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Cambodia Says the Met Museum Has Dozens of Its Looted Antiquities
Arts, Today

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.

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Rambo, Romeo, Rome: His Posters Capture Films’ Essential Moments
World, October 22

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.”

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With Splendor and Saints, Hispanic Society Shows Its Treasures
Arts, October 21

This gem of a museum in Upper Manhattan has reopened with an operatic eye-filler of religious sculptures we’re just learning to appreciate.

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The Many Styles of Emma Amos, and Her Drive to Get Free
Arts, October 21

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.

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An East Village Boutique Where the Avant-Garde Gathered
Style, October 21

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.

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A Show With Its Host City, New Orleans, as the Protagonist
Arts, October 20

The contemporary art triennial Prospect New Orleans looks at the city’s cyclical history of challenges.

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In Washington, a Beloved Birthplace for Artistic Giants
Arts, October 20

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.

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A Eureka Moment, Recreated in Film
Arts, October 20

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.

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On a Once-Hidden Estate, a Sculpture Show With Deep Emotional Resonance
Arts, October 20

Inspired by photos of dancers, 29 works by Kristine Mays celebrate the enslaved people who once toiled on such properties.

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Despite Covid Challenges, Some Artist Residencies Are Thriving
Arts, October 20

From Iceland to Arkansas, residency programs have found creative ways to reinvent themselves.

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In Minneapolis, a Thriving Center for Indigenous Art
Arts, October 20

The eight-block American Indian Cultural Corridor celebrates Native American art and commerce.

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A Witch’s Brew of an Exhibit Enters the Modern Age in Salem
Arts, October 20

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.

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How Bad Art Friend Became Twitter’s Favorite Parlor Game
Times Insider, October 20

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.

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David Finn, Co-Founder of a Public Relations Power, Dies at 100
Business, October 19

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.

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Martin Margiela Is Back
Style, October 19

The influential designer walked away from fashion in 2009, but he didn’t stop creating. Here’s a first look at his new career.

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Photography That Focuses on Those Who Are Often Not Seen
Arts, October 19

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.

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What a Museum Wants to Be in the 21st Century
Arts, October 19

The Denver Art Museum, responsive, interactive and fashion-conscious, transforms its headquarters into the institution that current-day curators dream of.

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The Curious, Astounding Collection of the Magician Ricky Jay
Arts, October 19

Illusionists, cardsharps, charlatans and human cannonballs enliven a trove of rare books, posters and ephemera now going to auction at Sotheby’s.

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At the Smithsonian, an Architectural Treasure Looks Ahead
Arts, October 19

For the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary, the long-closed Arts and Industries Building reopens for a glimpse of the future.

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Gillian Wearing Has Turned Masks Into an Art Form
Arts, October 19

The Guggenheim will show the work of the conceptual artist who probes questions of identity.

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‘Fighting for Change’: Life as a Black Artist
Arts, October 19

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.

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A ‘Holy Grail’ of American Folk Art, Hiding in Plain Sight
Arts, October 18

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.

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From Graffiti in the Shadows to Designing an Observation Deck in the Clouds
New York, October 18

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.

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Jefferson Statue Will Be Removed From N.Y.C. Council Chambers
New York, October 18

After a debate over Jefferson’s legacy and his history as a slaveholder, city officials delayed deciding on where to display the statue.

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Elizabeth Diller Is Retelling Edmund de Waal’s Story — and Her Own
Arts, October 17

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.”

The Sunday Read: ‘Laurie Anderson Has a Message for Us Humans’
The Daily, October 17

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.

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At Frieze London, the Art World Inches Toward Normalcy
Arts, October 15

The fairs, exhibitions and auctions of “Frieze Week” are in-person events once more. But the art world has changed, and so has Britain.

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Van Gogh Watercolor, Once Seized by Nazis, to be Sold at Auction
Arts, October 14

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.

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Banksy’s Shredding Artwork Is Auctioned for $25.4 Million at Sotheby’s
Arts, October 14

“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.

