Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: “on track, on budget” … or not?

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be ready for opening in “approximately four years”, according to an interview given by Guggenheim Foundation director Richard Armstrong on the sidelines of the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019 last week. The Guggenheim Foundation led […]


A new modern art museum for Sharjah?

A new museum of contemporary Arab art could be coming to Sharjah, a move that will further enhance the Emirate’s credentials both as a powerhouse of modern art and a guardian of Arabic culture. The Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab […]


A Rembrandt for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi will be unveiling a new acquisition in its Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age exhibition opening on Thursday 14 February. Head of a young man, with clasped hands is an oil sketch painted on oak panel […]


50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]