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Artists Create Portraits for Vegas Shooting Victims

October 1 will be the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in United States history. Fifty-eight people were killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Artist Ellen Abramo is commemorating the victims with portraits to be displayed in Las Vegas, giving life to the memories of […]

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Halloween decorations in front of the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art on October 24, 2015.

Elverhoj Museum Delves into the Past, Present, and Future

The Elverhoj Museum has long been central California’s home of Danish art and culture, residing in the recreated Danish village of Solvang, a town surrounding the wineries of Santa Barbara County and the Pacific Ocean. Tomorrow, the museum will debut its new exhibition, “Past, Present, and Future: Celebrating 30 years of art in the community.” […]

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A happy boy with paint all over his hands.

Is it Art or Play? Museum-Goers Decide At These Exhibitions

What does play have to do with creating some serious art? Well, a whole lot, according to The Art Newspaper’s article, “Playtime: How Artists Have Been Unleashing Their Inner Child This Summer.” Multiple exhibitions are now exploring the link between recreational fun and creativity. One such exhibition, titled, “Serious Play: Design in Mid-century America,” will […]

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A portrait of impressionist painter Claude Monet in 1901. Monet once owned a sculpture of a cat that has recently resurfaced after years of being lost.

Monet’s Biscuit Cat Found After Years of Being Lost

Art historians interested in Claude Monet have taken down their “LOST CAT” signs stapled to light poles and bulletin boards across the U.S. Only kidding. But the glazed biscuit cat from Japan, which once belonged to Monet, has indeed been discovered after years of searching for it, according to The Art Newspaper. The cat sculpture […]

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High Line Park in Manhattan, New York. The popular urban park is built on elevated train tracks.

New York Art Installations Explore the Realm of Public Spaces

Who says public spaces have to be solely functional? Artists who are showcasing their work at the High Line in New York, a former train track turned garden walking path, sure don’t think so. “Agora,” an ever-changing group exhibit featured in the park until March 2019, borrows its name from the Greek term meaning, “the […]

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A photo of “Wake,” a 60-something-foot animatronic sculpture that portrays a wrecked ship or a marine mammal, depending on how you look at it.

Artist Creates a ‘Nautical Traffic Jam’ in the Heart of New York

Two installations in New York’s Time Square in early July 2018 stopped city dwellers and visitors in their tracks. One of the pieces, “Wake,” is a 60-something-foot animatronic sculpture that portrays a wrecked ship or a marine mammal, depending on how you look at it. On the bow, a figure likened to a 19th-century New […]

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Three photos. The first is of the original

Botched Statue Restoration Compared to Infamous ‘Ecce Homo’ Incident

The recent restoration of the 16th-century St. George wooden statue displayed at St. Michael’s Church in Estella, Spain is being compared to 2012’s infamous botched restoration of “Ecce Homo,” a painting of Jesus. “‘Navarre’s Ecce Homo’: Another church in Spain falls victim to a well-intentioned restorer,” a CNN headline reads. Other outlets, such as ABC, […]

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A photo of a man's hands reaching through prison bars.

Australian Artists Team Up with Inmates to Create Video Art

Four artists joined forces with four inmates at Risdon Prison in Tasmania, Australia to create video artworks that portray the lives of the incarcerated. The project, titled “Pink Palace,” is named after the prison’s once-pink exterior. The artworks were displayed at an abandoned Goodyear tire building in Hobart from June 9–24, 2018. The project is […]

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