Museums

Kusama retrospective gives Mexican museum a spot of trouble

The Museo Tamayo has had to add security staff and guides to keep up with the number of visitors

Published online: 19 December 2014

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Private bank opens second Shanghai museum and plans even bigger one in Beijing

Opening show at M21, the city’s new contemporary art museum in former Expo pavilion, attracts interest of China’s censors

Published online: 19 December 2014

Musée des Confluences opens in Lyons, a tribute to city’s great collector

Loans from Paris's Louvre and Musée Guimet on show in vast new museum

Published online: 18 December 2014

Writer and film-maker named first woman chair of London’s National Gallery

Hannah Rothschild has served on the board of trustees since 2009

Published online: 18 December 2014

MoMA talks about race

Show to reunite Jacob Lawrence’s 60-panel work about African American migration North

Published online: 17 December 2014

Barcelona elevates design to a new level

Museu del Disseny brings together city's historic collections

Published online: 17 December 2014

 

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A most beautiful bible

Just in time for Christmas, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosts “The Winchester Bible: a Masterpiece of Medieval Art” (until 9 March 2015), an exhibition of illuminated pages from the famed medieval bible, which was written by a single scribe and illustrated by a group of painters over the course of 30 years in the 1100s. Commissioned around 1160 by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois, the multi-volume tome is currently on tour while the cathedral at Winchester undergoes renovation. The Metropolitan museum show includes two volumes of the book, and one of the volume’s pages will be turned once a month for the duration of the exhibition. In this clip, the actor John Rhys-Davies, who played Henry of Blois in “Chronicles of Light,” discusses the bible.