A new study posits that rising smog levels in 19th-century London and Paris likely played a role in blurring the lines of realism.
Oops! NYC Train Station Gets Georgia O’Keeffe’s Name Wrong
“We clearly f-ed this one up,” said a Metropolitan Transit Authority rep, adding that the error in the artist’s last name is being fixed.
Move Over, Jeff Koons, Another Awful Artwork Is Heading to the Moon
At least we won’t have to look at it on Earth.
Life-Size Hercules Statue Unearthed From Roman Sewer
The statue could be a likeness of Trajan Decius, emperor of the Roman Empire from 249 to 251 CE.
British Museum Workers Announce One-Week Strike
The action could disrupt public access to the museum as workers campaign for higher wages and better labor conditions.
Cooper Union Criticized for Halting Soviet Architecture Show
Over 500 scholars signed an open letter to reinstate the exhibition, which was postponed in consideration of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Jewish Artist Targeted in Germany Over Pro-Palestine Stance
Hamburg’s Antisemitism Commissioner disparaged photographer Adam Broomberg for his support of the BDS movement.
4,000-Year-Old Mummy May Be Egypt’s Oldest
The excavation project also yielded Old Kingdom-era amulets, stoneware, and daily-use tools.
Historic Railroad Spike Fetches $2M at Auction
The steel spike clad in gold and silver commemorated the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.
Cultural Mapping Project Expands to 21 California Cities
Thanks to a $3.3 million grant from the state’s Creative Corps, artists can now apply to bring the project to their neighborhood.
Researchers Use Facial Recognition to Identify Raphael Work
The controversial technology determined that the so-called de Brécy Tondo is an original by the Italian Renaissance master.
Trump Baby Blimp Flies Again
Specialists inflated the protest artwork as part of conservation testing at the Museum of London.