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Morris Hirshfield Rises Again
Arts, Today

The paintings of this self-taught artist slipped from view after his death in 1946. A lavish exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum speeds his return.

A Singaporean Chocolatier Infusing Sweets With Seaweed, Curry and Satay Spice
T Magazine, Today

Plus: a French hotel in Tribeca, an Italian fashion exhibition and more recommendations from T Magazine.

Art’s New Perch: Your Neck, Not Your Wall
Arts, Today

Artist-made jewelry is no longer an outlier as wearable pieces head to auction — and to museum collections.

Valerie Maynard, Artist Who Celebrated Black Identity, Dies at 85
Obits, Yesterday

A sculptor and printmaker aligned with the Black Arts Movement, she tackled racism and oppression while reflecting on African American culture.

In ‘Monochromatic Light,’ Artists Saturate and Vacate Space
Culture, Yesterday

Tyshawn Sorey’s music, initially written with Mark Rothko’s abstractions in mind, comes to the Park Avenue Armory with art by Julie Mehretu.

A Vanishing Craft Reappears
Styles, Yesterday

The practice of making pajaki, the Polish folk art created to honor the earth, finds an unexpected revival.

Six-Figure Artworks, by a Fifth Grader
Styles, September 26

Andres Valencia’s paintings have sold for more than $125,000. And he’s 10 years old.

Six-Figure Artworks, by a Fifth Grader
Style, September 26

Andres Valencia’s paintings have sold for more than $125,000. And he’s 10 years old.

On the Edge of Delhi, a Dynamic Cultural Scene Takes Shape
Travel, September 25

Beneath an ancient tower, contemporary galleries, studios, bars and clubs are popping up in three neighborhoods, drawing art lovers, fashionistas and nightlife seekers.

How to Slow Down
N Y T Now, September 24

In an age of instant everything, drawing invites us to slow down and appreciate the world around us.

Runners and Cyclists Use GPS Mapping to Make Art
Express, September 24

Fitness apps and the power of live satellite tracking have allowed runners, cyclists and others to draw hearts, animals, birthday wishes — and even homages to Vermeer — across their local landscapes.

This Surveillance Artist Knows How You Got That Perfect Instagram Photo
Sunday Business, September 24

A tech-savvy artist unearthed video footage of people working hard to capture the perfect shot for Instagram. It is a lesson in the artifice of social media and the ubiquity of surveillance.

In Alaska, Slowing Down to Take Things In
Travel, September 24

There are fewer miners now, but nature enthusiasts visit the town of McCarthy to learn field sketching, a technique that’s equal parts art and science.

Donald Blinken, Ambassador, Financier and Art Patron, Dies at 96
Obits, September 23

He co-founded a venture capital firm, championed Mark Rothko, served in Hungary during a pivotal period and raised a future U.S. secretary of state.

Birthday Messages to Celebrate Lives, Not Mourn Police Killings
Culture, September 23

The “1-800 Happy Birthday” digital voice mail project is transformed into an exhibition in Brooklyn, and welcomes visitors.

The World’s Most Prestigious Art Exhibition Is Over. Maybe Forever.
Culture, September 23

The German mega-show Documenta closes this weekend. Whatever comes next, it will never be what it was before.

Irwin Glusker, 98, Dies; Gave American Heritage Its Distinctive Look
Obits, September 23

A veteran art director, he was best known for his work at the lavish magazine of U.S. history that became a fixture in dens across the country.

Trump’s ‘Magical Powers’ of Declassification
Letters, September 23

Readers discuss declassification “by thinking” and an appellate court ruling. Also: Censorship, left and right; gay marriage; development aid; abortion art.

Newton Harrison, a Founder of the Eco-Art Movement, Dies at 89
Obits, September 23

He and his wife produced work that blended marine biology, agriculture, urban planning and activism and that tackled, early on, the effects of climate change.

Opening Paul Allen’s Treasure Chest
Weekend, September 23

It’s been a closely guarded secret which masterworks in the Microsoft co-founder’s collection will be auctioned at Christie’s in November. Here, highlights of a billionaire’s bounty.

These Artists Bring Pickles to the Party
Culture, September 22

In major museums, as well as at club nights and its own bar, the collective Slavs and Tatars casts a humorous eye over the region between the former Berlin Wall and the Great Wall of China.

The Magnificent Poem Jars of David Drake, Center Stage at the Met
Weekend, September 22

Before the Civil War, an enslaved artisan from South Carolina created storage vessels that transcend ceramic traditions.

From Prison to the Art Gallery
Arts & Leisure, September 22

Formerly incarcerated artists are making waves in the collecting world, hoping to create pathways, and dignity, for their peers.

