Culture

Biodegradable grass fresco in Geneva marks U.N.’s 75th anniversary

Biodegradable grass fresco in Geneva marks U.N.’s 75th anniversary

Published 26/06/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - A French artist has painted a large biodegradable fresco on the lawn of the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva, marking Friday’s [more…]

Louvre Museum prepares to reopen, minus the Mona Lisa melee

Louvre Museum prepares to reopen, minus the Mona Lisa melee

Published 24/06/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Louvre Museum is getting ready to reopen almost four months after COVID-19 forced it to close, but visitors will find one [more…]

Paris’s Orsay museum reopens to smaller crowds with eye on finances

Paris’s Orsay museum reopens to smaller crowds with eye on finances

Published 23/06/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - The Musee d’Orsay in Paris, home of the French Impressionists, reopened to the public on Tuesday, three months after being forced to [more…]

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, dies aged 55

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, dies aged 55

Published 19/06/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafon, whose book “The Shadow of the Wind” sold more than 15 million copies, has died of cancer [more…]

Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope

Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope

Published 18/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boarded-up shops, a depressing sight for New Yorkers after looters infiltrated anti-racism marches in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, are being transformed [more…]

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

Published 18/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is urging writers, dancers, poets and other artists to help make the names of abusive police officers as [more…]

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

Published 14/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White [more…]

Afghan artists paint mural on blast wall in tribute to George Floyd

Afghan artists paint mural on blast wall in tribute to George Floyd

Published 11/06/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - A group of artists climbed ladders up one of the many blast walls snaking through the Afghan capital Kabul this week to [more…]

Coronavirus poses existential threat to some of world’s museums: UNESCO

Coronavirus poses existential threat to some of world’s museums: UNESCO

Published 11/06/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - The coronavirus lockdowns have hit the world’s museums very hard and more than 10 percent may never reopen while others will have [more…]

Banksy mural stolen from Bataclan theater found in Italian farmhouse

Banksy mural stolen from Bataclan theater found in Italian farmhouse

Published 11/06/2020

ROME (Reuters) - A mural by secretive British street artist Banksy stolen from the Bataclan theater in Paris, where Islamist gunmen killed 90 people in [more…]