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Marshall Arisman, Illustrator Who Found Beauty in Violence, Dies at 83
Arts, May 20

Mr. Arisman, whose work appeared in The New York Times and other major periodicals, was a storyteller who mined his personal biography for inspiration.

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Suzi Gablik, Art Critic Who Took Modernism to Task, Dies at 87
Arts, May 20

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?”

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George Grosz, Sharp-Eyed Berlin Observer, Comes Home
Arts, May 20

A new museum in a converted gas station presents the work of one of the best-known artists of Weimar-era Germany.

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Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea
Arts, May 20

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.

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Sacred or Sexist? After a Brazen Theft, Seeing de Kooning in a New Light.
Arts, May 20

When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

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Warhol Museum Reimagines the Factory in a New ‘Pop District’
Arts, May 20

The museum aims to create an arts and music destination in Pittsburgh, teach skills to young people and shore up its finances.

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Priceless Sculptures Are ‘Literally Being Chipped Away’
Real Estate, May 20

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?

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Spring Auction Sales for Two Blockbuster Weeks Top $2.5 Billion
Arts, May 19

Eleven auction records for artists — six by women — were smashed on Thursday night in two sales at Sotheby’s.

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Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82
Arts, May 19

He was a recording artist and songwriter himself, but he also played pivotal roles in the careers of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.

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Lorraine Hansberry Statue to Be Unveiled in Times Square
Arts, May 19

A life-size likeness of the pioneering playwright will be unveiled in June as part of a new initiative to honor her legacy.

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Demolition for Jail Can Go Forward, Judge Rules in a Suit Brought by Artists
Arts, May 19

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.

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6 Art Fairs in NYC This Weekend
Arts, May 19

Our guide to Frieze New York Weekend, and the satellite art exhibitions from the Lower East Side to Chelsea to Harlem.

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Bruce Mau: A Designer Puts Life on the Drawing Boards
Arts, May 19

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.

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Manhattan recupera su encanto
en Español, May 19

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.

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Basquiat Tops Phillips Contemporary Sale at $85 Million
Arts, May 18

“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.

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Veronica Ryan’s Uncanny Objects
Arts, May 18

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.

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Modern Masters Hold Their Value but Don’t Inspire Competition
Arts, May 17

A Picasso drew only one bid; a Monet just two.

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Indianapolis Museum Announces New Leadership After Reckoning on Racism
Arts, May 17

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.

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Comrades in Art: Shared Studios Nurture Emerging Artists
Arts, May 17

In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, a community supports the practices of young innovators.

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Doug Aitken Has an Eye for Dystopia
T Magazine, May 17

With a new solo show in New York, the Los Angeles-based artist recalls his early career and life during the pandemic.

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The Macklowe Collection Tops $922 Million at Auction
Arts, May 16

The art holdings from a bitter divorce became what Sotheby’s called the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.

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Nick Cave Goes Underground
Arts, May 16

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.

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Beyond the Châteaux: New Escapes in France’s Loire Valley
Travel, May 14

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.

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The Battle for the Seas in World War II, and How It Changed History
Books, May 13

Paul Kennedy’s “Victory at Sea” is a sweeping, encyclopedic account of how six major navies fought World War II.

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From a Dumpster to an Art Gallery
Interactive, May 13

Hundreds of paintings by Francis Hines had been thrown away when a Connecticut man, Jared Whipple, found them — and a new life mission.

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Fighting Forgetting, With a Venice Biennale Win
Arts, May 13

Sonia Boyce triumphed with a work about the erasure of Black women artists. She greets the trophy with a mix of gratitude and circumspection.

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Ma’s House: An Artist Fulfills His Grandmother’s Dying Wish
Real Estate, May 13

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.

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Ernie Barnes’s ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price at Auction
Arts, May 12

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.

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A Singular American Painter and His Perennially Disregarded Wife
Arts, May 12

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.

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A DNA Test Led Yashua Klos to New Connections and New Art
Arts, May 12

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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In Barcelona, a New Hotel and Hub for Creative Types
T Magazine, May 12

Plus: eerie fashion photography, a piercing studio and more recommendations from T Magazine.

