ARTS & CULTURE
12/29/2012 03:11 am ET

The Week In Arts & Culture: Worst Of 2012, Best Of 2013 And More (PHOTOS)

We hope you had a great holiday week! Here we were reviewing the best and worst from 2012 and looking forward for the art-filled year to come. Intrigued? Read on...

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BEFORE YOU GO
25 Exhibits to Look Out for in 2013
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25 Exhibits to Look Out for in 2013

A new year is upon us, dear readers, which means a new line-up of exhibitions and gallery shows. In honor of the year ahead, we've scoured the upcoming retrospectives and solo shows and picked 25 exhibits that we just can't wait to see. From Frida Kahlo and Marc Chagall to female quilters and Japanese fashion designers, the art of 2013 gives us hope for the months ahead.

Scroll through the slideshow below for a sneak peek at the 25 exhibits on our list. Packed with artwork previews and details you won't want to miss, its our perfect guide to art admiring in the new year. Let us know which exhibits you are most excited for in the comments section.

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We wished a happy birthday to comic genius and wily television personality, Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee. The Marvel writer and editor behind works such as "The Amazing Spiderman" and "The Incredible Hulk" is turning 90 years old this Friday, December 28.

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On Wednesday, archeologists revealed the remains of an ancient arts center underneath Rome dating back to 123 AD, according to the Guardian.

Emperor Hadrian is believed to have funded "the Athenaeum," as it was known at the time; it was a 900-seat complex created to promote arts and culture, CBS News reports. Archeologists discovered the arts center during excavations for a new subway line to run through the Italian capital.

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Most Embarrassing Art Moments Of 2012
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Most Embarrassing Art Moments Of 2012

Hey, art world, everyone makes mistakes. We don't judge... But we may make fun of you a little. We've compiled a list of the 10 most embarrassing art moments of 2012, from the laughable to the truly reprehensible.

From the restoration fail that launched a thousand memes to an art heist foiled by a tiny getaway car, these epic #artfails remind us that even the self-serious art world has an awesome blooper reel. Why so serious, art world? Enjoy the biggest art blunders of 2012.

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The Weirdest Items at Auction in 2012
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The Weirdest Items at Auction in 2012

We've already given you the year's most expensive artworks to hit the bidding block in 2012. Taken together, the collection of 25 paintings, drawings and sculptures totaled nearly $1 billion dollars at auctions across the world. What's more shocking than a slideshow of the sticker prices of pricey masterpieces, you ask? The weirdest and rarest auction objects that went up for sale in the same year.

Well, that was our week. We look forward to a beautiful new year together.

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