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A lady looking into a mirror in the soft candlelight, proud, a little pert perhaps, but certainly enigmatic. Few artists have matched the ability of Godefridus Schalcken (Made near Breda 1643 – 16 November 1706 The Hague) to capture such magical moments on canvas so powerfully that they still compel attention three centuries later. In autumn 2015 the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Courboud launched in cooperation with the Dordrechts Museum the first-ever exhibition to survey Schalcken’s oeuvre as a whole, inviting a reassessment of this unique painter and seducing visitors to have a detailed look at the charming and enchanting art of Schalcken. More than eighty loans from public and private collections worldwide are on show, a third of his known painted oeuvre. Lenders include the Leiden Collection, New York, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection, Naples, Uffizi Florence, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Mauritshu

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This autumn at Pallant House Gallery a remarkable collection of lost works by war artist Evelyn Dunbar have gone on show for the first time. Highlights from the artist’s ‘lost studio’, discovered in a Kent attic in 2013, feature alongside other important rediscovered works, reaffirming Dunbar’s position as one of the most significant British figurative artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, a collaboration between Pallant House Gallery and Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, takes place from 3 October 2015 – 14 February 2016. In January 2013, Dunbar’s painting ‘Autumn and the Poet’ (1960) appeared on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, leading Ro Dunbar, a relative of the artist, to explore the extraordinary hoard of over 500 paintings, drawings and studies hidden in the attic of her Kent home. The unrecorded works were identified with the help of the artist’s nephew Christopher

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Looking at Tomorrow: Light and Language from the Panza Collection, 1967–1990 celebrates the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s recent landmark acquisition of immersive light and sound installations and Minimal and Conceptual artworks from the celebrated Panza Collection. The majority of the works on view date from the 1960s and 1970s, decades in which artists across the globe redefined art by expanding its material, spatial, and temporal possibilities. The exhibition also includes a group of works from the 1980s that reveals how a younger generation of artists continued to draw inspiration from this earlier moment. The title of the exhibition comes from Hamish Fulton’s Looking at Tomorrow (Scottish North West Highlands), 1974, a photographic series that records Fulton’s journey by foot across a mountainous region in Scotland. Just as Fulton combines performance,

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King Henry V’s sword formed the centrepiece of a ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey on Thursday to mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of England’s greatest-ever victories. The battle on October 25, 1415 saw a heavily-outnumbered English army — led by Henry — inflict a catastrophic defeat on the French, altering the course of the Hundred Years’ War. Thursday’s celebrations coincided with the 600th anniversary of news of the victory reaching London. William Shakespeare immortalised the battle in 1599 play ‘Henry V’, and his words were read during the service by 90-year-old actor Robert Hardy, who played the king in 1960. The play’s battle speeches have become part of the modern lexicon, including ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends’, ‘we happy few, we band of brothers’,

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Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, an exhibition of masterpieces by celebrated Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916), opens at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, in New York City, on October 17, 2015. The selection of 24 paintings examines the practice of an artist who defied tradition and conventional expectations with his enigmatic artworks, eventually earning recognition as one of Denmark’s greatest artists of the modern era. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Kasper Monrad, chief curator at the Statens Museum for Kunst/National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) in Copenhagen and a leading expert on Danish and European painting of the 19th century. On view through February 27, 2016, the exhibition will be accompanied by a range of public programs for all ages and a new publication. Drawn from SMK’s extensive collection, Painting

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The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant to the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts. The grant will support the complete research, conservation and integration of the Art Center’s John Marin drawings into the AAC collection. 290 drawings and watercolors by American modern artist John Marin (1870-1953) were donated to the Arkansas Arts Center in February of 2014 by the artist’s daughter-in-law, Norma Marin. The earliest drawings in the collection are architectural renderings and drawings of the artist’s native New Jersey and of Philadelphia, where he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The collection then follows Marin through his years in Paris just after the turn of the century and his return to America as a modernist. Many

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Early mammals lived alongside the dinosaurs during the Mesozoic era (252-66 million years ago). They were once thought to be exclusively small nocturnal insect-eaters, but fossil discoveries of the past decade – particularly from China and South America – have shown that they developed diverse adaptations for feeding and locomotion, including gliding, digging, and swimming. To find out when and how rapidly these new body shapes emerged a team led by Oxford University researchers did the first large-scale analysis of skeletal and dental changes in Mesozoic mammals. By calculating evolutionary rates across the entire Mesozoic, they show that mammals underwent a rapid ‘burst’ of evolutionary change that reached its peak around the middle of the Jurassic (200-145 million years ago). The team comprised researchers from Oxford University in the UK and Macquarie University in Australia. A report of the research is published in Curre

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University of Texas at Austin Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the nation. Ostrower, who was selected through a competitive process, holds a joint appointment in the College of Fine Arts and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The six-year study will examine efforts underway with 26 performing arts organizations — in dance, music, opera, theater and multidisciplinary performing arts — to implement strategies for engaging and sustaining new audiences while retaining existing ones. The study will also seek to understand whether and how those efforts have added to the organizations’ earnings. Both the study and the audience-building projects are part of The Wallace Foundation’s Building Audienc

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Boston-based artist Ethan Murrow has created Seastead, a new installation of the sprawling Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. In this monumental piece Seastead, Ethan Murrow responds to the ICA’s waterfront location and the surrounding changing landscape. Murrow enlivened the Fineberg Art Wall by drawing directly on the wall with permanent Sharpie markers. The installation features a round oculus piercing through a dark wall focusing attention on a dramatic scene of a large boat hauling a massive cathedral into an empty sea. The boat is based on American aircraft carriers, the impressive warships that have been central to U.S. military prowess. Perched on its deck is the British St. Paul’s Cathedral, the towering church that was built after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and survived the Blitz of World War II. Murrow joins together these two structures in an imaginative and

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The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant to the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts. The grant will support the complete research, conservation and integration of the Art Center’s John Marin drawings into the AAC collection. 290 drawings and watercolors by American modern artist John Marin (1870-1953) were donated to the Arkansas Arts Center in February of 2014 by the artist’s daughter-in-law, Norma Marin. The earliest drawings in the collection are architectural renderings and drawings of the artist’s native New Jersey and of Philadelphia, where he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The collection then follows Marin through his years in Paris just after the turn of the century and his return to America as a modernist. Many of these works have never been exhibited and are largely unknown to both scholars and the public.

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