Jillian Steinhauer

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The list of artworks that will be loaned by French museums to the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been released.

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One week ago, an installation by artist Abigail DeVille was dismantled in Washington, DC. “The New Migration” was a collection of materials gathered by DeVille during a road trip from DC to Jacksonville, Florida, retracing and reversing the steps of a popular route taken by African Americans fleeing the South during the Great Migration.

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Norway's new currency goes abstract

Ah, Norway. Land of universal health care, widespread wealth, true democracy, and excellent design. In keeping with that last one, the country’s central bank unveiled plans this week for some of the coolest currency we’ve seen in a long time.

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Last weekend, a flash mob of singers interrupted a concert of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to stage a “Requiem for Mike Brown,” the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, this past August.

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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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