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Morning Links: Silk Hat on a Pig Edition

Pig, no hat.

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Ways of the World

Meet a woman putting a silk hat on a pig: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, an Anna Wintour crony and Met Costume Ball doyenne now working on the presidential inauguration. [The New York Times]

In a joining of cultural forces and with government support, Turkey will play home to a new Istanbul Art Week in September—with the Contemporary Istanbul fair and the Istanbul Biennial in sync for the first time. [The Art Newspaper]

The ART Institute, a graduate-level theater program at Harvard University, has suspended admissions after the U.S. Dept. of Education took it to task for the amount of debt it saddles students with. [The Boston Globe]

On the Rocks

See some eye-popping aerial photography of Antarctica. [The Guardian]

Neanderthals may have had an aesthetic sense, based on a “pretty” rock found in a Croatian cave and thought to have been something other than a merely useful tool. [Science News]

Old School

The National Library of Israel acquired one of the most revered collections of Jewish books and manuscripts—more than 10,000 of them including volumes dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. [The New York Times]

Before it was a new gallery row, Chinatown was … Chinatown—as surveyed by a new exhibition by the Chinatown Art Alliance. [The Villager]

According to Melody Hobson, board chair and also George Lucas’s wife, the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in L.A. will include fine-art paintings and photography as well as comic-book illustrations and Star Wars costumes. [Los Angeles Times]

In Massachusetts, an “Excellence in Fiber” show by way of the magazine Fiber Art Now. [South Coast Today]

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