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Installation uniting Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz's reappearance of Panel G-13 from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud, destroyed by ISIS in 2015, with an original relief fragment from the OI Museum collection showing the head of the Assyrian king from the same panel.

For Old Times’ Sake A slew of new exhibitions puts the spotlight on ancient times, from King Tut to Pompeii

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"The Belle Époque of the Maison Lacloche" is on view at Paris's L'École, School of Jewelry and Arts, through December 20.

Lacloche’s Bijoux

During the Jazz Age, the Parisian jeweler Maison Lacloche dazzled on both sides of the Atlantic. Established in 1901 on the Rue de la Paix, this family business rapidly became Cartier’s biggest competitor, and probably the most celebrated jewelry house you’ve never heard of. For 70 dazzling years, its clients included the likes of King Edward VII, the Spanish royal family, and Hollywood stars such as Grace Kelly. “Bendor,” the Duke of Westminster, commissioned Lacloche to create a magnificent diamond halo tiara, which included two historic Arcot diamonds, to frame the sad face of his third wife, Loelia Ponsonby—solace, one speculates, for his continued dalliances with other women. Read On


Dora Maar’s World

As creator or subject, the French artist Dora Maar was a part of some of the 20th century’s most arresting images. She gave us the haunting photograph of a manicured hand emerging from a seashell, set against an ominous night sky. Yet in the eyes of Pablo Picasso, her lover, who painted her rather aggressively, she was “the weeping woman.” A central figure in the Surrealist movement of the 1920s and 1930s, Maar developed a status as a muse and self-styled icon that sometimes surpassed her recognition as an artist. READ ON


A Night at Karita’s

Karita Mattila has noticed something curious lately. When her rehearsals run longer than those of junior colleagues, they tend to stick around and watch. “It brings to mind when I was a student, doing master classes with the great stars or just being in the audience,” she says. “I remember everything those legends said and did. In the 37 years I’ve been in the business, I’ve had a fantastic number of awesome conductors and directors with whom I’ve learned a lot and achieved wonderful results. So I have a lot to give.” READ ON


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