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Royal Academy revised programme

The Royal Academy plans to reopen in the autumn. In the meantime, new start dates for the 2020 exhibitions programme include moving the Summer Exhibition to October. 

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Cranach – Artist and Innovator

Earlier this year, Compton Verney briefly opened an exhibition devoted to the life and legacy of the great 17th century master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), which brought together more works by the master and described his life as court painter to the Electors of Saxony.

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Art Galleries – Europe Unlocks Slowly

Across Europe, museums are gradually re-opening with new measures to protect the public in place that include stringent hygiene and social distancing requirements.

Feast and Fast – The Art of Food in Europe

Joris van Son
Still life with a lobster 1660| Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

No sooner had Last Supper in Pompeii drawn to a close at the Ashmolean in Oxford than a giant pineapple by food artists Bompas and Parr appeared outside the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge to announce the opening of Feast & Fast.

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Now! Painting in Germany Today


Benjamin Dittrich
SUE3 | 2017
Lacquer on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

A group of museums including the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum Wiesbaden and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg have collaborated in bringing together works by renowned German artists.

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Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Some 150 items from the tomb of Tutankhamen are making a second stop on a world tour designed in part to help fund the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo which is under construction. This is possibly the very last time that Egypt will let these treasures go.

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Art: Sculpture in Venice

Visiting Venice at any time of the year poses problems and the biannual Biennales make matters worse.

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Art: A Bigger Splash in Scotland

A swimming pool as art? Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos has gravitated toward ‘fairground art’ in her rise to fame since the 2005 Venice Biennale where she made headlines with her 20 foot high chandelier composed of 25,000 tampons.

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Art: Masks in Present Day

People have worn masks since the dawn of history.

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Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

Those lucky enough to have seen the Tate’s Turbine Hall installation The Weather Project in 2003 have a second chance to experience the magic of the Icelandic artist.

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