Post image for Will Crowdfunding Outpace Old-Fashioned Arts Patronage?

You can’t buy love, as The Beatles famously proclaimed, but perhaps you can buy cultural capital.

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Post image for On the Brink of Extinction, an Indigenous Language Gets Its First Dictionary

Despite their important role in strengthening cultures and communities, languages are fragile things.

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Post image for The Sounds of Nature, Transcribed and Composed

Sound maps of rivers and songs for cicadas are two examples of a new kind of music inspired by 19th-century German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz.

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News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 3, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Brothers trying to offload fake Goya get conned, gallery manager siphons off $450,000 from Botero sale, and French thieves make off with the King of Siam’s crown.

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Post image for What Just Happened? The Björk Experience at MoMA

This morning, three Hyperallergic editors — Elisa Wouk Almino, Jillian Steinhauer, and Benjamin Sutton — ventured out to see the Museum of Modern Art’s latest foray into avant-garde pop star curating: Björk (an exhibition that needs no subtitle).

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Post image for The Best Way to Collect Contemporary Art: Patiently and Passionately

When art and commerce mix, a certain level of mania is inevitable: it’s what you get when passion and pragmatism collide.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on March 3, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — This week, a show on LA’s 100 year old aqueduct opens, it’s the last chance to see Helen Johnson’s schizophrenic hanging canvases, there’s a zine release party for photographer Tod Seelie, and more!

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Post image for Monica Lewinsky Casts a Shadow on Bill Clinton’s Presidential Portrait

Is there a veiled allusion to Monica Lewinsky in the portrait of Bill Clinton on display in the National Portrait Gallery?

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Post image for Study Finds Color Impacts Online Image Sharing

A new study revealed that red, purple, and pink promote image sharing online, while green, blue, black, and yellow suppress it

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Post image for Tijuana, LA, and Border Crossings with Contemporary Art

LOS ANGELES — “In the 1990s, after NAFTA, the border, and border art specifically, was viewed as a utopian thing, a hybrid of both cultures, the best of both worlds. A lot of the emblematic border art that we know now came from this school of thought, but anyone from Tijuana would know that these ideas are outmoded,” musican and writer Reuben Torres told me at the opening of The Border Again.

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