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January, 2018

  • 29 January

    A gold toilet for the White House

    The White House asked to borrow a Van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead. Here the letter from Guggenheim: The White House apparently contacted the Guggenheim Museum in New York and asked for the loan of Van Gogh’s 1888 Landscape With Snow. The museum wrote back to say it …

  • 26 January

    Glenstone is the new Frick

    A rural suburb of Washington, DC, will soon become home to one of the largest private museums in the world. A new expansion is expected to up annual attendance from 10,000 to 100,000. Glenstone is about to become one of America’s largest private museums, according to Arnet.com “When we opened Glenstone …

October, 2017

  • 14 October

    Street Art and L’Havana

    Article written by Esther Wambui The art covering walls from Habana Vieja to Vedado reflects the concerns of a younger generation of Cubans ever more connected to the world outside, even while they struggle to see a future in their own country.   Any serious political threat is still handled quickly and …

September, 2017

  • 29 September

    3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic

    Article written by Esther Wambui In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping illusion gives the effect of walking on air as pedestrians move from one side of the street to the …

August, 2017

  • 6 August

    Pepper and Masashi Hattori’s Trick Art

    Article written by Esther Wambui   An art exhibition showing hyper-realistic 3D drawings is pulling in the crowds in Japan and these incredible photos show why. The exhibition, showcasing work by Japanese artist Masashi Hattori, is at the Kawasaki City Museum.   Visitors are encouraged to take pictures with the artwork, …