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Terracotta Army & Genghis Khan Exhibits
Qin Shi Huangdi was China’s first emperor who is best known for his mausoleum containing terracotta statutes of warriors; Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongol Empire. Museum exhibits in 2010 highlight their life achievements.
'King Tut & Golden Age of Pharaohs' in NY
Thirty years have passed since the 'Treasures of Tutankhamun' blockbuster exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979. Then, the 'Golden Age of the Pharaohs' in 2005-2007 to be continued in 2010-2011 with a venue in New York.
Art at Chicago World's Fair 1892-93
The World Columbian Exposition was hosted by Chicago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World. This fair consisted of many exhibitions including fine art, architecture and decoration.
Giacometti Sculpture Sells For $104.3 Million
What makes a work of art so unique that it sells for the highest amount paid to date? What sculpture sold for this unprecedented amount and to whom?
Natural and Man Made Organic Art
When you think of Organic art, you might envision pottery, a straw basket or wooden furniture. As Frank Lloyd Wright brought us Organic architecture, the artists Sean Scully, Andy Goldsworthy and Mariana Cook open our eyes to Organic art.
Dürer’s ‘Four Apostles’ Painting Misinterpreted
One of the greatest Renaissance artists of the 16th century was Albrecht Dürer. In honor of the anniversary of his death, the Solomon Islands issued stamps of ‘The Four Apostles’ in 1978, but unfortunately, there was a mistake in identifying the saints.
Rio's Christ Statue Affected by Flooding
April 2010 brought heavy rains and landslides to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro where travel to its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue has been halted.
Restoration vs Conservation in Art
Art historians typically favor art conservation over restoration. Why? I will discuss the Sistine Chapel restoration project.
A Vermeer Painting Owned by Hitler
Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch artist who was the original 'painter of light,' produced one work of art that Hitler wanted for himself.
Abstract Expressionism Adorns US Stamps
In March 2010, the United States Postal Service issued 44 cent stamps with images from ten paintings by abstract expressionists. Another American institution, the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum has paintings from this era on exhibition.
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