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Literary Tourism: On the Trail of Scottish Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Painted mural in Colinton tunnel devoted to R.L. Stevenson. Lovers of adventure stories are no doubt familiar with Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who penned ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Kidnapped’ among other novels, but huge credit goes to several distinguished individuals who have helped keep the author’s achievements alive. I had the great p..

Refract, the Pacific Northwestâs Glass Festival, Returns for a Second Year

Chihuly glass creations. Photo: Fran Miller Chihuly Garden and Glass, Visit Seattle, and more than 25 Pacific Northwest artists and arts organizations are coming together to again host Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience, October 15-18, 2020. Following a successful first year, Refract continues as the region’s only glass festival and demonstrates..

A New Design for North Dakota: Snohetta’s Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

Render by Moare, courtesy of Snøhetta Snøhetta is the internationally known architectural group that began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception. For 30 years, Snøhetta has designed some of the world’s most notable public and cultural projects, in..

At Auction in October 2020: Waldorf-Astoria New Yorkâs Objets dâArt And Fine Furnishings

Waldorf Astoria/ Presidential Suite Kaminski Auctions is set to host one of the largest auctions of the year. With online bidding and in person previews beginning on October 3rd, Fine Furnishings of the Historic Waldorf Astoria New York will be an extensive display of unique objects from the legendary hotel. Proceeds from the auction will go to sup..

Augmented Reality Revitalises Museum Exhibits

Visitors in Casa Batllo (Photo courtesy of Casa Batllo) As museums begin to open worldwide after long coronavirus lockdowns, an increasing number are adopting the specialized technology of augmented reality (AR) to attract more visitors. From Spain to Ireland, France to the US, AR is playing an increasingly important role in enhancing the visitor ..

Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

(Reuters) - Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and Pakistan to graffiti in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO: Pakistani truck-art painter Haider Ali, 40, gestures as he speaks with Reuters next to a mural he painted, depicting George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody in U.S., in Karachi, Pakistan, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro - RC2W7H9U09L..

U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a ‘huge victory’ for Greece: minister

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and others fighting to reclaim antiquities. An undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on June 10, 2020, shows an 8th century B.C. horse figurine of the Ancient Greek Geometric period. Greek Culture Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Lina Mendoni said Tuesday’s ruling by the 2nd U.S. C..

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus

HANOI (Reuters) - Stuck at home with school suspended, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh made the most of a lockdown in Vietnam by using art to demonstrate tragedy, resilience and chaos in the world’s battle against the coronavirus. The work of 10-year-old Chung Anh shows how events unfolded globally, depicting the devastation with drawings of the coronavirus attacking landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the Leaning Tower of P..

‘Black Lives Matter’ giant yellow mural painted on street near White House

(Reuters) - A massive “Black Lives Matter” mural was painted in yellow letters on a street near the White House on Friday, ahead of expected large demonstrations on Saturday to protest racism and police brutality in the United States. The huge mural occupies two blocks on the capital’s 16th Street. The city of Washington D.C. cleared the street so muralists could complete the work. Using rollers and buckets of yellow paint, with brushes to fine..

Winging it: Paris gallery keeps visitors apart with extension hats

PARIS (Reuters) - An art gallery in Paris has sought inspiration in ancient China to help it enforce social distancing, by providing hats with winged extensions for visitors. The colourful papier-mâché hats are modelled on headgear from the Song dynasty, which ruled China between 960 and 1279, with extensions just long enough to keep wearers the one metre (three feet) apart stipulated in France’s COVID-19 regulations. The first Song emperor is ..

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