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Crucial Update: The Pharrell Hat Meme Is So Old That It"s in a Museum

The hat will be laid to rest briefly at the Newseum in DC. Today's been big day for hats......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Mar 23rd, 2019Related News

Day at the Museum: The Museum at FIT already has...

The Museum at FIT already has its spring 2015 exhibit on lock: A tributue to Lauren Bacall, who passed away last week at the age of 89. She's donated 700 items of clothing, mostly from the 50s and 60s, and........»»

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Watch the entire first act of the Mario Opera

Jonathan Mann, the musician who created the Mario Opera nearly a decade ago, has put the rock opera's first act on YouTube as part of a retrospective on the show. First performed over four nights in May 2005, the Mario Opera was Mann's tribute .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Mar 17th, 2019Related News

Artist in profile: Les Sins

Many indie music fans are familiar with the chillwave sound of Chaz Bundick's Toro y Moi. He's now shifting his focus to his dance project Les Sins, with a debut album out in November. Chaz Bundick hails from South Carolina and has been releasin.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Mar 17th, 2019Related News

Live choreography to go on show at MoMA PS1

The inaugural American museum survey of French artist and choreographer Xavier Le Roy is set to go on show at MoMA PS1 this fall. "Retrospective" is a hybrid of choreography and visual art that unfolds across several different time axes, introdu.....»»

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Girls from Brazil"s favelas find escape in ballet

SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling back the tarp o.....»»

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India begins work to turn Orwell"s birthplace into museum

India on Thursday began work to restore the dilapidated house where "Animal Farm" and "1984" author George Orwell was born and turn it into a museum. Englishman Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, a tiny tow.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 28th, 2017Related News

Santa Fe Opera to commission production on Steve Jobs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Since his death in 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been the subject of documentaries, books, a film and even a graphic novel......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 26th, 2017Related News

Correction: Nobel-Literature story

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 24th, 2017Related News

Forgotten Whistler canvas found in Dutch museum

Forgotten for two decades, a dusty old canvas hidden in a corner of a small Dutch museum has been revealed as a painting by American artist James Whistler. "Thanks to chemical analysis and an examination of its origins, we have concluded that we have.....»»

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Middle Eastern contemporary art breaks records in London

Several sales in recent years have pointed to the growth of the market for modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art, and a series of auctions held this week in London serve to highlight the upward trend. Among the results, a sale of modern and contempor.....»»

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Picasso, Monet from William Koch collection to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — An erotic painting of a cabaret singer by Pablo Picasso with a second picture on the reverse side could bring over $60 million at auction......»»

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Beirut art museum reopens to tell a troubled city"s history

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - A stone's throw from dramatic street protests shaking central Beirut, art lovers gathered to celebrate the reopening of a museum of modern art which they hailed as a symbol of the Lebanese capital's resilience .....»»

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Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for

STOCKHOLM (AP) — On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picki.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 24th, 2017Related News

Giant car motors into Indian museum

After designing cars shaped like a hamburger, tennis ball, shoe, handbag and a toilet, quirky Indian artist Sudhakar Yadav decided to go big. The result is an eight-metre (26-foot) high car modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer, which has gone on display at Ya.....»»

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Scotland Yard"s macabre Crime Museum goes on public display

LONDON (AP) — People are horrible. It's hard to escape the thought amid the guns, knives, bombs, knuckledusters and vials of poison in the Museum of London's new exhibition, The Crime Museum Uncovered......»»

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MoMA PS1 highlights city"s art scene with fourth "Greater New York" series

Emerging and established artists across New York will be the focus of "Greater New York" at the MoMA PS1 in Queens, as the fourth iteration of the exhibition series -- which takes place just once every five years -- gets under way October 11. Th.....»»

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17th century "selfies" show at Dutch museum the Mauritshuis

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — These days, anybody with a smartphone can snap a selfie in a split second. Back in the Dutch Golden Age, they were called self-portraits and were the preserve of highly trained artists who thought long and hard about every .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 24th, 2017Related News

Sursock reborn as Beirut"s first interactive museum

From nighttime walks around the city to workshops on art conservation, Beirut's grandiose Sursock Museum reopens this week as Lebanon's first interactive museum of contemporary art. Closed for eight years for major renovation work, the impressiv.....»»

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Google in talks to invest in chat company Symphony: source

(Reuters) - Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc , is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services LLC for a round of fundraising, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Symphony's chat service a.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 24th, 2017Related News