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Why Did Leonardo Draw These Weird Faces?

Fri, 2018-10-05 02:18
Some scholars see doodles, and others an artist trying to understand the range of human emotion. The faces are the focus of a new exhibit in the Netherlands.
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24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-10-04 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Judge Rules in MoMA Suit: Cafe Must Change Its Name

Wed, 2018-10-03 13:26
A preliminary injunction comes in a trademark infringement case over a cafe-art gallery, originally known as MoMaCha, on the Lower East Side.
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More Museums Are Popping Up, Annoying Their Neighbors

Tue, 2018-10-02 11:09
The number has doubled since 1990, and more are planned. But communities worried about noise and traffic are starting to push back.
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Finding Common Ground at El Museo del Barrio

Thu, 2018-09-27 14:13
Two shows attempt to bridge the rift in a museum’s mission: to honor its Barrio roots — and reach a global audience.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-27 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:00
I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me.
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John Putnam, the Melville of the South Street Seaport, Dies at 82

Tue, 2018-09-25 15:52
Mr. Putnam spent decades bringing New York’s maritime history to life as a resident museum historian and an impersonator of the author of “Moby-Dick.”
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Mediating Faith and Style: Museums Awake to Muslim Fashions

Tue, 2018-09-25 11:47
Max Hollein’s show at the de Young brings “modest fashion” into the modern museum age.
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F.B.I. and Expert Reports Cast Doubt That Celebrated Stovepipe Hat Was Lincoln’s

Sun, 2018-09-23 06:31
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has long boasted of an iconic stovepipe hat, but undisclosed reports cast doubt that Lincoln ever owned it.
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Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.

Fri, 2018-09-21 11:20
The playwright’s little-known artworks provide an intimate look at his preoccupation with eternal questions and his feeling of being an outsider.
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The Frick Likely to Take Over the Met Breuer

Fri, 2018-09-21 09:00
The Met Museum is in talks with the Frick to assume the last three years of the Met’s lease while the Frick’s home is renovated.
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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

Fri, 2018-09-21 07:00
This expanded private museum in Maryland gets a tax break for Mitchell and Emily Wei Rales. But artists say it gives the world an exciting place to view their work.
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Review: MoMA Puts Judson Dance on Display and, Better Yet, in Motion

Thu, 2018-09-20 07:59
The real art in MoMA’s ambitious Judson exhibition, “The Work Is Never Done,” isn’t hanging on the walls. It’s on the dancing bodies in the atrium.
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Mary Nooter Roberts, Champion of African Art, Is Dead at 59

Tue, 2018-09-18 11:22
She helped alter standard institutional presentations of African art by acknowledging its spiritually, socially and physically interactive character.
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Review: The Humanity of Yvonne Rainer’s Natural and Peculiar Dances

Tue, 2018-09-18 10:58
The Museum of Modern Art’s Judson Dance Theater exhibition this week brings performances of Yvonne Rainer’s 1960s dances, with wonderful revelations.
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5Pointz Artists Find a Fresh Canvas at New Museum of Street Art

Sun, 2018-09-16 12:58
The artwork, which covers the walls of a new hotel’s stairwell, pays homage to the creative soul of 5Pointz and to the history of Lower Manhattan.
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What Is Lost When a Museum Vanishes? In Brazil, a Nation’s Story

Sun, 2018-09-16 10:41
Millions of objects were lost when fire gutted Brazil’s National Museum. But the meaning of such an institution is greater than the sum of its parts.
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Nancy Blomberg, Champion of Native American Art, Dies at 72

Fri, 2018-09-14 16:01
As a curator at the Denver Art Museum, she valued American Indian works as art, not as ethnographic specimens.
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