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How to Get the Most Out of Art (Even When You’re Not Sure You Get It)
Smarter Living, Today

No, you don’t have to have a degree to appreciate and love art.

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Velvet Underground Exhibition Will Come to New York in October
Culture, Today

The show tracking the legacy of the influential band will include photographs and memorabilia as well as a concert series.

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Cleveland Triennial Is an Artistic Scavenger Hunt With Civic Pride
Weekend, Yesterday

At the inaugural Front Triennial, powerful experiences come at a former station on the Underground Railroad and in drawings of gay life in Akron.

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Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era
T Style, Yesterday

As playful as he is provocative, Darren Bader interrogates the meaning of art itself. Plus, four works he created exclusively for T.

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Strong Women on the March at Seattle Art Fair
Culture, August 12

In a city where power, gender and technology converge, artists ask hard questions about diversity.

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She Chronicled the Great Photographers of the 20th Century. Then, She Stopped Taking Portraits.
T Style, August 10

A lost photo shoot illuminates the roots of Lynn Davis, who is, along with Peter Hujar and Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the masters of black-and-white portraiture.

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Monuments for a New Era
Op Ed, August 10

What should replace statues celebrating the Confederacy? Six artists imagine a way forward.

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T Suggests: Abstract Gnomes, Japanese Breads and More
T Style, August 10

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

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32 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, August 9

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

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At the Rubin Museum, the Future Has Arrived. And It’s Fluid.
Weekend, August 9

The small Rubin tackles the big subject of time, in six exhibitions that cover a wide swath, from the Second Buddha to Indo-Futurism.

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NADA Cancels Its New York Art Fair
Culture, August 8

The New Art Dealers Alliance announced that it would cancel its annual fair, one of many in a crowded scene, and open a new gallery for its members.

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Who Wants to Be a Bust in the Hall of Fame?
Op Ed, August 8

Our president is obsessed with celebrity; our last president lamented it.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, August 8

Dorothea Rockburne’s mathematical influences; John Lucas and Claudia Rankine explore blondness; and 23 artists form a show at Klaus von Nichtssagend.

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The Works of These Female Surrealists Resonate Now More Than Ever
T Style, August 8

A rare show of paintings by Maruja Mallo, a contemporary of Salvador Dalí, is part of a larger examination of a lesser known side of the movement.

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With New Urgency, Museums Cultivate Curators of Color
Culture, August 8

Hoping to reflect a broader range of visitors, museums are diversifying their staffs, welcoming a more inclusive generation of future leaders.

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No Artists Outshine Others in This Egalitarian Collection
Weekend, August 8

Patric McCoy, an enthusiastic art buyer, has some 1,300 paintings, sculptures and drawings stuffed into his Chicago apartment.

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Photoville to Include Images of Immigration and Gentrification
Culture, August 7

The sprawling photography festival will arrive at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza in Dumbo this September.

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Syria’s Women Prisoners, Drawn by an Artist Who Was One
Culture, August 7

Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system.

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Antonio Dias, Brazilian Artist Who Poked the Generals, Dies at 74
Obits, August 6

Mr. Dias took aim at the 1960s ruling junta with trenchant works of bright colors, graphic immediacy and world weariness. He later went into exile.

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This Sculptor Has Collected and Fixed Up 18 Eames Chairs. Here’s His Favorite.
T Style, August 6

One man’s trash — a broken fiberglass chair found in a heap of garbage on a New York sidewalk — was B. Wurtz’s treasure.

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A Hundred Years Ago, High Tech Was a Paint Job
Metro, August 5

A former New York City fireboat has been repainted with a nod to dazzle painting, a technique developed during World War I to help allied ships fool German U-boats.

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A Museum Held a Show of Protest Art. Then the Artists Protested the Museum.
Culture, August 3

Dozens of works were removed from an exhibition at the Design Museum in London after their creators objected to the institution’s hosting an event for a defense firm.

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Murder, Politics and Architecture: The Making of Madison Square Park
Interactive, August 3

From 19th-Century circuses and swanky hotels to an art and foodie destination today, this 6.2-acre green space continues to represent a city that is constantly reinventing itself.

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Painting: An (Incomplete) Survey of the State of the Art
Weekend, August 2

The latest in a series initiated in 1998 by two Chelsea art dealers, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III” examines the medium’s turn toward figuration.

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In His Films, Brancusi Takes Flight
Weekend, August 2

Sculptures by the Romanian master artist are on display at a ‘focused presentation’ at the Museum of Modern Art, along with his little-known and amazing films.

