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Large Gift of Chinese Art Goes to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Thu, 2018-12-13 12:00
The 100-year-old historian and collector Wan-go H.C. Weng is donating about 200 pieces, with some made as early as the seventh century.
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Smithsonian Museum of American History Names Woman to Top Post

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:30
Anthea M. Hartig will begin her role in February, and she will open three exhibitions from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
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Firing up Weird Science at the Whitney

Wed, 2018-12-12 14:50
Kevin Beasley confronts King Cotton’s legacy in his solo museum show.
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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

Wed, 2018-12-12 07:42
Projects supported by this round of grants include work to preserve the “auditory signatures” of historic sites and a timeline of African-American music.
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Man Smashes Rare Mayan and Chinese Works at Denver Art Museum, Police Say

Tue, 2018-12-11 11:43
Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.
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National Gallery of Art Chooses First Female Director

Tue, 2018-12-11 09:00
Kaywin Feldman of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will take over the Washington museum in March.
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Belgium’s Africa Museum Had a Racist Image. Can It Change That?

Fri, 2018-12-07 23:00
After a five-year overhaul, Belgium’s Africa Museum now acknowledges the injustices of colonialism. But it reopens amid a debate about whether some items should be there at all.
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Smithsonian Adds Gallery Honoring Latino-American Culture

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:39
A $10 million gift from the Molina family helps Smithsonian expand its Latino representation.
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26 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Art Handlers at MoMA PS1 Demand Same Pay as Manhattan Colleagues

Thu, 2018-12-06 12:58
Part-time art installers at the Queens museum say they do the same job, but earn far less, than full-time employees at the Museum of Modern Art.
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The Best Art of 2018

Wed, 2018-12-05 15:38
The art critics of The New York Times tell you what rocked their worlds this year: notable art events, works in museums and galleries, emerging artists and how they found beauty in unexpected places.
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Dia Acquires a Maximal Amount of Work by a Minimalist Master

Tue, 2018-12-04 11:30
The Dia Art Foundation will celebrate the acquisition of 155 works by Charlotte Posenenske with a retrospective of her work at Dia:Beacon.
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Celebrating the Menorahs That Hold the Hanukkah Lights

Mon, 2018-12-03 12:40
At the Museum at Eldridge Street, rare menorahs from around the world are on display for the holiday.
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Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance

Mon, 2018-12-03 04:00
The Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, working with Google, has created an app that provides a virtual museum filled with all of this artist’s works.
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African Officials Respond to France’s Restitution Report

Fri, 2018-11-30 08:52
Government officials from Senegal and the Ivory Coast ask for African treasures to be returned.
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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-11-29 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Rare Photo Is a Teenage van Gogh, but Not Vincent

Thu, 2018-11-29 12:49
A photo long thought to be one of two known pictures of the artist’s face is actually of his brother Theo, researchers in Amsterdam said.
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Menil’s New Drawing Institute: A Full-Service Home for Fragile Art

Thu, 2018-11-29 12:43
There’s more to love, with reservations, in the Houston museum’s Drawing Institute and its extraordinary inaugural show of Jasper Johns works.
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Wexner Center for the Arts Names a New Director, From New York

Wed, 2018-11-28 09:00
Johanna Burton, who is currently at the New Museum in New York, will take on the role at the center at Ohio State University in March.
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Empty Nesters Downsize, but There’s Always Room for Art

Tue, 2018-11-27 15:22
Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia had to look at their collection afresh when they made a move from Brooklyn Heights to the Brooklyn Bridge Park area.
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