Archive for May 2020

Tate Britain forgoes 2020 Turner Prize to support 10 artists with £10k bursaries

Tate Britain announced today that the 2020 edition of the Turner Prize has been called off, like so many things this year, due to COVID-19. Though the Prize, which offers a top prize of £25,000 accompanied by three £5,000 prizes for each runners up, won’t go on in its usual manner, Tate Britain will instead […]

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre faces potential closure

It goes without saying that not all beloved businesses and locales will still be open once we get back into the world at large. Small restaurants are shuttering up, galleries are completely reliant on online exhibits, and theatres are cancelling their summer seasons and beyond. While it might first seem that it’s smaller, independent companies […]

Art World Roundup: from the design behind Italian domes to penguins in a museum

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover some of the stories you might have missed including Dalí’s paternity test results, a pricey pair of Air Jordans, new AR art by Olafur Eliasson, and a few penguins who got to take a field trip to an art museum.  How’d they do it? Princeton University researchers […]

Researchers get to the bottom of why The Scream is fading

The Scream, Edvard Munch’s iconic 1910 painting, really has something to shout about now. Researchers have found that moisture from the breath of visitors is facilitating the degradation of the painting, which has seen yellow portions of its scene fade to an off-white. Housed at the Munch Museum in Oslo, the painting is one of […]

Five textile artists you should know

While textiles, as a technology has been around for tens of thousands of years, textile arts have experienced a resurgence of interest in the last century. Long-associated with craft, textile artists have pushed against the boundaries of high art, working to erase the often negative connotations of the medium. In the 1970s, textile arts – […]

Boston MFA and Mass. Attorney General reach agreement on $500,000 diversity and inclusion fund

A year ago, disparaging comments were made to a group middle-school aged, minority students while on a field trip to the Museum of Fine Art (MFA) in Boston. In the time since the incident, the MFA has faced much backlash and been the focus of an investigation into the alleged remarks. They have also instilled […]

Art World Roundup: looking at Air Jordans, ahead to next year’s Venice Biennale, and incredibly close at The Night Watch

In this week’s edition of Art World Roundup, we cover a major sale from Gagosian Galleries at New York’s online Frieze art fair, a pair of Air Jordan’s up for grabs through Sotheby’s, an Athens hotel faulted for blocking the Acropolis, Germany’s curator for their pavilion in the 59th Venice Biennale, a homegrown drive-though art […]