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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
National Palace Museum southern branch soft opening attended by Ma
The southern branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Chiayi County held a ceremony Monday morning to launch its soft opening, with President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan (成龍) and NPM Director Feng Ming-chu (馮明珠) in attendance.
US sculptor and painter Ellsworth Kelly dies, 92
The American artist Ellsworth Kelly, known for hard-edge paintings, simplicity of form in sculpture and brightly colored abstract designs in his printmaking, has died at 92, The New York Times reported Sunday.
Pennsylvania exhibit captures evolving styles of Harlem-born Norman Lewis
There are two questions Ruth Fine has heard repeatedly from visitors emerging from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' comprehensive retrospective of work by artist Norman Lewis.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Alexander Hamilton horn up for auction
A U.S. dentist believes an engraved piece of cow horn that goes up for auction next month symbolizes the American dream for a man who was key to the founding of the United States and is now the focus of a blockbuster hip-hop Broadway musical.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Painters bring new life to hard-hit Gaza areas
The Shati refugee camp in Gaza City has always been a symbol of poverty, a grey concrete jungle with 87,000 people packed into half a square kilometer, or about one fifth of a square mile.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Good news for Pompeii: 6 restored sites now open
Tourists in ancient Pompeii have freshly restored marvels to admire, including a merchant's luxuriously decorated home and a more modest middle-class dwelling.
Friday, December 25, 2015
A smart flashlight designed by students at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yun Tech) has won the top prize in an innovative design competition sponsored by a local educational organization, the judges announced Wednesday.
In classrooms across the country, children are taught that the first humans in Taiwan arrived at least 20,000 years ago. Lab results from the U.S. and Australia indicate that it could be as few as 3,000.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Sidelined architect criticizes Tokyo's revised plan for 2020 Olympic stadium
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose winning design for Japan's new national stadium was canceled over cost overruns, has lashed out at the new, slimmed down design.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Culture war brews over S. Africa golden rhino figurine
For years, South Africa's apartheid government ignored the significance of a "golden rhino" figurine that provides undeniable proof of a sophisticated society existing before white men arrived.
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