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08/22/2019

Could Architecture Help You Live Forever? For a pair of avant-garde artists, eternal life wasn’t just a dream — it was a possibility. As long, that is, as you were committed to an uncomfortabl...
12:28, 08/20/2019

The Met Reviews Items It Received From a Dealer, Now a Looting Suspect The Metropolitan Museum of Art is studying the Indian artifacts it holds that track back to a man accused of running a major antiquities smuggling rin...
04:28, 08/19/2019

The Unexpectedly Tropical History of Brutalism Long associated with European cities, the style has plenty of history in other parts of the world, too. In Brazil, it reached a surprising apotheosis....
17:28, 08/15/2019

Looking Twice at Renoir and O’Keeffe (Ida, not Georgia) At the Clark Art Institute, when you tire of Renoir’s nudes, look at Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s quietly insistent art, some of which survived long enough...
06:28, 08/09/2019

Warren Kanders Quits Whitney Board After Tear Gas Protests Days after eight artists left the Whitney Biennial, the vice chairman stepped down amid criticism of how his company’s law enforcement supplies are us...
13:28, 07/27/2019

Storied Russian Miniatures Dwindling in Face of Icon Revival Russian miniatures — boxes painted with elaborate fairy tales — once replaced the holy icons banned by the Soviets, but now history is reversing itsel...
00:28, 07/19/2019

Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In Conversation about monuments has reached a fever pitch, and the city was split on this one. The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhib...
18:56, 07/15/2019

New York Galleries: What to See Right Now Work by two women who made figurative paintings in the ’50s; short films and videos about black culture; and a painter’s intermingling of contemporary...
18:42, 07/09/2019

Who and What Are Jewish Museums For? The director of the Jewish Museum Berlin stood down after a string of controversies, and the institution is tackling tough questions as it looks for a...
18:42, 07/09/2019

Maya Angelou, Reimagined Through Art More than two dozen artists honored the poet, artist and activist with murals at the Los Angeles high school that bears her name. Our photographer cap...
11:28, 07/08/2019

From 1860s Strife to ’60s Pop Art to Today’s Runways, Unforgettable Images Three shows and one new book vividly illustrate how photography and art can capture the moment, whether it’s men going to the moon or models striding ...
20:28, 07/03/2019

The Moon Sits for Its Portrait A trailblazing exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores our fascination with the moon, from the first time Galileo trained his telescope on it t...
18:14, 07/03/2019

Andy Warhol’s ‘Prince Series’ Is Fair Use, Court Rules The artwork did not violate the photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright, according to a ruling that sided with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visu...
16:56, 07/02/2019

Guggenheim Workers Vote to Join a Union, the Museum’s First Art installers and maintenance workers are to become part of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which also represents workers at MoMA PS1...
18:00, 06/28/2019

What to See in New York Art Galleries Right Now Steven Parrino’s dark monochromes; Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain drawings; Neo Rauch’s surrealistic sketches; and out-of-this-world jewelry in ‘Non-Sti...
22:42, 06/26/2019

Serpentine Galleries Chief Quits, With Harsh Words for Activist Artists Yana Peel resigned after a newspaper revealed she had connections to a cybersecurity firm whose spyware has been used by governments to track journali...
14:42, 06/18/2019

Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff Under the proposal, about 90 art installers and facilities workers at the museum would become members of the International Union of Operating Engineer...
19:56, 06/12/2019

A Reality Check for Sea Ranch Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build t...
17:00, 06/11/2019

The Hand of Native American Women, Visible at Last The role of women art-makers in Native communities has gone widely ignored. Now a bold museum show, by and for these women, is shining a light on 1,00...
16:42, 05/31/2019

I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102 Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards...
19:14, 05/22/2019

I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102 Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards...
00:00, 05/17/2019

An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists. Like so many good ideas, the Every Woman Biennial was born of a joke. Now it’s in its third edition, displaying the work of over 600 female and nonbin...
23:14, 05/16/2019

Critic’s Notebook: Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing: Libraries Other cities have combined books and subsidized housing, but the outgoing mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has embraced the concept with three striking new projec...
18:56, 05/15/2019

A Monet Sells for $110.7 Million, an Auction High for an Impressionist Work A work from Monet’s “Meules” (“Grainstacks”) series that sold at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday was the ninth-most-expensive painting ever sold at a...
04:56, 05/15/2019

Glass, Golden Flames or a Beam of Light: What Should Replace Notre-Dame’s Spire? Plans for the restoration of the Paris cathedral have begun appearing online even before an official contest opens. Some have been received more kindl...
15:28, 05/10/2019

The Secret Art Collection of a Reclusive Italian Tycoon Is Unveiled Francesco Federico Cerruti built an imposing villa outside Turin, filling it with an assortment of stellar works. The building is now open to the publ...
20:56, 05/06/2019

Exhibition Review: A Reimagined Spy Museum in Washington Doesn’t Flinch From the Darker Side Built for $162 million, the museum features flashy interactive exhibits but also grapples with intelligence failures, out-of-control surveillance and ...
19:56, 05/06/2019

Critic’s Notebook: From Clay Tablets to Smartphones: 5,000 Years of Writing The act of writing always seems to be under threat from technology, yet it manages to adapt and survive. An exhibition at the British Library shows ho...
20:42, 05/02/2019

Who Is Ruth Asawa, the Artist in Today’s Google Doodle? Asawa, who died at 87 in 2013, was known for her intricate wire sculptures. She learned to draw in a World War II internment camp for Japanese-America...
18:42, 05/01/2019

Frieze Week 2019: Affordable Alternatives to the Main Fairs Frieze New York and TEFAF are a bit pricey, but looking is free (or nearly) at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center and alternative fairs in Brookly...
18:42, 05/01/2019

At War: The Price of This Artist’s Work? A Conversation About the Horrors of War Ehren Tool wants his visually brutal stoneware cups to start conversations about the grief and suffering of armed conflict. But his work can’t be boug...
11:28, 05/01/2019

Frieze Week 2019: When Dawoud Bey Met David Hammons In the ’80s, a portrait photographer coming into his own captured an enigmatic artist creating his own legend. Rarely exhibited, the images are here, ...
11:28, 05/01/2019

New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now Collages and Polaroids by Dash Snow, downtown’s artistic rebel; Barbara Ess’s surveillance photographs; Chiara Fumai’s feminist pantheon; and Jeffrey ...
23:00, 04/30/2019

Art Review: The Pain and Sweat of Merce Cunningham Dancers, Captured in Latex With “Répétiteur,” the artist and architect Jorge Otero-Pailos preserves both the fingerprints and the spirit of Cunningham and his company in their r...
21:42, 04/29/2019

Paris Is Getting a New Museum. Here’s a Sneak Peek. François Pinault, one of France’s richest men, is investing nearly $170 million in the Bourse de Commerce. Works from his own collection are set to go...
19:28, 04/28/2019

Spring Gallery Guide: Four Artists to Watch Now They are fearless, and their works are among the season’s exciting shows. Drawing on memories and research, they propose new ways to live with our his...
19:28, 04/28/2019