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by Allison Meier on August 1, 2014

Vincent van Gogh,

DIA evaluation is doubled, Sekhemka statue sale loses two museums accreditation, Met Opera lockout postponed, and more from the week in art news.

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Marcus DeSieno's Parasites series

Tapeworms, leeches, lice, bedbugs, fleas, and ticks — the litany of Marcus DeSieno’s photographic subjects is enough to cause a few paranoid itches

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Post image for Gallery Whispers and Lunch in the Cafe: Mapping Museums Through Their Sounds

“There are so many sounds in museums that we usually ignore that are absolutely engrossing once you take the time to focus on them,” says artist John Kannenberg, who’s been recording museum noise for 15 years.

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Madeline, the smallest of the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” who lived in “an old house in Paris that was covered in vines,” was born in Manhattan. In Pete’s Tavern on Irving Place in 1938, Ludwig Bemelmans scrawled those first rhyming lines that would introduce his petite heroine of the Madeline books.

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“Let up before your nerves get Tired, Tense” ad

In terms of breadth and controversy, two 20th-century advertising campaigns are almost unrivaled: the drive to sell cigarettes and the backlash to get people to stop smoking. Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-smoking Campaigns at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University presents these dual crusades side-by-side.

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Post image for Giving Indigenous Stories a Voice Against Stereotypes in Video Games

From inhumanly buff, tribally vague warriors in combat games to targets in cowboys- versus-Indians epics, video game representations of indigenous people have been spotty at best.

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Post image for Dispatches from the Gateways to Death Valley

Two rural communities have ominously declared themselves the “Gateway to Death Valley” — Baker, California and Beatty, Nevada — each isolated as the last stop before miles of harsh landscape.

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by Allison Meier on July 25, 2014

A chalk version of Vermeer's

Rodin and Degas sculptures possibly found in Gurlitt horde, “Girl with the Pearl Earring” traveling no more, Corcoran opponents get their day(s) in court, and more from the week in art news.

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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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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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