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NASA Releases Largest Photo Ever & It Will Destroy You

NASA Releases Largest Photo Ever & It Will Destroy You

junkyardarts January 20, 2015 Comments Off on NASA Releases Largest Photo Ever & It Will Destroy You

Space is a place and concept that I understand in it’s basic form, but ultimately the scope and scale is so beyond my understanding that I tend to get panicky when looking at high

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Giant Groundhog-esque Critters Adorably Chilled With Dinosaurs

Giant Groundhog-esque Critters Adorably Chilled With Dinosaurs

junkyardarts November 21, 2014 Comments Off on Giant Groundhog-esque Critters Adorably Chilled With Dinosaurs

So here’s some great news: apparently a “bizarre” super heavyweight groundhog-like creature lived with with the dinosaurs in Madagascar, and went to each other’s cookouts and pool parties millions of years before large mammals

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Digital Detox: Talk Face to Face at the PEM

Digital Detox: Talk Face to Face at the PEM

junkyardarts November 17, 2014 Comments Off on Digital Detox: Talk Face to Face at the PEM

I’m bad at this too, so this may seem a little hypocritical, but how about we take a night away from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and just enjoy some good ol’ direct human interaction? If

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WWII Soldiers Tag Ancient Site In Jerusalem

WWII Soldiers Tag Ancient Site In Jerusalem

junkyardarts October 8, 2014 Comments Off on WWII Soldiers Tag Ancient Site In Jerusalem

A huge 1,700 year old cistern in Jerusalem was apparently the site of some good ol’ tagging courtesy of a couple of Australian soldiers during their tour in the Second World War.  The graffiti

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The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

junkyardarts September 10, 2014 Comments Off on The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

Madonna.  Beyonce.  Prince.  Calder. This revolutionary artist is in the one-name-club in and out of the art world.  Show anyone a classic Calder mobile and they will know who made it by name.  His

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RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

junkyardarts August 25, 2014 Comments Off on RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

The summer of 2014 is winding down and just when we thought the deluge of bad news may come to an end, we hear that Lord Richard Attenborough has died at age 90.  Variety

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Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

junkyardarts August 4, 2014 Comments Off on Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

Now’s your chance, world! Sir Christopher Lee is releasing his iron grip on a variety of props from his tenure as Saruman in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, and you can snatch

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Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

junkyardarts July 9, 2014 Comments Off on Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

From the Boston MFA: Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe…Many of the works were used to

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Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

junkyardarts June 30, 2014 Comments Off on Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

I was finally able to visit The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia this past weekend and I learned a few things.  First, the collection is totally ridiculous.  Improbable. What I mean is: no matter how

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Antique Shop Painting Turns Out To Be Early Dali

Antique Shop Painting Turns Out To Be Early Dali

junkyardarts June 2, 2014 1

Mark this under “Why It Pays To Know Your Art”: Tomeu L’Amo, a painter and an art historian, found a lovely work of surrealist art in a store in Northern Spain in the late 1980’s.

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