Post image for Meeting the Artists Along the US–Mexico Border

For the past six years, German photographer Stefan Falke has been traveling the 2,000-mile-long border between the US and Mexico, meeting local artists and taking their pictures.

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Post image for Prehistoric Australian Rock Art in Danger of Serious Deterioration

Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the the threats facing the prehistoric art.

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Post image for Museums Should Institute No-Photo Hour, British Arts Executive Suggests

One month after the big news that London’s National Gallery now allows visitors to take photographs, the head of Arts Council England has proposed that museums institute a special hour every day when picture-taking is banned.

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Post image for New Low-Residency MFA at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

PAFA’s Low-Residency MFA Program is ideal for students who desire the community, support and rigor of a traditional MFA, but are seeking a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.

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Post image for Prada Marfa Saved from Possible Closure as Illegal Advertisement

The Texas Department of Transportation has withdrawn its charge of illegal advertising against Prada Marfa, arts organization Ballroom Marfa announced in a public statement.

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Interviews

An Encyclopedia of Kitsch

by Alicia Eler on September 16, 2014

Sara Cwynar's 'The Kitsch Encyclopedia,' published by Blonde Art Books

LOS ANGELES — It took a while for me to actually sit down and stop flipping through the channels and start leafing through Sara Cwynar’s gorgeous book, The Kitsch Encyclopedia.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on September 16, 2014

Rob Sato,

LOS ANGELES — Just because the insanity of the start of the season is over, doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to see out there.

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Post image for Library of Congress Photographs Mapped into an Interactive Atlas of the Great Depression

The Library of Congress has an incredible digitized archive of Depression-era photographs, taken between 1935 and 1945 on behalf of the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

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Post image for Picturing Russia’s Central Asian Diaspora

Travel to Russia these days, and chances are the person serving you your food is a visitor to the country, too. Every year, 5-6 million Uzbek, Tadjik and Kyrgyz people arrive in the country to work in restaurants, construction sites, farms and manufacturing plants. They are maids, taxi drivers, street sweepers and garbage collectors. In Krgystzstan alone, one quarter of working-age citizens live outside the country.

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Comic

Are We All Unique Snowflakes?

by Lauren Purje on September 16, 2014

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The whole “we’re all snowflakes” thing always seemed a little odd to me …

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