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Return of African Artifacts Sets a Tricky Precedent for Europe’s Museums

Tue, 2018-11-27 06:44
President Emmanuel Macron of France announced that 26 objects looted by French colonial forces would be returned to their country of origin.
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A General Kicked Off Facebook Can Still Glorify Military at Grandiose Museum

Mon, 2018-11-26 09:00
The colossal museum built by Myanmar’s military to honor itself and its leader showcases the mind-set of a force obsessed with its reputation. A critic calls it “a sign of their megalomania.”
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Peeling Back the Paint to Discover Bruegel’s Secrets

Fri, 2018-11-23 07:00
New technology allows researchers to look beneath the layers of the Dutch master’s works, revealing some macabre details.
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New York Art Guide: How to Navigate Museums This Holiday

Thu, 2018-11-22 13:51
We’ll not only help you figure out what exhibitions to see, but also offer some tips before you head out.
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28 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-11-22 13:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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10 Under-the-Radar Art Shows to See Now

Thu, 2018-11-22 12:20
Our critics select museum and gallery exhibitions that provide a respite from carols and crowds.
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Indelible Impressions From 3 Shows in Washington

Wed, 2018-11-21 14:25
There is plenty of art to see now in the nation’s capital, but three exhibitions stand out: Bill Traylor’s iconic drawings, Dawoud Bey’s haunting portraits and the savoir faire of Senegalese women.
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Museums in France Should Return African Treasures, Report Says

Wed, 2018-11-21 03:36
Two academics, in a study commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron, recommended a process for repatriating artifacts if countries asked for them.
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Collectors Leon and Debra Black Give $40 Million to MoMA

Mon, 2018-11-19 18:00
The gift will help support the museum’s renovation and expansion project
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Years After Brazen Heist, Tip Surfaces About a Picasso Buried in the Woods

Mon, 2018-11-19 00:53
A letter pointed to the spot where a painting stolen from a Dutch museum in 2012 could be found. But what, exactly, was under the rock?
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Met’s Leaders Move Ahead With Modern and Rockefeller Wings

Sun, 2018-11-18 13:37
Max Hollein and Daniel H. Weiss, in their first joint interview, on making a home for contemporary art and the wing devoted to Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
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Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025

Fri, 2018-11-16 12:43
The museum leader had suggested he would retire after the expanded museum building opens in 2019. He will stay in his post for seven more years.
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From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’

Fri, 2018-11-16 06:39
Mike Dickison was a museum curator when he turned to another form of curating, teaching fellow New Zealanders how to beef up their country’s presence on the website.
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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-11-15 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Sterling Ruby Pipes Down, a Bit

Wed, 2018-11-14 14:33
A small museum show that concentrates on the ceramic works of a multidiscipline dynamo comes as something of a relief.
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MoMA Photography Chief Returns to Paris to Direct Museum

Wed, 2018-11-14 08:05
Quentin Bajac will leave the Museum of Modern Art to run the Jeu de Paume, France’s national photography museum.
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Leonard Cohen Exhibition to Come to New York

Tue, 2018-11-13 09:00
After its debut at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, “A Crack in Everything” will open at the Jewish Museum next year.
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Walker in Minneapolis Raids Long Island City for New Director

Tue, 2018-11-13 07:30
Mary Ceruti will lead the Walker after nearly 20 years at the SculptureCenter in Queens. The Walker’s last leader stepped down amid conflict over a sculpture.
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A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great

Mon, 2018-11-12 13:01
A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.
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Five More Museums Acquire Art From Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Mon, 2018-11-12 07:00
To reshape the narrative of art told by American institutions, the foundation will transfer 51 works by black self-taught artists to additional museums.
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