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This Week’s Muse: 28 March

28 March 2015

A round-up of recent news and comment from The Muse Room

High Steaks for the Museum of London

The Museum of London has announced plans to relocate to Smithfield General Market by 2021. Promising news, wrote Thomas Marks, for both the museum and the historic fabric of the old meat market.


All About Drawing in Paris and London

(detail) Giambattista Tiepolo.Salon du Dessin opened in Paris this week, with exceptional works on offer at the Palais de la Bourse and a wide range of satellite events. In London, the Drawing Biennial continues to draw new audiences to contemporary drawing.

Education in Museums in the Spotlight

A still from Frederick Wiseman’s film National Gallery (2014). Image: © Frederick Wiseman Courtesy Zipporah Films/Soda Pictures/Doc & Film

In an essay for the April issue of Apollo, Ben Street surveys the broad range of approaches to learning in museums today. Are some too prescriptive? And how do they relate to the study of art history?


Fresh Perspectives on Moore, Basquiat and Benglis

(2003/2005), Lynda Benglis.

An exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park shows a different side of Henry Moore; Basquiat is transposed to Ontario from New York; and Lynda Benglis finally gets her due in the UK.

 

 

 

Asian Art Thriving at the Met

'Shiva seated with Parvati', Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, Thakuri period, 11th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. On view in the Met's new Tibetan galleriesThe Asian Art department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating its centenary with a series of 19 exhibitions this year. ‘We seem to be on a roll’, said Met director Tom Campbell, as he summarised recent gifts and donations to the department.

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