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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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Last Supper in Pompeii

When Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, the people of Pompeii were doing what Romans loved best – eating, drinking and producing food from the many kitchen gardens and vineyards serving the city.

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Art: The Early Years of Old Masters

The figurative paintings of Baselitz, Richter, Polke and Kiefer challenged the primacy of abstraction in the 1960s

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Art Fairs: September – October

Dates for your diary this autumn

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Art: Private Garden, Dreamed Garden

A group of young American artists descended on Giverny, the home of the great impressionist Claude Monet, at the turn of the 19th century establishing a colony there.

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Art: Gerhard Richter Seascapes

Basically, painting is idiocy,” the German artist Gerhard Richter once said. In a poll by Vanity Fair to find the greatest living painter, Richter came first – not bad for an idiot. Read more…