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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-12-14 16:38
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Channeling His Youth, Rem Koolhaas Redesigns the Stedelijk’s Collection Display

Thu, 2017-12-14 13:28
For the Amsterdam museum, which he visited often as a teenager, the architect oversaw the mounting of 700 artworks by the likes of Jeff Koons and Kazimir Malevich.
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In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:28
The story about the opening of the museums is also the story of the civil rights movement.
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Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi’

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:01
Its embassy in Washington said the crown prince merely acted as an “intermediary purchaser” for Abu Dhabi. American officials say otherwise.
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We Need to Talk About Balthus

Fri, 2017-12-08 04:48
The Metropolitan Museum declined rethink its display of the artist’s painting of girl in a sexualized pose, even as the culture grapples with the issues it presents.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-12-07 12:29
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Art Basel Miami Beach, Post-Irma, Is Still Swinging

Thu, 2017-12-07 12:29
Among the finds, Brazilian galleries. At the top of their game: Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems and Ugo Rondinone.
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The Best Art of 2017

Wed, 2017-12-06 14:06
Art critics of The New York Times share their picks for the best shows and experiences of the year, from daring performances to sculptures cast in chocolate.
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Leader of American Folk Art Museum to Step Down

Wed, 2017-12-06 11:35
Anne-Imelda Radice, the museum’s executive director, is planning to retire early in 2018, the museum said.
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Planetarium Opens in New Jersey, Ushering in a New Kind of Star Wars

Wed, 2017-12-06 06:34
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City says it’s 110 feet in diameter — even bigger than one across the river at the Museum of Natural History.
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With Trump Visit, Protest May Follow Opening of Civil Rights Museum

Tue, 2017-12-05 17:32
With the announcement that President Trump would attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, veteran activists debated how to respond.
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Met Defends Suggestive Painting of Girl After Petition Calls for Its Removal

Mon, 2017-12-04 15:57
“Thérèse Dreaming,” by the French painter known as Balthus, will remain in the museum’s offerings.
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Can El Museo’s Leader Build a Bridge to Its Latino Future?

Sun, 2017-12-03 09:21
Patrick Charpenel, a curator and philosopher, faces a rocky road, including the competition for financing.
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When It Comes to Contemporary Art, Miami Wants More, More, More

Thu, 2017-11-30 14:51
The city is ground zero for cutting-edge art, fueled by excitement over the Art Basel art fair. But how many art museums does Miami need?
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-11-30 14:34
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Naked and Aflame or Considering Death, Munch Rarely Screamed

Thu, 2017-11-30 11:31
His best-known painting was an outlier among his works, which more often exuded melancholy and resignation, like the ones now at the Met Breuer and Scandinavia House.
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A $6 Million Initiative Aims to Diversify Museum Leadership

Wed, 2017-11-29 13:27
The Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation have created a campaign to hire and develop the careers of minorities.
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Emmanuel Macron Says Return of African Artifacts Is a Top Priority

Wed, 2017-11-29 10:34
Speaking in Burkina Faso, the French president set out a commitment to return objects of African origin in the next five years.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

Tue, 2017-11-28 12:40
The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.
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Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

Mon, 2017-11-27 13:15
The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.
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