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NYC exhibition: 4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner

U.S. News

Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City. "Turner's Whaling Pictures" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens May 10 and runs through Aug. 7 The paintings were created toward the end of the artist's career. Seascapes and other marine subjects were among Turner's favorite subjects. The whaling paintings were exhibited in pairs at the Royal Academy in London in 1845 and 1846. One of the paintings at the Met comes from its own collection.


Björk's VR exhibition is coming to Los Angeles

Engadget

Björk kicked off the exhibition's tour last year in Sydney, Australia. In an announcement on Facebook at the time, she explained why she chose to adapt Vulnicura in VR. "I feel the chronological narrative of the album is ideal for the private circus virtual reality is," she wrote. "A theatre able to capture the emotional landscape of it." Engadget had a chance review the VR music video for the song "Stonemilker" and came away disappointed. "[It] is neither as strange nor as harrowing as I'd hoped it would be," he wrote.


UK exhibition celebrates the Swinging Sixties

Al Jazeera

The Swinging Sixties is considered the UK's most defining era of the 20th century. Britain's young generation took the Western world by a storm as it pioneered new trends in fashion, music and art. London, called the Capital of Cool, was at the heart of that cultural revolution. A new exhibition at the city's Victoria and Albert Museum is exploring those iconic sights and sounds from 1966 to 1970. "The whole atmosphere was different," Maldwin Drummond, a British author, told Al Jazeera as he fondly remembered that era.


Michelangelo, the turtle, visited a Met exhibition devoted to Michelangelo, the artist

Mashable

Michelangelo the Ninja Turtle stopped by the Met today to take in an exhibition devoted to his namesake, Michelangelo the Renaissance artist.


VIDEO: Hirst hosts Koons in new exhibition

BBC News

Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst are two of the most famous artists alive. Now, Hirst is hosting an exhibition of Koons' work. It is free, and has just opened at the Newport Street Gallery in London.