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Is This the End of Cuba’s Astonishing Artistic Freedom?
Opinion, Yesterday

A controversial new decree threatens to derail a thriving cultural scene in Havana.

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Jasper Johns, American Legend
T Magazine, Yesterday

The artist’s work has managed to speak both to and for the country’s consciousness for the last 60 years — and he’s not done yet.

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Jasper Johns, in Images
Slideshow, Yesterday

For 60 years, he has been a sort of oracle, reshaping our ideas about art and collective selfhood. At 88, he’s still searching for meaning.

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Galleries From A to Z Sued Over Websites the Blind Can’t Use
Arts, Yesterday

The number of lawsuits nationwide nearly tripled in 2018. Is it an overdue move for the rights of the disabled or a way for lawyers to make a quick buck?

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The Surprising Tale of One of Frank Stella’s Black Paintings
Arts, February 17

At 82, this titan of Modernism is talking about the past, taking stock and putting some of his works and part of his collection up for auction.

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You Want to Buy Art. Is It About Love or Money?
Your Money, February 15

Collectors offer advice on how to buy fine art, and when to sell it.

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SFMoMA to Sell 1960 Rothko to Help Diversify its Holdings
Arts, February 15

At Sotheby’s in May, the painting is expected to bring $35 million to $50 million, which will be used to acquire work by women and people of color.

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The Art Dealer Mary Boone Is Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud
Arts, February 14

She begged for leniency but the judge ordered that she spend 30 months in federal prison.

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, February 14

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

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Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About
Arts, February 14

Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.

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27 Ways to Keep Your Kids Culturally Engaged This Winter
Arts, February 14

Classical concerts, children’s film series and a festival where technology meets art are among the events that can keep young minds occupied (and having fun) through a school sabbatical and beyond.

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Hilton Als: How Rachel Weisz Helped Save My Life
T Magazine, February 14

The writer pays tribute to the fearlessness of his friend ahead of Valentine’s Day — and the 91st Academy Awards.

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The Least Vegas Neighborhood in Vegas
Travel, February 14

The city’s Arts District offers theater without blue men or topless women, no poker tables, and the kind of indie food and bar scene not often seen on the Strip.

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The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula
Science, February 14

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a customizable algebraic equation.

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A Museum of Man’s Best Friend, From Fossils to Virtual Reality
Arts, February 13

The American Kennel Club has opened its collection of all things canine in New York. Here is a tour of the art of the dog.

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Art Is Fashion Is Art Again
Style, February 13

Studio art and product design live side by side at Token, a local hangout of sorts on Canal Street.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art!
Arts, February 13

Will a film studio’s New York sets help a contemporary art fair soar after the city’s other fairs flopped?

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Annie Leibovitz Revisits Her Early Years
Arts, February 13

More than 4,000 images from her early work are being displayed at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Los Angeles.

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A Photographer Who Makes You Ask, ‘What Has Happened Here?’
Arts, February 13

Erwin Olaf’s photos have the gloss of fashion shots and a haunting undercurrent that makes you long for more context. As he turns 60, three museums will present his work.

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How Swizz Beatz Bridged the Worlds of Hip-Hop and Contemporary Art
T Magazine, February 13

While amassing his own collection, the music producer became a crucial connector, and an important advocate for artists of color.

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Martin Parr: 48 Years of Photographing the Quirky and Kitschy in Manchester
Lens, February 13

For almost half a century, the British photographer has captured the diversity and eccentricity of the city of Manchester in northwestern England.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Arts, February 12

‘Samaritans,’ an evocative show by 16 artists; Bonnie Collura’s ‘princes’; Carol Rama’s arresting watercolors; and Rachelle Mozman Solano’s takes on Gauguin.

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Ebony’s Test Kitchen Is for Sale
Arts, February 12

A preservation group is seeking a home for the orange wall coverings and olive-green counters from the Chicago headquarters of Johnson Publishing.

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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo
Travel, February 12

The death of the Italian Renaissance master is being marked by exhibitions and tours in 2019.

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Install Curtains, Judge Suggests to Neighbors in Tate Modern Privacy Case
Arts, February 12

A court ruled against residents of four luxury apartments who had complained that a platform at the gallery let visitors look into their properties.

