Art & Design

Art & Design

Nature Quest / Apes of the East

These Hoolock gibbons, locally known as "Ulluk", were spotted brachiating through the trees of Lawachhara National Park in Sylhet. Native to eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China, these lesser apes are diurnal, arboreal, and their method of locomotion is known as brachiation -- meaning they use their arms to swing from tree to tree

Snapshots of history—Golam Mustafa meets Manzoor Alam Beg

Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.

Panihar Public Library: A heritage in ruins

A library containing more than 7702 periodicals, encyclopedias and books on literature, religion, poetry, science and economics—all wasting away from neglect.

Cover Story / Experiencing architecture around us

Architecture exists all around us, effecting our daily lives.

What students can expect from a major in Architecture

Architecture is a lot more than just drawing buildings and designing interiors.

Van Gogh's self portrait found underneath one of his paintings Art

A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist’s paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said Thursday.

Architect Rafiq Azam wins Robert Mathew Life Time Achievement Award

Bangladeshi Architect Rafiq Azam has won the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) Robert Mathew Life Time Achievement Award for 2022.

15 years of iPhone: Evolution in photography

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone.

An office in tune with nature

Around four years ago, right in the middle of concrete-covered Gulshan, one particular premise started welcoming visitors with the chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves, and the whistling of wind.

Sabekunnesa surprised, elated to see herself on newspaper, seeks support

Eighty-five-year-old Sabekunnesa, a widow who collects iron scraps from a dumping ground for survival as she was deserted by her children, was surprised and happy when she saw herself on the front page of The Daily Star.

World’s Best New Building: Bangladesh’s rainwater-harvesting hospital wins UK award

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Friendship Hospital project -- designed by architect Kashef Chowdhury, director of Bangladeshi architecture firm Urbana -- the winner of the 2021 International Prize for the World’s Best New Building.

Country’s first art school building faces extinction

The Maheshwarpasha Art School was established in 1904 by artist Shashibhushan Pal, the first of its kind for the East Bengal region.

Solo exhibition ‘Naree Shutro' underway at EMK Center

Jinnatun Jannat’s solo exhibition, ''Naree Shutro'', is currently underway at EMK Center, Dhanmondi. This exhibition is a part of the global campaign, ''16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence''. The campaign further included a series of virtual discussions, other exhibitions, awareness-raising workshops, and a cultural programme.

Documenting birth of a nation

Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) inaugurated a solo exhibition titled, "Witnessing History in the Making: Photographs by Anne de Henning" at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.

Exhibition featuring never before displayed photos of Bangladesh in 1971, 1972 opens tomorrow

Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) are set to launch an exclusive solo exhibition tomorrow.

Edge Gallery’s ‘Jolokabbo 4: Musings in Watercolour’ opens tomorrow

As another winter approaches, Edge Gallery is set to host “Jolokabbo 4: Musings in Watercolour”,  a group exhibition featuring 78 artworks by 39 artists, where visitors can immerse themselves in the painters’ masterly brushstrokes as memories, landscapes, and riverine ways are brought to life through their work.

Photography exhibition 'Wellness of Bangladesh' underway at BUHS

With the objective of highlighting the importance of health systems and the healthy environment of Bangladesh, the photography exhibition, "Wellness of Bangladesh”,  is underway.

Photography exhibition launched in Dhaka

A photography exhibition with rare photos -- “UK 1971: People’s Solidarity with Bangladesh’s Liberation” -- was launched yesterday, marking the

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