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Antonia Carver on Dubai’s cultural arts scene

“People are finding solace and positivity in being able to engage with culture. Now more than ever,” says Antonia Carver, director of Art Jameel

Antonia Carver, the British-born director of cultural organisation Art Jameel, is based at Jameel Arts Centre on Jaddaf Waterfront. She oversaw the opening of the privately owned institution, one of Dubai’s first contemporary art museums, in 2018. Free to enter, the engaging and tranquil space sits right by the Dubai Creek next to the Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park.

She never tires of her workplace. “I feel so super-lucky to work here. I get to look

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New Exhibition Takes Wing at MWPAI ‘More Than a Tweet: Birds, Art, and Culture’ March 12 through August 1 | The Scene

March 12 through August 1

UTICA — The captivating delight of birds is explored in the exhibition, “More Than a Tweet: Birds, Art, and Culture,” March 12 through August 1.in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art.

Elusive creatures of wonder and delight, birds have long fascinated artists and designers. “More Than a Tweet” explores the use of avian motifs and the colorful meanings associated with these mesmerizing creatures interpreted by artists including Georges Braque and John James Audubon. The exhibition is made up of artworks from the Museum of Art collection spanning two centuries, and features 22 paintings, works

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Miami’s Buoyant Art and Design Scene Proves Culture Can Thrive Amid the Pandemic

Craig Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, the real estate firm behind the Miami Design District, has seen a 30% in District traffic throughout the pandemic, thanks in part to the neighborhood’s art installations. Here, lunch or a shopping excursion involves interactions with works by Zaha Hadid, John Baldessari, and Marc Newson, Virgil Abloh’s mixed-media sculpture Dollar A Gallon III, and fantastically textured alleyways by Daniel Toole. In 2020, on top of debuting interactive playground devices by Chilean studio Great Things to People (gt2P), Robins commissioned three new public artworks: a Black Lives Matter–inspired double billboard

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Peter Hujar: No one photographed New York’s drag scene like him

“Peter was very charismatic and charming in various ways, and very complicated,” curator and photography critic Vince Aletti recounts of Peter Hujar. “He was somebody that a lot of people fell in love with very quickly.” 

Speaking over the phone from his home in New York’s East Village — where, in the 1970s and 80s, Peter was a neighbour and close friend — Vince recalls meeting the photographer in the early 70s and bonding with him over art shows and photography in fashion magazines. (Vince is a renowned collector, his apartment famously filled with magazines, books, photography and

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