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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on May 22, 2015

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Number of figures Edward Hopper posed for in his 1942 painting “Nighthawks” = 2

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Post image for Open Source Software to Catalogue Cultural Heritage Before a Crisis

Cultural heritage management tends to suffer from limited funding and resources, which can make a crisis — whether natural disaster, pipeline construction, or war — that much more catastrophic for assessing what’s in need of protection.

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Post image for The Baroque World of Rubens as a Kinetic Carousel of the Damned

In a colossal carousel of horror, Mat Collishaw and Sebastian Burdon reinterpreted the chaotic violence of Peter Paul Rubens’s “Massacre of the Innocents” paintings as a 3D-printed zoetrope.

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HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Borders are a slippery concept, one that seems to exist only in theory most of the time, but occasionally manifests in reality dramatically.

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Post image for The Glass Plate Garden: Early Photographs of Central Park

In thousands of recently digitized glass plate negatives, the natural and landscaped grandeur of gardens past is revealed in freshly sharp detail.

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Post image for An Artist’s Installations Coax Memories Out of Historic Spaces

BRIGHTON, UK — Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2015, a contemporary visual arts festival, have put up their headline artist in a hotel notable for its design and feng shui.

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Started in 1871 as an artist sketch club, the Salmagundi Club continues to operate out of the last surviving lower Fifth Avenue brownstone in Manhattan.

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Post image for A Cold Case Victim Is Honored by the Artist Who Reconstructed Her Face

This January at the New York Academy of Art, 11 students sculpted faces for 11 unidentified crime victims as part of a Forensic Sculpture Workshop.

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Post image for An Antidote to the Art Fairs: Open Studios in Long Island City

A five–day celebration of the arts in Long Island City got underway on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday night.

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Post image for Be the Bolshevik Wedge in a Game Inspired by El Lissitzky’s 1919 Propaganda Art

In the game Lissitzky’s Revenge, you are the tiny red triangle against the mighty white circle depicted in El Lissitzky’s 1919 Suprematist poster “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.”

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