Museum News

When One Dancer Is a Ghost in the Room

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-02-09 09:03
The Romanian choreographer Alexandra Pirici’s “Co-natural” at the New Museum explores the relationship between inanimate bodies and real ones.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-02-08 16:00
Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.
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He Made Them Glow: A Maverick’s Portraits Live On

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-02-08 13:07
Peter Hujar’s photographs of friends and lovers, at the Morgan Library & Museum, captured downtown Manhattan’s golden age before the emergence of AIDS.
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Judge Dismisses Suit Seeking Picasso Painting From the Met

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-02-07 16:29
Laurel Zuckerman, administrator of the estate of Paul and Alice Leffmann, claimed Picasso’s ‘The Actor’ had been sold under duress in Nazi-era Europe.
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Jasper Johns Still Doesn’t Want to Explain His Art

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-02-07 02:00
Mr. Johns, who is now 87 and widely regarded as America’s foremost living artist, has a new retrospective at the Broad called “Something Resembling Truth.”
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Noguchi Museum Hires New Director

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-02-05 17:48
Brett Littman, who currently directs the Drawing Center, will take over the Long Island City museum in May.
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Rebekah Mercer Puts a Museum’s Credibility at Risk

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-02-05 13:21
Her family’s foundation funds groups that deny climate science. She should not sit on the board of the American Museum of Natural History.
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Gallery Wanted to Provoke Debate by Removing Naked Nymphs Painting. It Succeeded.

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-02-05 08:07
A gallery in Manchester, England, purposely started a debate about how artworks are displayed and interpreted by temporarily taking down a Victorian painting.
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Meet Six Disrupters at the New Museum’s Triennial

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-02-02 02:00
The 2018 triennial, titled “Songs for Sabotage,” features artists from 17 countries whose work often pushes back against social or bureaucratic power structures.
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Met Selects Pakistani Artist for Roof Garden Commission

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-02-01 07:00
Huma Bhabha’s work explores themes of colonialism, war and displacement.
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Museums and a Performance Artist Grapple With Chuck Close’s Work

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-02-01 06:39
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will keep its Chuck Close exhibition, but will add a concurrent gallery examining gender power dynamics.
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Curators Speak Out in Support of Departing Queens Museum Leader

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-31 11:06
An open letter signed by several important art-world figures expressed support for Laura Raicovich, who announced her resignation on Friday.
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Morris Louis Painting Shown at Jewish Museum, This Time Right-Side-Up

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-01-28 15:55
A set of red chalk arrows drawn on the back of the work suggested that its orientation had been 180 degrees off.
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Chuck Close Is Accused of Harassment. Should His Artwork Carry an Asterisk?

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-01-28 12:37
Sexual harassment accusations have scuttled an exhibition of the portraitist’s work. Museums are wrestling with the implications — not just for Mr. Close, but for centuries of artists.
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Curators at Museum of Natural History Object to a Trustee

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-01-26 10:54
Several members of the museum’s staff have sent a letter protesting Rebekah Mercer’s position on the board.
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Politically Outspoken Director of Queens Museum Steps Down

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-01-26 09:42
After three years in the post, Laura Raicovich says she needs to leave to accomplish her goals.
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Museum Told White House: No Van Gogh, but Here’s a Gold Toilet

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-25 20:04
Officials at the Guggenheim Museum are being tight-lipped about a report in the The Washington Post that describes a strange email sent by the museum’s chief curator.
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A Museum’s Fresh Take on the Whole Megillah

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-01-25 15:36
“Scenes From the Collection” at the Jewish Museum puts visual art, not just history, at the museum’s heart.
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Ettore Sottsass Exhibition Canceled After Museum and Estate Clash

NY Times feed - Wed, 2018-01-24 08:08
The Stedelijk in Amsterdam will no longer present a retrospective of the Italian designer and architect’s work in April.
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Lacma Seeks to Expand Its Footprint Into South Los Angeles

NY Times feed - Tue, 2018-01-23 23:00
If approved by the City Council Friday, Lacma’s new site, in a popular nature park, will serve thousands of students in communities far from the main museum.
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