Post image for NEA Unveils Program Pairing Artists with Leading Presidential Candidates

The National Endowment for the Artsis jumping into the heated US presidential race with a plan to appoint artists to cover the front-runners in both the Democratic and Republican parties.

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Post image for Newly Discovered Sketches Reveal Leonardo da Vinci Designed the First Drone

Leonardo da Vinci not only invented the first refrigerator, self-propelled vehicle, and robot — he also invented the first drone.

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Post image for Louvre Announces Plan to Launch Satellite Space on the Moon

At a press conference this morning in Paris at the headquarters of France’s national space agency, the president of the Louvre Jean-Luc Martinez announced that the museum plans to open an outpost on the moon by 2026.

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Post image for Syrian Refugees Win the 2016 Turner Prize

In a surprise announcement, the 2016 Turner Prize committee has bestowed the coveted contemporary art award on all the Syrian refugees who’ve left their war-torn country.

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Post image for Anish Kapoor Coats “Cloud Gate” in the Darkest Black Known to Humanity

Taking advantage of his exclusive rights to make artistic use of the high-tech, light-absorbing material Vantablack, the British artist Anish Kapoor has covered the entire surface of his Chicago public sculpture “Cloud Gate” (2006) with it.

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Post image for Brooklyn Museum Launches White Male History Month

In an effort to better reflect the changing demographics of its borough, the Brooklyn Museum is launching White Male History Month, a press release announced this morning.

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Post image for Whitney Museum Replacing Biennial with Program Devoted to Art Galleries

On Wednesday the Whitney Museum of American Art announced that it will discontinue its seminal biennial exhibition, a fixture of the US art scene since 1932, and replace it with a continuous gallery-in-residence program dubbed “The Whitney Perpetual.”

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Post image for ISIS to Exhibit Floating Pavilion of Art Destruction at Venice Biennale

VENICE — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has announced that it will have its first-ever Venice Biennale pavilion when the international art exhibition opens next month.

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Post image for Kitsch Alert: Slap Your Face (or Your Partner’s, Pet’s) on an Old Master

Everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday is coming up in one month, which means if you haven’t bought a present for your significant other yet, you’re running out of time. Luckily, we received the best gift idea we’ve ever seen in our inbox this morning: Nobilified.

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Dealer to Collector: Your Art Sucks

by The Editors on October 10, 2014

Adam Parker Smith's

The following “correspondence” was sent to us anonymously, and we publish it here as an archival document indicating the state of collector/dealer relationships in the 21st century.

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