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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, Yesterday

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

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In ‘Optic Nerve,’ a Woman Trains a Sharp Eye on Art and Her Life
Books, Yesterday

The first book by María Gainza, an Argentine art critic, to be translated into English is a consistently delightful mix of art history, personal reminiscence and aesthetic theory.

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An Actor’s Life Story Grounds ‘Jack &’ With ‘The Cotillion’
Theater, Yesterday

Kaneza Schaal’s experimental theater work has three sections and is paired with an installation featuring paintings and videos of the show’s inspirations.

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Celestial Visions on the Met Roof
Arts, Yesterday

High above Manhattan, Alicja Kwade’s planetary sculpture captures the music of the spheres.

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A Cult Favorite Enters the Art Canon
Arts, Yesterday

Giovanni Battista Moroni, long overlooked, is the new Renaissance face at the Frick Collection.

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A Barnes Foundation Show Illuminates the Dawn of Photography
Arts, April 17

An exhibition shows how the pioneers of photography saw the dominant medium of painting both as inspiration and competition.

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Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93
Obituaries, April 17

Her works, like a metal cabbage with chicken legs, weren’t taken seriously at first but now command lofty prices.

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A Painter Who Left the Art World in Order to Actually Make Art
T Magazine, April 17

For the past 30 years, Vivian Suter has been quietly working in her home on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Now, she’s found international recognition.

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An Empire of Bamboo in the Home of Collectors
Arts, April 17

Diane and Arthur Abbey have around Japanese 300 baskets, a selection of which coexist peacefully with work by Calder, de Kooning and Joseph Cornell.

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New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now
Arts, April 17

Lucian Freud’s nudes from the 1990s and 2000s; a Gretchen Bender retrospective revisits her TV-based installations; and artists address social justice issues in “Perilous Bodies.”

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Noguchi Museum Will Open Sculptor’s Studio to Public After Restoration
Arts, April 16

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.

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Keeping Rhythm, and Hanging It in a Gallery
Business, April 16

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.

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A Miracle of Timing: The Statues That Escaped the Notre-Dame Fire
Arts, April 16

Sculptures of the Twelve Apostles and four evangelists had been removed from the cathedral for restoration just days before the fire in Paris on Monday.

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The Notre-Dame Rooster and Other Statues That Escaped the Fire
Arts, April 16

Sculptures of the Twelve Apostles and four evangelists had been removed from the cathedral for restoration just days before the fire in Paris on Monday.

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Fate of Priceless Cultural Treasures Uncertain After Notre-Dame Fire
World, April 15

Many of the Christian artifacts in the cathedral have been saved, said France’s culture minister. But there are grave concerns about art and its acclaimed organ.

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Peter Max’s Studio Is Sued by a Longtime Seller of His Art
Business, April 15

Park West Gallery, known for auctioning the pop artist’s work on cruise ships, says his studio is trying to renege on a contract.

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‘We Are Amplifying the Work’: France Starts Task Force on Art Looted Under Nazis
Arts, April 15

The mission is to actively identify pieces that were looted or sold under duress during the Nazi era and to return them to the original owners or heirs.

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Finding Beauty in Broken Things, an Aboriginal Artist Finds Recognition at Last
World, April 12

Karla Dickens, who scampers over piles of rubbish in search of artistic inspiration for her collages and other creations, is finally having her moment.

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How Much Hip Can the Desert Absorb?
Style, April 12

An unlikely art festival blooms in no man’s land, like Burning Man and Coachella before it. But this one is different! Maybe.

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An Artist Rises, and Brings a Generation With Him
Arts, April 12

In a struggling neighborhood with a vibrant history, Titus Kaphar found a home for himself. Now he’s creating a center there to nurture emerging artists.

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17 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, April 11

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

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The Art of Rock: Four Museums Explore How We Connect to Music
Arts, April 11

Shows about Leonard Cohen, instruments, punk graphics and punk sexual energy highlight the bonds between listeners and creators.

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German State Drops Investigation Into Political Artist, but Outcry Keeps Growing
World, April 11

An artist who built a replica Holocaust memorial next to the home of a far-right politician was the subject of a 16-month criminal inquiry. Prominent figures want to know why.

