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The major difference between this and other exhibitions of Japanese moku hanga (woodblock printing) is that the prints were all made as pattern and design books for the Japanese textile market.

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The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson’s “Trampin’” filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Museums

Broadcasting Los Angeles

by Abe Ahn on July 28, 2014

KCHUNG TV stage at Made in L.A. 2014

LOS ANGELES — One of the first objects on display at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial is a Volkswagen Brasilia, named after the Brazilian capital.

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Exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The $65 million redesign of the plazas in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has stanched the rising tide of food carts that typically congregate at the foot of the institution’s sweeping entrance, the New York Times reported.

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Pro-Russian rebels attempting to start a Soviet-era tank in the Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka

In case you needed a reminder that history is just fossilized life, look no further than Ukraine, where the past has been quite literally and rudely revived.

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When the United States joined the Allied forces in 1917, the mind of the American citizen was almost as much a battlefield as Europe was.

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Varhram Aghasyan, “Museum of the Revolution”

TBILISI, Georgia — This week in Tbilisi, there are two exhibitions worth checking out. They make a nice pairing for an afternoon, as the first deals with public memory while the second is a very intimate examination of hidden experience. Both are singular in that they reflect life in the Caucasus region yet have universal relevance.

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Hans-Ulrich Obrist

LOS ANGELES — The art world has a lot of feelings about Instagram. On a humid Saturday night in Los Angeles, the roving cultural hub ForYourArt spilled their #instaguts about it all through the Instagram Mini-Marathon.

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Cohere Kickstarter

A Native activist and organizer is claiming that a group of students at the California College of the Arts stole her work for a project that received a monetary award from the school’s Center for Art and Public Life.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 27, 2014

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This week, defining “public,” the Mona Lisa of digital art, the most modern curator, Baffler online, white flags over Brooklyn, the Chinese role in WWI, Americans eligible for Man Booker prize for the first time, and more.

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