Museum News

Thomas P. Campbell, Former Met Chief Executive, Gets Fellowship

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-27 16:20
Mr. Campbell will pursue research at the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. He left the Met museum last month.
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Outrage Follows a Painter From the Whitney Biennial to Boston

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-27 13:00
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, is facing repercussions over a controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket.”
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The Belgian Port Town That Inspired James Ensor’s Provocative Art

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-27 03:00
A trip to Ostend on the North Sea, a place both bawdy and fancy, illuminates the creativity of the painter James Ensor, who spent his life here.
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A Polymathic Italian Designer, With Muses and Friends

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-26 18:15
The first New York museum show devoted to the design maverick Ettore Sottsass lavishly contextualizes his work, from a red Olivetti typewriter to his role in the Memphis design group.
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From Colonial Mexico, a Towering Vision of Grace

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-26 14:31
Cristóbal de Villalpando’s Baroque altarpiece hasn’t left Puebla, Mexico, since 1683. It’s now at the Met, and it’s overpowering.
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Cheech Marin, Searching for a ‘Chicano Rockwell’

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-26 10:18
The Broad? Meet the Cheech: A champion of Latino art moves beyond his personal collection to found a new museum.
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Philippe de Montebello, Former Met Chief, Joins Acquavella

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-26 08:25
Mr. de Montebello, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s former director, will be a director of Acquavella Galleries, effective immediately.
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Auschwitz Artifacts to Go on Tour, Very Carefully

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-26 03:00
A high-profile attempt to educate young people about the Holocaust is also balancing the sensitive issue of charging for the exhibition.
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Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale of Art Draws Opposition

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-07-25 19:25
Two prominent museum groups said the plan to sell works by Norman Rockwell, Alexander Calder and others would violate the organizations’ ethical codes.
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Videos of Syrian Life Pulled from Internet in Protest Effort

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-07-25 19:16
The Syrian video collective Abounaddara took down some 400 videos because they said a Milan art fair had improperly incorporated them into an exhibition.
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Canada Debates Whether Gift of Leibovitz Photos Is Also a Tax Dodge

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-07-25 10:03
Four years after the donation of 2,070 photos created by Annie Leibovitz to a Nova Scotia museum, a government panel is balking at its $20 million valuation.
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What to Cook, Watch, Listen To and More This Weekend

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-21 17:03
Tips to make the most of your weekend.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-20 16:15
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Getty Museum Buys Art by Michelangelo, Parmigianino and More

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-20 10:00
The museum’s acquisition of 16 drawings and a painting from an unidentified British collector is its “biggest in terms of financial value,” its director said.
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A Museum Show Asks: How Modern Are Your Spanx?

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-19 16:15
The Museum of Modern Art has issued a list of items to be included in the October show “Is Fashion Modern?,” its first on the subject since 1944.
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Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-19 11:18
Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
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De Villalpando’s Holy Canvases Arrive at the Met

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-19 10:04
Many works in this exhibition, by a 17th-century Mexican painter, have not been shown in the United States before.
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What to Read Before You Hit Europe’s Museums

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-07-17 22:01
One book offers a historical look at how museums came to be, and another offers a guided tour of Europe. A third, set in the Louvre, is a breathless thriller.
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Meet Archie Warhol, the Art World’s Second-Most-Famous Dachshund

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-07-17 15:38
Andy Warhol carried his beloved dog everywhere, even to Studio 54, Jamie Wyeth said: “Just like Andy, he didn’t say a word.”
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Refugees Confront the Past Through Art, at a Pop-Up Museum

NY Times feed - Sun, 2017-07-16 15:24
Inside a former prison in Amsterdam, now a haven for asylum seekers, migrants tell their stories and stir up their ghosts.
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