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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 »

Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas has taken a sophisticated approach to the "animals dressed as humans" trend. continue reading »

Mexico Unveils Exhibition Honoring “Forgotten” Protege of Frida Kahlo

Mexico Unveils Exhibition Honoring “Forgotten” Protege of Frida Kahlo

An exhibition is being held in the capital to pay tribute to Polish-born Mexican artist Fanny Rabel, considered the "forgotten" protege of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. continue reading »

Supporters Hope to Restore Siqueiros Mural in Los Angeles

Supporters Hope to Restore Siqueiros Mural in Los Angeles

A mural by Mexico's David Alfaro Siqueiros that was censored in the United States in 1932 could be restored if art promoters can round up the necessary funding to recover it from beneath layers of paint and cement. continue reading »

Spain Cashing in on Disfigured Jesus Fresco Now Known as “Beast Jesus”

Spain Cashing in on Disfigured Jesus Fresco Now Known as “Beast Jesus”

The much criticized amateur artist Cecilia Gimenez of Borja, Spain is laughing all the day to the bank these days. continue reading »

Mexican Experts to Reconstruct Face of Pre-Columbian Man

Mexican Experts to Reconstruct Face of Pre-Columbian Man

Mexican National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, experts will reconstruct the face of an individual who lived some 700 years ago from pre-Columbian skeletal remains, officials said. continue reading »

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

An archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry has found that the human presence on the island hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, local media here reported on Sunday. continue reading »

Mexico City Art Exhibition Shines Light on Violence

Mexico City Art Exhibition Shines Light on Violence

An international contemporary art exhibit is scheduled to kick off next week in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, providing "a space for reflection and debate on one of the issues that most afflicts present-day society: violence and the different ways it is concealed," a federal government cultural agency said. continue reading »

Latino Artist Uses Light, Sound to Transform NYC Tunnel

Latino Artist Uses Light, Sound to Transform NYC Tunnel

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has taken over the Park Avenue Tunnel running from 33rd Street to 40th Street in New York City. Open to pedestrians between 7 am to 1 pm on August 10th and the 17th, the exhibition, "Voice Tunnel," features an interactive light and sound installation. continue reading »

Museum of Latin American Art Displaying Lucha Lubre Exhibit “Katharsis”

Museum of Latin American Art Displaying Lucha Lubre Exhibit “Katharsis”

The Museum of Latin American Art's latest exhibit is “Katharsis,” photographs and film clips from the Photography Collection of the Fundación Televisa. The collection documents Mexican wrestling or “lucha libre.” continue reading »

No More Hunting for Spanish Treasures Says Florida

No More Hunting for Spanish Treasures Says Florida

Florida should be a treasure hunter’s dream come true. Except it’s not. Its sand and sea hide riches of the past, thanks to the state’s Spanish colonizers of the 1500s and treasure-laden ships that sank off shores. continue reading »

1,300 Year-Old Pre-Incan Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

1,300 Year-Old Pre-Incan Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

University of California, Berkeley archaeologists have discovered a Moche shield in a sealed portion of the ancient painted temples of Pañamarca, Peru dating back some 1,300 years. continue reading »