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Post image for Video Games on Smallpox and Thoreau’s Walden Get Government Funding

A 19th-century Philadelphia smallpox epidemic and Henry David Thoreau’s transcendental retreat into the woods are the subjects of two video games awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this Monday.

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Post image for Weird Funerary Drawings Point to Troubled Period in Egyptian Art

After Egypt was conquered by Persia in 525 BCE, many of its beloved tomb painters were scattered across the empire.

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Post image for Report Suggests Sports and Culture Projects Have Little Local Economic Effect

Contrary to what evangelists of the “Bilbao effect” and sports stadium advocates would have you believe, a recent report from a UK government policy initiative cautions that major sports and culture project do not have a strong economic impact on their communities.

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Post image for Peru Charging Greenpeace Activists for Damaging Nazca Lines

Peru will take legal action against a group of Greenpeace activists who it says damaged the Nazca lines UNESCO World Heritage site during a climate change demonstration on Monday.

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Post image for American Museum of Natural History to Add  218,000-Square-Foot Science Center

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York is planning to add a $325 million, 218,000-square-foot science center, the New York Times reported.

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Post image for Thomas Kinkade and the Jesus of Zionsville, a Christmas Tale

’Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through Zionsville, Indiana’s Thomas Kinkade Gallery,
Many creatures were stirring, shoppers out for Small Business Saturday…

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Post image for Franklin Furnace, Performance Art Pioneer, Relocates to Pratt Under Long-Term Agreement

The storied avant-garde performance art nonprofit Franklin Furnace has relocated to the Pratt Institute campus under an agreement that will see the organization “nest” at the institution on a long term basis.

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Post image for Guggenheim Seeks Volunteer Readers for On Kawara Retrospective

If you’ve ever wanted to sit at a table and read dates out loud for an hour — or rather, if you’ve ever wanted to be part of an On Kawara artwork — you’re about to get your chance.

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Post image for Citing Dubious Flora, Scholar Casts Doubt on National Gallery’s Prized Leonardo Painting

New research suggests that Leonardo da Vinci’s “Virgin of the Rocks” at the National Gallery — one of the British museum’s most prized possessions — might not be the work of the master after all, the Guardian reported.

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Post image for Miami Artist Run Over by Cop Dies of His Injuries

Graffiti artist Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez died on Tuesday night from injuries sustained when Miami Police Department Detective Michael Cadavid hit him with an unmarked police car.

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