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A Town Is Not a Museum, Appeals Court Rules

by Allison Meier on October 30, 2014

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In settling the dispute of where one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century is buried, a ruling last week declared that a town can’t be treated like a museum.

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Post image for Getty Unveils Unpublished Cache of Joseph Cornell’s Letters

Joseph Cornell’s curious admirers now have something to get excited about, thanks to the Getty Research Institute’s announcement yesterday that it has acquired a cache of 33 previously unpublished letters between Cornell and one of his first assistants, Susanna De Maria Wilson.

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis won’t be getting any new public art next year if the city’s mayor gets her way.

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Snoop Dogg painting

“My process when I get ready to paint? I definitely gotta have a blunt, because the blunt is inspiration to the creation,” so says Snoop Dogg during a new video paid for by a Swedish sock company that placed the rap legend in a studio equipped with your typical art-making paraphernalia.

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Cultural workers in Turkey are set to go on hunger strike in protest of their unemployment and its endangerment of the country’s vulnerable cultural resources.

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It’s hard to imagine a time when present-day Russia didn’t exist. But along the banks of the Volga River in modern-day Saratov, a reminder is being unearthed.

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LOS ANGELES — In the great hall of the central building at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) last Thursday, hundreds of students gathered to work through the aftermath of an alleged rape.

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Rue Dénoyez

The tiny, two-block-long Rue Dénoyez in Paris’s 20th arrondissement has been one of the French capital’s foremost street art venues for years, but two subsidized housing projects could spell the end for this plein air gallery.

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The Frick Collection’s Russell Page–designed garden, planned for destruction as part of the Manhattan museum’s expansion project, is one of 11 land-based art pieces announced as under threat this week by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).

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An eight-foot-tall sculpture of a wizard in a couple’s front yard has sparked a debate in the village of Oakland Mills, Maryland, about what constitutes appropriate neighborhood statuary, who has the power to decide what is and isn’t art, and whether or not the towering sorcerer could help lift the community out of economic depression.

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