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‘Self-Portrait’, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh. Image via Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago might have taken a little time off to refute Kanye West’s claims of being hired as one of its teaching personnel, but that hasn’t detered the academy from pushing out a massive project in time. The institute has announced a redesign of its website, which entails the opening of its digital archive to the masses. Now, anyone will be able to download, print, or use its new public domain collection of 52,438 artworks and counting. The images are registered under the “no rights reserved” or Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means they can be downloaded and remixed for free without attribution. Full story

10 June