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What It’s Like to Live With Art That Doesn’t Love You Back
T Style, Yesterday

At a time when art is as commodified as oil, a few collectors have chosen to buy works that are messy, perishable and threaten to take over their lives.

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How To | Activate an Artwork
Video, Yesterday

Per the artist's instructions, a french horn by the sculptor Darren Bader is used as a serving vessel for sauces – in this case, guacamole.

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At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

As part of the art extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” an exhibition focuses on Walt Disney’s trip to South America.

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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat
Culture, Yesterday

What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.

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Finding My Father, Preserved on Canvas
Well, Yesterday

His art collection, with its movement and irreverence for boundaries, took him places he could no longer travel.

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Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?
Culture, Yesterday

Art Berlin joins the popular Gallery Weekend as an opportunity for the art world’s international buyers to swoop in.

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Guggenheim Exhibit With Video of Dogs Trying to Fight Stirs Criticism
Culture, September 21

Facing a backlash, the museum put out a statement defending an exhibition by Chinese conceptual artists that is to open on Oct. 6.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, September 21

Our guide to new art shows.

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Documenta’s Athens Venue Was a Costly Success, Officials Say
Culture, September 21

The decision to stage a part of the German contemporary art exhibition in the Greek capital helped create an $8 million shortfall

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The New Yorker Said No, but These Cartoons Just May Make Your Day
Weekend, September 21

There are likely to be some winners — and a few groaners — at an exhibition of 45 cartoons that didn’t make the cut.

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The Unique Value of Seeing Works in the Wild
T Style, September 21

Why three European art parks — outdoor spaces with large-scale, site-specific sculpture — have become essential places to engage with culture.

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Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut
Slideshow, September 21

The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn’t make it.

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A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art
Weekend, September 21

In Latin American Los Angeles, bridges soar, walls fall. A grand exchange beckons the art traveler to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”

Global Voices and Emerging Photographers at Photoville
Lens, September 21

Photoville, the temporary photo festival underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, is featuring “emergicubes,” 4×4 foot wooden cubes displaying the work of 11 up-and-coming photographers from around the world.

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Global Voices and Emerging Photographers at Photoville
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Photoville, the temporary photo festival underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, is featuring “emergicubes,” 4×4 foot wooden cubes displaying the work of 11 up-and-coming photographers from around the world.

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A Paintbrush in One Hand, and a Drink in the Other
Business, September 20

Paint-and-sip shops, many of them franchise operations, continue to spread as more and more people seek diversions in experiences rather than in buying things.

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Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim
Arts & Leisure, September 20

A story of China from 1989 to 2008, seen through the eyes of its avant-garde artists.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, September 20

Bunny Rogers brings her Columbine trilogy to the Whitney; Mary Heilmann’s Process Art is on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery; and more.

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Why a World-Famous Art Exhibition Needed a Government Bailout
Culture, September 20

Documenta, the German contemporary art exhibition that some view as the world’s most important, ran into financial trouble when it expanded to Greece.

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Theaster Gates Wins $100,000 Nasher Prize for Sculpture
Culture, September 19

Mr. Gates, an artist whose work spans many disciplines, said he will use the money in part to develop literature.

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It Might Have Been a Masterpiece, but Now It’s a Cautionary Tale
Culture, September 19

A disputed Mondrian passed unchecked around some important art institutions as though it were the real thing.

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A Family Compound in Coastal Maine, Made From Scratch
T Style, September 19

At just 31 and with no formal training in architecture, Anthony Esteves has built a beautiful place to live — with a Japanese influence.

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Alive in Stone, Now in Mel Ziegler’s Home
Weekend, September 19

Rocks to remember from Mount Rushmore: An artist collects mass-produced memories.

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As ‘Diller Island’ Sinks, Whitney Plans Major Artwork on Hudson
Culture, September 18

The Whitney Museum of American Art is pursuing a permanent installation by the artist David Hammons that would extend into the Hudson River near the museum.

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In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes
Science, September 18

Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants.

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A Short List of What We Like Right Now
T Style, September 18

A new Malick Sidibé retrospective, designer building blocks — and a dream house in Brazil.

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New Gallery to Emphasize Female Artists and Collections
Culture, September 18

Sara Kay, a veteran of White Cube and Christie’s, will open her own showcase Sept. 28 on New York’s Lower East Side.

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Banksy Strikes Again, With Nod to Basquiat
Culture, September 18

Two new Banksys, which appear to be a homage, of sorts, have popped up at the Barbican Center, days ahead of a show of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work.

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Watch a Human-Powered Fleet of ‘Fireflies’ Create a Nighttime Dreamscape
Culture, September 15

For a public art project in Philadelphia, the artist Cai Guo-Qiang transformed pedicabs with paper lanterns ablaze.

