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Designer Bryan James was inspired to create the online project “In Pieces” as a “reminder of the beauty we are on the verge of losing as every moment passes.”

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Post image for In Readers’ Hands, Archives Find New Contexts

Now more than ever archives are in a transition, one that offers an opportunity for new potential at a time when there’s nostalgia for old, dusty cardboard boxes.

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When the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam debuted its renovated Philips Wing in November, curious modern flora bloomed over its 18th-century staircase.

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Post image for At Martín Ramírez Opening, A Defense of Immigrant’s Rights and Outsider Art

Blue chip, outsider artist Martin Ramirez was memorialized this past Thursday evening in Chelsea with the unveiling of a United States postage stamp.

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on March 27, 2015

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Age of the mummified monk long forgotten inside a 1,000-year-old gilded statue, which Chinese villagers now want restituted from a Dutch private collector = 30–40

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Painting with Toxic Sludge

by Allison Meier on March 26, 2015

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To experiment with an alternative method for remediation, a scientist and an artist are collaborating on turning the acid runoff from Ohio’s abandoned coal mines into pigments.

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Post image for Curating for the Cure: Medical Facilities Embrace the Power of Art

WEST HARRISON, NY — As galleries and museums are for practical reasons limited to exhibitions of modest duration, alternatives are perennially sought by artists, often leading them to less than suitable locations like restaurants, offices, and corporate lobbies.

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Post image for From Ancient Coins to Koons, the Arts Expenditures of the World’s 80 Richest People

FiveThirtyEight compiled a handy list of the world’s 80 richest people, including each person’s wealth, the country where they live, whether or not their money is self-made, and the sector in which they deal or work. What if there were another column, one for the arts?

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Post image for From 18th-Century Tool Chest to 21st-Century Public Art Project

ROCHESTER, UK — Thanks to an association with Charles Dickens, North Kent is better known for literature than for contemporary art. But a new project by Adam Chodzko connects the two.

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Post image for A Miniature Town Full of Vintage Cars and Evocative Stories

There’s something slightly off about Elgin Park, the sleepy steel mill town where it’s eternally 1964.

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