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He Helped Build an Artists’ Utopia. Now He Faces Trial for 36 Deaths There.
Magazine, Today

Max Harris did chores and collected rent at the artists’ warehouse where he lived. Now he faces trial for the deaths at a concert there — including some of his close friends.

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Lothar Baumgarten Dies at 74; Artist Explored Collision of Cultures
Obits, Yesterday

Many of his conceptual pieces drew on the months he spent living with a tribe in the Amazon.

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Man Smashes Rare Mayan and Chinese Works at Denver Art Museum, Police Say
Express, Yesterday

Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.

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Overlooked in Atlanta, Black Female Artists Try Miami
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

Would an appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach help ten women scale the barriers of rejection or aesthetic misunderstanding they found in Georgia?

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Nights at the Museum: Good for Cultivating an Art Habit and Romance
Weekend, Yesterday

Ronald Ollie, a retired mechanical engineer, and his wife, Monique, a project manager at Johnson & Johnson, met at the National Black Fine Art Show.

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Art Basel Miami Beach: Cracks in the Glittering Facade
Culture, December 9

Against the backdrop of a skidding stock market, declining endowments and a cooling of luxury real-estate values, another private museum announced its birth.

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2018, as Seen by Five Artists
Opinion, December 5

Turning Points asked five artists to select one of their own artworks and describe how it symbolized or reflected 2018.

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Turner Prize Goes to Charlotte Prodger for Films Shot on iPhone
Culture, December 4

The Glasgow-based artist won the British art world’s top prize for her painterly work discussing queer experience. Past winners include Damien Hirst and Steve McQueen.

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Dia Acquires a Maximal Amount of Work by a Minimalist Master
Culture, December 4

The Dia Art Foundation will celebrate the acquisition of 155 works by Charlotte Posenenske with a retrospective of her work at Dia:Beacon.

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All the Pretty Horses! A Carousel at Art Basel
Styles, December 4

A jewel from the artist Raúl de Nieves, Art Production Fund and Bulgari lights up Miami Beach.

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Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance
Culture, December 3

The Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, working with Google, has created an app that provides a virtual museum filled with all of this artist’s works.

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At Kennedy Center Honors, ‘Hamilton’ Creators Are Lauded
Culture, December 3

Creators of the hit Broadway musical received a special award for “a transformative work” on a night honoring Reba McEntire, Cher, Wayne Shorter and Philip Glass.

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T Suggests: Fashion by Gilbert & George, an Irish Designer to Know and More
T Style, November 30

A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.

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Wall Street Titan to Get a Refund Over Fake Art
Culture, November 30

A federal jury in New Hampshire ordered a former professor and her son to repay Andrew J. Hall for selling him fake paintings attributed to the artist Leon Golub.

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‘Love Is Love’ Comic Raises $51,000 for the Trevor Project
Arts, November 30

The anthology comic book, first created to aid those affected by the June 2016 attack at the Pulse nightclub, is now benefiting the Trevor Project.

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A Life of Cy Twombly Brings a Poet’s Eye to the Artist’s Mythic Work
Book Review, November 30

“Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly,” by Joshua Rivkin, the first biography of the artist, is a deeply personal work — as much about the biographer as his subject.

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An Awkward Moment for the Russian Art Market
Culture, November 30

Sales have slowed in the face of new political realities, including Western sanctions on Moscow. But wealthy buyers continue to create surprises.

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T’s Holiday Issue: All Together Now
T Magazine, November 30

The idea of the artist (or designer or director or author) creating in a vacuum has always been a romance and has never seemed more mythical than it does today.

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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, November 29

Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.

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Menil’s New Drawing Institute: A Full-Service Home for Fragile Art
Weekend, November 29

There’s more to love, with reservations, in the Houston museum’s Drawing Institute and its extraordinary inaugural show of Jasper Johns works.

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Rare Photo Is a Teenage van Gogh, but Not Vincent
Culture, November 29

A photo long thought to be one of two known pictures of the artist’s face is actually of his brother Theo, researchers in Amsterdam said.