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Two Lives in Art, and a Collection Tracing Their Trajectory
Arts, February 12

A curator marries an artist and, with the couple’s successes, their circle widens, and they acquire a broad variety of art.

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Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art, Legos and Being Cultural Renegades
T Magazine, February 12

Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the artist and the architect.

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Long Live Eccentric English Design
T Magazine, February 11

Uninterested in disciplined minimalism, a group of defining interior designers is championing England’s long-held preference for color, wit and wackiness.

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The Bonkers Aesthetic
Slideshow, February 11

By exuberantly layering old and new — and as much color and pattern as a room can handle — these English designers are taking eccentricity to riotous new heights.

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Robert Ryman, Minimalist Painter Who Made the Most of White, Dies at 88
Obituaries, February 9

Self-taught after discovering art as a museum guard, he became one of America’s most important postwar artists, reaching beyond Abstract Expressionism.

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Mapping Oliver Jeffers’s World
Books, February 9

In his studio in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.

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Baltimore Museum of Art Gets $3.5 Million to Endow Chief Curator
Arts, February 8

The gift falls in line with the museum’s mission to uphold equity and diversity within its leadership and programming.

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Lagos, City of Hustle, Builds an Art ‘Ecosystem’
Arts, February 8

West Africa’s new art destination is a sprawling megacity with a generation of artists, gallerists and collectors powering the scene.

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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, February 7

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

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Lili Wronker, Calligrapher and Illustrator, Is Dead at 94
Obituaries, February 7

A German refugee, she brought her expertise in lettering to Hebrew calligraphy. She also illustrated hundreds of books, many of them for children.

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The Artist Creating a 150-Foot-Long Glass Rainbow
T Magazine, February 7

This summer, Sarah Cain will bring a high-art tradition into an unexpected setting: the San Francisco International Airport.

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Frida Kahlo’s Home Is Still Unlocking Secrets, 50 Years Later
Arts, February 7

The artist’s life, through clothing, jewelry, objects, films.

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Alicja Kwade Selected for the Met’s Roof Garden Installation
Arts, February 7

Her installation, “ParaPivot,” dominated by two large metal frames, will be on view from April 16 through Oct. 27

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Jenny Holzer’s Desert X Installation Postponed Over Concern for Bighorn Sheep
Arts, February 7

The artist’s light projection piece, which focused on gun violence, was slated to appear during the desert exhibition’s opening weekend.

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John Mason, Who Expanded Ceramics’ Boundaries, Dies at 91
Obituaries, February 7

His large wall reliefs and other sculptures explored the artistic possibilities of clay.

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Dana Schutz’s New Paintings Just Might Be Her Best
Arts, February 7

The artist proves her mettle in her first New York show since the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Arts, February 7

Miguel Covarrubias’s caricatures; Mariam Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly’s latest collaboration; Bill Traylor’s drawings; Vivian Maier’s self-portraits; and Hervé Guibert’s photographs of friends and lovers.

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Pavlova’s Shoes, Nijinsky’s Diary, and Other Dance Treasures From the Public Library
Arts, February 7

The library’s dance division — the largest, most eclectic collection of dance materials in the world — turns 75. We picked some rarities.

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Ford Foundation Announces Art Gallery Opening
Arts, February 6

The gallery’s debut exhibition, “Perilous Bodies,” explores the injustices of social stratification and discrimination.

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Blackness, Gayness, Representation: Marlon Riggs Unpacks It All in His Films
Movies, February 6

He saw the past, present and future at once, and his timeless, masterful works are now the subject of a film series in Brooklyn.

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In This Manhattan Apartment, Every Room Is a Testament to Japanese Tradition
T Magazine, February 6

The artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s first architectural project in New York City is a defiant celebration of a bygone age.

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Austin Museum Expands Latin American Collection
Arts, February 5

The Blanton Museum of Art has acquired 119 paintings, sculptures, furniture and silverwork collected by Roberta and Richard Huber.

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MoMA, the New Edition: From Monumental to Experimental
Arts, February 5

By 2022, MoMA will have rehung all three floors of exhibition space. The advantages of such switchovers are many. New histories will get told.

