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All 37 of Vermeers works, Re-created, will be displayed in a single gallery and as they would have originally appeared, fresh from Vermeer’s brush.

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Scholars estimate that in North Africa and the Middle East alone, there could be up to five million archaeological sites. The majority are still unknown or else have never been officially recorded.

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Recurrent throughout 8 Painters are stylings on past painterly marks and movements, not so much placed in quotations as absorbed into a work’s facture.

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Long before Desperate Housewives, Honey Boo Boo, or any of those viral BuzzFeed lists, there was the American side show.

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You can’t buy love, as The Beatles famously proclaimed, but perhaps you can buy cultural capital.

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Despite their important role in strengthening cultures and communities, languages are fragile things.

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Sound maps of rivers and songs for cicadas are two examples of a new kind of music inspired by 19th-century German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 3, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Brothers trying to offload fake Goya get conned, gallery manager siphons off $450,000 from Botero sale, and French thieves make off with the King of Siam’s crown.

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Post image for What Just Happened? The Björk Experience at MoMA

This morning, three Hyperallergic editors — Elisa Wouk Almino, Jillian Steinhauer, and Benjamin Sutton — ventured out to see the Museum of Modern Art’s latest foray into avant-garde pop star curating: Björk (an exhibition that needs no subtitle).

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When art and commerce mix, a certain level of mania is inevitable: it’s what you get when passion and pragmatism collide.

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