Archive for March, 2014

Animal mummies displayed at California museum

In this March 20, 2014 photo, Brooklyn Museum, Egyptian, Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art, curator, Edward Bleiberg speaks during a tour of the exhibit "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt," at the Orange County's Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif. The exhibition is on the ancient the mummification of animals in the Egyptian culture and religion. Drawn from the renowned collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Soulful Creatures features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Dogs and cats are often beloved family members in current culture, but animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs' tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings.

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Charleston Photography Workshops to launch in April

Charleston Photography Workshops has announced an inaugural slate of sessions for 2014 with the promise of hands-on instruction from renowned photographers in one of America’s treasured travel destinations.

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Retrospective of late artist Mike Kelley comes home to Los Angeles

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With sullied stuffed animals, models of a sci-fi city and a statue of astronaut John Glenn covered in broken ceramic, a retrospective on influential contemporary artist Mike Kelley opens on Monday in Los Angeles, two years after the artist took his own life. The exhibition at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is as moving as it is large. “It was going to be a thematic retrospective that was very much involved in his participation and collaboration,” said Ann Goldstein, the exhibition’s curator and a former artistic director at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kelley was born in 1954 in suburban Detroit and attended the University of Michigan before moving to Southern California in 1976 to attend the California Institute of the Arts and later settling in as a prominent figure in the Los Angeles art scene.

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Miami photojournalist offers 25-year retrospective

Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste will display 25 years of work this month with a retrospective covering his photography from Haiti, Cuba, across the Caribbean and home in Miami.

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Woolly creatures join tourists in Louvre Museum

PARIS (AP) — It’s not every day that you can stand in line at the Louvre Museum next to a flock of live sheep.

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