Art and Culture

Montreal’s McCord Museum resurrects forgotten fashion moments of Expo 67

MONTREAL — Fifty years after Montreal hosted a world’s fair to mark Canada’s centennial, Expo 67 is generally remembered for art, architecture and infrastructure rather than miniskirts. But that’s something Montreal’s McCord Museum is trying to change with “Fashioning Expo 67,” an exhibit that seeks to resurrect what its curator calls a “forgotten moment” in …

Negatives of famed Soviet photographer finally recovered

MOSCOW—Just days before the 100th anniversary of Yevgeni Khaldei’s birth, the daughter of the photographer who took the iconic World War II image of Red Army soldiers atop the Reichstag has regained possession of his negatives after a 15-year court battle. Anna Khaldei is now preparing to bring the negatives back to Moscow and to …

Klimt painting sells for $59M in bumper London auction week

LONDON—An exuberant floral landscape by Gustav Klimt has sold at auction for almost 48 million pounds—the third-highest price ever paid for an artwork in Europe. “Bauerngarten (Flower Garden),” painted in 1907, went for 47.9 million pounds ($59.3 million) at Sotheby’s in London. Sotheby’s Europe chairwoman Helena Newman said the painting was “one of the artist’s …

Klimt painting sells for $59M in bumper London auction week

LONDON—An exuberant floral landscape by Gustav Klimt has sold at auction for almost 48 million pounds—the third-highest price ever paid for an artwork in Europe. “Bauerngarten (Flower Garden),” painted in 1907, went for 47.9 million pounds ($59.3 million) at Sotheby’s in London. Sotheby’s Europe chairwoman Helena Newman said the painting was “one of the artist’s …

Federal government gives $3 million in funding to new Saskatoon art gallery

SASKATOON –The federal government is giving $3 million to Saskatoon’s Remai Modern art gallery. Gregory Burke, CEO of the Remai, says large gallery spaces with specialized display and art handling features are necessary for the presentation of international touring exhibitions. He says the money will also go toward equipment such as vault systems, which will …

Fritz Koenig, sculptor whose art withstood 9 11 attack, dies

BERLIN—Fritz Koenig, a German sculptor whose work “The Sphere” became a symbol of resilience after the 9-11 attacks in New York, has died. He was 92. Koenig, a well-known artist thanks to his distinctive large statues and sculptures, created the ball-shaped bronze over a four-year period starting in 1967. Originally called “Grosse Kugelkaryatide N.Y.,” the …

Controversial book about the Martial Law era to be relaunched

JC Mijares Gurango leads the effort to re-release the book “The Conjugal Dictatorship of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos”, detailing the revelation that sent his grandfather and uncle to their deaths during the Martial Law era. Written by Primitivo Mijares, the book contains inside information about the first family including the actual plan of Ferdinand Marcos …

3 convicted in 100 million euro Paris modern art heist

PARIS—An agile thief nicknamed “spiderman,” an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay the city of Paris for stealing five masterpieces from the city’s Modern Art Museum worth 104 million euros. The paintings — by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque and Fernand Leger — have not been seen …

NY’s Met Museum offers exercise amid world class art

NEW YORK—World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics. New York City’s cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces. The 45-minute “Museum Workout” sends people in exercise attire chugging through 35 galleries, past paintings, sculptures, armour and other treasures, before the venerable Fifth Avenue institution opens to …

NY’s Met Museum offers exercise amid world class art

NEW YORK –World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics. New York City’s cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces. The 45-minute “Museum Workout” sends people in exercise attire chugging through 35 galleries, past paintings, sculptures, armour and other treasures, before the venerable Fifth Avenue institution opens …

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