Allison Meier

Post image for Marking an Artist’s Forgotten Grave with His Own Sculpture of Death

The unmarked grave of 19th-century artist Thomas Crawford will soon be commemorated with the installation of one of his own sculptures at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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Post image for President Obama Declares Stonewall Inn First National Monument to LGBTQ History

Today the beige Stetson hats of the National Parks Service (NPS) will start appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as the site was declared a national monument on Friday.

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Post image for A Serpentine Example of Aztec Body Modification Slithers into The Met

The Aztec rulers often expressed their power with body modification, such as labrets pierced through the lower lip.

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Post image for What Should We Do with New York’s Most Neglected World’s Fair Relic?

What will become of the derelict New York State Pavilion, a rusted Space Age relic of the 1964 World’s Fair?

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Post image for A Permanent Village of Musical Architecture in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Towering pecans and live oaks shade a far corner of New Orlean’s Bywater neighborhood which will soon be the permanent home of the Music Box Village, an installation of musical architecture organized by the New Orleans Airlift nonprofit.

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Post image for The Incredible Electric Eric: Rebuilding a Lost 1920s British Robot

By all accounts, the debut of the UK’s first humanoid robot was a startling affair.

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Post image for 175,000-Year-Old Cave Structures Suggest Neanderthals Were Quite Advanced

Sure, the 14,000-year-old cave paintings recently found in Spain are impressive, with their romping bison and horses, but a far older ancient art mystery is being untangled in France.

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Post image for Seymour Chwast’s Graphic Battle Against War

A 5,000-year chronicle of human violence is the goal of illustrator Seymour Chwast’s new book project, which follows his almost six-decades of antiwar art.

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Post image for Airships and Reanimated Corpses from the Pages of Early Science Fiction

WASHINGTON, DC — Science fiction rose to prominence in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when authors like H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Mary Shelley imagined the extraordinary possibilities of advances in technology and exploration.

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Post image for Despite Protests, Paris Auction of Sacred Native American Objects Goes Ahead

Despite calls for a halt from US government officials and tribal leaders, EVE (Estimations Ventes aux Enchères) auction house went forward yesterday at Drouot Richelieu in Paris with a sale that included contested indigenous sacred objects and human remains.

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