Post image for Buildings Get Erected in an Architectural Dating Game

“If you want to stain me, come to 2689 Santa Fresca Blvd.” So reads the sext I have just received from BeautifullyStained, a staircase with a wooden railing that was, indeed, beautifully stained.

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Post image for Smithsonian Hosts Emergency Meeting About Paris Auction of Indigenous Remains and Objects [UPDATED]

This afternoon, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, hosted an emergency meeting of tribal leaders, government representatives, and NGO officials to call for a halt to a Monday auction in Paris that involves human remains and sacred indigenous objects.

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News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on May 24, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: an SFMOMA café started selling half-baked copies of art-themed desserts, torch-carrying protesters raided Stonehenge, and cops got in trouble for a making a sand sculpture of a nude murder victim.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on May 24, 2016

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LOS ANGELES — This week, James Turrell’s Perceptual Cell returns to LACMA, UCLA presents an elaborate shadow-puppet play, the Lodge hosts a panel discussion on women in the arts, and more.

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Post image for Apply for Creative Residencies in Visual and Digital Arts at the Banff Centre

The Banff Artist in Residence program provides time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work.

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Post image for A Hellish L Train Commute Inspires a Graphic Novel History of Williamsburg

Here’s one way to deal with a hellish subway commute: stare at your fellow passengers, draw their portraits, and turn them into characters in a graphic novel.

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Post image for A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins

On a Saturday evening a few weekends ago, several artists, performers, activists, and writers gathered at an apartment in Chelsea to discuss their relationship to the city-wide process of gentrification.

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Post image for Exhibition Explores Mabel Dodge Luhan’s Artistic Impact on Taos and the US Southwest

Now, nearly a century after Mabel Dodge Luhan came to Taos, a new exhibition, American Moderns and the West, will explore the impact she had on the art, writings, and activism of 20th-century American Modernism.

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Post image for The Relics of Victorian Natural History in Eye-Popping Stereoscope

Natural history storerooms are a bit like drowned Noah’s Arks, with specimens from every realm of the animal world posthumously preserved.

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Post image for The Virtual Is Liminal: An Interview with Claudia Hart

I first met Claudia Hart in 1995, when she was living in Berlin and I had gone there to do research for a project.

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