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This Sculpture Holds a Decades-Old Mystery. And Now, Another Clue.
Interactive, Today

Kryptos has been in a courtyard at C.I.A. headquarters for almost 30 years. Three of its four passages have been decoded. Will one more clue unlock the last?

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Give Us Back What Our Ancestors Made
Opinion, Yesterday

Africans shouldn’t have to travel to Western museums to see the artworks looted from their continent.

The Groundbreaking Artist Who’s Not Slowing Down at 93
Opinion, Yesterday

In the first film from our Sundance 2020 series, meet Betye Saar, who says her weapon is art.

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Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business
Video, Yesterday

In the first film from our Sundance 2020 series, meet Betye Saar, who says her weapon is art.

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There Are Glowing Seesaws in Midtown and New Yorkers Are Losing It
New York, Yesterday

A quick pick-me-up (and drop me down!) in the heart of the busy city.

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Up Close, There’s More to the Ghent Altarpiece Than the Lamb
Arts, January 27

After causing a stir on social media, the unveiling of a restored panel kicks off a year celebrating the late-medieval master Jan van Eyck.

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Jason Polan, Fast-Drawing Artist of the Offbeat, Dies at 37
Arts, January 27

His projects included a quixotic quest to sketch everyone in New York City.

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The Survivor of Auschwitz Who Painted a Forgotten Genocide
Arts, January 27

Philosophers said the Holocaust defied representation, that art could not render its horrors. But Ceija Stojka made more than 1,000 incredible images of her ordeal, and the effort to exterminate the Roma.

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Art Experts Warn of a Surging Market in Fake Prints
Arts, January 24

Spurred by advances in photomechanical reproduction, forgers are increasingly selling unauthorized copies of famous works on the internet, and elsewhere.

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Art Experts Warn of a Surging Market in Fake Prints
Arts, January 24

Spurred by advances in photomechanical reproduction, forgers are increasingly selling unauthorized copies of famous works on the internet, and elsewhere.

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What We Get Wrong About Minimalism
Opinion, January 24

It’s not about empty walls or avoiding your phone — it’s about finding beauty in our surroundings, whatever they may look like.

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An Artist Who Works Alongside Giants
T Magazine, January 23

Ahead of her latest solo show, Huma Bhabha reflects on her towering mixed-media figures, and the strangest object in her studio.

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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 23

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

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A Show of Artists Galvanized by the Abortion Debate
Arts, January 23

“Abortion Is Normal” is the kind of exhibition that energizes supporters and upsets opponents. But it’s exciting for just being a good art show.

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Worlds Within Worlds Mix It Up at the Winter Show
Arts, January 23

The venerable fair may have changed its name, but it has not forsaken its passion for quality.

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The Art of Caribbean Exchange, in Gold, Stone or Hardwood
Arts, January 23

“Arte del Mar,” an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, shows that the West Indies were a meeting point of cultures long before the European arrival.

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The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was as Far Out as the Movie
Arts, January 23

A jumble of memorabilia, storyboards and props, an exhibit illustrates the whirl of influences behind Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking 1968 film.

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A Monument Man Gives Memorials New Stories to Tell
Arts, January 23

Using video projections, the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko reclaims public spaces for marginalized viewpoints.

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The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week
T Magazine, January 23

The handbag one T editor is using for an organized 2020 — and more.

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Obama Portraits to Tour the Nation
Arts, January 23

The works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will make their way to five cities from June 2021 through May 2022, including a stop at the Brooklyn Museum.

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How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Gallerist
T Magazine, January 22

To celebrate the latest opening at her namesake gallery, Jessica Silverman hosted an unfussy, flower-filled meal at her San Francisco home.

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Emojis Meet Hieroglyphs: If King Tut Could Text
Arts, January 22

An Israel Museum exhibition explores the complicated relationship between the hieroglyphs of antiquity and emoji, the lingua franca of the digital age.

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An Art-Lover Alert to the Voice and the Tap on the Shoulder
Arts, January 22

When a piece speaks to Dani Levinas, he listens. Many of the works that touch him have their roots in Latin America.

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What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
Arts, January 22

‘Souls Grown Diaspora,’ a movement’s northern reach; Frederick Weston’s ‘Blue Bedroom Blues’; Nicholas Krushenick’s collages; Eric Brown’s ‘Longhand’ paintings.

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Native Americans Get a Stronger Voice in the Mayflower Story
Arts, January 22

The United States and Britain will commemorate 400 years since the Pilgrim ship made its crossing. The events are more politically charged on one side of the Atlantic than the other.

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Design Shows Take On the Future. And It’s Not Pretty.
Arts, January 21

Museum curators and mindful millennials seek visions of a “clean,” sustainable future. In Philadelphia, designers offer ideas to provoke.

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Where to Go to Watch the Paint Dry
Travel, January 21

Seriously. “Open conservation,” or art-restoration labs set up to be viewed, and sometimes, interacted with, are increasingly a part of museums’ offerings.

