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Week in Review: Archaeologists Find Imperial Sculpture of Dionysus, Smithsonian Appoints First African American Head

Week in Review: Archaeologists Find Imperial Sculpture of Dionysus, Smithsonian Appoints First African American Head

The Smithsonian Castle (via Robert Lyle Bolton’s Flickrstream) Week in Review is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter. Lonnie G. Bunch III, will serve as the first African American secretary of the Smithsonian, the institution’s most senior position, ...

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Madrid the Memorable

Madrid the Memorable

Capitals are meant to be showrooms of their respective countries — rich conglomerations of everything that is beautiful, enduring and affirming. No doubt that Madrid shows off Spain in a good light, but it is a kind of glow tinted with sepia. For the city keeps its old bones well. ...

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The Sensuality of Ancient Art in the Round

The Sensuality of Ancient Art in the Round

The back of a polychromatic portrait of the Emperor Antoninus Pius sculpted from Parian marble (Rome, 138-150 CE); the ancient sculptor applied a “running drill” to shape the delicate locks of his hair — a detail difficult to explore without walking behind the bust, on view at the Bowdoin College ...

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