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Europe's First Underwater Museum Has a Decidedly Political Narrative

British artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s latest exhibit is eerie, beautiful and thought-provoking, and one which can only be seen by going 45 feet below the ocean’s surface. Called Museo Atlántico, Taylor’s work is Europe’s first underwater museum and features over 300 sculptural pieces dedicated to “the dialogue between past and present and the divisions within society.”

The collection, which opened to the public this month, sits at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in Bahía de Las Coloradas, on the south coast of Lanzarote. Spanning 8,202 square feet, his permanent creations can be seen by scuba divers or through glass bottom boats.

Nicolle Monico

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