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Beloved composer dies at 72

Musician Vu Duc Sao Bien died last night at his house in HCM City, his family said. He was 72 years old.

Top 10 cultural events of the year

With the theme 'Visit Vietnam Year 2019', Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa, the national tourism year staged more than 100 festivals and cultural activities to promote sea and island tourism.

Veteran singer’s band makes debut

A band of six members led by veteran singer Hoàng Bách has made debut in HCM City this week.  

Paris exhibition celebrates life of Marie-Antoinette

Paris show includes contemporary treatment of woman France loved to hate in mangas, fashion and film

Elderly people eager for community arts activities

Nowadays, elderly people are more engaging in social activities than ever. Long gone are the days they stayed at home to take care of their grandchildren or do housework. 

Contemporary puppet show premieres in HCM City

A contemporary puppet performance entitled Gạo (or Rice) has premiered in HCM City, performed by Mắt Trần (Naked Eye) Ensemble.

Le Pho masterpiece fetches record price at Christie’s Hong Kong painting auction

An oil-on-canvas painting featuring a nude woman by master painter Lê Phổ (1907-2001) was sold at nearly US$ 1.4 million (HK$10,925,000) at an auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong on May 26.

Drawing a thin line between art, ‘vandalism’

 VietNamNet Bridge – An admittedly eye-catching work of art on a coach of the Cat Linh – Ha Dong elevated railway train has caught the eye for the wrong reasons as well.

Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

 South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world's youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.

VN Gold Trading Association seeks approval to import gold for jewelry, art

  Vietnam Gold Trading Association (VGTA) asked the State Bank of Vietnam to allow local producers of gold jewelry and fine art to import gold materials.

Int’l event promotes tourism via culture, art

 Traditional art performances by troupes from Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia opened the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2016 yesterday in Hanoi.

The Hong Kong Connection

Even though Vietnam has developed a market for contemporary art, domestic galleries continue to invest in expensive Hong Kong exhibition space to show Vietnamese artworks. Cristina Nualart asks why this is happening and if it’s a good thing.  

Ancient Asian artefacts on display in Hanoi

 Around 100 ancient items from 10 Asian countries will be exhibited at the National History Museum in Hanoi from October 8, 2013 to the end of January 2014.

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15-31 (daily updated)

Updated information about cultural events in big cities of Vietnam.

Engineer thanks fate for stunning art collection

Thai engineer, Tira Vanichtheeranont, had very little money or knowledge of art when he started his collection, yet time and again he has stumbled upon treasure and now owns over 2,000 pieces.

Rice gains new lease on life in artist's hands

Grafting roasted grains of rice together is a novel way to create a piece of art that can be sold to tourists as a unique and inexpensive souvenir of Viet Nam and it creates jobs.

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 15-31 (daily updated)

Updated information about cultural events in big cities of Vietnam.