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Silvia Venturini Fendi’s Playful Sort of Luxury
T Magazine, February 5

The designer’s official involvement with the storied Italian fashion house began at age 6.

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Why John Ruskin, Born 200 Years Ago, Is the Man of the Moment
Arts, February 5

The Victorian art critic’s ideas about how industrialization stifled creativity and polluted the environment are just as relevant today as they were in the 19th century.

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MoMA to Close, Then Open Doors to More Expansive View of Art
Arts, February 5

Don’t plan to visit MoMA this summer. It’s closing for renovations that will put a new focus on work by women and artists of color. The results will shake up every gallery.

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It Took Chanel 9 Days and a Team of 150 to Build an Indoor Beach
T Magazine, February 4

The brand’s elaborately staged ready-to-wear shows are a much-anticipated staple of the fashion calendar — and the latest one was especially transporting.

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The Unseen Robert Frank: Outtakes From ‘The Americans’
Lens, February 4

Thousands of Robert Frank’s unpublished photographs taken during and after his journeys that led to “The Americans” have never been seen before by wide audiences.

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How Bauhaus Redefined What Design Could Do for Society
T Magazine, February 4

A century after its founding, the German school of art and architecture remains one of the most transcendent — and frustrating — movements of the Modernist age.

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Bringing Liberty’s Torch to Manhattan (Icy Weather Permitting)
New York, February 3

A replica of a portion of the Statue of Liberty, which sat in Madison Square Park for six years more than 130 years ago, is now an ice sculpture there.

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The Queen of Change
Style, February 2

With “The Artist’s Way,” Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.

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Susan Hiller, 78, Maker of Dreamlike Conceptual Art, Dies
Obituaries, February 1

Her video, audio and photographic installations played at the precipice between reality and the subconscious and often explored the paranormal.

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The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet
Arts, February 1

The director’s new film, “High Flying Bird,” stars André Holland as a fast-talking basketball agent who proposes a bold business move to his rookie client.

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Alfred Hair, Whose Collective Created a Path for Black Artists
Interactive, January 31

Part artist, part businessman and all charisma, Hair started a movement that would allow African-American artists to make a living in the South.

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James Baldwin: Pessimist, Optimist, Hero
Arts, January 31

The literary figure is the glowing subject of a group exhibition, curated by the New Yorker critic Hilton Als, that is part personal narrative, part study of his influence on contemporary artists.

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 31

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

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A French Painter, Fallen From Fame, Gains Historical Weight
Arts, January 31

The art of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, one of the least celebrated influential painters of 19th-century France, is illuminated by a large show of small works.

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Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More.
Arts, January 31

The artist and pop culture icon meticulously built her own image. A sweeping survey at the Brooklyn Museum examines how she did it, and why.

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Jodorowsky’s Wife Defends Him After Museo del Barrio Cancellation
Arts, January 30

“Words are not acts,” Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky said in a statement, adding that her husband “never raped anyone.”

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Arts, January 30

Erica Baum’s photographs of sewing patterns; Leah Guadagnoli’s sculptural paintings; Anna Plesset and Fred and Daniel Terna reckon with loss; ‘Make Believe’ takes on the movies.

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This Pioneering Artist Is on the Brink of Her First Big Retrospective, at 98
T Magazine, January 29

A string of solo exhibitions will shine new light on the work of the Venezuelan-born artist Luchita Hurtado.

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In the Studio With Luchita Hurtado
Slideshow, January 29

The artist’s home studio in Santa Monica is filled with treasures from her travels and her own vibrant works.

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It’s No Secret That Espionage Is This Collector’s Passion
Arts, January 29

When governments are crumbling, H. Keith Melton is knocking on the doors of intelligence agencies with cash in hand to buy devices and memorabilia.

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An Aching Ode to Jerome Robbins’s Lost New York
Arts, January 29

For this essential New York choreographer’s centenary, a Public Library exhibition full of the joy and anxiety of postwar Manhattan.

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James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation
Arts, January 29

The work, “Meeting,” which intends to offer an uninterrupted view of sky, was closed after media reports of construction marring the view.

