WASHINGTON, DC — If that video of pro surfer Mick Fanning’s near shark attack kept you out of the water this summer, you can still get some fin-free beach time in before Labor Day at the National Building Museum.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a Spanish town replaces a prehistoric tomb with a picnic table, Cossacks destroy a Mephistopheles sculpture, San Francisco sues a graffiti writer, and more.
There are nearly as many smokers in China as there are Americans in the United States. That staggering statistic might help explain the central role cigarettes play in traditional Chinese weddings.
The rotating current of the North Pacific Gyre contains in its ocean vortex a cloud of plastic debris constantly moving below the surface, a marine hazard nicknamed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
VENICE — When I arrived in Venice three weeks ago, I immediately headed to the tip of the Donsoduro to S.a.L.E. docks, a contemporary art space run by artist and activist Marco Baravalle. As part of its Biennale programming, the G.U.L.F. was set to have the Precarious Workers Pageant that evening.
The world’s oldest wood carving just got older.
LOS ANGELES — This week, a group show tackles ocean pollution, a documentary on the photographer who shot Che screens, camp and kitsch comes to 356 Mission with the Seth Bogart Show, and more.
The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on August 25 that since 2009, archaeologists at a Mycenaean palace on Aghios Vassilios Hill on Greece’s Sparta plain have unearthed numerous artifacts.
After photographing families and other residents being led into “assembly centers” in the central and coastal cities of California and the county seats of Salinas, Stockton, Turlock, and San Bruno, photographer Dorothea Lange turned her camera to southern California, towards the first concentration camp to open for residents of Japanese descent.
ISIS has once again struck a historic temple in Palymra, although the structure is “still standing,” according to the BBC.
Attention shoppers: are you tired of paparazzi following you around, taking bright flash pictures and selling them to tabloids?
PARIS — Soon, the desire for art that distinguishes itself from pop culture might become like how drugs used to be: a transgressive, covert endeavor.