Museum News

Text for Happiness. Or Sadness. Get Art Back.

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-14 13:23
A playful project using cellphone texts and art turns into a viral hit — as well as a window into our cultural soul.
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Largely Unseen $600 Million Collection Will Join Museum in Italy

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-14 12:13
Masterworks by Bacon and de Chirico, from the little-known collection of a reclusive entrepreneur, are to emerge at the Castello di Rivoli museum, near Turin.
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Oops! A Museum Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage.

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-14 12:11
A woman knocked over 11 crowned pedestals while taking a selfie at a Simon Birch show in Los Angeles — leading to a cascading domino effect.
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Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-14 11:29
The next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have a full inbox. Here, 20 well-known Met watchers offer their own bold ideas and expectations.
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A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-14 09:24
Hundreds of shearwaters arrived dying and dead on shores around New York City. Scientists suspect weather patterns altered by climate change.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-13 15:42
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-12 13:00
The arrests were made in the theft of the 221-pound “Big Maple Leaf” coin from the Bode Museum. The coin has probably been melted or shattered, the authorities said.
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7 Frank Lloyd Wright Windows to Go Home

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-12 12:33
A newly restored house in Buffalo by Frank Lloyd Wright receives a bountiful stained-glass gift from the University of Victoria in Canada.
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Christian Boltanski Project Touches Bologna’s Traumas, and His Own

NY Times feed - Sun, 2017-07-09 15:16
More than 20 works by the French conceptual artist ruminating on mortality and memory can be seen across this Italian city.
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Canada Letter: Shaping History at a Revamped Museum

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-07-07 18:11
The new Canadian History Hall reopened last weekend, and recognizes that an examination of the past is often as much a matter of debate as absolutes.
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An Exhibition Worth Thousands of Words

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-06 16:17
In “Talking Pictures” artists converse in image, by cellphone, in a challenge established by a Met Museum curator.
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Hobby Lobby’s Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-06 16:05
Because collectors like Hobby Lobby are willing to pay a premium, the looting of Middle Eastern artifacts continues.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-06 15:56
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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A Young British Design Star, at Home in an Old Museum

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-07-06 15:17
Molly Goddard, who will show at the V&A Museum on Friday, scours the building for inspiration.
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Michael Xufu Huang: Rising Art World Curator From Beijing

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-07-05 22:00
Mr. Huang, the founder of M Woods, an art museum in China, is setting roots in New York.
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Putting Doubts to Rest About Leonard Lauder’s Gift to the Met

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-07-04 15:01
Mr. Lauder says “there is no issue” with his Cubist trove, but the museum lacks lead donors as it tries to create a suitable home for the collection.
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Jan Fontein, Scholar of Asian Art, Is Dead at 89

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-07-03 20:05
The Dutch-born Mr. Fontein led the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through major expansion as its director in the 1970s and ’80s.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-06-29 16:41
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Steven Cohen, Billionaire Collector, Gives $50 Million to MoMA

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-06-27 12:03
The foundation of Mr. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, donated the money to the museum’s capital campaign, and a gallery will be named for them.
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As if He Isn’t Busy Enough: Met Museum Head to Write Book

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:04
Daniel H. Weiss has sold a book about America’s experience in the Vietnam era to Public Affairs, he confirmed Monday. He became the museum’s top official this month.
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