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That Shaggy Mutt? At Dog Museums, Our Drooling Companions Are the Stars

Sun, 2018-04-22 08:20
Dachshunds got their own museum this month in Passau, Germany. It’s only one of several art institutions around the world to honor our canine friends.
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Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Fri, 2018-04-20 17:07
A director brought blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne — along with a steady hand — to a Museum of Modern Art that doubled its size.
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Museums Shake Things Up by Mixing Old and New

Fri, 2018-04-20 09:23
By placing old master paintings alongside contemporary art, curators hope to make us look at both differently.
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In Suburban Connecticut, the Palestinian Avant-Garde

Thu, 2018-04-19 15:18
The Palestinian Museum US, the first museum in the Americas devoted to Palestinian art, opens in Woodbridge.
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Adrian Piper: The Thinking Canvas

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:38
She’s an artist and scholar, and at “A Synthesis of Intuitions” you see thinking — about gender, racism, art — happening before your eyes.
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25 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:34
Witnesses reported seeing the thieves break a first-floor window on Tuesday at the Museum of East Asian Art and steal items of “priceless” significance, the police said.
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How Latin America Was Built, Before Modernism Came Along

Wed, 2018-04-18 03:00
“The Metropolis in Latin America,” at the Americas Society, is a tale of ambition, nationalism, violence, technical innovation and economic transformation.
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A Paris Auction Helps Bring Art to Children

Tue, 2018-04-17 02:00
The proceeds from the sale of donated art at Street for Kids benefit the Musée en Herbe, which serves people typically excluded from the art world.
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25 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 2018-04-12 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Robert T. Buck, Who Revitalized Brooklyn Museum, Dies at 79

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:09
He oversaw a major expansion, hoping the museum would emerge from the shadow of its rivals in Manhattan and dovetail with Brooklyn’s gentrification.
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Boston Museum Closes Nicholas Nixon Photography Show Early

Thu, 2018-04-12 10:48
The Institute of Contemporary Art had initially decided to keep the exhibition open, despite accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior against Mr. Nixon.
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A Sci-Fi Showdown at the Met Museum’s Rooftop Garden

Thu, 2018-04-12 10:46
The figures in “We Come in Peace,” by Huma Bhabha, suggest hopeful connections among languages, civilizations and even galaxies.
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Appointing Yet Another White, Male Director Is a Missed Opportunity for the Met

Thu, 2018-04-12 02:45
Once again, the museum has ignored the droves of qualified women in the field.
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Lucas Museum Comes Forward as Buyer of Rockwell Painting

Wed, 2018-04-11 12:34
The sale of “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” by the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts for an undisclosed price came amid a public backlash and a legal fight.
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The Met Goes Beyond Its Doors to Pick a Leader Who Bridges Art and Technology

Tue, 2018-04-10 13:59
Max Hollein, 48, a veteran of museums in Frankfurt and San Francisco, has a track record in contemporary art, fund-raising and digital innovation.
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Night at the Space Museum: 10 Open Bars and Tons of Kubrick References

Sun, 2018-04-08 14:17
Yuri’s Night, a yearly worldwide celebration of space, was held at the National Air and Space Museum, as it enters a new era with a new leader and plans for a big renovation.
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Amid Opposition, Brooklyn Museum Stands by Its New Curator of African Arts, Who Is White

Fri, 2018-04-06 17:26
There are not many curators and academics of African-American or African descent who specialized in African arts, experts say.
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Commerce vs. Curation: Lessons From Today’s Museums World

Fri, 2018-04-06 01:23
As the ultrawealthy pay ever higher prices for trophy works, and many cultural institutions face cuts in state funding, private collectors are an increasingly influential force.
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Judge Allows Berkshire Museum to Sell Rockwell Painting and Other Works

Thu, 2018-04-05 17:21
The decision clears the way for the museum, in Pittsfield, Mass., to proceed with a plan that it insists is vital to its survival. Critics had disagreed.
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