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Winnipeg Stages Public Art

Plug In’s “Stages: Drawing the Curtain,” which runs Aug. 18 to Sept. 4 in Winnipeg, moves contemporary art out of the white cube of the gallery and into public space.

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Willem de Kooning's 'Woman-Ochre' returns to University of Arizona Museum of Art

Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” stolen the day after Thanksgiving in 1985, has been returned to the University of Arizona Museum of Art by a good Samaritan from New Mexico. Preliminary authentication confirms it is the famous painting. The painting was cut out of its frame in a UAMA gallery by a man and a woman who followed a museum staff member inside at approximately 9 a.m. on Nov. 29, 1985. The woman distracted the security guard while the man went upstairs and cut “Woman-Ochre” from its frame with a sharp blade. The two hurried out of the museum and never returned. The heist took no more than 15 minutes. The painting recently was purchased at an estate sale by David Van Auker, owner of Manzanita Ridge Furniture & Antiques in Silver City, New Mexico. The next morning, he put the painting on display in his store and quickly began receiving several comments about how it appeared to be an original work by de Kooning. Va

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Int’l Call for Entries: FotoFilmic Solo Exhibition Award, closes Aug 31

FOTOFILMIC//SOLO EXHIBITION AWARD Deadline for entries: August 31, 2017 Application fee: $75 USD Open to all film & analogue photographers 18+ years of age worldwide Now over 5 years into existence, and after crafting numerous original touring workshops & international presentation programs solely focused on rethinking and fostering film-based and analogue photographic practices in today’s [&hellip

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Five masterpieces on three continents to be united for the first time ever on Facebook

In 1888/9 in Arles in the South of France, Vincent van Gogh painted several versions of one of the most famous paintings ever made – his Sunflowers. Today five Sunflowers paintings are located in museums across the globe and have never been united. Until now that is. On 14 August 2017, in a world first, all those Sunflowers will come together in a ‘virtual exhibition’ bringing the paintings together in a way the artist could never have imagined. Over 95-minutes on that evening, The National Gallery (London), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Neue Pinakothek (Munich) and the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (Tokyo) will link up in a unique and unprecedented global collaboration to explore the Sunflowers series, live on Facebook. Starting at 5.50pm (UK time) in London, there will be a consecutive relay of five, 15-minute Facebook Live broadcasts. Each will take place in front of a different Sunflowers painting, all will celebra

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