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Post image for New York Attorney General Is Investigating Cooper Union’s Finances

New York State’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, is investigating the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (CU), the Manhattan university that recently began charging students tuition after more than 150 years of operating as a full-scholarship school.

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Post image for In an Artist’s Video Project, Getting to Know Trans and Intersex Activists

A project by artist Carlos Motta to interview and document the work of transgender and intersex activists recently went public, in the form of an online archive.

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Post image for Scientists Ask Natural History Museums to Cut Ties with David Koch

In an open letter posted today, 39 scientists call for natural history and science museums to sever connections with climate change deniers.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 24, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: thieves take Taco Bell painting, a Cy Twombly tips over in Texas, and a man mistaken for Banksy sues six NYPD officers.

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Post image for Staff Stole 162 Artifacts from Museum of Macedonia

Last Friday, a judge in the Macedonian capital Skopje convicted six employees at the state-owned Museum of Macedonia of stealing objects from the institution’s collection and selling them abroad through an organized crime ring, AFP reported.

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Post image for Reviving the Fight to Save a British Brutalist Masterpiece

At the 11th hour, a British heritage organization has renewed a bid to save a major Brutalist building from destruction.

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Post image for For #MuseumWeek, Institutions Share Their Secrets Online

What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on March 20, 2015

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This week in art news: The 25th anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist, Madonna dishes on Basquiat, and a pop-up store offers ephemeral art.

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Post image for Museums Join Campaign to Preserve Land Art Opus

In 1972, the Land Art pioneer Michael Heizer began buying up tracts of land near Nevada’s Garden and Coal valleys.

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Post image for Obama’s Presidential Library May Gobble Up Historic Chicago Parkland

Is it wrong to commandeer space intended for public enjoyment to bolster a political legacy?

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