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The Texas Department of Transportation has withdrawn its charge of illegal advertising against Prada Marfa, arts organization Ballroom Marfa announced in a public statement.

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The public library in Stuttgart, Germany

A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that the 16–29 demographic in the United States reads books and patronizes libraries at rates higher than those exhibited by adults over 30.

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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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by Tiernan Morgan on September 12, 2014

The Parks Canada underwater archaeology team discovered one of two ships from Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1846 expedition of the arctic's Northwest Passage

This week in art news: Canada discovered a ship from Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated arctic expedition, a Monet painting was found stashed in a suitcase, and a 100-year-old Latin dictionary project reached its final entry, and more.

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Post image for Three Arrested, Charged in Koch Plaza Protest at Metropolitan Museum

On Tuesday evening, at the end of an action staged by Occupy Museums at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the unveiling of the David H. Koch Plaza, three members of The Illuminator were arrested.

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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 Counter-Competition Seeks Alternatives to Controversial Guggenheim Helsinki

As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki.

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Post image for In Response to Controversial Funder, Protestors Rechristen Met Museum Plaza

A masked likeness of David H. Koch argued with protestors outside of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday evening. It shouted: “Get away from me! I own you! I own this place! I own a great portion of the resources of the earth!”

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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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