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Endangered! – Extended Until March 3

  ENDANGERED! Extended to March 3, 2017   ©Nick Brandt, Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli, 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich   John Jay College – President’s Gallery Haaren Hall, 899 Tenth

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Environmental Justice: Art and Protecting Wildlife

By Yichun Luo In 2008, I started my academic experience at John Jay College. While exploring the study of justice, I found myself also becoming interested in visual art. My first studio art class was Introduction to Drawing taught by

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Student Post: Thick and Heavy Sky of Beijing

Thick and Heavy Sky of Beijing by Veranika Basak China. Beijing. Monday morning. Smell of sweet breakfast buns… and industrial smog. This is one of those days when air pollution in Beijing reaches its hazardous peak. Thousands of residents are

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Bear gall bladder trafficking for traditional Asian medicine

By Sacha Chadwick A surprisingly unheard of phenomenon in many Western countries, bear gall bladder consumption is very popular in the Eastern and Southern Asian regions, most notably in Japan, China, and South Korea. What Westerners would consider ‘strange’ and peculiar,

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Recycled art using materials from Beijing building sites on display in NYC

The beauty of reusable materials is on full display in a public exhibit of two majestically crafted birds hanging from the ceiling at St. John the Divine cathedral in upper Manhattan (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street).  Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing

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