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September 25, 2021

Exquisite Oil Paintings Immortalize the Forgotten Moments of Everyday Life

Germany-based artist Kate Waters celebrates the unexpected beauty of the mundane in her realistic oil paintings. From interior scenes of people sitting at tables to nighttime depictions of car-lined streets, she captures moments of modern life that are familiar to everyone, yet rarely immortalized on canvas. Her newest exhibition titled Apotheosis of the Real exemplifies this fascination with a series of paintings inspired by understated urban living.

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September 24, 2021

Unearth the History of How 7,000 Terracotta Warriors “Immortalized” an Emperor

Art history is full of treasures that have yet been uncovered. Even after thousands of years, we continue to find remnants of past civilizations. In 1974, farmers digging a well in a field in North China, east of Xi’an, stumbled upon a pit containing 7,000 life-size terracotta statues. The site was soon identified as the burial place of Emperor Qin.

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September 23, 2021

Oldest Living Ranger in the National Park Service Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Betty Reid Soskin has achieved amazing milestones in her life. One of them has been in her work as the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service. But if that weren't incredible enough, she very recently celebrated a milestone birthday—she turned 100 years old! Soskin is a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, where she specializes in tours.

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