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Post image for At NY Public Library, Books Now Ride the Rails from the Stacks to the Reading Room

A fleet of 24 cars will soon be delivering material from the stacks of the New York Public Library along the tracks of its new “book train.”

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Post image for NEA Report Calls for Diversifying the Art World and Curbing Art Student Debt

The population of artists in the US is growing and diversifying (slowly), art schools don’t prepare students for the real world, and artists are still poor.

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Post image for Over 1,200 Archaeologists and Museum Staff Condemn Destruction Wrought by Dakota Pipeline

In a letter released today, 1,281 archaeologists, museum directors and staff, anthropologists, and historians expressed their solidarity against the destruction at Standing Rock by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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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 Archaeologists in Turkey Find Neolithic Female Statuette Intact

The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, Turkey, consists of two settlement mounds — the remains of houses continually built over old ones — that have yielded many treasures since archaeologists began excavations in the 1960s.

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Post image for Light Projection Aims to Remind Trump His Tower Was Built by Undocumented Workers

To protest Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, activists projected 30-foot-tall images of migrant workers onto the gleaming façade of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on September 8.

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Post image for Slick Replica of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions [UPDATED]

A replica of Palmyra’s ancient Arch of Triumph, built by Romans and destroyed last year by ISIS militants, is on a world tour.

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Post image for In Denver, a Rare Chance to See Clyfford Still’s Works on Paper

Known mostly for his paintings, Clyfford Still drew prolifically, producing thousands of works of paper throughout his 60-year career as an artist.

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Post image for Photographers Win Grant for Documenting Underrepresented Communities on Instagram

Documentary photographer Ronny Sen sees the region of Jharia, India, which is near his hometown, as a vision of “doomsday.”

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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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