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‘The Beauty In Breaking’ Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room

In a new memoir, Dr. Michele Harper writes about treating gunshot wounds, discovering evidence of child abuse — and drawing courage from her patients as she's struggled to overcome her own trauma.

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Lady A The Band Sues Lady A The Singer

The country trio changed its name from Lady Antebellum in June, saying it was "regretful and embarrassed" by the term's racist history. Now it's in a legal fight with a Black artist over the moniker.

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Confused? Anxious? Prickly? Couturiers At Viktor & Rolf Have You Covered

These are troubled times and the high-concept fashion house is reflecting that in its fall 2020 collection — three mini-wardrobes embodying anger, confusion and, finally, love and hope.

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“Nahmad received a WhatsApp message from Russian magnate Leonid Friedland, the CEO of Phillips’s parent company, noting that the guarantee could be cancelled in the case of ‘natural disaster, fire, flood, general strike, war, terrorist attack… or chemical contamination.'”

artnet's Eileen Kinsella:  Art dealer Joe Nahmad is suing Phillips after the auction house pulled out of a $5 million guarantee deal for a work by Rudolf Stingel.Related.... | Read More

“The controversy in Lexington, Ky., is similar to one at a San Francisco high school, where a series of murals depicting the life of George Washington upset students and parents because they showed scenes of slaves at work in the fields and barns of Washington’s Mount Vernon and, in one, Washington pointing westward over the dead body of a Native American man.”

The New York Times: Students’ Calls to Remove a Mural Were Answered. Now Comes a Lawsuit.On the similar San Francisco case -- where "the high school’s alumni association later sued, and there has not yet been a final conclusion in the legal battle" -- see here.The plaintiff in the Kentucky case is Wendell Berry — "the writer, farmer and longtime Kentuckian" and whose wife (and... | Read More

Need 2 Minutes Of Calm? Inhale, Exhale … And Click Here

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum has been asking staffers to highlight favorite objects in the collection. Curator Forrest McGill chose the base of a hookah, made in 17th century India.

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Evening Sale Brings in $107 M. and More: Morning Links from July 9, 2020

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Art Market 

Kelly Crow previews Christie’s live-streamed auction, set for tomorrow, that will further test the art market’s strength amid the pandemic. “It just matters if the art sells at all,” one art adviser said. [The Wall Street... | Read More

RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Participatory Conversation on Reimagining Engagement in Academic Art Museums

Coffee Gathering: Reimagining Engagement in Academic Art Museums

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT) CAA’s Cali Buckley will speak with Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, and Celka Straughn, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. To... | Read More

Meet The Ugliest Woman You’ll Never See In Amphibian’s Latest Play

Every day on Art&Seek, we’re talking to people who have tips on art in the time of social distancing.  Share yours with us on Facebook, Instagram, or @artandseek on Twitter. Click above to hear Kathleen Culebro, artistic director with Amphibian Stage share her tip with KERA’s Nilufer Arsala. 

“Julia Pastrana” is available for streaming July 16-30.

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Gently Weird ‘Collective Gravities’ Grounds The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Love isn't the main subject in Chloe N. Clark's debut collection, but it's an important one — these stories dig into the ways we evolve towards each other, form bonds, and feel the earth spin.

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