Mr. Arisman, whose work appeared in The New York Times and other major periodicals, was a storyteller who mined his personal biography for inspiration.
Mr. Arisman, whose work appeared in The New York Times and other major periodicals, was a storyteller who mined his personal biography for inspiration.
As a collage artist and reviewer, she was an it-girl of avant-garde art. But she turned on that world in 1984 with her salvo of a book, “Has Modernism Failed?”
A new museum in a converted gas station presents the work of one of the best-known artists of Weimar-era Germany.
A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.
When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.
The museum aims to create an arts and music destination in Pittsburgh, teach skills to young people and shore up its finances.
More than 1,000 terra-cotta sculptures — of firefighters, mermaids, steelworkers — adorn the walls of Parkchester in the Bronx. Is there a plan to protect them?
Eleven auction records for artists — six by women — were smashed on Thursday night in two sales at Sotheby’s.
He was a recording artist and songwriter himself, but he also played pivotal roles in the careers of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.
A life-size likeness of the pioneering playwright will be unveiled in June as part of a new initiative to honor her legacy.
Two artists, whose works are at risk of being moved and demolished, are seeking an injunction against the city construction, citing the Visual Artists Rights Act.
Our guide to Frieze New York Weekend, and the satellite art exhibitions from the Lower East Side to Chelsea to Harlem.
A new film about the celebrated graphic designer follows his career as the scale of his projects goes from small to extra large to global.
Los entusiastas de Broadway, los aficionados al arte y los amantes de la comida encontrarán nuevas propuestas en Times Square y sus alrededores y en los vecindarios cercanos a la calle 42, lo que anuncia la promesa de una recuperación animada.
“Basquiat is not just an artist; for a lot of the people out there, he’s a religion,” one dealer said. But Wednesday there were plenty of newcomers to watch.
At 65, the British artist based in New York is in the Whitney Biennial and on the Turner Prize shortlist. Her sculptures blend strange and common items to make sense of the world.
A Picasso drew only one bid; a Monet just two.
The museum named Colette Pierce Burnette president and chief executive. Last year, its president resigned after a job posting described the institution’s “core” audience as white.
In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, a community supports the practices of young innovators.
With a new solo show in New York, the Los Angeles-based artist recalls his early career and life during the pandemic.
The art holdings from a bitter divorce became what Sotheby’s called the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.
Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.
Rethinking what the region’s travel should be has meant expanding the focus from fairy tale castle crawls to experiences anchored more firmly in nature, food and the arts.
Paul Kennedy’s “Victory at Sea” is a sweeping, encyclopedic account of how six major navies fought World War II.
Hundreds of paintings by Francis Hines had been thrown away when a Connecticut man, Jared Whipple, found them — and a new life mission.
Sonia Boyce triumphed with a work about the erasure of Black women artists. She greets the trophy with a mix of gratitude and circumspection.
Jeremy Dennis, a fine-art photographer and Shinnecock Nation tribe member, has turned his childhood house into a studio for exhibitions, workshops, and a residency program for BIPOC artists.
An iconic image sells for $15.3 million at Christie’s to Bill Perkins, an energy trader, who says he’s been waiting his whole life to buy that work of art.
Shows in Hartford and New York spotlight great works by Milton Avery from every decade, and those of Sally Michel, who helped shape her husband’s art.
On the occasion of his inspiring solo debut at the Wellin Museum, he talks about Black labor, migration — and the family he recently discovered.
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Because of strong demand, young artists’ typically long journey to the world stages has been accelerated.
For his latest project, the architect and artist has created an installation out of LEDs and balloonlike forms that will adorn the Aspen Art Museum’s facade.
At Christie’s sale for charity, the glamorous silk-screen beat out Basquiat’s skull painting that had set a record in 2017.
Unlike the Christie’s retread, the Pop master’s 1962 “Green Marilyn” was crudely silk-screened, with blotches that convey the decay of a fallen star. It was a pathbreaking original.
