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How Valerie Steele, Fashion Curator, Spends Her Sundays

Fri, 2018-09-14 02:00
Ms. Steele, who has been called the “Freud of Fashion,” spends part of her day relaxing in a yukata (a casual kimono), but also goes aqua cycling and visits museums.
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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Loss of Indigenous Works in Brazil Museum Fire Felt ‘Like a New Genocide’

Thu, 2018-09-13 10:36
The destruction of indigenous artifacts and documents was a personal blow for the descendants of Brazil’s oldest inhabitants, who had long fought to preserve their heritage.
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An Artist Who Champions and Channels Female Voices

Thu, 2018-09-13 07:00
When she’s not throwing molten wax on chandeliers, the sculptor and photographer Petah Coyne is readying the story of the Guerrilla Girls.
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Stand. Run. And Run Some More.

Wed, 2018-09-12 19:27
Yvonne Rainer’s 1963 “We Shall Run” is performed as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s show, “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done.”
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Robert Indiana’s Estate: Generosity, Acrimony and Questions

Wed, 2018-09-12 16:42
The artist’s caretaker and others testified in a probate hearing as the estate took stock of Mr. Indiana’s assets and whether they have been well cared for.
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Art Fall Preview: Over 100 Not-to-Miss Shows From East Coast to West

Wed, 2018-09-12 10:54
The rich variety includes French painters, famed photographers, retrospectives of women and relics from the Medici court.
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Delacroix, Warhol and More Art to Look Forward to This Fall

Wed, 2018-09-12 03:00
Here is our guide to the best exhibitions coming to the East Coast, including a blockbuster Eugène Delacroix retrospective coming to the Met Museum.
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Playing Games Can Be Hard Work. So Can Choosing Which Ones to Display.

Tue, 2018-09-11 09:24
Marie Foulston is the curator of video games at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her first exhibition shows how games can break new ground.
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In India, a Father’s Legacy Becomes a Jewelry Museum

Tue, 2018-09-11 01:00
Exhibits in this family project range from Mughal-era miniatures to a 650-carat ruby necklace.
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How Much to Unload a Painting Off a Plane? Brazil Museum Got $320,000 Bill

Sun, 2018-09-09 17:41
When airports in Brazil began charging handling fees based on the value of art pieces, rather than weight, it threatened exhibitions and forced masterpieces to spend nights in airports.
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The Fire That Consumed Brazil’s Treasures

Fri, 2018-09-07 08:30
Governments around the world should assign special resources to protect their national museums from the risk of fire and natural disasters.
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Contractor Sues Glenstone Museum Foundation for $24 Million

Thu, 2018-09-06 17:58
A dissonant note before the opening of the revamped private museum to the public — by reservation — next month.
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25 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-06 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Fire Devastated the National Museum of Brazil. Show Us What Was Lost.

Thu, 2018-09-06 12:47
Have you been to the museum? Please share your photos and videos taken at the museum before it was destroyed by fire earlier this week.
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What to See, and Where to Eat Square Pizza, in Detroit

Thu, 2018-09-06 10:23
In the last decade, the city has added a new designation to its list of many: tourist stop. Here, T’s guide to Motown.
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A Good Year for Younger Artists, Immigrant Citizens and Outrage

Thu, 2018-09-06 01:00
Museums are tightening borders, too. Where are the big shows of art from Africa, Asia, South America? The United States and Europe dominate.
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An Exhibition That Gives the Finger to Authority

Wed, 2018-09-05 23:00
From an ancient Babylonian brick to a Banksy prank, a new show at the British Museum traces the long history of political dissent.
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Amos Rex Museum Is Helsinki’s New Homegrown Star

Wed, 2018-09-05 01:55
A new contemporary art museum vindicates the Finnish capital’s decision to turn down a proposal to build a Guggenheim branch there.
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Brazil Museum Officials Knew Fire Was ‘Bound to Happen’

Tue, 2018-09-04 18:32
Warnings, including a citizen complaint to the federal prosecutor, that neglect had turned the National Museum into a tinderbox piled up for years.
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