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29 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, August 2

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

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Nicole Eisenman Wins $200,000 Artist Prize
Culture, August 2

In May, the collectors Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman joined forces with the philanthropist Suzanne Deal Booth to double the pot.

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Debate Ignites in L.A. Over MOCA Hire
Weekend, August 2

Klaus Biesenbach’s selection as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art drew fanfare from some, and also raised questions about a museum’s commitment to diversity.

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When Admiration Is the Thread of a Collection
Weekend, August 2

Nancy Lane’s 200-piece art collection starts with photographs of people she looks up to and wraps its way throughout her Greenwich Village apartment.

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Who Wore It Better: Art or Commerce?
Styles, August 1

It’s a museum show. It’s a fashion show. It’s a critique. No, a boutique. Whatever you call the Whitney installation by the label Eckhaus Latta, you’re likely to leave with more questions (and clothes) than answers.

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Stripes and Tangles of Neon, Under the Hamptons Sun
Weekend, August 1

Neighboring shows offer new reflections on Keith Sonnier, whose assemblages include light, glass, found objects and the ambient sound of U2.

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How Robert Indiana’s Caretaker Came to Control His Artistic Legacy
Arts & Leisure, August 1

The late artist’s caretaker, whose loyalty has been questioned by some, will run a foundation that will shepherd Mr. Indiana’s art and create a new museum.

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MOCA Chooses MoMA PS1 Director to Lead Museum
Culture, July 31

Klaus Biesenbach will try to right the struggling Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which is looking east once again to fill its top spot.

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Drawing Center Names New Executive Director
Culture, July 31

The 41-year-old Drawing Center names a MoMA curator, Laura Hoptman, as its fifth executive director

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Places 26 and 27 of 52: Summer in France, in Two Very Different Ways
Travel, July 31

Our columnist visits Megève, a gorgeous Alpine resort town, and Arles, fast becoming a cultural center.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, July 31

Chicano art in “Axis Mundo”; a paean to sexual power in “Putting Out”; Pascale Marthine Tayou’s “Colorful Line”; and offbeat human figures in “Distortions.”

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Violin Worth $200,000 Is Sold to Pawnshop for $50. The Catch? It Was Stolen.
Express, July 30

An 18th-century instrument found its way back to its owners amid an investigation by the Somerville police into a spate of burglaries in the Massachusetts city.

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Pat de Groot, Seascape Painter and Doyenne of the Dunes, Dies at 88
Obits, July 30

In Provincetown, at Cape Cod’s tip, John Waters called her “bohemian royalty,” a barefooted artist, party giver, salon host and emblem of a bygone day.

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Nail Art Is Now Hand Art
Styles, July 30

When is nail art not nail art? When it creeps up your fingers.

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The Hidden Language of Hands Videos
Video, July 30

In the age of the selfie, we spend a lot of time showing off our faces. But lately a different body part is vying for attention. What are our hands trying to tell us?

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An Artist Honors Tamir Rice, One Orange Object at a Time
Culture, July 29

Can you remove a color from an entire city? Michael Rakowitz is trying, and is asking Clevelanders to participate in his community-based art project.

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He’s Painting the Streets Red. And Yellow. And Blue.
Metro, July 27

An artist has transformed a crooked Chinatown alley into a blocklong asphalt mural, as part of a city program to create art-filled pedestrian spaces.

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Unicorns, a Chef-Designed Bikini, and More Things T Editors Are Into Right Now
T Style, July 27

A by-no-means exhaustive list of the things our editors (and a few contributors) find interesting on a given week.

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Chief of Royal Academy, U.K. Art Landmark, Leaves for a Private Gallery
Culture, July 27

Charles Saumarez Smith will step down in December after 11 years at the London institution, having just completed a major refurbishment.

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An Artist Unites North and South Korea, Stitch by Stitch
Arts & Leisure, July 26

Through smugglers and bribes, Kyungah Ham employs embroiderers in the Hermit Kingdom to sew her designs, an extraordinary and risky collaboration.

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At ‘Uptown Bounce,’ Salsa Dancing and So Much More
Weekend, July 27

“Uptown Bounce” was the first of four consecutive weekly block parties presented by El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York.

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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, July 26

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

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Rammellzee, From Living Letters to Living Sculpture
Weekend, July 26

The universe of the graffiti master turned astrofunk storyteller in a bracing show reveals his lifelong battle against the limitations of form.

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Mushrooms, Magma and Love in a Time of Science
Weekend, July 26

Orra White Hitchcock was one of the country’s best botanical illustrators and artists, from an age when women were equal partners in scientific study.

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Overlooked No More: Edmonia Lewis, Sculptor of Worldwide Acclaim
Obits, July 25

As an artist she transcended constraints, and as a woman of color, she confronted a society that wished to categorize her.

