The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department – the third such announcement this month

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department – the third such announcement this month.

Collectors Cherye R. and James F. Pierce have given the museum more than 260 important photographs, a news release Thursday said.

They include a print of Robert Capa’s “The Falling Soldier,” taken in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, and the 1932 photograph titled “Behind the Gare St. Lazare,” which many consider Henri Cartier-Bresson’s best work. Another print of that Cartier-Bresson photograph sold at a London auction in 2017 for £131,000 (about $170,300), according to the Phillips Auctioneers website.

Others range from vintage prints by Ansel Adams to contemporary work

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LONDON — It’s hard to believe that India, with all of its aesthetic richness, architectural gems and embrace of color, could be wanting on the museum front.

There may be soaring landmarks, forts, palaces and historical museums, but there is little that highlights contemporary, pre-modern or folk art, photography, popular culture, or even textiles, crafts or design.

Abhishek Poddar, who hails from an art-loving family, has set out to alter India’s landscape with an unusual proposition in Bengaluru, or Bangalore, the country’s version of Silicon Valley.

He’s the founder of the Museum of Art & Photography, a five-story building that’s under construction and set to open at the end of this year, pending COVID-19-related restrictions.

When it does open, MAP will be south India’s first major private art museum, a 42,000-square-foot space that wants to encourage people to experience contemporary art, and Indian heritage, in new ways.

Poddar, a

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The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art Launches Opening Show

The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art (mowna) is a newly opened online museum specifically designed for the digital age. This cutting-edge, online platform provides a space for artists and art of all mediums to be showcased while providing visitors and members with a unique experience. Available for viewing now, the mowna Opening Show features a variety of wild and newfangled art, including interactive exhibits, 360 videos, experimental photography, films, videoart, sound, gifs, software generated works, and the first Zoom Mini Opera, “all decisions will be made by consensus,” by New York Times acclaimed composer Kamala Sankaram.

“Now more than ever, artists need financial relief as well as an accessible place to showcase their art” says artist cari ann shim sham*, who co-founded mowna along with artist Joey Zaza. “As large institutions cancel or postpone shows, the art that is being made currently will not be seen, might be

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