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Beijing’s NMC kicks off largest exhibition of 17th-century Dutch paintings ever held in China

Seventy-four paintings by big 17th-century names such as Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) and Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) from The Leiden Collection went on display at the National Museum of China (NMC) in Beijing on Saturday as part of the largest exhibition of Dutch Golden Age paintings ever held in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 16:53:39

NY exhibition asks what creation of world sounded like

When the universe came into being, what did it sound like?
Source: AFP | 2017/6/18 17:18:39

Rembrandt works on display in Beijing

The National Museum of China (NMC) on Saturday opened an exhibition featuring the work of Dutch painter Rembrandt and other famous artists of the 17th century.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/17 14:28:14

Ethnic group and their cultural heritage

Miao ethnic woman Tang Xuefei weaves at home in Gudu Village of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/17 10:45:44

Japan’s godfather of art?

With a single post on Instagram, Yusaku Maezawa announced not only his purchase of an $110.5 million Basquiat masterpiece, and his place in auction history, but arguably signaled a new era for art in Japan.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/16 18:03:39

Director for Chinese adaptation of Shinya Shokudo responds to harsh criticisms of show

Remaking a classic is always a challenge.
Source: | 2017/6/16 14:11:49

Korean Cultural Center in China builds bridges between nations and peoples

Despite recent cooling of the relationship between China and South Korea, the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-South Korean diplomatic relations as well as the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Cultural Center, China was warmly celebrated by citizens of both nations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 18:08:39

Art market eyes rebound as Basel fair kicks off

The global art market appeared to collectively sigh with relief as deep-pocketed collectors descended on Art Basel this week after two years of dwindling sales.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 16:23:39

Two ‘Little Prince’ watercolors fetch 520,000 euros at Paris auction

Two watercolors of The Little Prince, French polymath Antoine de Saint-Exupery's world-famous golden-haired creation, fetched more than half a million euros at auction in Paris on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 16:13:39

‘Freaking Awesome’ exhibition displays street culture

Young Chinese artist Chen Xuanrong is exhibiting a collection of his new works at the MoShang Gallery in Beijing's 798 Art Zone.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 17:38:39

NY’s Met Museum shakes up leadership with new CEO

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Tuesday the appointment of Daniel Weiss as chief executive officer, shaking up its leadership structure as the famed institution works to contain a budget deficit.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/14 17:38:39

Picasso’s tiny apology portrait for lover to go on sale

A tiny portrait which Pablo Picasso set into a ring to appease his lover Dora Maar after they had an argument is expected to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s London auction house next week.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/13 18:58:39

Old man creates miniature waterwheels without nails

Liu Zhongwen shows his handmade miniature waterwheel in Lanzhou City, capital of Northwest China’s Gansu Province, June 10, 2017.
Source: | 2017/6/13 10:34:44

Intangible cultural heritage fashion show held in Beijing

Three collections of ready-to-wear clothes inspired by China's intangible cultural heritage were held at the Prince Gong Mansion in Beijing Friday night during the "Harmony" Intangible Cultural Heritage Fashion Show 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 17:58:40

China’s first Cultural and Natural Heritage Day focuses on protection under Belt and Road initiative

Co-hosted by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) and the Henan provincial government, China's 2017 Cultural and Natural Heritage Day kicked off Saturday in Luoyang in Central China's Henan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 17:43:39

NY spotlights Frank Lloyd Wright

From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/11 17:23:39

Exhibition on marine ecological environment protection held in Slovenia

People visit a life-sized whale model during an exhibition at the suburb of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia on June 8, 2017. The exhibition is designed to enhance the awareness of marine ecological environment protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/9 9:57:53

Japan’s Yayoi Kusama enters Singapore with dots and love

What would you expect to see if you went to an exhibition of famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's artwork? Polka dots covering everything? A range of psychedelic colors? Pumpkin motifs and a room where you can take selfies?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 17:53:39