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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-11-30 14:34
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Naked and Aflame or Considering Death, Munch Rarely Screamed

Thu, 2017-11-30 11:31
His best-known painting was an outlier among his works, which more often exuded melancholy and resignation, like the ones now at the Met Breuer and Scandinavia House.
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A $6 Million Initiative Aims to Diversify Museum Leadership

Wed, 2017-11-29 13:27
The Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation have created a campaign to hire and develop the careers of minorities.
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Emmanuel Macron Says Return of African Artifacts Is a Top Priority

Wed, 2017-11-29 10:34
Speaking in Burkina Faso, the French president set out a commitment to return objects of African origin in the next five years.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

Tue, 2017-11-28 12:40
The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.
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Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

Mon, 2017-11-27 13:15
The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Fri, 2017-11-24 07:25
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Namaste, Museumgoers

Wed, 2017-11-22 06:00
Museums around the city are including yoga, meditation and fitness classes set amid their precious art collections.
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A Connection Beyond Hanukkah Gelt

Mon, 2017-11-20 12:26
“On Jews and Chocolate” at Temple Emanu-El’s Judaica museum looks at a history that can be traced back to Europe.
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Years in the Making, Bible Museum Opens in Washington

Fri, 2017-11-17 17:26
The Museum of the Bible showcases ancient texts and artifacts, but critics say it ignores religions like Islam that draw from the Scriptures.
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What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

Fri, 2017-11-17 11:45
An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at 2,000 years of Christians in the Arab World. It has a message for France — and for us all.
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The Outing Left Her Hungry

Thu, 2017-11-16 15:00
She stayed at the museum longer than expected, and was famished when she stepped outside.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:00
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:02
Coming off a tumultuous year, the museum is reducing its deficit and aiming to increase transparency. An $80 million donation helps.
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An Artist Turns Her Lens on a New Art City: Miami

Wed, 2017-11-15 11:29
With a major retrospective at the Pérez, the Miami filmmaker Dara Friedman talks about her art, her career — and her city as a cultural capital.
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Palmyra, Plato and Play Doh: Getty Plans New Shows for Renovated Villa

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:45
The exhibitions will starting in April include one on Middle Eastern sculpture and another featuring contemporary artists on Plato’s legacy.
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Olga Viso, Embattled Leader of Walker Art Center, Steps Down

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:01
Her 10-year tenure will end following a controversy over a sculpture that depicted gallows.
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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:18
The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.
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Massachusetts Tries to Block Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Art

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:18
The museum has said the sale, which includes works by Norman Rockwell and other prominent artists, is necessary for its financial survival.
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Karl Katz, Museum Director in New York and Israel, Dies at 88

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:12
Among many other accomplishments, Mr. Katz expanded the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s audience by showcasing its collection on film and television.
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