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Peering into the Strange Past Through the Lens of Bizarre Historical Photographs

In the 20th century, photographers captured world changes, from wars to new inventions and odd events. Photos like Boston’s Molasses Flood or alligator picnics in Los Angeles fascinated viewers and historians. Even simple mugshots reveal intriguing stories. These images, evoking smiles or sadness, piece together our history, showcasing peculiar inventions, outdated customs, and unique moments …

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Mary Miss Files Suit Against Des Moines Art Center to Stop Destruction of Major Land Art Installation

Mary Miss Files Suit Against Des Moines Art Center to Stop Destruction of Major Land Art Installation

The artist Mary Miss has filed a lawsuit in federal court to prevent the demolition of her outdoor installation at the Des Moines Art Center (DMAC), which the museum commissioned, but now claims is unsalvageable after years of decay.  The suit was filed today in US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa’s Central …

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CEO Resigns Over Pro-Palestine Action

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CEO Resigns Over Pro-Palestine Action

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Interim CEO Sara Fenske Bahat has resigned as the institution’s galleries remain closed since February 15, following a pro-Palestine action led by eight exhibiting artists. Fenske Bahat’s departure follows weeks of turmoil at the center. After artists Jeffrey Cheung and Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo alleged that YBCA prevented them from …

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"Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting": Esther Mahlangu's Retrospective Exhibition Takes Center Stage+

"Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting": Esther Mahlangu’s Retrospective Exhibition Takes Center Stage+

Cape Town, South Africa – Iziko Museums of South Africa is set to unveil a monumental retrospective exhibition, “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela. Opening on February 17, 2024, at the Iziko South African National Gallery, the exhibition spans over 50 years of Dr. Esther …

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