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May 21, 2021

New York City, USA

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Alice Neel Exhibition Continues Through August 1 at The Met

For the first time in twenty years, the works of Alice Neel (1900-1984) are being exhibited by a major museum. Neel, a longtime resident of New York City, was inspired by social justice and humanist principles. She is considered one of the most radical painters of the 20th century. 

April 16, 2021

Washington, DC, USA

The Kreeger Museum has reopened after the pandemic. "Traces" is its newest exhibit.

The new exhibit explores vestiges of the past. Eight artists explore use painting, sculpture, video, sound, and mixed-media to create unusual works of art.

April 16, 2021

Paris, France

Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera

Dudamel will start in August, and plans to continue his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic during his six-season contract in Paris.

April 17, 2021

Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Film about Corrupt Healthcare has been nominated for an Oscar

After a 2015 nightclub fire, the disturbing state of healthcare in Romania came to light. The film "Collective" tells the story. If it wins an Oscar, it will be the first Romanian film in history to earn one.

April 16, 2021

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Serbian Performing Artist Marina Abramovic to release arts series on WeTransfer

Renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic will be releasing a performing arts series this year through WeTransfer, a file-sharing service for creative artists. She will be presenting her method of artistic creation as well as featuring other artists through a separate Guest Curator series.

April 16, 2021

Berlin, Germany

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Berlin is opening a new modern art museum. Gerhard Richter is loaning his Holocaust works.

Richter is loaning over 100 works to the new museum. They include the four-piece Holocaust-inspired work that he says he'll never sell.

April 16, 2021

New York City, USA

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The Future Is Still Uncertain for Broadway

A fall reopening is still uncertain. Some theatres have already pushed it off. Some are struggling, and some won't come back at all.

April 18, 2021

Las Vegas, NV, USA

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Cirque du Soleil is Reviving "O" This Summer

Cirque du Soleil will be back live this summer on the Las Vegas strip with their revival of "O", a spectacular theatrical experience inspired by the "elegance of water".