2,000-Year-Old Statue From Palmyra, Damaged By ISIS, Resurrected in Damascus

The Lion of al-Lāt, … which stretches 11 feet high and weighs 15 tons, was moved to Damascus after Syrian forces recaptured Palmyra in March 2016. Polish archaeologist [Bartosz] Markowski was able to restore the Lion of al-Lāt over the course of two months, and says approximately half of the resurrected statue is comprised of […]

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The Hidden Museum: Tate St. Ives Doubles Its Space, But Where The Neighbors Can’t See

In a deft feat of engineering, an almost 600-sq-metre space has been excavated into the hillside, chiselled 15 metres down into the granite bedrock, providing a vast light-flooded chamber for temporary exhibitions that the gallery has sorely needed for years. Why take all that trouble? Because the residents of the tiny Cornwall town where the […]

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Like It Or Not, ArtPrize Is Now Political

The competition was founded by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s son and is heavily funded by her family, the leading philanthropists in ArtPrize’s location, Grand Rapids, Mich. While the event’s officials say that the family’s influence on operations and choice of participants is minimal, “‘Any artwork put into ArtPrize is going to be about ArtPrize, the […]

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Guggenheim Museum Gets Pushback After Withdrawing Three Works Protested By Animal-Rights Activists

Claiming that it had received threats of violence well beyond what it had encountered in the past, the Guggenheim pulled three pieces from its exhibition “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World” – only to come under a new round of criticism from artists, curators, and PEN America for capitulating to “heightened political […]

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