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Picasso Museum

Picasso museum opens in Paris

ARTBO

Bogota Art Fair ARTBO opens doors

FIAC Paris 2014

One of the most distinguished art fairs in the world takes over the City of Light with exhibitions and cultural activities in the most

ICA MIAMI

ICA Miami opens in Miami just in time for Art Basel Week.

THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS IN BARCELONA

Three interesting productions for the new theater season in Barcelona, “Conversaciones con mamá”,  “Bye Bye Betsy” and  “Entremeses”

ART BASEL PHILANTHROPY

In an effort to facilitate the completion of noncommercial art projects, Art Basel launches a philanthropic call for support of nonprofit art organizations

OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS

Opera National of Paris presents Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio and Puccini’s La Bohéme.

EL GRECO IN USA

Four hundred years after the death of El Greco, the fascinating imagery of the great painter can be enjoyed in the United States with two major exhibitions.

DANCE & FASHION

Designer's footwear, ballet slippers and nearly 100 costumes— both for dancing or dance-inspired—are included in the exhibit of the Museum at FIT in New York.

LONDON THEATRE

"Electra", "East Is East" and "Great Britain" are three of the finest plays soon to be enjoyed in London.

PARIS BIENNALE DE ANTIQUAIRES

Paris Biennale de Antiquaires. One of the most elegant art events in the world takes over the Grand Palais from September 11th to the 21st, 2014.

SAO PAULO BIENNIAL 2014

31st São Paulo Biennial. One of the most relevant art events in the world explores new avenues for the creation of art in a globalized cultural system.

PINTA MIAMI

ARTRIO 2014

HOTEL ST. REGIS SINGAPORE

Works by Botero and Picasso, as well as the top Asian artists are part of the private collection of the luxurious St. Regis Singapore Hotel.

LEE BUL

The spectacular installations by artist Lee Bul as well as her sculptures and drawings are admired not only for their beauty, but because they invite reflection.

POPEYE BY JEFF KOONS

Koons third "Popeye" was sold at auction for more than $28 million. Previously, his "Balloon Dog" had reached a staggering $ 58.4 million. Eccentricity pays.

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

The exhibition "The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters" is a window to Paris at the time of the famous French painter, through his famous posters, prints and illustrations.

SHAKESPEARE IN LONDON

Following Shakespeare's footsteps in today's London.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014: azureazure.com is your definitive guide to the most exciting modern and contemporary art event in the world.

INDIA´S ELEPHANTS

Annette Bonnier brings us close to the lives of these magnificent animals in her new book India’s Elephants.

CLASSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

The International Festival of Classical Theatre in Almagro, Spain, is a unique cultural experience. Plays are represented in unique venues such as plazas and chapels.

Art Basel Review 2014

The 45th iteration of Art Basel closed its doors on Sunday June 22nd to great reviews, record attendance and impressive sales.

ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2014

The legendary Art Basel, the world's most relevant art event, opens its 45th edition featuring renowned curators such as Gianni Jetzer, Florence Derieux, This Brunner y Marc Glöde.

James Ensor

Los Angeles's Getty Museum dedicates and exhibition to Belgian artist James Ensor, a leader of expressionism and surrealism in the 20th century.

Pop Art Myths

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Pop Art Myths, the first exhibition on this subject in Madrid since 1992.

Expressionism without limits

The Los Angeles County Museum, in California, presents the exhibit "Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky".

Burlesque in London

The "burlesque" genre lives moments of splendor, and is the capital of the UK where you can see what many consider the best "burlesque" cabaret in the world.

Jeff Koons

The Whitney Museum presents its first Jeff Koons retrospective. Popular and controversial, Koons is one of today's most influential artists.

Guggenheim Venice

The Palazzo Venier dei Leoni will display works of erotic and religious art, master drawings from the Baroque period as well as Mannerist paintings and surreal fantasies.

Museum Nights

The most important cities in the world open the doors of their museums for a night with a full range of culture, leisure and entertainment.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

With the presence of 245 galleries from 39 countries, Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 consolidates the annual fair as the reference of the art trade in Asia.

London theater

“Wolf Hall”, “Handbagged” and “Blithe Spirit”, staring the legendary Angela Lansbury, are three of the most successful plays on the London stage today.

