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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibition to Open at the High Museum of Art on Valentine’s Day

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibition to Open at the High Museum of Art on Valentine’s Day

High acquires new photographs and announces lineup of special events tied to exhibition.Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is the sole U.S. venue for “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” continue reading »

“Ape Woman” Given Proper Burial More Than 150 Years After Death

“Ape Woman” Given Proper Burial More Than 150 Years After Death

Born in 1834 in Mexico, Pastrana was born with hypertrichosis terminalis, a deformity that caused the development of an oversized jaw, excess facial hair growth, her ears and nose were unusually large, and her teeth were irregular. continue reading »

Peruvian Archaeologists  Find 5,000-Year Old Temple in Lima

Peruvian Archaeologists Find 5,000-Year Old Temple in Lima

Peru’s Deputy Cultural Minister Rafael Varon has announced the discovery of a 5,000-year-old temple in Lima. The temple was found at the archeological site of El Paraiso near the main pyramid during a digging exploration. continue reading »

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Hispanic Sculptures at Sun Pyramid in Mexico

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Hispanic Sculptures at Sun Pyramid in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists found several sculptures in a ditch at the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan that were used to decorate the temple about 1,500 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Meet Diane Kahlo, Artist and Relative of Frida Kahlo

Meet Diane Kahlo, Artist and Relative of Frida Kahlo

After spending years trying to get out from under the shadow of Mexican cultural icon Frida Kahlo, American artist Diane Kahlo decided to devote her talent to painting subjects continue reading »

Argentine Artist Marta Minujin Marries Art for 70th Birthday

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

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 »

NY Based Chilean Artist Alfredo Jaar to Represent Chile in Venice Biennale

NY Based Chilean Artist Alfredo Jaar to Represent Chile in Venice Biennale

New York-based Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar, whose artwork addresses war and socio-political issues, will represent his mother country at this year's Venice Biennale. continue reading »

Woman Defaces Famous Painting in French Museum

Woman Defaces Famous Painting in French Museum

A young and apparently "unstable" woman used an indelible marker to deface the renowned painting "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix, which was being exhibited at a branch of the Louvre in the northern French city of Lens. continue reading »

London Museum Displays Murillo Art Collection

London Museum Displays Murillo Art Collection

A collection of the works of Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo, who fascinated Britons in the 19th century, when his work first caught the eye of collectors, is on exhibit in London. continue reading »

1932 Picasso Sells for $44.9 Million at Sotheby’s

1932 Picasso Sells for $44.9 Million at Sotheby’s

Pablo Picasso's 1932 painting of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter sold Tuesday at Sotheby's of London for 28.6 million pounds ($44.9 million). The work, "Femme assise pres d'une fenetre," was th continue reading »

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid has been transformed into a festival of art, thanks to the two exhibitions that the Mapfre Foundation has dedicated to the birth of modern art. continue reading »

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya's portrait of his grandson went unsold Thursday in an auction of works by Old Masters at Sotheby's New York. The highest bid for "Portrait of Mariano Goya," was $5.5 million, short of the undisclosed reserve price continue reading »

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. continue reading »

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei’s Work Being Exhibited at Spanish Musem

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei’s Work Being Exhibited at Spanish Musem

The first exhibition in a Spanish museum of the work of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, under house arrest in his homeland and stripped of his passport for his criticism of the government, shows his obsession for truth and falsehood. continue reading »