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    Ai Weiwei posted this photo to his Instagram account above a caption reading, "Brave man from Afghanistan." VIA INSTAGRAM

    Ai Weiwei posted this photo to his Instagram account above a caption reading, “Brave man from Afghanistan.”

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    AI WEIWEI ADDS ANOTHER STAMP TO HIS PASSPORT

    Ai Weiwei recently visited a camp of refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos to show solidarity with their plight. [The Telegraph]

    CONGRATULATIONS

    Singapore opens the National Gallery Singapore. [Forbes]

    Thanks to a $34 million renovation, Milwaukee Art Museum has increased increased the number of objects on view to 2,500 from 1,500. Said Peter Kenny, a former curator of the museum’s American Wing: ““It’s brilliant that they could do as much as they did for $34 million.” [New York Times]

    A NEW KIND OF PARK AVENUE ARMORY

    The Park Avenue Armory has evicted the annual five-day New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, despite its $320,000-per-day rent. Why? The Armory is reportedly seeking to overhaul its events program in favor of hosting live performance art only. [Page Six]

    LOOKING AHEAD

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has announced plans for a Betye Saar retrospective opening January 30. This show will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition at an American museum in five years. [Scottsdale Independent]

    Architect Gluckman Tang is set to design two forthcoming museums in Adams, Massachusetts: the Global Contemporary Art Museum and the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum. [ArchDaily]

    LADY GAGA IS A GENIUS?

    Experimental theater director Robert Wilson says that Lady Gaga is a genius, which may or may not be true. He also says that “the art my generation produced won’t be seen in 50 years.” Read on. [The Guardian]

    AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR RECYCLING

    Climate change is all too real, as artist Lars Jan would remind us with his performance art installation Holoscenes. [The Huffington Post]

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