Museum News

To Draw Viewers, Museums Show That What’s Old Is New Again

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-25 10:02
Across the country, institutions are mounting exhibitions that connect ancient and modern periods, demonstrating the continuing influence of the art of the past.
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Maya Lin Captures the Hudson’s Beauty and Power

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-25 02:00
The artist built an environmental installation that surrounds visitors at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y.
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Bringing Africa to the World

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-25 02:00
The new director of the National Museum of African Art talks about his passion for sharing the astonishing breadth of his parents’ continent.
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Museum Removes Many of its Dead Sea Scrolls: ‘One May Conclude They Are Fake’

NY Times feed - Tue, 2018-10-23 12:32
Five fragments once associated with the famous scrolls were shown to have “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin” according to a statement from the museum in Washington this week.
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Looking Back to the ’90s, When Berlin Was the Height of Cool

NY Times feed - Tue, 2018-10-23 06:42
A multimedia exhibition aims to capture the spirit of creative chaos that came after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Wen C. Fong, Shaper of Met Museum’s Asian Collection, Dies at 88

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-10-22 13:52
In building a world-renowned collection, Professor Fong counseled collectors, philanthropists and curators. He also taught at Princeton for 40 years.
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Whitney Houston Exhibition Opens at Grammy Museum in Newark

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-10-22 10:33
“Whitney!” features items including dazzling outfits and Houston’s bible, provided by her family.
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Most of ‘Luzia,’ a 12,000-Year-Old Fossil, Is Recovered After Brazil Museum Fire

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-10-21 03:09
The museum director said that 80 percent of the fossil had been found after a huge fire ripped through the National Museum last month.
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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-18 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-18 11:22
As more details emerged about the fate of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the museums said they would use their own money for events originally supported by Saudi funds.
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Mismanagement, and a Scientology Scandal, Blamed in Munich Museum Chief’s Ouster

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-10-17 08:12
Okwui Enwezor was hired to head the Haus der Kunst with fanfare in 2011. But in the wake of his exit in June, questions arose about his tenure.
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Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ to Undergo Years of Restoration

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-10-15 23:30
The portrait holds pride of place in the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum, and will remain on display so the public can see the process.
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Add Art to an Opulent Dinner

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-10-15 13:35
A new line of serving ware from the Whitney Museum relies on the designs of Sol LeWitt.
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Museums Forced to Reassess Saudi Ties Amid Uproar Over Journalist’s Fate

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-10-12 16:49
Cultural institutions in the United States have welcomed relationships with Saudi Arabia to help build understanding and fund ambitious programs.
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A Tadao Ando-Designed Exhibition Space Opens in Chicago

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-10-12 13:28
Wrightwood 659, founded by the entrepreneur Fred Eychaner and Dan Whittaker, an architectural historian, is dedicated to architecture and activist art.
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A Restoration Brings Sweden’s Nationalmuseum Into the 21st Century

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-10-12 04:13
When it opened in 1866, the museum in Stockholm was one of Europe’s most modern. An ambitious overhaul aims to return it to that position.
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In Deutschland reißt ein neues Museum alte Wunden auf

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-10-12 01:00
Mit dem Humboldt Forum, das 2019 eröffnet werden soll, wollte sich das Land selbstbewusst und weltoffen präsentieren. Stattdessen ist eine hitzige Debatte über Deutschlands koloniale Vergangenheit entbrannt.
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A New Museum Opens Old Wounds in Germany

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-10-12 01:00
The Humboldt Forum, set to open in 2019, was meant to show the Germany as confident and open to the world. But it has ignited a debate about the past.
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‘Hilma Who?’ No More

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-11 14:10
Spiritual sparks helped inspire the radical and visionary art of Hilma af Klint, the new (old) name to know. Her work is on view at the Guggenheim.
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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-10-11 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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