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These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?
Arts, April 11

The school board will decide if 13 Depression-era frescoes showing the life of George Washington should be destroyed.

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Andres Serrano Lets Objects Do the Talking
Arts, April 10

Thirty years after his infamous image of a plastic crucifix sparked the first skirmish in the culture wars, the artist-provocateur trains his focus on “The Game: All Things Trump.”

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In an Imagined Future, a Play Unapproved by the Minister of Culture
Interactive, April 10

Adam Rapp’s original play “The Sand and the Snow,” written for T’s Culture issue.

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Letter From the Editor: T Presents ‘America 2024’
Interactive, April 10

This issue pays tribute to the artist’s inability to unquestioningly accept the society in which she lives.

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Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim: One Work, Many Layers to Love
Arts, April 10

Roberta Smith revisits the groundbreaking exhibition through one standout work. You’ll want to see it in person before the show closes on April 23.

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New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now
Arts, April 10

Mary Beth Edelson’s “Great Goddess Cut-Outs”; John McLaughlin’s trove of photographs; and Keiji Uematsu’s first American solo show.

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Fashion for a Blurring Binary
Arts, April 10

A show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tracks gender-bending through a century of clothing that defied rigid rules of sexuality.

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Stripping Away Lies to Expose a Painter’s Nazi Past
Arts, April 10

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.

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Lacma’s $650 Million Building by Peter Zumthor Is Approved
Arts, April 9

A critic calls it the “incredible shrinking museum.” The director says it is “ambitious.” On Tuesday, Los Angeles County made it official: The project will go forward.

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Angel, Buffy’s Favorite Brooder, Is Back in a New Comic Series
Arts, April 9

Boom! Studios is giving retailers free copies of Angel, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff.

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Charles Gaines to Receive MacDowell Colony Honors
Arts, April 7

The colony announced that Mr. Gaines, a conceptual artist and fixture of West Coast culture for decades, would receive its Edward MacDowell Medal.

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The Shed Opens: What Our Critics Think
Arts, April 7

Soundtrack of America, “Reich Richter Pärt” and work by Trisha Donnelly were on offer during the arts center’s inaugural weekend.

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Dan Robbins, Who Made Painting as Easy as 1-2-3 (and 4-5-6), Dies at 93
Obituaries, April 5

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.

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Artists as ‘Creative Problem-Solvers’ at City Agencies
Arts, April 5

Four artists will embed with city agencies to tackle social issues as part of the Public Artists in Residence program that began in 2015.

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Spain Gets a Crash Course in a Former Colony’s Art
Arts, April 5

Several shows running across Madrid are asking viewers to think differently about the art of Peru, and Spain’s own history.

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‘Hamilton’ Set Designer Goes Whimsical, Using Sotheby’s Galleries as a Stage
Arts, April 5

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.

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The Shed Is Finally Open. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Arts, April 4

We offer a guide to navigating the new arts center set amid the towers of Hudson Yards.

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Cj Hendry Is an Instagram Hit. But Can She Woo the Art World?
Arts, April 4

Her hyper-realist drawings leave viewers in awe, but she’s hoping a solo exhibition and an artistic shift will bring her closer to art-world acceptance.

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Nam June Paik at the Whitney: A Work of Dizzying Complexity
Arts, April 4

The artist’s monumental video wall, featuring a flood of imagery and music from David Bowie, Kraftwerk and others, is on view in “Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018.”

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Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists
Arts, April 4

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.

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‘Brick House’ Is Installed at the High Line
Arts, April 4

A bronze bust by the artist Simone Leigh is the first sculpture to be displayed in a new section of the elevated park.

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Gay Artist Wants to Change Poland, Starting With One Village
Arts, April 4

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.

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Tracing the Roots of Photo Sharing, From Mail Art to Instagram
Arts, April 4

A new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shows that image sharing is evolutionary, not revolutionary.

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Big Changes at Britain’s Saatchi Gallery, as Visitor Numbers Slide
Arts, April 4

The art collector Charles Saatchi appears to be relinquishing control of the country’s best-known and most popular private museum of contemporary art.

