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The Authenticity of Modigliani Paintings Questioned Once Again

Fri, 2018-01-12 12:22
An expert for Genoa prosecutors says that 20 of 60 works exhibited last year are fakes, but the owners of the works demand independent appraisals.
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Arab and Coming Out In Art That Speaks Up

Fri, 2018-01-12 02:00
A museum show highlights the apprehensions and discrimination L.G.B.T. artists of Arab descent face.
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Gardner Museum Extends $10 Million Reward for Information in Art Heist

Thu, 2018-01-11 13:09
The museum board’s action keeps the reward from dipping to $5 million in the quest for tips to recover works valued at $500 million stolen in 1990.
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Boston Museum Tries New System for Protecting Artwork: A Dog’s Nose

Thu, 2018-01-11 09:24
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is training a dog to detect moths and other pests that can damage artwork.
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Aging Heiress Plots 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Wed, 2018-01-10 15:58
Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery, she rises to art star.
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A Barrier or a Fair Fee? Readers React to the Met’s New Admission Policy

Tue, 2018-01-09 06:49
Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would begin charging out-of-town visitors a mandatory fee, a change that divided readers.
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The Museum of the Bible Is a Safe Space for Christian Nationalists

Sat, 2018-01-06 11:30
If your plan is to build a more religious country, Washington is a good place to start.
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Making Art Lovers Pay

Thu, 2018-01-04 16:48
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping its “suggested” admission for out-of-staters, in favor of a mandatory set of fees.
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Historic Church to Become New Home for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:14
The museum isn’t moving far — to a landmark church on 96th Street and Central Park West — but its new space is leagues away in what it can accomplish.
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The Met Should Be Open to All. The New Pay Policy Is a Mistake.

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:14
The Times’s chief art critics weigh in on the end of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s pay-as-you-wish policy for out-of-state visitors.
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Met Changes 50-Year Admissions Policy: Non-New Yorkers Must Pay

Thu, 2018-01-04 10:14
With a decline in visitors paying the “suggested” full admission price, the museum is looking for ways to regain revenue.
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Time Flies When You’re the Capital of the World

Thu, 2018-01-04 08:36
“New York at Its Core” is a catalog of the four ingredients to the city’s success: multiculturalism, density, creativity and above all else, money.
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Art Owned by La Salle University Headed for Auction at Christie’s

Wed, 2018-01-03 13:33
The sale of art by institutions often draw criticism, but the college said the proceeds were needed to finance its broader educational mission.
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The (Really) Old and New Meet in Naples

Wed, 2018-01-03 13:33
A new exhibition at the Madre contemporary art museum puts rarely seen ruins from Pompeii in contemporary confines.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-12-28 12:56
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year <div> </div>

Wed, 2017-12-27 04:25
“Fictions,” the latest of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s regular surveys of black and Latino artists, highlights personal narratives and social justice.
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Clock Is Ticking on $10 Million Reward in Gardner Art Heist

Tue, 2017-12-26 02:37
Until 2018 begins, a $10 million reward remains on the table for information leading to the return of art stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston.
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A Woman Now Leads the Vatican Museums. And She’s Shaking Things Up.

Sun, 2017-12-24 08:40
Barbara Jatta has abandoned her predecessor’s moves to limit visitor numbers to the Holy See’s collection of treasures, including the Sistine Chapel.
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An Illuminated Hebrew Bible Has a New Home

Fri, 2017-12-22 13:07
The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the Bible, from 14th-century Spain, from a collector. It will be on display at the Cloisters.
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5 Great Art Exhibitions to See in New York Before They Close

Thu, 2017-12-21 13:04
Here are some notable shows that may have escaped your notice and will all close after New Year’s (with one gallery exhibition that ends sooner).
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