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ArtRio 2013:  Set to Launch Promoting One of the World’s Most Vibrant Art Markets

ArtRio 2013:  Set to Launch Promoting One of the World’s Most Vibrant Art Markets

ArtRio 2013 is set to launch this week on September 5 with record art sales being predicted. The Rio de Janiero event hosts some of the world’s most influential galleries and art dealers. The main objective of the four-day event is “to foster production, promotion and distribution of Brazilian art in the country and abroad.” continue reading »

Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday that to date authorities have recovered 216 archaeological items of the more than 1,000 that were stolen from a museum in Minya Governorate during the recent disturbances. continue reading »

Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

Perú is known around the world for its cultural treasures like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Now, the preservation of such sites is getting a boost from an unlikely source: drones. continue reading »

Tamayo Exhibition Showcases Artist’s Early Paintings

Tamayo Exhibition Showcases Artist’s Early Paintings

The exhibition entitled "Construyendo Tamayo, 1922-1937," which opened here this week at the museum that bears his name, aims to show the first works of this Mexican artist who became one of his nation's preeminent muralists. continue reading »

Check Out: Pablo Picasso’s Home & Studio Can be Yours for $220M

Check Out: Pablo Picasso’s Home & Studio Can be Yours for $220M

The former home of famed Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, is on the market for $220 Million. Located in Mougins, France, just a few miles north of the French Riviera, Picasso's mas (farmhouse) at Notre-Dame-de-Vie served as the artist's home for the last 12 years of his life. continue reading »

Director To Offer “Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso” in Spanish in California

Director To Offer “Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso” in Spanish in California

For the first time playwright and actor Herbert Siguenza will offer performances in Spanish of his play "Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso" (A Weekend with Pablo Picasso) on the stage Sept. 7 to Oct. 6 at the San Diego Repertory Theater, where he will portray the Spanish painter at his studio in France in 1954. continue reading »

Hispanic Chicago Artist Turns Gang Graffiti into Cultural Art

Hispanic Chicago Artist Turns Gang Graffiti into Cultural Art

A street artist is dedicated to repainting the graffiti daubed by street-gang members around his Chicago neighborhood, transforming the vandalized walls into naturalistic landscapes, continue reading »

STUDY: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Ancient Glaciers of Spain

STUDY: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Ancient Glaciers of Spain

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth’s far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest extent roughly 20,000 years ago. But according to a study headed by University of Pennsylvania geologist Jane Willenbring, that wasn’t true in at least one part of southern Europe. Due to local effects of temperature and precipitation, the local glacial maximum occurred considerably earlier, around 26,000 years ago. continue reading »

Check Out Chicago’s Own “Queen of Tape” Anna Dominguez

Check Out Chicago’s Own “Queen of Tape” Anna Dominguez

Chicago born artist, Anna Dominguez, has adopted tape as her medium of choice. Calling herself the “Queen of Tape,” Dominguez has created various masterpieces featuring skylines to notable celebrities using only tape. continue reading »

Mayan Sculpture Remains Found in El Salvador’s Cihuatan Archaeological Park

Mayan Sculpture Remains Found in El Salvador’s Cihuatan Archaeological Park

At least 160 fragments of sculptures, possibly of jaguars, were discovered by specialists in the archaeological park of Cihuatan, located in central El Salvador, the Culture Secretariat said. continue reading »