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UK’s Tate art galleries get first female chief

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country’s best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the appointment of Ma...

Updated : 2017.01.18 18:06

Milan’s Brera protects artworks after humidity system fails

MILAN (AP) - Restorers at Milan’s famous Brera Art Gallery have taken measures to protect the collection after its humidity control system failed during a “once-in-a-decade” dry, cold spell that mo...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:56

Jun Joon-hyuk joins Britain's Royal Ballet, its 1st Korean ballerino

Jun Joon-hyuk will join Britain's Royal Ballet in August, becoming the first Korean ballerino to become a member of the prestigious group of dancers, he said Wednesday."I officially got the offer from...

Updated : 2017.01.11 19:48

France blocks sale of rare Da Vinci ‘Saint Sebastian’

PARIS (AFP) -- France has deemed a newfound Leonardo da Vinci sketch to be a national treasure and now has 30 months to raise 15 million euros ($15.8 million) to purchase it, an auction house said Tue...

Updated : 2017.01.11 17:05

‘A designer’s designer’: NY exhibit showcases Chareau

NEW YORK (AP) -- More than a decade before Philip Johnson designed his iconic Glass House, French designer and architect Pierre Chareau designed the Maison de Verre in 1932 in Paris. It featured one o...

Updated : 2017.01.11 17:03

Koo Hye-sun paints fear, uncertainty in ‘Dark Yellow’

In the art exhibition “Dark Yellow,” actress Koo Hye-sun’s color of choice symbolized the contradictory nature of fearing what had once been a source of inspiration.“My favorite color used to be y...

Updated : 2017.01.06 08:55

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for ‘Guernica’ anniversary

MADRID (AFP) - Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum said Tuesday it would stage a major Pablo Picasso exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of his famed “Guernica” painting, a universal symbol of the crue...

Updated : 2017.01.04 17:01

Performances to look out for in 2017

The New Year means a new season of theater and exhibitions. And with 2016 having come to a close, 2017 promises a new set of unforgettable shows and big-name productions for local theater lovers. Seo...

Updated : 2017.01.01 16:32

Germany says had to cancel show of Iran shah’s art trove

BERLIN (AFP) -- German cultural officials said Tuesday they had to cancel a planned Berlin exhibition of an Iranian treasure trove of Western modern art after Tehran refused to provide an export permit.The show of paintings collected by the wife of Iran’s late shah, featuring masterpieces...

Updated : 2016.12.28 14:52

Heated debate continues over authenticity of ‘Beautiful Woman’

The debate on whether the painting “Beautiful Woman” is a genuine work by late Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja is far from over, despite the prosecutors’ recent conclusion that the piece was Chun’s cr...

Updated : 2016.12.27 23:22

17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

VERONA, Italy (AP) -- Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, who traveled to Kiev to retr...

Updated : 2016.12.22 17:57

French art analysis firm lashes out against Korean prosecution’s report

French image analysis firm Lumiere Technology strongly refuted the Korean prosecution’s announcement that “Beautiful Woman” is an authentic piece by late artist Chun Kyung-ja.“It is deeply disturb...

Updated : 2016.12.21 18:20

'The Bodyguard' musical makes Asia premiere in Seoul

Based on the eponymous 1992 American blockbuster film “The Bodyguard,” the iconic movie-turned-musical has made its Asian premiere in Seoul. A cult classic starring Kevin Costner as Frank Farmer an...

Updated : 2016.12.21 15:03

[Herald Interview] Dutch National Ballet principal to guest star in ‘The Nutcracker’

For many theater lovers, there is no greater holiday tradition than to spend an evening listening to the sounds of Tchaikovsky and watching battling toy soldiers. “The Nutcracker” season is upon us...

Updated : 2016.12.20 15:58

Legacy of Napoleon‘s artistic plunder on show in Rome

ROME (AFP) -- When he was just plain old Bonaparte, the man who was to became Napoleon pillaged works of art from all over Europe with the aim of making the Louvre in Paris a museum for all mankind.No...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:58