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What significance does Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi have to people in the state of Michigan? Why do the netizens of Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Wisconsin love Faith Ringgold?

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 14, 2014

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This week, JR’s eyes in #BlackLivesMatter protest, Republicans and torture, museums and big data, saving Wikipedia, the meaning of graffiti in ancient Rome, and more.

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Weekend Words: Red

by Weekend Editors on December 14, 2014

Jacopo Pontormo,

This week, attention returned to the red planet, where the robotic rover Curiosity sent back evidence of long-vanished rivers and lakes — and potentially life — on Mars.

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When Hyperallergic debunked antiquities trade representative Ursula Kampmann’s supposed debunking of intelligence on Islamic State antiquities trafficking, Cultural Property Observer (CPO) (dealer and lobbyist) Peter Tompa tried to debunk Hyperallergic in turn.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 7, 2014

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This week, art rising to the challenge of our times, Instagram CEO’s insane statement, then Jeffrey Deitch’s insane statement, Hans Ulrich Obrist is profiled, Miami’s museums, purpose of Art Basel Miami Beach, and more.

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Weekend Words: Tree

by Weekend Editors on December 7, 2014

Cesare da Sesto,

This week, The New York Times cheerfully reported on “the leafing of New York”: the cityscape transformed by hundreds of thousands of trees planted over the past few decades.

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Blacked Out in the Art World

by Hyperallergic on December 5, 2014

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It’s not easy to be a black woman working in the arts. Not on days like today.

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This past Monday, December 1, marked the 59th anniversary of Rosa Parks’s Montgomery arrest.

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MIAMI BEACH — Unsurprisingly, the best expression of the cognitive dissonance I’m once again feeling — living simultaneously in the real world and the art world, which feel so frustratingly far apart — comes in the form of a tweet.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 30, 2014

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This week, Ferguson, David Hockney and the avant-garde, Francis Bacon’s “missing” exhibition, art in a mall, Persian calligraphy, naked in a Yves Klein sculpture, the infamous 19th-century “Ape Woman,” and more.

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