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Florence museum head defends party rental in Pitti Palace

ROME (AP) -- A wild bachelor’s party at the Pitti Palace art museum in Florence?Nothing of the kind, says museum director Eike Schmidt, who is defending the Renaissance palazzo’s courtyard’s rental...

Updated : 2016.09.25 13:51

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Theater“Mr. Show”: Produced by renowned musical director Kolleen Park, the naughty male striptease “Mr. Show” is returning to the stage this year. The women-only variety show features strapping yo...

Updated : 2016.09.23 14:33

NCCK to open with foreigner-friendly ‘L’Orfeo’

Greek mythologies will mesh with the sounds of modern pansori in the National Changgeuk Company of Korea’s upcoming 2016-2017 season opening production of “L’Orfeo.” Directed by Lee So-young, who ...

Updated : 2016.09.21 17:06

Artday to hold September auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from Sept. 23-27, presenting major works of art by contemporary Korean and international artists.  The art auction will featu...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:06

Abu Dhabi names Louvre outpost director, plans 2017 launch

DUBAI (AP) -- Art lovers will have to wait a bit longer to visit a much-anticipated Mideast outpost of the Louvre, which will be headed by a Frenchman involved in the project for years. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority said Tuesday the branch in the United Arab Emirates capital ...

Updated : 2016.09.21 14:27

Big Bang’s T.O.P to take part in Sotheby’s charity auction

T.O.P of the popular K-pop boy band Big Bang said Monday he feels honored to curate a charity auction by one of the world’s largest brokers of collectibles. “I carefully chose each one of the items ...

Updated : 2016.09.19 17:50

SIDance fest to kick off with Korea-France collaboration

The annual Seoul International Dance Festival will raise its curtains this week, kick-starting 22 days of classical and contemporary dance performances from across the globe.  SIDance 2016 will be he...

Updated : 2016.09.19 17:31

Upcoming performances worth adding to the fall calendar

With the Chuseok holiday behind us, temperatures will soon begin to drop and live performance lovers will flock indoors to enjoy nights of cultural programs. Whether one’s interests lie in dabbling i...

Updated : 2016.09.18 17:58

Van Gogh may have been ‘bi-polar’: researcher

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) -- Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh was possibly bipolar or had a borderline personality, but a combination of factors likely drove him to cut off his ear and commit suicide,...

Updated : 2016.09.18 16:40

Review: ‘Aubergine’ is a rich homage to the power of food

What’s for dinner? How about a rich stew of multi-generational family communication failures, served with a tender side dish of unspoken love spiced with subtle comic seasoning? And for dessert, some acceptance of death topped off with life-affirming epiphanies? The attempt to create a pe...

Updated : 2016.09.13 11:24

‘Ham-ick’ play explores psychological turmoil of female Hamlet

With this year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, theater stages in Seoul have seen their fair share of tribute performances of some of the playwright’s most-beloved masterpieces ...

Updated : 2016.09.13 11:21

Modern meets traditional in Gansong exhibition

A towering piece titled “Between Red” by painter Lee Se-hyun stands at the entrance of the “Old & New” exhibition at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.The striking yet detailed oil on canvas painting po...

Updated : 2016.09.12 17:33

‘Daddy’ of supermodels in focus at new photo expo

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) - In the glitzy, glamorous world of high fashion, photographer Peter Lindbergh is a rarity. The clothes are almost an after-thought, and Vogue magazine once tossed a now iconic picture into the bin.But this modest German, opening his first major international r...

Updated : 2016.09.12 13:54

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Theater   “Mr. Show”: By renowned musical director Kolleen Park, the naughty male striptease show “Mr. Show” is returning to the stage this year. The women-only variety show features strapping y...

Updated : 2016.09.09 15:13

Fall art shows in full swing

A strong lineup of art shows are being offered this fall, more so than other seasons. With two big biennale events -- the Gwangju Biennale and Busan Biennale -- kicking off last week, major Korean mus...

Updated : 2016.09.08 16:59