Post image for From Carcasses of Cloth to Race Riot Chess, Some Highlights of ArtPrize 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I can’t imagine I’m the only one who found ArtPrize 7 a little underwhelming.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on October 6, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Forever 21 rips off an artist’s work for a T-shirt design, a museumgoer snaps off part of a Dale Chihuly sculpture, and two Goyas go missing.

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Post image for New Guidelines Help Museums Safeguard Works Threatened by War and Disaster

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released a list of protocols for museums to help protect artworks or archaeological objects that are currently at risk of destruction.

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ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on October 6, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — This week, there’s a screening of Lizzie Borden’s feminist masterpiece Born in Flames, over 20 venues in Pasadena open their doors for a night of art, a show of work by legendary LA artist Charles Garabedian opens, and more.

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Post image for A Reverential Close-up of Robert Frank Leaves Questions Unasked

In its day, Auguste Rodin’s now esteemed 1876 sculpture “The Bronze Age” roused the considerable ill will of art critics, most notably for the belief that it was cast from a live model.

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Post image for The British Government’s Only Woman Artist in WWII Finally Gets a Retrospective

Evelyn Dunbar was the only woman to be salaried as an Official British War Artist during World War II, painting and sketching images of the home front, particularly the Women’s Land Army where civilians were employed in agriculture to fill in for absent soldiers.

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Post image for A Terra-cotta Antiquity that Arrived at a Turkish Museum by Mail

On August 26, the Antalya Museum in Konyaaltı, Turkey, received an unexpected package from Vienna.

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Post image for Boston’s #RenoirSucksAtPainting Protesters Say Exhibiting the Impressionist Is “Aesthetic Terrorism”

Another day, another protest at a museum. Not against labor conditions, the treatment of museum staff, or kimonos, however, but this time against Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the over-4,000 paintings the French painter executed over his lifetime, and their prominence in museums around the world.

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Post image for Witnessing the Passage of Time with Detritus and a Crumbling “David”

The elevator opens onto a dark, shrouded foyer. A few steps in and one encounters quite unexpectedly the large, gloomy front room of Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas’s first solo exhibition, Two Suns, at the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

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Post image for Explore the Variety of Graduate Studies at VCUarts

The graduate programs at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts are recognized by peer institutions for their excellence, earning VCUarts the reputation as one of the top art and design schools in the U.S.

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