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A rendering of the updated Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving, with Outkast’s Big Boi and Andre 3000.

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Morning Links: Outkast Stone Carvings Edition

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The National Portrait Gallery will honor Aretha Franklin at its first ever Portrait Gala
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National Portrait Gallery Will Honor Aretha Franklin, Maya Lin, More at Inaugural American Portrait Gala

The National Portrait Gallery announced today that it will host its first-ever American Portrait Gala on Sunday, November 15, in the courtyard of its Washington, D.C., home. The event will honor five individuals with a new Portrait of a Nation Prize: baseball hall … Read More


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Smithsonian Posts Disclaimer Outside Show Featuring Works From the Cosbys’ Collection

NPR reported that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will post a disclaimer to inform visitors that its “Conversations” exhibition, which contains pieces owned by Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, is “fundamentally about the artworks and the artists … Read More


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Morning Links: Axe-Wielding Douglas Gordon Edition

Critics didn’t really like Douglas Gordon’s new play, so the Turner Prize–winning artist axed the walls of the theater where it’s having its run. [Manchester Evening News]A Lego artist has recreated Justin Bieber’s nude Instagram photo using the artist’s preferred … Read More


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Report: Smithsonian Hid $716,000 Gift From the Cosbys

Following last week’s news that the Smithsonian would stand by its much-criticized exhibition “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” which features a number of works from Bill and Camille Cosby’s personal collection, the Associated Press is now reporting … Read More


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Smithsonian on Cosby: ‘The Museum in No Way Condones This Behavior’

The Smithsonian was criticized when their National Museum of African Art opened a show last November entitled “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” due to the participation of Bill Cosby, who donated many artworks from his personal collection for the … Read More


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Olek in her Boerum Hill studio, photographed June 11, 2015.KATHERINE MCMAHON

Habitat: Olek

Habitat is a new weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces.This week’s studio: Olek; Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. “Crocheting is my only weapon,” Olek said as she lit up a hand-rolled cigarette in her studio. “I grew up in a place that was very stingy … Read More


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Edvard Munch's The Scream (1893). 


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Morning Links: Edvard Munch Edition

The Edvard Munch Award is set to return after a hiatus of nearly a decade. [The Art Newspaper]Musée Maillol in Paris shuts its doors indefinitely on its 20th birthday, due to falling attendance and rising debts. [The Art Newspaper]A Yoko … Read More


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Taking Yoga Art Seriously

An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery examines the history of yoga through photography, film, miniature painting, and ancient statuary Read More


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Divya Mehra, Still from On Tragedy (Did you hear the one about the Indian?), 2012.

Remixing Romare Bearden

The Bearden iPad app, your Demuth’s in the mail, Frida threatens to shave, and other links from around the Web (and MTV) Read More