After 44 years, Herculaneum’s Antiquarium opens

The angular, white, modern Antiquarium was completed near Naples in 1974. Designed by a team of Neapolitan architects the building was approved by the Italian government and built for 12 billion lira (about €6 million). For the next 44 years, despite modifications after the museum was finished and an investigation into the Superintendency of Pompeii […]

Picasso and Rutault, the great divergence

As its title indicates, the “Picasso-Rutault: Divergence” exhibit compares two painters with approaches that are so different that to go from one to the other would be an acrobatic feat. The exposition invites us to make this leap between two distinctive artistic techniques but, more importantly, between two periods of painting history. It was in […]

Modern art museum opens in Swiss Alps

Polish entrepreneur and famous art collector Grazyna Kulczyk is soon set to open a contemporary art museum in the remote town of Susch, in the eastern Swiss alps. The Muzeum Susch, as it will be called, will act as a museum as well as a research center, and is scheduled to open on January 2, […]

Twitter favourite Sue the T. Rex gets new digs in Chicago’s Field Museum

In case you aren’t up to date with Twitter, Sue the T. rex has been tweeting up a storm in the last nine years and has quickly found itself as the most beloved dinosaur on in the Twitter-sphere. Most recently, though, the 67-million-year-old dino has been flaunting its new digs at Chicago’s Field Museum. After […]

In memoriam: Ralph Koltai, groundbreaking British stage designer, passes away at 94

One of the twentieth century’s most influential stage designers, Ralph Koltai passed away in December at the age of 94 in the city of Châtellerault, France. In a career that spanned seven decades, Koltai revolutionized British theater, designing more than 250 productions for ballet, opera, and theater that eschewed convention. He created a new vocabulary […]

Final days: Ron Amir’s “Somewhere in the desert”

Originally slated to close in early December, Ron Amir’s exhibition “Somewhere in the desert,” now on display Paris’ Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, has been extended through January 6.     Co-curated by Noam Gal, a professor of art history at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, and Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais, the museum’s photo curator, […]

‘Anthropocene’ at Art Gallery of Ontario in its final weeks

An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is shocking and inspiring guests with its grim yet beautiful installations. In its final weeks, ‘Anthropocene’ illustrates the ways in which we, as a population, have altered the landscape of Earth and the legacy we leave for future generations. In fact, the term Anthropocene refers to […]