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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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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 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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Post image for Prada Marfa Saved from Possible Closure as Illegal Advertisement

The Texas Department of Transportation has withdrawn its charge of illegal advertising against Prada Marfa, arts organization Ballroom Marfa announced in a public statement.

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Post image for Long-Running Moscow Art Fair Canceled

A key Russian contemporary art fair has been canceled in its 18th year, and appears unlikely to return, The Art Newspaper reported.

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Post image for Archeologists Use Digital Underground Mapping to Discover the Landscape of Stonehenge

A massive experiment in virtual archeology has led to the mapping of 3,000 acres around Stonehenge, and with it the discovery of a host of new information about the area, including over a dozen previously unknown monuments, National Geographic reported.

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Post image for Lack of Air-Conditioning Warps Raphael Painting at Rome Museum

In order to visit the Galleria Borghese in Rome, you must buy timed tickets online in advance.

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Post image for Marble Caryatids and Panel Discovered in Greece’s Largest Tomb

Archeologists have unearthed two lifelike caryatids and a large colored marble panel in a tomb in northern Greece — a find described by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras as “extremely significant.”

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