Allison Meier

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The oldest public collection of radical history completed a digital archive of over 2,000 posters.

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In the late 1970s, Loy Bowlin in McComb, Mississippi, styled himself as the “Original Rhinestone Cowboy.”

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Post image for The Calm and Controversy of 12 Horses in an Art Gallery

For a gallery with 12 horses and a line of visitors stretching out the door, Gavin Brown’s enterprise is exceptionally hushed.

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Following our exploration of the artist graves in New York City from the 19th and early 20th centuries, we continue into the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on June 26, 2015

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Percentage of 40,000 museum visitors surveyed in 2010 who enjoyed guided tours = 31

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Post image for A Song That Will Outlive Us All

Longplayer is designed to play for a thousand years, which means the composition must outlast technology and catastrophes, and be carried on by generations not yet born.

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Post image for A Guide to the 19th-Century Artists’ Graves of New York City

Cemeteries are like indexes of a city’s history, listing the names of its deceased from famous to forgotten in an endless litany.

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Post image for From Camera Clubs to Syphilis: The WPA’s Practical, Modernist Posters

From 1936 to 1943, around 2,000 posters were created as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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Post image for Singapore’s Huge National Gallery Will Open with Pompidou and Circumstance

The largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art is opening this October, and the institution that will house it just announced a collaborative exhibition with the Centre Pompidou in 2016.

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Post image for South Street Seaport Added to List of Most Endangered Sites in the US

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places today, including sites across the United States threatened by development, demolition, or decay.

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