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Artists of Color and Women Soar at Christie’s ‘21st Century’ Sale
Arts, May 10

Because of strong demand, young artists’ typically long journey to the world stages has been accelerated.

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In All That He Does, Gaetano Pesce Looks to Counteract Sameness
T Magazine, May 10

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.

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Warhol’s ‘Marilyn,’ at $195 Million, Shatters Auction Record for an American Artist
Arts, May 9

At Christie’s sale for charity, the glamorous silk-screen beat out Basquiat’s skull painting that had set a record in 2017.

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When a Warhol for $225 Has More Heft Than One for $195 Million
Arts, May 9

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.

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Warhol’s $200 Million ‘Marilyn’ Could Test Art Market’s Health
Arts, May 8

The painting is poised to wrest the auction high for an American artwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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A Messy Table, a Map of the World
Interactive, May 8

Dutch still life paintings like this one do more than depict luxurious objects. They narrate history on a global scale.

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We’ve Been Drawing These Saber-Tooth Cats All Wrong
Science, May 7

A new study suggests that a widespread species of the ancient feline predators concealed their deadly teeth when they weren’t on the attack.

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Lviv reopens art galleries ‘to show we are alive.’
World, May 7

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.

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Lauren Halsey Brings Her Vision of South Central Los Angeles to New York
Arts, May 6

The artist’s solo show, which opened Friday at David Kordansky’s new Chelsea gallery, honors and documents her neighborhood.

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Covid Memorials Offer a Place to Put Our Grief
Arts, May 5

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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What to Do in New York City in May
Arts, May 5

Want to see a comedy show, or drop in on a film series? Do you need kid-friendly event? Our critics offer their favorite picks.

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In Lviv, a hidden work by a master is discovered.
World, May 5

During the renovation of a former Catholic church, a mural by the Polish painter Jan Henryk de Rosen was uncovered.

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Museum of Natural History’s Renewed Hall Holds Treasures and Pain
Arts, May 5

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.

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An Elegant Return to Form at Independent Art Fair
Arts, May 5

Back to its TriBeCa home, the fair offers a reliable menu of visual pleasures.

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At the Tefaf Fair, Modern Masters and the Self-Taught Variety
Arts, May 5

The fair, one of several opening in New York this week, offers blue-chip painting, sculpture and design for buyers and browsers.

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Manhattan Springs Back to Life
Travel, May 5

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.

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Paris, Europe’s Former Art Capital, Is Back on Top
T Magazine, May 4

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.

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Louvre Bids to Keep a Chardin Bought by U.S. Museum in France
Arts, May 4

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.

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Reviving the Renaissance Temples of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto
Arts, May 4

An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.

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Cate Blanchett and Cindy Sherman: Secrets of the Camera Chameleons
Arts, May 4

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.

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She Put the Met on the Map for Contemporary Art. Now She’s Moving On.
Arts, May 4

Sheena Wagstaff revitalized the Met’s modern and contemporary art department and staked her legacy on experiments like the Met Breuer.

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Saving Ukrainian Art, and Helping Artists, One NFT at a Time
World, May 4

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.

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E. Jane Signals a Vibe Shift in What ‘Performance’ Means
Arts, May 3

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.

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New York City Eliminates the Rules That Govern Art and Other Auctions
Arts, May 3

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.

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In a Nod to Changing Norms, Smithsonian Adopts Policy on Ethical Returns
Arts, May 3

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.

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Statue of Star Native American Ballerina Is Stolen and Sold for Scrap
U.S., May 2

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.

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Delayed Philip Guston Show Opens, With a Note From a Trauma Specialist
Arts, May 1

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.

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Looking Inward, and Back, at a Biennale for the History Books
Arts, April 30

Eyes are the key metaphor in the Venice Biennale’s central show of 213 artists, an unprecedented percentage of whom are women.

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Overlooked No More: Ady Fidelin, Black Model ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’
Obituaries, April 29

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.

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An Artist Shines Light on the Black Aristocracy
Style, April 29

Glory Samjolly turned to social media to document the real life Black gentry gaining attention through pop culture sensations such as “Bridgerton.”

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When a Restaurant Is a Work of Art
Style, April 29

Carsten Höller’s latest work is a dining establishment, a social experiment — and a celebrity magnet.

