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John Waters bequeaths his art collection to The Baltimore Museum of Art, whose bathrooms will be named in his honor.
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Mural by Zhang Xiaoyuan.
Post photos in the comments of your favourite murals and street art!
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Explore the Royal Academy of Arts ' Summer Exhibition from home with their virtual tour.
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Waiting for the results feels like a Jan Hakon Erichsen installation!
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Japanese artist Kenichi Kanazawa visualizes sound by manipulating multicolored sand atop a steel tabletop. The study of visible sound is apparently known as cymatics and, in this case, is demonstrated by a rubber mallet that creates vibrations, moving the grains of sand to create beautiful and colorful patterns.

Originally a sculptor by trade, Kanazawa began working with steel and sound in 1987 after collaborating with the late sound artist Hiroshi Yoshimura. Today, his work primarily involves elements like sound, vibration and heat: making the invisible, visible.

Kanazawa carries out exhibitions in art museums and galleries, performances, workshops, and collaborations with musicians. His major exhibitions include:
"Laboratory 2, Resonating Space: Kenichi Kanazawa - Fragments of Sound" (Nitsu Art Museum, 2000).
"Transfiguration of Steel: Kenichi Kanazawa" (Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, 2002).
"Art and Music" (Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2016).
"Scores - Sculpture, Music, Architecture" (Tokyo Art Museum, 2017).
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According to the Guardian, German media have linked the recent Museumislen attack in Berlin, in which hundreds of ancient artefacts were damaged, to conspiracy theories pushed through social media channels by prominent coronavirus deniers.

One such theory claims that the Pergamonmuseum is the centre of the “global satanism scene” because it holds a reconstruction of the ancient Greek Pergamon Altar.

At least 70 artworks and ancient artefacts across three galleries on Berlin’s museum island were vandalised with an oily substance earlier this month, German media has reported.

Objects including Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th-century paintings held at the Pergamon Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Neues Museum sustained visible damage during the attack on 3 October, according to reports in the weekly Die Zeit and broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on Tuesday.

News of the attack was kept from the public for more than two weeks.