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W MAGAZINE: “Double Dutch” styled by Tabitha Simmons, filmed with an art house vibe.

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On Wednesday, private equity mogul Glenn Hutchins is expected to announce a gift of more than $15 million to create the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, solidifying Harvard’s program as one of the top in its field.

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Wyatt Mitchell, creative director of The New Yorker magazine, explains recent updates to the look and feel of the publication. (Sorry it begins with an ad, but it’s well worth the wait.)

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In anticipation of ArtRio (Sept. 12-16), Artsy presents established and emerging artists with unique practices.

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A truck-sized camera takes 1850s photography methods on the road. Amazing photographs, even more compelling stories about people across America. Read the story.

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A Graffiti Love Letter to Brooklyn:

"At the corner of Livingston and Hoyt, artist Steve Powers found his canvas — a 5,000-square-foot concrete parking garage. ‘Really one of the ugliest pieces of architecture I’ve ever had the privilege of decorating,’ Powers says. ”

(Source: The Atlantic)

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At Vinatería, a Harlem restaurant that opened in April, almost every material has had a previous life (or lives), but that’s not what you notice about the room. Instead, you see a subtle layering of color and form and sophisticated details. Yes, the design is environmentally friendly. But above all, Vinatería is chic.”

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How Wangechi Mutu snipped and clipped her way from Nairobi to the walls of the Brooklyn Museum. Her retrospective opens Oct. 11.

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Graffiti Art of the City, From the Bronx to Brooklyn 

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New public park named for Romare Bearden opens today in Charlotte, NC., one block from where the artist was born.