Cultural History

News
Smithsonian Institution

‘Estamos unidos’: proposal for a new Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino awaits Senate consideration

After passage in the House, planners try to line up support for an institution that would fill in an incomplete US narrative

Review
Book Shorts

Hidden daily lives of Hasidic Jews in Jerusalem are captured in marvellous book of photographs

Photographer was given privileged access to document scenes and to make portraits among the people of this conservative group

Podcast

Special: Fireworks! Picturing pyrotechnics with professor Simon Werrett

In honour of Bonfire Night in the UK this podcast looks at how artists—from Whistler to Cai Guo-Qiang—have captured fireworks

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Exhibitions

Statens Museum for Kunst assesses how Northern Europeans interpreted Japan

Japanomania returns once more to Copenhagen as the exhibition looks at how Nordic artists used Japanese art in their own work

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Museums

Art gallery lands at Warsaw airport

The city’s Zacheta National Gallery and the National Museum joined forces to create it

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Museums

Communist museum for Warsaw

It will include displays of photographs and posters, pieces of barbed wire, tools and clothes from the Gulags