News: Museum exhibitions

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    ‘Majestic African Textiles’ in Indiana until March 2014

    A stunning exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art features more than 60 pieces of antique textile art from North and Sub-Saharan Africa from the museum’s diverse collection of African textiles, one of the most comprehensive in the USA.

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    An Ottoman Tent in Wawel Royal Castle

    The 17th-century Turkish tent on display at the Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow, is the largest of its kind in Poland, and is one of the most valuable historical mementoes in the Wawel collection and indeed all of Europe.

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    Fabulous textiles on show in Cleveland

    On 30 June 2013, The Cleveland Museum of Art opened its new North Wing galleries with an inaugural exhibition ‘Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250-1900’, which reveals the museum’s exceptional oriental textiles collection to the world for the first time in almost a decade

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    LACMA acquires rare Balinese painting

    The LACMA has acquired an exceptional Balinese painting depicting The Temptation of Arjuna, from the estate of renowned Indian art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy.

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    ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ enchants Japan

    ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’, one of the most splendid European artworks of the Middle Ages, has left Paris for Japan until October 2013 – the first time the tapestry cycle has been out of Paris since 1973.

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    Quai Branly launches Philippines art

    Paris’s Quai Branly museum has a good track record of bringing the art of little-known cultures to the attention of worldwide audiences. The Philippines can hardly been described as ‘little-known’, of course, but – unbelievably, until now – its art and culture have not been the subject of any specialist exhibitions.

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