Museum News

85,000 Pieces in Beloved Chinatown Museum Likely Destroyed in Fire

NY Times feed - Fri, 2020-01-24 16:03
The president of the Museum of Chinese in America said that she was “just distraught” and that the collection was one of a kind.
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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-23 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was as Far Out as the Movie

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-23 10:32
A jumble of memorabilia, storyboards and props, an exhibit illustrates the whirl of influences behind Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking 1968 film.
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Obama Portraits to Tour the Nation

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-23 05:30
The works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will make their way to five cities from June 2021 through May 2022, including a stop at the Brooklyn Museum.
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These Artifacts Were Stolen. Why Is It So Hard to Get Them Back?

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-23 02:00
The Benin Bronzes, some of Africa’s greatest treasures, were looted over 120 years ago. After a chance encounter, two men made it their mission to return them.
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Museum CEO Apologizes for Handling of Staff Complaints

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-01-22 16:42
The head of the Philadelphia Museum of Art made the apology at a meeting about how the museum had responded to sexual harassment accusations against a former manager.
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Design Shows Take On the Future. And It’s Not Pretty.

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-01-21 13:13
Museum curators and mindful millennials seek visions of a “clean,” sustainable future. In Philadelphia, designers offer ideas to provoke.
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Where to Go to Watch the Paint Dry

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-01-21 02:00
Seriously. “Open conservation,” or art-restoration labs set up to be viewed, and sometimes, interacted with, are increasingly a part of museums’ offerings.
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Klimt Painting Found in Museum’s Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say

NY Times feed - Fri, 2020-01-17 12:11
Gardeners found the painting in the wall of the Italian museum it was stolen from almost 23 years ago.
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French Strikers Shut Down the Louvre, Setting a New Target in a Pension Fight

NY Times feed - Fri, 2020-01-17 10:51
Protesters angry about the government’s pension reforms prevented visitors from entering the museum, which is one of the French capital’s most visited sites.
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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-16 14:00
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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Exploring the Solar System Anew at the Hayden Planetarium

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-16 12:01
The American Museum of Natural History’s first new space show since 2013 is a head-spinning adventure that makes a statement about the fragility of Earth.
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Philadelphia Mayor: Museum Should ‘Strengthen’ Sexual Harassment Policy

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-01-16 08:11
The mayor’s remarks come after a former Philadelphia Art Museum boss was forced to resign from his Erie Art Museum post following a New York Times report.
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In Afghanistan, Being an Artist Is a Dangerous Job

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-01-15 06:01
Despite the perils, Afghan artists have consistently portrayed their country and its many facets.
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5 Times Tiffany Was Robbed

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-01-15 02:28
Some thieves knew how to bypass the alarm system and steal the security tapes. Others snatched jewels and ran.
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Edith Wharton’s ‘The Age of Innocence’ Comes Home

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-01-14 11:30
Her copy of the sixth printing of the book, from 1921, has been donated to the library of the Mount, her home in Lenox, Mass.
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I.C.P. to Reopen at Essex Crossing

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-01-14 08:52
A four-story, 40,000-square-foot space will bring the photography center’s exhibition and education spaces together under the same roof.
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Museum Director Forced Out Amid Harassment Complaints

NY Times feed - Mon, 2020-01-13 14:32
Joshua Helmer was removed at the Erie Art Museum after a New York Times article about complaints during his tenure at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Poland Urged to Look for Nazi-Looted Art Still Held in Its Museums

NY Times feed - Sun, 2020-01-12 07:00
Despite the Polish government’s efforts to recover cultural objects lost during World War II, researchers say its museums hold stolen items left behind by the Nazis.
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Cecilia Alemani Named Curator of Next Venice Biennale

NY Times feed - Fri, 2020-01-10 09:19
The curator of the High Line is the first Italian woman to hold this position.
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