It was an honour to be asked by the British Council's Director of Arts in China, Rehana Mughal to participate in the discussion about the future of museums on IMD. I was joined by Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museums and Helen Jones of the Science Museum Group. The event was broadcast by Sina Weibo [...]
Museum Barberini had an inauspicious opening date - 20 January 2017 - the same day as Donald Trump's inauguration. The Museum is the creation of German software billionaire Hasso Plattner, who financed the refurbishment of what once was the palace of Frederick the Great. The Museum will host rotating temporary exhibitions featuring works from Plattner's private collection along [...]
Where is the High Museum of Art? Many recognise Atlanta as a US city, but don't know exactly where it is or what's there. Atlanta is located in the southern east coast state of Georgia. Its population is majority African American and is the birthplace of Martin Luther King. It's where the headquarters of Coca-Cola and international news [...]
In honour of International Women's Day, I'm posting this 60 Second Tour featuring the works of the Blue Rider Group (Der Blaue Reiter). Those who have an art history degree will associate this group, formed in 1909, with expressionist artists Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. However, female artist Gabriele Münter was also a founder. She [...]
The Renwick Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. After a period of closure for renovation, it has re-opened with an exhibition called WONDER. it future 9 amazing installations by artists who use unusual materials (yarn, tree branches, index cards, tires) to create large-scale, awe-inspiring works of art.
This is a bit of a throwback, but I am really impressed with Mona Hatoum's work. She is an alumnus of University College London (UCL) where I work, but I only discovered this after I became a fan of her art. I suspect few got to see this major exhibition in Doha, Qatar, so I'm [...]
This video presents highlights from Schauwerk Sindelfingen, an art gallery I discovered recently while traveling in south Germany.