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Twenty years ago, Los Angeles-based high school painting teacher Jennifer Rochlin accepted a $10,000 grant to teach ceramics, despite one minor setback: she had never touched clay. Yet, this summer, Rochlin adorns Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street location with a series of memory-laden terracotta vessels, each a heap of unabashedly spirited, cinematic recollections and testaments to her own bohemian actualization. 
To the much overused truism about death and taxes, another certainty can be added: dig anywhere in Rome and you will find ancient ruins. Within the basements of modern city apartment blocks, restaurants, and churches, the walls and floors of earlier buildings are found in abundance. 
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM), whose ultramodern blue steel superstructure— fused with a 19th century power plant— has become an iconic part of San Francisco’s skyline, recently launched its first open-call exhibition, the California Jewish Open.
Westwood World: The Personal Collection kicked off at Christie’s London yesterday evening and brought in roughly half a million pounds during the auction’s opening segment.
“Tattoo. Tales from the Mediterranean” is a captivating exhibition currently on display at the MUDEC— the Museum of Cultures in Milan, Italy— that invites visitors to investigate the past and present of the art of tattooing in the Mediterranean basin. 
Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has moved some key pieces from their women's-only exhibition into the restroom after a court ruled they had to allow men in the exclusive “Ladies Lounge.” 
In 2017, the mysterious final painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive painting ever sold when it left Christie’s New York for a whopping $450 million. The more than generous price tag may have seemed fair at a distance, but shocked those who knew the painting’s tumultuous backstory. 
The drop-down title poem by June Jordan begins with, “these poems/ they are things that I do/ in the dark/ reaching for you/ whoever you are/ and/ are you ready?” The sentiment that this 1977 “These Poems” begins with is one that speaks to connection, whether that be in a community, to history, or with oneself. 
Location, as any real estate agent will tell you, plays an essential role in the potential success or failure of a business maintaining a brick and mortar operation in conjunction with an online presence. 
Malaysian-born gallerist LaiSun Keane arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 2013 with her husband and two kids. They moved to New England from Sydney, Australia where Keane had studied art history and theory.
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