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19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-05-31 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Orange County Museum Unveils Thom Mayne Design for New Home

Thu, 2018-05-31 10:30
The building in Costa Mesa, Calif., will give the museum 50 percent more exhibition space.
Categories: Museum News

Sanctions Are Imposed on Berkshire Museum for Sale of Artworks

Sun, 2018-05-27 12:51
The Association of Art Museum Directors requested that its members refrain from lending works to the museum after it sold artworks to fund an expansion initiative.
Categories: Museum News

A Revealing Statue of Washington Arrives, but Not Its Champion

Sun, 2018-05-27 11:46
A 200-year-old statue of George Washington in the buff arrived for an exhibition at the Frick Collection. The president of the museum in Italy that own that statue and others now at the Frick did not.
Categories: Museum News

Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Fri, 2018-05-25 15:00
The last painting damaged during a Mafia car bombing that killed five residents in 1993 is returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.
Categories: Museum News

Philippe Vergne Resigns as Director of Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

Fri, 2018-05-25 11:30
The firing of the top curator in March set rumors swirling. Now MOCA’s director is stepping down after four years. The museum calls it “a mutual decision.”
Categories: Museum News

The Leibers Are Gone. But Their Bling Is Back.

Fri, 2018-05-25 03:00
The exhibition “Marriage of True Minds Remembered” features rarely seen bags designed by Judith Leiber and four new paintings by Gerson Leiber.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-05-24 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Robert Indiana’s Best: A Mini Retrospective

Wed, 2018-05-23 08:55
From Herman Melville to Mae West, pinball machines to a slave ship, Robert Indiana drew his inspiration from American sources, with deeply personal meanings.
Categories: Museum News

New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention

Fri, 2018-05-18 11:47
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.
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What’s Faith Got to Do With It?

Fri, 2018-05-18 11:34
The filmmaker Wim Wenders casts a cool eye on the Met Museum’s “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit at the Cloisters.
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Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting

Thu, 2018-05-17 23:22
“Past Times,” which sold for $21.1 million this week, “has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy,” said Jack Shainman, who represents Mr. Marshall.
Categories: Museum News

23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-05-17 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Review: Art for the Soul in ‘Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth’

Wed, 2018-05-16 13:09
A dream of a show at the Isabella Stewart Gardner spotlights the most exquisite Renaissance painting in the United States along with three related pictures from Italy.
Categories: Museum News

Berlin Museum Returns Artifacts to Indigenous People of Alaska

Wed, 2018-05-16 12:15
Objects taken in the 19th century were returned at a news conference on Wednesday.
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Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary

Tue, 2018-05-15 12:29
The pages contained prurient jokes and a discussion of what the teenage diarist described as “sexual matters.”
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Charles Ray, Walking a Fine Line With a Hungry Lion

Sun, 2018-05-13 09:15
The enigmatic Los Angeles sculptor has new works at Matthew Marks Gallery. Even his fans acknowledge that his subjects can have unpredictable effects on viewers.
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24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-05-10 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

‘Painted in Mexico’: When a New Art Flourished Far From Mother Spain

Thu, 2018-05-10 12:23
Soul-stirring Spanish American art is finally being awarded center stage status in North American museums as a complex cultural narrative.
Categories: Museum News

In the Car Museum Race, Some Drop Out

Thu, 2018-05-10 09:32
With attendance down, some auto museums that were once prime attractions have closed their doors.
Categories: Museum News