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Beauford Delaney: Portraits Glowing With Inner Light
Arts, October 14

In “Be Your Wonderful Self” at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, abstraction and portraiture achieve a remarkable unity.

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Getting a Grip on Unreality
Arts, October 14

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.

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British Museums Face Covid’s Long-Term Effects
Arts, October 14

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.

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Frida Kahlo, Aztec Gods: Can Art Lift Up a Poor Neighborhood?
World, October 14

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.

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U.S. Charges Once-Rising Artist With Selling Raymond Pettibon Forgeries
New York, October 14

Christian Rosa is accused in a federal indictment of scheming to defraud art buyers through the sale of four pieces purportedly by Mr. Pettibon.

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Destination Crenshaw Moves Ahead With a First Round of Public Sculptures
Arts, October 13

In Los Angeles, a project commits to commissioning over 100 artworks by Black artists for a new cultural corridor.

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Powerful Auction Veterans Aim New Company at Asian Market
Arts, October 13

Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase and Adam Chinn have joined forces to reach a growing pool of young collectors in Hong Kong and beyond.

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4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now
Arts, October 13

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.

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An ‘Allegory for Our Times’: The Royal Ballet’s ‘Dante Project’
Arts, October 13

Wayne McGregor’s full-length work, a collaboration with Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean, opens at a moment of purgatorial relevance.

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Antiquities Dealer Admits Mass-Producing Fakes He Sold for Years
Arts, October 13

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.

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Anne Imhof’s Stylish (and Shareable) Provocations
Arts, October 13

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.

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Mickalene Thomas Is Reinventing Nudes
Magazine, October 13

The artist’s approach to the Black female form is rich with pleasure, but also looks beyond it.

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Grada Kilomba’s Rituals of Resistance
Arts, October 12

The Portuguese artist and psychoanalyst examines postcolonial trauma in her U.S. debut in Brooklyn. The stakes are universal, she says.

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Julie Mehretu Becomes Third Artist Ever to Join Whitney Board
Arts, October 12

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.

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A Designer Who Finds Beauty in Decay
T Magazine, October 12

In a Warsaw warehouse, Marcin Rusak turns decomposing plant material into polished pieces that degrade over time.

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Florida City Sued Over Mural Depicting First Black Female Firefighter as White
U.S., October 11

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.

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A Nazi Legacy Haunts a Museum’s New Galleries
Arts, October 11

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.

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The Artistic Aromas of Anicka Yi
Arts, October 11

The conceptual artist has taken over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London with an odorous work to excite the senses.

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Your Monday Briefing
Briefing, October 10

Singapore’s pandemic caution.

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A Portrait Inspired by the Bright Colors of Los Angeles
T Magazine, October 9

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.

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Her Hyper-Realistic Art Is a Parallel Universe
Style, October 9

Ariana Papademetropoulos makes large-scale, iridescent works that transport viewers into alien worlds.

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Peter C. Bunnell, 83, Dies; Brought Academic Rigor to History of Photography
Arts, October 8

As a curator at MoMA and then a professor at Princeton, he pushed museums and art historians to take photography seriously.

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Biden’s Pick to Lead N.E.A. Sees Culture as a Community Building Tool
Arts, October 8

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.

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‘Greater New York,’ a Show of the Moment, Dwells in the Radical Past
Arts, October 7

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.

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Billy Apple, Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work, Dies at 85
Arts, October 7

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.

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Looking Close at the Fragile Beauty of Chinese Painting
Arts, October 7

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.

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From a Contemporary Drama Festival, Tales of Art and Survival
Theater, October 7

At Berlin’s FIND festival of new international drama, some plays tackle big themes while others reject being useful.

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4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now
Arts, October 7

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.

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Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner Were BFF’s (Bohemian Friends Forever)
Arts, October 7

The San Francisco artists blazed trails in the ’60s and ’70s that converge at Paula Cooper.

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The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week
T Magazine, October 7

Art by the ton, haute bistro fare in Berlin — and more.

