The country’s culture minister cites new evidence, including the account of a reformed looter, to assert that numerous artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were stolen from ancient sites.
The country’s culture minister cites new evidence, including the account of a reformed looter, to assert that numerous artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were stolen from ancient sites.
Renato Casaro’s hand-drawn art has hooked movie audiences around the world since the 1950s. Tarantino and Stallone are big fans. One secret to his success? “You can’t cheat.”
This gem of a museum in Upper Manhattan has reopened with an operatic eye-filler of religious sculptures we’re just learning to appreciate.
The artist, who died last year, used collage and fabric to break out of painting’s confines. Now her works are on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Knobkerry was a shop and gallery where Ornette Coleman hung out and Janis Joplin shopped. It is the subject of a new book and related exhibition.
The contemporary art triennial Prospect New Orleans looks at the city’s cyclical history of challenges.
At the Walla Walla Foundry, one of the largest contemporary fine-art foundries in the world, all sorts of artistic behemoths rise. Yet it’s little-known outside of the art world.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is using modern technology to stir appreciation for ancient artistry — including an Athenian potter’s transformative “discovery” of red.
Inspired by photos of dancers, 29 works by Kristine Mays celebrate the enslaved people who once toiled on such properties.
From Iceland to Arkansas, residency programs have found creative ways to reinvent themselves.
The eight-block American Indian Cultural Corridor celebrates Native American art and commerce.
The “Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming” exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum draws parallels between the country’s most infamous example of mass hysteria and current culture.
Robert Kolker, who recently wrote about a case involving a friendship torn asunder for The Times Magazine, explains how he approached his reporting and what he thought about the online discourse around the story.
While running Ruder Finn, with big clients like Philip Morris, Exxon and Coca-Cola, Mr. Finn pursued a parallel career as a painter, photographer and sculptor.
The influential designer walked away from fashion in 2009, but he didn’t stop creating. Here’s a first look at his new career.
From New York to Los Angeles, Black, L.G.B.T.Q., Native American and women artists are exhibiting works that highlight their communities and personal perspectives.
The Denver Art Museum, responsive, interactive and fashion-conscious, transforms its headquarters into the institution that current-day curators dream of.
Illusionists, cardsharps, charlatans and human cannonballs enliven a trove of rare books, posters and ephemera now going to auction at Sotheby’s.
For the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary, the long-closed Arts and Industries Building reopens for a glimpse of the future.
The Guggenheim will show the work of the conceptual artist who probes questions of identity.
The work and struggle by Jamel Robinson and other artists is part of the “African American Art in the 20th Century” exhibition at the Hudson River Museum.
A collector’s keen eye — and willingness to knock on a stranger’s door — led to the rediscovery of a sculpture by a renowned stone carver, William Edmondson.
There’s a new way to take in the skyline. For Kenzo Digital, a lifelong New Yorker who designed its dreamlike interior, the city was his muse.
After a debate over Jefferson’s legacy and his history as a slaveholder, city officials delayed deciding on where to display the statue.
Designing a show at the Jewish Museum in New York has illuminated corners of hidden history in her life, the architect says. “Edmund dug into his past. I didn’t. I couldn’t bear it.”
For half a century, she has taken the things we know best — our bodies, our rituals, our nation — and shown us how strange they really are.
The fairs, exhibitions and auctions of “Frieze Week” are in-person events once more. But the art world has changed, and so has Britain.
Christie’s estimates the work could fetch as much as $30 million, and is being sold under the terms of an agreement between the current owner and the heirs of Jewish collectors who once owned it.
“Love Is in the Bin,” originally titled “Girl With Balloon,” was resold. It had been partially shredded after it was bought at a Sotheby’s auction in 2018.
In “Be Your Wonderful Self” at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, abstraction and portraiture achieve a remarkable unity.
These 10 standout artists — from Colombia to Egypt to Japan — redrew the map of Surrealism, the 20th century’s most provocative art movement. They and dozens more are reunited at the Metropolitan Museum.
Months of closures during the pandemic have caused financial havoc for art venues, and many expect to be strapped for years. At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the virus’s impact is clear.
A new cableway and hundreds of giant murals have brightened lives in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous neighborhood, but poverty and attacks against women are still pervasive.
Christian Rosa is accused in a federal indictment of scheming to defraud art buyers through the sale of four pieces purportedly by Mr. Pettibon.
In Los Angeles, a project commits to commissioning over 100 artworks by Black artists for a new cultural corridor.
Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase and Adam Chinn have joined forces to reach a growing pool of young collectors in Hong Kong and beyond.
David Salle’s “Tree of Life”; Michael Assiff’s “Volunteer Flowers”; a collective’s post-prison crusade; and 23 artists highlight Iran’s dynamic contemporary art scene.
