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La Scala Cuts Back Its Season Due To Budget Cuts

"As it prepares to celebrate Verdi's 200th birthday, La Scala opera house in Milan has announced it is being forced to reduce the number of operas it will produce next season thanks to the economic crisis and cuts to its public funding." The Telegraph...
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Mali's Underground Railroad: How Timbuktu's Ancient Manuscripts Were Smuggled To Safety

"It was 7 o'clock on a hot night in August, and Hassine Traore was nervous. Behind him were 10 donkeys, each strapped with two large rice bags filled with ancient manuscripts. The bags were covered in plastic to shield them from a light rain.
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Activism comes naturally for descendant of rights pioneer: Porter - Toronto Star

Activism comes naturally for descendant of rights pioneer: Porter - Toronto Star | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Toronto Star Activism comes naturally for descendant of rights pioneer: Porter Toronto Star Listen to the names of the recipients: Ayesha Akther, Ayaan Ahmed, Bina Nsimba, Adam Huang, Thusika Kanagachandran, Michael Jolaoso .
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"For modern art museums, what they’re doing would be largely impossible."

The Rijksmuseum is offering downloads of high-resolution images at no cost.
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ESPACIO TANGENTE. Centro de Creación Contemporánea

ESPACIO TANGENTE. Centro de Creación Contemporánea | Art and activism | Scoop.it
ESPACIO TANGENTE. CENTRO DE CREACIÓN CONTEMPORÁNEA. BURGOS. Exposiciones, Conferencias, Sesiones sonoras, Performances. Producen propuestas de ámbitos variados. Acogen actividades de asociaciones y colectivos sin locales ni infraestructura.

 

 
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Vandalism or street art?: Spring reveals new urban graffiti in Fargo-Moorhead - Grand Forks Herald

Vandalism or street art?: Spring reveals new urban graffiti in Fargo-Moorhead - Grand Forks Herald | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Vandalism or street art?: Spring reveals new urban graffiti in Fargo-Moorhead
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Spring reveals new urban graffiti in Fargo-Moorhead.

 

 
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Art Criticism Today - Brooklyn Rail

Art Criticism Today - Brooklyn Rail | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Brooklyn RailArt Criticism TodayBrooklyn RailSince the 1990s, growing numbers of art critics have come to believe that the art market had infiltrated every sector of the art world and had devalued art criticism's role in shaping the art world...
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Podcast: University of California's direct role in "disparaging" campus ... - The Electronic Intifada (blog)

Podcast: University of California's direct role in "disparaging" campus ... - The Electronic Intifada (blog) | Art and activism | Scoop.it
The Electronic Intifada (blog)Podcast: University of California's direct role in "disparaging" campus ...The Electronic Intifada (blog)If you are experiencing problems playing this podcast from the above media player, right-click (PC) or...
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The Arts In Peril - Cutting Is Not The Answer

"Too many of our great arts institutions have migrated from the typical challenge of balancing the annual budget to a far deeper evaluation of their very viability." Huffington Post 12/10/12
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UK Library Use Down

"The UK had 201 fewer libraries in 2011/12 than the previous year, a drop of 4.5% on the total of 4,466 in the financial year 2010/11.
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Nicole Kidman Struts Her Stuff in "The Paperboy," a Steamy Florida Noir Targeting Racism

Nicole Kidman Struts Her Stuff in "The Paperboy," a Steamy Florida Noir Targeting Racism | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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A Performance Picnic: Unexpected Gastro-art Delights at the Museum of Modern ... - Huffington Post

A Performance Picnic: Unexpected Gastro-art Delights at the Museum of Modern ... - Huffington Post | Art and activism | Scoop.it
A Performance Picnic: Unexpected Gastro-art Delights at the Museum of Modern ...Huffington PostEverything is beautiful at the performance picnic.
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Slideshow: The Louis Blouin Foundation, in collaboration with Peter Blum Gallery, presents "Chris Marker: Selected Works 1957-2011"

Slideshow: The Louis Blouin Foundation, in collaboration with Peter Blum Gallery, presents "Chris Marker: Selected Works 1957-2011" | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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Central London Borough Says It Will Proceed With Eliminating Arts Funding

"Westminster City Council has confirmed it will go ahead with its 100% cut to arts funding despite a petition in opposition to the proposal.
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'I go back to activism now in a total sense': Aruna Roy - Newstrack India

'I go back to activism now in a total sense': Aruna Roy - Newstrack India | Art and activism | Scoop.it
'I go back to activism now in a total sense': Aruna Roy Newstrack India New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Civil society activist Aruna Roy, who has quit the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) after being upset over minimum wages issue, on...
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Ex-Cons Tour Deller's Venice Show, Strikes Hobble UK Museums, and More

Ex-Cons Tour Deller's Venice Show, Strikes Hobble UK Museums, and More | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Ex-Cons Tour Deller's Venice Show, Strikes Hobble UK Museums, and MorePublished: May 30, 2013– Ex-Cons Visit Deller in Venice: Eight carefully chosen ex-inmates, all previous winners of the annual Koestler Awards for arts in prisons, will travel to...
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India Art n Design Global Hop : Christmas Tree from Waste Bottles

India Art n Design Global Hop : Christmas Tree from Waste Bottles | Art and activism | Scoop.it
At the recently conducted WIN Lighting Awards 2012, the green bottle Christmas tree installed by the “Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona” (Pamplona’s Common Region is an entity that manages urban waste by way of reuse and recycle for a...
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Monsanto Protection Act May Soon Be Repealed Thanks to Activism – LifeWise

Monsanto Protection Act May Soon Be Repealed Thanks to Activism – LifeWise | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Monsanto Protection Act May Soon Be Repealed Thanks to Activism – http://t.co/KMFqPzpgH1

 

 
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The new activism: How geektivism is changing the world

The new activism: How geektivism is changing the world | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Some months ago I wrote about 5 geeks that are trying to save the world. The work these geeks do was so inspiring that I decided to continue my search and see which other geeks are ...
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Activist Monk Released on Bail - Radio Free Asia

Activist Monk Released on Bail - Radio Free Asia | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Activist Monk Released on BailRadio Free AsiaA leading activist and former monk in Burma was freed on bail Monday after spending more than a week in detention where authorities questioned him about his involvement with a number of monasteries they...
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Remembering Oscar Niemeyer

His real significance was in championing and incarnating an expanded definition of glass-box international-style modernism to include the voluptuous, the emotional and even the startling.
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Are Jazz Standards Losing Their Cool?

"Many contemporary jazz artists include standards in their performances, and a large number of these songs are now about 90 years old.
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Frida Kahlo's Fashion on Display, Art HK Founder Debuts Istanbul Fair, and More

Frida Kahlo's Fashion on Display, Art HK Founder Debuts Istanbul Fair, and More | Art and activism | Scoop.it
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'Radical' photographers helped shape art into activism - Jweekly.com

'Radical' photographers helped shape art into activism - Jweekly.com | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Jweekly.com'Radical' photographers helped shape art into activismJweekly.comThe daily fee to use the Photo League's darkroom: 25 cents. The social and artistic impact of the Photo League: priceless.
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Honoring Harlem's legacy of art and activism - Amsterdam News

Honoring Harlem's legacy of art and activism - Amsterdam News | Art and activism | Scoop.it
Honoring Harlem's legacy of art and activismAmsterdam NewsThis exhibit pays tribute to 30 cultural and community legends, both past and present, who combined art and activism to create and preserve the rich cultural fabric of one of the world's...
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