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La Gioconda in an extraordinary adaptation · Kazan, Russia · Photo by Gerhard Guffler
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Shared art - Elevator door in Hotel Lebua at the State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand.
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Experts. National Museum of China in Beijing. Photo by Gerhard Guffler
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The german Masterpainter Philipp Weber in New York City
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Spectacular location: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain
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Preparing for the photoshooting - young model in Seoul, South Korea
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Art that lives. Spanish children in front of a work of the master Antonio Castello Avilleira. Photo by Martin Llamedo
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Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings - David Zwirner Gallery, New York City
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Art, well-dosed. Devotional items at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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Contemporary Art at the National Museum of China in Beijing
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Street Art. Bordeaux/France. New harbour area. Photo by Nyx
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Fantastic multi-media presentation by TeamLab (Japan) at Pace Gallery in Beijing · Photo by Erik Olsson
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The triple Helnwein. Discovered at Modernism, San Francisco · Photo by Jon Kim
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Hidden view to North Korea? Youngeun Museum - Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Photo by Takashi Moto
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Exciting neighborhood: street art and commerce - discovered in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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Escape · Fondation Maeght · Photo by Takashi Moto
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Discovery in a gallery in Stockholm: The daughter of the famous ceramist Leo Grilli from Gubbio, Umbria.
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Impressive typography in Seoul-Jikhalsi, South Korea · Photo by Takashi Moto
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In search of identity. Detail of Alexander Timofeev "Beginning" · Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2015.
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What does Marylin think? Impression from the Halcyon Gallery, London
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A wedge? Outstanding architecture! The new area in the Hermitage. Photo by Takashi Moto.
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Grandiose swing: Church of St. Michael, Hamburg. Photo by Gerhard Guffler.
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Sculpture of sitting men, France. Photo by Anja Helmchen.
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Lively streets in New York City. Photo by Mick Rogers.
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Accord. Städel-Museum, Frankfurt/Germany · Photo by Takashi Moto
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The truck. Christmas. New York City. Photo by Vince Ryan
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Currently out of Malaga/Spain: masterful sensitive drawing of the artist Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez.
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West meets east. Shopping in Guangdong, South Korea. Photo by Kwon KyungYep
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A touristic reminiscent of a great artist. Discovered at Central Park in New York City. Photo by Danielle Lemond
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Re-use: Work aid for the German painter Philipp Weber. Photo: Johannes Mencke
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Monumental, Yet So Fragile: Arctic Landscapes by Emma Stibbon

German-born artist Emma Stibbon did her studies in England, where she currently works. Her production is mostly composed of monochrome drawings on paper, often in large-scale formats.

The works take inspiration from the North-European romantic tradition of landscape views, but Stibbon’s natural and built subjects slowly reveal the heavy traces of human intervention on the environment. Landscape is no longer celebrated for its wilderness striking human beings, but recorded in its fragility, as it is often shown either eroded or transformed.

Featured Artist Alice Shepherd

Self-taught glass artist Alice E. Shepherd creates fascinating glass and industrial sculpture using reclaimed materials.

 

“Assimilation #1” Kiln-Formed Glass and Industrial Parts, 16” x 23” by artist Alice Shepherd. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Assimilation #1” Kiln-Formed Glass and Industrial Parts, 16” x 23”

 

“I want to be a mechanic.” My declaration was met with an immediate and definite response, “Absolutely not, young lady!”

Conservation: A Tale of Two Summers

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Matthew Fields (left) assessing a diorama at the University of Delaware in 2017

Matthew Fields was a recent pre-program intern at the Lunder Conservation Center, as part of the Smithsonian Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA). He is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, pursuing a BA in art.

In the summer of 2017, I had the privilege of working on the dioramas from the 1940 Chicago „American Negro Exhibition.“ Being a part of the inaugural Two-Week Introduction into Practical Conservation (TIPC) program was an invaluable experience. I spent those weeks on the grounds of the Winterthur Museum and the University of Delaware, and was immersed in the field of museum studies for the first time.

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