Cartoonists Honor Fallen Illustrator Comrades (Boredpanda)

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Cartoonists around the world have responded to the deadly assault on the french satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by turning to their best weapons, pens and humor. See some of their cartoons here, and a few more here.

In 100 Years, People Will Speak Far Fewer, Simpler Languages (Wall Street Journal)

Chat community530Linguist John McWhorter predicts that by 2115 only 600 languages will be left on the planet, down from today’s 6,000. Furthermore, these remaining languages will have smaller vocabularies and more streamlined grammar due to population movements.

As new languages are learned by immigrants, some grammar rules get bent or ignored. Over time, this leads to a new form of the speaking, and eventually, writing. This is what happened, McWhorter says, when Viking invaders eroded Old English into the “broken” English we speak today. Read more. (Also, to see the last remaining fluent speaker of Wukchumni, watch this GOOD video.)

Sneak Peek: Museum of Art’s ‘Night Vision’ Summer Show (ArtDaily)

Andrew Wyeth, "Night Hauling," 1944. Tempera on Masonite. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Andrew Wyeth, “Night Hauling,” 1944. Tempera on Masonite. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

While the northeast and other parts of the country enjoy (read: endure) a blast of Arctic air, why not look ahead to summer and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, which opens in June?

ArtDaily sets the stage for the show that will bring together some 90 works in a range of media created by such leading American artists as Ansel Adams, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Albert Ryder, John Sloan, Alfred Stieglitz and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Offers New Monthly Bulletin

RocksWavesAndSkiesA new exhibition (Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950) at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will highlight the work of artists such as Rockwell Kent, George Bellows, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley. Learn more about what’s happening at the Museum by signing up for a brand new monthly email bulletin that includes a summary of upcoming exhibition openings and public programs, along with information about noteworthy acquisitions, academic initiatives and other compelling stories.