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Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025

Fri, 2018-11-16 12:43
The museum leader had suggested he would retire after the expanded museum building opens in 2019. He will stay in his post for seven more years.
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From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’

Fri, 2018-11-16 06:39
Mike Dickison was a museum curator when he turned to another form of curating, teaching fellow New Zealanders how to beef up their country’s presence on the website.
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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-11-15 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Sterling Ruby Pipes Down, a Bit

Wed, 2018-11-14 14:33
A small museum show that concentrates on the ceramic works of a multidiscipline dynamo comes as something of a relief.
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MoMA Photography Chief Returns to Paris to Direct Museum

Wed, 2018-11-14 08:05
Quentin Bajac will leave the Museum of Modern Art to run the Jeu de Paume, France’s national photography museum.
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Leonard Cohen Exhibition to Come to New York

Tue, 2018-11-13 09:00
After its debut at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, “A Crack in Everything” will open at the Jewish Museum next year.
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Walker in Minneapolis Raids Long Island City for New Director

Tue, 2018-11-13 07:30
Mary Ceruti will lead the Walker after nearly 20 years at the SculptureCenter in Queens. The Walker’s last leader stepped down amid conflict over a sculpture.
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A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great

Mon, 2018-11-12 13:01
A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.
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Five More Museums Acquire Art From Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Mon, 2018-11-12 07:00
To reshape the narrative of art told by American institutions, the foundation will transfer 51 works by black self-taught artists to additional museums.
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In a Netherlands Museum Director, the Nazis Found an Ally

Sun, 2018-11-11 11:30
As Dutch museums scour their holdings for Nazi-looted art, historians are revisiting a wartime arts administrator associated with tainted works.
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New Director Expands MOCA’s Board With Four Global Members

Sun, 2018-11-11 05:59
Klaus Biesenbach chooses new members based in art capitals outside California and three have ties to MoMA PS1.
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How Does a Museum Buy an Artwork That Doesn’t Physically Exist?

Thu, 2018-11-08 14:30
The Hirshhorn Museum’s purchase of a piece by Tino Sehgal reveals a different kind of acquisition process.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-11-08 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show

Thu, 2018-11-08 11:23
A sweeping retrospective shows a personal side of the Pop master — his hopes, fears, faith — and reasserts his power for a new generation.
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50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their Due

Thu, 2018-11-08 03:00
“The Time Is Now!” at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago examines a watershed cultural moment and the African-American artists figures who defined it.
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Wes Anderson, Curator? The Filmmaker Gives It a Try

Wed, 2018-11-07 11:01
Mr. Anderson and his partner, Juman Malouf, were given free rein in Austria’s largest museum. But you can’t make an exhibition as you would a movie, our critic writes.
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Cannupa Hanska Luger Wins New $50,000 Arts Prize

Tue, 2018-11-06 18:15
The artist is the inaugural winner of the Museum of Arts and Design’s Burke Prize for contemporary craft.
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Sex, Surrealism and de Sade: The Forgotten Female Artist Leonor Fini

Tue, 2018-11-06 12:56
She rejected art's traditional roles for women, and spent her life blurring the lines of gender and sexuality. So why is she so little-known?
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Hollywood Directors Step in Front of the Camera

Tue, 2018-11-06 12:27
The Art & Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art honored Guillermo del Toro and Catherine Opie.
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Queens Museum Looks to Liverpool for New Director

Sun, 2018-11-04 16:00
Sally Tallant, a British arts professional, will start next spring as the replacement for Laura Raicovich, who resigned after clashing with the museum’s board.
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