August 29, 2014: Ai Weiwei’s Largest UK Retrospective Set For Blenheim Palace and Last Days to Catch Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim

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Aug 29, 2014 4:43PM


Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” closes at the Guggenheim Museum on September 1st.

Today’s Notable News

Egyptian authorities who discovered 246 pieces of jewelry from the Muhammed Ali dynasty in a safety deposit box will be putting the jewels on display at the Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria. (via The Art Newspaper)

Art historian and curator Jean Sutherland Boggs has passed away at the age of 92. She worked as a curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and later became the director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (via Artforum)

Philanthropists Dan and his late wife Merrie Boone have given $2.5 million to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art to be used for folk art initiatives. (via ArtInfo)

The Blenheim Art Foundation announced that it will host Ai Weiwei’s largest UK retrospective to date at the Blenheim Palace on October 1st. (via The Art Newspaper)

Artists participating in the 31st São Paulo Biennial have signed an open letter requesting organizers return funds sponsored by Israel. (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

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Good Reads

World’s irst Arctic arts festival to open for one year in northern Norway” (via The Guardian)

From Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man is Transforming His Life” (via The Huffington Post)

Artist of the Day

French old master painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was born on this day in 1780. Known for his figurative painting, Ingres strayed from his colleagues’ interest in depicting battle scenes and is hailed as a painter of romantic masterpieces. His work was heavily focused on line and color, and demonstrated the influence of Orientalism.

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