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Metropolitan Museum to Close Temporarily Starting March 13
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Metropolitan Museum to Close Temporarily Starting March 13

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it will temporarily close all three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—starting tomorrow, March 13, to support New York City's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Museum will undertake a thorough cleaning and plans to announce next steps early next week.

Art Brussels Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Art Brussels Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition

Due to the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19, the growing concern over public health and the resulting force majeure event, Art Brussels - with the agreement of their international gallery committee - has decided to cancel the April edition of the fair and reschedule the dates. Art Brussels 2020 will now take place from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June 2020.

Riley's October 5 Leads Sotheby's Made in Britain
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Riley's October 5 Leads Sotheby's Made in Britain

BRIDGET RILEY b.1931 OCTOBER 5, REVISION OF AUGUST 11.

The Musée du Louvre Closed Until Further Notice
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020

The Musée du Louvre Closed Until Further Notice

In accordance with directives issued by the French government, the Musée du Louvre and the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix closed at 6 p.m. this Friday, March 13, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice.

Art Brussels Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition
Article date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Art Brussels Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition

Due to the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19, the growing concern over public health and the resulting force majeure event, Art Brussels - with the agreement of their international gallery committee - has decided to cancel the April edition of the fair and reschedule the dates. Art Brussels 2020 will now take place from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June 2020.

Alfredo Jaar Wins Hasselblad Award 2020
Article date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Alfredo Jaar Wins Hasselblad Award 2020

The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce that Alfredo Jaar is the recipient of the 2020 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for the sum of SEK 1,000,000 (approx. USD 100,000). Alfredo Jaar is the 40th winner of the Hasselblad Award. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on October 19, 2020. The following day, October 20, an exhibition of Alfredo Jaar’s work will open at the Hasselblad Center.

Emma Talbot wins the 8th Edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women
Article date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Emma Talbot wins the 8th Edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti announced Emma Talbot as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. This prize supports UK-based female artists who have not previously had a major solo exhibition. Awarded in alternate years since 2005, it is the only visual art prize of its kind in the UK.

TEFAF Maastricht 2020 to Close Earlier due to Coronavirus
Article date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht 2020 to Close Earlier due to Coronavirus

TEFAF Maastricht 2020 will close earlier than planned, at 7pm today (March 11). Event organisers shortened its run in the face of concerns over coronavirus.

French Culture Minister Franck Riester has Tested Positive for the Coronavirus
Article date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

French Culture Minister Franck Riester has Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

French Culture Minister Franck Riester has tested positive for the coronavirus, along with several other French officials, but he is currently “feeling well” and resting at his home.

Vatican Сloses Museums, Beefs up Measures to Stop Virus Spread
Article date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Vatican Сloses Museums, Beefs up Measures to Stop Virus Spread

The Vatican has instituted new measures and closures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to urging employees to work from home if possible and providing family leave for workers with minors at home due to school closures, Pope Francis also was making some events - normally held outdoors with large crowds - closed to visitors, filmed indoors and broadcast online.

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