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Bert Watteeuw Announced as New Director of the Rubens House, Antwerp
Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Bert Watteeuw Announced as New Director of the Rubens House, Antwerp

The Rubens House has announced that Bert Watteeuw has been appointed the museum’s new director. Watteeuw is known in international museum circles for his innovative research into Flemish art of the 16th and 17th centuries

Natasja Kensmil Wins 2021 Johannes Vemeer Prize
Article date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Natasja Kensmil Wins 2021 Johannes Vemeer Prize

The Johannes Vermeer Prize 2021 has been awarded to visual artist Natasja Kensmil.

Jan Fabres’ Statue, ‘De Man Die De Wolken Meet’, Removed from Antwerp Arts Centre, De Singel
Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Jan Fabres’ Statue, ‘De Man Die De Wolken Meet’, Removed from Antwerp Arts Centre, De Singel

An image of the leading Flemish artist Jan Fabre has been removed from the roof of the Antwerp arts centre De Singel, for unclear reasons.

Baltimore Museum of Art Receives Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Launch Community Focused Research
Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Baltimore Museum of Art Receives Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Launch Community Focused Research

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced today that it has received $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multi-year research and planning project.

Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Stolen Shield to Czech Republic
Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Stolen Shield to Czech Republic

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute jointly announced today an agreement to return important Italian pageant shield with decoration attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso (Italian, 1497-1544) to the Czech Republic.

Miriam Cahn Wins the 14th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen
Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021

Miriam Cahn Wins the 14th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen

Miriam Cahn will be awarded the 14th Rubens Prize from the City of Siegen in June 2022. Every five years since 1957, the Rubens Prize has been awarded to an artist living in Europe for their complete work focusing on painting and graphic art.

Sung Tieu is the Recipient of the 2021 Frieze Artist Award
Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021

Sung Tieu is the Recipient of the 2021 Frieze Artist Award

Sung Tieu is the recipient of this year's Frieze Artist Award for her work, 'Moving Target Shadow Detection' (2021). Tieu's film will premiere during Frieze Week London in October 2021.

Art World Goes Green to Support WWF Action on Climate Crisis
Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021

Art World Goes Green to Support WWF Action on Climate Crisis

As part of its 60th anniversary programme, WWF has joined forces with curatorial practice Artwise to launch Art For Your World, a new movement to engage the art world in raising funds and awareness needed to combat the climate and nature crises.

Italy Seizes 500 Fake Francis Bacon Works
Article date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Italy Seizes 500 Fake Francis Bacon Works

Italian authorities on Friday said they had seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth around three million euros.

Face to Face with Krijn: The First Dutch Neanderthal Now Has A  Face
Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021

Face to Face with Krijn: The First Dutch Neanderthal Now Has A Face

In 2009 a fragment of the skull of the first Neanderthal in the Netherlands was presented at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities). That Neanderthal now has a face.

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Jessica Rankin's new work for 'Art World Goes Green' initiative in support of WWF action on climate crisis.

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