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Lyle Tuttle, Who Recast Tattooing’s Image Pore by Pore, Dies at 87
Obituaries, April 3

Tattooed almost head to foot himself, he helped move the art form “out of the back alley” and into the mainstream, finding fame with a celebrity clientele.

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He Built a Holocaust Memorial by a Far-Right Leader’s Home. Now He’s Under Investigation.
World, April 3

The artist Philipp Ruch built a section of the Holocaust memorial outside the bedroom window of a far-right politician, Björn Höcke. Now he is the subject of a state investigation.

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New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now
Arts, April 3

Asger Jorn and company’s irreverent improvisations; Brett Wallace’s dystopian workplace; and Jackie Gendel’s portraits of women, all “to be titled.”

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American Folk Art Museum Leader Is Stepping Down
Arts, April 3

Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator and director of exhibitions, is leaving at the end of June, the museum said.

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Art Is Where the Home Is
Arts, April 3

Two gallery shows in New York make a case for the nourishing aspects of objects in artists’ lives.

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Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe
Arts, April 3

The monument will be wrapped in 2020 to accompany a Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris.

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An Artist Who Creates Joyful, Shimmering Images of West Indian Culture
T Magazine, April 2

Ahead of a new solo show, Paul Anthony Smith discusses his intricate, time-intensive process — and his favorite forms of procrastination.

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Artists of Color as Avatars of Originality
Lens, April 2

Elia Alba reimagines artists of color as A-list celebrities, giving them a place of honor in a mainstream art world that continues to ignore or play down their accomplishments.

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Rediscovering the Confederate Flag of Truce
Arts, April 1

Sonya Clark, a social practice artist, unfurls a handmade version of a Confederate truce flag and asks, ‘What if …”

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A Leonardo Made a $450 Million Splash. Now There’s No Sign of It.
Arts, March 30

Since a Saudi royal, most likely the crown prince, paid $450 million for “Salvator Mundi,” it has vanished from view, and museums hoping to show it say they don’t know where it is.

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Mary Boone Is Not Done
Style, March 29

One of New York’s leading art dealers, convicted of tax evasion, will report to prison in May. She’s already plotting her return.

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On the Met Roof, Alicja Kwade’s Test of Faith
Arts, March 29

Known for confronting the laws of physics, the Polish-German artist builds a planetary sculpture and ponders our place in the universe

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Longing for an Internet Cleanse
Opinion, March 28

A small rebellion against the quickening of time.

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With Plans for New Hire, El Museo del Barrio Tries to Reach Out to Its Critics
Arts, March 28

The museum announced it would take on a curator focusing on Latinx communities in the United States.

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19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, March 28

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

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Lincoln Kirstein: A Modern Tastemaker With Some Iffy Taste
Arts, March 28

An art critic and dance critic talk about two Kirstein shows — and how his protean diversity left its mark on the arts, most productively on ballet.

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El Anatsui’s Monumental New Show Is an Act of Justice
Arts, March 28

A pilgrimage to Munich finds a resplendent tribute to the Ghanaian-born artist, and a fitting epitaph for the curator, Okwui Enwezor.

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Hammer Museum Auction at Sotheby’s Will Benefit Artist Fund
Arts, March 28

Some 35 contemporary artists are donating pieces to the auction, which will take place in New York in May.

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New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now
Arts, March 28

Gilles Aillaud’s portraits of zoo animals; Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s homoerotic photographs; Christina Forrer’s paintings on a loom; and the BRIC Biennial’s third South Brooklyn Edition.

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The Two Artist Couples Who Helped Start American Modernism
Books, March 27

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand and Rebecca Salsbury coupled, fought and made some of the most influential photographs and paintings of the 20th century. “Foursome,” by Carolyn Burke, tells their story.

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The Private Art of the Public Space Architect of Hudson Yards
Arts, March 27

A majestic whooping crane painted in the style of a Dutch master portrait reigns over the fireplace at the home of Thomas Woltz, landscape architect.