Wayne McGregor’s full-length work, a collaboration with Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean, opens at a moment of purgatorial relevance.
The owner of a longtime Manhattan gallery said in court that while some customers thought they were buying ancient items, they were actually modern knockoffs, just made to look old.
The German artist shot to art-world fame with a performance at the Venice Biennale that captivated social media. Her latest work looks sure to please a smartphone-wielding audience, too.
The artist’s approach to the Black female form is rich with pleasure, but also looks beyond it.
The Portuguese artist and psychoanalyst examines postcolonial trauma in her U.S. debut in Brooklyn. The stakes are universal, she says.
Mehretu is one of seven new trustees who have been added over the past year and the third artist in the board’s history, after Chuck Close and Fred Wilson.
In a Warsaw warehouse, Marcin Rusak turns decomposing plant material into polished pieces that degrade over time.
Latosha Clemons, who rose to the rank of deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach, Fla., said the mural’s misrepresentation of her had caused her mental and emotional harm.
The Kunsthaus Zurich built an extension to display masterpieces from a private Swiss collection. But critics say the works are tainted by the source of their owner’s wealth.
The conceptual artist has taken over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London with an odorous work to excite the senses.
Singapore’s pandemic caution.
For one of the works in his new solo show, the painter Amoako Boafo drew on the sunny shades that surrounded him in the lead-up to the opening.
Ariana Papademetropoulos makes large-scale, iridescent works that transport viewers into alien worlds.
As a curator at MoMA and then a professor at Princeton, he pushed museums and art historians to take photography seriously.
Maria Rosario Jackson, a veteran arts administrator with a background in urban planning, is recognized as an expert in using culture to spur economic development.
In the wake of an election, pandemic, protest movement, extreme climate and rising debt ceilings, MoMA PS1 comes back with a cautious display of art.
Born Barrie Bates in New Zealand, he became Billy Apple in London, embarking on a long career that marched through art explorations, from Pop to conceptual to self-branding.
Some 60 celebrated landscapes are part of a rehang at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don’t pass them by: They are demanding to the eye and mind alike.
At Berlin’s FIND festival of new international drama, some plays tackle big themes while others reject being useful.
Sara Cwynar’s immersive video; Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s musical installation; Joey Terrill’s multipanel works; and Stacy Lynn Waddell’s gold-leaf paintings.
The San Francisco artists blazed trails in the ’60s and ’70s that converge at Paula Cooper.
Art by the ton, haute bistro fare in Berlin — and more.
Jean-Michel Othoniel’s sparkling sculptures have earned him one of France’s most prestigious awards and a huge new Paris exhibition.
For half a century, she has taken the things we know best— our bodies, our rituals, our nation — and shown us how strange they really are.
The dealer, Nancy Wiener, acknowledged in court that she used fake provenances to cover for the murky histories of some items she sold.
Traditionalists chafe at the contemporary-art approach to Holocaust commemoration being employed at Babyn Yar, a site of mass shootings in World War II. But it has brought visitors for an anniversary.
“The Mirror and the Palette,” by Jennifer Higgie, examines 500 years of women’s self-portraits, tracing a theme of suffering, both physical and emotional, from their lives to their art.
A new group show at Fort Makers in the Lower East Side honors one of the world’s most popular fruits.
Alan Michelson, a Mohawk artist, explores long-ignored aspects of American history and exploitation of Indigenous landscapes. His work at MoMA PS1 fuses modern media and Native song.
The artist, Lars Vilks, had been under police protection since 2010, after his sketch prompted widespread condemnation from Muslims. He was killed along with two bodyguards in a crash that the police said was an accident.
Whether they make furniture, housewares, textiles or floral arrangements, these creative forces bring a singular perspective and devotion to their work.
Following one of many trips to her parents’ homeland, Arati Rao launched Tantuvi, which combines vibrant, abstract shapes with centuries-old weaving techniques.
Though they maintain separate practices, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson regularly collaborate on hand-hewn pieces that are subtly autobiographical.
Drawing on a fantastical aesthetic sense partly formed in childhood, Doan Ly makes arrangements — and equally alluring photos of them — that are rich in color and narrative.
Yinka Ilori brings color and joy to an eclectic array of projects, whether he’s reimagining public spaces or designing furniture and housewares.
For Sarah Zapata, hand-weaving is a metaphor for both expressing and examining different facets of her identity.
Sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis are on display in a Manhattan park known as a site of protests. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd’s brother said.
With her incisive, boundary-breaking works, the multidisciplinary artist has been exploring the nature of identity, and challenging assumptions about art-making, since the 1980s.
After a decade of embroidering portraits of loved ones, LJ Roberts delivers a lesson on queer kinship in a new exhibition at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
The Los Angeles artist, with her crazy titles and caustic colors, offers “a really provocative combination of pleasure and politics,” says one museum curator.