A Baltimore Hotel With Four-Poster Beds and Flamingos Aplenty
T Style, September 22

Plus: a clamshell chandelier, photography capturing deforestation and more recommendations from T Magazine.

Tyler Mitchell: From Glossy Magazines to a Mega Gallery
Culture, September 21

The photographer explores themes of Black history and Southern identity in “Chrysalis,” his first solo exhibition at Gagosian, London.

Senga Nengudi Wins the 2023 Nasher Prize for Sculpture
Culture, September 21

The artist’s five-decade-long career has put ordinary materials to use in works exploring ritual and the fragility of the body. The award comes with a $100,000 cash prize.

His Sculptures Look Like Stone. They Feel More Like Pillows.
T Style, September 21

Sergio Roger has reinterpreted the Greco-Roman busts and friezes that inspired him, shifting the medium to embroidered textiles.

Sydney Museum Sends Visitors Into an Oil Tank (and an Artist’s Imagination)
Culture, September 21

An underground oil tank makes a mysterious art gallery for Adrián Villar Rojas. It’s part of the $245 million Sydney Modern Project opening in December.

The Royal Museum With a White-Cube Gallery Inside
Weekend, September 20

After an 11-year closure, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, reopens with a bright new space for modern art.

Es Devlin’s Next Stage
Culture, September 20

The British designer, whose new installation will be unveiled at Tate Modern this week, made her name in theater. These days, you’re as likely to find her work in art galleries, stadium gigs and fashion shows.

Virginia Dwan, Behind-the-Scenes Force in the Art World, Dies at 90
Obits, September 18

At her galleries and with her financial resources, she supported artists working on art’s frontiers and later donated works to museum collections.

The Art of Leaving Baseball Behind
Sports, September 18

Blake McFarland had a big fastball and a bad shoulder. Undeterred, he pivoted to an unexpected role: professional artist.

From L.A. to Rome, Ancient Sculptures Get Hero’s Welcome
Foreign, September 17

Three statues were returned to Italy after the J. Paul Getty Museum discovered they had been looted. They will be displayed temporarily in Rome before heading to Taranto, Italy, their permanent home.

Beatriz Milhazes Breaks the Circle
Culture, September 16

In her first show with Pace gallery in Manhattan, the Brazilian artist both experiments and returns to figuration.

Behind the Scenes of T Magazine’s Cover Shoot
T Style, September 16

For T’s fall Men’s Fashion issue, two dozen artists — all Black, queer and under 40 — gathered in homage to the groundbreaking film “Tongues Untied.”

The Afterlife of Willem de Kooning
Weekend, September 16

The artist’s ghost lingers in his studio, as an auction of three of his paintings tests the vitality of his commercial reputation.

The Eyes Have It in Hew Locke’s Power-Challenging Show
Weekend, September 15

Over the entrance to the Met are medallion portraits of white, male art heroes. Enter Hew Locke with a timely and pointed message about “Gilt” (or “Guilt”).

Now Visiting From India, an ‘Ancestor’ for Everyone
Weekend, September 15

A multi-headed mother figure by the sculptor Bharti Kher has arrived at Central Park. Its message is open to interpretation — and comfortable with contradiction.

From Christopher John Rogers and Orior, a Vibrant Chair Collection
T Style, September 15

Plus: joyful queer art, a hotel inside a former bank and more recommendations from T Magazine.

R. Crumb Means Some Offense
T Style, September 15

Even from his refuge in France, the comics artist still makes America’s pulse race.

I Can’t Believe It’s Butter!
T Style, September 15

Elaborate dairy sculptures have graced dining tables since the 1500s. Now chefs and food artists are making them look like Le Corbusier chairs.

T Process | The Making of a Butter Sculpture
Video, September 15

The food artist Suea creates a miniature version of the iconic LC2 armchair designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928.

F.D.R. and Andy Warhol Came for the Art. Now the Movers Have Arrived.
Metropolitan, September 15

How do you relocate more than 100 years’ worth of (haphazardly organized) fine art, maps and prints? The family that’s owned the Old Print Shop is finding out right now.

Art Rosenbaum, Painter and Preserver of Folk Music, Dies at 83
Obits, September 14

As an artist and exponent of American traditional songs, he sought to blur the lines between outsider and insider art.

Lily Renée Phillips, Pioneering Comic Book Artist, Dies at 101
Obits, September 14

A refugee from Nazi-annexed Austria, she started a new life in New York drawing powerful, glamorous heroines and broke barriers in a male-dominated field.

Christie’s and a Baltimore Gallery to Sell Work by Black Artists
Culture, September 14

Later this month, the auction house will sell works chosen by the Black-owned Galerie Myrtis, amid an increased focus on diversity.

