As reported around the world this week, Pope Benedict XVI has criticized the display of a sculpture by the late German artist Martin Kippenberger in a Bolzano, Italy, museum. The art was intended to convey the angst of the artist (who is described as “tortured”) and apparently not a shot at religion. In this Year of the Frog, as we draw attention to the fact that up to half of the world’s 6,000 amphibian species are heading toward extinction, one can draw other meanings from this art. Learn more about Amphibian Ark’s mission here.

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