The outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, have experienced a lot of upheaval over the years. However, Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum helps to offset these struggles and bring joy to the area.
If you’re traveling through Taos, New Mexico, you’ll likely come across a collection of houses lined with recycled materials like tires, bottles, and cans. At first, these strange houses look like spaceships. In reality, they’re home to over 130 people, all of whom are members of the Greater World Earthship Community.
Winter is always a vulnerable time for the roughly 860,000 Germans who are experiencing homelessness. Add in a global pandemic, though, and this difficult period becomes even harder.
Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is taking the world by storm with his latest art installation, “Grow.” With this new project, Roosegaarde celebrates modern farming practices by highlighting (literally) the plants that nourish people throughout the world.
To spread some extra holiday cheer this year, Finnair, Santa’s official airline, is using virtual reality to offer eight “flights” to Santa’s hometown of Rovaniemi, Finland. This will be Finnair’s first-ever virtual flight experience. Starting on December 25, Finnair’s virtual reality flights will be available for just €10 ($12) per person. All of the flights’ profits will go to a fund created by UNICEF, which will help children who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
Self-immolation is a practice associated with many different types of religions. And the common principle unique to each association is the aim of nobility, heroism, and protest. The act of “sati” began as such a gesture. Until its history took a darker, more sinister turn. But what is sati? Why did it flourish–and what led to it being banned throughout India?
Artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman has taken Tate Britain by storm with a new and eclectic outdoor art installation. This installation, titled “remembering a brave new world,” covers the London museum’s exterior with a collection of stunning technicolor LED lights.
On November 5, 2020, LatchKey Gallery opened its doors to art patrons who are eager to experience the Puerto Rico-born and based artist Emanuel Torres’ newest exhibition: “Sombras Fracturadas | Fractured Shadows.” The NYC show features nine new paintings from Torres. All of these paintings were created during the spring and summer of this year while he, like most of the world, was in quarantine.
Throughout the world, 79.5 million people have been forcibly displaced, and 26 million of them are refugees. Many people are vaguely aware of the plight of refugees worldwide, but most have no idea of just how dire the situation truly is. In an effort to shed light on this horrific crisis, a puppet by the name of “Little Amal” is going on an 8,000-kilometer journey, beginning at the border of Syria and Turkey.
When forced into lockdown by the forces of a global pandemic, there is no better use of time than using one’s unparalleled talent to paint the world’s largest canvas to date. What’s even better, the one-of-a-kind work of art will raise $30 million for children facing poverty.