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Guggenheim Director Cites Threats as Reason for Pulling Animal Artworks

Thu, 2017-10-05 12:22
Richard Armstrong said that “ominously threatening” reactions by the public forced the museum to pull the works of art and contact the police.
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Whitney Museum Unveils Plans for David Hammons Artwork in the Hudson

Wed, 2017-10-04 21:05
The proposed sculpture — 373 feet long, 50 feet tall — would be along Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park. The design evokes the original shed on Pier 52.
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David Bowie Show Is Heading to Brooklyn Museum

Wed, 2017-10-04 11:35
The exhibition, “David Bowie Is,” originated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and includes artifacts from the singer’s career.
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David Geffen Pledges $150 Million to LACMA Building Campaign

Wed, 2017-10-04 09:44
The new addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be designed by Peter Zumthor and will be called the David Geffen Galleries.
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Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

Mon, 2017-10-02 13:32
The piece, “Domestikator,” whose outline depicts copulation, was to go on view Oct. 19 in the Tuileries Gardens in a public art program.
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In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens

Sun, 2017-10-01 16:00
In places like Charlottesville, Baltimore and Orlando, curators now rush to save evidence of tumultuous events.
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A Collector’s Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy

Fri, 2017-09-29 14:23
Collectors who want their life’s work to live on after they die sometimes do this, but like many things, there is more to it than meets the eye.
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Did Leonardo da Vinci Sketch the ‘Nude Mona Lisa’?

Fri, 2017-09-29 12:29
A drawing at the Condé Museum, similar in composition to that of the Louvre’s painting, has long been attributed to the master’s studio.
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Arming China’s Terracotta Warriors — With Your Phone

Fri, 2017-09-29 11:09
At an exhibit at the Franklin Institute, visitors will be able to use an app on their phones to see digital images of spears and arrows for the statues.
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Now You See Him, Now You Don’t: Duchamp From Beyond the Grave

Fri, 2017-09-29 06:00
Is the face of the Dadaist a mirage? A model of Duchamp’s final artwork produces a “where’s Waldo,” eye-of-the-beholder game.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-09-28 14:04
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Kathy Halbreich of MoMA to Lead Rauschenberg Foundation

Wed, 2017-09-27 16:00
“The more I learned, the more perfect the match felt as my next chapter,” Ms. Halbreich said of moving to the foundation.
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New Director Named for Museum of African Art

Wed, 2017-09-27 09:51
Gus Casely-Hayford, a British author, curator and broadcaster, will take up the role at the Smithsonian Institution in February 2018.
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When a Star Architect Wants You Not to See His Work

Wed, 2017-09-27 01:47
In restoring Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery in Berlin, David Chipperfield is aiming to meet modern standards while making himself invisible.
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In Hamilton, N.J., Art, Nature and Trinidadian Delights

Tue, 2017-09-26 15:34
Grounds For Sculpture, a 42-acre arboretum and museum, is a quick bus ride from the train station and within walking distance of a Trinidadian roti shop.
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Artists Blast Guggenheim for Pulling Works Involving Animals

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:31
A show was to feature videos of dogs and pigs and an installation of live insects and reptiles. But the museum bowed to protesters.
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Van Gogh on Five, Wonderbra on Six. Going Up.

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:24
For the second time in seven decades, the Museum of Modern Art has mounted a show about fashion. Its curator takes a reporter on a “carwash” tour.
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Yayoi Kusama, Queen of Polka Dots, Opens Museum in Tokyo

Tue, 2017-09-26 10:17
“Since I was 10 years old I have been painting every day,” she said in an interview. “I still see polka dots everywhere.”
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Yahoo Co-Founder Gives $25 Million to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

Tue, 2017-09-26 07:00
Jerry Yang’s gift, made with his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, is the largest in the history of the museum.
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The Studio Museum Has a Vision for Its Home. And a Power Player at the Helm.

Tue, 2017-09-26 01:00
Thelma Golden, the museum’s formidable steward, is focused on a big building project and many initiatives at an important time for the institution.
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