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The Hunt: The Ancient Scrolls That Survived a Volcanic Event

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About 1,800 papyrus scrolls were found in ancient Herculaneum, buried under ash and volcanic debris. The post The Hunt: The Ancient Scrolls That Survived a Volcanic Event appeared first on Artnet News.

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'King Dingo': After his portrait of Australia's richest woman stirred controversy, Vincent Namatjira turns his sights on Charles III

The Art Newspaper

The aboriginal artist's portrait of Gina Rinehart made headlines after she called on the National Gallery of Australia to have it removed—now he has painted the British monarch

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A photography exhibit about the West Bank ignites tensions in Newton

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Protesters effectively shut down a reception for the exhibit, sparking questions about free speech and the role of public libraries in civic discourse. Protesters effectively shut down a reception for the exhibit, sparking questions about free speech and the role of public libraries in civic discourse.

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Announcing the AASLH 2024 History in Progress Award Winners

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For nearly eighty years, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has presented Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people. Today, AASLH announces the winners of the History in Progress awards.

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New Era for American Ceramics

Maine Antique Digest

Crocker Farm, Sparks, Maryland Photos courtesy Crocker Farm “This was our third-highest-grossing sale to date,” stated Mark Zipp of Crocker Farm following the family operation’s spring sale, which made $1,753,470 (including buyers’ premiums). There were 525 registered bidders for the spring auction.

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Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home Is Restored to Its Tudor Glory

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Henry VIII courted his doomed second wife at her family castle in Kent. The post Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home Is Restored to Its Tudor Glory appeared first on Artnet News.

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New British Museum Director Proposes ‘Lending Library’ to Address Parthenon Marbles Return

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Nicholas Cullinan became director of the British Museum in March. The post New British Museum Director Proposes ‘Lending Library’ to Address Parthenon Marbles Return appeared first on Artnet News.

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4,000-Year-Old Temple Predating Machu Picchu Unearthed in Peru

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Intricate carvings depicting ancient gods adorn much of the structure. The post 4,000-Year-Old Temple Predating Machu Picchu Unearthed in Peru appeared first on Artnet News.

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UK general election: can artists show the way for policymakers to enable a new digital economy?

The Art Newspaper

With lessons learnt from NFTs, expert calls for legal guardrails to allow “trinity” of blockchain, responsible AI and smart contracts to launch an “automated economy”

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A piece of the action: museum partnership in New York invites visitors to take home fragments of digital artworks

The Art Newspaper

The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the Tezos Foundation have teamed up to offer the public a chance to acquire—for no cost—parts of works projected onto a screen in the lobby

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Beloved Art Oasis Elizabeth Street Garden Faces Destruction

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With demolition looming, the New York park is launching a letter-writing campaign and exhausting all of its legal options. The post Beloved Art Oasis Elizabeth Street Garden Faces Destruction appeared first on Artnet News.

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The Spirit of Art Nouveau Awakens in Australia’s Biggest Alphonse Mucha Exhibition

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The comprehensive show is on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The post The Spirit of Art Nouveau Awakens in Australia’s Biggest Alphonse Mucha Exhibition appeared first on Artnet News.

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Oldest example of figurative art found in Indonesian cave

The Art Newspaper

The picture depicting a wild pig and a trio of human figures dates from 51,000 years ago, according to researchers, and suggests that Europe was not the birthplace of cave art

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The art world’s AI dilemma: how can artists and museums thrive when big tech controls the monetising of artificial intelligence?

The Art Newspaper

The presence of AI in every aspect of life has been a fact for the past 20 months. With the publication of the Stanford AI Index, two areas have come into focus. For museums, how to work with industry giants, without having their offering "distanced" by the summarising power of AI.

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Art of the Ice Age has a lot to teach us—it’s time the British Museum dedicated a gallery to it

The Art Newspaper

The museum is only one of two institutions in the world to see Ice Age art as part of human cultural endeavour, but it needs a proper space to explain and explore this

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‘Groundbreaking’ UK exhibition spotlights work of disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent artists

The Art Newspaper

Towards New Worlds brings together the 'critically robust' work of 15 creatives, in an attempt to dispel the pejorative perceptions associated with work by disabled artists

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‘We are not seeing the picture Rubens intended’: conservation reveals drastic changes made to acclaimed Judgement of Paris

The Art Newspaper

More than a year of meticulous research and work has led to the painting being glowingly restored—while revealing amendments by an unknown artist that “changed the narrative completely”

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See Frida Kahlo in Her Element in a New York Show of Rare Photographs

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Fifty photographs of the Mexican artist are now on view in "Frida Kahlo: Forever Yours" at Throckmorton Fine Arts. The post See Frida Kahlo in Her Element in a New York Show of Rare Photographs appeared first on Artnet News.

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis vetoes $32m in state arts funding

The Art Newspaper

Museums and other cultural institutions will lose out on millions in promised grants that were originally in the state budget before it was sent to DeSantis to sign

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Atop MGH, psychedelics scientists grow plants that could change your mind

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The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans. They're hoping to answer profound questions about what the plants might teach us about consciousness and whether they can help develop new psychiatric drugs. The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans.

