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Pierre Huyghe Reads Our Minds, and Discovers a New Art Form

Thu, 2018-10-11 07:44
In a commanding new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Galleries, the French artist makes images directly from brain activity — and adds 10,000 flies for good measure.
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Newark Museum Names New Director

Wed, 2018-10-10 06:00
Linda Harrison, who will also be the chief executive, comes from the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.
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Environmental Activists Focus on Museums That Take Oil Money

Tue, 2018-10-09 02:30
The battle on ethical funding is being waged at art institutions around the world.
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At Tate Modern, an Anni Albers Retrospective

Mon, 2018-10-08 02:30
More than 350 objects will be on display, ranging from mass-produced textiles and jewelry to sketches, studies and wall hangings.
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Illuminating Gauguin’s ‘Decisive Experience’ in Martinique

Mon, 2018-10-08 02:29
An exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam explores the artist’s time on the Caribbean island with Charles Laval, a friend and fellow painter.
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A 12th Century Relic Meets a 21st Century Technology

Sun, 2018-10-07 02:00
Curators enlisted a drone to survey damage to the Fuentidueña apse, which dates to the 12th century, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloisters in Northern Manhattan.
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8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword From Lake in Sweden

Sat, 2018-10-06 00:03
Saga Vanacek recovered a sword lost for more than a thousand years, and kept the find secret for months while archaeologists surveyed the site.
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William Helfand, a Collector Intrigued by Quackery, Dies at 92

Fri, 2018-10-05 16:38
Mr. Helfand’s collection of posters and prints for dubious medical cures was formidable. It is now spread among assorted museums.
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Why Did Leonardo Draw These Weird Faces?

Fri, 2018-10-05 02:18
Some scholars see doodles, and others an artist trying to understand the range of human emotion. The faces are the focus of a new exhibit in the Netherlands.
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24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-10-04 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Judge Rules in MoMA Suit: Cafe Must Change Its Name

Wed, 2018-10-03 13:26
A preliminary injunction comes in a trademark infringement case over a cafe-art gallery, originally known as MoMaCha, on the Lower East Side.
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More Museums Are Popping Up, Annoying Their Neighbors

Tue, 2018-10-02 11:09
The number has doubled since 1990, and more are planned. But communities worried about noise and traffic are starting to push back.
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Finding Common Ground at El Museo del Barrio

Thu, 2018-09-27 14:13
Two shows attempt to bridge the rift in a museum’s mission: to honor its Barrio roots — and reach a global audience.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2018-09-27 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:00
I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me.
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John Putnam, the Melville of the South Street Seaport, Dies at 82

Tue, 2018-09-25 15:52
Mr. Putnam spent decades bringing New York’s maritime history to life as a resident museum historian and an impersonator of the author of “Moby-Dick.”
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Mediating Faith and Style: Museums Awake to Muslim Fashions

Tue, 2018-09-25 11:47
Max Hollein’s show at the de Young brings “modest fashion” into the modern museum age.
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F.B.I. and Expert Reports Cast Doubt That Celebrated Stovepipe Hat Was Lincoln’s

Sun, 2018-09-23 06:31
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has long boasted of an iconic stovepipe hat, but undisclosed reports cast doubt that Lincoln ever owned it.
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Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.

Fri, 2018-09-21 11:20
The playwright’s little-known artworks provide an intimate look at his preoccupation with eternal questions and his feeling of being an outsider.
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The Frick Likely to Take Over the Met Breuer

Fri, 2018-09-21 09:00
The Met Museum is in talks with the Frick to assume the last three years of the Met’s lease while the Frick’s home is renovated.
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