February 25, 2022

Artists Are Expressing Their Support for Ukraine in Emotional Illustrations

The world watched in shock and horror this week as Russia invaded its neighboring country, Ukraine. The Russian military advanced with troops, planes, and missile launchers aimed at cities and airports, spanning much of a country that has been independent for over 30 years. The military action from Russia is tragically marking the “most significant European war in almost 80 years.

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February 24, 2022

Art Museum Security Guards Are Moonlighting as Curators To Arrange a Special Exhibition

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has invited a group of unlikely curators to organize an exhibition. The institution tapped guards from its security department to collaborate with leadership and staff, and they selected works that will soon be on view in a show aptly titled Guarding the Art. Working with art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, the 17 officers picked to participate present unique curatorial perspectives.

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February 22, 2022

Incredible Sculpture in Beijing Says “Hello” in 101 Different Languages

Language lovers will appreciate a steel sculpture created in celebration of Beijing Foreign Studies University's 80th anniversary. Embracing the university's keywords of communication, exchange, and connection, artist Hu Quanchun designed a flowing sculpture with a special surprise engraved on the underside. Across the entire surface, the word hello is written in 101 different languages. This choice reflects the 101 language programs at BFSU and its warm embrace of other cultures.

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February 21, 2022

Charming Illustrations Capture the Daily Joys of True Love

Love isn't always about grand gestures. Oftentimes it's about the little moments that happen every day. Korean artist Myeong-Minho 명민호 captures these fleeting tender interactions in his series of charming couple illustrations. Each of his drawings depicts the love between partners through daily activities and routines. Some frolic outside in fields of flowers, blowing bubbles and hiding from the rain, while others relax indoors over cups of coffee.

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