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13+ Spook-tacular Gifts to Get Your Spirit Ready for Halloween

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Judge Saves Grizzly Bears From Planned Trophy Hunt at Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park Grizzly Bear (Photo: Nagel Photography via Shutterstock) In June 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stripped Yellowstone National Park‘s iconic grizzly bear...

20 of the World’s Most Famous Museums Offering Free Museum Days

Today, art museums all over the globe focus their efforts on attracting and engaging new audiences. On top of high-tech goodies like free online art...

Fly to Iceland to See the Northern Lights for Just $99...

WOW Air (Photo: Clare Coyle via Shutterstock) For travelers on a budget, nothing compares to WOW Air. For the last couple of years, the Icelandic...

Giant Wooden Trolls Make Mischief in an Enchanting Outdoor Museum

Over the summer, the Morton Arboretum in northern Illinois welcomed some peculiar new guests: a whimsical tribe of wooden trolls. Crafted by Danish artist...

These Embroidery Kits Help You Recreate the Diverse Beauty of Nature

Have you heard the buzz about Oh Sew Bootiful? The British shop creates all-inclusive embroidery sets that make starting a new sewing project a breeze....

“Garden Wizard” Mows His Lawn 3 Times a Day to Create...

Birmingham-based greenskeeper Keith Smith is responsible for maintaining the grass at Edgbaston Golf Club. Even when he's not on the putting green, however, Smith doesn't stray...

Traveling Photographer Captures Dreamy Landscapes Around the World

Scotland Photographer and filmmaker Ravi Vora specializes in storytelling. The Los Angeles-based creative's interest in crafting a visual narrative is evident in his entire portfolio, which...

8 Facts About Picasso‘s Groundbreaking Painting ‘Les Demoiselles d‘Avignon‘

Pablo Picasso, “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon,” 1907 (Photo: MoMA via Wikimedia Commons Fair Use)This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My...

15+ Autumnal Accessories to Make You Feel Festive This Fall

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Massive Paintings of Pigeons Reveal the Street Birds’ Unexpected Beauty

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One-Armed Violinist Performs Beautiful Solo With Custom-Built Prosthetic Bow Arm

In 2004, Japanese nursing student Manami Ito lost her right arm in a traffic accident. While coming to terms with this life-changing event, she...

Salvador Dalí Action Figure Lets You Style His Famously Eccentric Mustache

First and foremost, modern master Salvador Dalí is renowned for his avant-garde approach to art. On top of his outlandish oeuvre, however, the Spanish surrealist is also...

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Unraveling the Mysterious Masterpiece of the...

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United Airlines Will Give America’s “Hardest Working Person” a Free Trip...

Tahiti (Photo: Maridav via Shutterstock) Lately, airlines across the globe have been wowing travelers with a sky-high selection of incredible deals. These once-in-a-lifetime offers include cheap...

26 Invaluable Study Tips From a Harvard Graduate

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The Splendid History of Gustav Klimt’s Glistening “Golden Phase”

Detail of “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is one of the most celebrated Symbolist artists. During his successful career, he cultivated...

Wikipedia Is Building a Digital Archive of Artifacts Lost in the...

(Photo: Jonas de Carvalho via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0) On September 2, 2018, a devastating fire destroyed Brazil’s Museu Nacional (National Museum) in Rio de...

New York Public Library Is Lending Ties and Briefcases to People...

Man adjusting tie (Photo: bondvit via Shutterstock) Recently, the New York Public Library has gone above and beyond its role as a place to borrow books....

What is Art Basel? A Guide to the World’s Biggest International...

Art Basel in Miami Beach (Photo: Mia2you via Shutterstock) Since 1970, creators, collectors, and dealers of contemporary art have congregated at Art Basel, the world's...

15+ Inspiring Before & After Photos of Sharply Dressed and Proudly...

Since 2011, Sharp Dressed Man has been “helping men get back on their feet to live a better life.” Aiming to assist rehabilitated individuals as...

