Post image for Scaling the Spires of Cambridge with 1930s Urban Explorers

Back in the 1930s, a group of amateur climbers scaled the centuries-old Gothic stonework and shaky water pipes to reach the spires of the Cambridge colleges.

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Eduardo Sarabia exhibition at Cabañas Cultural Institute

Fifteen years ago, the Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia traveled from his home in California to Guadalajara, the Mexican city where the most powerful drug traffickers’ families are rumored to reside.

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Adrain Chesser,

There is a loose tribe living at nature’s margins in the United States, slaughtering goats raised by hand at Idaho’s Lost River and picking cherries growing wild in California’s Marble Mountain Wilderness.

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An exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A seven-day schedule inaugurated last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain’s New York reported.

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Post image for The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful

From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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A Fete Worse Than Death 2014

LONDON — Genius, unskilled manager, talented art dealer, troublemaker: the figure of Joshua Compston is one of inconsistencies and contradictions, even 18 years after his death.

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The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center

The Metropolitan Opera is anticipating a significant labor lockout beginning August 1, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Museums

Malevich in his Milieu

by Eva Bezverkhny on July 24, 2014

Kazimir Malevich,

LONDON — The Tate Modern’s Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art exhibition explores the career of Kazimir Malevich, presenting a complete image of the painter, sculptor, teacher, and revolutionary member of the early Soviet avant-garde, whose trajectory as an innovative artist mirrored the tumultuous decades surrounding the Soviet revolution.

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Sometime next month, a shipping container slips overboard into the North Atlantic.

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Galleries

Making Art Feel at Home

by Alix Taylor on July 23, 2014

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The two rooms of Jason McCoy Gallery currently feature works spanning a wide variety of styles and mediums — from functional design objects, such as wallpaper and stools, to charcoal drawings and fine art textiles — for the group show Domesticity.

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