In Brief

Edward Hopper in studio, 1965

This wonderful two-minute video will take you inside Edward and Jo Hopper’s New York City studio in 1965.

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5Pointz Condos

NY YIMBY recently got a set of renderings of the structure that will take over 5Pointz’s burial ground at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.

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Brooklyn Museum postcard

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will be free for visitors under 20.

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Marina Abramovic

Good news: the Marina Abramović Institute is hiring! Bad news: all four positions listed in this fresh New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) ad are unpaid — ahem, volunteer. They’re probably great “opportunities,” though, right?

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Albert Bierstadt,

The chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art told a philanthropist that absorbing the failing Corcoran would make “his collection at the National Gallery … greater than the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

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Al Wakrah World Cup stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

A Guardian investigation has found that migrant workers building architect Zaha Hadid’s World Cup stadium in Qatar are being paid at a level beneath what’s mandated by World Cup regulations.

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Fountain by Alain Mila repainted without the artist's permission

French municipalities are mistreating the public works they commission under a national “1% for art” program, with one going so far as to recently repaint a sculpture without the artist’s approval, Libération reported.

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Piero di Cosimo,

The media blog Fishbowl New York is reporting that the lead paragraph of a July 25 New York Times article by Carol Vogel bears a striking similarity to the Wikipedia entry for its subject, the Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo.

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Pro-Russian rebels attempting to start a Soviet-era tank in the Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka

In case you needed a reminder that history is just fossilized life, look no further than Ukraine, where the past has been quite literally and rudely revived.

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A view of the Palisades from Wave Hill

New York may lean on its cultural institutions to encourage adoption of a planned municipal identity card for undocumented New Yorkers, the New York Times reported.

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