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How to keep artists in Boston? The city seeks solutions

There’s a sign in Wayne Strattman’s studio with six words spelled out in slender glass tubes: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, mercury. Each is lit up with the gas it describes. Helium glows a light peach; neon, the most common, blazes red-orange. Krypton is white, argon is fuchsia, xenon a muted blue, and mercury a bright azure. Although, technically, mercury is not a gas. ...

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City of Napa seeking input on roundabout public art proposals | Local News

The city of Napa is now seeking community input on proposals for its largest public art project to date, which when finished will be installed near the city’s trio of traffic roundabouts west of downtown Napa.The selected artwork will likely be installed on a portion of pavement in the southeast corner of the roundabout at First Street and California Boulevard. Katrina Gregory, the city’s ...

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Drought Reveals 3,400-Year-Old Sunken City in the Tigris River – ARTnews.com

A team of German and Kurdish archaeologists excavated a 3,400-year-old city in Kemune from the Mittani Empire along the Tigris River last week. Due to a severe drought in Iraq, the settlement surfaced from the Mosul reservoir. The city complex includes a palace that had previously been unearthed in 2018 as well as several large buildings that might comprise the city center, Zachiku. Researchers ...

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Art Industry News: Nearly 40 Percent of All Art Exhibitions in the United States Take Place in New York City. Whoa. + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday, June 1. NEED TO READ Dealer Loses Bid for Nazi-Looted Works – Two works by Egon Schiele are expected to go on sale at Christie’s this fall after the London-based dealer Richard Nagy failed to ...

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Ancient Mayan City Unearthed at Mexican Construction Site – ARTnews.com

The ruins of an ancient Mayan city once populated with palaces, pyramids, and plazas was discovered on an industrial park construction site near Mérida, Mexico. “We believe that possibly more than 4,000 people lived here,” said Carlos Peraza Lope, one of the archaeologists who led the excavation, in a Global News segment. “It was a large city where people from different social classes lived. ...

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Australian artist creates mural in Ukrainian city of Odessa, comparing Putin to bloodthirsty warlord from The Hobbit

The award-winning Australian artist George Gittoes has created an outdoor mural in one of the main squares in Odessa, Ukraine, in collaboration with the local poet Viktor Solodchuk. Titled Russian Offensive, the 10-metre-long mural draws inspiration from a bloodthirsty warlord in The Hobbit film trilogy which has been popular on Netflix during Ukraine’s curfews.“When the war started, lockdown curfews kept everyone inside,” Gittoes says. ...

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Aztec Abode and Floating Gardens Discovered in Mexico City – ARTnews.com

Archaeologists uncovered the ruins of a more than 800 year-old residential dwelling, constructed during the Aztec Empire, in the Centro neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement last week. The structure was discovered as part of a larger modernization project to electrical power substations. Spanning more than 4,300 square feet, the abode is believed to date ...

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An Ancient Underground City Was Unearthed in Southern Turkey  – ARTnews.com

An archaeological dig in Turkey has uncovered what researchers believe is the largest subterranean city in the world. A cave was discovered in the Midyat district in the southeastern province of Mardin that revealed passageways leading to a complex comprising water wells, silos, and places of worship–all dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, according to a report by Turkish newspaper, the Daily Sabah. ...

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