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Art Basel’s Asian Art Gets to Hong Kong via New York and Los Angeles
Arts, March 27

Much of this year’s Asian art selection represent both artist diaspora and a broadening interest among collectors, coming from galleries in the United States.

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S.I. Newhouse Jr.’s Collection of Modern Masters Comes to Christie’s
Arts, March 26

“Si said to me that he always gets what he wants because he will not stop bidding,” David Geffen recalls. But one got away: Jackson Pollock’s “The Deep.”

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How Did Raphael Do It? To Find Out, Get Up Close
Arts, March 26

A four-year restoration of Raphael’s cartoon for the “School of Athens” fresco at a Milan museum lets visitors explore the artist’s secrets.

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Van Gogh the Wild Man? Try Van Gogh the Suburban Professional
Arts, March 26

Van Gogh’s comfortable, middle-class existence in London is at odds with how the public imagines the painter. But this period shaped his art, a new exhibition shows.

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Stolen Picasso Painting Is Recovered in Amsterdam, Investigator Says
Arts, March 26

A 1938 portrait of Dora Maar, a photographer who was one of the artist’s lovers, was stolen from a yacht in 1999. The art crimes investigator said he had recovered it in Amsterdam.

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Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows
Arts, March 25

Accusations that the family behind OxyContin actively played down its perils have led arts and education institutions to rethink accepting Sackler funds.

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Disputed Painting Is a Real van Gogh, Researchers Say
Arts, March 24

“Vase With Poppies” was shelved after its authenticity was questioned in 1990. It will go back on display in April at a museum in Hartford.

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Discovered After 70, Black Artists Find Success, Too, Has Its Price
Arts, March 23

Once on the margins, older African-American artists are suddenly a hot commodity. They are relishing the attention while dealing with the market’s grueling demands.

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Guggenheim Museum Says It Won’t Accept Gifts From Sackler Family
Arts, March 22

The decision, which followed similar moves from British museums, highlights growing unease in the art world over the family’s links to OxyContin and the opioid crisis.

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T Suggests: Gingham Handbags, a Shrine to Italian Design and More
T Magazine, March 22

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

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Dreamweavers | Swizz Beatz and Troy Carter in Conversation
Video, March 22

Courtesy of UTA Artist Space and Lyft Entertainment

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An Artist on Finding Balance, and His Giant Basketball Sculpture
T Magazine, March 22

Ahead of two major shows, the painter Jonas Wood reflects on his early career — and the most unusual object in his studio.

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15 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, March 21

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

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Fraught and Fabulous: Art That Shows a Passion for Democracy
Arts, March 21

Siah Armajani’s career survey at the Met Breuer and public sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park offer a portrait of the Iranian artist in exile in America.

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Luc Tuymans, Painting’s Savior, Tries Something New
Arts, March 21

A major retrospective in Venice assembles more than 80 of the artist’s canvases, plus a huge mosaic of Italian marble.

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A Lighter Matthew Barney Goes Back to School, and Back Home
Arts, March 21

The artist dances with wolves, and hunters, in his new film “Redoubt,” shot in his native Idaho. It’s the most emancipated work of his career.

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Warhol at the Whitney: Why This One Work Is So Stirring
Arts, March 21

As the museum’s Andy Warhol retrospective ends its run, Holland Cotter revisits the exhibition through a work that showed the artist shifting gears.

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An Artist Imagines Five of the Season’s Most Anticipated Books
T Magazine, March 21

We asked Zach Harris to envision what happens on page 76 of four novels and one collection of poetry.

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The Met Will Use its Facade and Great Hall to Showcase Contemporary Art
Arts, March 21

The museum announced commissions from Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman and the world premiere of a video installation by Ragnar Kjartansson on Thursday.

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New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now
Arts, March 21

Jonathan Gardner’s wry, lush and pleasurable paintings; Jae and Wadsworth Jarrell’s master works; two shows refiguring the future of new media; and Fin Simonetti on the myths of masculinity.

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A Conversation With Alec Soth About Art and Doubt
T Magazine, March 20

The photographer talks with Hanya Yanagihara about the often unsettling power dynamic of taking a person’s picture — and their shared love of the artists who do it so well.