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Joseph Beuys - one of the most influential figures in twentieth century art - is well known for the three days he spent in New York, sharing a room with a wild coyote in his ‘action’ I like America and America Likes Me 1974. Photographs of this event were even exhibited at the Wrexham Eisteddfod in 1977. This surprising connection between Beuys and Wales may well be linked to the artist’s longstanding interest in the survival of the Celtic spirit in Europe. This, together with Beuys’ central contribution to the development of postwar European art will be the focus of a new exhibition on display at National Museum Cardiff from 22 October. Beuys’ interest in the Celtic, and its particular relevance to audiences in Wales, is also explored in accompanying events and schools programme.
"The Phantom" Archaeopteryx comes to Cardiff
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales will returning once again to the vibrant Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras at Coopers Field, Cardiff on Saturday 3 September 2011.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’s historic photography goes digital thanks to a £600,000 gift from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Wales has many fascinating stories to tell through the work of the artists and collectors from, or inspired by, Wales. A number of these stories will be told in the new £6.5m National Museum of Art, which opened to the public on Saturday 9 July 2011.