Post image for Celebrating Supercute: Hello Kitty Gets a Retrospective

LOS ANGELES — The retrospective: it’s standard fare in the museum world, a survey of an artist’s work over some stretch of her career. In Los Angeles, however, I’m not sure if there’s such a thing as “standard fare.”

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Events

ArtRx NYC

by Hrag Vartanian on November 25, 2014

Chris Verene,

This week, a liberated Regina Rex, queer classical nudes, Mr. Turner at the Museum of the Moving Image, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, a retrospective of Xavier Le Roy, and much more.

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Post image for Free Wi-Fi for NYC? Yes, After This Advertisement

New York City has unveiled a plan to replace its 7,302 pay phones with wireless internet hubs that will offer amenities including free Wi-Fi, free domestic phone calls, USB chargers, and, naturally, advertising space that is projected to generate enough revenue to not only pay for the ambitious project, but also bring the city an additional $500 million in the project’s first 12 years.

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Post image for Frida Kahlo’s Studio and Garden Will Spring Up in New York

Frida Kahlo will have her first solo show in New York City in more than 25 years, at the New York Botanical Garden, of all places.

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Post image for The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

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Post image for Mexicans Burn Presidential Effigy in Protest

Rather than the usual parties and celebratory parades, many Mexicans marked Revolution Day last Thursday by protesting the massacre of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in a vividly symbolic way: burning effigies of their leaders.

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Post image for 90 Human Rights Groups Call for Migrant Labor Reform in Gulf States

Ahead of a meeting of labor ministers from Gulf and Asian states later this week, Human Rights Watch released a call for the reform of laws protecting migrant workers co-signed by 90 human rights organizations and unions worldwide.

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Post image for The Fragments and Facsimiles of Nina Beier

LONDON — When you enter the first room of Nina Beier’s solo exhibition at David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), you encounter “Scheme” (2014), an enigmatic stack of green crates with vegetables scattered on the floor.

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Post image for Feminists and WWII Museum Reach Armistice in Battle Over Controversial Statue

A French feminist organization has scored a partial victory in its petition to have a sculpture it claims is sexist removed from the exterior of the Mémorial de Caen, a World War II memorial and museum in the Lower Normandy city.

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Post image for Draw Better Portraits with This Free Online Class from Craftsy

Craftsy is offering a free online mini-class, Draw Better Portraits: Capturing Likeness, with guidance from renowned instructor Gary Faigin.

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