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Picking Apart Outmoded Museum Practices

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — How do we combat colonialism and the troubled history of ethnographies?

The Lifeless Eyes of Laurie Simmons’s Human Dolls

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From her early photographs of dolls acting like humans, to more recent explorations of humans who resemble dolls, artist Laurie Simmons has spent her career blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

Will Christians Crash Satanic Statue Unveiling in Detroit?

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Last month, Oklahoma's Supreme Court ruled that officials must remove a nearly six-foot-tall statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state's capitol, thwarting the Satanic Temple's plans to install its own statue of Baphomet to challenge government endorsement of religious symbols.

The Meaning of the Ring, from Memento Mori to Marriage

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Rings are one of the most personal and oldest human adornments, evolving in complexity with metalwork techniques and the gemstone trade.

Borrowing Books from Sculptural Micro-Libraries

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With the rise of e-books challenging public interest in printed matter, some community libraries have scaled down their collections while others are championing physical tomes through unexpected creative endeavors.

Joan Jonas as Interpreter, Guide, and Ghost at the Venice Biennale

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VENICE — For more than five decades, performance has formed the center of Joan Jonas’s illuminating artistic career.

Oldest Fragment of Koran Found in UK Library

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A 1,370-year-old section of the Koran possibly dating back to the life of Mohammed has been discovered in central England.

Personal Data Surveillance as Modern Portraiture

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The constant data collection on our lives, from iPhone usage to subway card swipes, transforms through Laurie Frick's art into portraiture.

The Artist Who Turns Glass Shards and IV Drips into Instruments

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For decades, Lucas Abela played turntables hooked up to all sorts of objects, from swords to meat skewers to amplified trampolines. Since 2003, however, the Australian experimental sound artist's instrument of choice has been a large shard of glass.

Yasuo Kuniyoshi Retrospective Places the Painter at the Center of Modern Art in the US

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WASHINGTON, DC — In 1948, Yasuo Kuniyoshi was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and that was the last time his career was thoroughly explored before this year's exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

What People Mean When They Say “Painting Is Dead”

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Last week, Sinead O’Connor recently declared that music has died. What do we mean when we say that something, as opposed to someone has died?

Listen to the Resurrected Voice of Alexander Graham Bell

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WASHINGTON, DC — Out of patent litigation paranoia, inventor Alexander Graham Bell donated copies of his devices and sound recordings directly to the Smithsonian.

Melancholy Tintypes of an Abandoned Amusement Park

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Nothing says summer like a day at an amusement park, but few kids would comfortably venture into the abandoned fun land captured by Rob Ball in his series Dreamlands.

Capturing the Moments Between Bullets and Bombs

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Like many accomplished photojournalists, James Hill’s work exists in a blurred space between reportage and fine art.

“Truth Is Beauty, But Tacky Is Forever”

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A 55-foot-tall steel mesh sculpture of a naked, dancing woman that lights up with 3,000 LED bulbs dazzled Burning Man attendees in 2013, but residents of Bay Area city San Leandro — where it will reside permanently as of next summer — are split on its artistic merits.

ArtRx LA

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LOS ANGELES — This week, Frances Stark discusses Sturtevant, Self Help Graphics holds its annual print fair, Libros Schmibros Book Club re-examines a seminal book on African-American culture in Los Angeles, and more.

Crimes of the Art

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a mural of rainbows accused of containing "emblems of homosexuality" in Riyadh, a librarian confesses he stole 143 paintings and replaced them with his own forgeries, and a museum director gets shot in Moscow.

The Art of Cady Noland as Poison Pill

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Cady Noland has reportedly stirred up a kerfuffle around the sale of her work to a major collector.

The Postmodern House That Changed the US Is Now for Sale

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Want to own a house that changed the urban landscape of the United States? Pritzker-winning architect Robert Venturi’s Vanna Venturi House — arguably the first post-modernist building ever — has appeared on the market for the first time since 1973. Venturi began designing the five-bedroom house in 1959, incorporating many of the ideas that he later […]

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