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.Read more…
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Visiting Venice at any time of the year poses problems and the biannual Biennales make matters worse.
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.
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.
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.
The figurative paintings of Baselitz, Richter, Polke and Kiefer challenged the primacy of abstraction in the 1960s
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.