Museum News

Swahili, the Pulse of Life at the Crossroads

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-06-14 08:49
A show dedicated to the arts of the Swahili Coast, where Africa, South Asia and the Middle East blend, nudges us away from narrow thinking about identity.
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Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-06-10 07:26
The movie “Ocean’s 8” is about a caper that required elaborate planning. Filming it in places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art required elaborate planning, too.
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The Uffizi Gallery Gathers Some Heavy Hitters in a New Room

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-06-08 01:00
Eike Schmidt, the Uffizi’s director, is rearranging the famed gallery so works can have a dialogue with one another and the public can get up close.
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-06-07 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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In This Exhibition, You Walk Through Excrement

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-06-07 04:49
The Vienna-based art collective Gelatin has installed four huge fecal sculptures in a Dutch museum. Repulsed? Ask yourself why.
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Giacometti: Beguiled by Thin Men and Women

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-06-06 18:09
The Guggenheim mines the wide world of the Swiss sculptor — witty and dripping with sex, or looking into the abyss. There’s despair but humaneness, too.
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Whaam! Pow! Lichtenstein Foundation Starts to Wind Down With Big Gifts

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-06-06 01:00
With about 400 Roy Lichtenstein works going to the Whitney Museum and a historic archive to the Smithsonian, the Lichtenstein Foundation begins a long goodbye.
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Curator Who Shaped a Global View of Contemporary Art Is Leaving His Post

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-06-04 10:10
Okwui Enwezor stepped down on Monday from his position as artistic director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich; the museum cited health reasons.
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Van Gogh’s Yellow ‘Sunflowers’ Could Start to Turn Olive Green

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-06-01 08:35
A pigment the painter used in the work is very sensitive to light and has a tendency to turn to a green hue over time, the authors of a technical study say.
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The Man Who Stole Bird Feathers

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-06-01 03:00
Kirk Wallace Johnson’s “The Feather Thief” recounts “the natural history heist of the century.”
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19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-05-31 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Orange County Museum Unveils Thom Mayne Design for New Home

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-05-31 10:30
The building in Costa Mesa, Calif., will give the museum 50 percent more exhibition space.
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Sanctions Are Imposed on Berkshire Museum for Sale of Artworks

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-05-27 12:51
The Association of Art Museum Directors requested that its members refrain from lending works to the museum after it sold artworks to fund an expansion initiative.
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A Revealing Statue of Washington Arrives, but Not Its Champion

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-05-27 11:46
A 200-year-old statue of George Washington in the buff arrived for an exhibition at the Frick Collection. The president of the museum in Italy that own that statue and others now at the Frick did not.
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Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-05-25 15:00
The last painting damaged during a Mafia car bombing that killed five residents in 1993 is returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.
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Philippe Vergne Resigns as Director of Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-05-25 11:30
The firing of the top curator in March set rumors swirling. Now MOCA’s director is stepping down after four years. The museum calls it “a mutual decision.”
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The Leibers Are Gone. But Their Bling Is Back.

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-05-25 03:00
The exhibition “Marriage of True Minds Remembered” features rarely seen bags designed by Judith Leiber and four new paintings by Gerson Leiber.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-05-24 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Robert Indiana’s Best: A Mini Retrospective

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-05-23 08:55
From Herman Melville to Mae West, pinball machines to a slave ship, Robert Indiana drew his inspiration from American sources, with deeply personal meanings.
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New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-05-18 11:47
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.
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