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Art & Antiquities

February 2013 Archives

Montreal Museum Hosts Exhibit on 3,000 Years of Peruvian Culture

Montreal Museum Hosts Exhibit on 3,000 Years of Peruvian Culture

From February 2 to June 16, 2013, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present for the first time and exclusively in Canada, the exhibition Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon: Identities and Conquest in the Early, Colonial and Modern Periods. continue reading »

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

A set of 867 Ibero-Roman coins stolen from a collector in Madrid nearly a year ago has been recovered, the Spanish National Police said Wednesday. continue reading »

11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

Archaeologist have located 11 pre-Inca tombs that are relics of the Lima and Yschma culture inside Peru's ancient village known as National Sports Village continue reading »

Venezuelan Artist Jesus Rafael Soto Exhibit at Paris’ Pompidou Museum

Venezuelan Artist Jesus Rafael Soto Exhibit at Paris’ Pompidou Museum

In Latin America art world Paris' Pompidou museum is exhibiting many of the works of renowned Venezuelan artists Jesus Rafael Soto. Sota, a kinetic artist was born in Ciudad Bolivar and died in 2005. continue reading »

Paleontologists Discover Mastodon Fossils in El Salvador

Paleontologists Discover Mastodon Fossils in El Salvador

At least 12 fossil fragments, including some from a mastodon, have been discovered at a new paleontological site in El Salvador. continue reading »

New York Charges Man for Stealing Dali Painting

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 »

Catalan Artist Uses Napkins to Create Masterpieces

Catalan Artist Uses Napkins to Create Masterpieces

When is a napkin more than a napkin? When Joan Sallas gets his hands on it. Sallas, 48, is a Catalan artist living in Germany who turns linen napkins into impressive works of art using only his hands. continue reading »

Buddha Sculptures Arrive in Chicago’s Latino Neighborhoods Promoting Peace

Buddha Sculptures Arrive in Chicago’s Latino Neighborhoods Promoting Peace

This month residents in Chicago’s Hispanic communities will notice Buddha sculptures emerging in various locations throughout the neighborhoods. continue reading »

Tombs Dating Back to 332 B.C. Discovered in Egypt

Tombs Dating Back to 332 B.C. Discovered in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered several Greek and Roman tombs dating from as early as 332 B.C. in the Al-Qabari district of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the Ministry of State for Antiquities said Thursday. continue reading »

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 »