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El Museo del Barrio Cancels Jodorowsky Show

Mon, 2019-01-28 17:24
The avant-garde film director and artist is said to have raped a woman in a film.
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Museums Have Grown More Diverse, New Study Says

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:00
A second nationwide survey by the Mellon Foundation found that museums’ staff members are becoming more diverse, but leaders are still largely white.
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The Prado Museum, Spain’s Cultural Jewel, Turns 200

Mon, 2019-01-28 04:33
An exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of an institution that has stayed above the divisions of Spanish politics, while inspiring artists worldwide.
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Newseum Building to Be Sold to Johns Hopkins for $372.5 Million

Fri, 2019-01-25 13:28
The struggling museum will have to find a new home in 2020, after years of running at a deficit.
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Workers at New Museum in Manhattan Vote to Unionize

Thu, 2019-01-24 15:22
The museum management had opposed the decision to unionize, which staff members said they sought to ensure fair pay.
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16 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-01-24 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas

Thu, 2019-01-24 12:47
The family of Trammell and Margaret Crow has donated the Crow Museum’s entire collection to the school, plus $23 million to help build a campus arts complex.
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Imminent Union Vote Sparks Debate at Manhattan’s New Museum

Wed, 2019-01-23 17:47
The museum, known for exhibitions that embrace diversity and free expression, has drawn criticism for efforts to dissuade its staff from unionizing.
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The Art of the Internet, Restored and Out in the World

Wed, 2019-01-23 07:10
A show at the New Museum celebrates the completion of Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology, a two-year project to preserve and archive digital artworks that were in danger of disappearing.
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The Horrors of Auschwitz at a Museum in New York

Wed, 2019-01-23 01:00
With “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” the Museum of Jewish Heritage will devote much of its building to artifacts from that Nazi death camp.
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A Museum for K.G.B. Aficionados? Da!

Mon, 2019-01-21 07:00
The new K.G.B. Spy Museum houses artifacts that tell the story of the rise of the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency.
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Pat Steir Gets Discovered, Again

Fri, 2019-01-18 07:00
Acclaimed (then overlooked) during five decades, the painter hits a new tempo in life and art with a show at the Barnes, a documentary and a seven-figure sale.
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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Penguin Sex and Stolen Artifacts: Museum Tours Through a New Lens

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:59
A growing movement at British cultural institutions shows collections in novel and sometimes radical ways, sharing stories that were previously largely untold.
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American Alliance of Museums Leads National Diversity Initiative

Wed, 2019-01-16 07:50
A multiyear project, backed by $4 million from three foundations, aims to make the country’s museums more inclusive.
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Senegal’s Museum of Black Civilizations Welcomes Some Treasures Home

Tue, 2019-01-15 12:03
With its focus on black cultural contributions across the world, a museum opens amid a heated debate about reclaiming plundered art.
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Trump Furloughed Me. Should I Take Up Pole Dancing?

Sat, 2019-01-12 08:14
A week of surviving the shutdown and convincing my kids I wasn’t fired.
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Warhol Foundation Overturns 8-Year Smithsonian Funding Ban

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:20
The foundation decided to ban grants to the Smithsonian when a video by David Wojnarowicz was removed from an exhibition in 2010.
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‘Harry Potter’ at Night: Historical Society Extends Exhibition Hours

Fri, 2019-01-11 07:00
During the final week of a blockbuster exhibition, the museum will offer visitors a late-night Potter fix.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-01-10 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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