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Post image for Shoddy Restoration Smooths Over a Stretch of China’s Great Wall

How do you repair crumbling, centuries-old sections of the Great Wall of China?

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Post image for Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art

After almost a year of legal negotiations with Marina Abramović, Ulay will now receive payment and full accreditation for works he created with his former partner.

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Post image for Tate Acquires Portrait by One of Europe’s First Female Professional Painters

When a rare portrait by one of Britain’s first professional female artists went up for sale two years ago, auctioneers assumed it was the work of a man.

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Post image for New York Is Getting a 16-Story, $150 Million Staircase to Nowhere

Influenced by the M.C. Escher-esque designs of Indian stepwells, British starchitect Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for a giant stairway to nowhere in New York City’s Hudson Yards.

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Post image for MoMA Digitizes Exhibition Archives, Uploading Images and Data for 3,500 Shows

Did you happen to miss last year’s blockbuster Picasso show at the Museum of Modern Art? Or perhaps you couldn’t attend another momentous exhibition, the museum’s 1938 presentation of the Bauhaus, because you didn’t even exist yet.

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Post image for Misunderestimated Painter George W. Bush Is Releasing an Art Book

As part of a continuing effort to paint over his legacy as a war criminal and the worst US president ever, George W. Bush will soon publish an art book.

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Post image for A Maya Codex Found in a Cave Is Authentic, Researchers Say

In the 1960s, looters searching a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, came across a rare, ancient codex rich with illustrations of weapon-wielding deities.

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In Brief

Centuries-Old Crocodile Stone Discovered in Mexico

by Claire Voon on September 12, 2016

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Since archaeologists came upon the remains of the ancient Mexican city of Lambityeco in the 1960s, questions about its architectural and ceremonial developments have lingered over excavations.

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Post image for Donald Trump Used His Foundation’s Money to Buy a Painting of Himself [UPDATED]

A thick veil of mystery swaths the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its many transactions, but a recent investigation has determined that its wispy-haired founder once spent $20,000 of his charity’s money to purchase a portrait for his own keeping.

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Post image for Finnish Government Refuses to Fund Guggenheim Helsinki

Political opposition in Finland could sabotage longstanding plans to build a Guggenheim outpost on the Helsinki waterfront.

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