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Chapel of the Holy Shroud reopens in Turin

Plus: Stained glass window by David Hockney unveiled at Westminster Abbey | and Rema Hort Mann Foundation announces grant recipients

27 September 2018

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Chapel of the Holy Shroud reopens in Turin | The Chapel of the Holy Shroud was officially reopened to the public today (27 September), 21 years after the building was almost completely destroyed in a fire, the Art Newspaper reports. The baroque chapel was commissioned by the Duke of Savoy to house the Shroud of Turin – the linen in which Christ was believed to have been buried. It was completed in 1694 to the designs of architect Guarino Guarini. The long restoration process, which has cost around €30m, has been led by the architect Marina Feroggio.

Stained glass window by David Hockney unveiled at Westminster Abbey | A new stained glass window, designed by David Hockney on an iPad, has been unveiled at Westminster Abbey, the Guardian reports. The window is located in the north transept of the Abbey, and depicts a rural Yorkshire landscape with hawthorn blossom.

Rema Hort Mann Foundation announces grant recipients | The Rema Hort Mann Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Emerging Artist Grants. The eight grantees will receive an unrestricted reward of $10,000 each; previous winners of the award, which began in 1996, include Kehinde Wiley and Dana Schutz.

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