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Tell us: how do you feel about returning to cinemas, museums and galleries?
We would like to hear about what you’re enjoying most about returning to cinemas, museums and galleries now that UK coronavirus restrictions have lifted

Guardian community team

23, Sep, 2021 @3:01 PM

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National Gallery of Australia orders $14m Ouroboros sculpture – its most expensive commission so far
Thirteen-tonne artwork depicting a snake eating its tail will be large enough for visitors to walk through

Stephanie Convery

23, Sep, 2021 @2:37 AM

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Essex art gallery endangered by funding crisis named museum of the year 2021
Firstsite’s ‘innovation and integrity’ during pandemic wins Art Fund’s £100,000 prize

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

21, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘We want people to freak out’: inside Hollywood’s Museum of Motion Pictures
Boasting the shark from Jaws, the robe from the Big Lebowski, and the slippers from Oz, the Academy museum is finally open. But the real story is its exposé of Hollywood’s racist, sexist past

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Sci-fi script and a cage-shaped mosque: Islamic art gets subversive
From subtle riffs on traditional script-based decoration to a late father’s letters to his lover, the artists vying for the Jameel prize generate deep emotion from meticulousness

David Shariatmadari

21, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Mary Beard: ‘If we want to understand the pandemic, we need the arts’
The classicist on owning her TV image, dealing with internet trolls, and why her new book on Roman emperors sheds light on our preoccupation with statues

Rachel Cooke

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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A smirking masterwork and Christo’s posthumous triumph – the week in art
Hals dazzles London, Shonibare devises a Royal revamp and Liverpool gets a lesson in sex and death – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

17, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Undercover heiress: the Chicago meat-packing scion who outfoxed the Gestapo
She took tea with Sigmund Freud, had an affair with Stephen Spender, risked her life in the Austrian resistance – and inspired an Oscar-winning film. Can a new show about Muriel Gardiner capture her extraordinary life?

Claire Armitstead

13, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Berlin’s bizarre new museum: a Prussian palace rebuilt for €680m
A cross between a Disneyland castle and a chilling concrete block, the Humboldt Forum is set to teach visitors about Germany’s colonial era. But is the past being examined – or exalted?

Oliver Wainwright

09, Sep, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Science Museum to remove climate placard from Shell-sponsored show
Student group says placard’s inclusion in Our Future Planet exhibition is attempt to greenwash oil company

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hong Kong police raid Tiananmen massacre museum
Crackdown follows arrest of four members of civil society group that ran June 4th Museum

Helen Davidson in Taipei

09, Sep, 2021 @7:29 AM

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First Nations photography, reframed: ‘This is who we really are’
A new exhibition is correcting the record in Queensland, contrasting staged historical photography with the vibrant present

Kate Hennessy

06, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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