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Greg Escalante, Champion of ‘Lowbrow’ Art, Dies at 62
Obits, September 15

As a collector, gallery owner and general enthusiast, Mr. Escalante helped put the brash art of comics and California car culture into galleries.

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T Magazine Editors on Things They’re Into Right Now
T Style, September 15

A not-exhaustive list of what's on our radar.

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What Do Artists’ Final Works Say About Their Lives?
T Style, September 15

Every body of work comes to an end. And judging by recent late-career achievements, the best is sometimes saved for last.

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A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble
Metropolitan, September 14

A small city of rock towers along the Hudson River has intrigued New Yorkers and attracted vandals. But their maker, Uliks Gryka, keeps rebuilding.

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Protecting Andy Warhol From Flood, Fire and Quake
Business, September 15

Insurers are finding that protecting multimillion-dollar homes and art collections before disaster strikes is far less expensive than paying to rebuild or replace them after.

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Barbara Kruger Heads to Berlin, With Virginia Woolf in Tow
T Style, September 15

The conceptual artist caps a busy summer with the opening of “Forever” at Sprüth Magers.

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The Timeless, Imperfect Beauty of the Handmade
Slideshow, September 15

From exactingly stitched American quilts to one-of-a-kind painted lights, there’s much to celebrate.

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A Solo Show for Adrian Piper
Arts & Leisure, September 15

The conceptual artist’s bold multimedia work comes to Lévy Gorvy Gallery.

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Gender-Fluid Artists Come Out of the Gray Zone
Arts & Leisure, September 15

“Trigger” at the New Museum brings a new level of visibility to artists who have only been acknowledged before in a trickle of mainstream shows.

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Kara Walker Is Tired of Talking. But Her Canvases Scream.
Op Ed, September 14

The celebrated artist says her new work isn’t “activist.” Indeed, it is far more than that.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, September 14

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

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Postwar Art Gets a Nervy Makeover
Weekend, September 14

At the Met Breuer, “Delirious” proposes a new version of art history, one short on blue-chip names but with a terrific soundtrack.

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When Dealers, Too, Were Romantics
Weekend, September 14

An ambitious show salutes Richard Bellamy, who fostered Jo Baer, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Claes Oldenburg, among many others.

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Our Third Annual Student Editorial Cartoon Contest
Learning, September 14

Students, do you have something to say about President Trump, immigration, fast fashion, football or anything else in the news? Make an editorial cartoon that shows us what you think.

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Walker Art Center’s Reckoning With ‘Scaffold’ Isn’t Over Yet
Culture, September 13

The museum’s board has hired a law firm to review the handling of the gallows-like sculpture that offended Native American leaders.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, September 13

An illuminating group show focusing on the fiber tradition; Stanley Whitney’s loops, dashes and scribbles; and Sanford Biggers’s repurposed quilts.

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Brazilian Art Show Sets Off Dispute That Mirrors Political Battles
Foreign, September 13

An exhibition was abruptly shut down after protests, including some from those who demanded the impeachment of Brazil’s president last year.

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Four Bouquets and One Bonsai, Thousands of Feet Under the Sea
T Style, September 13

The artist Makoto Azuma, who has launched arrangements into space and left frozen blocks of flowers to melt on a fashion runway, takes on the ocean.

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Chinese Landscapes at the Met: If Those Mountains Could Talk
Weekend, September 13

Cliffs soar skyward; torrents stream down. This is a nature as a theater of big, dwarfing effects.

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The Art of Being Bombarded by Watermelons
Culture, September 13

The artist Kawita Vatanajyankur turns herself into machinery in startling works of endurance art.

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At Cornell Tech, Art Engineered for the Imagination
Culture, September 13

From the early design stages, architects have integrated five immersive installations throughout the main academic building. Plop art it is not.

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Jeremiah Goodman, Portraitist of Gilded Homes, Dies at 94
Obits, September 12

In paintings, he captured bold interiors by the best designers at the homes of luminaries like Greta Garbo, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and Wallis Simpson, the duchess of Windsor.

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Linda Fairstein Looks Crime in the Face and Smiles
Weekend, September 12

The former prosecutor turned novelist lines her walls with memorabilia from her career and marriages, and shares her bathroom with unsavory characters.

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Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation?
T Style, September 12

Increasingly, they don’t simply reflect modern technology. They play a key role in it.

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In the Art World, ‘Latinx’ Marks a Gender-Free Spot
Culture, September 11

Some curators of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” push for a new genderless term — Latinx — to replace Latino/Latina.

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A Picturesque Retreat in a Tiny Town in Puglia
T Style, September 10

When his Rome apartment grew too small for his collections, an American curator found a historic home — and layers of lost history.

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A de Kooning, a Theft and an Enduring Mystery
Metro, September 9

The recovery of “Woman-Ochre” 32 years after it was stolen raised as many questions as it answered. Could the thieves have taken it to grace their bedroom wall?

