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Australian artist Leon Ewing has come under fire for suggesting that drugs should be given to high school students to help unlock their creative potential.

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Post image for The World Waits Anxiously as ISIS Seizes Ancient City of Palmyra

The ancient Roman city of Palmyra in Syria has been seized by ISIS fighters, fueling fears that its ancient artifacts and buildings could meet the same fate suffered by antiquities in Mosul, Nimrud, and Hatra.

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Post image for British Scientists Find Trove of Animal Mummies with No Bones

It sounds like the beginnings of a detective tale: researchers in the UK recently scanned 300 animal mummies from Egypt only to discover that a full third held no bodies.

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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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Post image for Marina Abramović Is “Very Pissed” at Jay Z [UPDATED]

It’s been nearly two years since Marina Abramović made her appearance at the shoot for Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” music video, but the events of that day are still fresh in her mind.

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Post image for Creative Time’s Anne Pasternak Will Take the Helm at the Brooklyn Museum

This evening the Brooklyn Museum revealed that Anne Pasternak will succeed Arnold Lehman as the institution’s director.

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Post image for Poll Finds 1 in 25 US Citizens Unsure If They Own Art

Not all surveys of public opinion about visual art are equal.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on May 19, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Lego superhero statue, New York cops blast police brutality artwork, Cuban paintings stolen in Miami heist.

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Post image for American Suburban Architecture and the 1980s Hardcore Bands It Housed

The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.

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Post image for High School Art Showing Police Violence Spawns Social Media Outrage

When a New Jersey high school art department turned its gym into a temporary gallery last Tuesday, it couldn’t have predicted the controversy that would follow.

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