London

Post image for Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

The building blocks of urban landscapes are often riddled with fossils, with Jurassic reptile bones and Cretaceous sea creatures sometimes emerging from the stone surfaces.

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Post image for From a Missing Woman to an Overpowering Odor, Adventures from London’s First Art Night

LONDON — “Have you seen Betty? She has big boobs! She has disappeared!”

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Post image for UK Unveils Its First Public Statue of a Historic Black Woman

Last Thursday, a monumental statue of Mary Seacole was unveiled in London.

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Post image for Lucian Freud’s Unseen Self-Portrait and Sketchbooks Go on View

“Truth heads into naked people bodies bodies whole complete living naked women avoid facial expression make bodies expressive of feeling,” scribbled painter Lucian Freud in one of the sketchbooks now on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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Post image for Wolfgang Tillmans Focuses on Borders and Brexit in London

LONDON — Like many other Europeans living in the UK, I am not eligible to vote in Thursday’s referendum that will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.

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Post image for Protesters Demand “Where Is Ana Mendieta?” in Tate Modern Expansion

LONDON — Posters all around London advertising Tate Modern’s new building proudly proclaim: “Art Changes. We Change.”

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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 The Woman Who Found Abstraction Before the Modernists

LONDON — The first thought that struck me about the Serpentine Gallery’s exhibition of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, Painting the Unseen, was: Thank goodness — finally a solo show starring a female artist!

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Post image for A Show About Delacroix’s Influence Is Sorely Missing His Work

LONDON — Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art suffers from too few of Delacroix’s works and far too much of the “modern art.”

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Post image for Activists Strap Artist-Made Pollution Masks on London’s Statues

From Buckingham Palace’s white marble Queen Victoria to the famous aluminum Eros in Piccadilly Circus, high-profile statues of historical and mythical figures across London have become central participants in an air pollution protest.

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