Jillian Steinhauer

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Art critic Philip Kennicott published a guide to viewing art in the Washington Post this week. Lovely and thoughtful though it is, parts of it just seemed sort of … old-fashioned, you know?

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Today, the Brooklyn Museum held a preview for Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey of more than 100 artworks by 35 artists (or artist groups) who live or work in Brooklyn.

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A series of updates to UK copyright law are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, finally allowing for the use of copyrighted material in the creation of parody, the BBC reported.

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Van Gogh the musical

Next year, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, a consortium called the Van Gogh Europe Foundation will honor the artist with events across three countries: exhibitions, tours, lectures, films, and … a musical.

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Why Artworks Are Like People

by Jillian Steinhauer on September 23, 2014

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Ever since critic and theorist Walter Benjamin penned his landmark essay in 1936, it’s been accepted as a kind of common wisdom that the aura of the artwork has withered in the (never-ending) age of mechanical reproduction. But a new study suggests the aura hasn’t vanished entirely yet, and perhaps it never will.

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Architect Jean Nouvel has unveiled his plans for the new National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), a massive structure measuring 130,000 square meters (1,399,308 square feet) — eight times the size of the current NAMOC, and more than double that of the Louvre.

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Post image for Thousands of Protesters Descend on NYC’s Financial District for #FloodWallStreet [UPDATED]

This morning, beginning at 9am, another swarm of environmental protesters gathered in Manhattan, this time downtown, to make a more pointed statement.

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Post image for The Key Players in the Ever-More-Complicated Vivian Maier Case

A little over two weeks ago, the tenuous peace surrounding the production and distribution of artwork by Vivian Maier exploded.

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Post image for Worst.Press.Release.Ever: Luxury

Although we have yet to undertake a formal taxonomy of bad press releases, here at Hyperallergic we have discerned different kinds.

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Post image for Two Weeks Into Performance, Columbia Student Discusses the Weight of Her Mattress

Last Friday afternoon, nearly 100 students rallied at Columbia University to protest the school’s policy on sexual assault. They held signs, wore red tape over their mouths, and brought mattresses — almost a dozen, some of which had messages written on them in red tape.

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