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Art Museums Might Become More Diverse, Thanks to the Mellon Foundation

by Corinna Kirsch on January 6, 2014
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Are art museums far too white? Well, yes.

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Art at Its Best 2013: A Top Ten List

by Corinna Kirsch on December 23, 2013
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I’ve never been able to come up with a top ten list of exhibitions; big, lasting ideas don’t always take place in art on the wall. So, keep that in mind with my best-of list; there’re exhibitions, sure, but my main requirement was picking “art” that I keep coming back to time-and-time again.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: We’ve Got a Talk Show, Emojis, and a Death Match

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on December 10, 2013
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Get ready for snarky and smart-y talks.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Every Nerd Loves a Book Fair

by Matthew Leifheit Gabriela Vainsencher and Whitney Kimball on September 16, 2013
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Get ready for a little soul-cleansing before fair season. This week’s openings highlight the act of drawing, the highs of New York culture, and females in the Internet. A Rockaways beach house turns pop-up art space, and Paper Monument finally releases Issue Four.

But mostly, the Art Book Fair returns!

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to School

by Whitney Kimball on September 3, 2013
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No more indoor screenings; this week, we are very busy and important people. Chelsea’s bringing the mega-openings. Prolific emerging artists are everywhere, and Transfer Gallery is back in action. And all through fashion week, the PowerSuit Boutique is making PowerSuits for all of us.

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9.5 Theses: Just a Little Radical

by Clara Olshansky on August 21, 2013
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9.5 Theses on Art and Class, by Ben Davis, editor of Artinfo, is both victim to and substantiated by Davis’s adamant worldview. Beginning with the Marxist-centric essays of the early chapters then expanding to more general issues facing the art world, the text saves itself from being an open-ended musing by framing each subject within its relationship to class ideology. This same ideology, however, leads him make some less than irrefutable claims.

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