in the style of the Old Masters Schools of Germany, Spain, France and ...More

Havana Biennial Opens a Space for Confrontation and Reflection in its 10th Edition
HAVANA.- The Havana Biennial, a space for confrontation and reflection of particular relevance in the international scene of the fine arts, celebrates twenty-five years of existence ...More

Whitechapel to Reopen with Site Specific Artwork by Goshka Macuga that Focuses on Guernica
LONDON.- The Bloomberg Commission launches with Goshka Macuga, who has created a new site specific artwork focusing on a key moment in the history of the Whitechapel Gallery: the presentation of Picasso’s Guernica in 1939. ...More

PhotoEspaña 2009 will Host 72 Exhibitions at this Year's Edition
MADRID.- PHotoEspaña 2009 will take place from 3 June to 26 July. The Festival of Photography and Visual Arts will offer at this twelfth edition a proposal comprising 72 exhibitions, 31 in the Official Section, 6 in other venues and 35 in the Off Festival, spread in a total of 60 exhibition spaces such as ...More

Major Exhibition of Greek Masterpieces Casts New Light on the Lives of Women in Ancient Athens
NEW YORK, NY.- The galleries of the Onassis Cultural Center in New York have been transformed into evocations of ancient Greek sanctuaries, each filled with artistic masterpieces assembled from international collections, for the major exhibition Worshiping...More

Thomas Weski Leaves Haus der Kunst for New Post at Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig
MUNICH.- Thomas Weski has accepted the offer of an endowed professorship of "Kulturen des Kuratorischen" (Cultures of the Curatorial) and will join the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) in Leipzig on 1 June 2009. Weski, who has worked at the Haus der Kunst since 2003, is currently preparing an overview exhibition of the Berlin photographer...More

Nick Park Unveils New Wallace & Gromit Experience at the Science Museum
LONDON.- The Science Museum unveiled a new interactive exhibition designed to inspire a new generation of British innovators. The exhibition, Wallace & Gromit present A World of Cracking Ideas, was launched by Nick Park, Creator of Wallace & Gromit. The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday 28 March ...More

An International Sculpture Competition for Perth's Premier Civic Space
PERTH.- Situate is a two-stage open competition to commission a major public artwork for Forrest Place, Perth, the capital city of the State of Western Australia.

The art of city-making is a challenge for all those concerned with contemporary urban life. Cities need to constantly reinvent themselves. Their capacity to renew and regenerate is linked to their vitality and their overall viability. The ...More

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents Works by Ten Renowned Artists
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is proud to present Through Future Eyes: The Endurance of Humanity on Apr 24–Jul 5, 2009. This ground-breaking exhibition is curated by six young high school women from YBCA’s Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program and features ten renowned local and international artists. YAAW is an innovative...More

Getty Exhibition Illustrates the Inherent Commonalities of Sculpture and Decorative Arts
LOS ANGELES, CA.- The disciplines of sculpture and decorative arts are often viewed in opposition to one another, the former as a fine art created for aesthetic purposes and the latter created as an applied art for functional purpose. Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts challenges the ...More

Dixon Gallery to Open Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintigs from the John and Susan Horseman Collection
MEMPHIS, TN.- Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection brings together 57 examples of American Scene painting and its antecedents, works that celebrated American identity and spirit during the first four decades of the twentieth century. Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in ...More

Four Artists Nominated for the 2009 Marcel Duchamp Prize
PARIS.- Chosen by a selection committee comprised of 11 collectors from the ADIAF, the names of the four artists nominated for the 9th edition of the Marcel Duchamp Prize were announced at Artcurial by Gilles Fuchs, President of the ADIAF, Association for the International Diffusion of French art....More

Exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery Brings Together Tacita Dean's Three Most Recent Films
NEW YORK, NY.- Marian Goodman Gallery will present an exhibition of new work by Tacita Dean opening to the public on Thursday April 2 and on view through April 30th. ...More

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Launches New 'Hire Space'
WOLVERHAMPTON.- Converted from the previous shop premises located near the Lichfield Street entrance to the Art Gallery, the 'Hire Space' will provide a platform to showcase art by artists who were born, work or study in the West Midlands. Annually the 'Hire Space' will provide seven exhibition slots for artists to hire and three slots for use by Wolverhampton Arts + Museums Education and ...More

Aperture Foundation Announces Publication of JPEGS: Photographs by Thomas Ruff
NEW YORK, NY.- Thomas Ruff is among the most important international photographers to emerge in the last fifteen years, and one of the most enigmatic and prolific of Bernd and Hilla Becher's former students, a group that includes Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, and Axel Hutte. In 2007, Ruff completed his monumental and very timely Jpegs series in which he explores the ...More

Atlas Gallery Opens Photograph Exhibition by One of Italy's Greatest: Mario Giacomelli
LONDON.- Widely regarded as the greatest Italian photographer of the twentieth century, Mario Giacomelli was born in Senigallia, Italy, in 1925. Following a poor formal education, he began his working life as a jobbing printer, before training as a typographer and did not fully embrace photography until he was 30 years old....More

Bruce Mau to Give "Massive Change: the Future of Design and Life on Earth" Talk at The Commons
LAWRENCE, KS.- What if the questions surrounding design turned out to be the big questions? What if life itself became a design project? What if the welfare of the entire human race became design's practical objective? What if we succeeded?...More

University of Richmond Museums Opens Chi-Yun, Breath Resonance in Contemporary Art
RICHMOND, VA.- On April 1, 2009, the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums, will open Chi-Yun, Breath Resonance in Contemporary Art: Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition. The exhibition is presented by students enrolled in the Seminar in Museum Studies, a course ...More

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