Los 17 retratos gigantes que sacudieron a un pueblito del sur de Estados Unidos
en Español, January 20

Newnan, Georgia, decidió utilizar el arte para ayudar a la comunidad a celebrar la diversidad y abrazar el cambio. No todos estaban listos para lo que vieron.

How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town
U.S., January 19

Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not everyone was ready for what they saw.

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Klimt Painting Found in Museum’s Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say
Arts, January 17

Gardeners found the painting in the wall of the Italian museum it was stolen from almost 23 years ago.

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The Outsider Art Fair 2020: 7 Must-See Exhibits
Arts, January 17

Our critic explores Yuichiro Ukai’s pen-and-marker dinosaurs and samurai, ceramic animals from the Peruvian Amazon and the photography of Vivian Maier.

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She’s Your Guide to the Sound World of Fluxus
Arts, January 17

Gelsey Bell, a wide-ranging singer, composer and scholar, is leading listening sessions of works from the MoMA sound archives.

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Brazil’s Top Culture Official Fired Over Speech Evoking Nazi Propaganda
World, January 17

The speech by President Jair Bolsonaro’s culture secretary was the latest flash point in a debate over art and freedom of expression under the conservative government.

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How Gay Art Survives in Beijing, as Censors Tighten Grip
Travel, January 17

An art gallery in China’s capital provides a lens into the city’s quietly present gay community.

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

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

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When Art Begins at the Scene of a Crime
Arts, January 16

The Mexican artist Teresa Margolles makes unflinching art about violent death and its aftermath. Her newest photographs and installations are now in New York City.

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A Painter Resurrects Louisiana’s Vanished Creole Culture
Arts, January 16

Andrew LaMar Hopkins celebrates the rich contributions of 19th-Century New Orleans in his folk art style (and drag).

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The T List: What to Wear, See and Know About This Week
T Magazine, January 16

A store designed by the director of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and more from the editors of T Magazine.

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Some Collectors Take a D.I.Y. Approach; Others Call in the Pros
Arts, January 15

In this case, the art-lovers own storage and shipping centers that meet all their needs to rotate, hang and pack away their pieces.

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What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
Arts, January 15

Nicky Nodjoumi’s dreamy serial paintings; Albert Oehlen’s “mirror paintings”; Clarity Haynes portraits of breasts; Kim Tschang-Yeul’s abstract brand of Pop Art

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In Afghanistan, Being an Artist Is a Dangerous Job
Arts, January 15

Despite the perils, Afghan artists have consistently portrayed their country and its many facets.

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5 Times Tiffany Was Robbed
New York, January 15

Some thieves knew how to bypass the alarm system and steal the security tapes. Others snatched jewels and ran.

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Ed Ruscha: He Up and Went Home
Arts, January 15

The artist on the Oklahoma roots of his new show, that $52.5 million painting, and meeting Walt Disney.

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Betty Pat Gatliff, Whose Forensic Art Solved Crimes, Dies at 89
Science, January 14

She used clay to reconstruct the faces of the missing and murdered, in the hope of helping police departments learn who they were.

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Riz Ahmed and Kahlil Joseph Among New Faces in BAM’s New Season
Arts, January 14

Favorites like Reggie Wilson and Steve Reich will also appear at the arts center in Fort Greene.

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BTS Announces Global Arts Project Featuring Antony Gormley
Arts, January 14

A new series of projects by international artists will be shown in five cities across the world.

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I.C.P. to Reopen at Essex Crossing
Arts, January 14

A four-story, 40,000-square-foot space will bring the photography center’s exhibition and education spaces together under the same roof.

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Andy Warhol Through the Lens
Arts, January 14

Photography was Andy Warhol’s secret weapon — the architecture of his oeuvre. A new show highlights many of his rarely seen images.

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Tech Bro Uniform Meets Margaret Thatcher. Disruption Ensues.
Style, 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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Poland Urged to Look for Nazi-Looted Art Still Held in Its Museums
Arts, January 12

Despite the Polish government’s efforts to recover cultural objects lost during World War II, researchers say its museums hold stolen items left behind by the Nazis.

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Alasdair Gray, Scottish Author of Daring Prose, Dies at 85
Books, January 10

He didn’t publish his first novel (which he illustrated himself) until he was 46. But his impact, as both a writer and an artist, has lasted.

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Britain Moves to Regulate Its Art Trade. Bring Your ID.
Arts, January 10

New legislation to combat money laundering and terrorism financing will require dealers and auctioneers to establish the identity of buyers and sellers.

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Cecilia Alemani Named Curator of Next Venice Biennale
Arts, January 10

The curator of the High Line will be the first Italian woman to organize the show.

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Broadway Playwright as High Line Curator
Arts, January 10

Jeremy O. Harris will combine disciplines in a summer festival.

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He Left a Museum After Women Complained; His Next Job Was Bigger
Arts, January 10

A Philadelphia Museum of Art boss who quietly resigned now directs the Erie Art Museum, where a woman also objected to his conduct.

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They Were Victorian Dandies Who Made Art. Now One Is Broke.
Style, January 10

Peter McGough, of the art duo McDermott & McGough, wrote a memoir on his adventures as a queer artist who drove a Model T.

