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The Rothko Chapel

2 hours 1 min ago
A quiet, lonely place to share the grief of solitude.
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10 Museums in 10 Days? A Chinese Start-Up (Virtually) Gives Children a Tour

4 hours 47 min ago
Thousands of children in China are experiencing live-streamed tours of some of the world’s leading art, science and history museums.
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At New York Museums, More Minorities on Staff Than on Boards

Tue, 2017-08-22 09:59
The Times collected data on the racial makeup at several major cultural institutions as Mayor de Blasio plans to tie public funding to diversity.
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In Marrakesh, a New Museum Celebrates Yves Saint Laurent

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:29
In October, a 43,000 square-foot building will open with many of the designer’s most famous pieces.
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Photographer Donates Thoreau-Inspired Artwork to the Morgan

Sun, 2017-08-20 13:43
Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order” will go on view on Tuesday.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-08-17 20:10
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Yayoi Kusama to Open Her Own Museum in Tokyo

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:32
Ms. Kusama, the artist celebrated for her patterned pumpkins and “mirrored infinity rooms,” will present exhibitions in a five-story museum, starting on Oct. 1.
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Suharto Museum Celebrates a Dictator’s Life, Omitting the Dark Chapters

Sun, 2017-08-13 11:31
In his hometown, the Indonesian ruler is still largely revered. That’s also the approach taken by a museum established by his brother, which makes no mention of an era’s atrocities and corruption.
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Stolen de Kooning Resurfaces More Than 30 Years Later

Fri, 2017-08-11 17:54
A painting that was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art more than 30 years ago resurfaced in an antiques store — and was returned.
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Even for Philanthropists, Museums Can Make Art a Tough Give

Fri, 2017-08-11 07:53
Most collectors struggle to donate works, even valuable pieces. Often, a negotiation is involved.
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Keeping the Tanks Rolling. Jeeps and Cannons, Too.

Thu, 2017-08-10 15:47
Mark Renton missed out on World War II, but he rebuilds, restores and maintains a fleet of vintage vehicles and weaponry at a Long Island military museum.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-08-10 14:12
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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How to See Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ in 5 Museums at Once? Facebook

Thu, 2017-08-10 12:51
Five versions, in institutions on three continents, will be reunited on social media, and a Facebook Live on Monday will feature live commentary on each.
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The Money Museum Gets Funky

Wed, 2017-08-09 13:05
An exhibition from the Museum of UnCut Funk, on view on Wall Street, features African-American figures on currency.
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Luxury for Less in New York City

Tue, 2017-08-08 09:15
Visit during Restaurant Week, go to free or low-cost museums and take the subway (walking is nice, too).
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Martin Roth, German Who Led Britain’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Dies at 62

Mon, 2017-08-07 11:36
Mr. Roth was a pathbreaking curator in London who stepped down in protest over the “Brexit” vote.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-08-03 17:14
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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A Brooklyn Museum’s Ode to Tabloid Culture

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:37
An exhibition looks back at a party that took place as gossip magazines gave way to Perez Hilton and TMZ.
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He’s the Very Model of a Modern Major Artist

Sun, 2017-07-30 09:32
Mark Grotjahn, whose prices are soaring, calls the shots in the relationships he has with collectors and galleries.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-07-27 17:07
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News