With relationships at the heart of a vibrant art market, Vogue’s profile of businesswoman, arts patron and philanthropist Wendi Murdoch reveals her tremendous talent for bringing people together. Meanwhile, The Nation asks eight of today's philanthropic leaders about the future of charitable giving and Artsy introduces fifteen rising young artists with serious star potential. 

In case you missed last week’s edition of The Canvas, discover previously unseen photographs by Diane Arbus, take a California road trip with Rolls-Royce and celebrate three centuries of fashion here.

Wendi Murdoch,
Force of Nature

With friends like Artsy’s Carter Cleveland, Garage Museum founder Dasha Zhukova and artist Cai Guo-Qiang, the ever-curious businesswoman, art collector and philanthropist excels at making connection among the many people in her vast orbit. (Vogue)

The Future of Philanthropy 

Since the inception of philanthropic giving, both donors and the larger public have debated how individuals can best serve the greater good. Here, eight of today’s leaders in the field weigh in on the future of charity in the 21st century. (The Nation)

Africa’s Capital of Cool 

Primarily known for its booming contemporary art scene, the city Accra in Ghana is poised to become the next international hotspot. Located on the white sand beaches of the West African country's coast, this cosmopolitan metropolis has everything from new luxury hotels to an electric dance-club culture.
(T Magazine)

15 Artists Who Deserve
Solo Shows 

With higher temperatures and lower visitors, July is the perfect time for New York galleries to present their newer artists in group exhibitions. This season, Artsy highlights fifteen creatives whose standout works promise great things to come. (Artsy)

8 Watches That Capture the Magic
of Vintage Motorsports

From Chopard’s longtime affiliation with the Grand Prix to Richard Mille’s partnership with the Le Mans Classic, high-end watchmakers capture the golden age of racecars in their luxury designs.
(Robb Report)

Celebrated Painter
S H Raza Dies at 94

The art world mourns the death of legendary Indian Modernist Syed Haider Raza, who passed away Saturday at the age of 94. Raza, a leading member of the avant-garde Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group, frequently used the bindu in his work, a symbol he often said represented "the seed, bearing the potential of all lifes." (Newsweek)

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• The Beach Houses of Modern Architecture (Artsy)