Art and Culture

Juan Luna painting, dozens of artworks from Spain go on display in Intramuros

MANILA—Around 53 artworks replicas from the main national art museum in Spain, Museo Del Prado, will be coming to the streets of Intramuros this June to turn them into “public art spaces.” The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the exhibit, dubbed as “El Museo del Prado en Filipinas,” will include a photo replica of Juan …

Ohio group creating artists village with shipping containers

AKRON, Ohio—A project in Ohio to turn shipping containers into homes for travelling artists is moving ahead. The plan is for the first artists to move in near downtown Akron this summer. A group called Akron Soul Train is behind the idea. They’re using a private grant and donations to get the project going. They …

Worshippers throng to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday

JERUSALEM –Christians in the Holy Land are celebrating Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that leads up to Easter. Crowds of faithful gathered at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Many waved palm fronds to symbolize how worshippers greeted Jesus over 2,000 years ago as he triumphantly entered Jerusalem. Clergy and worshippers …

75th Day of Valor in the eyes of Filipino artists, gov’t

MANILA–The Philippines on Sunday will commemorate its 75th Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan). In commemoration of the day, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) approached some artists to ask them what the “Araw ng Kagitingan” means to them. ”It means a lot to honor the veterans/heroes by remembering their contributions to our country,” said painter …

Winterthur exhibit offers insight into detecting art fraud

GREENVILLE, Del. –A painting with problematic pigment. A Chanel suit dressed up with acetate trim instead of silk. A Stradivarius violin that, well, just doesn’t sound right. They’re all part of a new exhibit at Delaware’s Winterthur Museum that offers would-be sleuths a firsthand look at how experts detect the high-priced fakes and forgeries that …

PHL to boost ties with Hungary on culture, arts

DAVAO CITY—The Philippines and Hungary on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation that is expected to further enhance bilateral ties between the two countries. The MOU is between the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) – Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) of Hungary. It was …

National Arts Centre Orchestra seeks to entertain and educate on Canada 150 tour

The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7, before heading back onto the road this fall with stops in Central and Western Canada from Oct. 19 to …

Poland’s WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

WARSAW, Poland — A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government’s nationalist views. The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk is at the centre of a standoff between the historians creating it and Poland’s populist …

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 …

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