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Nicolas Cage. COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Nicolas Cage.

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NATIONAL TREASURE

Nicolas Cage, who anonymously purchased the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar for $276,000 eight years ago, has agreed to return his purchase after it was discovered he skull had been stolen from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. [The New York Times]

GOOD NEWS

The Rijksmuseum is removing bigoted language from its wall text and replacing the offending words with more acceptable terms. [Hyperallergic]

A group of more than 20 Afghan artists are planning to travel to the U.S. for an exhibition of their work at Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries in March. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Kabul-based charity Turquoise Mountain. [The Art Newspaper]

BLACK LIVES MATTER

On the art of Minneapolis’s Black Lives Matter movement. [Hyperallergic]

FOUR MORE LINKS

A study has revealed that depression does not encourage an artist’s best work. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a rundown on the best art to see in airports around the world. [The Creator’s Project]

Michael Moore believes Donald Trump is a performance artist. [The Guardian]

Julia Bondesson at Johan Berggren in Malmö. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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