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They Asked Black Artists About Inspiration. Here, They Share Their Own.
Reader Center, Today

Staff members from across The New York Times on 21st-century African-American artistry.

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In Time of Quarantine, Zwirner Shares Online Platform With Smaller Galleries
Arts, March 27

Twelve New York galleries will each present two works by a single artist in Zwirner’s digital viewing room.

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Swiss Museum Settles Claim Over Art Trove Acquired in Nazi Era
Arts, March 27

The Kunstmuseum in Basel agreed to pay the heirs of a Berlin collector for 200 works he sold as he fled German persecution of Jews.

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Capturing a World of Emptiness
Reader Center, March 27

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.

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Weaving a Way Out of Isolation
Arts, March 26

You can craft your way to a sense of community, says the artist Liza Lou. She’s creating her “comfort” project on Instagram in real time.

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Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63
Arts, March 26

An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.

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Art Basel Shifts to September Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Arts, March 26

The 50th edition of the world’s biggest modern and contemporary fair joins a growing list of canceled and postponed art events.

Shakespeare Survived Quarantine With a Little Help From His Patrons
Opinion, March 26

Our support system for creative professionals is abysmal. Artists shouldn’t feel bad about feeling uninspired during a crisis.

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Donald Judd’s Plain-Spoken Masterpiece
Arts, March 26

Yes, it’s better to see this great flutter of planes, volumes and edges in person. But an online visit is the next best thing.

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The Merry-Go-Round Stopped. What Sort of Art Will Emerge?
Arts, March 25

The pandemic has not only shut down museums and galleries. It has canceled an entire way of life for contemporary artists — and forces a reconsideration of what all that flying was good for.

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House Tour | Adam Wallacavage
Video, March 25

The artist, best known for his handmade octopus chandeliers, shows off his Victorian Gothic brownstone in South Philadelphia.

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What Men Can Learn From Mary, Mother of Jesus
Opinion, March 25

On the Feast of the Annunciation, Christians celebrate the Almighty becoming an embryo. Men in particular should pay attention.

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Facing Crisis, Arts Groups Push for Their Own Bailout
Arts, March 24

As museums shutter and theaters go dark, cultural institutions are calling for the government’s help. But they recognize they’re not the first priority during a pandemic.

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Wolf Kahn, Who Painted Vibrant Landscapes, Is Dead at 92
Arts, March 24

He played with color, creating scenes both calming and arresting. He said he wanted his colors “to be surprising to people without being offensive.”

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San Francisco’s Top Art School Plans Closing After Almost 150 Years
Arts, March 24

Efforts to save the alma mater of Annie Leibovitz and Kehinde Wiley collapsed as the coronavirus sent the Bay Area on lockdown.

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Lessons From My Grandma on Art, Sex and Life
Opinion, March 21

She was unfailingly true to herself at a time when many doors were closed to women.

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Great Theater, Dance and Classical Music to Tune Into While Stuck at Home
Arts, March 20

“The Rosie O’Donnell Show” returns for a night with streaming and the Metropolitan Opera will have a week of Wagner starting on Monday. Here is a list of digital content.

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10 Binge-Worthy Art Podcasts in the Age of Coronavirus
Arts, March 20

Plugging into the art-world conversation while museums and galleries are closed.

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What Happens When We Lose the Art That Brings Us Together?
Arts, March 20

Going online is one answer, but it’s not so simple.

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What Happens When We Lose the Art That Brings Us Together?
Arts, March 20

Going online is one answer, but it’s not so simple.

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An Illustrated Guide to Spring’s Essential Reads
T Magazine, March 19

What happens on page 76 in three of this season’s books, as envisioned by the artist Marcus Jahmal.

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Color and Design Matter. So Does Optimism.
Arts, March 19

What goes into James Little’s work also goes into the art collection he and his wife have amassed.

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T’s Guide to Staying at Home, and Making the Best of It
T Magazine, March 19

Hunkering down in isolation? Keep the stress at bay with a delicious meal, some self-care and a riveting read.

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The Extravagance of Less
T Magazine, March 19

In a tiny seaside Tuscan village, a minimalist architect and designer proves that living with little but history can be the richest existence of all.

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How to Help Arts Workers Hurt by the Pandemic: Give, but Safely
Arts, March 19

As online campaigns to help those let go by cultural venues proliferate, experts say to be generous, but careful.

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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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Met Museum Prepares for $100 Million Loss and Closure Till July
Arts, March 18

The Met’s executives say the coronavirus outbreak makes painful layoffs likely for every cultural institution.