Modern Artists Reimagined as Traditional Japanese Kokeshi Dolls

Inspired by modern art history, many of today's top designers create quirky products that pay homage to the 21st century's most famous figures. This...

20 Adorably Funny Animal Comics by Liz Climo

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Atmospheric Photos Capture the Diverse and Quiet Beauty of Icebergs in...

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Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings

Art from the Baroque period is known for its exquisite compositions and ethereal use of light. While it may seem as if oil paints are the...

13 Eco-Friendly Products to Reduce Waste in Style

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Feel Creative From Head-to-Toe When You Wear These Modern Artists Socks

To embellish any ensemble, look no further than novelty socks. Featuring a range of pictures and patterns, this genre of hosiery can add a bit of...

Vibrant Infrared Photos Make France Look Like an Alternate Universe

Dordogne With a background in optical instrumentation, it comes as no surprise that engineer-turned-photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer is inspired by a “passion for the properties of...

Crafty Mom Continues to Skillfully Transform Old Clothing Into Stylish Ensembles

Last year, we were floored by Sarah Tyau's stunning clothing transformations. Today, the crafty mom-of-three continues chronicling her “DIY adventures,” sharing more before-and-after shots...

Mini Louvre Gets Flooded as a Thought-Provoking Comment on Climate Change

Today, more and more artists are using their work as a means to comment on climate change. Oftentimes, this artistic interest in the environment...

Lustrous Opal Jewelry Made of Wood and Resin Reflects the Beauty...

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Lustrous Opal Jewelry Made of Wood and Resin Reflects the Beauty...

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Explore “La Casa Azul”: Frida Kahlo’s Famous Blue House-Turned-Museum

La Casa Azul (Photo: BondRocketImages via Shutterstock) Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is one of modern art‘s most popular figures. Today, the artist's many admirers are...

15 Delightful Gifts Perfect for People Who Love Impressionism

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You Can Get Paid $120,000 a Year to Stay in a...

Recently, we've seen our fair share of amazing job offers. From a professional cat whisperer on a Greek island to an archivist in Prince's estate, many...

Eco-Friendly Metal Straw Conveniently Collapses to Fit on Your Keyring

The environmental impact of plastic drinking straws is becoming increasingly well-known around the world. Bans on single-use straws have been pledged and planned by...

Trade Your Avenger for an Artist With This Gustav Klimt Action...

Known for their swirling patterns and shimmering pops of gold, the paintings of Gustav Klimt are among modern art’s most recognizable masterpieces. Given the significance...

Terminally Ill Dad Fulfills His Final Wish to “Walk” His Daughter...

Planning a wedding can be an emotional experience for anyone, but for bride-to-be Charlotte Villarin, it proved particularly poignant. While preparing for her big...

Picasso’s Incredible Childhood Paintings Reveal a Different Side of the Modern...

“Self-Portrait,” 1896 (Photo: Wiki Art Public Domain) Usually, an artist's “early work” refers to pieces completed at the start of his or her career. In...

Picasso’s Incredible Childhood Paintings Reveal a Different Side of the Modern...

“Self-Portrait,” 1896 (Photo: Wiki Art Public Domain) Usually, an artist's “early work” refers to pieces completed at the start of his or her career. In...

The Controversial Life and Art of Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Gauguin

“Self-portrait with portrait of Bernard, ‘Les Misérables,'” 1888 (Photo: Google Arts & Culture via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain) Artist Paul Gauguin is an important figure in...

French Artist’s Comical Illustrations Offer an Honest Look at Motherhood

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Man Creates Edible Water “Jelly Drops” to Help Dementia Patients Stay...

London-based student Lewis Hornby is a grandson on a mission. When he noticed that his dementia-afflicted grandmother was having trouble staying hydrated, he came up...

Artistic Claude Monet Action Figure Magically Changes Color in Water

Celebrated as the premier pioneer of Impressionism, Claude Monet is one of the most important figures in modern art.  To immortalize the spirit of this...