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‘The Red Studio,’ Matisse’s Masterpiece, Gets a Life All Its Own
Arts, April 29

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.

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After a Tempest, Philip Guston Shines in a Show True to His Spirit
Arts, April 28

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.

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Art That Finds Clarity in South Africa’s Fraught Terrain
Arts, April 28

Igshaan Adams and Bronwyn Katz use abstraction and humble materials to make sense of a fraught terrain at the Venice Biennale.

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Even the ‘Wrong’ Picasso Can Be So Right
Arts, April 28

“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.

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In London, a Platinum Jubilee and ‘Bridgerton’ Events Await Visitors
Travel, April 28

Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.

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How to Look at a Basquiat
Arts, April 27

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.

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Cynthia Albritton, Rock’s ‘Plaster Caster,’ Dies at 74
Arts, April 27

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.

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An Artist Who Makes Use of Housedresses, Resin and Sound
T Magazine, April 27

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.

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A Defiant Exhibit by an Artist, at a Museum He Helped Create
Arts, April 27

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.

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After a Storied Career, a Nonagenarian Photographer Returns to New York
Arts, April 27

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.

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In Dishes and Dolls, a Foundation of Feminist Art
Arts, April 27

A new show, “Women’s Work,” will illustrate how modern female artists have taken inspiration from domestic objects of past centuries.

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Revisiting a Groundbreaking Show of Feminist Art
Arts, April 27

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum looks back at a 1971 exhibition devoted to women and puts their work in conversation with emerging feminist artists.

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In Florida, It’s ‘Go West’ for Arts Donors and Patrons
Arts, April 27

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.

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Taking the Museum Experience Outdoors
Arts, April 27

Cultural institutions, looking for ways to draw visitors, are offering activities on their grounds — and beyond.

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Using Podcasts to Broaden the Reach of Smaller Museums
Arts, April 27

Often one-person operations, museum podcasts draw in listeners close to home and in faraway places.

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Canvases, Clay and Cameras, Preserving the Spirit of Ukraine
Arts, April 27

Ukrainian museums and institutions across the United States are presenting myriad exhibitions, some dealing with the war and others celebrating culture.

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A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter
Arts, April 27

Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.

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Museums Change Their Approach to Showing White Male Artists
Arts, April 27

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, business-as-usual gets a rethink.

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Title IX at 50: How it Changed Congress, Campuses and Sports
Arts, April 27

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.

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A Forgotten Star of the Pop Era, Back in the Spotlight
Arts, April 27

Marisol, a Warhol contemporary who was one of the most compelling artists in 1960s New York, is getting renewed attention in a Miami exhibition.

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All the Andrew Wyeth No One Has Seen
Arts, April 27

A partnership between the artist’s foundation and two museums will enable much of his art to be viewed for the first time.

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Welcome to Our City! Care to Visit the Museum?
Arts, April 27

In growing urban areas like Austin, Texas; Denver; and Raleigh, N.C., regional museums are rolling out the welcome mat.

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Art and Architecture Get a Refresh on the California Coast
Arts, April 27

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has undergone multiple renovations in its 80-plus years. This spring it has opened after yet another.

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50 Years of Art in the Bronx
Arts, April 27

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.

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Dragons, Saints and a Sexy Nurse: The Art of Takashi Murakami
Arts, April 27

A show at the Broad explores an artist’s efforts to confront the ills of society, and his own anxiety.

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Coming Soon to the Guggenheim: Words, Words, Words
Arts, April 27

The Manhattan museum’s first poet in residence plans to fill the space with “poem signs,” panels, interactive experiences and pop-up readings.

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At Museums, a Mix of Old and New
Arts, April 27

Masters like Cézanne, Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe are on display across the country, as well as contemporary artists.

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Your Wednesday Briefing: Beijing’s Mass Testing Plan
Briefing, April 26

Plus more aggressive support for Ukraine and Hong Kong’s brownface controversy.

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Donald Baechler, Painter of Cartoonish Collages, Is Dead at 65
Arts, April 26

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.

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‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ Is Up for Sale. (Not That One.)
U.S., April 26

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.

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Can a New Art Space Refresh a Tired Downtown?
Arts, April 26

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.

