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A Museum Show Asks: How Modern Are Your Spanx?

Wed, 2017-07-19 16:15
The Museum of Modern Art has issued a list of items to be included in the October show “Is Fashion Modern?,” its first on the subject since 1944.
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Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

Wed, 2017-07-19 11:18
Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
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De Villalpando’s Holy Canvases Arrive at the Met

Wed, 2017-07-19 10:04
Many works in this exhibition, by a 17th-century Mexican painter, have not been shown in the United States before.
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What to Read Before You Hit Europe’s Museums

Mon, 2017-07-17 22:01
One book offers a historical look at how museums came to be, and another offers a guided tour of Europe. A third, set in the Louvre, is a breathless thriller.
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Meet Archie Warhol, the Art World’s Second-Most-Famous Dachshund

Mon, 2017-07-17 15:38
Andy Warhol carried his beloved dog everywhere, even to Studio 54, Jamie Wyeth said: “Just like Andy, he didn’t say a word.”
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Refugees Confront the Past Through Art, at a Pop-Up Museum

Sun, 2017-07-16 15:24
Inside a former prison in Amsterdam, now a haven for asylum seekers, migrants tell their stories and stir up their ghosts.
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Text for Happiness. Or Sadness. Get Art Back.

Fri, 2017-07-14 13:23
A playful project using cellphone texts and art turns into a viral hit — as well as a window into our cultural soul.
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Largely Unseen $600 Million Collection Will Join Museum in Italy

Fri, 2017-07-14 12:13
Masterworks by Bacon and de Chirico, from the little-known collection of a reclusive entrepreneur, are to emerge at the Castello di Rivoli museum, near Turin.
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Oops! A Museum Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage.

Fri, 2017-07-14 12:11
A woman knocked over 11 crowned pedestals while taking a selfie at a Simon Birch show in Los Angeles — leading to a cascading domino effect.
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Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak

Fri, 2017-07-14 11:29
The next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have a full inbox. Here, 20 well-known Met watchers offer their own bold ideas and expectations.
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A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving

Fri, 2017-07-14 09:24
Hundreds of shearwaters arrived dying and dead on shores around New York City. Scientists suspect weather patterns altered by climate change.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-07-13 15:42
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

Wed, 2017-07-12 13:00
The arrests were made in the theft of the 221-pound “Big Maple Leaf” coin from the Bode Museum. The coin has probably been melted or shattered, the authorities said.
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7 Frank Lloyd Wright Windows to Go Home

Wed, 2017-07-12 12:33
A newly restored house in Buffalo by Frank Lloyd Wright receives a bountiful stained-glass gift from the University of Victoria in Canada.
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Christian Boltanski Project Touches Bologna’s Traumas, and His Own

Sun, 2017-07-09 15:16
More than 20 works by the French conceptual artist ruminating on mortality and memory can be seen across this Italian city.
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Canada Letter: Shaping History at a Revamped Museum

Fri, 2017-07-07 18:11
The new Canadian History Hall reopened last weekend, and recognizes that an examination of the past is often as much a matter of debate as absolutes.
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An Exhibition Worth Thousands of Words

Thu, 2017-07-06 16:17
In “Talking Pictures” artists converse in image, by cellphone, in a challenge established by a Met Museum curator.
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Hobby Lobby’s Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

Thu, 2017-07-06 16:05
Because collectors like Hobby Lobby are willing to pay a premium, the looting of Middle Eastern artifacts continues.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-07-06 15:56
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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A Young British Design Star, at Home in an Old Museum

Thu, 2017-07-06 15:17
Molly Goddard, who will show at the V&A Museum on Friday, scours the building for inspiration.
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