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El Museo del Barrio Drops Plan to Honor German Socialite

Thu, 2019-01-10 08:52
Questions were raised over why a museum of Latino art was feting Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, whose archconservative friends oppose Pope Francis.
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The Strange, the Surreal and the Downright Scary

Thu, 2019-01-10 01:00
Photos in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection capture the oddities and horrors conveyed by everyday life in the world.
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After the Quake, Dana Schutz Gets Back to Work

Wed, 2019-01-09 15:20
Still reckoning with the fallout from her Emmett Till painting, the chastened artist reveals how the controversy has changed her — even as she moves forward with a new gallery show.
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Finding New Value in the Work of Anonymous Shutterbugs

Wed, 2019-01-09 09:09
Museums, colleges and the art market are beginning to see amateur photographs as both collectibles and cultural artifacts.
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30 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-01-03 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Artwork Taken From Africa, Returning to a Home Transformed

Thu, 2019-01-03 02:00
A pivotal report calls for thousands of artworks to leave French museums and return to West Africa. An artist, a historian and a philosopher debate what should happen — and what these objects could mean to young Africans who have never seen them.
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How National Parks and Museums Are Affected by the Shutdown

Wed, 2019-01-02 13:45
With much of the federal government closed because of the budget standoff, museums are shuttered, tour guides are unavailable and trash is piling up.
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Pittsburgh Report: Five Places for Healing Through Art

Wed, 2019-01-02 12:41
A vibrant visual arts community offers museums and alternative spaces in which to commune and ponder how to move forward.
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The South Asian Artists Making Their Mark on the Western Scene

Fri, 2018-12-28 02:00
Women from India, Pakistan and beyond are finally gaining recognition thanks to a spate of recent and coming museum shows.
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31 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-12-27 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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For Italy’s Populists, Everything is a Nationalist Cause. Even Leonardo.

Thu, 2018-12-27 09:25
The hard-right government has accused the French of disrespect and of trying to culturally appropriate the artist in a dispute over loaning his works.
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13 Stories That Helped Us See Art Differently

Mon, 2018-12-24 02:00
From profiles of Carrie Mae Weems and Bruce Nauman to a look at how artists pay their rent, some of our favorite pieces from 2018.
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The Detail That Goes Into Moving 2.8 Million Dead Fish

Sun, 2018-12-23 09:00
The American Museum of Natural History is demolishing the area that houses its ichthyology collection to make way for a new (and controversial) addition.
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The Man Who Brought Leonardo and Galileo Into the 21st Century

Fri, 2018-12-21 09:32
Since the dawn of the internet age, Paolo Galluzzi has worked to make the writings and ideas of the two Tuscan geniuses to the widest possible audience.
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25 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-12-20 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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David J. Skorton Is Leaving the Smithsonian for a Health Care Nonprofit

Thu, 2018-12-20 07:00
Dr. Skorton said he was motivated by a concern about problems of equal access to health care and diversity among providers.
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‘Spirits Won’t Rest’: DNA Links Ancient Bones to Living Aboriginal Australians

Wed, 2018-12-19 11:00
Museums around the world hold the remains of Aboriginal Australians, many of them stolen. Now geneticists may have found a way to return the bones to their homes.
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Lebanese-born Architect Chosen for Beirut Museum of Art

Tue, 2018-12-18 07:00
Amale Andraos will design the new museum, which is set to open in 2023.
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A Museum Honoring Judy Chicago, Star of Feminist Art? Not in This ‘Sleepy Little Town’

Sat, 2018-12-15 02:00
New Mexico has long been a mecca for artists. But a proposal in the feminist artist’s hometown, Belen, to open a museum in her honor has exposed cultural fractures.
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28 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-12-13 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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