Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- Native American artist Fritz Scholder vowed he would never paint a Native American figure because the subject had devolved into a romantic cliché. Then an incident changed his mind—and marked a turning point for Native American rights and for American Indian artists.
- How making papier-mâché masks might help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans heal.
- Students in Finland built a bridge based on a Leonardo da Vinci sketch with a very unconventional material.
- A convicted forger shares the secret to all great art forgeries. (Don’t try this at home.)
- The owner of a Detroit building featuring a famous mural wants to develop it. So the artist is suing to preserve her work under copyright law.
- A team of archaeologists in Egypt has discovered six statues inside two adjoining shrines previously believed to be completely destroyed by an earthquake centuries ago.