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Sculptures by Kan Yasuda To Debut in US

| April 12, 2014

St Louis Public Park sculptureThe first U.S. exhibition of sculptures by Kan Yasuda will run May 6 to June 27 in New York at Eykyn Maclean gallery. A child of post-World War II Japan, Yasuda (b. 1945) deftly merges the cultural traditions of East and West. Working in an abstract mode, using smooth surfaces and rounded forms reminiscent of Brancusi and Arp, […]

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Shigeru Ban Takes Pritzker Architecture Prize

| April 12, 2014

BanShigeru Ban, who is well known for the temporary housing he creates for victims of natural disasters and refugees from violence, will collect the venerable Pritzker Price for Acrhitecture in Amsterdam in June. The prize, a bronze medallion accompanied by a  $100,000 grant,  honors the Ban’s creativity overall and elevates to a new level his use […]

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Gianguan Auctions To Open in Singapore & Other Countries

| April 12, 2014

Kwong Lum in for  new galleriesGianguan Auctions New York announces its expansion with the opening of a new operating company in Singapore. Mr. Richard Tan, an eminently respected specialist in the field of security, takes on the position of Managing Director of Gianguan Auctions New York (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Concurrently, the auction gallery is also opening sales office in England, Poland, […]

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Joanne T. Chou Named CFO of Asian Art Museum

| April 8, 2014

Asian Art MuseumJoanne T. Chou has been named chief financial officer of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. She will assume her new role in May. Chou comes to the museum after 20 years experience. She most recently was   chief financial officer for San Francisco-based Room to Read, an award-winning international nonprofit aimed at improving literacy and gender […]

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Persian Culture & Art: Part 2

| April 8, 2014

Shahpur 1 iconIn light of the growing wave of interest in Iranian art, we continue a brief history of the culture and art of Persia.  Sasanian Dynasty – 224 A.D – 642 A.D. 224  – Ardeshir I founds Sasanian Dynasty, reviving Persian culture and Zorastrianism. Trade with Romans and Chinese is allowed. Excavations in china unearth gold […]

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Persian Culture & Art: Part 1

| April 6, 2014

Persian milestonesIn light of the current and coming exhibitions of Persian historic and Iranian contemporary art, the editors offer you a short series on the history of Persia.   Predynastic Era: 8000 BC – 500 BC 8000 BC: The Agricultural Revolution. The Iranian plateau becomes the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations. 5000 BC: The […]

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Indian Jewels That Enchant The World Opens in Moscow

| April 4, 2014

Jewels of IndiaThe jewels and gemstones of India have long amazed the world.  Now an exhibition  explores their history in context with heritage and design,  artistic sensibility and craftsmanship. India:Jewels that Enchanted the World may well be the seminal exhibit of the subject. It opens  on April 12th at the State Museums of Moscow Kremlin. On view are more […]

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Asian Art Museum & National Palace Museum of Taipei To Collaborate On Two Exhibitions

| April 2, 2014

Memorandum of AgreementIn an historic meeting, Ms. Fung Ming-chu,  director of the National Palace Museum of Taipei,  and Dr. Jay Xu, Asian Art Museum director,  signed a memorandum of understanding that formalizes a collaboration between the twomuseums for two exhibitions. The first, featuring items from the the collection prestigious National Palace Museum in Taipei, will open in 2016 […]

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Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World Opens in Dallas

| March 29, 2014

Islamic artNur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World makes its only North American appearance at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the use and meaning of light as a unifying motif in Islamic art and science worldwide.  It includes works that span Spain to Central Asia from the 9th through 20th centuries. Coming […]

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George Nakashima, Japanese Living Treasure, In Dialog With Contemporary Art

| March 28, 2014

American Arts & CraftsGeorge Nakashima, the mid-2th C. Japanese-American architect and furniture designer who is also known as the father of the American craft movement is again making headlines. The latest exhibition to cast him in the role of innovator is ”George Nakashima: In Conversation.”  The exhibition,  a collaboration between UNTITLED of NYC and Moderne Gallery in Philadelphia, takes […]

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