Museum News

Bronx Museum of the Arts Hires New Director

NY Times feed - Tue, 2018-06-19 09:00
Deborah Cullen, of the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, will lead the Bronx Museum following the death of Holly Block last fall.
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Posters, Banners, Boarding Passes: Museums Try to Get a Head Start on History

NY Times feed - Mon, 2018-06-18 08:18
Curators across Europe are increasingly trying “rapid response collecting” to obtain items used in major events just after they happen.
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At the Louvre, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Both Outsiders and Heirs

NY Times feed - Sun, 2018-06-17 10:58
A critic’s guide to the art in the couple’s new video, from the Mona Lisa to “Raft of the Medusa.”
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‘She Was Part of This Family’: Jefferson Descendants Reflect on Sally Hemings Exhibit

NY Times feed - Sat, 2018-06-16 02:00
Many who trace their roots back to the enslaved community at Monticello are expected to attend the exhibit opening, along with some of Jefferson’s white descendants.
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The Ornithologist the Internet Called a Murderer

NY Times feed - Fri, 2018-06-15 03:00
It’s a scary thing to be the target of online vigilantes who believe in their own righteousness.
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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2018-06-14 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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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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