The painting is poised to wrest the auction high for an American artwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Dutch still life paintings like this one do more than depict luxurious objects. They narrate history on a global scale.
A new study suggests that a widespread species of the ancient feline predators concealed their deadly teeth when they weren’t on the attack.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine grinds on, a museum director in Ukraine’s cultural capital is turning to art as a form of resistance.
The artist’s solo show, which opened Friday at David Kordansky’s new Chelsea gallery, honors and documents her neighborhood.
From “anti-monuments” to ephemeral sand portraits, four art exhibitions encourage viewers to slow down and take stock of our pandemic losses.
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During the renovation of a former Catholic church, a mural by the Polish painter Jan Henryk de Rosen was uncovered.
Its oldest gallery, Northwest Coast Hall, reopens May 13 with rare cultural objects and a fresh emphasis on the lives of Indigenous people who made them.
Back to its TriBeCa home, the fair offers a reliable menu of visual pleasures.
The fair, one of several opening in New York this week, offers blue-chip painting, sculpture and design for buyers and browsers.
Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.
Largely thanks to a wave of new galleries with internationally minded programs, the city has recaptured some of the energy and excitement of a bygone era.
The Kimbell Art Museum in Texas is revealed to be the buyer of “Basket of Wild Strawberries,” at auction. The Louvre has been working to name it a national treasure.
An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.
On the 45th anniversary of Sherman’s acclaimed series “Untitled Film Stills,” they toured her show, discussing what an image, or a smile, may reveal.
Sheena Wagstaff revitalized the Met’s modern and contemporary art department and staked her legacy on experiments like the Met Breuer.
Lika Spivakovska, the owner of two art galleries in Kyiv, Ukraine, has partnered with an NFT gallery in Puerto Rico to auction off pictures of art damaged and created during the war. The money will go to Ukrainian artists and other humanitarian aid.
At the Kitchen, the multimedia artist melds the White Cube, the Black Box and your phone. The exhibition is undefined by bodies, a stage, a gallery, or physical space.
Auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s will no longer need to be licensed as part of a sweeping package designed to promote a business-friendly climate.
The institution’s leaders hope other cultural centers will follow its lead. It has already announced plans to return most of its collection of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria under the new policy.
The Tulsa, Okla., police are looking for whoever cut down and sold parts of a statue of Marjorie Tallchief, a celebrated performer who died last year.
After four museums postponed a major exhibition over concerns about Klan imagery in some paintings, the show is opening in Boston. But the debate continues.
Eyes are the key metaphor in the Venice Biennale’s central show of 213 artists, an unprecedented percentage of whom are women.
She appeared in hundreds of Man Ray’s photos, was friends with Picasso and is believed to be the first Black model to appear in a major American fashion magazine.
Glory Samjolly turned to social media to document the real life Black gentry gaining attention through pop culture sensations such as “Bridgerton.”
Carsten Höller’s latest work is a dining establishment, a social experiment — and a celebrity magnet.
The objects in the painting are brought together in a spectacular show at the Museum of Modern Art. It’s a marvel of detective work by the curators.
The long-delayed survey, now wrapped in the equivalent of caution tape, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It’s been a learning-curve climb for four venues.
Igshaan Adams and Bronwyn Katz use abstraction and humble materials to make sense of a fraught terrain at the Venice Biennale.
“Painting the Blue Period” at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., gives a glimpse of the artist before he came into his own with Cubism.
Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.
It’s not every day that New York has two Basquiat exhibitions. At “Art and Objecthood,” decoding the basics: his materials, iconography and unmistakable line.
She gained fame making sculptures of male rockers’ genitals, an attention-getting gimmick that she grew to regard as art and that became part of rock ’n’ roll lore.
From these and other wide-ranging materials, Kevin Beasley creates multilayered works that, even when they’re abstract, have much to say about history and identity.
