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'The Many Faces' Art Exhibition Opens in New York Gallery Sensei Special

New York - "The Many Faces," a new art exhibition exploring consumerism, sex, and American culture, opened in New York on December 12, 2014. The following photos are from the opening reception at Gallery Sensei, attended by the artists, curator, and art enthusiasts.

MSV in Winchester presents 'Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art' Special

Winchester - Northern Virginia is full of things to see and do and Winchester is no exception. A great museum to check out is the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Lots of art and history to see here.

Oldest ever abstract art found

Archaeologists have declared that a shell with geometric engravings was carved by a Homo erectus hundreds of thousands of years ago. It is said to be oldest ever recorded example of "abstract art."

China to send artists to countryside: Report

Bejing - China will send artists, film-makers, and TV personnel to live among the masses in rural areas in order to "form a correct view of art", state media said on Tuesday.

Man forgets scroll worth $1.25 million on train

We've all had the experience of forgetting something, be it a hat or a wallet, but one art collector has one-upped all those experiences by forgetting an art piece worth $1.25 million.

Swiss museum accepts Gurlitt art hoard, to return Nazi loot

Berlin - A Swiss museum on Monday accepted a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era, but pledged to restitute any looted pieces.

Art of Gothic book launch in London Special

London - The Art of Gothic is a new book by author and broadcaster Natasha Scharf. The book was launched on Halloween at a special event at the British Library in London. Digital Journal was in attendance.

Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

San Francisco - While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

Op-Ed: Studio 35 where artists of the canvas and of the page converge Special

Sonoma - There's that old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Words and images often go together so it is no surprise that Studio 35 would have a poetry reading on Oct. 10 to compliment its art display.

Photo essay: Eindhoven, the Dutch modernist city Special

Eindhoven - Eindhoven is a city in the Netherlands. It is associated with industry and art, and is the home town of the Dutch electronics company Philips. This October, Digital Journal was in town.

Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

Paris - The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Audio Describer donates her voice to help those with disabilities Special

San Francisco - With so much these days about access and having a voice to be heard, voice-over artist Michele Spitz is very outspoken when it has to do with access to the arts.

An activist weekend in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - The second last weekend of September was filled with events in Edmonton's local arts and activism scenes due to observance of several worldwide days of action.

Comics, Narrative, and the Unstable Other in Who’s Hump? Special

Chicago - On September 24th Chicago’s LATITUDE gallery space will host a Winkelman-Milling Projects show called Who’s HUMP?, the latest in a series of WMP shows that spotlight art and artists exploring boundaries in the windy city and beyond.

Are females more attracted to artistic men?

A recent study by an Italian postgraduate student claims that art and creativity is a masculine representation of one's genes in the context of selective mating in humans, and therefore makes males more attractive.

Monet discovered in suitcase of 'Nazi art' hoarder

Berlin - The reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May, investigators said Friday.

Willem Vedovi: the Challenges of the Art Market - Interview Special

Brussels - A successful art-lover, Willem Vedovi is the co-founder of one of the most renowned art gallery in Brussels, the gallery Vedovi. In this modern and contemporary art gallery he has been running together with his brother Paolo Vedovi since 1995.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

Residents of Japanese town band together to create rice art

Aomori - Around 8,000 residents of the town Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture banded together to create some incredible art using simple arrangementsof rice.

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

Edmonton - The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.

The Meteor Guitar Gallery is open and amped Special

Bentonville - For many decades, untold numbers of people were entertained within the walls of the venerable Meteor Theater. Now a local entrepreneur, who turned his passion into a rocking business, is restoring the building and featuring new and vintage guitars.

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

London - The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Polish city's new statue cuts a urinating Lenin down to size

- A Lenin statue has returned to a onetime model communist city in Poland but the monumental hero of Soviet days is now a small, lurid green man urinating from atop a black plinth.

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

Edmonton - The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.

Dogs Immemorial: A radiant tribute Special

Cairns - Prolific Australian artist Rose Rigley has created a lovingly luminous testament to the special position dogs hold in our lives.

Spain's 'Always Shameless' artist hits New York City art scene Special

New York - A Spanish star will shine at the UNIX Gallery in NYC from June 12 to July 12, as the work of artist Eugenio Merino goes on show in his “Always Shameless” exhibition. This despite legal battles by the artist to defend his freedom of speech in Spain.

Links found between HIV treatment and birth defects

Specific links between medicines used to manage HIV in pregnant women, and the prevalence and type of birth defects, have been found in a new study.
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The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d Or  Lyon France 2010
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d'Or, Lyon France 2010
Super Size Hamburger (Garry Trinh)
Super Size Hamburger (Garry Trinh)
The front entrance of the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg  Ontario.
The front entrance of the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario.
McMichael Gallery
Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.”  Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago  IL
Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.” Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
They should sing their way to a win.
They should sing their way to a win.
Box Office Mojo
Girls being girls dressing themselves in the style of the time in a room set aside for young visitor...
Girls being girls dressing themselves in the style of the time in a room set aside for young visitors
The Great Work of the Metal Lover artwork
The Great Work of the Metal Lover artwork
Adam Brown
 Box Sized DIE  - an art installation by João Onofre in London s Sculpture in the City.
"Box Sized DIE" - an art installation by João Onofre in London's Sculpture in the City.
YouTube
A picture of the  Threshold  as seen from the rear  3  view.
A picture of the "Threshold" as seen from the rear "3" view.
Vimeo, work of James Hopkins
B/W Nature
B/W Nature
Acadia Gallery in Toronto is taking part in Nuit Blanche for the first time with 13 artists.
Acadia Gallery in Toronto is taking part in Nuit Blanche for the first time with 13 artists.
A large mural located next to the Watts Towers
A large mural located next to the Watts Towers
A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz  using found objects
A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz, using found objects
With permission by Sayaka Ganz
Women pointing at the Sargasso art exhibit in Toronto s Brookfield Place
Women pointing at the Sargasso art exhibit in Toronto's Brookfield Place
Willem Vedovi
Willem Vedovi
Carol Matson s work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
Carol Matson's work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
Women Shopping in Auburn (Richard Payne)
Women Shopping in Auburn (Richard Payne)
Tuscany  Italy July 2011
Tuscany, Italy July 2011
Looking up at the Sargasso art exhibit in Toronto s Brookfield Place
Looking up at the Sargasso art exhibit in Toronto's Brookfield Place
Pavement artist  Lyon France 2010
Pavement artist, Lyon France 2010