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Norman Rockwell, The Problem We All Live With, 1963. NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Norman Rockwell, The Problem We All Live With, 1963.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Museums

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachuesttes, has been urged, courtesy of an online petition created by the artist’s heirs, to stop promoting and selling Deborah Solomon’s controversial Rockwell biography. Museum officials have refused. [Boston Globe]

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has hired renowned local chef Doug Flicker to help launch a new restaurant within the museum. [Eater]

A guide to war-related sites in Berlin that prominently feature art. [USA Today]

Brazil

The Fabrica Bhering building in Rio is a former chocolate factory turned home to a host of local artists. [CNN]

Reviews

A.O. Scott on An Art That Nature Makes, a new film about Rosamond Purcell: “She uses her camera to accomplish a more radical species of time travel.” [NY Times]

Extras

In “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Walter Benjamin argued that authentic artworks have a certain indefinable “aura” that makes them great. So what would Benjamin have to say about digitally reproduced art? [Slate]

From Koons to Creed: The appeal of using balloons in art. [The Guardian]

Concept art from everyone’s favorite new Netflix show “Stranger Things.” [Kotaku]

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