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A Jeweled 19th-Century Doll Sets a Record and Heads for a New Museum

11 hours 29 min ago
The French doll, with a necklace of gems containing tiny photographs, brought $333,500 at auction in January. It will be in the collection of the Barry Art Museum.
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Nickel Tip

Mon, 2018-02-19 15:00
A memorable encounter at the end of teens’ trip to New York.
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American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:01
Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.
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How to Fit All of Asia (and a Food Cart) Into a Museum Cafe?

Fri, 2018-02-16 10:27
The chef Deuki Hong and two partners won the job of revamping the menu at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco by breaking the rules.
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12 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 2018-02-15 14:00
Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.
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Museum Employee’s Will Points to a Long-Lost Klimt Drawing

Thu, 2018-02-15 11:47
A former secretary for a museum in Linz, Austria, detailed the location of the work in her will. She died in December, and the drawing has been returned to the city.
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A Museum Bridges the Divide Between Two Bordeaux

Thu, 2018-02-15 11:35
La Cité du Vin, in the city of Bordeaux, explains the region’s wine culture while also putting it the context of the global wine industry.
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How Elegant, How Lethal

Thu, 2018-02-15 07:47
An odd little museum exhibition in London traces the curious, double-edged life of scissors.
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Queens Museum Report Says Former Director ‘Misled the Board’

Wed, 2018-02-14 10:07
The report suggests that Laura Raicovich, who resigned on Jan. 26, was asked to step down over her handling of an Israeli government event last fall.
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Michelangelo Makes the Met’s Top 10 List

Tue, 2018-02-13 14:07
Michelangelo bumps Alexander McQueen off the top 10, but doesn’t come close to attendance figures for King Tut or the “Mona Lisa.”
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Three Centuries of Valentines Offer 12,000 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

Tue, 2018-02-13 06:21
Look inside a vast collection of cards, from as early as the 1680s, featuring pop-ups, cutouts and Civil War soldiers.
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Italy’s Far Right Targets a Museum Discount for Arabic Speakers

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:45
Brothers of Italy says the Egyptian Museum in Turin is “discriminating against Italians” by offering a two-for-one discount for Arabic speakers.
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The New Face of Portrait Painting

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:40
For years, the discipline was considered irrelevant. So why is it making a comeback now?
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Massachusetts Agrees to Allow Berkshire Museum to Sell Its Art

Fri, 2018-02-09 16:33
The agreement to sell the treasured Rockwell, which could save the financially troubled museum, requires court approval.
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When One Dancer Is a Ghost in the Room

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:03
The Romanian choreographer Alexandra Pirici’s “Co-natural” at the New Museum explores the relationship between inanimate bodies and real ones.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2018-02-08 16:00
Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.
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He Made Them Glow: A Maverick’s Portraits Live On

Thu, 2018-02-08 13:07
Peter Hujar’s photographs of friends and lovers, at the Morgan Library & Museum, captured downtown Manhattan’s golden age before the emergence of AIDS.
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Judge Dismisses Suit Seeking Picasso Painting From the Met

Wed, 2018-02-07 16:29
Laurel Zuckerman, administrator of the estate of Paul and Alice Leffmann, claimed Picasso’s ‘The Actor’ had been sold under duress in Nazi-era Europe.
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Jasper Johns Still Doesn’t Want to Explain His Art

Wed, 2018-02-07 02:00
Mr. Johns, who is now 87 and widely regarded as America’s foremost living artist, has a new retrospective at the Broad called “Something Resembling Truth.”
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Noguchi Museum Hires New Director

Mon, 2018-02-05 17:48
Brett Littman, who currently directs the Drawing Center, will take over the Long Island City museum in May.
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