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Report of Top Curator’s Firing at MOCA Stuns Artists

Tue, 2018-03-13 20:43
Helen Molesworth was regarded as a fierce advocate for artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Controversial Xu Bing Work Enters the Guggenheim Museum’s Collection

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:03
“A Case Study in Transference,” a video of a 1994 performance featuring live pigs, had been removed from a fall exhibition — but now returns as a gift.
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The Museums Times Reporters Like to Visit on Their Days Off

Tue, 2018-03-13 02:00
New York Times reporters across the country recommend museums that revisit the past, explore contemporary culture or simply delight them.
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An Old Paris Museum Makes a New Name for Itself

Tue, 2018-03-13 02:00
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, founded in 1864, rebranded itself in January to spotlight its diverse collection and its “three kingdoms” of Mode, Arts and Design.
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At Hancock Shaker Village, Concerts, a Farm-to-Table Menu and Goat Yoga

Tue, 2018-03-13 02:00
The living history museum has stayed true to its roots while adding immersive activities that have increased attendance.
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Women, Art and the Houses They Built

Mon, 2018-03-12 02:00
The installation called Women House recalls the birth of feminist art and highlights a new generation’s take on issues of domesticity.
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European Museums Get Adventurous With Virtual Reality

Mon, 2018-03-12 02:00
From a taxidermy gallery and a sea-diving experience in Paris to the viewing of Bronze Age objects in London, art is in the eye of a new beholder.
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To Reach New Audiences, Museums Are Redefining What They Offer

Mon, 2018-03-12 02:00
The art museum in Indianapolis, part of a complex now known as Newfields, is experimenting with new definitions of its role — to the dismay of some.
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You Can Take It With You, and Museums Hope You Will

Mon, 2018-03-12 02:00
Gift shops aren’t just for postcards anymore. There’s a new emphasis on enhancing the visitor experience and bringing in revenue.
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History, Repeated: Students Look Back in Search of Compromise

Sun, 2018-03-11 14:43
The New York City History Day Competition drew 500 students who tackled the theme “Conflict and Compromise in History.”
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Sotheby’s Auction to Raise Money for Studio Museum’s New Home

Sun, 2018-03-11 14:00
Artists including Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mark Bradford and Glenn Ligon are donating work to be sold in May to benefit the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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‘I Cheated,’ Says Woodworker Who Fooled the Antiques Experts

Sun, 2018-03-11 07:00
Harold Gordon took a piece of furniture and converted into a phony Civil War antique that ended up in a prominent museum.
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A Lofty Perch Fit for a Royal Museum at Westminster Abbey

Sun, 2018-03-11 01:00
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries will open this summer in a 13th-century arcade that has been off limits to the public for 700 years.
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Georgia O’Keeffe in a New Light, Hawaii to New York and Between

Sun, 2018-03-11 01:00
The New York Botanical Garden will exhibit works from 1939, and three museums will offer a show that highlights her influence on contemporary artists.
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Opioid Protest at Met Museum Targets Donors Connected to OxyContin

Sat, 2018-03-10 16:48
The photographer Nan Goldin led activists in a protest at the museum’s Sackler Wing, named after a family that owned Purdue Pharma.
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Virtual Reality Lets Rare Works of Art Take a Field Trip

Sat, 2018-03-10 02:00
A Dutch couple shares their collection by way of a free app, a smartphone and a headset.
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Colombia’s Museum of Modern Art Celebrates Its 40th Year

Sat, 2018-03-10 02:00
Many of the exhibits reflect the violence over partisan struggles and the battles between the drug cartels that infected the nation for decades.
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New Contemporary Art Institute Reverberates in Richmond’s Historic Landscape

Fri, 2018-03-09 02:00
The center, which will open in April, takes a bold look at race and other social issues that still resonate in the region as well as the nation.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 2018-03-08 14:00
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
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Art Museums in Puerto Rico Face Long and Expensive Recovery

Thu, 2018-03-08 02:00
Battling mold, wind damage and a lack of money, museum directors struggle to restore damaged buildings.
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