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Americans for the Arts Publishes Inclusive Creative Economy Glossary and Website

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Americans for the Arts is pleased to introduce our new online glossary of terms and definitions …

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Looted Artifacts Worth $1.8 M. Returned to Afghanistan

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. revealed on Monday that 33 objects valued at $1.8 million will be returned to Afghanistan. The news was announced …

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Empowering Girls Through Girl Scouts | Nonprofit Report

Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on empowering girls through Girl Scouts with guests Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts New York City, Lidia Soto-Harmon, …

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A New Museum Dedicated to the Tulsa Race Massacre Lets Visitors Choose to See the Full Grim Picture, or Take an ‘Emotional Exit’

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, which saw the city’s prosperous Greenwood District, home to the historic Black-owned businesses of …

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Chicago Will Turbocharge Its Public Art Budget by 15,000 Percent as Part of a New $60 Million Cultural Recovery Program

The city of Chicago announced a new $60 million arts recovery and reopening plan today. Designed to rehabilitate an arts economy devastated by the health crisis, …

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Climate Change Creates Migrants. Biden Considers Protections

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused …

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Studio Visit: Dutch Textile Designer Hella Jongerius Is Cherishing Her Paper Archives and Enjoying Some Good Soup

The acclaimed Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius has been busy. While working with major clients such as IKEA and KLM airlines, Jongerius is also a …

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Looted Statue Returned to Nepal with Help of Art Institute of Chicago

A looted sculpture of a Hindu deity has been sent back to Nepal with the help of the Art Institute of Chicago. The work, known …

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Elaborately Constructed LEGO Universes by Artist Ekow Nimako Envision an Afrofuturistic World

Detail of “Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE” (2019). Photos by Samuel Engelking. All images © Ekow Nimako, shared with permission. Hundreds of thousands of sleek, black …

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ArtsU Support Now Available!

The ArtsU Support Program creates access to any public ArtsU digital activity Monday, April 26, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News The ArtsU Support …

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A Wildfire Has Gutted the University of Cape Town Library and Its Priceless African Studies Collection

A wildfire that began in the foothills of South Africa’s Table Mountain has gutted the University of Cape Town’s Jagger Library. Many are fearing the …

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Activating Support for the Arts from Donor Advised Funds

Philanthropists around the country are trying to make an outsize difference during the COVID-19 crisis with an initiative called #HalfMyDAF. The group, founded by Jennifer and …

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Abu Dhabi Art Dealer Allegedly Hawks Covid-19 Vaccines, Morán Morán to Mexico City, and More: Morning Links from April 20, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines MUSEUMS ARE CONTINUING TO DEACCESSION WORKS and send them to the auction block to …

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Moonlit Forests, Fish, and Branches Populate Kirie Silhouettes Cut from a Single Sheet of Paper

All images © Kanako Abe, shared with permission From a single sheet of white paper, Kanako Abe (previously) carves exquisite silhouettes of children and young …

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Graphic Art Between Renaissance And Modernity

The French artist Benedicte Piccolillo, graphic designer and street artist, is the talent hidden behind Voglio Bene. Based in Mauguio, South of France, she creates …

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Living River

In the afterword to his new photobook, Black Was the River You See, Welsh photographer Dan Wood describes the Ogmore as: “an unremarkable river. From …

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Stunning Real Photo Postcards Captured Street Scenes at Night in the 1960s

Hamilton St., Regina Saskatchewan Production of postcards blossomed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As an easy and quick way for individuals to …

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Art Industry News: Top Curator Leaves LA MOCA, Saying Leadership Isn’t Ready to ‘Fully Embrace’ Diversity and Inclusion + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need …

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Polish Scientist’s Incredible Photographs of Microscopic Creatures

Photographer Igor Siwanowicz took these incredible photographs of tiny creatures. Dr Siwanowicz, a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, Virginia, …

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“The Final Fantasy”: The Superb Heroic Artworks of Christian Angel

Christian Angel‘s work is the ability to reproduce the style of classic JRPGs such as Final Fantasy or Fire Emblem. He will take this graphic …

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New Book: Tattoo Artist Bert Krak and Friends Release “Magic Touch”

One of the highlights of Beyond the Streets’ Brookyln exhibition was the interactive back-porch style tattoo parlor Magic Touch with Bert Krak on the tattoos …

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The Story of Aesthetica: Celebrating 100 Issues

Aesthetica Magazine reaches a significant milestone in 2021, publishing the 100th issue of the magazine, and marking 18 years of independent publishing. This special edition …

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Paralelo #3

Part number three of the Paralelo series. Paralelo series is about resemblance between humans and insects.

