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The Newseum Is Increasingly Relevant, but Can It Survive?

Sun, 2017-10-22 09:00
The institution that celebrates journalism is now reckoning with years of financial deficits, partly caused by a news industry in turmoil.
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Nandipha Mntambo’s Journey From Taxidermy to Art

Sun, 2017-10-22 04:00
Ms. Mntambo, an artist who grew up in South Africa, has become known for her work in cowhide — an idea that came to her in a dream.
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Rockwell’s Children Sue Berkshire Museum to Stop Sale of His Works

Sat, 2017-10-21 06:36
The artist’s three children and several museum members argue that it is unlawful for the institution to sell two Rockwell paintings and other works.
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Alexis Rockman Portrays the Great Lakes in Glory and Decline

Sat, 2017-10-21 03:00
The Great Lakes Cycle is made up of five oil, alkyd and acrylic paintings that depict environmental issues affecting the lakes. The exhibition is traveling around the country.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-10-19 15:18
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Director Departs at Amsterdam’s Top Contemporary Art Museum

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:25
Beatrix Ruf has resigned from the Stedelijk with immediate effect after controversy over her outside income and her handling of private collectors.
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At the Palais de Tokyo, Camille Henrot Finds Wonder in the Everyday

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:17
The young French artist’s first major solo exhibition in Paris examines a basic but unavoidable concept: the seven-day week.
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New Home for Gems and Minerals at the Museum of Natural History

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:31
A renovated gallery for gems and minerals will open in 2019, displaying treasures like the Star of India sapphire as well as a new 12-foot amethyst geode.
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Chinese Museum Pulls Exhibit Comparing Animals to Black People

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:41
A photography exhibit in Wuhan was criticized for placing images of wild animals side by side with black Africans, a juxtaposition many saw as racist.
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The Guggenheim Surrenders on Free Expression

Fri, 2017-10-13 02:51
In buckling to pressure from animal-rights activists, the museum failed to stand up for its core values.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:25
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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A Gathering of Greats in a Trove of Drawings at the Morgan

Thu, 2017-10-12 03:00
Goya, Rembrandt and van Gogh (for starters) lead the Thaw collection, which shows how drawing invented reality.
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to Receive Two Major Donations

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:00
Collections of Dutch and Flemish art, and a new center for art from the Netherlands, are coming to Boston.
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New Museum Selects Rem Koolhaas for Expansion on the Bowery

Wed, 2017-10-11 01:30
The addition to the museum will create an additional 50,000 square feet for galleries, improved public circulation and other programs.
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Holly Block, Director of the Bronx Museum, Dies at 58

Tue, 2017-10-10 16:17
Ms. Block moved just outside the white-hot center of the New York art world, where alternative spaces and smaller museums overlap and cross-fertilize.
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MoMA Comes to Paris as Louis Vuitton Foundation Show Opens

Tue, 2017-10-10 12:44
Some 200 highlights from the museum’s collection — Brancusi to Wool to digital emoji — are starring in “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris.”
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International Center of Photography to Move Again

Mon, 2017-10-09 13:42
The museum will move to the Essex Crossing complex in the Lower East Side next year.
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Seeing India Through a Contemporary Lens

Mon, 2017-10-09 11:30
Raghubir Singh captured the jumbled sensations of modern Indian life in his lyrical color photos. His first New York museum show is at the Met Breuer.
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At Queens Museum, the Director Is as Political as the Art

Sun, 2017-10-08 08:00
Laura Raicovich is particularly outspoken on immigration, an issue that hits close to home: Five percent of the museum’s staff members are DACA recipients.
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Rubin Museum Looks to the Future With a New Director, Jorrit Britschgi

Fri, 2017-10-06 19:10
The Rubin also announced that it would be organizing itself around a theme in 2018: The Future.
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