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Bands of Paint and Light Shimmer. But Do They Still Shock?
Weekend, July 25

The art world and market are finally catching up to Mary Corse, a pioneer of the “soft” approach to light.

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Gala Dalí’s Life Wasn’t Quite Surreal, but It Was Pretty Strange
Culture, July 25

She was Salvador Dalí’s wife, muse, model and publicist. But as a new exhibition in the Spanish city of Barcelona shows, there was much more to her than that.

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Unheralded Renaissance Painter to Have Major Exhibition at the Frick
Culture, July 25

The Frick Collection’s “Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture” will include 22 paintings by Giovanni Battista Moroni and 14 related objects.

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These ‘Rebel Women’ Sought Equality in 19th-Century New York
Weekend, July 25

An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York highlights some of the women who rejected the social expectations of the Victorian era.

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Back to Nicaragua for a Pioneering Photographer of Rebellion
Culture, July 24

On the eve of a major retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Susan Meiselas finds history repeating itself.

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Championing Black Artists, at Home and in the Spotlight
Weekend, July 24

Denise and Gary Gardner are big supporters of Charles White. Their collection includes a work of his that was drawn for Dashiell Hammett’s secretary.

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Shops Come and Go. But 2 New York Photographers Don’t Want to Forget.
Express, July 24

Karla and James Murray have lived in the East Village for more than two decades. They have memorialized local shops of the Lower East Side, many of which have disappeared, in a new art installation.

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Judge Orders Return of Ancient Limestone Relief to Iran
Culture, July 23

The Manhattan district attorney’s office had seized the artifact last fall when it was offered for sale at a Manhattan art fair.

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High Drama, High Contrast: Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art
Culture, July 23

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

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An Iranian Caricaturist Got a Visa Despite the Travel Ban. Now She’s Drawing Trump.
Metro, July 22

Nasrin Sheykhi had never been to the United States until after the Trump administration imposed its ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.

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The Newfound Power of People Wielding Library Cards
Editorial, July 20

The cards will open the door to culture in New York.

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She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.
Culture, July 20

The artist Susan Unterberg, acting anonymously, has distributed more than $5.5 million over 22 years to 220 underrecognized female artists over age 40.

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Can 48 Artists in 14 Rooms Capture Michael Jackson?
Arts & Leisure, July 20

An exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery explores how contemporary artists have responded to Jackson’s complicated image.

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An Artist on the ‘Magical Importance’ of a 15-Year-Old Tea Bag
T Style, July 20

The French multimedia artist Laure Prouvost’s most prized possession is a relic once used by her grandparents.

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How Financial Products Drive Today’s Art World
Culture, July 20

Christie’s inaugural Art & Tech Summit in London showed what blockchain can (and can’t) do for the market.

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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, July 19

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

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The Gardner Museum Heist, Still a Mystery, Now a Podcast
Weekend, July 19

The Boston Globe and WBUR radio have joined forces to produce a 10-part look at the biggest art theft in history, still unsolved after 28 years.

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This Artist Wants You to Look Up and Savor a Balloon Rainbow
Weekend, July 19

The artist Jihan Zencirli’s airy installation celebrates a renovated Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.

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Clark’s New Contemporary Curator Expands Its Focus
Culture, July 19

“We don’t want to disconnect ourselves from current creativity,” its director said in hiring Robert Wiesenberger, 33.

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The Cement Mixer as Muse
Weekend, July 19

A Socialist state’s postwar buildings burst with ambition and invention at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Klimt, Schiele and Picasso: Erotic Visions From Three Modern Masters
Weekend, July 18

The Met Breuer’s exhibition showcases frank portrayals of female nudity from Klimt, Schiele and Picasso, all from the gift of a recluse who collected their artworks.

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G.M. Used Graffiti in a Car Ad. Should the Artist Be Paid?
Culture, July 17

As graffiti becomes a marketing tool, copyright law has struggled to catch up. A lawsuit could decide when an artist is entitled to compensation.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, July 17

Raul Guerrero’s solo at Ortuzar Projects; Dapper Bruce Lafitte’s depiction of “the culture”; and ordinary containers in extraordinary contexts at Flag Art Foundation.

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An Adventurer’s Relics, and His Living Collection
Weekend, July 17

Martial arts weapons, Nunavut curios, historical documents and a sprawling protected forest full of wildlife surround C.W. Nicol.

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When the Painting Is Provocative but the Museum Is Cautious
Culture, July 16

The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is wrestling with how to present Vincent Valdez’s panorama of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.