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Over the past 44 years, Eric Edwards has acquired over 2,500 pieces of art from every country in Africa, dating back 4,000 years. Now, he wants to give what he touts as “one of the largest African artifacts collections in the United States” a permanent home in the Cultural Museum of African Art. Edwards is […]

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New York City has a long and storied history with tattoos. German immigrant and sailor Martin Hildebrandt, who is credited with opening the first tattoo parlor in the country, set up shop in Manhattan in 1846. In 1891, a New Yorker named Samuel O’Reilly patented a modified version of Thomas Edison’s pen, creating the first […]

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Wednesday afternoon marks the final 24 hours of a now-viral Kickstarter campaign to erect a museum for figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan in a Brooklyn apartment hallway. With the modest goal of $75 having been met and far surpassed, the museum is already underway. The museum’s proprietors are Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, […]

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For the first time in two years, the MoMA will stay open for more than 24 hours in a row. Starting at 10:30 AM on Friday morning, the museum will remain open until 5:30 PM Sunday. The extended hours are being held in honor of the final days of the museum’s Henri Matisse exhibit. “Henri […]

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The art world has seen plenty of blatant depictions of genitals, but never quite like this all together. The very popular Cet obscur objet de désir, autour de l’Origine du Monde exhibit going on now at the Courbet Museum in Ornans, France offers a formidable collection of established masterpieces. Guy Cogeval, the president of the d’Orsay and Orangerie museums, spoke fondly […]

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Through a nondescript door on South 3rd Street, for $5 a seat, you can catch some of the strangest, rarest, most controversial films ever made, every night at Spectacle. Starting July 24th through August 28th, the collectively-run volunteer-staffed screening space in Williamsburg is taking part in “The MAD Biennial” at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan. The […]

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Cubist painter Maximo Caminero was charged with criminal mischief after destroying an artwork by contemporary Chinese artist and dissident activist Ai Weiwei at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on Sunday. According to his arrest report, the 51-year-old artist picked up one of the Colored Vases on display at Ai Weiwei’s “According to What?” exhibit and after a security guard told him to […]

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The South Korean government recently announced that they will be conducting a world-wide public image survey to statistically establish how close they’re getting to their state goal of creating “an attractive Korea trusted by the world.” Thanks to K-Pop — a flashy, thumpy, largely homogeneous, government-endorsed, shiny neon sugar-sweet ambassador agent — the “hallyu” culture/Korean Wave has been spreading […]

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Apparently, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West has 44 cats roaming the place, all spawned from Ernest Hemingway’s own favorite cat Snowball. Also, something is wrong. Something is very very wrong… ArtInfo reports that a court has just affirmed an older ruling that this house which is a museum is actually a zoo sort of. It […]

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Oh sure, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the brand new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, sponsored by a $10-million donation from Hunt Petroleum owned by Exxon. And it’s absolutely not suspicious at all that the museum’s Hunt Energy Hall includes an entrancing display of a giant drill-bit excitingly cutting into a rock and a super cool Shale […]

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