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Robert Morris, Founding Minimalist Sculptor With Manifold Passions, Dies at 87
Obits, November 29

He pioneered a style of radical simplification and wrote influential essays about it. But he also restlessly went beyond it, taking in performance, earthworks and more.

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Richard Prince’s New, Late Style Is One of His Best
Weekend, November 29

An exhibition of over 30 new paintings and several other works is among this artist’s most fun to look at, and uncharacteristically generous and self-revealing.

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How Artists Are Challenging Alexander Calder’s Mobiles
T Style, November 29

So dominant were his dangling masterpieces that others avoided the form, but now, enough time has passed for others to sway beside him.

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These Artists Are Creating Work That’s About, and Made From, Food
T Style, November 29

For centuries, it’s been both medium and topic; now, an emerging cohort is challenging what it means to play with the most essential material.

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How the Myth of the Hedonistic Artist Lost Its Allure
T Style, November 28

These days — despite longstanding clichés about art and excess — the creative impulse can actually be more closely tied to asceticism.

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Luc Sante on the Year’s Best Photography Books
Interactive, November 28

Our photography roundup includes books by Abelardo Morell, Anne Brigman, Shomei Tomatsu and Lynsey Addario.

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A New Biography Takes on Edward Gorey, a Stubborn Enigma and Master of the Comic Macabre
Books, November 28

Mark Dery’s “Born to Be Posthumous” is an entertaining account of the hard-to-know artist behind “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and other dark delights.

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Renoir Estimated at $180,000 Is Stolen From Austrian Auction House
Culture, November 28

The Vienna police are investigating the robbery at the Dorotheum, where three suspects simply walked up and took a painting — a rare crime in the auction world.

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Wexner Center for the Arts Names a New Director, From New York
Culture, November 28

Johanna Burton, who is currently at the New Museum in New York, will take on the role at the center at Ohio State University in March.

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What Should Monuments Look Like Now? 25 Artworks Reveal Some Ideas
Culture, November 28

A public art project by the nonprofit Friends of the High Line asked for contemporary monuments. Images of the designs will tour five cities.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, November 28

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s video installation; Lorraine O’Grady’s collage poems revisited; and a last-chance look at Nona Faustine’s photographs.

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Magical Gifts Inspired by the Elements but Shaped by the Hand
T Style, November 28

Expertly crafted items, from a geode carved out of rock candy to drop earrings studded with tagua seeds, that possess something of a life force.

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Empty Nesters Downsize, but There’s Always Room for Art
Weekend, November 27

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia had to look at their collection afresh when they made a move from Brooklyn Heights to the Brooklyn Bridge Park area.

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People, Places and Things to Know: A Quintana Roo Hotel, the New Bucket Bag and More
T Style, November 27

T’s cultural compendium of what’s new.

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Roz Chast in Full View (Body Scan Included)
Weekend, November 27

The New Yorker cartoonist, the subject of a new retrospective, talks about getting started as an artist, why she loves crafting and the thing she hates drawing the most.

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In a Texas Art Mecca, Humble Adobe Now Carries a High Cost
Culture, November 27

In Marfa, Tex., officials have raised taxes on adobe homes, pinching upscale homeowners as well as lower-income families who have lived there for decades.

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Five Countries Slow to Address Nazi-Looted Art, U.S. Expert Says
Culture, November 26

At a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of an international accord on restitution, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Russia and Italy were faulted.

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An Artist Who Explores Emotional Pain Inspires a Novel That Does the Same
Culture, November 26

Sitting in front of Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art showed the author Heather Rose what it meant to be vulnerable.

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Park Avenue Armory Plans Premieres and Returns
Culture, November 26

The venue has announced its 2019 season, which will include a new play by Christopher Shinn, art by Hito Steyerl and concerts by Barbara Hannigan.

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Kiki Smith and the Pursuit of Beauty in a Notably Unbeautiful Age
T Style, November 26

In her four-decade career, the artist has gone her own way, creating unapologetically lovely work that feels particularly relevant.

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In Images: Kiki Smith
Slideshow, November 26

A look at the artist, who has created a visual iconography that is comprehensive and inimitable.

