Aivazovsky’s 'The Bay of Naples' put up for auction at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s auction house is set to organize two sales of Russian art which will be held online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the auction company told TASS on Monday.

13% of museums worldwide may not reopen after COVID-19 crisis, studies find

On Monday, International Museum Day, two new studies show that museums are another sector of the world economy that has been significantly weakened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The16th Khachaturian International Competition organizers move event online amid COVID-19

The annual Khachaturian International music competition announced a decision to hold the competition virtually this year. The 16th edition of the event will open on June 6 - the birthday anniversary of the renowned Armenian composer.

Wife of Ambassador Tigran Mkrtchyan translates novel The Forty Days of Musa Dagh into Latvian

Ilze Paegle-Mkrtčjana, literary translator, wife of the Ambassador of Armenia to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia Tigran Mkrtchyan, has translated the novel of Franz Werfel ‘'Forty Days of Musa Dagh'' into Latvian. Ilze Paegle-Mkrtčjana talked about the topic with doctor of philology Ilva Skulte.

Two 17th-century Armenian graves found in Turkish province

Two Armenian graves were found during the construction of a park in Nazili town of Aydin Province in western Turkey. The laborers discovered the tombstones while digging the ground. They informed the management of the Aydin Museum and the municipal authorities about the findings, reports, citing Ermenihaber.

Grammy-winning singer John Prine dies of coronavirus complications

Grammy-winning singer John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his head while delivering mail and later emerged from Chicago’s folk revival scene in the 1970s to become one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, died on Tuesday. He was 73, Reuters reports.

Andrea Bocelli to stream special live concert at Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday in a bid to send 'love, healing and hope' to Italy

Andrea Bocelli will stream a special live concert at Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday in a bid to send 'love, healing and hope' to Italy amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Daily Mail reports.

We dream of the renovation of the theater building. Ruzanna Khachatryan

World Theater Day is one of the holidays when the representatives of theatrical art come together and value the role of theatrical art. The artistic director of Stepanakert's Vahram Papazyan Dramatic Theater Ruzanna Khachatryan told “Artsakhpress”.

2020 Cannes International Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus

The 73rd annual Cannes International Film Festival, scheduled to take place on May 12-23, 2020, has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Festival said on Twitter.

New building of the Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study will be put into operation by the end of 2020

A new building of the Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study is being built in the adjacent territory of the capital's Freedom Park. It will be put into operation by the end of 2020.

Coronavirus ‘could potentially threaten’ Eurovision

Coronavirus could potentially threaten the Eurovision Song Contest, reports, citing virologist Ab Osterhaus.

Renowned Armenian actor, director dies

Renowned Armenian actor, director, screenwriter, People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia, and Honorable Citizen of Yerevan Yervand Manaryan has passed away. His granddaughter, Lilit Manaryan wrote on Facebook.

Stepanakert to celebrate Book Presenting Day

At the initiative of ARF "Aram Manukyan" Students' Union and with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh, an event dedicated to the Book Presenting Day will be held in Stepanakert.

France’s Palace of Versailles to host commemoration concert for Armenian Genocide

The Palace of Versailles in France will host a concert to commemorate the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide on 24 April marking the tragedy’s 105th anniversary.

President Sahakyan handed in state awards

On 7 February Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan for the contribution to the sphere of musical art and in connection with the 20th anniversary of the "Mrakats" State Chamber Choir foundation handed in state awards to a group of distinguished representatives of the collective and the relatives of those who have been honored with the awards posthumously, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Festive event devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach to be organized in Shoushi

On February 13, a festive event, devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach, will be organized in the Naregatsi Art Institute Shoushi Center.

Peter Balakian, Aram Arkun to present book about medieval Armenian capital

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will host a presentation by Dr. Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun entitled “The Ruins of Ani: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil,” on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., in Batmasian Hall on the third floor of the new NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.The program is co-sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association Boston Chapter and the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, Massis Post reports.

The 3rd International Pottery Symposium "BrutArt" to be held in Artsakh

The 3rd International Pottery Symposium "BrutArt" will be held in Artsakh from June 20 to July 6, 2020. The symposium is organized by the Naregatsi Art Institute Shoushi Center and the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of Artsakh Republic.

Serviceman wounded in Artsakh undergoes surgery, he is in stable but critical condition

Henri-Hayk Zakaryan, the soldier wounded in Artsakh, was operated on. Sahak Ohanyan, Head of the Military Medical Department of the Defense Ministry of Armenia, stated this at a press conference today, reports.

The Gimmicks: An Armenian pro wrestler, unacknowledged pain and the line between genuine and act

“How do we know how much of ourselves is "authentic" and how much is performed” – this is one of the themes that Chris McCormick explores in his book The Gimmicks: A Novel.