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Looking to the Past, an Artist Finds a Soul Mate in Gwen John
Books, April 26

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.

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Your Tuesday Briefing: Elon Musk Buys Twitter
Briefing, April 25

Plus a lockdown looms over Beijing and the U.S. flexes in Ukraine.

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Hermann Nitsch, 83, Dies; Sought Artistic Transcendence in Blood and Guts
Arts, April 23

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.

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Sonia Boyce Wins Top Prize at Venice Biennale
Arts, April 23

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.

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The Hidden Image Descriptions Making the Internet Accessible
Interactive, February 18

The challenge of describing every image on the internet, and the people who are trying.

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How a Gray Painting Can Break Your Heart
Interactive, January 16

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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The Year in Illustration
Interactive, January 5

The New York Times’s most memorable illustrations of 2021

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‘I Could Never Abandon Them’: Neopets Users Play On
Interactive, November 3

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.

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12 Talents Shaping the Design World
Interactive, October 4

Whether they make furniture, housewares, textiles or floral arrangements, these creative forces bring a singular perspective and devotion to their work.

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What to Read: 5 Visual Books
Interactive, September 15

From Frida Kahlo to food insecurity, these are our picks for this week.

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A Madonna Who Shows the Beauty in Going Overboard
Interactive, August 13

This Parmigianino painting is strange, unfinished and not to everyone’s liking. But it’s got style.

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Meet the Artist Painting the New York Times
Interactive, July 28

The artist Sho Shibuya, who has been painting a visual diary on the front page of the Times during lockdown, explains five pieces.

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Remembering the Man Behind ‘I ❤️ NY’
Interactive, June 25

The graphic designer Milton Glaser died one year ago on Saturday.

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The Story of Modern Art and Design, Housed in a Suburban Detroit Basement
Interactive, June 17

The storage facility of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, in the unlikely enclave of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a treasure trove of iconic objects.

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How to Buy a Work of Art
Interactive, June 14

With the help of gallery owners, patrons, collectors and artists, T explores some of the complications behind an obvious question.

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The Impressionist Art of Seeing and Being Seen
Interactive, June 4

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.

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A First Look at Lincoln Center’s Outdoor Spaces
Interactive, May 6

I visited the new outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces at Lincoln Center where there will be all kinds of art this summer.

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The Art in the Oval Office Tells a Story. Here’s How to See It.
Interactive, May 5

What if the paintings and sculptures could talk? What if they already do?

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Keeping Love Close
Interactive, April 8

What does love look like in a time of anti-Asian hate? Asian and Asian-American photographers respond. With an essay by Celeste Ng.

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What a Tiny Masterpiece Reveals About Power and Beauty
Interactive, April 2

Crosscurrents of religion and culture shaped this stunningly detailed portrait of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.

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T Magazine Stories From a Surreal Year
Interactive, March 11

The beauty tips, travel fantasies and thoughts on art, books and more that got us through.

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An Art Revolution, Made With Scissors and Glue
Interactive, January 29

The greatest breakthrough of 20th-century art was something you probably did in elementary school.

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The Year in Illustration 2020
Interactive, January 14

The most memorable illustrations of the year, as chosen by art directors at The New York Times.

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This Year’s Standout Moments in the Arts
Interactive, December 29

Though museums, theaters and galleries were closed, and concerts and festivals canceled, many artists continued creating indelible work.

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What’s in Our Queue? ‘Attack on Titan’
Interactive, December 23

I'm a senior news assistant on The Times's Culture desk. Here's what I've been watching, reading and listening to.

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Dutch Court Rules Against Jewish Heirs on Claim for Kandinsky Work
Culture, December 16

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.

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The Myth of North America, in One Painting
Interactive, November 25

How Benjamin West remade a bloody battle as a founding romance.

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Miss Live Theater? You’re Not Alone.
Interactive, October 15

We miss theater. And we know you do too. So we asked you to share some memories with us.

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Black Culture Is Flourishing. How Can It Be Preserved?
Interactive, October 7

Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Dean share a portfolio of favorite works — and discuss curating Black art when so much creativity is online and ephemeral.

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Seeing Our Own Reflection in the Birth of the Self-Portrait
Interactive, September 25

Now it seems self-evident that pictures can represent who you “really” are. That conviction began with Albrecht Dürer, five centuries ago.

