Billionaire Elie Broad Dies At 87, Helped Create Los Angeles Art Scene

Elie Broad, the billionaire entrepreneur turned philanthropist and art collector who played an outsized role in shaping the art and cultural scene of Los Angeles, died on Friday at the age of 87. Broad passed away at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center is Los Angeles following a long illness, said Suzi Emmerling, a spokeswoman for … More Billionaire Elie Broad Dies At 87, Helped Create Los Angeles Art Scene

ARTS & CULTURE | Lebanon Return Two Stolen 18th – Century Religious Icons To Greece

ATHENS – – Lebanon handed back two 18th – century religious icons of Jesus and Mary to Greece on Tuesday after they were seized during an auction, a judicial sources said. The paintings were stole from an exhibition in Athens in 2016, and Greece put out an international notice calling for their return. Icons are … More ARTS & CULTURE | Lebanon Return Two Stolen 18th – Century Religious Icons To Greece

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Opens Entry For Cultural Ideas Contest

RIYADH – – The Saudi Minister of Culture has announced the opening of electronic registration for a cultural ideas contest offering prizes of up to SR 300,000 ($80,000). Participants are being asked to put forward proposal for creative and innovative activities at festivals and events being staged in the Kingdom. Cash awards will be made … More ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Opens Entry For Cultural Ideas Contest

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia’s Minister Of Culture Issues First Two Licenses For Music Institutes

Saudi Arabia has announced it has issued the first license for two music institutes to operate in the Kingdom, according to Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Farhan. In a tweet on Monday, Prince Badr called for those interested in the private and non – profit sectors to apply for licenses to operate … More ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia’s Minister Of Culture Issues First Two Licenses For Music Institutes

CULTURE | Red Sea Film Festival Presents Restored Al – Naami Works

JEDDAH – – The Red Sea Film Festival will host an exhibition celebrating the work of photographer and cinematographer Safouh Al – Naamani (1926 – 2016) and a screening program of contemporary Saudi and Arab cinema as part of Misk Art Week 2020, which will take place from Dec. 3-7 at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery, Riyadh. The … More CULTURE | Red Sea Film Festival Presents Restored Al – Naami Works

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Jeddah Host The Red Sea Museum

The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced the establishment of the Red Sea Museum, which will open its doors in 2020, in Bab Al Banat in the Historic Jeddah. The ministry says the museum will include manuscripts, photos, and books, which tell the story of the Bab al-Bunt’s heritage and demonstrate its role as a historical … More ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Jeddah Host The Red Sea Museum

Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

BEIRUT – Restoring Beirut’s damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months, international experts warned Tuesday. An international coalition of museums and heritage protection groups … More Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

CULTURE | Gli The Cat Can Stay Even As Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Changes

ISTANBUL – With thousands of Instagram followers and even a former U.S. President as fan, Gli the cat is almost as famous as her home, Istanbul’s ancient Hagia Sophia. But with the decision to turn the museum into a mosque, Turks have been wondering whether Gli will  to move out – with the question cropping … More CULTURE | Gli The Cat Can Stay Even As Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Changes

CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – If you’ve ever wondered what messages the Ancient Egyptians were trying to convey with their hieroglyphics, Google’s new tool might just be able to help. In celebration of the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, Google Arts and Culture has released a new AI-powered symbols and characters into … More CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

NEWS | Russian Orthodox Church Says Regrets Decision Over Hagias Sophia – TASS

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday said it regretted that a Turkish court did not take its concern into account when ruling that Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia being a museum was unlawful, the TASS news agency reported. It said the decision could lead to even greater division. A Turkish court said on … More NEWS | Russian Orthodox Church Says Regrets Decision Over Hagias Sophia – TASS