Zhang Xiaogang

For the opening of its new headquarters in Hong Kong, the Pace Gallery presents "Oil on Paper", oils on paper by the Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang.

Mario Testino

Buenos Aires' Museum of Latin American Art presents a vast exhibition of iconic photographs by Peruvian artist Mario Testino.

Cézanne

"Cézane site/non-site" is the first solo exhibition on the work of Paul Cézanne to be presented in Spain in the last three decades.

ChinaArteBrasil

ChinaArtBrasil in Sao Paulo, a sample of Chinese contemporary art that brings more than 110 works by 62 artists.

The year of El Greco

The Spanish city of Toledo and the Prado Museum will pay tribute to El Greco throughout this year, which marks the 400th anniversary of his death.

Indian Contemporany Art

Indian art has awaken such expectation among Western collectors that has has become one of the most coveted disciplines in the market today.

Theatre in Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spanish theater, one of the most important and interesting cultural destinations in Europe.

EARLY CHINESE ART TREASURES

“Matter and Memory: Early Chinese Art Treasures” is an exhibition of spectacular Chinese antiques displayed next to a large scale landscape.

Defining “cool” through images

What does it mean to be cool? The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery explores the word in its entirety.

Malevich 100 years later

An exhibition at the Tate Museum in London celebrates the legacy of the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, founder of suprematism.

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a retrospective of the life and work of sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

SCOPE 2014

The 14th edition of the international contemporary art fair Scope will take place from March 6th through the 9th. It will showcase 60 galleries from 22 countries.

GARRY WINOGRAND

There are many cities where you can admire the art of Garry Winogrand, a photographer who captured —perhaps like no other— the heartbeat of daily American life.

250th Anniversary of the Hermitage

The Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and oldest in the world, celebrates its 250 years with renovations and expansions at a cost of over 500 million.

Densatil Monastery

Asia Society presents the first ever exhibition to explore the history, artistic production and iconography associated with Densatil, a central Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

MATISSE AT TATE MODERN

The exhibition "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" brings to London 120 pieces. It is the largest retrospective of Matisse’s revolutionary cut-out masterpieces.

Fabergé's legacy

The new Fabergé Museum displays the works of the artist called Goldsmith of the Czars, including a valuable collection valued at more than $ 100 million

Liliana Porter

The Argentinian artist presents one of her famous installations: a tiny universe where time, toys and memory intertwine a new dimension.

Italian Futurism Guggenheim

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States. Multidisciplinary exhibition in the Guggenheim.

WHITNEY BIENNIAL

103 artists offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years

LONDON'S WEST END MUSICALS

The musicals presented in the West End of London, along with Broadway in New York, represent the utmost of the English-speaking musical theater.

Adrienne Arsht Center

Here’s a chance to have distinctive works of art and to help a cultural institution in the process.

Laure Prouvost

The New Museum in New York will display "Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting" an exhibition that will stay in your memory.

ARCOmadrid 2014

All about the 33rd edition of ARCOmadrid, the largest International Contemporary Art Fair in Spain, will be held from February 19 to 23.

Nabucco in Miami

An interesting combination: Nabucco, Maria Guleghina and Miami.

AMERICAN LEGENDS

From the melancholy of Hopper to the sensual work of O'Keeffe, "American Legends" provides an overview of American art of the 20th century.

ENRIQUE MARTINEZ CELAYA

The name of Enrique Martínez Celaya brings the air of multiple disciplines that he expresses from the most varied forms: painting, sculpture, photography or writing.

Luis de Miranda

DEGAS AND CASSAT

The Degas / Cassatt, exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, focused on the collaboration of both artists

The magic of being Gil Shaham

With irresistible honesty and bonhomie, Gil Shaham  is one of the greats of this era and comes from a generation that produced many extraordinary violinists.

