The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint British-Australian exhibition. Three-dimensional images of six mummies aged between 900BC and 140-180AD from ancient Egypt, which have been held at the British Museum but never physically unwrapped, give an insight into what it was like to live along the Nile river thousands of years ago. "We are revealing details of all their physical remains as well as the embalming material used by the embalmers like never before," the British Museum's physical anthropology curator Daniel Antoine told AFP at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney Thursday. "What we are showing to the public is brand-new discoveries of their insides." Two of the travelling mummies were previously exhibited at the British Museum in 2014, with the other four being revealed to the world for the first time in the Sydney show that opens on Saturday.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents two simultaneous exhibitions of sculptures and works on paper by the late British artist Sir Anthony Caro (1924 â€“ 2013), staged across the galleryâ€™s Chelsea and Madison Avenue locations. On view starting December 8, 2016, this is the artistâ€™s first exhibition in the US since his death in 2013 and his sixth with Mitchell-Innes & Nash, who has exclusively represented Caro in New York for 14 years. The exhibition features work spanning Caroâ€™s sixty-year career and highlights the artistâ€™s fearless and constant innovation throughout his lifetime. In Chelsea, six large-scale steel and Plexiglas sculptures from 2011 through 2013 will be juxtaposed against four colored paintings on paper from the 1950s, on view for the first time in the US. In the Madison Avenue gallery, four steel, bronze, and brass sculptures will be on view alongside a selection of gestural black-and
Making its West Coast debut at SFMOMA, artist William Kentridgeâ€™s The Refusal of Time (2012) is an immersive installation combining synchronized video projections featuring live action, animation and dance, with audio feeds that incorporate music and sound and a central kinetic sculpture called â€śthe elephant,â€ť which breathes a steady rhythm from the center of the gallery. Jointly owned by SFMOMA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the work evokes an embodied history of time while simultaneously expanding our ideas about how we mark its passage. â€śWith this complex and masterful immersive installation we found the perfect match for our longstanding commitment to the artist, which includes significant
The Frick Art & Historical Center is currently presenting the first exhibition in eight years to focus exclusively on its permanent collection. On view through May 14, 2017 at The Frick Art Museum, The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet celebrates the works of fine and decorative art at the heart of the Frick experience. Admission is free. Designed to bring renewed attention to the depth and breadth of the Frickâ€™s collectionâ€”from bachelor purchases by Henry Clay Frick, through his daughter Helenâ€™s work to ensure the creation of The Frick Art Museum and the preservation of Clayton, and to more recent museum acquisitions, The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet features many of the museumâ€™s most significant objects and tells the story of the Frick today and how it has evolved from its founding collections. Accompanying The Frick Collects:
Ninety years after his death, the secrets of the world's greatest escape artist, Harry Houdini, have been unlocked in a recently opened Hungarian museum devoted to the Budapest-born illusionist. Set high in the capital's lofty Castle district, the House of Houdini lifts the veil on the box of tricks used by the famous magician, who lived most of his life in the United States. Amid gleaming chandeliers and old Chesterfield seats, the red-painted rooms showcase handcuffs and padlocks used by Houdini in performances. Visitors can also see props from a recent television production on him such as a box from an illusion where a woman appears to be cut in half. There's even a stage where budding magicians charm visitors with card tricks. "I had an urge to pay tribute to Houdini," said museum owner and fellow escapologist David Merlini who has dedicated