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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-04-18 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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A Cult Favorite Enters the Art Canon

Thu, 2019-04-18 04:00
Giovanni Battista Moroni, long overlooked, is the new Renaissance face at the Frick Collection.
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Noguchi Museum Will Open Sculptor’s Studio to Public After Restoration

Tue, 2019-04-16 12:00
A two-phase project is expected to begin in January 2020. When it’s complete, visitors will have access to Isamu Noguchi’s studio at an expanded campus.
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Natural History Museum Will Not Host Gala for Brazil’s President

Mon, 2019-04-15 15:56
The museum said that it was “deeply concerned” about renting the space for an event to honor someone whose environmental policies had been widely criticized.
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‘We Are Amplifying the Work’: France Starts Task Force on Art Looted Under Nazis

Mon, 2019-04-15 10:26
The mission is to actively identify pieces that were looted or sold under duress during the Nazi era and to return them to the original owners or heirs.
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17 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-04-11 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Yale Museum of British Art Chooses Dia Curator as Its Director

Wed, 2019-04-10 17:35
Courtney J. Martin will direct the Yale Center for British Art, the museum and research institution housed in a renowned Louis Kahn building.
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Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim: One Work, Many Layers to Love

Wed, 2019-04-10 09:27
Roberta Smith revisits the groundbreaking exhibition through one standout work. You’ll want to see it in person before the show closes on April 23.
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A Night at the Museum With Beer and Skulls

Wed, 2019-04-10 00:00
For two researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, closing time means the start of an anthropological happy hour that has yielded 10 books and scores of scientific articles and papers.
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LACMA’s $650 Million New Building by Peter Zumthor Gets Approval

Tue, 2019-04-09 20:05
Criticized as the “Incredible Shrinking Museum” and defended by its director, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new building will go forward.
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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-04-04 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
Categories: Museum News

Can Museums Heal History’s Wounds?

Thu, 2019-04-04 12:00
Repatriation battles are no longer isolated to a few museums wrestling with their colonial legacies.
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Tracing the Roots of Photo Sharing, From Mail Art to Instagram

Thu, 2019-04-04 07:00
A new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shows that image sharing is evolutionary, not revolutionary.
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American Folk Art Museum Leader Is Stepping Down

Wed, 2019-04-03 07:41
Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator and director of exhibitions, is leaving at the end of June, the museum said.
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Investigators Recover Jewels Taken From Rome’s Etruscan Museum

Tue, 2019-04-02 13:28
Italy’s police art theft squad has recovered two dozen precious jewels. But investigators still wonder who was behind the audacious theft.
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Romeo and Juliet’s First Date Marks New Hope for Endangered Frog

Mon, 2019-04-01 14:25
The Sehuencas water frogs in a Bolivian aquarium hit it off, but Romeo might need a little more practice before they succeed in reproducing.
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Rediscovering the Confederate Flag of Truce

Mon, 2019-04-01 13:13
Sonya Clark, a social practice artist, unfurls a handmade version of a Confederate truce flag and asks, ‘What if …”
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This Tarantula Became a Scientific Celebrity. Was It Poached From the Wild?

Mon, 2019-04-01 09:57
Controversy over a new spider species has resurrected thorny ethical questions about scientists and their specimens.
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Waking Up to History

Mon, 2019-04-01 03:00
At new museums, the past is finally becoming more than the story of men and wars.
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A Leonardo Made a $450 Million Splash. Now There’s No Sign of It.

Sat, 2019-03-30 09:59
Since a Saudi royal, most likely the crown prince, paid $450 million for “Salvator Mundi,” it has vanished from view, and museums hoping to show it say they don’t know where it is.
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