Art & Culture



Modern art light shines at Gucci museum in Florence

The new Gucci Museum in Florence opened its latest show this month — a selection of US artist Cindy Sherman’s early works — in a setting where mediaeval architecture meets fashion



Iraq virtuoso to return to troubled homeland

A former Iraqi soldier and prisoner who brought one of the world’s oldest stringed instruments back into the spotlight is set to end his exile and take his haunting songs back home.



Islamic cultural capital lines up year-long féte

Muslims all over the world are happy over the selection of Madinah, which is also known as the city of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as the Islamic cultural capital for 2013.



A long Ethiopia-to-Chile walk: Connecting tissues of cultures

ON the eve of an unimaginably long walk — one that starts in Africa, winds through the Middle East, across Asia, hops over to Alaska, goes down the western United States, then Central and Sou



'Lincoln' gets leading 12 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS: US presidential drama “Lincoln” led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world’s top film honors.



Taiwanese linguist races to save dying language

DAKANUA, Taiwan: Her eyes lit bright with concentration, Taiwanese linguist Sung Li-may leans in expectantly as one of the planet’s last 10 speakers of the Kanakan



Harrods designer: Middle East interior style is classic, complex

The Middle East’s taste and style in interior design is much more classic and the work is always a lot more intricate and complex than that of Europe, where the style is more linear and refin



Athr Gallery to represent Saudi art at Art Dubai 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, Athr Gallery from Jeddah has been chosen to represent the Saudi art scene at Art Dubai 2013 following a rigorous selection process.



Art show wows Alkhobar enthusiasts

An exhibition of paintings by an Indian artist in the Eastern Province received overwhelming response from the Saudi and expatriate communities.



Asir celebrates honey, heritage

JEDDAH: It's that time of the year again when Asir's beekeepers enjoy aplenty the sweet fruits of their labor, quite literally.

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