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Restitution Fears Unsettle the Trade in Tribal Art
Arts, January 29

Dealers worry that a report recommending that museums return African artworks will also discourage private collectors from buying, loaning and donating pieces.

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‘DAU’ Has Finally Opened in Paris. Does It Live Up to the Hype?
Arts, January 28

The immersive experience, with its frequent problems yet mounting mystique, is beginning to court comparisons with the Fyre Festival.

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A Man Walked Into a Moscow Museum, and Walked Out With a $182,000 Painting
Arts, January 28

The Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia’s most important art museums, said it would revisit security arrangements after the brazen theft.

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The Prado Museum, Spain’s Cultural Jewel, Turns 200
Arts, January 28

An exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of an institution that has stayed above the divisions of Spanish politics, while inspiring artists worldwide.

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Banksy Mural Is Stolen From Bataclan, Site of Paris Attacks
Arts, January 27

The venue said the work, painted on an emergency exit door, was a memorial to the victims of the 2015 terror attacks.

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Florence Knoll Bassett, 101, Designer of the Modern American Office, Dies
Style, January 25

The mid-20th-century furnishings she fashioned were profoundly influential, and they still resonate.

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T Suggests: A Japanese Cooking Pot, a Film About Black Holes and More
T Magazine, January 25

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

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Nicola L, Whose Feminist Art Had a Useful Side, Is Dead
Obituaries, January 25

A multimedia fixture of the New York scene, belatedly celebrated as a Pop Artist, she made works that could function as furniture or even be worn.

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At 90, This Artist Is Still Opening Doors of Perception
Arts, January 24

Julio Le Parc, a student of Lucio Fontana, choreographs a motorized movement-of-the-spheres dance, poetic and hypnotic.

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Slashing His Way to the Sublime
Arts, January 24

Lucio Fontana made abstraction dangerous by breaking through the surface of a painting. His innovations astound at New York museums.

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16 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 24

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

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Shutdown Leaves Uninflated Space Sculpture Circling in Orbit
Arts, January 24

Trevor Paglen’s “Orbital Reflector” is waiting for F.C.C. clearance before it can be activated. The artist says it might not survive the wait.

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John Dunkley, an Outsider Artist Deep in the Heart of Jamaica
Arts, January 24

Long cherished in his homeland, the self-taught artist gets his first large museum survey. And the show is a revelation.

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When These Lines Are Drawn, Artist and Dancers Connect
Arts, January 24

Shantell Martin transformed New York City Ballet’s home with her line drawings. For dancers, line has its own meaning: “That’s our form of speech.”

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2 Artists, 500 Years Apart, Asking the Same Spiritual Questions
Arts, January 24

An exhibition at the Royal Academy in London pairs works by the American video artist Bill Viola with drawings and sculpture by Michelangelo.

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Joe’s Pub Announces a Diverse Group of Artists in Residence
Arts, January 23

The small Manhattan theater unveiled the 2019 class of the Joe’s Pub Working Group, which supports rising artists in New York.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Arts, January 23

Ben Pederson’s “Shape Trees’’; Tatsuo Miyajima’s red LED sculptures; Sophie von Hellermann’s beguiling paintings; Norman Lewis’s Eastern influences; and artworks ‘‘under erasure.’’

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It’s O.K. if a Deal Falls Through. There’s Always More Art.
Arts, January 23

Gerald and Jody Lippes have homes in Canada, Florida and New York City, so walls are plentiful and each home has art with a different personality.

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Library of Congress Exhibition Pairs Herblock With Other Socially Engaged Art
Arts, January 23

The show features work from artists from the 17th century onward, including Kerry James Marshall, Shepard Fairey and Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.

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The Art of the Internet, Restored and Out in the World
Arts, January 23

A show at the New Museum celebrates the completion of Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology, a two-year project to preserve and archive digital artworks that were in danger of disappearing.

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A Guide to Antigua, Guatemala: A Candy-Colored City Framed by Volcanoes
T Magazine, January 21

With its Baroque architecture and thriving textile scene, this former colonial capital is among Central America’s most beguiling destinations.

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On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence
Arts, January 20

Chirlane McCray sets a populist tone with an exhibition of female artists, long underrepresented at Gracie Mansion.