Process of creating things of no intrinsic value but significant extrinsic value through emotional or aesthetic appeal

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Lee Fearnside
February 21, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
Species across the globe have been forced to adapt to humans' effects on the environment. An upcoming book illustrates some unexpected examples of this dynamic
James Barron
December 19, 2019
Dozens of ingeniously crafted objects are on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the world's fanciest hat pin (at 41 carats).
Naina J A
December 5, 2019
Deccan Herald
There has been steady decline in HIV/AIDS cases in Dakshina Kannada district since last 11 years, thanks to a slew of awareness programmes undertaken by the department of health and family welfare, NGOs and other organisations, said DHO Dr Ramakrishna Rao.
November 30, 2019
A statement from the Army said an Avalanche Rescue Team (ART) following the patrol immediately rushed and managed to locate and pull out all members, but two personnel succumbed to their injuries.
November 20, 2019
CHRISTIE'S TO OFFER THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JAYNE WRIGHTSMAN PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PHILANTHROPY OLD MASTER PAINTINGS, FRENCH FURNITURE, AND DECORATIVE ARTS LIVE AND ONLINE SALES TO BE HELD IN APRIL 2020 Christie's is honored to be entrusted with The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman, with live and online auctions to be held in April 2020, during the Classic Week sales in New York. A paragon of erudition and style, Jayne Wrightsman was a connoisseur and patron of the arts who un...
BBC News
November 5, 2019
BBC News
Pods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.
By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline
October 16, 2019
Mail Online
The material, which was created by Canada-based camouflage company Hyperstealth, could be used to hide large items such as army tanks or even to shield troops on the ground from enemies.
October 4, 2019
The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund will host An Evening Honoring Leonard A. Lauder on Monday, November 18, at Alice Tully Hall. Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies, will receive the Women's Leadership Award for his lifelong dedication to supporting women and his commitment to public and philanthropic service. The event will benefit the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, which supports Lincoln Center's resident arts organizations. The evening will feature an on-st...
Julia Jacobs
September 19, 2019
In the past decade, only 11 percent of all work acquired by the country's top museums was by women.
July 9, 2019
The 24th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, cosponsored by the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, features some of the most talked-about recent films out of Hong Kong. This year's festival, running from July 19 through Aug. 18, brings together Hong Kong cinema's past and present. The longest- running annual film festival begins with a special appearance by award-winning actress Crisel Consunji, star of the acc...
July 1, 2019
29 June - 8 September 2019, , Free admission, , Open daily 10.00 - 18.00, , Art Now is supported by the Art Now Supporters Circle, , For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit, follow @Tate This summer France-Lise McGurn will present Sleepless, a site-specific exhibition of new, figurative paintings at Tate Britain exploring the experience of city life. This will be the latest in Tate Britain's ongoing Art Now series of free exhibitions showcasing emerging talent an...
June 19, 2019
In honor of World Refugee Day, June 20, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has joined the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in its global campaign to highlight works of art created by refugees, in an effort to show what would be lost without their contributions. The campaign kicked off today with a joint press conference at The Met in front of Marc Chagall's The Lovers (1913-14), which will be shrouded June 17-20. Chagall was one of 1,500 refugees who were spirited out of France between 1...
May 1, 2019
Arthur Wiederhold (Art), ex-war correspondent and author of "Fort Nowhere, Vietnam," shares his vivid memories of the Vietnam War. He writes insightful articles of his experience and publishes them through his blog: The American military received harsh criticisms from the public due to the media's persuasive depiction on them - savages and rapists. Unconvinced of the media's version of the truth, Art decided to go to Nam to discover it himself. While...
May 1, 2019
On May 15, Christie's New York Post-War and Contemporary evening sale will commence with the auction of Jonas Wood's Japanese Garden 3, a large-scale painting to benefit Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC). The proceeds will fund a 600,000-acre reserve of South American rainforest that will aid the area's biodiversity including protecting several native endangered species and combating climate change. The 2019 work, a large-scale landscape painting measuring 88 x 98 inches, was donated by...
February 19, 2019
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the acquisition of Peter Doig's monumental landscape painting Two Trees (2017), a gift from George Economou in celebration of The Met's upcoming 150th anniversary, in 2020. Doig's large-scale landscape Two Trees is set against a backdrop replete with layers of allusions to old master painting. The two trees in the frame depict a real view from the artist's hillside home on Trinidad, the Caribbean island where he spent his childhood and to w...
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coral Springs Museum of Art will unveil two new exhibits at a complimentary artist reception on...
December 20, 2018
What: The U.S. Postal Service announced today the new Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express stamps and new stamps for additional ounce, non-machineable surcharge, and 2- and 3-ounce mailings. The stamps go on sale nationwide Jan. 27 with no ceremony. More information will be available in the Dec. 20, 2018 Postal Bulletin. Background: Joshua Tree , , Celebrating the desolate beauty of the Joshua tree ( Yucca brevifolia) and its distinct desert environment, this Priority Mail stamp...
December 6, 2018
Having been carefully selected to ensure that nothing intrinsic to the history of Rugby School was sold, the sale Old Masters/New Scholars: Works of Art to Benefit Rugby School on 4 December realised a total of £14,794,125 / $18,818,128 / €16,525,039, far exceeding all pre-sale expectations. 83% sold by lot and 99% sold by value, the sale inspired widespread interest from across the globe with registered bidders from 33 countries across 5 continents. Over 40% of the lots were sold to or...
October 27, 2018
Tech companies claim that autonomous vehicles could reduce traffic. But skeptics argue that they'll add to gridlock if people are still taking solo trips.
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