Museum News

Newseum’s Leader Resigns Amid Review of Finances

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-08-29 13:34
Jeffrey Herbst, the president and chief executive of the Newseum, had been in the post since 2015. The museum has struggled financially, and its building in Washington could be sold.
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South Street Seaport Museum Gets City Funds to Restore Lightship

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-08-28 13:05
The museum will receive $4.5 million to stabilize and restore the lightship Ambrose, which guided vessels into lower New York Bay from 1908 to 1932.
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For Latino Artists in Sci-Fi Show, Everyone’s an Alien

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-08-25 09:24
This fall, 70 transcultural museum shows will explore Los Angeles’s ties to Latin America in a far-reaching survey, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-08-24 16:42
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Museum Visitors Damage 800-Year-Old Coffin by Putting Child In It For Photo

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-08-24 12:54
It was the latest case of visitors damaging exhibits with risky behavior. “Nowadays, everything is a photo opportunity,” a museum expert said.
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Art Once Shunned, Now Celebrated in ‘Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction’

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-08-23 10:23
A lively show at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art both stretches “gay” and resists “normal.”
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The Rothko Chapel

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-08-23 03:00
A quiet, lonely place to share the grief of solitude.
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10 Museums in 10 Days? A Chinese Start-Up (Virtually) Gives Children a Tour

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-08-23 00:14
Thousands of children in China are experiencing live-streamed tours of some of the world’s leading art, science and history museums.
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At New York Museums, More Minorities on Staff Than on Boards

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-08-22 09:59
The Times collected data on the racial makeup at several major cultural institutions as Mayor de Blasio plans to tie public funding to diversity.
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In Marrakesh, a New Museum Celebrates Yves Saint Laurent

NY Times feed - Mon, 2017-08-21 15:29
In October, a 43,000 square-foot building will open with many of the designer’s most famous pieces.
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Photographer Donates Thoreau-Inspired Artwork to the Morgan

NY Times feed - Sun, 2017-08-20 13:43
Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order” will go on view on Tuesday.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-08-17 20:10
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Yayoi Kusama to Open Her Own Museum in Tokyo

NY Times feed - Tue, 2017-08-15 13:32
Ms. Kusama, the artist celebrated for her patterned pumpkins and “mirrored infinity rooms,” will present exhibitions in a five-story museum, starting on Oct. 1.
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Suharto Museum Celebrates a Dictator’s Life, Omitting the Dark Chapters

NY Times feed - Sun, 2017-08-13 11:31
In his hometown, the Indonesian ruler is still largely revered. That’s also the approach taken by a museum established by his brother, which makes no mention of an era’s atrocities and corruption.
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Stolen de Kooning Resurfaces More Than 30 Years Later

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-08-11 17:54
A painting that was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art more than 30 years ago resurfaced in an antiques store — and was returned.
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Even for Philanthropists, Museums Can Make Art a Tough Give

NY Times feed - Fri, 2017-08-11 07:53
Most collectors struggle to donate works, even valuable pieces. Often, a negotiation is involved.
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Keeping the Tanks Rolling. Jeeps and Cannons, Too.

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-08-10 15:47
Mark Renton missed out on World War II, but he rebuilds, restores and maintains a fleet of vintage vehicles and weaponry at a Long Island military museum.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-08-10 14:12
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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How to See Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ in 5 Museums at Once? Facebook

NY Times feed - Thu, 2017-08-10 12:51
Five versions, in institutions on three continents, will be reunited on social media, and a Facebook Live on Monday will feature live commentary on each.
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The Money Museum Gets Funky

NY Times feed - Wed, 2017-08-09 13:05
An exhibition from the Museum of UnCut Funk, on view on Wall Street, features African-American figures on currency.
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