The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29. It was established on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35. Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. The International Day Against Nuclear Tests aims to raise public awareness about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests, and advocates the banning of nuclear tests as a step to achieving a safer world. To mark this year’s International Day Against Nuclear Tests, an exhibition of art related to nuclear testing and nuclear weapons by artists from Austria, China, Kazakhstan, and the United States was on display at the Vienna International Centre.
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The 89 owl sculptures have appeared in Birmingham. Each owl sculpture is 5ft 5ins tall. The Big Hoot has brought businesses, artists, schools and the local community together to create a public art trail of stunning owl sculptures on display across Birmingham from 20 July until 27 September. The best way to see amazing owls is to follow the trail around the city and see how many you can spot. In October the owls will be auctioned to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
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The lifeguard towers of Miami Beach are famous in a town of famous architecture. The South Beach lifeguard stations are working stations and each is a beautifully crafted work of art. There are now 31 Lifeguard Towers just along the coastline of Miami Beach from the very tip at South Pointe Park up to 87th Street.
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The internationally famous glass artist has sent a small trove of vessels for a temporary exhibition at the Chihuly Collection. The seven works are from the Sealife Stoppers series, which combine blown-glass bases with sculpted tops. Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. He is credited with transforming the methods of creating glass art and thereby leading the development of complex, multi-part glass sculptures and environmental art.
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The Milwaukee Art Museum is an architectural landmark, comprised of three buildings at 341,000-square-foot designed by three legendary architects: Eero Saarinen (War Memorial Center), David Kahler (Kahler Building), and Santiago Calatrava (Quadracci Pavilion). The museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday,
$12 seniors and students with ID.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period visitors can see up to 36,000 artifacts which started to be collected in 1906 when public interest in ancient Egypt suddenly grew. The Egyptian Collection is housed in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. The objects are arranged chronologically.
sahura and a deity
twentieth dynasty models
temple of dendur
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Technically, graffiti is considered to be drawings, paintings, or other markings on surfaces in public places. The Writing on the Wall gangs use as their street “telegraph,” sending messages about turf and advertising their exploits. Graffiti identifies territorial boundaries, lists members, and communicates threats to rival gangs. Each year millions of dollars are spent to clean up graffiti.
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Thierry Ehrmann is the 1987 founder and current chairman of the Serveur Group, which is a company that manages databases of art auction quotations. He works from his house which has been transformed into the artwork Abode of Chaos.
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Frederick Arthur Bridgman is best known for his painted visions of exoticized North African scenes and people. He was considered among the leading Orientalist artists of his time. During his long and prolific career, Bridgman traveled to Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey and Syria to paint and document local customs. In 1881, at the peak of his popularity, Bridgman exhibited over three hundred works at the American Art Gallery in New York.
diversion assyrian king 1877
procession honor isis 1902
scene morocco 1885
village el biar algeria 1889
learning quran coran 1921
arab women town wall 1925
an egyptian procession 1902
an arab encampment
pharaoh army engulfed red sea 1900
an arab village 1879
women cemetery algiers
an algerian street
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Artists and designers have re-designed the iconic red telephone box as part of BT Artbox. The open-air art exhibition involved 80 more telephone boxes exhibited all around London, from Heathrow to Stratford. Artists has used a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the original telephone kiosk, introduced in 1936.
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The Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building is an architectural work of art. It is located in Denver\’s Civic Center. The cubist-like building’s exterior is composed of highly reflective titanium, while the angular interior houses art from a variety of genres.
Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Joint Venture Partner: Davis Partnership
Contractor: M.A Mortensen Co. (Colorado)
Project Area: 146,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2006
Tuesday–Thursday: 10 am–5 pm
Friday: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
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Rapa Nui aka Easter Island is the Polynesian island found in the south east Pacific Ocean. It is famous for the large monumental Moai statues, rock art carvings and paintings with unique motifs. On average, statues stand 13 feet high and weigh 14 tons, human heads-on-torsos carved in the male form from rough hardened volcanic ash.
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Adam Parker Smith’s first solo exhibition in New York City. It was inspired by the execution scene in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls. The heads are impaled on stakes or lying on the ground which is strewn with roses. As guilt, fascination and loyalty encroach, flawless heroines confront heart ache, fools distinguish beauty from the grotesque and the wretched mourn the loss of irreproachable purity.
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These pieces are highly detailed, well-made, and quite a unique. It looks insanely real with its sheet metal parts and its head grinded down for a very aggressive look. Sculptures are an important form of public art which have morphed significantly over the centuries.
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