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  • Elgin Marbles Will Stay in UK, Says BMA Director

    Robert Anderson, director of the British Museum, has rejected calls to resolve the long-standing dispute between Greece and the UK over the Elgin Marbles. The British Museum of Art is a “world museum” according to Anderson.

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  • Brits Wish to “Share” the Elgin Marbles

    Taken off the Parthenon of Athens in 1801 by Lord Elgin, the “Elgin Marbles” have been claimed by Greece since 1829. Now, Britain would like to share the famous friezes, which “mingle Grecian grandeur with the rude wasting of Old Time,” as John Keats famously described them.

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  • Going “Outsider”

    Who or what does the term “Outsider Art” refer to? The self-taught? The insane? Labels like these only point to the fact that the term “outsider” is in trouble. Certainly the more of it there is, the less clear it is what we're talking about.

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  • John Berger

    John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing, has taught innumberable art students how to look at visual images. But he was also a novelist and a committed leftist. A selection of essays displays his breadth and depth.

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  • Museum Directors in Demand

    Neil McGregor's departure from the National Gallery has spurred a search for his replacement. Who will replace him? In Paris, Serge Lemoine takes over the Musée d'Orsay and Miguel Zugara replaces Fernando Checa at the Prado. Mr. Zugara, 37, is the youngest to ever hold the directorship of the Spanish Museum.

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  • National Arts Club Raided

    In a predawn raid, twenty New York police detectives and agents stormed the National Arts Club in New York to look for evidence of grand larceny and tax evasion.

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  • Irish Museum of Modern Art in Turmoil

    Declan McGonagle's departure from the Irish Museum of Modern Art last year set off bitter boardroom disputes and the resignation of the chairwoman. Who will revive the IMMA?

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  • Sotheby's Expected to Go on the Block

    With the conviction of Alfred Taubman, its former chairman, the 257-year-old auction house will probably go on the block. Will Bernard Arnault, who recently acquired Phillips, raise his paddle?

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  • Frank Stella on the Move

    The famous '60s painter who once proclaimed that he wanted keep the paint on his canvases “as good as it was in the can” has been more visible lately than he has been for some time. With solo shows in New York and elsewhere, what's the story with Frank Stella?

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