Post image for Under the Big Top with a Century of Art

Long before television or the internet infused daily life with spectacle, there was the circus.

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Post image for Study Confirms What We Already Know About the Importance of Artists’ Authenticity

For all the studies considering how we relate to artwork and artists that are producing fascinating results, there are others that are duds.

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Gowanus Open Studios 2014

Over the weekend, more than 300 artists opened up their work spaces to the public for the 18th annual Gowanus Open Studios.

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Post image for Fortuitous Paintings, Between Plan and Action

Among the crop of painting shows that opened this season in New York, Amy Feldman’s High Signs is particularly notable for its visual impact and irreverent sense of humor.

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Susan Sollins

Susan Sollins, the co-founder of Independent Curators International (ICI) and founder and executive director of ART21 — the non-profit organization that produces the artist documentary series art21 — died on October 13 of unknown causes.

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Sistine Chapel

For the first time in its 600-year history, the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a private event organized by Porsche, The Telegraph reported.

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Detroit's Grand River Creative Corridor

The city of Detroit launched a secret new graffiti crackdown in the most antagonizing manner imaginable last week: by issuing thousands of dollars in fines to owners of businesses who had commissioned or given permission to artists to create murals on their buildings.

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Post image for Reconstructing the Legacy of Surrealism

A Surrealism of hokey séances and dripping clocks has long superseded the movement’s political and conceptual radicality in the contemporary imagination.

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Galleries

Crude Beauty and Wordsworthian Grandeur

by Patrick Neal on October 20, 2014

Stanley Lewis at Betty Cuningham Gallery

The artist Stanley Lewis draws and paints the landscapes closest to him, places where he works, teaches, and travels like nearby lakes and roadsides in Chautauqua, New York, or his backyard and studio window views in Leeds, Massachusetts.

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Post image for Indicting Higher Education in the Arts and Beyond

There’s one very clear take-away from the latest report released by the collective BFAMFAPhD: people who graduate with arts degrees regularly end up with a lot of debt and incredibly low prospects for earning a living as artists.

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