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Highlighting Black Artists

The United States is currently swept by demonstrations in protest of our country's long-standing institutional oppression and violent racism towards African Americans. The murder of George Floyd by white police officers triggered a call for justice for Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin and the hundreds more Black Americans killed by police every year. Read More

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Fallen Angel

Alexandre Cabanel, 1847

[Hi TikTok! Got questions about the Fallen Angel? Hit up our Discord]The L’Ange Dechu, or Fallen Angel, may be one of the hottest artworks ever made. A winged nude shields his face behind flexed arms. His mane of hair snaps in the wind, and brows curl over red-rimmed eyes and a tear of anger. His body, of course, is perfect. His posture appears reposed, but each muscle is flexed with potential energy. Read More

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Dome of the Rock

In the late 7th century, the Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān began a massive campaign of social improvement. At this time, the Islamic Empire was one of the largest empires in history, spanning 11 million sq km, and containing 29% of the world's population. Caliph Marwān understood that managing a sprawling empire meant infrastructure. Read More

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