Museum News

The Winter Antiques Show Embraces the Evolving Definition of Antique

NY Times feed - 11 hours 2 min ago
A sexy silver “Cobra Clock,” a museum-quality quilt from 1869 and a “slave wallet” from around 1760 are among the highlights of this year’s fair.
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African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-17 13:18
A show of royal crests from Cameroon brings you face to face (and soul to soul) with African sculpture.
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Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-17 07:15
Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.
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After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-17 06:15
The 11-century treasure, which depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain, has only been moved very few times in its history.
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Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

NY Times feed - Tue, 2018-01-16 10:18
A drawing that the artist made in Paris in 1886 has been recognized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which researched its history.
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Kynaston McShine, Curator of Historic Art Exhibitions, Dies at 82

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-01-12 12:25
A West Indian in a largely white profession, he cut a dynamic figure in the art world, mounting memorable shows that disturbed the status quo.
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The Authenticity of Modigliani Paintings Questioned Once Again

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-01-12 12:22
An expert for Genoa prosecutors says that 20 of 60 works exhibited last year are fakes, but the owners of the works demand independent appraisals.
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Arab and Coming Out In Art That Speaks Up

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-01-12 02:00
A museum show highlights the apprehensions and discrimination L.G.B.T. artists of Arab descent face.
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Gardner Museum Extends $10 Million Reward for Information in Art Heist

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-11 13:09
The museum board’s action keeps the reward from dipping to $5 million in the quest for tips to recover works valued at $500 million stolen in 1990.
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Boston Museum Tries New System for Protecting Artwork: A Dog’s Nose

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-11 09:24
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is training a dog to detect moths and other pests that can damage artwork.
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Aging Heiress Plots 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-10 15:58
Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery, she rises to art star.
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A Barrier or a Fair Fee? Readers React to the Met’s New Admission Policy

NY Times feed - Tue, 2018-01-09 06:49
Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would begin charging out-of-town visitors a mandatory fee, a change that divided readers.
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The Museum of the Bible Is a Safe Space for Christian Nationalists

NY Times feed - Sat, 2018-01-06 11:30
If your plan is to build a more religious country, Washington is a good place to start.
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Making Art Lovers Pay

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-04 16:48
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping its “suggested” admission for out-of-staters, in favor of a mandatory set of fees.
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Historic Church to Become New Home for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-04 10:14
The museum isn’t moving far — to a landmark church on 96th Street and Central Park West — but its new space is leagues away in what it can accomplish.
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The Met Should Be Open to All. The New Pay Policy Is a Mistake.

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-04 10:14
The Times’s chief art critics weigh in on the end of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s pay-as-you-wish policy for out-of-state visitors.
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Met Changes 50-Year Admissions Policy: Non-New Yorkers Must Pay

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-04 10:14
With a decline in visitors paying the “suggested” full admission price, the museum is looking for ways to regain revenue.
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Time Flies When You’re the Capital of the World

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-04 08:36
“New York at Its Core” is a catalog of the four ingredients to the city’s success: multiculturalism, density, creativity and above all else, money.
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Art Owned by La Salle University Headed for Auction at Christie’s

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-03 13:33
The sale of art by institutions often draw criticism, but the college said the proceeds were needed to finance its broader educational mission.
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The (Really) Old and New Meet in Naples

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-03 13:33
A new exhibition at the Madre contemporary art museum puts rarely seen ruins from Pompeii in contemporary confines.
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