Post image for Rijksmuseum Asks Visitors to Stop Taking Photos and Start Sketching the Art

The Rijksmuseum’s new #StartDrawing campaign encourages visitors to slow down and sketch the works they see in the galleries instead of photographing them and moving on to the next thing.

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Post image for A Complex Portrait of Gentrification in New Yorkers’ Own Words

Last month the Brooklyn Public Library bestowed its inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize for a work of non-fiction on DW Gibson for The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification.

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Post image for “Tech Tats” Turn Wearable Devices into Cyberpunk Body Art

Since the beginning of the Quantified Self Movement, designers have struggled to create wearable tech that people actually want to wear, and that doesn’t make the wearer look like a raging Glasshole.

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Post image for New Acquisition Makes the Rubin Museum World Leader in Tibetan Astrological Art

With the Rubin Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of a mid-18th-century manuscript known as White Beryl, the Manhattan museum now holds the world’s leading collection of Tibetan astrological and cosmological paintings.

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Post image for Composing the Sounds of Detroit into a Symphony

DETROIT — The sounds of the city have long been an inspiration to composers — think of iconic soundscapes from Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to Bernstein’s West Side Story score.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on November 24, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a pub’s neighbor is peeved about its penis mural, a flying cow sculpture gets grounded in India, and unscrupulous Lincolnalia collectors nab an Abe statue.

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ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on November 24, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — This week, over 20 institutions open their doors for Member Appreciation Days, Goethe-Institut presents a slideshow on German Christmas legend Krampus, influential philosopher Alain Badiou gives a talk at Art Center, and more.

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Post image for Two Painters Seek a “Sense of Something Holy” in Abstraction

This past winter, New York-based painter Tim Casey rode 100 miles on horseback through the snow with the Lakota, a Native American tribe in South Dakota.

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Post image for Rediscovering Charlotte Catherine Patin, a 17th-Century Art Historian

“I view Patin chiefly as an under appreciated pioneer in the field of women’s scholarship rather than just in art historical studies,” Nicola J. Shilliam, bibliographer at the library, told Hyperallergic.

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Post image for Pentagram’s High-End Design for Snoop Dogg’s Marijuana Product Line

Just a decade ago, marijuana in the popular imagination was largely associated with cheesy stoner iconography — pot leaf decals, tie-dye and paisley patterns — and its packaging was limited to discreet plastic baggies.

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