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Catch These Great Art Exhibitions Before They Close

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:46
To distract from holiday stresses, some notable shows that may have escaped your notice.
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Remaking Ancient Greece, With Paints or Pixels

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:46
Elizabeth Price, a Turner Prize winner, pairs art and archaeology in her digital videos.
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Where Winter’s Silver Skates Warmed the Soul

Thu, 2017-12-21 06:23
The Museum of the City of New York show is a history of skating and its long-lost ice palaces, where single show-offs and romantic duos once glided.
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No, Trump Is Not P.T. Barnum

Tue, 2017-12-19 16:36
It’s a tempting comparison, but it gets both men wrong.
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Holocaust Museum Tries Again on Contentious Syria Study

Tue, 2017-12-19 15:23
The museum listened to critics before reissuing a study that set off a backlash — with concessions.
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In Jackson, Feeling the Blows, the Bullets and the Tears

Mon, 2017-12-18 13:09
The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum refuses to sugarcoat history. Fine art museums have a lot to learn from the example.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-12-14 16:38
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Channeling His Youth, Rem Koolhaas Redesigns the Stedelijk’s Collection Display

Thu, 2017-12-14 13:28
For the Amsterdam museum, which he visited often as a teenager, the architect oversaw the mounting of 700 artworks by the likes of Jeff Koons and Kazimir Malevich.
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In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:28
The story about the opening of the museums is also the story of the civil rights movement.
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Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi’

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:01
Its embassy in Washington said the crown prince merely acted as an “intermediary purchaser” for Abu Dhabi. American officials say otherwise.
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We Need to Talk About Balthus

Fri, 2017-12-08 04:48
The Metropolitan Museum declined rethink its display of the artist’s painting of girl in a sexualized pose, even as the culture grapples with the issues it presents.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-12-07 12:29
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Art Basel Miami Beach, Post-Irma, Is Still Swinging

Thu, 2017-12-07 12:29
Among the finds, Brazilian galleries. At the top of their game: Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems and Ugo Rondinone.
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The Best Art of 2017

Wed, 2017-12-06 14:06
Art critics of The New York Times share their picks for the best shows and experiences of the year, from daring performances to sculptures cast in chocolate.
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Leader of American Folk Art Museum to Step Down

Wed, 2017-12-06 11:35
Anne-Imelda Radice, the museum’s executive director, is planning to retire early in 2018, the museum said.
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Planetarium Opens in New Jersey, Ushering in a New Kind of Star Wars

Wed, 2017-12-06 06:34
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City says it’s 110 feet in diameter — even bigger than one across the river at the Museum of Natural History.
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With Trump Visit, Protest May Follow Opening of Civil Rights Museum

Tue, 2017-12-05 17:32
With the announcement that President Trump would attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, veteran activists debated how to respond.
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Met Defends Suggestive Painting of Girl After Petition Calls for Its Removal

Mon, 2017-12-04 15:57
“Thérèse Dreaming,” by the French painter known as Balthus, will remain in the museum’s offerings.
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Can El Museo’s Leader Build a Bridge to Its Latino Future?

Sun, 2017-12-03 09:21
Patrick Charpenel, a curator and philosopher, faces a rocky road, including the competition for financing.
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When It Comes to Contemporary Art, Miami Wants More, More, More

Thu, 2017-11-30 14:51
The city is ground zero for cutting-edge art, fueled by excitement over the Art Basel art fair. But how many art museums does Miami need?
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