El Museo del Barrio is presenting a retrospective of Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s works to honor the 88-year-old artist and reinforce the institution’s roots.
The International Center of Photography, now on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, recognizes William Klein, 94, by turning over its entire space to his work.
A new show, “Women’s Work,” will illustrate how modern female artists have taken inspiration from domestic objects of past centuries.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum looks back at a 1971 exhibition devoted to women and puts their work in conversation with emerging feminist artists.
Though the state’s east coast museums have long grabbed headlines, transplants from across the U.S., and their money, are also having an impact on its Gulf Coast.
Cultural institutions, looking for ways to draw visitors, are offering activities on their grounds — and beyond.
Often one-person operations, museum podcasts draw in listeners close to home and in faraway places.
Ukrainian museums and institutions across the United States are presenting myriad exhibitions, some dealing with the war and others celebrating culture.
Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, business-as-usual gets a rethink.
The New-York Historical Society looks back on the landmark gender equality legislation and how it transformed women’s access to education, sports and more.
Marisol, a Warhol contemporary who was one of the most compelling artists in 1960s New York, is getting renewed attention in a Miami exhibition.
A partnership between the artist’s foundation and two museums will enable much of his art to be viewed for the first time.
In growing urban areas like Austin, Texas; Denver; and Raleigh, N.C., regional museums are rolling out the welcome mat.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has undergone multiple renovations in its 80-plus years. This spring it has opened after yet another.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts celebrates a major anniversary with plans for expansion that will include a restaurant, a boutique and enhanced public spaces.
A show at the Broad explores an artist’s efforts to confront the ills of society, and his own anxiety.
The Manhattan museum’s first poet in residence plans to fill the space with “poem signs,” panels, interactive experiences and pop-up readings.
Masters like Cézanne, Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe are on display across the country, as well as contemporary artists.
Plus more aggressive support for Ukraine and Hong Kong’s brownface controversy.
His works, depicting crudely-drawn images of balloon-like faces, beach balls, flowers, globes or ice cream cones, brought him fame in New York in the 1980s.
It’s a smaller version of the giant painting at the Met in New York, and it hung in the White House for years. Christie’s thinks it could sell for at least $15 million next month.
Bosco Sodi’s new museum in New York’s Catskill Mountains will feature artists from around the world and perhaps add some glimmer to a place that time has frayed.
Celia Paul’s “Letters to Gwen John” is a conversation between two artists — one living, one dead — about creativity, loss and the long shadows of famous men.
Plus a lockdown looms over Beijing and the U.S. flexes in Ukraine.
He was a founding father of the Viennese Actionists, a group of radical artists who used their bodies and other elements to upend art-making at the dawn of the 1960s.
Boyce, the first Black woman to represent Britain at the Venice event, won the Golden Lion for her sound installation of five Black British female musicians singing a cappella.
The challenge of describing every image on the internet, and the people who are trying.
This austere work by Jasper Johns doesn’t seem to invite much of a close read. But its cool surface belies a depth of feeling, which shows us all the power of artistic restraint.
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A devoted corps of users has kept this sparkly but outdated digital world, where magical pets have been reared since 1999, afloat. Recently, droves of pandemic-era nostalgia seekers have joined them.
Whether they make furniture, housewares, textiles or floral arrangements, these creative forces bring a singular perspective and devotion to their work.
From Frida Kahlo to food insecurity, these are our picks for this week.
This Parmigianino painting is strange, unfinished and not to everyone’s liking. But it’s got style.
The artist Sho Shibuya, who has been painting a visual diary on the front page of the Times during lockdown, explains five pieces.
The graphic designer Milton Glaser died one year ago on Saturday.
The storage facility of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, in the unlikely enclave of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a treasure trove of iconic objects.
With the help of gallery owners, patrons, collectors and artists, T explores some of the complications behind an obvious question.
It looks like a gentle scene of a seaside vacation. But this painting by Berthe Morisot, perhaps the most underrated Impressionist, is a layered vision of a dawning modern age.
