Architecture engages a culture’s deepest social values and expresses them in material, aesthetic form. This course will teach you how to understand architecture as both cultural expression and technical achievement. Vivid analyses of exemplary buildings, and hands-on exercises in drawing and modeling, will bring you closer to the work of architects and historians. Click here to learn more.
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This fun and simple DIY craft isn't limited to just confetti! You can use buttons, glitter, lace, string, even leaves! If you don’t have confetti, you can also easily make your own by cutting scrap paper into small pieces (or by using a hole punch). Click here to learn more.
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Draw your own design onto fine sandpaper and then transfer it onto a t-shirt or any other cotton fabric (pillows cases, totes, socks, etc.) with an iron to have a completely unique piece of clothing. Click here to learn more.
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Shibori tie dye is a unique way of sprucing up any plain fabric. Originating from the land of the rising sun, Japan, it is the art of dyeing textiles by using binding and knotting techniques. Shibori is distinct because of its use of indigo dye, which in its original form, is a natural dye derived from leaves. With shibori tie dye, you can use pieces of flat wood or a pole to create unique patterns. Click here to learn more.
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Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician and philanthropist. Click here to learn more.
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You’ll start your journey in the town of Bar, near the Adriatic Sea, before passing through the line’s longest tunnel (20,246 feet) and over the highest railway bridge in Europe. After zipping through the country’s impressive mountainous region, end the virtual trip in the town of Bijelo Polje — 102 tunnels and 96 bridges later. Click here to learn more.
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Discover the artworks on display amid Brazil's Inhotim Botanical Garden's lush natural surroundings. Click here to learn more.
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This is the second exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and reconsiders the state of contemporary art in Latin America, investigating the creative responses of artists to complex, shared realities that have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress. The exhibition presents contemporary artistic responses to the past and present that are inscribed within this highly nuanced situation, exploring the assertions of alternative futures. Click here to learn more.
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If you're in need of a breathtaking view, look no further than Table Mountain in South Africa. The flat-topped mountain overlooks the stunning rocky terrain of Table Mountain Nature Reserve all the way out to Cape Town. An 18th-century French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille named a constellation Mons Mensae, which translates to Table Mountain, after the landmark. Lacaille reportedly did so because he spotted the constellation from this location. Click here to learn more.
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Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. As well as a painter, storyteller, and interpreter, he was an educator. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism", though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem. In the 1940's, the Harlem Hospital was one of the few facilities in New York City that admitted black patients; consequently, ailing African Americans waited significantly longer to get medical treatment. Click here to learn more.