This Exquisite “Underground Cathedral” Has Been Carved Entirely Out of Salt

St. Kinga's Chapel (Photo: Beautiful landscape via Shutterstock) When you imagine places of worship, traditional structures like Gothic churches, colorful mosques, and dazzling Buddhist temples likely come...

Art Conservator Skillfully Restores a Damaged and Dirty 19th-Century Painting

To many people, the process of restoring a work of art can be just as fascinating as the piece itself. Aware of this growing...

Dissecting Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous ‘The Last Supper’ Painting

Leonardo da Vinci, “The Last Supper,” 1498 (Photo: Haltadefinizione via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase,...

8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today

Have you ever wanted to step inside a work of art? Though this may feel like a pipe dream for many, the settings of...

NYU Announces Free Tuition For All Current and Future Medical Students

NYU Langone Medical Center (Photo: Leonard Zhukovsky via Shutterstock) At the start of every school year, New York University welcomes its incoming medical students with...

Intricate Rope Installations Unravel to Create Webs of Organic Forms

For years, artist Janaina Mello Landini has captivated us with her collection of Ciclotramas. Inspired by forms found in nature, this ongoing series of intricate rope installations continues...

Van Gogh: How the Post-Impressionist’s Work Evolved During His Short Life

“Self-Portrait” (1887) (Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain) The work of Vincent van Gogh is among the most recognizable art in...

Everything in this Supermarket-Inspired Art Installation is Made of Fuzzy Felt

In 2014, “feltist” Lucy Sparrow opened the doors to the Cornershop, a playful pop-up “store” in London. Though seemingly stocked with familiar groceries, the Cornership...

20+ Gifts Any Creative Animal Lover Will Appreciate

If you are wild about animals, consider My Modern Met Store your new one-stop shop for some of the most creative animal gifts. Featuring products...

20+ Gifts Any Creative Animal Lover Will Appreciate

If you are wild about animals, consider My Modern Met Store your new one-stop shop for some of the most creative animal gifts. Featuring products...

What is Fresco Art? Exploring the Ancient Technique of Painting on...

Detail of the Sistine Chapel ceiling (Photo via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain) The fresco is celebrated as one of the most significant mural-making techniques in...

“Painting with Bob Ross” Book Teaches Readers How to Paint Like...

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How a Volcanic Eruption Preserved the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii

Pompeii Ruins at Dusk (Photo: Darryl Brooks via Shutterstock ) The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Located...

Dietician Shows Shockingly Small Differences Between High and Low Calorie Meals

Promising to put a “real talk” spin on standard nutrition information, dietician Paula Norris isn't one to sugarcoat—especially when it comes to calorie counting. In...

Man Spends 40 Years Planting a Tree on Barren Island Every...

Jadav Payeng planting a tree (Photo: bijitdutta.com via Shutterstock) In 1979, Jadav Payeng—a then-16-year-old resident of Assam, India—made a startling discovery: several dead snakes scattered...

“Explo-Trotter” Documents His Picturesque Adventures Around the Globe

Self-described “explo-trotter” Alexis Pifou has a taste for adventure and an eye for photography. On Instagram, Pifou shares picture-perfect shots of his travels, which take...

Modern Macrame Wall Hangings Put a Stylish Twist on the Classic...

Blending a “passion for interior design and love for natural fibers,” artist Rianne Zuijderduin founded Teddy and Wool in 2016. Specializing in modern macrame, Teddy and Wool...

Adorable Dog Portraits Capture Beautiful Diverse Breeds and Personalities

Nancy, the Bedlington Terrier For years, creative husband and wife Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova have wowed us with their amazing makeup transformations. On top...

Dichroic Installations Reflect Dazzling Rainbows When Light Hits Them

Spyra (Detail) Artist Chris Wood has mastered the medium of light. For years, she has created dichroic arrangements that play with luminescence to produce colorful shadows and...