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Alejandro Aravena Wins 2016 Pritzker Prize

Chile-based architect Alejandro Aravena has won this year’s prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture, intended to honor a living architect who demonstrates talent, vision, and commitment, and who has produced significant contributions to architecture. As part of the award, Aravena will receive a $100,000 grant. Aravena is the 41st recipient of the prize, the first from […]

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David Bowie stands in front of a painting.

David Bowie + Art + Tributes = Yay

By now you’ve heard that the arts community has suffered a devastating loss after David Bowie succumbed to cancer. Though his past was not without controversies, Bowie made a number of significant contributions to the worlds of acting, music, fashion, and fine art. An avid collector, Bowie’s art collection was large, boasting mostly smaller names […]

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A blank, black chalkboard, waiting.

Art Historian Steven Nelson on #BlackOnCampus and Art Historians

Steven Nelson, a full art history professor at UCLA and the director of the African Studies Center, is weighing in on the current #BlackOnCampus hashtag rippling through Twitter and his own experiences being a person of color not only on campus, but as an authority figure and teacher at a university. According to his research, […]

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Victorian windows and magnolia blooms at Yale University.

Lady Gaga and Yale-Hosted Teens To Talk About The Importance of Emotions

Did you know that Lady Gaga almost walked away from the music industry because she sensed that she had become a “money making machine”? She might act tough, but she’s only human, like the rest of us. Lady Gaga recently stopped by the Yale School of Management at Yale University and joined approximately 200 high […]

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A rose-colored picture frame, empty, surrounded by a white background.

Tips for Finding Good, Affordable Art

Buying art can be a stressful venture: it’s expensive, some of it is very rare, and finding things that cater to your personal taste and style can prove more difficult than you’d think. But finding good art doesn’t have to be so difficult, and you don’t need millions of dollars to surrender at a Christie’s […]

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The MacArthur Foundation logo.

2015 MacArthur Genius Grant Winners Announced

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has just released the list of this year’s 24 MacArthur Genius Grant winners, a prestigious award that comes with a hefty cash prize. The award goes to select individuals who show “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” The Foundation […]

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The NY Public Library.

Art Events to See in NYC This Week

Here are a few upcoming event highlights for art to see and engage with in the Big Apple this week! Kevin Beasley’s Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site: Beasley will install and play a new piece of music, made entirely of sounds collected around the High Line over a three-day period. The sounds come from crickets to birds […]

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Fredric Brandt at his Chelsea home.

Fredric Brandt’s Art Collection Set for Auction

The gigantic art collection of Fredric Brandt, celebrity cosmetic surgeon and skincare guru, is going up for auction at Phillips Auction House. The collection, valued around $15 million, boasts over 200 pieces. Though his cosmetic surgery clients included Madonna and business bigwigs, Brandt spent much of his free time purchasing and discussing art with friends. Brandt, […]

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Stelarc holds up his left arm, showing off the ear growing there.

“Ear-on-Arm”: Stelarc and Engineering the Human Body

Australian artist Stelarc is perhaps one of our most interesting. The 69-year-old is known for using himself as a canvas, suspending his own body from hooks in his flesh to swallowing a stomach sculpture to be followed via endoscope. Now, the artist is hard at work on a new project: to connect the ear growing […]

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