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Visitors around the world enjoying close-up look at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting

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The famous Sistine Chapel ceiling has taken its show on the road. People from Australia to Mexico, Shanghai to New York, and more than 60 cities in between are enjoying a close-up ...

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Maya exhibit at Union Station transports visitors to different time

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Families looking for something both fun and educational to do this fall may want to check out the latest exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City. After an unexpected delay, Maya the ...

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NOTO Live Festival is September 9 & 10

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The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District is bringing back NOTO Live, a weekend celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and talent of all kinds. Performers will be sprinkled throughout ...

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University allows ‘PhD in child pornography’

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The University of Manchester has been criticized for allowing a student to complete a PhD documenting his sexual gratification from reading erotic comics involving children. Karl Andersson wanted to research Japanese ‘shota’ ...

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Topeka art & music continues in NOTO District

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First Friday Art Walk in NOTO this month will feature the Good Sam Club Band, playing August 5, 6pm, at Redbud Park. First Friday Art Walk hours are 10 am to 9 ...

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Christians and Jews dedicate Lion of Judah sculpture in Jerusalem

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Christians and Jews joined together recently to dedicate the Lion of Judah, a bronze lion statue in Jerusalem. The sculpture was created by American Christian artist Max Greiner and given to Israel ...

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Wisdom and God’s illuminated truths: John Martin’s ‘The Creation of Light’

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An illustration by the 19th-century artist John Martin, called “The Creation of Light” might give us insight into the nature of wisdom. Sometimes things happen in life, and we just don’t know ...

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American churches hit stained glass breaking point

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Churches and cathedrals throughout the American Midwest and beyond are approaching a silent, untold armageddon that will impact tens of thousands of beautiful works of art within the coming years: the deterioration ...

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Fore-edge paintings reveal hidden world on books

A “fore-edge painting” is a design or painting that seems to magically appear on the “fore-edge” of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen ...

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Greetings from Springfield, your fall getaway destination

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With a summer that most agree passed too quickly, many people feel cheated in their passion for travel this year. If you feel the same, you’re not alone. But have hope! There’s ...

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Nation’s first memorial to human trafficking to be unveiled Oct. 24 in Kansas City

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Kansas City is the crossroads of many things, from the trails that led pioneers west, the country’s rail and Interstate highway systems, to 21st Century fiber optics. It’s also the crossroads of ...

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Weston, Mo., church recreates Notre Dame Cathedral – in gingerbread

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One of the major news events of 2019 was the fire that devastated the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A local church is remembering the cathedral in a creative way this Christmas. ...

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Study says art makes you mentally healthier, even if you’re not good at it

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Not all of us are artists. But all of us can paint, sculpt, draw, sketch, and do some forms of art, on varying levels. Some of us are just naturally more gifted ...

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New Tivoli Theater may struggle to regain art house film fans

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The story of Kansas City’s premiere Art House cinema is, in recent memory, one of great sadness. Tivoli Cinemas closed its doors back in April of this year to much surprise as ...

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Gargoyles get a new look on English church

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Built to last for hundreds of years, new gargoyles are being prepared for Gloucester Cathedral as part of a major restoration project. The ‘Freeminer’ Gargoyle offers a modern twist on the medieval ...

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Artists descend on Israel to turn bomb shelters into art

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SDEROT, Israel – When the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement started creeping into the world of street art, one group of renowned artists decided to speak out in their own ...

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Huge monument will celebrate answered prayer in England

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A British man has found a unique way to commemorate answered prayer and the Christian heritage of England. The Wall of Answered Prayer is a extremely large monument and piece of public art ...

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Exhibit features Jewish jewelry in Arab lands

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The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, with a mission of promoting interfaith dialogue, has opened a “past and present” jewelry exhibit featuring a section that highlights the Jewish amuletic jewelry in the communities of the Islamic world. ...

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Brookside Art Fair is Friday thru Sunday

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Sunshine is expected to bring Kansas City residents out in droves for the Brookside Art Fair.  The 34th annual event starts Friday evening and extends through the weekend, just in time for ...

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NOTO to host arts & antiques festival, classes and more

The NOTO Arts and Antiques Festival is a two-day show and sale event featuring high quality art and antiques from the region and beyond, as well as specialized industrial and vintage wares. ...

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Blue teeth reveal Medieval woman’s art career

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About 1,000 years ago, a woman in Germany died and was buried in an unmarked grave in a church cemetery. No record of her life survived, and no historian had reason to ...

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Kansas Department of Commerce announces the National Career Development Poetry & Art Contest

The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry and Art Contest. The contest theme is “Using Careers to Break Barriers, ...

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Using art to learn how to love during Christmas

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Art and advent: learning how to LOVE during the season ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—Art and advent seem to go together like love and marriage. For millennia artist have captured the events surrounding the ...

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NYC posters: Christian Trump supporters as ‘trash’

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Christian supporters of President Trump are coming under attack in the self-described city of tolerance–New York City. Posters calling white, Christian supporters of President Donald Trump “trash” appeared across the Big Apple ...

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Can art prepare you for suffering?

The problem of evil has long been a challenge to Christians. How could an all-loving, all-powerful God allow pain and suffering in his good creation? The question never remains theoretical, of course. ...

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