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Children in Olive Branch, Mississippi, learn to make baskets in a workshop led by a DeSoto Arts Council artist as part of DeSoto County’s Art for Autism program.
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A Welcoming Oasis

More and more museums are working with educators, trainers, guards, and specialized docents to create programs for autistic children and their families Read More

Visitors waiting to ride down Carsten Höller’s 102-foot slide last year at the New Museum in New York; riders on Höller’s Mirror Carousel, 2005; Singing Canaries Mobile, 2009.
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How to Keep Museum-goers Happy

As visitors crowd into blockbusters at rates of more than 800 people per hour, museums are working behind the scenes to keep guests patient, informed, and calm Read More

Walker’s Black Star Press (rotated 90 degrees), 2006, triptych, digital print with silkscreened white, milk, and dark chocolate on canvas, based on a 1963 photograph of a civil-rights demonstrator in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Copy Rights

As digital tools transform the way artists find and rework images, the concept of what is fair use—legally as well as artistically—is becoming more complicated  Read More

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The Breakup Artist

How do you illustrate a broken heart? Read More

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Lots to See

Where parking space is art space Read More

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The Joke’s on Us

Scholars are looking at the history of modernism through the history of its pranks Read More

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Biting the Hand That Feeds Them

A growing number of artists are poking fun at art-world inequities in their work—even as they participate in the system they critique Read More

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The Color That Wasn’t a Color

In art, black was never basic Read More

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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More

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Star Noir

Weegee goes to Hollywood Read More

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Om Is Where the Art Is

More and more museums are offering meditation in their galleries Read More

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Comic Relief

The boundary between fine art and graphic novels has grown increasingly porous Read More

An Xiao's The Artist Is Kinda Present, 2010, a performance in which the artist had conversations with gallerygoers over Twitter.  JOANIE SAN CHIRICO
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The Social Revolution

Today’s Facebook comments are tomorrow’s artworks as artists harness social technology to comment on how our new connectivity is changing our culture. Read More

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Let the Games Begin

Artists are designing or adapting video games to comment on politics, art, and games themselves. Read More