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"Hurricane Katrina shrank the Black population in New Orleans by 57 percent."

from Monique W. Morris’ new book Black Stats. Click here for more info on the broad range of fascinating and often surprising facts and figures all about Black life in America. (via thenewpress)

Here are some other statistics from the book:
  • There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S.—representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools.
  • Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no (<1%) White residents. 
  • In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent.
  • A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political.

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newyorker:

In this audio slide show, Peter Schjeldahl comments on the Italian Futurist movement: http://nyr.kr/1imG1F6

newyorker:

In this audio slide show, Peter Schjeldahl comments on the Italian Futurist movement: http://nyr.kr/1imG1F6

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magictransistor:

Buffalo, New York, 1903.

magictransistor:

Buffalo, New York, 1903.

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kqedscience:

With Humpback Whales Baby Boom, Scientists May Revoke Endangered Species Status
A recent study has identified five new distinct populations of humpback whales in the North Pacific that are categorized by their breeding grounds. And with a significant rebound in numbers, scientists are considering whether to take them off the Endangered Species list. 
Learn more from the East Bay Regional Park District’s Sharol Nelson-Embry at KQED Science. 

kqedscience:

With Humpback Whales Baby Boom, Scientists May Revoke Endangered Species Status

A recent study has identified five new distinct populations of humpback whales in the North Pacific that are categorized by their breeding grounds. And with a significant rebound in numbers, scientists are considering whether to take them off the Endangered Species list. 

Learn more from the East Bay Regional Park District’s Sharol Nelson-Embry at KQED Science

fuckyeahexpressionism:

Wassily Kandinsky, Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 3, 1914

fuckyeahexpressionism:

Wassily Kandinsky, Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 3, 1914

ancientart:

The Aboriginal rock art of Ubirr, Kakadu National Park. Northern Territory, Australia.
"These paintings were done by Mimis. They are simple paintings. They are not new. Painted long time ago. They have been painted in red ochre and animals’s blood."
-Jacob Nayinggul, Manilagarr clan, Aboriginal traditional owner.

Ancestral Art
The rock art of Ubirr tells two different stories. For archaeologists, the story is one of changing artistic styles. These reflect changes in the environment and Aboriginal society over many thousands of years. For Aboriginal land owners, the paintings tell the story of their country and their culture.
Look for a variety of small human figures. Archaeologists estimate these paintings to be 5,000 years old and describe them as Mountford Figures or Northern Running Figures.
Similar paintings can be found near the Rainbow Serpent. This style of art only occurs in a small region of Arnhem Land and northern Kakadu.
-Kakadu National Park.

Photo taken by Neerav Bhatt.

ancientart:

The Aboriginal rock art of Ubirr, Kakadu National Park. Northern Territory, Australia.

"These paintings were done by Mimis. They are simple paintings. They are not new. Painted long time ago. They have been painted in red ochre and animals’s blood."

-Jacob Nayinggul, Manilagarr clan, Aboriginal traditional owner.

Ancestral Art

The rock art of Ubirr tells two different stories. For archaeologists, the story is one of changing artistic styles. These reflect changes in the environment and Aboriginal society over many thousands of years. For Aboriginal land owners, the paintings tell the story of their country and their culture.

Look for a variety of small human figures. Archaeologists estimate these paintings to be 5,000 years old and describe them as Mountford Figures or Northern Running Figures.

Similar paintings can be found near the Rainbow Serpent. This style of art only occurs in a small region of Arnhem Land and northern Kakadu.

-Kakadu National Park.

Photo taken by Neerav Bhatt.

nprfreshair:

12th-century Gothic cathedral Notre Dame de Paris got space-age LED retrofit lighting. Thoughts?
photo via Atlantic Cities by Royal Philips

nprfreshair:

12th-century Gothic cathedral Notre Dame de Paris got space-age LED retrofit lighting. Thoughts?

photo via Atlantic Cities by Royal Philips

discoverynews:

Monster Rare Yellow Hypergiant Star Discovered

A gargantuan star, measuring 1,300 times the size of our sun, has been uncovered 12,000 light-years from Earth — it is one of the ten biggest stars known to exist in our galaxy. The yellow hypergiant even dwarfs the famous stellar heavyweight Betelgeuse by 50 percent. While its hulking mass may be impressive, astronomers have also realized that HR 5171 is a double star with a smaller stellar sibling physically touching the surface of the larger star as they orbit one another. Read more

meadowlurk:

Robert Colescott, Les Demoiselles d’Alabama, 1985 // Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

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deyoungmuseum:

For the past 30 years, the group responsible for organizing Bouquets to Art known as the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, has contributed supporting funds to some of the Museums’ most beloved artworks. Among them is Arthur Dove’s Sea Gull Motive, which alongside Georgia O’Keeffe’s Petunias, is often perceived to be hung upside down! Learn more about this curatorial conundrum in this blog post.
Bouquets to Art 2014 opens on March 18, don’t miss it! Arthur Dove (American, 1880–1946). Sea Gull Motive (Sea Thunder or The Wave), 1928. Oil on wood panel. Museum purchase, Richard B. Gump Trust Fund, Museum Society Auxiliary, Museum Acquisition Fund, Peter and Kirsten Bedford, Mrs. George Hopper Fitch, Art Trust Fund, and by exchange of Foundation objects. 1990.19

deyoungmuseum:

For the past 30 years, the group responsible for organizing Bouquets to Art known as the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, has contributed supporting funds to some of the Museums’ most beloved artworks. Among them is Arthur Dove’s Sea Gull Motive, which alongside Georgia O’Keeffe’s Petunias, is often perceived to be hung upside down! Learn more about this curatorial conundrum in this blog post.

Bouquets to Art 2014 opens on March 18, don’t miss it! 

Arthur Dove (American, 1880–1946). Sea Gull Motive (Sea Thunder or The Wave), 1928. Oil on wood panel. Museum purchase, Richard B. Gump Trust Fund, Museum Society Auxiliary, Museum Acquisition Fund, Peter and Kirsten Bedford, Mrs. George Hopper Fitch, Art Trust Fund, and by exchange of Foundation objects. 1990.19

sfmoma:

This gorgeous photo of the bay was captured by South African artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi as she flew into San Francisco over the weekend.
Muholi’s work is part of Public Intimacy at YBCA (now on view!) and she will speak at SFJAZZ in Hayes Valley on 3/12. Get tickets here.

sfmoma:

This gorgeous photo of the bay was captured by South African artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi as she flew into San Francisco over the weekend.

Muholi’s work is part of Public Intimacy at YBCA (now on view!) and she will speak at SFJAZZ in Hayes Valley on 3/12. Get tickets here.

montereybayaquarium:

It’s international #WorldWildlifeDay! We encourage kids of all ages to visit an aquarium, zoo, national park, botanical garden or any other place that helps reconnect with other species. Let’s help raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people worldwide!
Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/
(Chad King)

montereybayaquarium:

It’s international #WorldWildlifeDay! We encourage kids of all ages to visit an aquarium, zoo, national park, botanical garden or any other place that helps reconnect with other species. Let’s help raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people worldwide!

Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/

(Chad King)

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