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Museums in St. Louis are closed today due to the protests that have been underway in the suburb of Ferguson since last night, when the grand jury in the Michael Brown murder case announced its decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson.

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New York City has unveiled a plan to replace its 7,302 pay phones with wireless internet hubs that will offer amenities including free Wi-Fi, free domestic phone calls, USB chargers, and, naturally, advertising space that is projected to generate enough revenue to not only pay for the ambitious project, but also bring the city an additional $500 million in the project’s first 12 years.

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Frida Kahlo will have her first solo show in New York City in more than 25 years, at the New York Botanical Garden, of all places.

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The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

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Post image for Mexicans Burn Presidential Effigy in Protest

Rather than the usual parties and celebratory parades, many Mexicans marked Revolution Day last Thursday by protesting the massacre of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in a vividly symbolic way: burning effigies of their leaders.

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Post image for 90 Human Rights Groups Call for Migrant Labor Reform in Gulf States

Ahead of a meeting of labor ministers from Gulf and Asian states later this week, Human Rights Watch released a call for the reform of laws protecting migrant workers co-signed by 90 human rights organizations and unions worldwide.

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Post image for Feminists and WWII Museum Reach Armistice in Battle Over Controversial Statue

A French feminist organization has scored a partial victory in its petition to have a sculpture it claims is sexist removed from the exterior of the Mémorial de Caen, a World War II memorial and museum in the Lower Normandy city.

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Post image for Great Balls of Ire: Oil Company Rips Off Brooklyn Artist

An advertising campaign for Shell featuring a giant red ball has one Brooklyn artist feeling blue.

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Post image for Chicago Park Advocates Fight ‘Star Wars’ Museum with the Force (of the Law)

“The Preservationists Strike Back” could be the title for the latest episode in the saga of Star Wars director George Lucas’s planned $300 million Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts on the Lake Michigan waterfront in Chicago.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on November 21, 2014

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This week in art news: The Tate recreated two paintings in Minecraft, the Whitney Museum’s new building has an opening date, and “Whistler’s Mother” is traveling to the United States.

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