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A Glittering Honor for a Master of Glass
Arts, October 7

Jean-Michel Othoniel’s sparkling sculptures have earned him one of France’s most prestigious awards and a huge new Paris exhibition.

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Laurie Anderson Has a Message for Us Humans
Magazine, October 6

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.

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Antiquities Dealer Pleads Guilty for Role in Sale of Looted Items
Arts, October 5

The dealer, Nancy Wiener, acknowledged in court that she used fake provenances to cover for the murky histories of some items she sold.

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A Tech-Savvy Holocaust Memorial in Ukraine Draws Critics and Crowds
World, October 5

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.

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The Trauma and Talent of Some of History’s Greatest Women Artists
Books, October 5

“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.

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The Banana as Muse
Food, October 4

A new group show at Fort Makers in the Lower East Side honors one of the world’s most popular fruits.

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Oyster Shoreline at ‘Greater New York’ Has a Pearl of a Message
Arts, October 4

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.

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Swedish Artist Known for Muhammad Caricature Dies in Car Crash
World, October 4

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.

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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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The Rug Designer Inspired by the Colors and Craft Traditions of India
T Magazine, October 4

Following one of many trips to her parents’ homeland, Arati Rao launched Tantuvi, which combines vibrant, abstract shapes with centuries-old weaving techniques.

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An Artist Couple Who Live Among the Furniture They Create Together
T Magazine, October 4

Though they maintain separate practices, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson regularly collaborate on hand-hewn pieces that are subtly autobiographical.

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A Floral Designer Who Heightens the Drama of Nature
T Magazine, October 4

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.

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The Artist Who Dreamed Up a Kaleidoscopic Basketball Court for London’s Canary Wharf
T Magazine, October 4

Yinka Ilori brings color and joy to an eclectic array of projects, whether he’s reimagining public spaces or designing furniture and housewares.

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The Textile Artist Employing Centuries-Old Practices and Pop Culture Imagery
T Magazine, October 4

For Sarah Zapata, hand-weaving is a metaphor for both expressing and examining different facets of her identity.

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Statues Reflecting on Racial Injustice Go Up in Union Square
New York, October 2

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.

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The Many Layers of Lorna Simpson
T Magazine, September 30

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.

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An Artist’s Portraits, Stitched Together on the Subway
Arts, September 30

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.

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With Big, Bold Art, Sarah Cain Redefines Seriousness in Painting
Arts, September 30

The Los Angeles artist, with her crazy titles and caustic colors, offers “a really provocative combination of pleasure and politics,” says one museum curator.

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In ‘Afterlives,’ About Looted Art, Why Are the Victims an Afterthought?
Arts, September 30

The subject is one of the gravest topics in art history. I came for the lost stories of Jewish collectors. Where were they?

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Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now
Arts, September 30

“Alice Neel: The Early Years”; Diane Simpson’s enigmatic sculptures; and 17 artists explore the concept of space in “Convergent Evolutions.”

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French and Russian Art on a ‘War and Peace’ Scale
Arts, September 30

The Russian Revolution split the Morozov collection, but a colossal diplomatic effort has brought it back together in Paris. This exhibition is legitimately historic.

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The Privilege of Mediocrity
T Magazine, September 30

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.

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A Ceramist Inspired by Folklore and the British Countryside
T Magazine, September 30

In Somerset, the artist Prue Piper has spent decades forging connections between her pottery, her garden and the myths entwined with the landscape.

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Met Museum to Return Ancient Sculpture to Nepal
Arts, September 29

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.

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Elvis vs. Lenin: A Superpower Confrontation on Canvas
Arts, September 29

An exhibition in Berlin examines the differences, and surprising confluences, between Cold War-era paintings from the United States and the Soviet Union.

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The Ancient History and Enduring Appeal of Flying a Kite
T Magazine, September 29

For millenniums, the airborne objects have mesmerized cultures around the world. Now, a new generation of artists is taking their creation to new heights.

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Jim Jarmusch’s Collages Are Ready for Their Close-Up
Arts, September 28

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.

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 2021 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners
Arts, September 28

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.

