Tag: Glass

The Curators of the US Capitol Art Collection Say They Need $25,000 to Fix Paintings and Statues Damaged in the January Attack

A US House of Representatives subcommittee will hear testimony today, February 24, from the architect of the Capitol and the House curator about the damage to the building and its art collection cause by the mob that stormed the US Capitol…

/ February 24, 2021
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‘I’m the Ice Man’: How a Retiree in a Small New England Town Found a New Career Photographing Winter Frost

On cold winter mornings, 83-year-old Len Burgess wakes up before dawn, picks up his camera, and checks the storm windows on his Danvers, Massachusetts, home. When conditions are just right, he can photograph delicate ice crystals that form on the…

/ February 8, 2021
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A Lawyer Cracked a Hidden Room in His Office and Found a Cache of Historic Photography, Including a Famed Portrait of Susan B. Anthony

A lawyer looking for a new office stumbled upon a trove of historic photographs when he discovered a secret attic in the three-story building he bought last December in Geneva, New York. Among the finds in the hidden trove was a…

/ February 6, 2021
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Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios…

/ January 17, 2021
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‘The Police Didn’t Know What Was Going to Happen’: 5 Photographers on What It Was Like to Document the Storming of the US Capitol

What has historically been the routine task of ratifying the results of the US presidential election devolved into unprecedented chaos on Wednesday as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, overrunning law enforcement and vandalizing the building in a brazen attempt to interrupt…

/ January 8, 2021
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See the Installations by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and Other Art Stars That Might Actually Make You Want to Go to New York’s Penn Station

Just a few days into 2021 and New York City has already set an architectural milestone with the opening of Moynihan Train Hall, the long-awaited extension of the much-maligned Penn Station. The space, which has 92-foot skylight ceilings, will host…

/ January 5, 2021
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Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen’s carbon footprint

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the increased electrical power needs using low- or…

/ December 23, 2020
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Holiday Art Calendar, From a Christmas LED Flower Display to an Origami Extravaganza

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions in the New York area. See our picks…

/ December 21, 2020
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The ‘Toxic’ Legal Battle Over Zaha Hadid’s $132 Million Estate Has a Silver Lining: It Will Lead to the Establishment of a New Museum

A prolonged legal battle over the estate of late architect Zaha Hadid, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 2016, was finally resolved in court this week. The trouble began after Hadid’s will revealed the four executors of her estate: stained glass artist Brian…

/ November 20, 2020
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What’s Up With That Pig Couch? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Internet’s Latest Obsession—and the Artist Behind It

The mystery of the Craigslist pig couch has finally been solved. For years, its origins have been unknown, even as ads offering the unique piece of furniture periodically popped up in cities across the US. But while the ads are a…

/ November 19, 2020
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24 Astounding Art Facts From the Guinness Book of World Records, From the Tallest Statue to the Most Prolific Painter

To set a Guinness World Record is no easy accomplishment—there are currently some 47,000 record titles, with more than 1,000 incoming applications to set new records each week. (Wait times can be up to four months.) Tucked inside these tomes…

/ November 19, 2020
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Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

When Victorian tea-merchant Frederick Horniman was looking to build a new home for his extensive collection of natural and cultural artefacts, his own back garden offered the perfect spot. Situated on one of the highest points in London, Surrey Mount…

/ November 18, 2020
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Actress Amber Heard and Artist Marilyn Minter Have Made a Provocative Election Ad in Defense of Reproductive Rights—See It Here

In an effort to encourage women to vote in the forthcoming presidential election, feminist artist Marilyn Minter has released a new video starring actress Amber Heard. Titled MY VOTE, the short film is an ad by the cultural Super PAC Downtown for…

/ October 21, 2020
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Two Amateur Metal-Detector Enthusiasts Have Discovered the Remains of an Ancient Pagan Warlord

Members of an amateur metal-detector club have discovered the 1,400-year-old remains of an Anglo-Saxon warlord—and the burial site is challenging what archaeologists think they know about post-Roman Britain. Metal-detecting enthusiasts Sue and Mick Washington found the pagan burial in 2018…

/ October 7, 2020