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Breaking News on Museum Heist in Ankara

| November 17, 2014

ŞEVKET DAĞIt was announced recently that authorities have gotten a break in the investigation of the art theft of 302 pieces stolen from  State Museum of Painting and Sculpture in Ankara.  Three out of 18 suspects have been arrested and one has provided what may be vital information. The witness known only as “Daylight” said that Ukrainian […]

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Russian Art Week London Coordinates with UK-Russia Year of Culture

| November 13, 2014

Russian Art Week coverLondon’s semi-annual selling event focusing on Russian art goes into full swing soon.  It is so named because the major auction houses, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and MacDougall’s, schedule auctions of Russian art concurrently. While it is designed to keep collectors and curators hopping from one event to another as dealers of Russian art vie for the […]

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Asian Art Museum Announces Upcoming Exhibition “Japan’s Floating World”

| November 13, 2014

Japan's Floating WorldMuch has been made of Japan’s famous Floating World, a pleasure seeker’s paradise for those who lived in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in the 1600s. The same period was a strictly social hierarchy regulated most people’s lives. Samurai and townspeople found that their best escape from the staunch hierarchy was both a state of mind as well […]

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Chinese-American Saga In Focus At Two Breakout Exhibitions

| November 10, 2014

1861 34-star flag with Chinese writingThe Chinese-American experience is almost as old as America itself and yet it has remained a footnote in American history. Now, two  breakout exhibitions running concurrently in New York City set the record straight by planting Chinese involvement firmly in the foundation of the  nations growth. Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, at the New York Historical Society, […]

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Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke

| November 8, 2014

Asian Art MuseumThe brief and significant career of Tetsuya Ishida is the subject of an intimate exhibition of eight paintings soon to be on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Born in 1973, Tetsuya Ishida’s short life spanned a time of rapid social change in Japan. Although still a child when Japan’s “bubble economy” rocked the art work […]

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Asian Art in London 2014

| October 31, 2014

Brandt Festival Badge homepage sizeWith Asian Art in London in full swing on November 1, we offer a few gallery highlights. More than 70 galleries are participating. Brandt Asian Art offers its largest exhibition to date, compiled specifically for Asian Art in London week.  Staff picks include: A  Dragon Roundel (Festival Badge), embroidered and couched in vibrant colours, depicting […]

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Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art At Queens Museum

| October 27, 2014

Queens MuseumAsia Contemporary Art Week, a collaboration among galleries and museums to foster the understanding and awareness of Asian contemporary art, is currently in full swing. Concurrently, at the Queens Museum a showing entitled “Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art,” a group show that explores the changing attitudes towards self-expression, attribution, and identity in contemporary Tibetan art.Inherent in the […]

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Jan Stuart Returns to Freer and Sackler Galleries As Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art

| October 27, 2014

Jan Stuart returns to Sackler -Freer Galleries as head curator of Chinese.Jan Stuart is leaving her position as  Keeper of Asia at the British Museum to resume her previous tenure at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institute. She begins work on November 3rd.  The position has been recently named the Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art thanks to […]

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LA MOCA Hosts Hello Kitty Con; Japanese American Museum Holds Hello Kitty Retrospective

| October 25, 2014

Hello Kitty MOCAHello Kitty is turning 40 and two of America’s most respected museums are taking it seriously. Los Angeles’ Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Hello Kitty Con. Meanwhile, the Japanese American National Museum has a Hello Kitty retrospective in full swing. Hello Kitty Con, in association with Sanrio Co., Ltd., the Japanese company that owns Hello […]

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New Discovery in Jerusalem: Emperor Hadrian Commemorative Stone

| October 22, 2014

Hadrian StoneA 2,000 year old commerative stone with a six-line inscription dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian was unveiled in Jerusalem on Tuesday.   The white limestone stone measures three feet by five feet and weighs a ton. It was found near the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel’s Antiquity Authority (IAA) called it “one […]

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