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Missing Piece of Stonehenge Returned From Florida 60 Years After Removal

Wed, 2019-05-08 10:26
A worker had taken a section cut from one of the massive stones during restoration work in 1958, and held it in the United States for decades before returning it to England.
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A Visit to the Unfathomable Past of Auschwitz

Wed, 2019-05-08 08:52
The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s exhibition about the death camp depicts, in ways large and small, the horrors of the Holocaust.
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MOCA in Los Angeles Appoints Mia Locks as Senior Curator

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:00
The museum’s director, Klaus Biesenbach, hires Ms. Locks, an organizer of the 2017 Whitney Biennial; he has no plans to name a chief curator.
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A Reimagined Spy Museum in Washington Doesn’t Flinch From the Darker Side

Mon, 2019-05-06 09:33
Built for $162 million, the museum features flashy interactive exhibits but also grapples with intelligence failures, out-of-control surveillance and torture.
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Ben Heller, Powerhouse Collector of Abstract Art, Dies at 93

Sat, 2019-05-04 12:00
An early advocate of Abstract Expressionism, Mr. Heller sold or donated many major works. He also wrote about art and advised artists and museums.
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What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?

Sat, 2019-05-04 03:00
Deconstructing the party of the year, including how much it costs, who hosts and what you have to wear.
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At Auschwitz Exhibition, a Witness to a History He Can Never Forget

Fri, 2019-05-03 09:10
A survivor of the Nazi concentration camp toured a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage that depicts the horrors of Auschwitz.
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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:16
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Court Rules Spanish Museum Can Keep a Painting Seen as Nazi Loot

Wed, 2019-05-01 14:04
A claim for the Pissarro painting had been filed by the American heirs of a German Jew who sold it in 1939 as she fled the Nazis.
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How to Move a Masterpiece? If It’s This Big, Very Carefully

Wed, 2019-05-01 03:00
A gigantic painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau travels from Paris to New York for a sale at Sotheby’s.
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Whitney Biennial Artists Call for Board Member Linked to Tear Gas to Step Down

Mon, 2019-04-29 15:45
Warren B. Kanders, of the Safariland Group, has been the target of protests since tear gas his company makes was said to have been used at the border.
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Asia Society Announces a Contemporary Art Triennial for 2020

Mon, 2019-04-29 13:14
The museum continues its shift toward new art with a free exhibition that will extend past its Park Avenue headquarters.
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400-Year-Old Bible Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Is Recovered in the Netherlands

Sat, 2019-04-27 04:00
A purloined 1615 Geneva Bible was traced last year to a Dutch museum. The authorities say it had been taken as part of a long-running theft scheme by an archivist and a rare book dealer.
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Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead

Fri, 2019-04-26 14:22
While there is no specific timeline for building in the United Arab Emirates, the director told a news outlet that construction would begin “soon.”
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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-04-25 12:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Laurie Anderson In-Depth at the Hirshhorn

Thu, 2019-04-25 06:00
An immersive show opening at the museum in February will feature new works by the performance artist.
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A New Museum Explores 2,000 Years of Jewish Life in Italy

Wed, 2019-04-24 02:00
The new Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah in Ferrara explores the long and complex relationship between Christianity and Judaism.
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Tiny Neighborhoods Sprout at the National Building Museum

Mon, 2019-04-22 10:28
A collector, David Weingarten, is donating 3,069 shrunken landmarks to the museum.
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This Tiny Museum Fits Inside an Elevator Shaft

Sun, 2019-04-21 13:00
Mmuseumm (yes, the spelling is unusual) displays collections of small objects in a very small space. Its curator says they tell important stories.
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Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99

Sat, 2019-04-20 14:24
Mrs. Wrightsman, who had no formal training, became a connoisseur of 18th-century French art and a significant donor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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