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The sentence is:

芸術は思いをかたちにするもの

What does this mean? Does it mean "Art is about giving form to thoughts/feeling", "Art is the thing that gives thoughts/feeling form.

I am unsure of what もの means in this context.

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Yes, your translation is spot-on. This もの is just "thing" and it refers to an abstract concept here.

Grammatically, 思いをかたちにする (literally "to turn thoughts/ideas into a form") is modifying もの as a relative clause. This is an example of gap-less relative clause if I'm not mistaken.

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