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Call for Exhibition Proposals: Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, next deadline Oct 15

Call for Exhibition Proposals: Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Submission Guidelines The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (AGGP) welcomes proposals from artists and curators in all media for exhibitions or special projects for the 2017-18 programming year. The gallery presents a diverse program of exhibitions, lectures and meetings with artists, and is involved in the [&hellip

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Major exhibition of 150 paintings and drawings by Raphael opens in Vienna

Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael completes the triumvirate of Italian Renaissance artists. Moreover, the world-famous drawings of this prematurely deceased master (1483–1520) make him one of art history’s great draftsmen. The Albertina Museum is now paying tribute to Raphael with a major exhibition of 150 paintings and drawings. Starting from the Albertina Museum’s own significant holdings and rounded out by the most beautiful and important drawings from prominent museums such as the Uffizi, the Royal Collection of the British Royal Family, the British Museum, the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, and the Ashmolean Museum, this monographic presentation places Raphael’s thinking and conceptual process front and center: featured works range from initial spontaneous artist’s impressions to virtuosic detail studies, compositional studies, and the completed paintings themselves.

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Exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art looks at iconic garments

The Museum of Modern Art is staging an exhibit of iconic clothing and accessories to examine the relationship between fashion and society. On display are 111 high-impact items like Levi’s 501 jeans, the little black dress, the sari, the pearl necklace and even tattoos — all part of the cultural heritage of the West and elsewhere in this century and the 20th. In MoMA’s first exhibit on fashion since 1944, the show features garments that seem timeless, like the Panama hat. But it also includes items from everyday life or those denoting religious affiliation, such as the yarmulke for Jewish men and the headscarf for Muslim women. The exhibit is called “Is Fashion Modern?” It opens Sunday and runs through January 28. It provides a chance to recall how certain garments symbolized what was considered modern in a given period of history.

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Fondation Beyeler opens a major exhibition of the work of Paul Klee

From October 1, 2017, to January 21, 2018, the Fondation Beyeler will be presenting a major exhibition of the work of Paul Klee, one of the most important painters of the twentieth century. The exhibition undertakes the first-ever detailed exploration of Kleeʼs relationship to abstraction, one of the central achievements of modern art. Paul Klee was one of the many European artists who took up the challenge of abstraction. Throughout his oeuvre, from his early beginnings to his late period, we find examples of the renunciation of the figurative and the emergence of abstract pictorial worlds. Nature, architecture, music and written signs are the main recurring themes. The exhibition, comprising 110 works from twelve countries, brings this hitherto neglected aspect of Kleeʼs work into focus. The exhibition is organized as a retrospective, presenting the groups of works that illustrate the main stages in Klee&#7

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Arab World Institute exhibits rare works from Christian communities of the Arab world

It is in Palestine that the Gospels place the preaching of Christ, and it is between the Mediterranean and the Euphrates, along the Nile, and on the banks of the Bosporus, that the new religion developed and set down roots before spreading. Today, in spite of all of the vicissitudes of ancient and contemporary history, Christians in the Middle East are not residual traces of a defunct past, but real stakeholders in an Arab world the construction of which they contributed to enormously. It is to tell their particular histories as full-fledged components of the countries in which they live (Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine) that the Arab World Institute, in coproduction with the MuBA Eugène Leroy, the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tourcoing, presents, until 14 January 2018, this major exhibition. Developed in close association with representatives of numerous communities, with the help of Oeuvre d’Orient, the ex

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