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Post image for Members of the Illuminator Sue NYPD for False Arrest, First Amendment Retaliation

This week members of the Illuminator Art Collective filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York alleging false arrest and improper seizure of their property by the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.

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Post image for Iceland’s Mosque Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Will Be Shut Down

Venetian officials plan to close the Icelandic Pavilion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, which features a working mosque that is part of an artwork by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel.

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Post image for Four Years Later, Man Still Fighting Facebook for Censoring Courbet’s “Origin of the World”

It’s been more than four years since French teacher Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, after posting a link to a documentary about Gustave Courbet’s “L’Origine du Monde” (1866) on Facebook, returned to the social network to find the post removed and his profile suspended.

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Post image for When A Benefit Against Censorship Gets Censored

A New York benefit show for the National Coalition Against Censorship cancelled last week over allegedly offensive material will go on at a new venue — though without the Mohammed-themed play that first started the controversy.

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Post image for Aussie Artist Wants to Put the “High” in High School with Educational Marijuana

Australian artist Leon Ewing has come under fire for suggesting that drugs should be given to high school students to help unlock their creative potential.

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Post image for The World Waits Anxiously as ISIS Seizes Ancient City of Palmyra

The ancient Roman city of Palmyra in Syria has been seized by ISIS fighters, fueling fears that its ancient artifacts and buildings could meet the same fate suffered by antiquities in Mosul, Nimrud, and Hatra.

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Post image for British Scientists Find Trove of Animal Mummies with No Bones

It sounds like the beginnings of a detective tale: researchers in the UK recently scanned 300 animal mummies from Egypt only to discover that a full third held no bodies.

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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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Post image for Marina Abramović Is “Very Pissed” at Jay Z [UPDATED]

It’s been nearly two years since Marina Abramović made her appearance at the shoot for Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” music video, but the events of that day are still fresh in her mind.

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Post image for Creative Time’s Anne Pasternak Will Take the Helm at the Brooklyn Museum

This evening the Brooklyn Museum revealed that Anne Pasternak will succeed Arnold Lehman as the institution’s director.

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