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Frieze Cancels New York Art Fair Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Arts, March 18

The move follows other art fair changes, like the cancellation of Art Basel Hong Kong and the early closing of Tefaf Maastricht.

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The Constellation of Frank Stella
T Magazine, March 18

The artist’s Minimalist abstractions helped change the direction of painting at the start of his career. Now at the end of it, the 83-year-old artist looks back to his beginnings.

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My Favorite Artwork | Frank Stella
Video, March 18

The artist cites a painterly 19th-century landscape and a geometric 20th-century mural as influences on his own work.

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America’s Big Museums on the Hot Seat
Arts, March 18

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston commemorate their 150th birthdays in a state of heightened scrutiny, our critic offers a five-point plan to save the souls of our venerable institutions.

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It Was Their Big Debut. Then a Pandemic Hit.
Arts, March 17

Artists, actors, dancers and authors search for a silver lining as openings are disrupted by the virus outbreak.

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She Tracked Nazi-Looted Art. She Quit When No One Returned It.
Arts, March 17

A researcher stopped working for a German museum after she says she lost faith in its commitment to return works with tainted provenances.

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Coronavirus in N.Y.: The Latest
New York, March 17

A city whose lifeblood is its thousands of bars and eateries is suddenly without them (but you can still order a cocktail).

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Why Birds Are the World’s Best Engineers
Science, March 17

A nest is “a disordered stick bomb,” resilient in ways that humans have hardly begun to understand, much less emulate.

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Art Galleries Respond to Virus Outbreak With Online Viewing Rooms
Arts, March 16

After canceling its fair, Art Basel Hong Kong will present more than 2,000 works online with an estimated value of $270 million. That’s just the beginning as the art world goes virtual.

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Musician, Artist and Provocateur, Dies at 70
Arts, March 14

Genesis achieved cult notoriety leading the British rock bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and later pushed the limits of gender in a surgical project to merge identities with her wife.

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California Man Pleads Guilty in $6 Million Art Fraud Case
U.S., March 13

Prosecutors said that Philip Righter forged documentation for fake paintings and used the artwork as collateral for loans.

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New York Events at Smaller Venues Go On
Arts, March 13

Some places have decided to remain open: movies and theater for smaller audiences, galleries by appointment, comedy clubs, jazz, zoos and the Statue of Liberty.

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Is That a Dalí Among the Tchotchkes?
Arts, March 13

A thrift store volunteer in North Carolina noticed something unusual among the donations. It turned out to be a print based on Salvador Dalí’s “Divine Comedy” works.

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Dutch Golden Age Art Wasn’t All About White People. Here’s the Proof.
Arts, March 13

The period has long been associated with the portraits of its 17th-century white elite. But there are many overlooked paintings of black subjects, as an exhibition in Amsterdam shows.

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The Talented Mr. Philbrick
Style, March 13

He was a rising star in the art world: a dealer who sold investments in important works. Then the buyers started fighting.

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Broadway, Other New York Arts Events, Canceled Because of Virus
Arts, March 12

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Opera are among other institutions that have suspended their programs. Here’s a list of closures and cancellations.

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16 Art Exhibitions (and 1 Architectural Wonder) in N.Y.C. Right Now
Arts, March 12

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

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J. Seward Johnson Jr., Sculptor of the Hyper-Real, Dies at 89
Obituaries, March 12

His works often caught passers-by unawares. One was so lifelike that, after 9/11, firefighters are said to have tried to rescue it.

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These Books Move Heaven and Earth
Style, March 12

Designers and artists who sought inspiration from the natural world are the subjects of recent books.

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Met Museum to Close in Response to Coronavirus
Arts, March 12

All three of its locations will shut down starting Friday.

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New York’s Major Cultural Institutions Close in Response to Coronavirus
Arts, March 12

The Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and New York Philharmonic announced temporary closures.

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Undaunted, Asia Week Forges Ahead
Arts, March 12

The auctions are postponed, but with gallery shows, museum exhibitions and even highlights from the auctions still on view, Asia Week goes on.

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‘Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon
Arts, March 12

The first New York museum exhibition on a still-mysterious painter inspired by the abstract beauty of the American desert.

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Striking a Pose for What It Means to Be a Man
Arts, March 12

A photography show at the Barbican Art Gallery presents 50 years of cowboys, skater dudes, frat boys and leather men. But it says little about masculinity today.

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Women’s Art Is Every Kind of Art
Arts, March 12

Action painting, textiles, photography — any medium female artists have tried, they’ve excelled in. Now an exhibition in Boston is giving them credit.

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Exquisite Details
Slideshow, March 11

A couple, and their cultures, harmonize in a Fifth Avenue apartment that is reintroduced to the sky.

