Mostafa Heddaya

Albert Bierstadt,

The chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art told a philanthropist that absorbing the failing Corcoran would make “his collection at the National Gallery … greater than the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

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Al Wakrah World Cup stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

A Guardian investigation has found that migrant workers building architect Zaha Hadid’s World Cup stadium in Qatar are being paid at a level beneath what’s mandated by World Cup regulations.

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Fountain by Alain Mila repainted without the artist's permission

French municipalities are mistreating the public works they commission under a national “1% for art” program, with one going so far as to recently repaint a sculpture without the artist’s approval, Libération reported.

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Piero di Cosimo,

The media blog Fishbowl New York is reporting that the lead paragraph of a July 25 New York Times article by Carol Vogel bears a striking similarity to the Wikipedia entry for its subject, the Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo.

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Exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The $65 million redesign of the plazas in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has stanched the rising tide of food carts that typically congregate at the foot of the institution’s sweeping entrance, the New York Times reported.

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Screenshot via chronicle.nytlabs.com

A new web app created by the research and development wing of the New York Times allow users to create graphs tracing the appearance of individual terms or phrases in the paper over the course of its century-and-a-half history.

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A view of the Palisades from Wave Hill

New York may lean on its cultural institutions to encourage adoption of a planned municipal identity card for undocumented New Yorkers, the New York Times reported.

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An exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A seven-day schedule inaugurated last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain’s New York reported.

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The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center

The Metropolitan Opera is anticipating a significant labor lockout beginning August 1, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit’s civilian and police-and-fire retirees overwhelmingly voted to approve cuts to their benefits in connection with the city’s bankruptcy “grand bargain,” the Detroit Free Press reported.

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