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Penguin Sex and Stolen Artifacts: Museum Tours Through a New Lens

2 hours 32 min ago
A growing movement at British cultural institutions shows collections in novel and sometimes radical ways, sharing stories that were previously largely untold.
Categories: Museum News

American Alliance of Museums Leads National Diversity Initiative

Wed, 2019-01-16 07:50
A multiyear project, backed by $4 million from three foundations, aims to make the country’s museums more inclusive.
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Senegal’s Museum of Black Civilizations Welcomes Some Treasures Home

Tue, 2019-01-15 12:03
With its focus on black cultural contributions across the world, a museum opens amid a heated debate about reclaiming plundered art.
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Trump Furloughed Me. Should I Take Up Pole Dancing?

Sat, 2019-01-12 08:14
A week of surviving the shutdown and convincing my kids I wasn’t fired.
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Warhol Foundation Overturns 8-Year Smithsonian Funding Ban

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:20
The foundation decided to ban grants to the Smithsonian when a video by David Wojnarowicz was removed from an exhibition in 2010.
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‘Harry Potter’ at Night: Historical Society Extends Exhibition Hours

Fri, 2019-01-11 07:00
During the final week of a blockbuster exhibition, the museum will offer visitors a late-night Potter fix.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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El Museo del Barrio Drops Plan to Honor German Socialite

Thu, 2019-01-10 08:52
Questions were raised over why a museum of Latino art was feting Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, whose archconservative friends oppose Pope Francis.
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The Strange, the Surreal and the Downright Scary

Thu, 2019-01-10 01:00
Photos in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection capture the oddities and horrors conveyed by everyday life in the world.
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After the Quake, Dana Schutz Gets Back to Work

Wed, 2019-01-09 15:20
Still reckoning with the fallout from her Emmett Till painting, the chastened artist reveals how the controversy has changed her — even as she moves forward with a new gallery show.
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Finding New Value in the Work of Anonymous Shutterbugs

Wed, 2019-01-09 09:09
Museums, colleges and the art market are beginning to see amateur photographs as both collectibles and cultural artifacts.
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30 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-01-03 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Artwork Taken From Africa, Returning to a Home Transformed

Thu, 2019-01-03 02:00
A pivotal report calls for thousands of artworks to leave French museums and return to West Africa. An artist, a historian and a philosopher debate what should happen — and what these objects could mean to young Africans who have never seen them.
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How National Parks and Museums Are Affected by the Shutdown

Wed, 2019-01-02 13:45
With much of the federal government closed because of the budget standoff, museums are shuttered, tour guides are unavailable and trash is piling up.
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Pittsburgh Report: Five Places for Healing Through Art

Wed, 2019-01-02 12:41
A vibrant visual arts community offers museums and alternative spaces in which to commune and ponder how to move forward.
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The South Asian Artists Making Their Mark on the Western Scene

Fri, 2018-12-28 02:00
Women from India, Pakistan and beyond are finally gaining recognition thanks to a spate of recent and coming museum shows.
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31 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-12-27 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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For Italy’s Populists, Everything is a Nationalist Cause. Even Leonardo.

Thu, 2018-12-27 09:25
The hard-right government has accused the French of disrespect and of trying to culturally appropriate the artist in a dispute over loaning his works.
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13 Stories That Helped Us See Art Differently

Mon, 2018-12-24 02:00
From profiles of Carrie Mae Weems and Bruce Nauman to a look at how artists pay their rent, some of our favorite pieces from 2018.
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The Detail That Goes Into Moving 2.8 Million Dead Fish

Sun, 2018-12-23 09:00
The American Museum of Natural History is demolishing the area that houses its ichthyology collection to make way for a new (and controversial) addition.
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