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Michael Xufu Huang: Rising Art World Curator From Beijing

Wed, 2017-07-05 22:00
Mr. Huang, the founder of M Woods, an art museum in China, is setting roots in New York.
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Putting Doubts to Rest About Leonard Lauder’s Gift to the Met

Tue, 2017-07-04 15:01
Mr. Lauder says “there is no issue” with his Cubist trove, but the museum lacks lead donors as it tries to create a suitable home for the collection.
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Jan Fontein, Scholar of Asian Art, Is Dead at 89

Mon, 2017-07-03 20:05
The Dutch-born Mr. Fontein led the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through major expansion as its director in the 1970s and ’80s.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-06-29 16:41
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Steven Cohen, Billionaire Collector, Gives $50 Million to MoMA

Tue, 2017-06-27 12:03
The foundation of Mr. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, donated the money to the museum’s capital campaign, and a gallery will be named for them.
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As if He Isn’t Busy Enough: Met Museum Head to Write Book

Mon, 2017-06-26 14:04
Daniel H. Weiss has sold a book about America’s experience in the Vietnam era to Public Affairs, he confirmed Monday. He became the museum’s top official this month.
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A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life

Fri, 2017-06-23 01:21
Racist vandalism at the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a reminder of the long battle for the soul of this country.
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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 2017-06-22 15:20
New layers to the art of Betty Parsons; the painter Peter Shear gets his first New York solo show; and Leidy Churchman responds to the threat of the internet.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:56
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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At the Dr. Seuss Museum: Oh, the Places They Don’t Go!

Wed, 2017-06-21 15:03
The new museum dedicated to Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, in Springfield, Mass., left out some controversial political cartoons.
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Mass Resignations Embroil Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:11
Staffers had demanded better working conditions. The museum disputes the accusations.
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Yiddish Theater Plans an Immigration Arts Summit

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:02
The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, a downtown cultural mainstay, will bring together an array of arts groups for a two-day festival.
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Children Get Sticky Making Bread in Brooklyn

Mon, 2017-06-19 10:35
Karen Bornarth of Hot Bread Kitchen will lead a hands-on class at the Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn.
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Victoria and Albert Museum to Unveil Expansion

Sun, 2017-06-18 13:17
A new courtyard and foyer are designed to help visitors avoid the maze of corridors and displays. Also in the works: a large, temporary exhibition space.
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Christina Padden, Declan Kiely

Sat, 2017-06-17 22:00
The couple met at a fund-raising event for the Morgan Library.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:23
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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MASS MoCA: It’s a Site for All Eyes

Thu, 2017-06-15 14:13
This ever-expanding museum of contemporary art gives populism a good name. Every visitor can find something to like — and probably dislike, too.
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Rooftop Terrace at Brooklyn Children’s Museum Is Set to Open

Thu, 2017-06-15 12:51
A decade after it began, an outdoor green space for the museum’s small visitors is finally ready, and it arrives with an impressive design pedigree.
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Basel’s Beyeler Builds Out for the Future

Wed, 2017-06-14 22:01
The popular Swiss museum has tapped architect Peter Zumthor to design an extension for education, events and more exhibition space.
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Rodin Celebrations Around the World

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:04
Museums from the United States to Australia are mounting shows about this artist in the centennial year of his death.
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