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Will the Renovated MoMA Let Folk Art Back In?

Thu, 2019-06-06 12:26
Still mourning the American Folk Art Museum, a critic says, “We, and MoMA, don’t need any more Rauschenbergs, or Richters.” Bring on the outsider artists.
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A Noisy Half-Hour With van Gogh’s Masterpiece

Thu, 2019-06-06 12:24
Our critic spent 30 minutes looking — or trying to look — at “Starry Night.” It wasn’t easy.
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Designing Democracy: The Nut Dish and Other Populist Gems at MoMA

Thu, 2019-06-06 12:21
“If most Americans had little patience for Picasso, everybody needed a decent can opener,” our critic writes.
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Last Call: MoMA’s Closing, and Changing

Thu, 2019-06-06 12:18
With the museum shutting down June 15 for a four-month renovation, our critics assess the challenges that lay ahead, pay homage to favorite works, catch up with shows — and try to steal a glimpse of a starry masterpiece.
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Learning What Vets Could Not Tell: What They Did in World War II

Wed, 2019-06-05 11:22
Seventy-five years after D-Day, families of veterans who never spoke about the war are turning to professional researchers to piece their stories together from military records.
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Wendy Red Star at the Newark Museum: A Powerful Portrait of the Crow Nation

Wed, 2019-06-05 10:26
Wrapping around the walls of the gallery, a timeline of photographs from a large annual festival turns public history into a personal narrative.
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He Was Looking for Opals. Instead He Found a New Dinosaur Species.

Tue, 2019-06-04 00:42
Scientists reported the discovery in Australia of a plant-eating species, 35 years after a miner brought fossils to a museum in Sydney.
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Under a Monet Painting, Restorers Find New Water Lilies

Mon, 2019-06-03 05:31
Researchers at a Dutch museum made a surprise discovery when they took a painting of wisteria off the wall for the first time since the 1960s.
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An Artist on Paying Homage to Harlem, and Using Found Fabrics in Paintings

Fri, 2019-05-31 11:29
Tschabalala Self’s textile works — which will go on view at MoMA PS1 next month — are inspired by people on the streets of Harlem.
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A Tibetan Collection Fights a Battle That Small Museums Often Face

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:59
Limited staff, tight budgets and age have taken a toll on Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum, but a major renovation is now being planned.
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Seeing China Through Art, Not Politics

Thu, 2019-05-30 17:26
For those of us hungering for deeper insight into the the country, Sydney’s White Rabbit gallery provides a dizzying and confronting lesson in understanding.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-05-30 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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9/11 Memorial: New Section Dedicated to Rescue Workers Who ‘Inspired the World’

Thu, 2019-05-30 08:45
The Memorial Glade acknowledges those whose illnesses and deaths have come years after the towers collapsed.
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Why an Alice Neel Painting Is Stuck in This Artist’s Psyche

Tue, 2019-05-28 11:12
The painter Jordan Casteel discusses her favorite artwork and the affinity she feels for its creator.
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Leader of Smithsonian’s African American Museum to Direct Entire Institution

Tue, 2019-05-28 08:52
Heralded for the success of the museum he led from idea to fruition, Lonnie G. Bunch III is the first African-American to lead the Smithsonian Institution
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What to Do in New York This Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, 2019-05-24 11:50
Whether you’re traveling for Memorial Day weekend (lucky you!) or staying in the city (no lines!), here are some cultural highlights worth checking out.
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Italy Still Wants the Getty Bronze, and Perhaps More

Fri, 2019-05-24 07:42
Italy has long demanded the return of a prized bronze statue from the Getty museum. Now it has asked for background checks on four other of the institution’s works.
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Annie Lennox Cleans House

Fri, 2019-05-24 07:00
Ms. Lennox, in her seventh decade, has deconstructed herself and her various personas for a compelling museum self-portrait.
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19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-05-23 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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‘The Tale of Genji’ and the Art It Inspired

Thu, 2019-05-23 13:29
A show at the Metropolitan Museum is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it.
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