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The Week’s Muse: 29 November

29 November 2014

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

The Apollo Awards 2014

The Apollo Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the art world, recognising the Museum Opening, Digital Innovation, Exhibition, Book, Acquisition, Artist and Personality of the Year. Who do you think should win?

Curators pick seven highlights from ‘A Traveler’s Eye’

Stones gathered at Yi River by Charles Lang Freer (1910)

A new exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., looks at depictions of travel in Asia. We asked the seven curators to introduce their highlights, which range from a Hokusai print to a collection of rocks.

Anri Sala wins the Vincent Award

Anri Sala. Installation at Gemeentemuseum for 'The Vincent Awards 2014'.

Photo: Daniel Nicolas

French-Albanian artist Anri Sala was named the winner of this year’s Vincent Award at a ceremony in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. The judges praised the artist’s ‘poetic and at the same time conceptual work’, which is currently on show at the museum.

A gallery of mysteries in Phoenix

Two-sided Academic Drawing: recto, Recumbent Male Nude with a Club; verso, Study for a Standing Male Figure (Saint John the Baptist?) (1725), unknown © Phoenix Art Museum. All rights reservedA fascinating new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum consists entirely of works by unidentified artists. Perhaps one day their mysteries will be solved, but if not, does it really matter in terms of appreciating the display?