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A Library Card Will Get You Into the Guggenheim (and 32 Other Places)

Sun, 2018-07-15 21:01
Culture Pass, a new initiative from New York City’s public libraries, will offer free admission to prominent cultural institutions around the city.
Categories: Museum News

A Canadian Museum Promotes Indigenous Art. But Don’t Call It ‘Indian.’

Fri, 2018-07-13 01:00
Will a debate over terminology at the Art Gallery of Ontario help the progress of artists who are underrepresented in United States museums?
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-07-12 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Getty Museum Acquires a Rare, 700-Year-Old Torah

Wed, 2018-07-11 10:37
The Rothschild Pentateuch, dated 1296 and featuring extensive illuminations, will go on display in August at the museum after being long out of view.
Categories: Museum News

A New Type of Museum for an Age of Migration

Wed, 2018-07-11 08:36
An exhibition in Germany is proposing a different way to organize artifacts in a postcolonial era. It’s ambitious, sweeping — and just a little bit demented.
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Bicoastal Pairing of Curators for Next New Museum Triennial

Mon, 2018-07-09 05:00
Margot Norton of the New Museum and Jamillah James of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will organize the show featuring emerging artists.
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Curator Says MoMA PS1 Wanted Her, Until She Had a Baby

Fri, 2018-07-06 12:58
The museum denies any bias, but the curator has brought her discrimination complaint to the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-07-05 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Met Museum Sets Record With 7.35 Million Visitors in a Year

Thu, 2018-07-05 09:16
Michelangelo’s drawings drew them in and a new mandatory admission fee didn’t keep them away.
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The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York

Wed, 2018-07-04 14:12
When summer weather turns sultry, museums are very chill places to be.
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French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past

Tue, 2018-07-03 02:00
It was found among 1,500 works, some of them Nazi-looted, that Cornelius Gurlitt had hoarded inside his homes in Austria and Germany.
Categories: Museum News

Trading David Bowie Cards

Sun, 2018-07-01 15:00
Making friends while waiting to buy souvenirs at the Broadway-Lafayette station.
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The Philadelphia History Museum Is Closing Its Doors (Maybe for Good)

Sat, 2018-06-30 06:30
Revenue is down and talks with Temple University abruptly fell through, city officials said. Now they don’t know when the museum will reopen.
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24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-06-28 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too.

Thu, 2018-06-28 10:58
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has opened “Art, Artists & You,” an exhibition that gives four adult artists residencies and opportunities to mentor visitors.
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British Museum Accepts Hundreds of Rare Chinese Ivories as Ban Looms

Thu, 2018-06-28 06:46
The donation of more than 500 objects, including devotional figurines, fans and vases, came amid tightening regulations on the global ivory trade.
Categories: Museum News

Don’t Let the Frick Disappear

Mon, 2018-06-25 16:00
There are alternatives to the proposed expansion of a singular New York art collection.
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Preservationists Protest New Frick Collection Expansion Plan

Mon, 2018-06-25 11:19
Critics say the plan would still destroy the mansion’s gated garden as well as its music room, a chamber concert venue.
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A Museum That Makes White Liberals See the Horror of White Supremacy

Mon, 2018-06-25 03:00
I thought I knew about the ubiquity of racism. I was wrong.
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A San Francisco Museum Restaurant That Is on Theme

Sat, 2018-06-23 02:00
At Sunday at the Museum, a new cafe at the Asian Art Museum, the food rides the line between familiar and adventurous.
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