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What Should I Do With My Portrait of a Slaveholding Ancestor?
Magazine, September 28

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to handle articles of history from a difficult past.

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Bringing a Deathly Michelangelo Sculpture Back to Life
Arts, September 27

The restoration of a statue the artist created for his own tomb shines light on the psychology of the aging Renaissance master.

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A TikTok Subway Artist Finds His Way to the Lower East Side
Real Estate, September 27

Growing up in the Bronx, Devon Rodriguez always wanted to move to Manhattan. His 20 million followers helped him get there.

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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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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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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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Tech Bro Uniform Meets Margaret Thatcher. Disruption Ensues.
Styles, January 14

A new exhibition in San Francisco makes art out of the Patagonia vest, the former prime minister of England and … Salesforce?

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A Polish Museum Turns to the Right, and Artists Turn Away
Weekend, January 8

A new director wants to reshape a leading Warsaw art space to show conservative works and challenge left-wing positions.

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Targeting Cultural Sites in War Is Illegal. It’s Also Barbaric.
Culture, January 6

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.

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Flavorful Bites in a Virtual Reality
Dining, January 6

Aerobanquets RMX lets participants eat while exploring an interactive world at the James Beard House.

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New Art Museum Adds to Sarasota’s Cultural Heritage
Travel, January 2

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.

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Indigenous Art That Targets Stereotypes
Foreign, November 8

The National Gallery of Canada has gathered contemporary Indigenous art from around the world for a major exhibition.

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Gillian Jagger, Sculptor Whose Medium Was Nature, Dies at 88
Obits, November 8

Her sculptures, which often incorporated tree trunks and animal carcasses, emphasized commonality and connection between humans, animals and the earth.

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A Dutch Golden Age? That’s Only Half the Story
Arts & Leisure, October 25

Museums in the Netherlands are ditching historical terms and names, and updating their collections as they grapple with the legacy of slavery and colonialism.

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Art by the Numbers
Special Sections, October 23

At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both.

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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79
Obits, October 9

She immersed herself in the rougher precincts of American life for months at a time, portraying their denizens as noble but not necessarily heroic.

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A da Vinci for Any Budget
Book Review, July 27

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, three new coffee-table books revisit the life and legacy of the original Renaissance man.

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At Detention Camps and Shelters, Art Helps Migrant Youths Find Their Voices
Arts & Leisure, July 19

Works by confined children show hopefulness in the face of stress, and may help in the healing.

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Why an Alice Neel Painting Is Stuck in This Artist’s Psyche
T Style, May 28

The painter Jordan Casteel discusses her favorite artwork and the affinity she feels for its creator.

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This Tiny Museum Fits Inside an Elevator Shaft
Metro, April 21

Mmuseumm (yes, the spelling is unusual) displays collections of small objects in a very small space. Its curator says they tell important stories.

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Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99
Obits, April 20

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.

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The Week in Arts: ‘Gentleman Jack,’ Bad Bunny and a Musical About Psychoanalysis
Culture, April 20

“Lady in the Dark,” a Weill-Gershwin-Hart theatrical collaboration from 1941, is revived at City Center by MasterVoices.

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An Actor’s Life Story Grounds ‘Jack &’ With ‘The Cotillion’
Culture, April 18

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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A Cult Favorite Enters the Art Canon
Weekend, April 18

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

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Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93
Obits, 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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An Empire of Bamboo in the Home of Collectors
Weekend, 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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Noguchi Museum Will Open Sculptor’s Studio to Public After Restoration
Culture, 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
Special Sections, 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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Stripping Away Lies to Expose a Painter’s Nazi Past
Culture, 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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Dan Robbins, Who Made Painting as Easy as 1-2-3 (and 4-5-6), Dies at 93
Obits, 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
Culture, 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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‘Hamilton’ Set Designer Goes Whimsical, Using Sotheby’s Galleries as a Stage
Weekend, 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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Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists
Weekend, 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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Gay Artist Wants to Change Poland, Starting With One Village
Culture, 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.