Museum News

A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

NY Times feed - 2 hours 6 min ago
An earlier show featuring the treasure, from a ship believed to have sunk in the 9th century, was called off over ethical concerns over how the trove was collected.
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Paris’s Spiderman Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Art Heist

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-02-20 10:48
Vjeran Tomic, 49, stole five paintings from a museum in 2010; one of his accomplices was sentenced to seven years in prison and the other, six years.
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Friends No More? Jorge Pérez and Donald Trump

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-02-17 14:48
Who does Donald J. Trump call when he needs a wall? The luxury-condo king of Miami. But their relationship has seen better days.
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American Originals in Fashion on Display

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-02-17 09:24
In a political climate that can be hostile to marginalized groups, an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian is timely.
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Bill Cunningham’s Trademark Bicycle and Jacket Join the New-York Historical Society

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-02-17 08:44
The photographer’s library, equipment and ephemera have been donated to the museum, which will display them this spring.
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How to Discover a Species

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-02-17 02:00
Go to poorly sampled places. Look in museums too.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-02-16 15:52
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Works Stashed by Nazi-Era Art Dealer to Go on View in Switzerland and Germany

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:00
The collection was hidden until the newsmagazine Focus reported on its discovery in 2013.
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Nancy Spector Returns to Guggenheim, as Chief Curator and Artistic Director

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-02-15 13:00
Ms. Spector would have a greater say at the Guggenheim in New York, and at the museum’s satellites in Bilbao and Venice.
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How to Navigate a Museum

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-02-14 14:19
To get the most out of a museum visit, don’t stay too long, focus on an area of interest, and use audio tours.
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Fight Over Control of a Cathedral Shows St. Petersburg’s Contrarian Side

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-02-13 06:30
A plan to transfer St. Isaac’s from a museum’s oversight to the Russian Orthodox Church, a political force elsewhere in Russia, has drawn protests.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-02-09 15:04
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Love a Piece of Art? Grab It While You Can

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-02-09 13:15
Norman Braman, an auto dealer and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, says if you don’t move on a piece of art, “somebody else is going to move more quickly.”
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Loss of Director Is the Latest Setback for the Africa Center

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-02-08 11:43
The organization acknowledged on Wednesday that Michelle D. Gavin, its much-heralded director, had quietly left more than three months ago.
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Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Available for Free

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-02-07 11:15
The museum’s open access policy now allows unrestricted use of any images of its digitized artworks in the public domain.
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The Original Artists’ Choreographer, Back in the Spotlight

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-02-07 07:26
The Walker Art Center stages a major retrospective of Merce Cunningham, which includes some contemporary commissions.
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Suspect in Louvre Attack Said to Want to Harm Paintings and Avenge Syrian People

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-02-07 02:39
A man arrested by police for attacking soldiers with a machete outside the Louvre museum in Paris last week said he wanted to damage paintings and "avenge" the Syrian people, a judicial source said.
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Is the Met Museum ‘a Great Institution in Decline’?

NY Times feed - Sat, 2017-02-04 10:48
Aiming ever higher, the museum faces financial challenges that include a deficit nearing $40 million and expansion plans that have been postponed for lack of funding.
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MoMA Takes a Stand: Art From Banned Countries Comes Center Stage

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-02-03 15:31
The museum has rearranged its permanent-collection galleries to showcase art from Iran, Iraq and Sudan, whose citizens are being denied entry to the United States.
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For Paris ‘Spiderman,’ Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-02-03 15:17
The heist at the city’s Museum of Modern Art barely taxed his skills, the accused boasted this week outside a courtroom where he was tried for the thefts.
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