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Post image for Neighborhood Founded by Freed Slaves Rallies to Save Its Brick Roads

Century-old brick streets in a historically black neighborhood in Houston, Texas, are under threat of demolition, the culmination of a years-long debate over the preservation of Freedmen’s Town.

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Post image for Atlanta’s High Museum Gets a New Folk Art Curator

On Wednesday the High Museum in Atlanta announced that it had hired Katherine Jentleson to be its next curator of folk and self-taught art.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on January 30, 2015

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This week in art news: Firefighters freed an artist from a plaster block during a botched street art project, a French schoolteacher sues Facebook in a row over Courbet’s most infamous painting, and a Banksy impersonator is on the loose in England.

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Post image for Arts Vibrancy Index Measures Cultural Health of Communities Across US

The National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University has released its first Arts Vibrancy Index, a report that ranks the cultural vibrancy of communities across the country.

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Post image for Shepard Fairey Hawks “Radical Art Supplies” on ‘Portlandia’

“You wanna be radical? This is the radical store for you,” says Phil (Fred Armisen) of Shocking Art Supplies in a skit from a new episiode of Portlandia that features a guest appearance by street artist and branding guru Shepard Fairey.

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Post image for At Long Last, Peru Gets a National Museum

Machu Picchu might be Peru’s most famous tourist destination, but the Inca ruins are just one of many cherished historical sites that have survived since ancient times, along with countless precious artifacts. Strangely enough, despite its rich cultural and artistic history, the country hasn’t had a large-scale national museum until now.

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Post image for The Smithsonian Begins Talks to Create Its First International Venue in London

As part of a major reuse project for London’s Olympic Park, the Smithsonian Institution may create its first long-term, overseas exhibition venue.

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Post image for An Artist Residency Is Coming to Storm King

Storm King, the sprawling sculpture park and open-air museum in Mountainville, New York, will host an artist residency program for the first time in its 55-year history.

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Post image for London Museum Plants Fake in Its Collection

A new project in London asks: Why do we prize authenticity so highly if a forgery can be visually equivalent to an authentic artwork?

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Post image for Tate Reveals Surprisingly Low Sum of BP Sponsorship Deal [UPDATED]

After years of legal wrangling, the Tate museums group has finally disclosed the details of its sponsorship agreement with oil company BP.

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