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Beijing's Palace Museum celebrates International Museum Day with two new exhibits

As a world-class museum, the Palace Museum carries high expectations for International Museum Day. Visitors come to the museum, converted from the imperial palace that acted as a home for numerous emperors during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, every year on May 18 expecting to be wowed by that year's presentations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 19:38:39

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:13:40

Chinese social platforms spark debate over promoting animated cultural relics

Animation and memes - these might be the last things you can refer to as cultural relics. However, such videos and pictures were widely shared on Chinese social platforms on Friday, the International Museum Day.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/20 12:12:42

China announces artists for intangible cultural heritage projects

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced a list of 1,082 artists with the official responsibility of carrying forward the country's intangible cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 10:59:39

Violinist Lyu Siqing, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform in Beijing

Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on May 24, according to the center's website.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 10:29:36

Capital Museum exhibition showcases the history and culture of Beijing's Tongzhou district

Centuries before it became the sub-administrative center for the Beijing municipal government in 2015, the Tongzhou District, located on the southeastern side of the city, was once a major granary storage site and commercial hub for the Yuan (1279-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. This history is laid out in easy to understand detail at a major exhibition that kicked off at the Capital Museum in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:42:21

Beyond glitz and glamour, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

In a central Beirut cafe, transgender model Sasha Elijah flips open a paper fan and whips out her new ice cream cone-shaped high-heeled shoes for a potential drag costume.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 18:33:03

Exhibition of Marcel Duchamp Prize nominees demonstrates diversity of French art world

When French art pioneer Marcel Duchamp debuted a urinal as a piece of art in 1917's Fountain, he probably never imagined that this move to encourage innovation in art would still echo strongly more than a century later in a country on the other side of the world - China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 18:08:40

Painting by Modigliani sells for $157.2m in New York: Sotheby's

A stunning nude that is the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 17:43:39

Aid program redesigns village devastated by Wenchuan earthquake

Ten years ago in Wenchuan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, people were going about a normal afternoon when suddenly a huge earthquake rocked the region. Reaching 8.0 in magnitude, the earthquake destroyed countless buildings over a more than hundred-thousand-square-kilometer area and led to the deaths of over 80,000 people, making it one of the most destructive earthquakes to hit the country after the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 18:28:39

Artist captures memories of Chinese opera in new sculpture exhibition at National Center for Performing Arts

From the Monkey King, one of the most well-known fictional characters around the world, to Zhao Yun, the fearless general and warrior from China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280)… characters both fictional and historic come to life under the hands of Chinese artist Yu Zuokun.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 16:53:39

New documentary looks to reveal the creativity of Chinese migrant worker poets

Demolition Mark, a Chinese documentary film focusing on working class poets in China, recently put out a call for donations in order to raise money needed for post-production. The director Qin Xiaoyu, a poet and critic, stated that he hopes crowd-funding will allow audiences to have a better sense of participation in the film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:28:40

Picasso's $115m 'Young Girl' to be loaned to Paris museum

Picasso's Young Girl With Basket of Flowers, recently sold at a New York auction for $115 million, will be loaned to Paris's Musee d'Orsay for a Picasso exhibit opening in September.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 18:18:40

New exhibition at National Art Museum of China showcases classic calligraphy from scholar Yu Youren

An art exhibition featuring hundreds of calligraphy works by Chinese scholar Yu Youren (1879-1964) kicked off at the National Art Museum of China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:18:39

Chinese director Jia Zhangke's "Ash is purest white" widely acclaimed at Cannes Festival

Critics at Cannes film festival in French Rivera widely acclaimed "Ash is Purest White", a movie by Chinese director Jia Zhangke, the only representative of Chinese cinema in the official competition for the Palme d'Or of the 71st festival edition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 18:10:07

Rare Tang landscape painting to be auctioned in June

A Tang Dynasty (618-907) painting titled Colorful Landscapes is set to go under hammer at the upcoming Spring Auction Season held by the Beijing-based Council auction house June 15-16.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:43:40

Artist uses ashes of Wenchuan earthquake victims for memorial

A white flower sculpture created by Chinese artist Shu Yong using the ashes earthquake victims was donated to the Wenchuan Earthquake Yinxiu Museum on Wednesday as part of commemorative activities remembering those that died during the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake 10 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:42:02

'Amazing China'

An exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts made its London Craft Week debut on Wednesday. The exhibition, Amazing China, presents a feast of Chinese art and culture, combining oriental craftsmanship, aesthetics and philosophy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 18:42:00