Capital Life: What’s Happening in the Canberra Art Scene from August 28, 2021 | The Canberra Times

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The street theater’s production of Twenty Minutes with the Devil has been scheduled for the 6th-14th. November 2021. The Meet the Makers event will be after the show on November 14, and the panel discussion, The Crisis of Justice in the Modern World, will be on November 11 at. 18.15. thestreet.org.au. Due to the pandemic, the Capital Film Festival had to be postponed. The festival, co-sponsored by The Canberra Times, has been scheduled to be held at Dendy Canberra from 20-31. October, if Covid restrictions allow. Among the films is Swan Song, in which an elderly gay hairdresser (played by Udo Kier) is asked to do hair and makeup for a deceased former client before her funeral. More information: capitalfilmfestival.com.au. What would have been the 24th Canberra International Film Festival, which was due to start on October 22, has had to be canceled for another year due to COVID-19. It will take place in 2022 whenever possible. More information: ciff.com.au. As Canberra is still on lockdown, here are virtual exhibits from around the world. joyofmuseums.com is a website with links to many art institutions around the world that are accessible from their main page. The focus here is on museums and galleries with works of art online with supplementary information. The British Museum, established in 1753, this institution has more than eight million objects from around the world that go back thousands of years. Among the works of art is Katshusika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The National Gallery, London The gallery was founded in 1824 and has more than 2300 pieces from the 13th century to the 20th century with a focus on European and British art. Titians Venus and Adonis, Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks and Rembrandt’s self-portrait at the age of 63 are among them. Tate Britain Founded in 1897, this gallery is the oldest in the Tate network of British galleries. Included in the extensive collection of British art are works by JMW Turner. Art Institute of Chicago This museum has more than 300,000 works, including Grant Woods American Gothic, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s At the Moulin Rouge and Georges Seurats A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte. The Met More formally The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this institution in New York has millions of pieces in its collection. Among the well-known works of art that can be seen online are Vincent van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses and Emanuel Lutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) This gallery in New York features Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie in his extensive art collection. The Louvre Paris Museum has much more than its most famous work, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, including Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo. Musee d’Orsay Another Paris institution, this has a rich selection of long popular impressionist art. Among the works in the collection – some of which were seen in Canberra a few years ago – are Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone and James Whistler’s arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 (more popularly known as Whistler’s mother). Prado Museum Spain’s National Gallery has works spanning hundreds of years, among them Saturn swallows its son by Francisco Goya.

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