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September 12, 2017

Keith Haring was a widely known, successful, and respected artist based in New York City during the 1980s, the most prolific period for his work. He became particularly known for his public art—paintings on subway walls, for example—that incorporated simple, almost chi...

July 23, 2017

The volcanic destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD happened to occur during the early years of Christianity. Paul the Apostle converted to Christianity in ca. 31-36 AD and helped spread his ministry through missions and sermons across the Roman empire, fina...

June 21, 2017

Historic preservationists mostly consider changes that are reversible are allowable, and painting the façade of an historic building can fall under that principle. However in some cases historic paint colors lend an air of authenticity to the physical architectural str...

January 2, 2017

The Kassena people first settled this area of Africa in the 15th century. Despite the country's poverty, a rich part of their cultural tradition is decorating the earthen architecture with elaborate designs. The capital city of Tiébélé was placed on the World Monuments...

August 8, 2016

Washington, DC has a fascinating history of public murals as community story-telling. In recent years, a number of murals have been subjected to extensive restoration efforts as older neighborhoods have become gentrified. In some neighborhoods, artists our designing ne...

July 24, 2016

Researchers from the British Museum have been exploring the numerous caves on the uninhabited island of Mona, some 40 miles west of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Finding both evidence of both Native American and European sacred displays together are being interpreted a...

July 13, 2016

In 2004, a century-old mural in Philadelphia’s Curtis Center was about to be removed to Las Vegas, Nevada and reinstalled in a casino. A concerted effort led to the purchase of the mural—a stained-glass collaboration by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany—by the...

July 8, 2016

Staro Zhelezare, a small Bulgarian village, is hoping some celebrity murals will jumpstart tourism. An art program called “Village of Personalities” provides opportunities for art students to paint public murals of political, social, and historical celebrities along th...

June 30, 2016

This 1,400-year-old chart, showing celestial bodies in gold leaf, was briefly removed from the Kitora Tomb in Nara prefecture in Japan.


Ancient star chart from Nara tomb sees light of day—briefly

By Yuya Tanaka

The Asahi Shimbun

By June 11, 2016

June 30, 2016

These relatively modern murals were the local shepherds’ response to political upheaval in this Italian hilltown on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.


Street art Sardinia: the myth and magic of Orgosolo's murals

By Chloe White and Will Davies


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