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They Were Victorian Dandies Who Made Art. Now They’re On the Outs.
Style, January 10

Peter McGough, of the art duo McDermott & McGough, wrote a memoir on his adventures as a queer artist who drove a Model T.

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16 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 9

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

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What Makes Pope.L’s Art Endure? (It’s Not the Famous Crawls)
Arts, January 9

The maverick artist, the subject of two exhibitions, is known for his grueling street performances, but his real enchantment lies in something weirder.

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What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
Arts, January 9

Suzanne Jackson’s non-canvas compositions; Mike Kelley’s ode to painting.

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‘I’m Finished When I Start Looking at the World in a Different Way’
T Magazine, January 9

The photographer Pieter Hugo, who has captured scenes from Nigeria to Mexico, takes T inside his studio.

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The T List: A Comfy Robe You’ll Want to Leave the House in, and More
T Magazine, January 9

What to buy, see and try this week, from the editors of T Magazine.

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In Paris, an Apartment Where Picassos Meet 17th-Century Antiques
T Magazine, January 8

The designer Rodolphe Parente is a master of mixing unexpected textures and eras, as his latest project proves.

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A Polish Museum Turns to the Right, and Artists Turn Away
Arts, 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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Bob Wade, Sculptor of the Outlandishly Large, Dies at 76
Arts, January 7

Known as Daddy-O, he created roadside, streetside and top-of-the-roof attractions in Texas and elsewhere.

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John Baldessari: An Artist in a Class by Himself
Arts, January 7

His visual style derives from a corner of life that we never even knew had a style — that is, the classroom.

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‘System K’ Review: Art in the Streets of Desperation
Movies, January 7

The poverty and chaos of Kinshasa drive an art scene that’s vivid, unrelenting and genuinely dangerous.

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

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

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When He Was Good, He Was Breathtaking
Arts, January 6

The mesmerizing, frustrating world of Félix Vallotton, now at the Metropolitan Museum.

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How the Lady Became Less Gray
Reader Center, January 6

Between the 1960s and the 1980s, Louis Silverstein, a bold art director for The Times, introduced new graphic design elements that continue to shape the appearance of the paper today.

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John Baldessari, Who Gave Conceptual Art a Dose of Wit, Is Dead at 88
Arts, January 5

Through his hybrid works and teaching, he helped build the Los Angeles art scene, mentoring a who’s who of contemporary artists.

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Vaughan Oliver, 62, Dies; His Designs Gave Indie Rock ‘Physical Dimension’
Arts, January 3

Mr. Oliver’s album covers for the 4AD label were a fitting complement to music by influential alternative bands like Pixies and the Breeders.

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Syd Mead, 86, Maker of Future Worlds in ‘Blade Runner’ and More, Dies
Arts, January 3

In a wide-ranging career, he designed cars, restaurants and, most notably, the otherworldly look of science-fiction movies.

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Rachel Feinstein Unveils the Darker Side of Fantasyland
Arts, January 2

With her first museum retrospective, the artist (and fashion muse) talks about confecting fanciful works with a core of steel.

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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 2

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

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Suit Against Artforum Can Proceed, but Not Claims Naming Publisher
Arts, January 2

A New York appeals court clears the way for some of a former magazine employee’s claims of retaliation against her in a #MeToo case.

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In the Swim of Digital Images, There’s Nothing Boring About Sculpture
Arts, January 2

In bronze, silver or aluminum, a statue is an idea made solid. Two inventive shows in New York reaffirm the power of art in three dimensions.

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What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
Arts, January 2

A baroness’s watercolors; Jasper Johns’s crosshatches; a survey of abstract photography; and Alice Miceli’s radiographs of Chernobyl.

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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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Woody Vasulka, Whose Video Art Extended Boundaries, Dies at 82
Arts, January 1

He deftly manipulated electronic images to produce otherworldly, sometimes jarring visions. He also founded, with his wife, a landmark performance space.

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New Jersey Collectors Who are Crafty, in More Ways Than One
Arts, December 31

Collectors with a selection of crafts bought on instinct, intuition and, yes, impulse. They might not buy the shirt off an artist’s back, but they have come close.

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Mourning Iraq’s Destruction, a Native Son Creates
Arts, December 31

Dia al-Azzawi, a Baghdad-born artist, weaves antiquity, poetry and messages of resistance at MoMA PS1.

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12 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2020
Arts, December 31

Greta Gerwig onstage, Jack London on film, Broadway revivals and an opera celebrating the 19th Amendment are just a few of their choices.

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How Do I Find Meaning and Beauty in My Life?
T Magazine, December 30

“Your way of seeing things, including yourself, seems not wholly true or right or your own, and is in dire need of a refresh,” writes one of our advice columnists.

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An Afterlife So Perilous, You Needed a Guidebook
Science, December 30

Archaeologists unearthed the remains of a 4,000-year-old “Book of Two Ways” — a guide to the Egyptian underworld, and the earliest copy of the first illustrated book.