Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for Two Imposing Maya Cities Uncovered in Southern Mexico

Last week, the research center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts announced that an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Sprajc has uncovered the remains of two Maya cities, Lagunita and Tamchen.

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Children's drawing from Twins Early Development Study, King’s College London

Think your four-year-old might be an artistic prodigy? While early drawing ability doesn’t mean your child will be the next Picasso, a new study suggests it may indicate brightness.

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Butterflies Make Art

by Laura C. Mallonee on August 25, 2014

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Every winter, Monarch butterflies retreat to Central Mexico to spend the chilly months hibernating in the trees. But in the past decade, deforestation, pesticides, and climate change have threatened their journey.

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Buying Art in Bitcoin

by Laura C. Mallonee on August 21, 2014

Buying art with Bitcoin

In May, painters Valentin Ruhry and Andy Boot launched Cointemporary, an online art gallery exhibiting artworks that can only be bought using the popular crypto-currency Bitcoin.

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Olek yarn bombing underwater bomb sculpture

A New York–based artist trying to raise awareness about the ocean’s health is being accused of damaging it. Agata Oleksiak, the yarn artist better-known as Olek, traveled to Cancun earlier this month for an installation highlighting the ocean’s declining shark population, according to La Jornada.

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Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton has embarked on a 50-day photographic tour promoting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which seek to eliminate the number of people living on less than $1.25 by 2015, among other aims.

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A public art installation by Sergei Zakharov

Pro-Russian rebels have abducted an artist in eastern Ukraine, the International Business Times reported.

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Post image for Marfa’s Art World Gentrification Is Pushing Out Long-Time Residents

After Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas in 1971, he quickly transformed the cow-town into the art world’s desert outpost, much to the chagrin of some locals.

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'Bloodflames Revisited' at Paul Kasmin Gallery

A big part of the art world is art history, and nowhere is that clearer than in the recent spate of exhibition revivals.

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Post image for Discovering Tutankhamun with Photographer Harry Burton

In 1922, the Egyptologist Howard Carter asked the Metropolitan Museum of Art to lend him the services of Harry Burton, a photographer then working for the Museum’s Egyptian expedition.

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