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Out With the Old, and in With La Biennale Paris
Special Sections, September 10

The former Biennale des Antiquaires gets a new name and a new leader, and it will become a yearly event.

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The Arts This Fall, in 42 Articles and 80,837 Words
Insider, September 8

The fall preview issue of the Arts & Leisure section is a labor of love that takes more than six months — and dozens of journalists — to put together.

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T Magazine Editors on Things They’re Into Right Now
T Style, September 8

A not exhaustive list of what's on our radar.

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When Protest Signs Become Art
T Style, September 8

Tania Bruguera uses installation and performance art to oppose the inhumane treatment of immigrants. T visited her at work in San Francisco.

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Peter Max’s U.S. Open Image: Variation on a Classic Theme
Sports, September 8

The artist was challenged to recapture the essence of Arthur Ashe Stadium, which he portrayed 20 years ago when it opened.

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A Free Food Forest in the Bronx
Video, September 8

Swale is a public art project that doubles as a call to action. It aims to raise awareness about food access by allowing local residents to forage food and herbs for free.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, September 7

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

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Kara Walker Traces Slavery’s Bitter Legacy With New Ways of Drawing
Weekend, September 7

After the triumphant “Sugar Baby,” the artist pushes her incendiary art into the present, merging collage, political cartoons and history painting.

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JR’s Latest: A Child Caught Between the U.S.-Mexico Border
Culture, September 7

For his first installation in Mexico, the artist JR has pasted an image of a child overlooking the United States from the Mexico border. It’s viewable only from the northern side.

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An 88-Foot-High Keith Haring Mural Is Restored in Paris
Culture, September 7

The artwork, “Tower,” is on the exterior of a stairwell at the Necker-Enfants Malades hospital in Paris’s 15th arrondissement.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, September 7

Treasures from Native artists of North America, a structure with a rotting organic foundation and a trip back to photorealismville are on offer this week.

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29Rooms Is a Creative Playhouse for the Instagram Set
Culture, September 6

In its third year, this annual pop-up space for interactive installations attracts the likes of Jill Soloway, Emma Roberts and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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On the Auction Block: The Pull of Celebrity
Styles, September 7

The big auction houses are selling art and memorabilia owned by style icons including Audrey Hepburn, Mario Testino and Santiago Gonzalez.

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For This Artist Duo, a Third Act: A Shrine to Oscar Wilde
Weekend, September 6

After 20 years, and ups and downs, McDermott & McGough conjure their temple to a martyr of gay rights.

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A Tate Modern Show Examines Race in the U.S.
Culture, September 6

After recent events in Charlottesville, Va., a London exhibition by African-American artists takes on a new dimension.

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Salvador Dalí Was Not Woman’s Father, DNA Test Shows
Culture, September 6

The result of the paternity test should close a lawsuit by a woman who believed she was the artist’s daughter.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Will (Finally) Open in November
Culture, September 6

After significant delays, the Jean Nouvel-designed museum in the United Arab Emirates is finally scheduled to open.

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German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work
Culture, September 5

The police in Munich said that they have recovered 15 of 19 works of art stolen from the personal collection of the artist Georg Baselitz.

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To View Clyfford Still Retrospective, Just Click
Culture, September 5

The website of the Clyfford Still Museum will publish some 450 paintings and 1,750s drawings by the Abstract Expressionist.

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To Understand It Is to Own It: Sean Scully on Collecting
Weekend, September 5

The artist isn’t heartbroken by the works he can’t afford; instead, he lines the walls of his inner sanctum with works he simply likes to “feeds off.”

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David Hockney, Contrarian, Shifts Perspectives
Arts & Leisure, September 5

Mr. Hockney’s new paintings are riveting in their spatial distortions. A born colorist, he’d rather be a Cubist.

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A New Coffee Destination, Shrimp From the Hudson Valley and More Food News
Dining, September 5

Nespresso plans a flagship store on Madison Avenue, cheese ephemera and shrimp grown aquaponically in a former mattress factory.

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Susan Vreeland, Novelist With a Passion for Art, Dies at 71
Obits, September 4

A former high school teacher, Ms. Vreeland was best known for her novel “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” which traces the history of a fictional painting.

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The Beauty of Ugly Painting
T Style, September 4

The art world is obsessed with unpretty pictures. But why?

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A West Coast Spotlight on Latino Artists Leads the Fall Art Season
Arts & Leisure, September 3

“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” with some 70 museum exhibitions, is a must-see in a season of old masters, overdue solos and big surveys.

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Rosa Parks House in Berlin Has a Ticket Home to America
Foreign, September 2

The house that was a haven to the civil rights pioneer in the 1950s was turned into an art exhibit. It still needs a permanent home.