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Examining Arnold Newman's Environmental Portraits
Photo, November 26

When taking portraits, Arnold Newman was less interested in the details of his subject’s surroundings than with the symbols he could create with them.

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A Long Time Ago in Drawings Far Far Away …
Culture, November 25

See the early looks for Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and other “Star Wars” favorites, from the Oscar-winning John Mollo’s sketchbooks.

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Leda and the Swan: A Fresco Comes to Life in Pompeii Excavation
Foreign, November 25

An expensive excavation campaign to shore up an at-risk area of the city is a constant font of archaeological discoveries.

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The Machine That Drives the Auction World
Culture, November 23

A blockbuster week of sales backed by third-party guarantees reassures the art world that the market is humming, if not booming.

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‘Bootleg Toys’ Are Their Own Kind of Collectibles
Styles, November 23

Action figures built with spare parts and silicone molds are an art form born of nostalgia.

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New York Art Guide: How to Navigate Museums This Holiday
Weekend, November 22

We’ll not only help you figure out what exhibitions to see, but also offer some tips before you head out.

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28 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, November 22

Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.

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10 Under-the-Radar Art Shows to See Now
Weekend, November 22

Our critics select museum and gallery exhibitions that provide a respite from carols and crowds.

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Filling Their Lives With Art, and Not Just One Piece at a Time
Weekend, November 22

A couple who began collecting the work of black artists as newlyweds in the 1960s are making large gifts to museums to raise the artists’ profiles.

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Rogue ‘M.T.A. Museum’ Celebrates Everything Dingy About the Subway
Metro, November 22

Using mock placards, two art students playfully reframed New York’s subway stations as a gallery documenting the city’s anthropological history.

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Indelible Impressions From 3 Shows in Washington
Weekend, November 21

There is plenty of art to see now in the nation’s capital, but three exhibitions stand out: Bill Traylor’s iconic drawings, Dawoud Bey’s haunting portraits and the savoir faire of Senegalese women.

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Pablo Ferro, Who Energized Films’ Opening Credits, Dies at 83
Obituaries, November 21

Beginning with “Dr. Strangelove,” he found attention-getting ways to make title sequences more than just a list of names.

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From the Beach to the Boudoir
Arts, November 21

Exhibitions of the work of Berthe Morisot and her teacher, Camille Corot, explore the changing images of women in late-19th-century France.

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Women Land Artists Get Their Day in the Museum
T Style, November 21

Decades after the movement flourished, its female practitioners are at long last being recognized.

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Suit Accuses Dutch Museums of Holding On to Nazi-Tainted Art
Culture, November 20

An heir to Dutch Jewish art dealers says the art was sold to the Nazis under duress but the Dutch government says the works were sold voluntarily.

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A Popular Sight at Tate Modern: The Neighbors’ Apartments
Culture, November 20

A court is to decide whether the London museum’s viewing terrace invades the privacy of residents opposite. For now, many visitors still enjoy the view.

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Collectors Leon and Debra Black Give $40 Million to MoMA
Culture, November 19

The gift will help support the museum’s renovation and expansion project

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Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Fetches $250,000
Express, November 19

The price paid for the award is said to be one of the highest ever paid in history for a Golden Globe at auction.

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Two Pioneering Artists Discuss Motherhood and Machismo
T Style, November 19

Phyllida Barlow and Anna Maria Maiolino, who have both received full recognition for their work late in life, sit down for a conversation about their careers.

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Why Is Japan Still So Attached to Paper?
T Style, November 19

Washi is to the Japanese something like what wine is to the French — a national obsession and point of pride.

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A New Time for Christian Marclay
Culture, November 19

The artist may have won acclaim for “The Clock,” but at a festival in England his music is the object of attention.

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A Stolen Picasso Buried in the Woods? Not So Fast
Foreign, November 19

A letter pointed to a spot in Romania where a painting stolen from a Dutch museum in 2012 could be found. But what, exactly, was under the rock?

