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Tibet Museum begins new $100 million expansion project

Building work started Saturday to expand the Tibet Museum in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 17:08:39

Two treasures from the Shanghai Museum go on display at the Athens Acropolis Museum

Two treasures from the Shanghai Museum were put on display on Friday at the Athens Acropolis Museum for an exhibition which will last until April 30, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 17:03:39

Two treasures from Shanghai Museum exhibited at Athens Acropolis Museum

Two treasures from Shanghai Museum were put on display on Friday at the Athens Acropolis Museum for an exhibition which will last until April 30, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 10:47:04

Rare mural paintings found in ruins of ancient Tibetan temple

Archeologists have discovered mural paintings dating back 800 years among ruins of a Tibetan temple in the city of Shannan, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 16:13:39

Artwork that rocks

Septuagenarian Wen Renshou creates imaginative art using pebbles he finds while on walks in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province. Over the past 16 years, Wen has produced 1,000 artworks. Using the stones as-found, Wen creates works inspired by their natural shapes.
Source: | 2017/10/25 19:08:43

Baidu to launch the world's first digital museum dedicated to Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí

Interested in examining every brick and curve of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família church and Casa Milà building without actually flying to Spain? The launch of the first ever Gaudí online museum may soon make this a reality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/25 17:33:39

Jingdezhen: the heart and soul of China's ceramics

Canadian artist Terrance Lazaroff has visited Jingdezhen six times. Though the small city in East China's Jiangxi Province may be unfamiliar to most Westerners, it is a mecca for Lazaroff, 74.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/25 16:33:39

Albert Einstein note on modest living sells for $1.56 million at auction in Jerusalem

A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million (1.33 million euros), the auction house said.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/25 16:03:40

Explosive art

The smell of gunpowder still lingered in Madrid's Prado museum Tuesday, just hours after China's Cai Guoqiang, famed for his explosive art, put the finishing touch to an exhibition inspired by Spain's greats.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/25 16:03:39

Delving into the production of traditional Chinese brushes

A common tool used for thousands of years in China, the Chinese ink brush is a classic representative of the nation's traditional culture. Characters drawn using these brushes have been discovered on oracle bones and jade vessels dating back to as early as the Shang Dynasty (C.1600-1046 BC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 17:43:39

New South Wales cultural extravaganza helps showcase growing Australia-China ties

About 800 students from more than 30 schools and universities across Australia's New South Wales State impressed a 2,000-strong audience in a night of song and dance at the 2017 Chinese Language Spectacular cultural performance at the Sydney Town Hall on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/24 17:23:40

Trump's fake art

A US museum is casting doubt on President Donald Trump's reported claim to possess an original Renoir - revealing to have owned the Impressionist painting in question for the past 84 years.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/24 17:23:39

Masters breathe new life into ancient Chinese panpipe craft

The paixiao, or Chinese pan pipes, have 3,000 years of history. However, for the last 20 years, a team of master craftspeople in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province has been devoted to reviving the nearly lost art of panpipe making. It takes about two weeks to produce a panpipe, each made with bamboo that is cured for three years.
Source: | 2017/10/24 17:15:06

Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana's annual theater festival.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/23 17:58:39

Japan oil artist back to 'frozen' Iran museum 40 years on

Forty years after his “oil pool” sculpture became the centerpiece of Tehran's first-ever modern art museum, its Japanese creator returned for its restoration Saturday to find a place “frozen in time.”
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 18:03:39

Duchamp's moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000 at Sotheby's

One of Marcel Duchamp's reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for 632,500 euros ($750,000) at Sotheby's in Paris.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 17:58:39

4-day Int'l Art Fair 2017 kicks off in Paris, France

Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2017 shows the installation "The Misthrown Dice" of artist Vincent Mauger settled at Tulleries Garden in Paris, France.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 10:18:21

Eye on design

From a refugee flag to a puzzle campaign highlighting gender bias in the workforce, migrants and women inspired some of the innovative international designs on show in London starting on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 17:48:39