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Houtouwan - China’s Beautiful Ghost Village

Houtouwan is an abandoned fishing village on the northern side of Shengshan Island, one of the Shengsi Islands, a chain of 400 islands located 40 miles east of Shanghai, China. The village was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen among other residents, but was ...

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Mixing Hand-Weaving with Modern Art: Anni Albers

A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers' pivotal contribution to modern art and design, the first major exhibition of her work in the UK is now on display at London’s Tate Modern. As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from ...

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The Underwater Museum of Art

The Underwater Museum of Art recently became the first permanent underwater sculpture garden in the United States. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, off of Walton County, Florida, the museum lies at a depth of approximately 60-feet and at a distance of .7-miles from the shore of Grayton Beach State Park. Each year, a juried selection of sculptural ...

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The Colors of New York City

New York City’s colors were celebrated over the summer with a unique public installation, Manhattan Color Walk. From the buckets of lavender mums at the corner bodega to the forest green scaffolding covering a building under construction, the walk paid special homage to all the colors that make New York City unique. Each color in the striped ...

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Shining a Light on Leonardo da Vinci – Classic Drawings and Hidden Sketches

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event ...

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Yugoslavia’s Architectural Utopia

The Museum of Modern Art is celebrating the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. The exhibition, which opened in July, includes more than 400 ...

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Spirit of Place

Spirit of Place is a program for architecture students that over the last two decades has become one of the most influential environmental and cultural forces in reshaping the built environment while creating the archeology of tomorrow. The program has received numerous design and educational awards over the years. The Spirit of Place has recently been featured in the ...

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An Island of Art

Located in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan’s Naoshima Island is known for its many contemporary art museums. The museums and beauty of the tiny island (roughly 5.5 square miles) draw many tourists, whose visits help support the local economy. Benesse Corporation (one of the largest education companies in Japan and based in Okayama) has directed the creation and operation of the island's museums ...

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Shape of Light in London

London’s Tate Modern’s SHAPE OF LIGHT: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period ...

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