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Met’s Leaders Move Ahead With Modern and Rockefeller Wings
Culture, November 18

Max Hollein and Daniel H. Weiss, in their first joint interview, on making a home for contemporary art and the wing devoted to Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

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T Suggests: Tasseled Chairs, Custom Face Oils and More
T Style, November 16

A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.

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Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025
Culture, November 16

The museum leader had suggested he would retire after the expanded museum building opens in 2019. He will stay in his post for seven more years.

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Artist and Former Aide Sue Each Other Over Sex Harassment Claim
Culture, November 16

Cody Gilman, the aide, says in a suit that he was sexually abused. Mr. Bleckner says it’s a false accusation designed to secure a legal settlement.

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‘Master Race’ Original Art Sells for $600,000
Arts, November 16

Work from an acclaimed comic book story about the Holocaust was sold to a foundation wanting to share graphic arts with the public.

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David Hockney Painting Sells for $90 Million, Smashing Record for Living Artist
Culture, November 15

The trend toward broadening tastes at auction picked up steam at Christie’s with the Hockney and new highs for works by two African-American artists.

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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, November 15

Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.

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H. Peter Stern, 90, Co-Founder of Storm King Art Center, Dies
Obits, November 15

“Works of art should not be seen in isolation,” said Mr. Stern, who joined with his father-in-law to create a vast outdoor sculpture garden.

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His and Hers Collecting: She Prefers Art That’s ‘in Your Face’
Weekend, November 15

Billy Frist is attracted to the prettier photographs, unlike his wife, Jennifer Frist. Together, they have amassed a mini-museum.

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Arbus, Untitled and Unearthly
Arts, November 15

A series considered one of the towering achievements of American art reminds us that nothing can surpass the strange beauty of reality if a photographer knows where to look.

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3 Days, 150 Paintings: A Whirlwind Tintoretto Tour
Arts & Leisure, November 15

On the 500th anniversary of the painter’s birth, our critic set himself a challenge: to see all of Tintoretto’s major works, spread around Venice at 23 locations.

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Sterling Ruby Pipes Down, a Bit
Weekend, November 14

A small museum show that concentrates on the ceramic works of a multidiscipline dynamo comes as something of a relief.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, November 14

John Houck’s visual trickery; Svenja Deininger’s “Crescendo” paintings; Didier William’s eye-catching mixed-media works; and the poet John Ashbery’s demure treasures.

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MoMA Photography Chief Returns to Paris to Direct Museum
Culture, November 14

Quentin Bajac will leave the Museum of Modern Art to run the Jeu de Paume, France’s national photography museum.

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Hopper Painting Sells for Record $91.9 Million at Christie’s
Metro, November 13

In three auctions, there were some formidable prices, though eyebrows were raised at a number of intimidating estimates. And there were failures.

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Tavares Strachan Teams With SpaceX to Launch Satellite-Sculpture Into Orbit
Culture, November 13

The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.

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Leonard Cohen Exhibition to Come to New York
Culture, November 13

After its debut at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, “A Crack in Everything” will open at the Jewish Museum next year.

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As Art Collections Grow, So Do the Places That Stash Them
Business, November 13

Storage companies are scrambling to keep up growing demand by expanding their facilities and offering more services as collectors and galleries run out of room.

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Walker in Minneapolis Raids Long Island City for New Director
Culture, November 13

Mary Ceruti will lead the Walker after nearly 20 years at the SculptureCenter in Queens. The Walker’s last leader stepped down amid conflict over a sculpture.

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Like a Diamond in the Sky: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Has a New Glow
Culture, November 12

Daniel Libeskind’s architectural feat — all 900 pounds, 70 spikes, and three million Swarovski crystals of it — will light up the night at Rockefeller Center.

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Tales From the Warhol Factory
Styles, November 12

In each of three successive spaces called the Factory, Andy Warhol created movies, paintings, time capsules and psychosexual dramas with a half-life of many decades. Here his collaborators recall the places, the times and the man.

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Five More Museums Acquire Art From Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Culture, November 12

To reshape the narrative of art told by American institutions, the foundation will transfer 51 works by black self-taught artists to additional museums.