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Paris Pompidou Centre close to opening art gallery in Shanghai

The Pompidou Centre in Paris, which houses the world's second largest collection of modern art, said Tuesday that it was close to signing a deal for a franchise gallery in Shanghai.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/19 17:13:39

Zheng Gao shares his passion for the art of handcrafted Chinese folding fans

The first people to develop foldable handheld fans probably never imagined their invention would go on to represent the culture of a nation. In a similar vein, fan maker Zheng Gao also never imagined he would become an important inheritor of traditional Chinese foldable fan culture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:58:39

Today Art Museum’s looks to the future with new science-focused exhibition

Science and technology have not only made great contributions to the development of humanity, it has also made great strides when it comes to art.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 16:53:39

Celebrating Spanish Culture Month

Over 50 silver and pottery plates made by late Spanish artist Pablo Picasso are being exhibited at the Millennium Monument of China from July 13 to August 31 to celebrate Spanish Culture Month in China, as well as the National Culture and Art Month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:58:39

Ancient Xijia Pan bronze basin sells for 185m yuan at Xiling Yinshe auction in East China

The Xijia Pan, a Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771BC) bronze pan (basin) vessel, sold for 185 million yuan ($27.3 million) at a Xiling Yinshe auction in East China's Zhejiang Province Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:53:39

Morocco hands over 17th-century stolen painting to Italy

The Moroccan authorities on Saturday handed over a 17th-century stolen painting to Italy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:21:06

‘Mural of Brotherhood’

On the imposing metal sheets of the border fence that divides Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego, California, a hand reaches out in friendship amid a burst of butterflies.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:33:39

Chinese painter Chen Lin talks about his deep ties to Laos and its people

There are some artists who aim to make a long-lasting name for themselves in the field of art, and then there are some artists who want nothing more than to bring a little bit of happiness to people. Sixty-year-old Chinese painter Chen Lin certainly belongs to the latter group.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:33:39

French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director

French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:40

Vincent Van Gogh exhibition becomes most attended in Aussie gallery's history

A Vincent Van Gogh exhibition has become the most visited gallery in the history of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), it was announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/10 10:41:05

Street artist Alexandre 'Vhils' Farto comes to CAFA

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto's Imprint exhibition made its debut at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 17:58:40

‘Death in the Ice’: an ill-fated expedition

A new major London exhibition aims to solve the 170 year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of British explorer John Franklin in the Arctic's icy waters.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/9 17:53:39

Swiss museum readies for Nazi-era art trove show, seeks works’ heirs

A Swiss museum director preparing for a Nazi-era art collection's long-awaited public unveiling later this year said Friday that her goal remains finding heirs to any works that may have been looted from Jewish owners.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/9 15:53:39

Smithsonian Folklife Festival marked in Washington

A circus performer performs during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C., the United States on July 7, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/8 16:49:32

Veteran Chinese-American artist regains his passion for a colorful world

Ding Shaoguang (widely known as Ting Shao Kuang in the West), the 79-year-old Chinese-American painter, has achieved quite a lot over the decades: founding the Yunnan school of painting, establishing himself as a world-renowned heavy-color painting artist and earning a reputation that has made him one of the most influential Chinese artists of today.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 18:48:39

Jailbird: Swiss collector sentenced to three years for filching feathers

A Swiss hawk enthusiast was sentenced on Wednesday to three years behind bars for stealing more than 10,000 bird feathers worth an estimated $6 million from European museums.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 18:13:39

Guangdong Luofugong Museum opens doors with CAFA exhibition

The Guangdong Luofugong Museum, a new private museum in Shunde, South China's Guangdong Province, opened to the public on Tuesday with a new exhibition from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 17:48:40

Artist Han Dong gets back to nature with Today Art Museum exhibition

From installation works to sculptures, Chinese artist Han Dong is exhibiting 70 of his most recent art creations at the Today Art Museum until Sunday. The event is also the first in a series of exhibitions planned by online auction platform Kupai.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:41:41