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Montreal galleries reopen after months of restrictions

Over the past year, it’s been tough for art lovers to get their fix in reliable ways. With galleries and exhibition spaces in flux with the tide of the pandemic- and some finding their doors shuttered permanently because of it- there has been a revolving door of celebration and disappointment when it comes to viewing […]

The Great Big Art Exhibition kicks off across the UK with help from artist Antony Gormley

In the throes of its third national lockdown, people across the UK are looking for ways to persevere through the pandemic. To get people creating while they remain at home, artist Antony Gormley has kicked off The Great Big Art Exhibition, an initiative launched by Firstsite, which is encouraging people everywhere and of all artistic […]

ICOM survey found museums around the world in better place than anticipated, but the pandemic’s effects are far from over

In a follow-up report, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has found the state of cultural institutions around the world to be better than anticipated earlier in the year. Having publishing an initial report in May, just weeks after the onset of the pandemic, the forecast for the arts sector was bleak. However, ICOM is […]

Theatre during the pandemic- what’s working and what’s not?

Most endeavours worth doing have some trial and error. This is evident in the current attempts at salvaging some form of theatre during the pandemic. Necessity is the mother of invention, and certainly, necessity has never been felt more strongly for the performing arts communities. But not all inventions meet the mark. So what exactly […]

Royal Opera House to deaccession David Hockney painting to alleviate pandemic-related financial strains

The pandemic has created a uniquely difficult financial situation for art institutions around the world. Reeling from social distancing and facing a “new normal” that is quite unfriendly to museums and theatres that thrive on large numbers, many are turning to assets for hope of staying afloat. The Royal Opera House in London is among […]

Art World Roundup: the newest on Robert Indiana, Artist Relief to continue through December, Time mag honours 3 artists, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes good news for US artists looking for support as Artist Relief will continue through December, three artists are honoured with spots on the 100 most influential people of 2020 list released by Time magazine, and Cuomo pledges to honour Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career with Brooklyn statue. Banksy’s […]

Back to school for the arts- a worrisome return to form

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.   While the legendary Alice Cooper line may be a bit of hyperbole, this is one year where there was reason to pause on whether we were going to see a normal return to our schools and post-secondary education systems any time soon. As the world over begins […]