A Utopian Space for Black Artists, Reimagined at MoMA
Arts & Leisure, September 13

Just Above Midtown, an incubator of some of the most important Black avant-garde art of the 1970s and ’80s, is the subject of a new exhibition.

The Artist Making Sculptures From Scraps
T Style, September 13

Plus: the stateside rise of fermented tofu and more from T’s cultural compendium.

Why You Should Decorate Your Hallway (and How to Get Started)
Real Estate, September 13

When you’re furnishing your home, it’s easy to focus on larger rooms and overlook the hall. Here’s why that’s a mistake.

Add a Bit of Art to Your Breakfast Platter
Dining, September 12

The new Takashi Murakami pancake pans leave the artist’s signature flower patterns on 5-inch griddle cakes.

William Klein, Who Photographed the Energy of City Life, Dies at 96
Obits, September 12

He built his reputation with dreamlike images of New York, Rome, Moscow and Tokyo and cast a satirical eye on fashion in a decade of work for Vogue.

After Decades of Silence, Art About Abortion (Cautiously) Enters the Establishment
Culture, September 10

An art taboo is falling, from the Whitney Museum to the Armory Show to blue-chip galleries. Yet artists acknowledge self-censorship on the topic.

Mentors Named for Next Class in Rolex Arts Initiative
Culture, September 9

El Anatsui, Bernardine Evaristo and Dianne Reeves are among those pairing up for the program.

Issy Wood Met Power Players in Art and Music. She Went Her Own Way.
Culture, September 9

The painter and budding electronic-pop musician has a new show of figurative paintings in New York, and quietly released the LP “My Body Your Choice” last month.

Artists discuss how they turned the queen into an icon.
Culture, September 9

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was one of the world’s most photographed and painted people. Three artists explain how they made portraits of the monarch that stood out from the crowd.

The Disappearing World of Wolfgang Tillmans
Weekend, September 8

His informal, generous pictures were some of the most moving art of the 1990s. Now, at MoMA, time catches up with the German photographer.

3 Browsers’ Delights Among the Art Fairs in NYC
Weekend, September 8

Our guide to the smaller fairs, including Art on Paper, Spring/Break Art Show and CLIO, all in Manhattan this weekend.

Two Critics, 13 Favorite Booths at The Armory Show
Weekend, September 8

Among the standouts and discoveries in new art at the Javits Center fair are a Lakota artist, an emerging Cambodian American painter and a sculptor from Zimbabwe.

A Storied New York Gallery Comes Home
T Style, September 8

After her building was damaged in 2018, Paula Cooper and her staff return to West 21st Street in Chelsea.

Independent 20th Century’s Artists in a Cozy New Fair Spinoff
Weekend, September 8

Just 32 booths this year, a show of artists both famous and unknown at the southern tip of Manhattan is high quality — and sometimes thrilling.

The Artist Sculpting a Terra-Cotta Forest
T Style, September 8

Setsuko Klossowska de Rola’s exhibit in Rome, plus a fashion designer’s collaboration with West Elm and more recommendations from T Magazine.

More Than 90 Art Shows and Exhibitions to See This Fall
Arts & Leisure, September 8

Highlights include grand retrospectives of Alex Katz and Wolfgang Tillmans, a titanic assembly of van Gogh and a celebration of the pioneering Just Above Midtown gallery.

Bidens Host Obamas for Official White House Portraits Unveiling
Video, September 7

The official portraits of the former president and first lady were finally unveiled in the White House after Donald J. Trump broke tradition by not holding the ceremony while in office.

Painting Michelle Obama Took 9 Months. Keeping It Secret Took 6 Years.
Culture, September 7

Sharon Sprung, an instructor at the Art Students League of New York, is a realist painter of the old school.

Official Obama Portraits Are Finally Unveiled at the White House
Culture, September 7

In a break with tradition, there was no ceremony while former President Donald J. Trump held office. President Biden unveiled the Obama portraits: his by Robert McCurdy, hers by Sharon Sprung.

Kenny Rivero’s Tricks of the Eye
T Style, September 7

The artist is creating work that plays with perspective and scale, drawing the background into focus while blurring his own presence.

Calder Gardens in Philadelphia to Honor a Native Son
Culture, September 7

An oasis for art amid nature will celebrate a titan of 20th century art, Alexander Calder. A meeting of the minds in Connecticut helped shape the design.

A ‘Virtual Rapper’ Was Fired. Questions About Art and Tech Remain.
Culture, September 6

Young people are increasingly at ease consuming culture via digital avatars or made with artificial intelligence. Should the same moral guidelines and laws apply to those works?

