Tag: Culture

Cultural venues to receive £128 million to improve access to arts and culture

Access to arts and culture in areas with low levels of cultural engagement to be boosted through the £30.8 million Cultural Development Fund Local library services to be improved with £20.5 million Libraries Improvement Fund Urgent museum maintenance and infrastructure works to be funded through £63.3 million Museum Estate Development Fund Cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries are to benefit from up ...

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German Culture Minister Sides with Documenta in Anti-Semitism Row – ARTnews.com

In an interview with the press agency dpa this week, German cultural minister Claudia Roth defended the famed quinquennial Documenta, which is currently facing allegations of anti-Semitism from Jewish advocacy groups. Documenta first came under scrutiny in January, when the group Alliance Against Anti-Semitism Kassel accused the quinquennial of “involvement of anti-Israeli activists,” referring to the Palestinian roots of two artists in this year’s ...

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Derricks Adams to Create Archive Focused on Black Culture in Baltimore – ARTnews.com

Artist Derrick Adams has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to develop an archive that aims to document the activities of Black artists and creatives in Baltimore. The archive aims to catalogue records and materials related to the work of past and current Baltimore-area creatives, as well as other figures spanning science and sports. In ...

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For this international MUN student, Inuit art exhibit is a chance to unlearn and relearn region’s culture

I recently went to The Rooms in St. John's, to see a new exhibition I had been looking forward to viewing, called Helping Hands: 30 Years at Kinngait Studios. Master printmaker William Ritchie kept a copy of every print he worked on at the studio in Nunavut. His donation of nearly 400 prints — by dozens of Inuit artists — is one of the largest and most significant ever made ...

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Timmins news: Indigenous artist workshop Northern College teach culture painting

Northern College's Indigenous Services Department hosted an art lesson for students and staff to learn more about Indigenous art and culture.  Local artist Justice Sutherland guided the participants through the painting of a turtle and a medicine wheel. Sutherland says she turned to art to learn more about her Indigenous roots. “My grandfather who was from Fort Albany-- he unfortunately passed ...

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“A Movement in Every Direction” Explores How the Great Migration’s Continuing Influence on American Life and Culture – ARTnews.com

In the years between the start of the 20th century and the mid-1970s, more than six million African Americans left the rural South in what is known as the Great Migration. Forced from their homes by limited economic opportunities and legalized segregation, they settled primarily in towns and cities in the North and West, creating a new Black urban culture. At the Mississippi Museum ...

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High Art Debuts The First Annual “Our Angeles” Art Show Bringing Together Leaders in Art, Community and Culture Curated by Enkrypt Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--High Art, an innovative collaboration of philanthropists and entrepreneurs founded to showcase upcoming artists and businesses, announced today its first annual “Our Angeles” art show. The unique exhibit created for Angelenos by Angelenos will run from Saturday, March 19, 2022 through Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Art Share L.A. in Downtown, Los Angeles. To commemorate the launch, an Opening Ceremony Party bringing ...

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Government Policy in the U.K. Is Stoking a ‘Culture War.’ Will It Undermine the Country’s World-Leading Museums?

As an actual war continues to take a devastating human toll in Europe, the United Kingdom’s cultural institutions are facing their own insidious “culture war” with different stakes—ones that could have a devastating impact on artistic expression and museum autonomy. This January, four protesters in Bristol were acquitted for their role in toppling a controversial statue of the British slaver and philanthropist Edward Colston ...

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Women create street art for Bradford’s City of Culture bid

THREE women from an artists collective created colourful street art in preparation for Bradford's 2025 City of Culture bid. With Bradford being shortlisted for the 2025 City of Culture, as part of this, a local group of artists called the Armchair Artists Collective were commissioned to paint three bollards near the Post Office at Windhill near Shipley. Three women from the collective took on this task on International Women’s Day last week. ...

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Art Industry News: UNESCO Warns of ‘Unprecedented Crisis’ as the Culture Sector Loses 10 Million Jobs + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday, February 9. NEED-TO-READ MFA Boston Repatriates Antiquities to Mali – The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will transfer ownership of two Djenné antiquities to the Republic of Mali that are believed to have been ...

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