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July 29, 2020  
       
 
Oslo’s Picasso Murals Are Being Relocated Despite Protest
The building where the two Picasso murals resided had not been used since 2011, when a nearby car bombing claimed the lives of 8 people.
By Helen Holmes
 
 
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Van Gogh’s Last Painting Has Been Found in a Century-Old Postcard
Made perhaps hours before his death, van Gogh's last painting depicts a mysterious, tree-clogged hillside.
By Helen Holmes
 
 
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Opera Diva Karita Mattila Dazzles in a Pair of Streaming Performances
After San Francisco's steam of 'The Makropulos Case' featuring Karita Mattila, her controversial 'Tosca' at the Met is worth a second look.
By James Jorden
 
 
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The Met Museum Appears to Have Mislabeled a Sacred Jewish Artifact
The object in question appears to be a Jewish tefillin, but the Met calls it an 'amulet' from 6th-century Egypt.
By Helen Holmes
 
 
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What You’ll Be Reading in Fall 2020 and Beyond, According to Publishing Industry Insiders
'We’ve been locked for a long time in a very static group of brand name authors,' said James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble. Expect to see that change with a concerted effort to boost new voices.
By Gillian Harvey
 
 
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