Miami’s Next Art Neighborhood, Venice Biennale Attendance Tally, and More

The Little Haiti neighborhood in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Little Haiti neighborhood in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Miami’s Little Haiti is poised to be the next big gallery neighborhood—or so developers and speculators are projecting. But what’s setting gentrification in Little Haiti apart from areas like Wynwood? Dealers are buying instead of renting.

Over 500,000 people visited the 56th Venice Biennale this year, which began May 9 (three weeks earlier than it normally does) and closed over the weekend.

Egyptian officials announced Monday that British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves will conduct additional tests on King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in order to find out if a secret chamber containing the remains of Queen Nefertiti are hidden inside. While antiquities minister Mamduh al-Damati acknowledges that initial infra-red scans show “differences in the temperatures registered on different parts of the northern wall,” he’s not convinced it’s Nefertiti they’ll find. Rather, he thinks a secret tomb would more likely hold the mummy of Kiya, a different wife of Tut’s father Akhenaten.

Art collector and philanthropist Blake Byrne isn’t too happy with Democrats who voted with Republicans to enforce restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the United States. In an email to several California politicians he’s declared he won’t be donating to their campaigns.

The first museum of Southeast Asian modern art, the National Gallery Singapore, opens to the public today.

A former bank/school/restaurant in Bishop Auckland in England will be transformed into a gallery that will house masterworks by El Greco and Velazquez. The proposed gallery and research center will cost approximately $8.3 million to realize.

A survey conducted by Goldsmiths University and the arts organization Create revealed that the U.K.’s creative fields are mostly populated by the middle class.

Miami’s Next Art Neighborhood, Venice Biennale Attendance Tally, and More