Volcanologists Are Mad That Excavations to Uncover Roman Artifacts in Pompeii May Hinder Their Study of Ancient Lava

Volcanologists are facing off with archeologists over the value of ancient artifacts vs. ancient lava.

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Street Art Pioneer Fab 5 Freddy Looks to Renaissance Art for Lessons About Race in His New BBC Film—and Rides a Horse While Doing It

Fab 5 Freddy opens up about his childhood, his love of museums, and his friendship with Basquiat for the BBC.

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Collector and High-Society Photographer Jean Pigozzi Is Giving MoMA the Largest Gift of African Art in Its History

For some 30 years, the French collector has amassed a ten-thousand-work strong collection.

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From History’s Wildest Art Restoration Fails to Scarlett Johansson’s Divisive Art Comments: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Catch up on this week’s news—fast.

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Amid the Rise of Italy’s Far Right, Curator Francesco Bonami Has Founded His Own Satirical Italian-Art-First Political Party

Bonami’s EXAGERAMOS! party will ban all non-Italian artists from participating in the Venice Biennale, among other edicts.

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Did Archaeologists Just Find the Oldest Art Ever Made? A New Study Claims Archaic Humans Designed Patterns on Bones in China

The ancient carvings show possible evidence of the first artistic use of the pigment ochre.

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After a Deadly Attack at a Kyoto Anime Studio, Donors Pledge More Than $1 Million to Support the Artist Victims and Their Families

Donations are flooding in from around the world to support the animation studio, which has a reputation as a progressive home for artists.

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Art Industry News: Why Most Museums Will Probably End Up Keeping the Sackler Name on Their Walls + Other Stories

Plus, Wim Delvoye says the had to censor his work more at the Louvre than in Tehran and Murakami teams up with the Chicago Cubs.

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A New Campaign to End Unpaid Internships in the Art World Exposes a Dicey Reliance on Free Labor

Art + Museum Transparency has launched another Google spreadsheet, this one for art world interns.

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A Sprawling Show of Art by All-Star MacArthur Fellows, From Njideka Akunyili Crosby to Mark Bradford, Will Take Over Chicago in 2021

The show celebrates the 40th anniversary of the fellows program.

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