Australian Artist Creates Miniature Models of Gritty Urban Buildings
Joshua Smith finds beauty in urban decay.... READ ON
Why the Laocoön Sculpture Had the Wrong Arm for Four Centuries
When incomplete ancient sculptures are discovered, artists and art historians often try to figure out how the missing pieces originally looked. They don't always get it right.... READ ON
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American artist James McNeill Whistler is best remembered for his portrait of his beloved mother, fittingly known as 'Whistler's Mother.' But while affection grew for this painting, its true intentions—and even its real name—got lost.... READ ON
Samsung’s New TV Doubles as a Piece of Art
When turned on, the TV functions as a normal HD television. When turned off, it replaces the blank screen with a painting or a photograph.... READ ON
French Curator Rediscovers 'Lost' Gustave Courbet Painting
For decades, experts believed the work was a forgery.... READ ON
Watch an Artist Recreate Cosmic Radiation With Sand
After taking two weeks to complete, the work was destroyed.... READ ON
South Korean Artist Creates Cartoon Tattoos of Real-Life Pets
In Southeast Asia, body art is becoming more mainstream—and more adorable.... READ ON
Women Can Visit Italy’s Museums for Free on International Women’s Day
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Chicago Is Getting Musical, Light-Up Seesaws
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The Wonderfully Weird Shoes of Anna Vasof
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13 Wondrous Photos of Waves
Australian photographer Warren Keelan ventures off shore to get close-ups of the ocean in action.... READ ON
These Rice Farmers Made Art of Agriculture
The Japanese village of Inakadate holds an annual rice paddy art festival. The canvas and pigments for these works may be a little unwieldy, but the results are startlingly precise and—from the right vantage point—truly spectacular.... READ ON
Lose Yourself in Artist Yayoi Kusama’s 'Infinity Mirrors'
The world-famous exhibition opens this weekend at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.... READ ON
London’s Jewish Museum to Host an Amy Winehouse Exhibition and Art Trail
The show include photographs and mementos from throughout her life.... READ ON
Download NASA's Colorful TRAPPIST-1 Travel Poster
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Watch Smithsonian Conservationists Restore and Study Asian Art Treasures
Before these priceless items go on display, they need a little TLC.... READ ON

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