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Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Celebrates His 80th with National Tributes

Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero said at the conclusion of a months-long series of events to mark his 80th birthday that he spent 15 years of his career striving to achieve a "radical, distinct and original" style. continue reading »

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Human rights organization Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Awá tribe in Brazil, Earth’s most threatened tribe.The advert, entitled ‘Stop Complaining, and put your problems in perspective’ was designed by Tribe Global. continue reading »

Petroglyphs Dating Back From 850 to 1350 AD Found in Nayarit, Mexico

Petroglyphs Dating Back From 850 to 1350 AD Found in Nayarit, Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered in the western state of Nayarit a series of petroglyphs estimated to have been carved between 850 and 1350 A.D., the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

American Artist Roni Horn Wins Joan Miro International Prize

American Artist Roni Horn Wins Joan Miro International Prize

U.S. artist Roni Horn on Monday was named the winner of the 4th Joan Miro International Prize 2013, one of the most prestigious such awards in the world and which comes with a relatively large cash stipend of 70,000 euros ($93,000). continue reading »

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

Colombians Clean 23 Botero Sculptures in Medellin

The 23 sculptures by Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero and the plaza where they are displayed in the Colombian city of Medellin underwent a thorough cleaning on the weekend, a task participated in by both public and private institutions. continue reading »

Cultural Center in Miami Exhibits Photos of Spain from Last 60 Years

Cultural Center in Miami Exhibits Photos of Spain from Last 60 Years

An exhibit here of the work of Spain's greatest photographers, from black-and-white images of the impoverished post-civil-war period to intense color photos capturing the "movida madrileña" counter-cultural movement, documents the recent societal transformations in the Iberian nation. continue reading »

Contemporary Latin American Art to be Featured at Phoenix Art Museum

Contemporary Latin American Art to be Featured at Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum presents Order, Chaos, and the Space Between: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, beginning February 6, 2013. continue reading »

Vote for Your Favorite Mural from Jose Cuervo’s “Tradicional Mural Project” on Facebook

Vote for Your Favorite Mural from Jose Cuervo’s “Tradicional Mural Project” on Facebook

Jose Cuervo Tradicional has officially opened the voting phase to select the most inspiring mural in the Tradicional Mural Project. The nationwide program, inspired by the influence of Latino heritage, showcases 10 original murals created by artists from across the United States, and invites consumers to vote through February 28th, 2013 on Facebook. continue reading »

Pieces of Spanish Ship Ulpiano Surface 142 Years after Sinking

Pieces of Spanish Ship Ulpiano Surface 142 Years after Sinking

The North Sea has released several pieces of historic flotsam that have washed up along the German coast on the island of Suederoog, including the Spanish ship Ulpiano, which ran aground at Christmas 1870, the press reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Mexican archaeologists have found a dozen Mayan burial sites dating back more than 1,200 years at the Xtojil site, located some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »