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Isn’t Goa Style a Bikini? Not According to a New Museum

Fri, 2019-03-29 22:02
The Indian designer Wendell Rodricks is readying the attraction to open in December.
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With Plans for New Hire, El Museo del Barrio Reaches Out to Its Critics

Thu, 2019-03-28 14:39
The museum announced it would take on a curator focusing on Latinx communities in the United States.
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19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-03-28 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Lincoln Kirstein: A Modern Tastemaker With Some Iffy Taste

Thu, 2019-03-28 11:33
An art critic and dance critic talk about two Kirstein shows — and how his protean diversity left its mark on the arts, most productively on ballet.
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Qatar National Museum Tells a Country’s Story at Every Turn

Thu, 2019-03-28 09:17
The building designed by the architect Jean Nouvel has been praised worldwide, but its focus is first and foremost a local one, the museum’s chairwoman said.
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Hammer Museum Auction at Sotheby’s Will Benefit Artist Fund

Thu, 2019-03-28 05:00
Some 35 contemporary artists are donating pieces to the auction, which will take place in New York in May.
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MoMA PS1 Settles With Curator Who Said Giving Birth Cost Her Job Offer

Tue, 2019-03-26 14:29
The curator had said she had been offered a job, but that the museum changed its mind after learning she had just given birth.
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Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Mon, 2019-03-25 15:46
Accusations that the family behind OxyContin actively played down its perils have led arts and education institutions to rethink accepting Sackler funds.
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Disputed Painting Is a Real van Gogh, Researchers Say

Sun, 2019-03-24 13:51
“Vase With Poppies” was shelved after its authenticity was questioned in 1990. It will go back on display in April at a museum in Hartford.
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Guggenheim Museum Says It Won’t Accept Gifts From Sackler Family

Fri, 2019-03-22 18:51
The decision, which followed similar moves from British museums, highlights growing unease in the art world over the family’s links to OxyContin and the opioid crisis.
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T Suggests: Gingham Handbags, a Shrine to Italian Design and More

Fri, 2019-03-22 13:43
A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.
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Queen Victoria’s Small Coronet Has a Big Story

Thu, 2019-03-21 22:08
When the Victoria & Albert Museum’s jewelry gallery reopens next month, the royal treasure will become its centerpiece.
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Tate Galleries Will Refuse Sackler Money Because of Opioid Links

Thu, 2019-03-21 17:41
“In the present circumstances we do not think it right to seek or accept further donations from the Sacklers,” the group said in a statement.
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15 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Thu, 2019-03-21 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Living Things, With No Bone or Tissue, Pose a Quandary for Museums

Thu, 2019-03-21 10:24
A British museum has returned locks of an emperor’s hair to Ethiopia. But dealing with culturally sensitive objects is not always so simple.
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Warhol at the Whitney: Why This One Work Is So Stirring

Thu, 2019-03-21 09:12
As the museum’s Andy Warhol retrospective ends its run, Holland Cotter revisits the exhibition through a work that showed the artist shifting gears.
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The Met Will Use its Facade and Great Hall to Showcase Contemporary Art

Thu, 2019-03-21 08:30
The museum announced commissions from Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman and the world premiere of a video installation by Ragnar Kjartansson on Thursday.
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What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It

Wed, 2019-03-20 07:00
The American Museum of Natural History corrects a Native American story in full view of visitors, inviting them to “reconsider this scene.”
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British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

Tue, 2019-03-19 11:40
“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.
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Met Admission Fees Will Send $2.8 Million to Over 175 City Cultural Groups

Mon, 2019-03-18 13:46
Among the institutions that will see increases in their grants are El Museo del Barrio, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
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