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Destination Art

Amy Dempsey’s Destination Art, a new book from Thames and Hudson, offers an immersive journey through landscapes across the world – brought to life through …

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Message

The character set is added to the message as a kind of unknown message. This is an indefinite plastic structure expressed in calligraphic elements. Bright …

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Wait, Why Are So Many Dogs Smoking Joints in Old Art? We Looked Into It, and the Answer Is Pretty Far Out

True museum heads know the feeling. You’re walking through your favorite art institution, among the European Old Master or Spanish Colonial paintings, when suddenly, you …

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“American Backyard” by Photographer Elliot Ross

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Children Of The Revolution #3

Part number three of the “Children Of The Revolution” series. Children who will be part of a revolution, new hope for the future…

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Children Of The Revolution #2

Part number two of the “Children Of The Revolution” series. Children who will be part of a revolution, new hope for the future…

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Children Of The Revolution #1

Part number one of the “Children Of The Revolution” series. Children who will be part of a revolution, new hope for the future…

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End

Closing your eyes may be the end, but also the beginning. A dream, a trip, a way to go to other world…

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The Artist is Online: Painting and Sculpture in the Postdigital Age

We were a tad late covering this one, but we loved the show enought to give it a bit of a postscript. KÖNIG in Berlin …

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Michal Chelbin: How to Dance the Waltz

Michal Chelbin’s photographs of acrobats and traveling troupes in Eastern Europe have earned her wide acclaim. In this new body of work taken over the …

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Dis-Connection: A Conversation with Juan Manuel Sanabria, Winner of Surreal Salon 13

Every year, we celebrate the Baton Rouge Gallery’s annual Surreal Salon, a juried competition that focuses on the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement. This year, judged by Thinkspace’s …

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‘I’m Motivated by These Uncertain Times’: Why Candice Madey Is Returning to Art Dealing in New York City After a Four-Year Hiatus

Not many dealers would be prepared to debut a new gallery in the depths of a global crisis. But as Candice Madey would tell you, …

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In Honor of 4/20, Here Is a Selection of Artworks You Will Really Enjoy Looking at If You Are High, We Have Heard Second-Hand

On March 31, 2021, embattled governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing recreational cannabis use, making New York the 15th state to take the momentous step toward …

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Drawing- Tree of wisdom

Drawing on professional paper (Baohong 160g) Note: This artwork is unstretched and unframed for selling. Also comes with Certificate of Authenticity. All works are copyrighted …

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Celebration of Linda Nochlin to a Virtual NFT Explainer

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting …

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Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Unveils Extension Plans

Officials at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) have revealed their plans for the institution’s expansion. Estimated to cost $6.6 million, the 32,000-square-foot addition …

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Flora and Fauna Intertwine in Delicate Mixed-Media Artworks by Teagan White

“Oasis,” watercolor and gouache on paper, 20 inches x 20 inches. All images courtesy of Nucleus Portland, shared with permission Sinuous branches half-submerged in water, …

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RISD Continuing Education Launches 160+ Online Summer Courses

Artwork by RISD Summer Programs faculty Polly Becker for a course called Illustration: The Assembled Image Experience Rhode Island School of Design this summer from …

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Surging Demand for Young Artists Powered Sotheby’s $122.5 Million Contemporary Art Sale in Hong Kong

Hopes were high heading into Sotheby’s evening sale of contemporary art in Hong Kong on April 19. Last year, Asia proved to be a saving …

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Jay Cephas on “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America”

IN 1935, W. E. B. Du Bois published Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in …

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ARTnews in Brief: Magdalena Campos-Pons Awarded Pérez Prize—and More from April 19, 2021

Monday, April 19 Magdalena Campos-Pons Awarded Pérez Prize The Pérez Art Museum Miami has awarded Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons its third annual Pérez Prize, which carries an unrestricted …

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Going Against Official Recommendations, Dutch Museum Settles with Heirs of Jewish Owner of Baroque Painting

As debates surrounding restitution rage on in the Netherlands, one Dutch museum has reportedly opted to compensate the heirs of a Jewish owner, effectively going …

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New Yorkers Can Now Get Vaccinated Under the Famous Blue Whale at the American Museum of Natural History

As of today, all US adults are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But in perhaps even more exciting news, New Yorkers can now get …

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More Museums Are Taking Advantage of Pandemic-Era Rule Changes to Sell Art at Auction, Including a $12 Million Childe Hassam

New York’s oldest museum had a tough pandemic year. The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, was shuttered for months and has been operating at …

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After Initially Declining to Participate, David Hammons Unexpectedly Added Never-Before-Seen Works to His Drawing Center Show

David Hammons has made a surprise intervention in a show of the artist’s influential “Body Prints” series at the Drawing Center.  More than two months into …

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A Short Documentary Explores the Life of the ‘Artifact Artist’ Who’s Been Excavating New York City’s Trash for Decades

Jordan in his home Descending into old privies, scouring landfills, and sneaking onto construction sites in the middle of the night are habitual activities for …

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Wildfire Endangers Anti-Apartheid Archives, African Film Collection at University of Cape Town Library

A tremendous wildfire that began burning on South Africa’s Table Mountain yesterday morning caused severe damage to a library housing a major anti-apartheid archive and …

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