In the summer of 2016, while digging the new Metro C subway line in Rome, workers came across a rare archeological find, a 2nd-century CE Roman barracks. Late last week, archeologists uncovered the remains of a “commander’s house” (domus) connected to the barracks, “the first discovery of its kind in the Italian capital,” according to the Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA).
Complete with marble floors, mosaics, and frescoes, the Hadrian-era house was found 12 meters (~39 feet) under the Amba Aradam station, close to the Basilica of San Giovanni Laterano. “We think this is where the barracks’ commander used to live and relax after work,” the head of Rome’s monuments authority, Francesco Prosperetti, told journalists during an on-site press conference, reports the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). Measuring 300 square meters (~3,200 square feet), the house contains 14 separate rooms, including a “bathhouse with underfloor heating.”
The house will be dismantled piece by piece and temporarily moved, before returning to its original location and incorporated into the new metro station, which “will surely become the most beautiful metro station in the world,” Prosperetti told reporters.
The close, careful, and subtle observation I found this year is representative of precisely why I continue to gravitate to this fair.
How do we counter stereotypes about Black mothers, while stressing the importance of memory, determination, love, and corporeality?
Featuring underwater recordings from around the world, this immersive, site-specific installation is on view at the Lenfest Center for the Arts in NYC from February 3 to 13.
With two stellar retrospectives, one time-based installation, and several commissions by local artists, the Phillips Collection has dedicated its galleries to highlighting abstract work by Black artists.
As we begin a new year, a small moment on Queer Eye makes me think about the profound effect our stories can have on each other.
BRIC’s multidisciplinary program in Brooklyn has cohorts in Contemporary Art, Film & TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art. Applications are due March 10.
Some have criticized the racist monument’s planned relocation to North Dakota, near land seized from Indigenous people.
A group called the Boriken Libertarian Forces toppled the monument hours before King Felipe VI of Spain’s visit.
Still resonating with relevance, William Gropper’s incisive cartoons in defense of the WPA go on auction at New York’s Swann Galleries together with other works by celebrated WPA artists.
Archeologists excavating in Nijmegen, the Netherland’s oldest city, found the bowl in pristine condition.
A pioneer of street photography, Levitt worked in the most crowded and poorest neighborhoods of New York searching for the theater of everyday life.