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Finding Each Other, and Art, in the City
Arts, March 11

For this couple, collecting was a pursuit discovered together — after they discovered each other in New York. They haven’t looked back.

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Peregrine Pollen, Who Livened Up Auctions, Dies at 89
Arts, March 11

Running Parke-Bernet in New York in the 1960s after a merger with Sotheby’s, Mr. Pollen injected fun into the proceedings while expanding the business.

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A Big Idea and a Big Donor Bring a New Art Museum to Austria
Arts, March 11

The Albertina Modern, a satellite of the venerable Vienna institution, aims to highlight overlooked Austrian artists in a newly restored historic building.

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A Glitter-Loving Designer Puts Her Craft Skills to the Test
T Magazine, March 11

Katie Stout is the latest subject to take our “Make T Something” challenge.

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Make T Something | Katie Stout
Video, March 11

The furniture designer Katie Stout sprinkles a little glitter on T’s ongoing challenge: to make an entirely new art object in under an hour with just six materials.

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Activist Museum Director Named New York Cultural Affairs Commissioner
Arts, March 11

Gonzalo Casals of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art wants to increase opportunities for people like him, in “immigrant communities, queer communities, Latinx communities.”

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Beneath the Waves, a Warning
Arts, March 11

In Mira Lehr’s art, a celebration of the sea and its creatures and a lament for what lies ahead.

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Following the Civil Rights Trail
Arts, March 11

The time seemed just right for a personal journey to revisit an era of political turmoil in America.

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What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
Arts, March 11

Ja’Tovia Gary’s film installation; Trevor Shimizu’s landscapes; Kurt Schwerdtfeger’s light-and-color work; Cinga Samson’s portraits.

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Visualizing the Refugee Experience
Arts, March 11

The goal of an exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore is to underscore the danger of demonizing any human being as an undesirable “other.”

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The Prado Museum’s Unsung Workers Step Into the Limelight
Arts, March 11

An Instagram video series that puts the artistic insights of guards and moving staff on equal footing with those of curators has become a hit.

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Lost, and Now Found, Art From the Civil Rights Era
Arts, March 10

The famed black artist Jacob Lawrence painted a multi-panel series from 1954-56 whose pieces were scattered over time. They have now been reunited.

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Richly Decorated Memorials Emerge From Ancient Traditions
Arts, March 10

A show in Virginia reflects growing interest in contemporary Aboriginal art, and indigenous works in general.

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A Fresh Take on the Mayflower’s History
Arts, March 10

On the 400th anniversary of the ship’s landing in Plymouth, Mass., the commemoration will be more inclusive than in the past.

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From Homelessness to Donald Trump, This Art Group Takes on All
Arts, March 10

Indecline, an activist collective, wants to grab headlines with an ambitious schedule of illegal public displays.

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Food Is the Subject of This Art Show
Food, March 9

Food Show, from SFA Projects, features works by more than a dozen artists.

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This New Orleans Artist Challenges the Way People See Things
Arts, March 9

BMike takes societal misinterpretations and stereotypes and flips them, putting historical figures in unexpected settings.

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When the Ocean Gives You Plastic, Make Animals
Arts, March 9

The Washed Ashore nonprofit collects garbage on the Oregon coast and creates sculptures of animals whose health is endangered by the trash they are made of.

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John Singer Sargent’s Secret Muse
Arts, March 9

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston explores the relationship between the famous artist and his now-famous model.

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Ah, Tea. So Relaxing. But Its History Is Another Story.
Arts, March 8

A room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tells the story of tea and politics, from China to Britain and that “party” in Boston.

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What José Parlá, JR and Kunle Martins Learned from Graffiti
Arts, March 8

Three shows in New York are inspired by a transgressive art form. For Parlá, it’s a mode of aesthetic innovation; for JR, it’s a jumping-off point and a pretense; for Martins, it’s a way to connect past and present.

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As Tensions Rise With Iran, So Does Interest in Art It Inspired
Arts, March 8

This year, several museums in the United States will feature works by Iranian artists in exile.

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Feminists Arm Themselves With Art
Arts, March 8

As the U.S. election approaches, feminism takes center stage at scores of art institutions across the country.

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Bringing Human Migration Closer to Home
Arts, March 8

As a global refugee crisis sped up and spread out, curators at a New Mexico museum spent two years reshaping a show about people on the move.

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Worlds of Oppression Are Interwoven in a New York Show
Arts, March 8

An exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz at the Jewish Museum comes in response to rising episodes of anti-Semitism, but doesn’t stop there.

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Alan Turner, Artist of the Evocative and the Odd, Dies at 76
Arts, March 6

Some of his paintings were of shimmering forests. Others were of disarranged body parts.

