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Exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The $65 million redesign of the plazas in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has stanched the rising tide of food carts that typically congregate at the foot of the institution’s sweeping entrance, the New York Times reported.

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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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Cohere Kickstarter

A Native activist and organizer is claiming that a group of students at the California College of the Arts stole her work for a project that received a monetary award from the school’s Center for Art and Public Life.

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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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Post image for Portrait of Naked Man Ignites Controversy on Streets of New York

A photograph of a nude male in a downtown Manhattan gallery’s front window has drawn protests from neighborhood parents and schoolteachers requesting its removal.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on July 25, 2014

A chalk version of Vermeer's

Rodin and Degas sculptures possibly found in Gurlitt horde, “Girl with the Pearl Earring” traveling no more, Corcoran opponents get their day(s) in court, and more from the week in art news.

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The Daily Show

In honor of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashi-ko (“Good-for-nothing girl”), Jon Stewart premiered a new segment on The Daily Show last night: “We May Have Problems, But at Least We’re Not Jailing Artists for 3D Printing Their Vaginas.”

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An exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A seven-day schedule inaugurated last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain’s New York reported.

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The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center

The Metropolitan Opera is anticipating a significant labor lockout beginning August 1, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Archeological researcher examines artifacts at Huaca de la Luna

Archeologists in Peru have discovered the 1,500-year-old tomb of a Moche nobleman, which they say could shed further light on the pre-Inca civilization. Along with some things you might expect to find in an archeological dig was a curious pair of metal feline paws with sharp claws.

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