Louvre Abu Dhabi will open the inaugural edition of its new annual contemporary art exhibition, ‘Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021,’ on Thursday, November 18, showcasing artworks by the seven shortlisted artists for the first ‘Richard Mille Art Prize’.
Iranian calligraphers are displaying their work along with Turkish artists at an exhibition of a handwritten manuscript of the Islamic holy book, Qur’an, and a calligraphy art fair being held in Turkish capital Ankara.
The art collectors Julius and Semaya Franziska Davidsohn became victims of a major Nazi art theft by the Gestapo on a fateful day in Munich in the fall of 1938. The childless couple were arrested and taken to a concentration camp and their possessions were seized. But today, the Davidsohns’ heirs gathered in the southern German city to receive nine works of art stolen from their ancestors more than 80 years ago. The paintings, casts, and engravings had been held by three of Munich’s state museums until new research revealed the artworks’ dark history.