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Mass Human Sacrifice? Pile of Ancient Skulls Found

Mass Human Sacrifice? Pile of Ancient Skulls Found | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mexico that may have once belonged to human sacrifice victims. The skulls, which date between A.D. 600 and 850, may also shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area.
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Brooklyn Museum’s Problem With Some Gifts

Brooklyn Museum’s Problem With Some Gifts | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A quarter of the artworks left to the museum by one benefactor have turned out to be fakes, misattributions or of poor quality, but the museum cannot easily get rid of them.
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Social media play fresh role in Sacramento arts - The Sacramento Bee

The profound effect of social media use on the arts community is becoming clear, with a recent study providing a first view of how arts organizations large and small are using online platforms.
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Meet the First (Stone Age) Animators | Cartoon Brew

Meet the First (Stone Age) Animators | Cartoon Brew | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The human desire to animate drawings may stretch further back (much further back) than a couple hundred years.
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Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Goes to Met

Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Goes to Met | The History of Art | Scoop.it
“America Today,” which depicts life just before the Great Depression, will go on display when the Met takes over the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue.
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Mark Rice-Ko: Where Food and Rothko Meet In Delicious Harmony : NPR

Mark Rice-Ko: Where Food and Rothko Meet In Delicious Harmony : NPR | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Troubled artist Mark Rothko famously hated the rich and famous folks expected to see his art that was commissioned by The Four Seasons restaurant in New York back in the late 1950s. He never completed the project.
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'Star Wars' As Medieval Manuscript

'Star Wars' As Medieval Manuscript | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The act of creating Star Wars fan art is a practice undertaken by only the most devout followers. Artist Chawakarn Kongprasert is one of them.
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Christo plans sculpture of oil drums to tower above sands of Abu Dhabi

Christo plans sculpture of oil drums to tower above sands of Abu Dhabi | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The artist who bundled up the Reichstag plans to create the world's biggest and most expensive sculpture in Abu Dhabi...
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Sandy wreaks havoc on NYC art

Sandy wreaks havoc on NYC art | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The destruction from Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York's Chelsea district and subsequently, the contemporary and modern art world.
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World's oldest undeciphered writing

World's oldest undeciphered writing | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.
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Protecting Art From Hammers and Lipstick

Protecting Art From Hammers and Lipstick | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Following attack on a Rothko at the Tate, museums debate how to protect works of art from vandals.
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Picasso and Monets Are Stolen From Dutch Museum

Picasso and Monets Are Stolen From Dutch Museum | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A museum in Rotterdam was robbed of works worth hundreds of millions of dollars on Tuesday.
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Hundreds of lost William Blake etchings discovered at a Manchester Library

Hundreds of lost William Blake etchings discovered at a Manchester Library | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library have stumbled upon a treasure trove of works by poet and artist William Blake.
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Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes

Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Chairigami (yes; a portmanteau of chair and origami) has concocted a line of furniture pieces that are exclusively crafted from only cardboard materials.
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The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz | Colossal

The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz | Colossal | The History of Art | Scoop.it
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What Van Gogh's Famous Self-Portrait Looks Like as a Photograph

What Van Gogh's Famous Self-Portrait Looks Like as a Photograph | The History of Art | Scoop.it
In a word: creepy. In another word: beautiful.
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pretty neat!

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Major archaeological discovery in Rome | News in Rome | Rome City Guide | Wanted in Rome

Major archaeological discovery in Rome | News in Rome | Rome City Guide | Wanted in Rome | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have presented the completed excavation of a 900-seat auditorium under Rome's Piazza ...
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Community College Of Philadelphia Helps Students Achieve Success Through Honors Program

Community College Of Philadelphia Helps Students Achieve Success Through Honors Program | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The Community College Of Philadelphia says more graduates are paving the way to success thanks to the Honors Program.  PHL 17's Ashley Johnson reports.
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20 Spectacularly Nerdy Art Jokes

20 Spectacularly Nerdy Art Jokes | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Art: If it's not baroque, don't fix it. Otherwise enjoy the puns, parodies, and painting humor!
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One Up! Museum of Modern Art Acquires Its First Classic Video Games as Art

One Up! Museum of Modern Art Acquires Its First Classic Video Games as Art | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Hyperallergic has learned that through a quiet acquisition process undertaken over the past year led by architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art has brought 14 vide...
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Under a Picasso Painting, Another Picasso Painting

Under a Picasso Painting, Another Picasso Painting | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Beneath Picasso’s landmark painting “Women Ironing,” curators and conservators at the Guggenheim Museum are now able to examine tantalizing traces of another portrait.
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X-rays reveal true identity of subject in Holbein portrait

X-rays reveal true identity of subject in Holbein portrait | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Modern conservation methods reveal details hidden by early repair work on portrait of Hans of Antwerp - and change identity of sitter...
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9,000 butterflies die for Damien Hirst's art: Animal groups attack 'callous' exhibition

9,000 butterflies die for Damien Hirst's art: Animal groups attack 'callous' exhibition | The History of Art | Scoop.it
In And Out Of Love, an exhibition by the 47-year-old artist featuring thousands of live butterflies, saw more than 9,000 of the beautiful insects die - around 400 a week.
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