Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Louvre Cancels Bulgarian Religious Art Show Amid Row Over Emphasis on Islamic Art Influences

By Alex Greenberger

Controversy over a planned exhibition of Bulgarian religious art at the Louvre museum in Paris has led to a fateful conclusion—the show has been canceled altogether. Last week, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture decided to can the show, titled “Art and Cultures in Bulgaria between the 16th and 18th Centuries,” following concern from experts over the curatorial framework, which focused on stylistic dialogues between Christian and Islamic art in Bulgaria. The Balkan Insight reported that the since-canceled show was originally scheduled to open in June, and was to include 60 artworks. [More]