These great photos of superheroes, Star Wars characters, and fairy tale protagonists have been quite the viral phenomenon this week. Please allow me to add to the hype.
"Kryptos" is a sculpture put up at the entrance to the CIA headquarters in 1990. It has four coded messages in it, and one of them--after 24 years outside the CIA building--has yet to be deciphered. The sculptor released a few more clues this month to help people along.
This tumblr tracks the art in movies and television. As in the art in the background. Some are real works used in the background, and many are art works made for the film. It's kind of fun to look through. Warning: there are a few images that aren't exactly classroom appropriate, but for the most pat it's pretty clean. Mostly.
We know that ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was painted, but what did it look like? A group in Copenhagen uses high-tech tools to determine what kinds of pigments were used, and they've put on an exhibition of re-color-ized sculptures for a more accurate look at Greece and Rome.