Post image for Once More, Britain Refuses to Return the Elgin Marbles

In 2013, UNESCO asked the British Museum to let it mediate a deal between it and the government of Greece, which has been calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles with ever-growing fervor for the past 30 years.

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Post image for The Swinging Sixties’ Grooviest Art Dealer: In London, Remembering Robert Fraser

LONDON — Looking back at history, one encounters certain individuals who reflect the changing attitudes, social values, or cultural trends of their times, while certain others seem to define and embody them; they’re the ones who become the symbols of the spirit of an age.

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Post image for A Portable Museum Makes Art on the Go

LONDON — Dr. Brad Butler, radical filmmaker, contemporary artist, and international traveller, is bantering with the down-to-earth staff of a bustling London café.

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Post image for In London, Mounting 50 Shows in 50 Weeks (Again)

LONDON — In 2000 Mark Francis and Jay Jopling curated an experimental exhibition project with a simple formula: one exhibition per week for 50 weeks.

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Post image for Conjuring Art Between Magic and Outer Space

MEXICO CITY — Last year, London-based polymath Nahum became the first artist recognized by the International Astronautical Federation as a young leader in space exploration.

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In Brief

Wanna Work for Damien Hirst?

by Benjamin Sutton on March 11, 2015

Post image for Wanna Work for Damien Hirst?

Are you a photorealist painter? Are you looking for a full-time job? Are you based in (or willing to move to) London or Devon?

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Post image for Bedlam’s New Museum Looks Beyond Madness

The name Bedlam is so evocative of chaos and madness, the real history of one of the world’s oldest institutions for the treatment of mental illness often gets detached from its public presence.

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Post image for A Century After Being Cast into the River Thames, a Celebrated Typeface Reemerges

Nearly a century after all 2,600 pounds of it were cast into the murky water of London’s River Thames, what remains of the lost Doves Press type has been recovered by divers.

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Post image for Painting as Protest on Mexico’s Walls

In the 1920s and ’30s, Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco painted murals that powerfully illustrated the issues of their day. Today, street artists rule the nation’s walls.

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Post image for A Blue Whale Dethrones a Dinosaur as Natural History Museums Embrace Their Research Side

Museum displays are constantly in flux, as institutions choose what identity they want to present to the public.

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