Sum of the Arts is a periodic tabulation of numbers floating around the art world and beyond.
- Years Botticelli fell out of fashion after his death in 1510 = 250
- Percentage of the streets in Paris named for historic women = 2.6
- Seconds London’s Big Ben clock has been running fast this month = 6
- Percentage of the US coastline covered in concrete = 14
- Number of abandoned baby carriages artist Nari Ward found on the streets, which he later installed in an exhibition about motherhood at Milan’s Palazzo Reale = 280
- Pounds of unsalted O-At-Ka Butter in the 2015 New York State Fair’s crowning butter sculpture, which includes the Statue of Liberty and Niagara Falls = 800
- Number of messages in bottles thrown by a scientist into England’s North Sea between 1904 and 1906 = 1,020 (one of which was discovered this month, the oldest message in a bottle ever found)
- Gallons of water in the on-stage river for the dance-theater performance Pearl at Lincoln Center = 4,200
- Number of people Olafur Eliasson estimates will cross his new five-platform Cirkelbroen bridge every day in Copenhagen = 5,000
- Tons of copper ore buried beneath the ancient ruins of Mes Aynak in Afghanistan = 12,500,000
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Oh Shit! retraces the historical arc of feces from ancient Rome to the sewage challenges and potential innovations of the 21st century.
Located in Des Moines, Iowa, this residency for emerging and established artists includes studio and living space, a $1,000 monthly stipend, and more.
The controversial technology determined that the so-called de Brécy Tondo is an original by the Italian Renaissance master.
Specialists inflated the protest artwork as part of conservation testing at the Museum of London.
Fully-funded teaching assistantships are standard for MFA students at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the state of New York.
Some museums are opting for new language to describe the preserved individuals in their collections who were once living humans.
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