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National Museum of Korea 6th most-visited museum globally

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Source: The Korea Herald

The National Museum of Korea in Seoul ranked sixth among museums and art galleries worldwide in terms of its total number of visitors in 2023, according to the UK-based Art Newspaper.

The annual number of visitors in 2023 reached 4,180,285.

The number of visitors to the National Museum of Korea increased by 22.5 percent last year from 3,411,381 a year earlier. This is the largest number of visitors since its opening in 1945.

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Thangka Art Museum by AND Studio is ‘a vibrant manifesto of local culture’

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Source: Stirworld

Set against the imposing, jagged faces of the Himalayas, the white volumes of the Thangka Art Museum feel like they’ve been carved out of the hills. Taking inspiration from the local architecture of Tibet, the cultural centre dedicated to regional art forms was designed by architectural practice AND Studio to celebrate and disseminate local culture, while becoming a vital public space for the community. As the architects elaborate on the conceptual underpinnings of the project, “We wanted to reconcile modernity and tradition. [To this end], we embarked on a journey of initiation to learn about and understand Thangka art and local architecture, particularly in terms of its volumetric composition.” The structure, made up of multiple volumes instead of a single mass, draws on the form of the Potala Palace, which has been the winter residence of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century.

Read more: https://www.stirworld.com/see-features-thangka-art-museum-by-and-studio-is-a-vibrant-manifesto-of-local-culture

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Wright Museum art exhibition ‘Double ID’ highlights struggles of Black men

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Source: Aoi.

The struggles of Black men throughout history and culture are examined in a major art exhibition in Detroit.

“Double ID,” a powerful exhibition bringing together 54 works from the private collection of acclaimed actress and renowned art collector CCH Pounder, is on display through Oct. 20 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The show focuses on depictions of Black men through the lens of W.E.B. Du Bois’ theory of “double consciousness.”

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2024/07/08/wright-museum-art-exhibition-double-id-cch-pounder/73588999007/

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National Art Museum opens exhibition dedicated to country’s first female painter [PHOTOS]

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The National Art Museum has opened an exhibition themed “Vajia Samadova-100: Pages of the Artist’s Life”, Azernews reports.

The exhibition was timed to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding artist, Honoured Artist Vajia Samadova (1924–1965).

The museum director, Honoured Cultural Worker Shirin Malikova, Vice-Rector of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts, People’s Artist Salhab Mammadov, and grandson of Vajia Samadova Agshin Feyzullayev, spoke at the event about the life and work of the master of the brush, the country’s first female painter.

Read more: https://www.azernews.az/culture/227788.html

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