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Welcome to the Armory Fair. It’s Huge. It’s Hectic. Would You Like an Audio Guide?
Arts, March 6

Like sex with a new partner, my first audio tour was not all I imagined it would be.

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Rome Celebrates the Short, but Beautiful, Life of Raphael
Arts, March 6

Amid new coronavirus restrictions on museums in Italy, a blockbuster show traces the artist’s life from finish to start.

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TEFAF Art Fair Carries on. But Business Isn’t Usual.
Arts, March 6

With coronavirus-wary collectors staying away, attendance is down at Europe’s top fair for traditional art and antiques.

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Kenzo Takada’s Antique Artifacts
T Magazine, March 6

The designer, who founded the Kenzo label in 1970, relishes the storytelling powers of these ancient objects.

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From Coughing Fits to Closings, Cultural World Girds for Coronavirus
Arts, March 6

Museums, theaters and concert halls in the United States are steeling themselves for fearful patrons, lighter crowds and possible government shutdowns.

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An Artist Whose Buddhist and Painting Practices Converge
T Magazine, March 5

Leidy Churchman’s latest show encourages a focused, joyful kind of looking that feels deliberately at odds with our increasingly distracted world.

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The Thrill of Unpredictability at Two Art Fairs
Arts, March 5

Spring/Break doesn’t feel like a fair so much as a crowded, exhilarating, madcap art extravaganza. Volta offers playful abstraction.

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A Striking Balance of New and Rediscovered at the Independent Fair
Arts, March 5

In this year’s whimsical edition, the 11-year-old art fair looks back to lesser-known work from the 1960s.

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The Armory Show: Playing It Safe During an Unsettled Time
Arts, March 5

Another year, another crisis: The Armory Show proves resilient again as it opens amid the coronavirus outbreak. Our critic surveys the fair’s many welcoming entry points.

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Italy’s Museums Reopen With Coronavirus Rule: Stay a Meter Apart
Arts, March 5

But reduced attendance means it’s not hard to enforce the new regulations.

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The Sublime Farewell of Gerhard Richter, Master of Doubt
Arts, March 5

The Met Breuer closes with an exhibition of the 88-year-old German painter, likely to be the final major show of his lifetime.

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Art Historian Griselda Pollock Wins Holberg Prize
Arts, March 5

Ms. Pollock pioneered the introduction of feminist thought in art history. The prize comes with an award of 6 million Norwegian kroner, or about $650,000.

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Artists to Transform La Guardia Airport
Arts, March 5

A partnership with the Public Art Fund brings permanent installations by world-class artists to the new Terminal B.

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T’s Spring Men’s Fashion Issue: Their Way
T Magazine, March 5

A rebel shows us it’s possible, and that is something we can all find hope in: Never compromise, never concede.

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The T List: What to See, Buy and Eat This Week
T Magazine, March 5

A fold-up poncho for the fashion set — and more.

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Why Watch Video in a Museum? Let Steve McQueen Show You
Arts, March 5

The Oscar-winning filmmaker never abandoned his first career as a fine artist. His meticulously staged Tate Modern exhibition puts his commitment on display.

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Musée d’Orsay to Expand Spaces for Exhibitions and Education
Arts, March 5

A project receives a $22.3 million gift from an anonymous American donor.

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Carmen Herrera Mural to Grace East Harlem
Arts, March 3

The artist’s design will be executed by students from Publicolor, an arts and education program, and Manhattan East School for Arts and Academics.

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Everyone’s a Curator Now
Style, March 3

When everything is “curated,” what does the word even mean?

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5 Caribbean Islands Where You Can Go Beyond the Beach
Travel, March 3

And we won’t judge if you head back for a swim and a piña colada at the end of the day.

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Ulay, Boundary-Pushing Performance Artist, Dies at 76
Arts, March 2

He made his name during a 12-year creative and romantic partnership with Marina Abramovic.

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The Chaos and Comfort of Life in a Bushwick Artists’ Collective
Real Estate, March 2

A filmmaker found her community in a six-unit Brooklyn walk-up that is home to about 35 artists who hold performances and shows in the building.

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A Painter and Social Activist With an ‘Unruly Nature’
Arts, March 1

Mary Lovelace O’Neal returns to New York at 78 with a solo show and an undimmed aversion to being pigeonholed.

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Los nuevos artistas del reciclaje
en Español, March 1

La ironía ha sido siempre una estrategia para desenmascarar y para cuestionar al poder. El nuevo arte del sampleo y la remezcla a partir de archivos digitales la mantiene viva en este siglo.