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Oldest Mosaic at Roman Baths Found During Excavations

During excavations to prepare for the expansion of the area accessible to the public at the Roman baths in Bath, England, archeology volunteer Fiona …

Archaeology

Were Neanderthals the Earliest Cave Artists? New Research in Spain Points to the Possibility

Put yourself in the distant past, 65,000 years ago, and imagine entering a cave in Spain. Keep in mind this was the era of megafauna, animals like …

Anthropology

Who Created These Strange, Ancient Sculptures Hidden in the Saudi Desert?

There's a place in the desert where the ghosts of camels seem to loom out of ancient rocks. Their faint smiles, humped bodies and even their heads …

Archaeology

One Million Trees Pledged to 'Trump Forest' to Offset President's Anti-Climate Agenda

Trump Forest—a global reforestation project aiming to offset President Trump's anti-climate policies—has reached 1 million trees after thousands of …

Forests

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.<p>Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, …

Black History

Call for applications: Master of Arts in Public Spheres (MAPS) - Announcements - Art & Education

<b>The MAPS program</b> <br>The <b>MAPS – Arts in Public Spheres Master</b> is a 2-year research-based study program in the visual arts that consider how art addresses …

Humanities

Conservation Groups, House Reps Call for EPA to Respect Science, Take Action on Pollinator-Killing Pesticides

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), alongside Representative Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) and conservation, farmworker, farmer and consumer groups, on …

Ecology

"Artists' Sayings in the Age of 'NewSpace'" - Announcements - Art & Education

During the spring semester 2018, the Department of Art & Media (DKM) is inviting around twenty artists, two curators, and three theoreticians to …

Are You an Artist Struggling to Pay for Your Studio? New York City Is Enlisting Nonprofits to Help You Out

Art World<p>The new initiative is part of CreateNYC, the city's first-ever cultural plan.<p>,<p>New York City wants artists to have more affordable …

Museums

Stone Garden

Hundreds of stones hanging from tall dry trees surrounded by miles of sand, created as a silent protest.<p>If you’re heading toward the deserts of …

Landscaping

Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava and Studio Jonas Staal, Museum as Parliament, The People’s Parliament of Rojava // March 17, 2018–March 17, 2019

<b>Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava and Studio Jonas Staal</b><b><br>Museum as Parliament</b><br>The People’s Parliament of Rojava<br>March 17, 2018–March 17,</b> …

Middle East

Homework assignment for a Texas girl: Draw yourself as a slave

1:06<p>Truck slides down icy hill, misses driver; takes out a traffic light<p>1:41<p>Man who pursued Texas church shooting suspect: Why wouldn't you want to …

Extreme Weather

New website: a critical resource for artists organizations - Announcements - Art & Education

Common Field, a national network of 600+ independent visual arts organizations and organizers, has launched a new website aimed at strengthening the …

Metabolism

The Climate Museum Captures the Gravity of a Global Crisis

A visitor to the Climate Museum’s first exhibition stands in front of “88 Cores,” a new video installation by the artist Peggy Weil (photograph by …

Is it inspired or irresponsible to call Donald Trump's border wall prototypes ‘art’?

It's a warm weekday afternoon and I am in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, cruising through Tijuana's industrial zone, past bustling machines shops and warehouse factories advertising $80 hiring bonuses. My companions are a handful of curious tourists and journalists, as well as one art historian.<p>We …

Mexico

Every Museum Podcast in One Big List

My own podcast about Icelandic museums, Museums in Strange Places, has given me the chance to see “behind-the-curtain” in so many amazing museums, …

Museums

This Artist Is Planting A Forest To Print Books That Will Take 100 Years To Write

<b>By Rachel Reilich</b><p>Imagine you had a slow cooker guaranteed to produce a truly delicious, life-altering meal. Like a Proustian-epiphany-guaranteed …

Writing

Artist Coats Olympic Pavilion With the Blackest Black Pigment

When the Winter Olympics opening ceremony kicks off tonight, athletes from around the world will parade through South Korea’s Pyeongchang Olympic …

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium

After Outcry, Bhutanese Government Removes Street Artist Invader’s Work From Historic Buddhist Sites

Art World<p>Many locals were offended that the artist plastered mosaics to sacred buildings.<p>,<p>The French street artist Invader sparked outrage in recent …

Streetwear

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Help Support BHL<p>BHL's existence depends on the financial support of its patrons. Help us keep this free resource alive!<p>Inspiring discovery through …

Australia’s Chemical Plants Are Threatening the World’s Oldest Trove of Rock Art

Art and Law<p>Will the government crack down on the industry?<p>,<p>Can Australia save its rock art? The government is considering introducing more protective …

Australia

Study Reveals Deep Shortcomings With How Schools Teach America’s History of Slavery

Discussing difficult topics in a meaningful way with adolescents isn’t easy. But that’s the responsibility that comes with the job for history …

Black History

Soaring Murals of Plants on Urban Walls by Mona Caron | Colossal

<p>Muralist Mona Caron (previously) has continued her worldwide <i>Weeds</i> series, with colorful renderings of humble plants growing ever taller on buildings …

Modern Art

Amanda Parer’s Giant Inflatable Rabbits Invade Public Spaces Around the World | Colossal

<p>Amanda Parer examines the relationship between humans and the natural world in her massive inflatable artworks. The Tasmania-based artist works with …

Modern Art

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: a Pre-Photographic Guide for Artists and Naturalists | Colossal

<p>First published in the pre-photographic age, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours was the preeminent guide to color and its classification for artists, …

Charles Darwin

Vikings Stadium: Reflector of Light, Murderer of Birds

The Minnesota Vikings' new football stadium, with its sharply tapering facade, glowing plastic roof, humongous hinged doors, and glimmering glass …

Birds

Proposed 140 Broadway Plan Threatens Noguchi’s “Red Cube” [UPDATED]

Isamu Noguchi, “Red Cube,” 1968. Steel, and paint (photo by Michio Noguchi, © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/ARS)Last week,<i></i> …

Tainted LOVE: Philadelphia’s Robert Indiana Sculpture Painted Incorrectly for Decades

Robert Indiana poses with his “LOVE” statue in Philadelphia on June 10, 1976 (image courtesy Temple University archives)Robert Indiana’s famed …

The Street Artist Invader Has Struck Sacred Temples in Bhutan and Even His Fans Are Furious

Art World<p>The artist is known for plastering his mosaics around the world—but did he go too far when he targeted Buddhist temples?<p>,<p>The French street …

Streetwear

Making the Wall Disappear: A Stunning Live Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

On Saturday, the percussionist and conductor Steven Schick looked through the wire-mesh fence that separates San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico, and said, “<i>Con la música nunca se puede dividirnos</i>”: “With music, we cannot be divided.” He was addressing a group of Mexican percussion players, …

Mexico