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Fernando Alonso, Founder of Cuban National Ballet Dies at 98

Former ballet dancer, professor and founder of the Cuban Ballet School, Fernando Alonso, died in Havana after a life dedicated to dance on the island, state television reported. He was 98. continue reading »

New York Charges Man for Stealing Dali Painting

A 29-year-old man has been indicted for stealing Spanish artist Salvador Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio" from a New York gallery last year, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said. continue reading »

Argentine Artist Marta Minujin Marries Art for 70th Birthday

The Argentine conceptual artist known as the Andy Warhol of Buenos Aires recently celebrated her birthday in an interesting way. Marta Minujin held her 70th birthday party at continue reading »

Check Out the Amazing Work of Artist Oscar Ramos

Thanks to Bored Panda, our attention has been brought to Chilean artist Oscar Ramos' amazing artwork. Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Ramos' work is a new take on continue reading »

Argentina’s Eduardo Relero Creates Amazing Optical Illusions

Often spending as long as two weeks on a piece, Argentinian street artist Eduardo Relero is the artist behind some of the most amazing large-scale optical illusions. continue reading »

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 28, for a photograph of a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia - who was reluctant to sit for the camera. continue reading »

Latino Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead With Art Exhibition

An art gallery in Los Angeles on Thursday opened an exhibit of works by Latino artists on the subject of the Day of the Dead, a celebration that was brought to the United States by Hispanic immigrants. continue reading »

Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenburg Team Up to Create “Wind Map”

Described as a "living portrait of the wind currents over the U.S.," Wind Map is a project between artists Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg using data from the National Digital Forecast Database. continue reading »

Ray Villafane: The Amazing Pumpkin Carver

A special "Thank you" to Bored Panda for once again compiling the work of American sculptor Ray Villafane just in time for Halloween. Former art teacher Villafane began his ama continue reading »

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Open Air’ Uses Lights, iApp to Fill Philadelphia’s Night Sky

Below, the Association for Public Art interviews Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, artist of Open Air, an interactive public art installation for Philadelphia. continue reading »

Latino Artists Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson with Album to Release in 2013

Peruvian musician Tony Succar has gathered great artists like La India, Tito Nieves, Michael Stuart and Obie Bermudez to pay tribute to the late King of Pop through a project of his dubbed "Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson." continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

Check Out These Incredible Large-Scale Works of Art

Bored Panda readers have collected images of 30 of the world’s best large scale street art, and making the list were a number of works in Spain and Mexico. continue reading »

Work of Cuban-American Artist Rocio Rodriguez Now on Display in Georgia Museum

Cuban-American artist Rocio Rodriguez’s work is currently on display at the Columbus Museum in Georgia. Divergent Fictions: A Selection of Works from 1988-2012 continue reading »

California Artist Neil Rivas’ “Illegal Superheroes” - Undocumented Comic Book Heroes (PHOTOS)

An Oakland, California artist is using comic book characters in his satirical poster campaign to address undocumented immigration. Neil Rivas has created a number of posters depicting the characters such as Wolverine, Wonder Woman, Superman, Thor, continue reading »

Another Look at Jason deCaires Taylor’s Amazing Underwater Coral-Friendly Sculpture Park

In 2006, artist Jason deCaires Taylor founded and created the world’s first underwater sculpture park in the West Indies. Situated off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies it is now listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. His latest creation is continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz Uses Magazine Scraps to Recreate Iconic Art

Brazilian Vik Muniz is known for unorthodox materials and presentations. His previous exhibitions have included "Pictures of Chocolate" and "Pictures of Junk." Muniz's current collection, "Pictures of Magazine 2" consists of nine works constructed using cut and torn fragments from popular magazines. continue reading »

Meet Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Installation Artist (VIDEO)

"Hopefully, one day, I'll have each and every one of you trapped in my jars." Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, continue reading »

Venezuelan Tattoo Artist, Yomico Moreno, Creates Amazingly Realistic Body Art

Tattoos can be polarizing. While some see them as permanent forms of body art and self-expression, others do not care for such permanence, seeing them as mistakes to be acknowledged later on in life. continue reading »

Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera New Album A Day and A Half (VIDEO)

Guitar virtuoso Berta Rojas blends classical music with jazz and folk music from her native Paraguay. Performing duets with the 11-time Grammy winner Cuban-born saxophone great Paquito D’Rivera, continue reading »