Four exhibitions planned prior to the devastating earthquakes grapple with presciently timely themes of loss, healing and transformation.
Art Orgs Mobilize Support After Turkey-Syria Earthquakes
Artists and cultural organizations have been contributing to the post-disaster relief efforts despite their own needs for support.
Deadly Earthquake Damages Cultural Sites in Turkey and Syria
The 7.8-magnitude quake has killed at least 2,600 people and destroyed a 2nd-century castle, among other landmarks.
Puerto Rico’s Arts Institutions Mobilize After Strongest Earthquake in a Century
Museums and institutions on the island are opening their doors as collection centers and charging stations, distributing supplies, offering art therapy, and fundraising.
After Earthquake, Mexico City’s Art Community Takes Stock of the Damage
Some galleries suffered severe damage, others turned their spaces into relief centers, and the city’s biggest art fair came under fire for going ahead with its scheduled VIP opening the night of the quake.
Photographs of Life at Two Edges of the North American Plate
For her book Rift/Fault, Marion Belanger investigated landscapes along the San Andreas Fault in California and the Mid-Atlantic Rift in Iceland.
Deadly Earthquake Damages Historic Churches and Other Cultural Heritage in Central Italy
The town clock in the 13th-century bell tower in Amatrice, Italy, is frozen at 3:36 am, the time that Wednesday’s earthquake struck, exacting a death toll that now stands at 241.
Honoring Nepal’s Cultural Heritage One Year After Its Catastrophic Quake
To coincide with the one-year anniversary of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal, the Rubin Museum of Art is launching a series of commemorative projects, including an online exhibition that celebrates the unique culture of the region.
Nepalese Cultural Sites in Peril as Calls for Relief Go Unanswered
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said the country needs about $2 billion for reconstruction and has expressed the hope that all buildings — homes, businesses, and historic sites — will be back up in two years.
Shigeru Ban and Other Architects to Build Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.
New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country.
Open-Source Maps Help Guide Nepalese Earthquake Relief
A crucial need in any rescue effort — perhaps just as important to saving lives as medical supplies, food, and tents — is an up-to-date map that humanitarian workers can use to more efficiently navigate the rubble.