I visited the new outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces at Lincoln Center where there will be all kinds of art this summer.
What if the paintings and sculptures could talk? What if they already do?
What does love look like in a time of anti-Asian hate? Asian and Asian-American photographers respond. With an essay by Celeste Ng.
Crosscurrents of religion and culture shaped this stunningly detailed portrait of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
The beauty tips, travel fantasies and thoughts on art, books and more that got us through.
The greatest breakthrough of 20th-century art was something you probably did in elementary school.
The most memorable illustrations of the year, as chosen by art directors at The New York Times.
Though museums, theaters and galleries were closed, and concerts and festivals canceled, many artists continued creating indelible work.
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A recent finding of fault with a Restitution Commissions panel had led the heirs to hope that the court might find for them and return the painting.
How Benjamin West remade a bloody battle as a founding romance.
We miss theater. And we know you do too. So we asked you to share some memories with us.
Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Dean share a portfolio of favorite works — and discuss curating Black art when so much creativity is online and ephemeral.
Now it seems self-evident that pictures can represent who you “really” are. That conviction began with Albrecht Dürer, five centuries ago.
What a masterpiece of Japanese printmaking teaches us about the way images circulate.
When she lived in Amsterdam, the New York-based artist went to see this painting at least once a week.
As cultural institutions across Europe reopen, many are selling face coverings featuring their artworks or logos as a way of making some much-needed income.
For some couples who postponed their engagement shoots because of the coronavirus, artists have stepped in to create custom illustrations and portraits.
The artist finds pleasure and healing in cutting up toys and feminine things, and reassembling the pieces.
How, in a single photograph, Robert Frank captured the ongoing story of a divided nation.
I’ve become obsessed with Thomas Eakins’s “The Gross Clinic.” Let me show you why.
A consideration of artworks that ask the question: What world will we find on the other side of this?
We asked artists sheltering in place across the city to illustrate what it looks and feels like outside their windows.
Whether united by outlook or identity, happenstance or choice, these communities have shaped the worlds of art, fashion, film and more.
A small and highly influential group has chosen to disappear from society in favor of letting their work speak for itself.
With her lyrical work, made in 1991, Julie Dash and her collaborators recentered the black female gaze.
For decades, two blocks in Greenwich Village have been home to a disproportionate number of New York City’s writers, artists, actors and designers.
A city poised on the edge of Europe and the rest of the world became the incubator for talents like Dries Van Noten, Luc Tuymans and Ann Demeulemeester.
In the 1960s and ’70s, Brockman Gallery, Gallery 32 and JAM led the way in showing the work of artists now among the most influential of our time.
Kerry Washington on Beyoncé, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kendrick Lamar, Oprah Winfrey on Toni Morrison. This is the black art that is defining the century.
The name change was announced on Wednesday. The museum’s director said the decision was an essential part of updating its identity and attracting new visitors.
Sam Falk’s pictures for The New York Times brought a vivid sense of art to its pages.
An installation on the High Line shares writing by prisoners in a space that emulates cells.
Some dealers at the European Fine Art Fair are mixing media, millenniums and mind-sets, trying for a collage effect.
The artist and musician discusses his new photography book, “Our Interference Times,” and his unusual daily routine.
Mr. Maurer’s wonky fascination with technology led to lamps he made out of scribbled memos, tea strainers and incandescent bulbs with feathered wings.
At her cabin in the woods of Washington, Heidi Gustafson is creating a many-colored library of one of mankind’s first pigments.
Artists look to the past, think about historical points of reference and reframe them for the contemporary moment.
Carolina Caycedo’s artwork examines the social and environmental impact of harnessing rivers to generate power.
“Fragmentos,” an installation in Bogotá, was made from melted-down rifles as part of a deal between rebels and the government. But now, that peace is unraveling.
David Zwirner is branching out, opening a gallery in Paris, and more dealers are heading for the FIAC fair.