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Post image for Tracing a Line Between Conceptualism and Blackness

The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson’s “Trampin’” filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Hans-Ulrich Obrist

LOS ANGELES — The art world has a lot of feelings about Instagram. On a humid Saturday night in Los Angeles, the roving cultural hub ForYourArt spilled their #instaguts about it all through the Instagram Mini-Marathon.

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Post image for The Real Life Politics of Palestinian Art in New York

Last night’s opening of Khaled Jarrar’s two-part exhibition No Exit at Whitebox Art Center and the related 10 Days, 10 Ideas workshops at Undercurrent Projects was a window into the art world realities facing Palestinian artists in the midst of the escalating violence in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.

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Post image for Scaling the Spires of Cambridge with 1930s Urban Explorers

Back in the 1930s, a group of amateur climbers scaled the centuries-old Gothic stonework and shaky water pipes to reach the spires of the Cambridge colleges.

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Eduardo Sarabia exhibition at Cabañas Cultural Institute

Fifteen years ago, the Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia traveled from his home in California to Guadalajara, the Mexican city where the most powerful drug traffickers’ families are rumored to reside.

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Post image for The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful

From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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A Fete Worse Than Death 2014

LONDON — Genius, unskilled manager, talented art dealer, troublemaker: the figure of Joshua Compston is one of inconsistencies and contradictions, even 18 years after his death.

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Post image for A View from the Easel

Artist studios from California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Mississippi.

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Harold Edgerton,

Back in the 1930s, an electrical engineer from Nebraska, working at MIT, developed the first “strobe” flash for photography, changing the way motion is documented.

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Post image for Humanizing a Historic Brain Collection

A curious thing about medical collections is how dehumanizing they can be.

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