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Post image for Praise the Lord! The World’s Oldest Bible Goes on Display at the British Museum

For only its second time on loan, the earliest known Bible is going on view this October at the British Museum.

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Post image for Fire Up a Wifi Router Hidden Inside a Rock

Unless you notice the little plaque marking it as art, you might easily miss Aram Bartholl’s newest work, which debuts on Sunday and blends seamlessly into its surroundings in the wilderness of Germany.

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Post image for A New Afterlife for Cemeteries: Training Future Preservationists

The sprawling 19th-century cemeteries whose monuments and mausoleums dot the United States are often short on hands to preserve their heritage.

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Post image for An Artist-Run Bottled Water Museum Springs Up in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — There are 324 bottles of water currently on view at the Museum of Bottled Water (MBW) in the Crossroads Arts District, some flat, some sparkling, and featuring labels from across the globe with an emphasis on US branding.

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Post image for Write the Stories of Thousands of Found Polaroids

In the 1970s and ’80s the Polaroid instant camera quickly captured family moments and delivered the images on the spot.

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Post image for Three Days of Debating Social Justice at the Venice Biennale

VENICE — As folks streamed into the dimmed theater and escaped the Venetian heat, I felt a sense of anticipation. Creative Time, which has been showcasing its support of socially engaged art practices for decades, made its way into the Venice Biennale’s central exhibition All the World’s Futures, organized by Okwui Enwezor.

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Post image for California Academy of Sciences Will Divest from Fossil Fuels

In response to environmental groups demanding science and natural history museums cut funding connected with the fossil fuel industry, San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences says it will.

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Post image for A Midcentury Manhattan Mosaic Returns to Public View

A midcentury mosaic forgotten for years beneath metal paneling on a Midtown Manhattan office building is now restored and on permanent public view.

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Post image for Getting the Dirt: New Perspectives on Trash in New York City

Written nearly a decade before she was appointed artist-in-residence at the New York Department of Sanitation in 1976, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s “Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!” points at a basic disconnect between concept and reality.

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Post image for A Lifetime of Sketchbooks from Postwar Painter Richard Diebenkorn

Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn kept sketchbooks for his entire career; they served as a sort of nomadic studio where he experimented with visuals that bridged figurative and abstract ideas.

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