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A New Show Celebrates Surrealist Photographer Dora Maar on Her Own Terms

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The exhibition of Maar's photographs and photograms brings her out from Picasso's shadow. The post A New Show Celebrates Surrealist Photographer Dora Maar on Her Own Terms appeared first on Artnet News.

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Surrealist Fantasy Sets $28.5 Million Record for Leonora Carrington at Sotheby’s

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The winning bidder was beaten out by another collector when the work was offered at the house 30 years ago. That time, it sold for just $475,500. The post Surrealist Fantasy Sets $28.5 Million Record for Leonora Carrington at Sotheby’s appeared first on Artnet News.

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Hartwig Fischer, former British Museum director, is appointed to run Saudi museum of world cultures

The Art Newspaper

Fischer, who resigned after a theft scandal at the British Museum, has been announced as the founding director of the new institution, which is expected to open in 2026

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Three Valuable Paintings at a Berlin Museum End Up for Sale Against Late Donor’s Wishes

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Two Warhols and a Twombly that Erich Marx bequeathed to Hamburger Bahnhof have hit the art market in in New York. The post Three Valuable Paintings at a Berlin Museum End Up for Sale Against Late Donor’s Wishes appeared first on Artnet News.

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You Should Know Linder, the Art World’s Original Punk Provocateur

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The radical feminist artist will be the subject of a major retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London in early 2025. The post You Should Know Linder, the Art World’s Original Punk Provocateur appeared first on Artnet News.

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One of Manet’s Final Paintings Makes an Ultra-Rare Appearance in New York

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For a few more days, a luminous still life by the artist is on view at Sotheby's. On May 15, it will be sold. The post One of Manet’s Final Paintings Makes an Ultra-Rare Appearance in New York appeared first on Artnet News.

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A Man Was Ordered to Build a Fence to Hide His Boat. He Asked an Artist to Paint the Boat on the Fence

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Hilarity—and virality—ensued. The post A Man Was Ordered to Build a Fence to Hide His Boat. He Asked an Artist to Paint the Boat on the Fence appeared first on Artnet News.

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Do Art History Majors Really Face the Worst Job Prospects of Any Profession?

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Art History majors face an unemployment rate of 8 percent, a new study has found. The post Do Art History Majors Really Face the Worst Job Prospects of Any Profession? appeared first on Artnet News.

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Four Overlooked Women Abstract Expressionists Are Spotlighted in London

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The exhibition shows how the principles of Abstract Expressionism were applied to the medium of collage. The post Four Overlooked Women Abstract Expressionists Are Spotlighted in London appeared first on Artnet News.

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A Major Museum Survey Honors the Four ‘Grandes Dames’ of Impressionism

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The National Gallery of Ireland casts a light on Bracquemond, Cassatt, Gonzalès, and Morisot. The post A Major Museum Survey Honors the Four ‘Grandes Dames’ of Impressionism appeared first on Artnet News.

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Salvador Dalí’s Rarely Seen Floral Works Blossom in a New Show

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"Reimagining Nature" brings together the Surrealist's floral suites for the first time in two decades. The post Salvador Dalí’s Rarely Seen Floral Works Blossom in a New Show appeared first on Artnet News.

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Nicholas Penny resigns from Acceptance in Lieu panel in protest over adviser ‘forced out’ of Arts Council role

The Art Newspaper

The former director of the National Gallery quits after “catastrophic” exit of Anastasia Tennant, the Arts Council’s senior policy adviser on cultural property

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Shahzia Sikander statue promoting women's justice at University of Houston beheaded

The Art Newspaper

In the shadow of anti-abortion protests lambasting the artist's sculpture as "Satanic", Sikander's bronze 2023 work 'Witness' was beheaded early Monday morning

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Kandinsky’s Roving Creative Journey Comes to Life in Amsterdam

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"Kandinsky" at the H'ART Museum brings together 60 of the painter's masterpieces. The post Kandinsky’s Roving Creative Journey Comes to Life in Amsterdam appeared first on Artnet News.

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How Boston's Eliot School desegregated — and resegregated

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Since the end of mandatory busing in 1988, white students in the Boston public schools have tended to 'cluster' once again in a small handful of select schools, due to parent choice, persistent neighborhood segregation — and district policy. Since the end of mandatory busing in 1988, white students in the Boston public schools have tended to 'cluster' once again in a small handful of select schools, due to parent choice, persistent neighborhood segregation — and district policy.

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Barbara Gladstone, Influential New York Art Dealer, Dies at 89

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In an era of ever-expanding mega galleries, she took a different approach. The post Barbara Gladstone, Influential New York Art Dealer, Dies at 89 appeared first on Artnet News.

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How an Art Heist at Taco Bell Is Fueling a Thriving Black Market

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Mark T. Smith created the art for the brand over 20 years ago. The post How an Art Heist at Taco Bell Is Fueling a Thriving Black Market appeared first on Artnet News.

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