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Post image for Brooklyn Book Festival Participants Sign Petition Denouncing Israeli Government Funding

In response to the Israeli consulate’s sponsorship of a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Adalah-NY has released an open letter and petition denouncing the funding as a violation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York's municipal ID program

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that holders of New York City’s newly-launched municipal identity card will be granted a year’s worth of privileges at 33 participating cultural institutions.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on September 19, 2014

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This week in art news: Reward offered for the return of two rare stamps, Met Opera layoffs, criticism of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights redevelopment, and more.

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Getty Foundation announces recipients of Keeping It Modern grant initiative for 20th-century modernist architecture

This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning.

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Post image for Photographer Returns Prize Money Over Editorial Pressure

Iranian photographer and journalist Newsha Tavakolian has returned a €50,000 prize (~$64,600) after the patron behind the award allegedly placed editorial pressure on her work, the New York Times‘ Lens photography blog reported.

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Post image for This Richard Prince–Inspired T-Shirt Hates Copyright

Nothing quite says “fuck you” to copyright like a Mickey Mouse–meets–Richard Prince T-shirt.

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Post image for Abu Dhabi Announces Luxury Condo Development Adjacent to Guggenheim Outpost

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has unveiled the first residential project on Saadiyat Island, the “cultural district” home to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi.

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Post image for Seven Artists, Writers, and Musicians Among 2014 MacArthur Fellows

Of this year’s 21 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, better known as the ‘genius grant,’ seven come from the arts.

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Post image for Prehistoric Australian Rock Art in Danger of Serious Deterioration

Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the the threats facing the prehistoric art.

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Post image for Museums Should Institute No-Photo Hour, British Arts Executive Suggests

One month after the big news that London’s National Gallery now allows visitors to take photographs, the head of Arts Council England has proposed that museums institute a special hour every day when picture-taking is banned.

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