The subject is one of the gravest topics in art history. I came for the lost stories of Jewish collectors. Where were they?
“Alice Neel: The Early Years”; Diane Simpson’s enigmatic sculptures; and 17 artists explore the concept of space in “Convergent Evolutions.”
The Russian Revolution split the Morozov collection, but a colossal diplomatic effort has brought it back together in Paris. This exhibition is legitimately historic.
For creators of color, the perceived need to be exemplary can be artistically stultifying. Instead, true freedom may lie in being allowed to be fine — or to fail.
In Somerset, the artist Prue Piper has spent decades forging connections between her pottery, her garden and the myths entwined with the landscape.
Three years after returning two stone sculptures, the museum has decided to give back another artwork to Nepal, this one thought to have been stolen from a temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
An exhibition in Berlin examines the differences, and surprising confluences, between Cold War-era paintings from the United States and the Soviet Union.
For millenniums, the airborne objects have mesmerized cultures around the world. Now, a new generation of artists is taking their creation to new heights.
The filmmaker has been quietly making small, eerie collages on newsprint for 20 years, with faces switched onto other bodies. Now they’re finally on view.
This year’s 25 winners include Ibram X. Kendi, who wrote “How to Be an Antiracist,” the poet Hanif Abdurraqib and the writer and curator Nicole Fleetwood. The awards come with prestige — and $625,000.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to handle articles of history from a difficult past.
The restoration of a statue the artist created for his own tomb shines light on the psychology of the aging Renaissance master.
Growing up in the Bronx, Devon Rodriguez always wanted to move to Manhattan. His 20 million followers helped him get there.
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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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.
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.
A new exhibition in San Francisco makes art out of the Patagonia vest, the former prime minister of England and … Salesforce?
A new director wants to reshape a leading Warsaw art space to show conservative works and challenge left-wing positions.
President Trump’s repeated threats to destroy Iran’s treasures of art and architecture make the United States seem as debased as ISIS or the Taliban.
Aerobanquets RMX lets participants eat while exploring an interactive world at the James Beard House.
Residents, staff and donors hope the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College will provide a cross section of contemporary art as layered as Sarasota itself.
The National Gallery of Canada has gathered contemporary Indigenous art from around the world for a major exhibition.
Her sculptures, which often incorporated tree trunks and animal carcasses, emphasized commonality and connection between humans, animals and the earth.
Museums in the Netherlands are ditching historical terms and names, and updating their collections as they grapple with the legacy of slavery and colonialism.
At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both.
She immersed herself in the rougher precincts of American life for months at a time, portraying their denizens as noble but not necessarily heroic.
On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, three new coffee-table books revisit the life and legacy of the original Renaissance man.
Works by confined children show hopefulness in the face of stress, and may help in the healing.
The painter Jordan Casteel discusses her favorite artwork and the affinity she feels for its creator.
Mmuseumm (yes, the spelling is unusual) displays collections of small objects in a very small space. Its curator says they tell important stories.
Mrs. Wrightsman, who had no formal training, became a connoisseur of 18th-century French art and a significant donor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“Lady in the Dark,” a Weill-Gershwin-Hart theatrical collaboration from 1941, is revived at City Center by MasterVoices.
Kaneza Schaal’s experimental theater work has three sections and is paired with an installation featuring paintings and videos of the show’s inspirations.
Giovanni Battista Moroni, long overlooked, is the new Renaissance face at the Frick Collection.
Her works, like a metal cabbage with chicken legs, weren’t taken seriously at first but now command lofty prices.
Diane and Arthur Abbey have around Japanese 300 baskets, a selection of which coexist peacefully with work by Calder, de Kooning and Joseph Cornell.
A two-phase project is expected to begin in January 2020. When it’s complete, visitors will have access to Isamu Noguchi’s studio at an expanded campus.
Drummers from bands like Guns N’ Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are using new technology to turn their performances into visual art. All it takes is a few open-shutter cameras, some colorful lights and a killer beat.
A new exhibition of the German painter Emil Nolde shows that rather than being a victim of Hitler’s regime, he was an enthusiastic supporter.
But was it art? No, Mr. Robbins said, but paint-by-numbers kits — all the rage among young baby boomers — gave the inartistic the “experience” of art.
Four artists will embed with city agencies to tackle social issues as part of the Public Artists in Residence program that began in 2015.
David Korins is bringing some of Chatsworth House, the stately home from the movie “Pride and Prejudice,” to New York — for a show at Sotheby’s.
The war and its human toll had a profound impact on artists addressing the turbulent times. The personal and political meet in a poignant show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Daniel Rycharski’s work is the subject of a major exhibition at Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art. But that doesn’t mean he’s found acceptance.