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A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion
Interactive, August 7

What a masterpiece of Japanese printmaking teaches us about the way images circulate.

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The Rembrandt Self-Portrait That Has Long Captivated Pat Steir
T Style, July 21

When she lived in Amsterdam, the New York-based artist went to see this painting at least once a week.

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The New Must-Have Museum Souvenir: Face Masks
Culture, July 16

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.

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Turn Your Relationship Into a Work of Art
Styles, July 15

For some couples who postponed their engagement shoots because of the coronavirus, artists have stepped in to create custom illustrations and portraits.

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Bonnie Lucas, Still Playing With Dolls
Culture, July 12

The artist finds pleasure and healing in cutting up toys and feminine things, and reassembling the pieces.

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A Portrait of America That Still Haunts, Decades Later
Interactive, June 12

How, in a single photograph, Robert Frank captured the ongoing story of a divided nation.

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Taking Lessons From a Bloody Masterpiece
Interactive, May 28

I’ve become obsessed with Thomas Eakins’s “The Gross Clinic.” Let me show you why.

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Visiting the Museum in My Mind
Interactive, May 15

A consideration of artworks that ask the question: What world will we find on the other side of this?

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17 Artists Capture a Surreal New York From Their Windows
Interactive, April 16

We asked artists sheltering in place across the city to illustrate what it looks and feels like outside their windows.

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The Creative Circles Defining the Culture
Interactive, April 13

Whether united by outlook or identity, happenstance or choice, these communities have shaped the worlds of art, fashion, film and more.

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What Does It Mean When an Artist Retreats From Public Life?
Interactive, April 13

A small and highly influential group has chosen to disappear from society in favor of letting their work speak for itself.

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How ‘Daughters of the Dust’ Sent Ripples Through the Film World
Interactive, April 13

With her lyrical work, made in 1991, Julie Dash and her collaborators recentered the black female gaze.

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The Neighbors of Ninth Street
Interactive, April 13

For decades, two blocks in Greenwich Village have been home to a disproportionate number of New York City’s writers, artists, actors and designers.

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How Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts Birthed the Contemporary Avant-Garde
Interactive, April 13

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.

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How a Trio of Black-Owned Galleries Changed the Art World
Interactive, April 13

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.

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35 Top African-American Artists on the Work That Inspires Them
Interactive, March 19

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.

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Newark Museum Is Now the Newark Museum of Art
Culture, November 6

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.

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Every Photo Tells a Story. His Spoke Volumes.
National, November 6

Sam Falk’s pictures for The New York Times brought a vivid sense of art to its pages.

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‘The Writing on the Wall’: Voices of the Incarcerated
Culture, November 1

An installation on the High Line shares writing by prisoners in a space that emulates cells.

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Tefaf Shakes Things Up With Cross-Collecting
Weekend, October 31

Some dealers at the European Fine Art Fair are mixing media, millenniums and mind-sets, trying for a collage effect.

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Michael Stipe on Working While He Sleeps and Savoring Mistakes
T Style, October 28

The artist and musician discusses his new photography book, “Our Interference Times,” and his unusual daily routine.

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Ingo Maurer, Designer Known as a Poet of Light, Dies at 87
Obits, October 24

Mr. Maurer’s wonky fascination with technology led to lamps he made out of scribbled memos, tea strainers and incandescent bulbs with feathered wings.

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The Woman Archiving the World’s Ochers
T Style, October 24

At her cabin in the woods of Washington, Heidi Gustafson is creating a many-colored library of one of mankind’s first pigments.

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Seeing the Past from the Future
Special Sections, October 23

Artists look to the past, think about historical points of reference and reframe them for the contemporary moment.

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Colombian Artist Seeks Justice for the Natural World
Special Sections, October 23

Carolina Caycedo’s artwork examines the social and environmental impact of harnessing rivers to generate power.

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A Peace Monument in Colombia Is Caught in a New Crossfire
Special Sections, October 23

“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.

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Will Brexit Help France’s Flagging Art Market?
Weekend, October 18

David Zwirner is branching out, opening a gallery in Paris, and more dealers are heading for the FIAC fair.