Post image for Visit the Entire Archive of the Historic ‘Brooklyn Daily Eagle’ Online

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle — also called, at various times, the Brooklyn Eagle and Kings County Democrat and simply the Brooklyn Eagle — covered the goings on of the city and borough of Brooklyn for over a century. The Brooklyn Public Library’s local history division, the Brooklyn Collection, has teamed up with Newspapers.com to make the entire run of the Eagle available online for free.

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Post image for NEWD Art Fair Set to Open During 2014 Bushwick Open Studios

An upstart art fair in the nebulous East Williamsburg/Bushwick region, NEWD, is throwing its hat into the ring during the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios.

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Post image for Putting the ‘No’ in ‘Nostalgia’

This show at James Fuentes, instigated by various artists associated with an exhibition in 1980 called The Real Estate Show, is a reconstruction of a spontaneous action that began in late 1979.

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Post image for A Kid’s Book for Adults Tells the Truth About Death

Everybody dies — that’s both a truism and the name of new book by Ken Tanaka with David Ury, who may or may not be the same person.

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Post image for Questions About Art Criticism for Three European Critics

On Sunday, April 27, an event jointly organized by AICA International and EUNIC New York will be probing the realities facing art critics in Europe.

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Post image for Possible as a Pair of Shoes: An MFA Thesis Exhibition Presented by Brooklyn College

Fifteen candidates from Brooklyn College’s Master of Fine Arts program present a collection of their graduate work in Possible as a Pair of Shoes, on display through May 4.

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Books

What Is an Object?

by Michael Blum on April 23, 2014

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Before even opening The Object, Whitechapel Gallery and the MIT Press’s latest installment in the Documents of Contemporary Art series, the book’s title stares back, interpolates itself, asking questions: What is an object? Which object?

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Post image for The Lush Life of Virtual Architecture

PARIS — Jakob + Macfarlane’s drawings conceptually extol dandy artifice and knotted ambivalence while staying open to the breath of the voluptuous landscape.

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Post image for A Mainstream Museum Welcomes Two Old-Guard Experimentalists

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect upon entering the fourth floor galleries at the Museum of Modern Art for a collaborative performance, “illlummminnnatttionnnssss!!!!!!!” (2014), by old-guard experimentalists Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine. The pair had not performed together in over four decades.

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Post image for Portraits of Famous Artists with Their Little-Known Quirks

Did you know that the Chupa Chups lollipop logo was designed by Salvador Dalí? Or that Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime, despite the fact he created hundreds of works? James Gulliver Hancock has compiled these facts both familiar and strange into illustrated portraits of the artists.

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