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  • A Studio Program at the End of the World

    When the British Antarctic Survey launched its Artists and Writers program, Keith Grant and Philip Hughes were up to the challenge. What is it like to make art in one of the last wilderness areas of the world?

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  • Californians Want Culture

    Is the land of surf and sun going highbrow? A statewide public opinion survey indicates that California residents endorse government support for the arts and are willing to pay for it.

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  • Italy to Privatize Museum Management

    Italy's pro-business, center-right coalition led by media mogul Silvio Berlusconi wants to partially privatize Italy's museums. While the country would retain ownership, the move has set off an international panic in the art world. Twenty-seven foreign museum directors have signed a letter of protest.

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  • The Museum Boom

    On the shore of a shaded pond a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico construction machinery roars and screeches in a din that is now familiar across the southeastern United States. A new mall? A new factory? No, a new museum.

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  • For a Body That Nobody Ever Had

    “Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute may be the ultimate fashion survey. It is at once a celebration and an indictment of fashion. It reveals both the artistry and the perversity of fashion designers.

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  • Under the Hammer

    Former chairman of Sotheby's, Alfred Taubman, has been found guilty of plotting with sworn rival, Christie's, to orchestrate a massive price-fixing conspiracy. What does the future hold for Sotheby's?

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