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MoMA Launches Free Online Photography Course to Combat Visual Illiteracy

Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate.

New Discoveries at the Necropolis of Porta Nola, Pompeii

The study of the necropolis permits the study of the physical characteristics of the inhabitants of Pompeii, as well as their diet, way of life and funerary practices.

Massacres, torture and mutilation: Extreme violence in Prehistoric Central European conflicts

The Early Neolithic massacre-related mass grave of Schöneck-Kilianstädten suggests that prehistoric warfare in Central Europe was more brutal than known thus far.

The Studio Museum in Harlem Announces New Building Project Designed by David Adjaye

Taking its architectural cues from the brownstones, churches and sidewalks of Harlem, David Adjaye’s conceptual design envisions a sculptural facade that contrasts strongly with the surrounding commercial buildings.

French Convent Yields Funeral Practices of 17th Century Elites

Lead Coffins, hearts and the well-preserved corpse of a lady provide rare evidence for the funerary practices of elites during the 17th century.

MoMA Acquires William Pope L.'s 'The Black Factory'

American artist William Pope.L addresses contemporary issues such as class, consumerism, and culturally embedded racism with dark humor and biting critique.

Bronx and Havana Art Museums Announce Joint Arts Programme

The most extensive visual arts exchange between the United States and Cuba in more than 50 years.

Archaeologists Find Oldest Metastatic Cancer in Human Skeleton

This is the earliest complete example in the world of a human who suffered metastatic cancer found to date.

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100,000-Year-Old Artist Workshop Found in South Africa

Painting remains discovered at Blombos Cave in South Africa document how prehistoric men made their pigments.

1000-Year-Old Monument with Image of Mayan Ruler Found

"At his feet, lying on his back on the bench, lies another, smaller person with his torso opened as a sign of sacrifice or of being overthrown," the archaeologist said.

15th-Century Nude Statue of Adam Shatters at the Met

A Fifteenth-century nude sculpture of Adam by Venetian master Tullio Lombardo fell to the floor and shattered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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