JAMES TURRELL

Starting February 7, Pace Gallery London will present the work of James Turrell, the artist of light, space and perception

MuCEM

A simple glass cube by the sea becomes the meeting point for the history and culture of the Mediterranean

ISAAC JULIEN

The installation Ten Thousand Waves by London-based video artist Isaac Julien poetically weaves stories form China’s past and present

GODFREY REGGIO

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York presents a retrospective of iconic American filmmaker Godfrey Reggio

INK ART

The first major exhibition of contemporary Chinese art opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

PERFORMING ARTS SPAIN 2014

Theater, opera, music and ballet: a selection of what you can enjoy on the Spanish stage in 2014

EXHIBITION CALENDAR SPAIN 2014

From El Greco to Rafael Moneo and the 300th anniversary of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, a selection of the best in Spanish culture and art for 2014

FRANCIS BACON

Francis Bacon's masterpiece, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, sells for a record $142.4 million dollars and becomes the most expensive work of art ever to be sold at auction

HUGO FRANÇA

Hugo França’s sculptural furniture will be on view at Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden until May 31, 2014

JULIE MIMRAN

Julie Mimran uses multiple media to create unusual portraits of famous celebrities

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2013

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 special: from the perspective of collectors, art professionals and visitors

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH IMPRESSIONS

Art Basel Miami Beach proves, once again, it is still the grandest art fair in America.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH OPINION

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 brought sophisticated surprises, masterpieces and a large audience from Latin America. -

ART BASEL WEEK COLLECTOR'S REVIEW

Art collector Solita Mishaan shares her picks of the Best of Art Basel Week.

ART BASEL VISITOR'S REVIEW

The 2013 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach ends with a promising premise for future collectors.

PHILLIPS AUCTION

Phillips Latin American Art Auction shows positive results and a promising future for the art market

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2013

More than 500 international galleries bring the best contemporary art to Miami Beach for Art Basel 2013

SCOPE ART FAIR

Scope Art Fair brings more than 100 international exhibitors and galleries to Miami during the first week of December.

ART MIAMI 2013

Art Miami celebrates its 24th edition with the best contemporary art from 125 international galleries

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

Brandi Reddick speaks passionately about Art in Public Places in Miami-Dade County.

JULIO LARRAZ

Julio Larraz, one of the greatest contemporary Cuban artists, debuts his first exhibition in Miami in more than 25 years.

CHRISTIE'S AUCTION

Christie’s New York raises more than $18 million from the sale of masterpieces of Latin American Art.

PAMM

Pérez Art Museum Miami opens its doors in a new state-of-the-arts building by Herzog and de Meuron with amazing views of the ocean.

RENÉ MAGRITTE

An exhibition of the work of René Magritte at MoMA, New York, challenges our concept of reality.

TACITA DEAN

British artist Tacita Dean welcomes the sea as a major influence in her films, drawings and installations

FRIEZE MASTERS

London’s Frieze Masters 2013 set record sales.

THE WEALTHIEST ARTISTS

Is the most expensive art always the best? Are prices and quality at odds? This is a thought-provoking article.

NEW WORLD CENTER

A building for a new way of thinking about symphonic music.

MOST EXPENSIVE BOOKS

Priceless books, manuscripts and historical documents.

THE ETRUSCANS

"Etruscans, a hymn to life," explores a different perspective of a civilization closely associated with funerary art.

SURREALISM AND THE DREAM

This exhibition invites us to keep dreaming to stay alive.

WALLS OF FEATHERS

Feathered Walls: Hangings from Ancient Peru shows the sophistication of the Wari culture in pre-Colombian Peru.

NET ART

Art has always taken advantage of new technological tools. Now it seizes them with greater audacity.

FRIDA KHALO & DIEGO RIVERA

Every corner of the home/studio of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo distills the essence of the extraordinary love between these two geniuses of art.

RICHARD AVEDON

Gagosian Gallery's "Avedon: Women" will be on view until November 23 in London and Los Angeles, a tribute to the legacy of Richard Avedon, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

INTERNATIONAL ART SALON

The Salon features a selection of contemporary works by more than 108 Colombian and international artists in the beautiful city of Medellin.

FIAC PARIS

FIAC, the International Fair of Contemporary Art, to be held from October 24 to 27, brings together 200 galleries to Paris’s most legendary exhibition spaces

SOLITA MISHAAN

Solita Mishaan, an art patron of the highest caliber, has contributed to the development of emerging artists through her collaborations with world-class museums and galleries.

artBO

Bogota’s International Art Fair, artBO, Colombia, visual arts.

CAPTIVE BEAUTY

Captive Beauty showcases hidden treasures from Madrid's Prado Museum until November 20.

FRIEZE ART FAIR

If you are planning to travel to London between October 17 and 20, don’t miss the Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park.

PIZZA TIME

A popular Italian invention becomes a work of art at Marlborough
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