The Artist Who Throws Newton a Curve
Arts & Leisure, September 6

The Orange County Museum of Art inaugurates its new building with a tribute to Fred Eversley, an unheralded pioneer of the Light and Space movement.

Mixing Children and Art? Yes, It’s Possible.
Real Estate, September 6

In a ‘magical place’ in the Connecticut woods, one couple built a rural escape where the most fragile artwork is just out of reach.

The Subtle Art of Appreciating ‘Difficult Beauty’
Op Ed, September 6

The writer Chloé Cooper Jones talks about bodies, disability and how searching for beauty can change our lives.

Museums in the U.S. and Europe Are in Blockbuster Mode
Arts & Leisure, September 5

From Los Angeles to Antwerp, Jason Farago, our critic at large, picks a fall season laden with offerings on Cubism, modern Korean art and paintings of the Spanish Baroque.

Charlie Finch, Caustic Chronicler of New York’s Art Scene, Dies at 69
Obits, September 3

He exposed what he saw as pretension and bad art with passion and, at times, viciousness, winning fans but offending many.

Celebrating Creators of Design
Special Sections, September 3

A look at the international creative talent showcased at Paris Design Week and the London Design Festival.

Science Is on His Dance Card
Culture, September 2

The visual artist Charles Atlas started his video career with Merce Cunningham, but his new Pioneer Works project shows how many leaps he has taken since.

An A.I.-Generated Picture Won an Art Prize. Artists Aren’t Happy.
Business, September 2

“I won, and I didn’t break any rules,” the artwork’s creator says.

The Many Lives of Martine Syms
Arts & Leisure, September 2

The polyphonic artist finds ways to enjoy the harrowing business of putting herself, or versions of it, on display.

Nellie Mae Rowe Levels the Wall Between Insider and Outsider Art
Culture, September 2

The artist has been a major — if underrecognized — American talent. But the biggest look yet at her achievement gives it a whole new stature.

A Constellation of Stars From the Latin Art World
Arts & Leisure, September 2

Holland Cotter, co-chief critic, on the bounty of Latin American and Latino art coming our way for the fall and winter season, as well as important shows on South Asian and Indigenous art.

Let’s Go, Mets? Sure. But How About Those Starry Knights!
Metro, September 2

In this league, the Mets are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Houstons sport the singer’s image on their uniforms.

New Shows That Widen the Beaten Path
Arts & Leisure, September 1

Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic, on fall exhibitions that capture a period during which art and art history have been in flux, including the New Museum’s survey of the polymathic Theaster Gates.

Behind the Wheel in L.A., With a New Destination
Special Sections, September 1

Once the head of women’s wear for Stella McCartney and Jil Sander, Leena Similu has taken a 180-degree turn into ceramics.

A Panorama of Design
Special Sections, September 1

A look at design-world events, products and people.

Want to Buy a Banksy? This Building Comes With It.
Real Estate, September 1

The painting, known as “Swing Girl” and “Girl on a Swing,” and the building it adorns are headed to the auction block with the hope that the sale price will reach $30 million.

Court Rules for Germany in Nazi-Era Dispute Over the Guelph Treasure
Culture, August 31

The Jewish heirs of German art dealers had argued that their ancestors were forced to sell the works, now valued at $250 million, at a discount because of persecution by the Nazis.

Ruby C. Williams, Folk Artist With a Produce Stand, Dies at 94
Obits, August 30

Her colorful paintings started out as advertisements for her farm stand in Florida. Before long, her works found their way to art galleries.

San Francisco’s Art Market Struggles in the Shadow of Los Angeles
Culture, August 29

Though some small galleries are opening or expanding, the mega dealers have closed shop, a blow to an area with a vibrant artistic history.

Dmitri Vrubel, Who Planted a Kiss on the Berlin Wall, Dies at 62
Obits, August 19

A Russian-born painter, he created a mural of the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev smooching the East German leader Erich Honecker — and with it a tourist attraction.

Covid. A Coma. A Stroke. José Parlá Returns From the Edge.
Culture, July 31

After a lengthy recovery, the artist comes back with the most vigorous work he’s made: “It took me a really long time to understand what had happened to me.”

London Modern and Contemporary Auctions: A Market Minus the Froth
Culture, July 1

The prices — $36.9 million for Monet paintings, and $52.8 million for a Francis Bacon — show that even as Britain’s share of the global art market has decreased, it’s an important player.

Covid Memorials Offer a Place to Put Our Grief
Culture, May 5

From “anti-monuments” to ephemeral sand portraits, four art exhibitions encourage viewers to slow down and take stock of our pandemic losses.

Manhattan Springs Back to Life
Travel, May 5

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.