Four exhibitions planned prior to the devastating earthquakes grapple with presciently timely themes of loss, healing and transformation.
Artists and cultural organizations have been contributing to the post-disaster relief efforts despite their own needs for support.
The 7.8-magnitude quake has killed at least 2,600 people and destroyed a 2nd-century castle, among other landmarks.
Museums and institutions on the island are opening their doors as collection centers and charging stations, distributing supplies, offering art therapy, and fundraising.
Some galleries suffered severe damage, others turned their spaces into relief centers, and the city’s biggest art fair came under fire for going ahead with its scheduled VIP opening the night of the quake.
For her book Rift/Fault, Marion Belanger investigated landscapes along the San Andreas Fault in California and the Mid-Atlantic Rift in Iceland.
The town clock in the 13th-century bell tower in Amatrice, Italy, is frozen at 3:36 am, the time that Wednesday’s earthquake struck, exacting a death toll that now stands at 241.
To coincide with the one-year anniversary of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal, the Rubin Museum of Art is launching a series of commemorative projects, including an online exhibition that celebrates the unique culture of the region.
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said the country needs about $2 billion for reconstruction and has expressed the hope that all buildings — homes, businesses, and historic sites — will be back up in two years.
The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.
The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country.
A crucial need in any rescue effort — perhaps just as important to saving lives as medical supplies, food, and tents — is an up-to-date map that humanitarian workers can use to more efficiently navigate the rubble.