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What 8 Art Fans Wore to a Hamptons Opening
Styles, September 1

The artist collective Auto Body unveiled its new exhibit, which is made up of cheeky road signs, to a group of stylish visitors.

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Dakota Plan to Bury, Not Burn, ‘Scaffold’ Sculpture
Culture, September 1

A Dakota representative said the remains of Sam Durant’s sculpture would be taken to an undisclosed location in Minnesota.

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A Century of Jacob Lawrence
Arts & Leisure, September 1

A new exhibition illuminates Lawrence’s inspiration and his enduring influence.

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How Shelley Worrell, Creator of CaribBeing, Spends Her Sundays
Metropolitan, August 31

The creator of the Brooklyn-based Caribbean culture hub likes to garden, buy Caribbean produce and check out neighbors’ West Indian Day Parade costumes.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, August 31

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

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What to See in Los Angeles Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, August 31

The Galleries column ventures to the West Coast for a look at several shows currently on view in Los Angeles.

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With New Arts Space in San Francisco, a Private Collection Becomes Public
Culture, August 31

The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, opening Oct. 28, will display photographs and other works Nion McEvoy has amassed.

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Afropunk: Celebrating Black Diversity
Video, August 31

The Brooklyn-based festival has everything from skate competitions to public art. It is built to be a safe space for expression.

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On T’s Radar: A Mountain Getaway, Lumpy Design & More
T Style, August 31

New and exciting things in the worlds of fashion, art, food, travel and design.

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A Panorama of the Gilded Age, Seen Through Sargent’s Art
Book Review, August 31

In “Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas,” Donna M. Lucey depicts the glittering world of the late-19th-century 1 percent.

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Weekend in Los Angeles: That Touch of Brazil
Weekend, August 30

The Museum of Contemporary Art, in the shadow of new downtown arrivals, soars with the first American retrospective of Anna Maria Maiolino’s work.

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Robert Longo Installation Will Come to Hunter College
Culture, August 30

The “American Bridge Project,” depicting an American flag and the First Amendment, will span the college’s sky bridges over Lexington Avenue.

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Berkshire Tour: Formalism Relaxes, Handcraft Goes Digital
Weekend, August 30

Shows of work by Helen Frankenthaler at the Clark and Elizabeth King at Mass MoCA capture two risk-taking artists.

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Putting Art on Wheels and Taking It Back to the Streets
Culture, August 30

Crisscrossing Spain, a fleet of trucks gives viewers a new perspective on art as it zooms by on the highway.

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A Catskills Art Scene Makes a Splash With Free Curry
Styles, August 30

Unclebrother, opened by Gavin Brown and Rirkrit Tiravanija in the town of Hancock, N.Y., is part restaurant, part art gallery.

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Eavesdropping on Warhol and Capote
Arts & Leisure, August 30

A playwright mines drama from 80 hours of taped chatter between the artist and the writer.

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An Art Fair for the 99 Percent
Weekend, August 30

For 10 years, Governors Island has hosted the opposite of a big commercial art fair. It’s welcoming and intimate.

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Washington Square Community Group Protests Ai Weiwei Installation
Culture, August 29

The Chinese artist’s exhibition would put a large fence-like structure directly under the Washington Square Arch.

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A Man on an Eco-Mission in Mixed Media
Arts & Leisure, August 29

The Brooklyn artist Justin Brice Guariglia has turned Greenland’s meltdown into a new show at the Norton Museum of Art.

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Charlie Parker and the Meaning of Freedom
Opinion, August 29

True liberation requires discipline, as he demonstrated in his music.

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Art for a Post-Surveillance Age
T Style, August 29

Trevor Paglen’s work reaches new heights — literally. This spring, he hopes to launch the world’s first space sculpture.

One Photographer’s Personal (and Visual) Journey
T Magazine, August 28

Jamie Hawkesworth is the subject of a new show in Amsterdam that encompasses much of his work over the last decade.

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For Latino Artists in Sci-Fi Show, Everyone’s an Alien
Arts, August 25

This fall, 70 transcultural museum shows will explore Los Angeles’s ties to Latin America in a far-reaching survey, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”

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Two Detroit Shows Focus on Art of the Civil Rights Movement
Arts, August 25

The Detroit Institute of Art looks at five black artist collectives in the ’60s, while the Charles H. Wright Museum contextualizes the Black Power movement.

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Contemporary Art Steams Up the Hudson
Arts, August 24

Not your mother’s house tour: This summer has brought a bounty of artwork to Catskill, Hudson, Cold Spring and beyond.

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A Journalist Glimpses the Tools of an Artist’s Creativity
Times Insider, August 24

As a national correspondent reports on challenges facing the glass artist Dale Chihuly, he stumbles on some clues to how great art is made.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Arts, August 24

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

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Arts, August 24

Works from three generations of Inuit artists with common concerns but divergent styles, and the interdisciplinary artist Sable Elyse Smith.