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Lives of the Italian Renaissance

Imagine traveling in an instant from Rome to Padua, from the Vatican to Mantua, from Venice to Tuscany. Discover the most iconic works punctuated them by a resolutely contemporary architecture.

Cats in Art History

From Ancient Egyptian statues to modern times painting, discover the many faces and various personalities of our favourite felines !

A Walk Into Street Art

Explore a city gathering iconic walls of Banksy, JR, Obey, Keith Haring, Vhils, some trains from the NYC 80’s underground scene, and many other surprises.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Spoils of War

Over 600,000 artworks were stolen by the Nazis during WW2. The greatest masters were victims of this artistic deportation.

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Hidden Images

Men and women become landscape. Through the artist’s vision, they are enhanced with new meanings ranging from religion to power, from philosophy to sex.

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Kuroda Seiki, A l'ombre d'un arbre
 

Kuroda Seiki : Itinerary of a Japanese artist in Paris

What part did Kuroda play in Japanese society's acceptance of Western painting?
William Hogarth, 'A Rake’s Progress: in the Madhouse, scene VII', 1735, copper engraving

William Hogarth and the Imitation Game

Hogarth played a little game of imitation with his fellow artists, and boom – English art was born.

The Impossible Museum: Architecture Prize

Last February, UMA had launched an architecture contest welcoming participants from all over the world. The idea? Designing THE IMPOSSIBLE MUSEUM.

The Destiny of City Structures

Are new constructions destined to become “boring” and overtly “modern” structures within our cities?
Heydar Aliyev Center, 2007; Baku, Azerbaijan

A Short History of Museums

How did museums come to be? Nowadays they are a familiar part of the urban landscape, but it was not always the case...

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