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Terrorism isn’t the only threat to cultural heritage

The Louvre in Paris is losing a lot of money owing to tourists’ fear of terrorism; but another threat also hangs over the art world.
News of plummeting attendance by the millions at the legendary Louvre Museum in Paris can set one to think about all that tourists are missing by skipping this attraction. Thoughts of a movie come to...
14 January 2017 -
J. Altabe

A discussion with artist Shayne Dark, creator of large sculptures on view in Brooklyn

Shayne Dark is a sculptor who currently has work on display throughout New York’s Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Shayne Dark was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1952 and currently resides in Ontario where he works as a visual artist. An established sculptor who has exhibited his works internationally, Shayne...
6 January 2017 -
M. . Meehan

Artist Chris Bleicher presents 'peepart peep BirdCam’ art project focused on animals

Acclaimed artist Chris Bleicher recently launched a 'BirdCam' project that enables people from all over the world to watch birds
Chris Bleicher is a German artist who is regaled for her vibrant, innovative creations. The founder of the “peep art” movement, one of her most recent projects is “BirdCam, though” and it is...
9 January 2017 -
M. . Meehan
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    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will unveil a photo-portrait of the president-elect to celebrate his inauguration.
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    5 January 2017
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  • Trump, protests, and the p-word

    The Red Dot Art Fair, an exhibit space in Miami, Florida, has banned an artwork because it criticizes Trump.
    Censorship of the arts keeps raising its capricious head. Not surprisingly, it pops up routinely in closed societies like Russia, where Putin is known to punish dissidents. So it wasn’t all that...
    8 January 2017
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  • A painting gets invited to lunch with Trump

    After the presidential inauguration a midday meal will be served in Statuary Hall along with a special art work to enhance the occasion.
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    11 January 2017
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