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F.B.I. and Expert Reports Cast Doubt That Celebrated Stovepipe Hat Was Lincoln’s

Sun, 2018-09-23 06:31
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has long boasted of an iconic stovepipe hat, but undisclosed reports cast doubt that Lincoln ever owned it.
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Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.

Fri, 2018-09-21 11:20
The playwright’s little-known artworks provide an intimate look at his preoccupation with eternal questions and his feeling of being an outsider.
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The Frick Likely to Take Over the Met Breuer

Fri, 2018-09-21 09:00
The Met Museum is in talks with the Frick to assume the last three years of the Met’s lease while the Frick’s home is renovated.
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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

Fri, 2018-09-21 07:00
This expanded private museum in Maryland gets a tax break for Mitchell and Emily Wei Rales. But artists say it gives the world an exciting place to view their work.
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Review: MoMA Puts Judson Dance on Display and, Better Yet, in Motion

Thu, 2018-09-20 07:59
The real art in MoMA’s ambitious Judson exhibition, “The Work Is Never Done,” isn’t hanging on the walls. It’s on the dancing bodies in the atrium.
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Mary Nooter Roberts, Champion of African Art, Is Dead at 59

Tue, 2018-09-18 11:22
She helped alter standard institutional presentations of African art by acknowledging its spiritually, socially and physically interactive character.
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Review: The Humanity of Yvonne Rainer’s Natural and Peculiar Dances

Tue, 2018-09-18 10:58
The Museum of Modern Art’s Judson Dance Theater exhibition this week brings performances of Yvonne Rainer’s 1960s dances, with wonderful revelations.
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5Pointz Artists Find a Fresh Canvas at New Museum of Street Art

Sun, 2018-09-16 12:58
The artwork, which covers the walls of a new hotel’s stairwell, pays homage to the creative soul of 5Pointz and to the history of Lower Manhattan.
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What Is Lost When a Museum Vanishes? In Brazil, a Nation’s Story

Sun, 2018-09-16 10:41
Millions of objects were lost when fire gutted Brazil’s National Museum. But the meaning of such an institution is greater than the sum of its parts.
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Nancy Blomberg, Champion of Native American Art, Dies at 72

Fri, 2018-09-14 16:01
As a curator at the Denver Art Museum, she valued American Indian works as art, not as ethnographic specimens.
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How Valerie Steele, Fashion Curator, Spends Her Sundays

Fri, 2018-09-14 02:00
Ms. Steele, who has been called the “Freud of Fashion,” spends part of her day relaxing in a yukata (a casual kimono), but also goes aqua cycling and visits museums.
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Loss of Indigenous Works in Brazil Museum Fire Felt ‘Like a New Genocide’

Thu, 2018-09-13 10:36
The destruction of indigenous artifacts and documents was a personal blow for the descendants of Brazil’s oldest inhabitants, who had long fought to preserve their heritage.
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An Artist Who Champions and Channels Female Voices

Thu, 2018-09-13 07:00
When she’s not throwing molten wax on chandeliers, the sculptor and photographer Petah Coyne is readying the story of the Guerrilla Girls.
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Stand. Run. And Run Some More.

Wed, 2018-09-12 19:27
Yvonne Rainer’s 1963 “We Shall Run” is performed as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s show, “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done.”
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Robert Indiana’s Estate: Generosity, Acrimony and Questions

Wed, 2018-09-12 16:42
The artist’s caretaker and others testified in a probate hearing as the estate took stock of Mr. Indiana’s assets and whether they have been well cared for.
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Art Fall Preview: Over 100 Not-to-Miss Shows From East Coast to West

Wed, 2018-09-12 10:54
The rich variety includes French painters, famed photographers, retrospectives of women and relics from the Medici court.
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Delacroix, Warhol and More Art to Look Forward to This Fall

Wed, 2018-09-12 03:00
Here is our guide to the best exhibitions coming to the East Coast, including a blockbuster Eugène Delacroix retrospective coming to the Met Museum.
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Playing Games Can Be Hard Work. So Can Choosing Which Ones to Display.

Tue, 2018-09-11 09:24
Marie Foulston is the curator of video games at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her first exhibition shows how games can break new ground.
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