July 12, 2019

Smithsonian Museum Is Interested in Acquiring Art Made by Detained Migrant Children

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is considering adding the drawings made by formally detained migrant children to their collection. The artworks depict the time these young people spent separated from their families and show distressing imagery of stick figures behind bars and people on floors under blankets. The works were drawn by children, between the ages of 10 and 11, at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

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June 17, 2019

Mexican Sound Library Discovers First (and Possibly Only) Voice Recording of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable names in art history, and an interest in Frida Kahlo’s paintings has seen a resurgence over the past 40 years. Both her surreal artwork and dramatic life story have captured the public’s imagination, but while it may seem that we have a wealth of information about Kahlo, there’s still a lot that remains a mystery. Interestingly, this includes the sound of her voice.

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May 30, 2019

French Senate Decides Notre-Dame Must Be Restored to Look Exactly as It Did Before the Fire

In April, a devastating fire destroyed Notre-Dame Cathedral‘s medieval roof and iconic spire. As firefighters extinguished the blaze, people were left wondering how the government would go about repairing the world-famous church. This uncertainty, however, was short-lived; just two days after the fire, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced that France would be holding an international competition to decide the new design.

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