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Art World Roundup: upcoming exhibitions and more, from a sculpture damaged by a selfie-seeker to a new report on the Ghent Altarpiece

This week’s Art World Round up covers the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which plans to persevere this autumn, upcoming exhibitions by Mark Surridge as well as Ania Hobson, and another postponed Yayoi Kusama exhibition. We also check out the incident of a selfie-seeking tourist who accidentally snapped the toes off a sculpture in Italy, […]

RA exhibition “Gauguin and the Impressionists” to open after four month delay, adds context to Gauguin’s problematic history

In March, the Royal Academy (RA) in London was all set to open a major exhibition of 60 works by some of the most famous Impressionist painters. The works were loaned from the Ordrupgaard Collection in Denmark, almost half of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. However, just a week before “Gauguin […]

Must-see exhibitions that were most impacted, now extended

The pandemic has forced some wonderful shows to never see light of day. From Titian to Warhol, the shutters are slowly being lifted on some of the year’s otherwise most-anticipated exhibitions. Edward Hopper: The Master of Urban Isolation, Riehen Sun-bleached landscapes gleam in the Edward Hopper show at the Beyeler Foundation in Riehen, near Basel: […]

National Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s Dream leaves a morning haze

The National Theatre of London brings yet another theatrical classic to screens worldwide through their ongoing National Theatre At Home program. This past week, at-home audiences had the chance to view National Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, a production of the Shakespeare classic with some modern twists, filmed at the Bridge Theatre. And while always a […]

Letting up on lockdown: The National Gallery will reopen next week, leading the way for UK museums

While the US will celebrate Independence Day this Saturday, people across the UK will be celebrating, too, for at long last (but not long enough for some), strict lockdown measures will begin to ease. Pubs, restaurants, and barbers will be among those turning the lights on for the first time in since March and some […]

Art World Roundup: update on theft of “America” and the boy thrown from Tate Modern, recognition of Juneteenth and the Windrush generation, seeing “The Last Supper” in high-def, and more

In the artworld this week, we learned of a new monument that will recognise the Windrush generation and saw Nancy Pelosi remove portraits of Confederate House Speakers. The 18-year-old who threw a boy from a Tate Modern balcony is sentenced to jail while police have arrested one more in relation to the theft of Maurizio […]

National Theatre’s Small Island makes a big impact

The National Theatre in London continues to churn out gorgeous recordings from their catalogue of productions past. Through their National Theatre At Home program, every week brings a different play for theatre fans to stream at home as both a way to give audiences some comfort and pleasure during these strange times, as well as […]