Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

When most people think of material for sculptures, marble, bronze, clay and other traditional materials come to mind. However, a new exhibit of Chinese contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) shows the allure of using other matter in unusual artworks. Pieces constructed using human hair, cigarettes, melted plastic, and other […]

Corning Museum of Glass, Netflix Competition Leave Viewers ‘Blown Away’

Corning Museum of Glass, Netflix Competition Leave Viewers ‘Blown Away’

Glassmaking has been around for 35 centuries. However, truly appreciating its evolution and artistic capabilities goes far beyond picking out a crystal pattern or buying a glass figurine. A visit to the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and watching “Blown Away,” a competition debuting in June on Netflix, leaves viewers aware of the […]

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