See Inside the World’s First Intertidal Art Gallery

Coralarium Maldives Statues

Translation: It’s half underwater.

As the pioneer of underwater sculpture, Jason deCaires Taylor has already amassed an impressive list of firsts, from designing the largest subaquatic museum off the coast of Cancun to building the world’s largest underwater statue—a 60-ton, 18-foot-tall statue of a young Bahamian girl.

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Anaheim GardenWalk welcomes Chuck Jones Gallery

Anaheim GardenWalk, a unique “eatertainment” destination just steps from Southern California’s Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center (www.anaheimgardenwalk.com), proudly announces the addition of a pop-up Chuck Jones Gallery featuring art from all of the major animation studios as well as American pop culture favorites from the legendary Chuck Jones himself, a four-time Academy Award-recipient and creator of Warner Bros. characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The temporary gallery will be open from July 16th through September 3rd and will be located on the Main Level in Space 132 across from McCormick & Schmick’s Grille.

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This Working Class Photographer Documented Her Community in Industrial England

Tish Murtha’s relentless vision can be characterized by a single trait: empathy. She unflinchingly investigated forsaken communities crippled by ineffective government policies and bleak living conditions.

Despite her notable output — powered by an active home darkroom — her work went underrecognized throughout her life and after her sudden death in 2013. Last year, her daughter Ella spearheaded an online campaign to publish a limited-edition book based on Murtha’s series “Youth Unemployment.” She is now having her first retrospective, “Tish Murtha: Works 1976-1991,” on view at The Photographers’ Gallery in London through October 14.

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Augmented Reality Will Reinvent How We Experience Art

Art has been a relative latecomer to the digital revolution – at least where we’re referring to the traditional/classic end of the spectrum – people are used to associating the value of art to seeing it in person, hence the fact that museums and art galleries still rely on special exhibitions for a large share of their revenue.

When his platform first launched, ArtFinder Co-founder Chris Thorpe told the Guardian that “The emphasis on art history and institutes has taken away the visceral, emotional experience of art. That experience and excitement should make you what to know more and deepen your engagement with it.”

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Photographers Who’ve Captured the Camaraderie and Solitude of Surf Culture

Jeff Divine, Steve Massefellar, Honolua Bay, Maui, 1978. Courtesy of the artist.

The wild force of a wave. Sun reflecting off a frothy crest. Zinc slathered on noses. Piles of salty wetsuits. Surfboards being packed into beat-up vans. Pre-dawn trips up the coast to find a perfect break.

These are just a few of the ingredients that make the sport of surfing, and the culture that surrounds it, so darn intoxicating: a heady mix of hot beaches, hypnotizing athleticism, and the ocean’s unpredictable, all-powerful impulses.

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