The first draft of music Mozart wrote for the last act of his opera The Marriage of Figaro failed to find a buyer when it went under the hammer in Paris. It was expected to sell for $578,000.
hNew York City has announced Se Built NYC, a new initiative to commission a public monument or artwork on city property with a focus on women’s history. It followed aftet increasing protest among New Yorkers over representational imbalance within public works.
The San Antonio Museum of Art will present a dramatic survey of 500 years of Spanish painting, stretching from the union of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand in the late 15th to the turn of the 20th century.
A retrospective of India’s foremost modern masters,SH Raza, will be mounted at the Piramal Museum of Art in Mumbai. Curated by Piramal Art Foundation director, Ashvin E Rajagopalan, and writer and art-historian Vaishnavi Ramanathan, ‘Traversing Terrains’ will present five decades of the late artist’s life.
India Sarod players Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have refused to accept the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017. The prestigious award is given by the national institution Sangeet Natak Academy to young talents in varied fields of the performing arts.