For more than a century, Iraq was a beacon of visual art in the Arab world.The Ottomans, the British and the Iraqi rulers who followed prided themselves on the fact that Iraqi artists studied their craft abroad, then returned to practice it back home.Artists even thrived under Saddam Hussein.
Among the casualties of Egypt's revolution are many of its famous historical sites and artifacts.Vandalism and looting at these sites skyrocketed in the weeks after the Egyptian police force — including those responsible for tourism and antiquities — vanished from their posts.Even now, as the securi
Internet giant Google unveiled a new website that allows virtual tours of some of the world's most famous art galleries.The Google Art Project is the brainchild of employee Amit Sood, who created the site during time allotted by his employer for personal initiatives.He says the tours are made possib
The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar is often overshadowed by its neighbors. But the country is gaining its own reputation -- as a player in the art world.Qatar is on an ambitious construction schedule to build some half-dozen museums by 2016.
When you think of immigration and New York City, it's usually an East-West story: Thousands of Europeans cross the Atlantic and pass through Ellis Island to finally land in New York.But what about the South-North story?