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Donald B. Marron, Financier, Art Collector and Philanthropist, Dies at 85
U.S., Yesterday

Mr. Marron began his Wall Street career as a teenager before becoming a business leader and supporter of the arts.

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Teenager Pleads Guilty to Throwing Boy Off Balcony at Tate Modern in London
World, December 6

Jonty Bravery, who faced one count of attempted murder, intended to kill the boy so he could be on the news, the authorities said.

Benefit Season Ramps Up
Style, December 6

Fund-raisers were held for the American Museum of Natural History, CARE and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019
Arts, December 5

The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

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How to Spend the Holidays in New York City
Arts, December 5

A roundup of events in every borough, from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Manhattan to the annual Holiday Train Show in the Bronx.

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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, December 5

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

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Eight Highlights From Miami Art Week
T Magazine, December 4

A tribute to Miami’s queer culture, meditations on climate change — and more not to be missed at this year’s constellation of art and design fairs.

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A Graffiti Museum Where the Writers Are in Charge
Arts, December 4

The Museum of Graffiti, the first of its kind, opens in Miami with a ticktock history of the art form’s early development

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Brooklyn’s Muslim Presence Goes Back Centuries. Here’s Proof From 1643.
Arts, December 3

The Brooklyn Historical Society acquires the deed giving 200 acres near Coney Island to Anthony van Salee, the first known person of Muslim origin to settle in America.

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Have We Finally Caught Up With Andrea Fraser?
T Magazine, December 3

For over 30 years, the artist has waged a conceptual battle against the murky ethics of the art world. Now, finally, the larger culture is taking cues from her.

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A Meal Caught in Time
Food, December 2

At Harvard’s Peabody Museum, a new exhibition explores American social history through food.

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39 Things We Overheard at the New MoMA
Interactive, December 2

Listening in at the newly expanded Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

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Amazon Removes Holiday Ornaments With Images of Auschwitz After Criticism
Business, December 1

A bottle opener, a mouse pad and other products displayed images of the Nazi concentration camp.

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Museum Showcases a Neglected Segment of the Art World: Women
U.S., November 30

Female artists have long lacked support, experts say. An initiative at the Baltimore Museum of Art is trying to change that.

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5 New Standout Ski Hotels
Travel, November 30

Forget the clichéd lodges full of Jägerbombs and Moncler puffer coats. Nowadays, there’s a resort to suit every style, from history buff to gastronaut.

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Black Is Still the Only Color for Pierre Soulages
Arts, November 29

An exhibition at the Louvre will celebrate the French painter’s 100th birthday. The only other artists given shows there during their lifetimes were Picasso and Chagall.

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He’s a Young Black Magician. People Ask: ‘Are You the New Houdini?’
New York, November 29

From Wisconsin to New York, RJ the Magician has followed the showman’s path. He now directs the Houdini Museum of New York.

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Art Basel Miami, Where Big Money Meets Bigger Money
Arts, November 29

The art world’s tribes converge in Miami Beach for the country’s most important art fair. Here’s your guide to the cultural fray.

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Where to Eat and Drink at 14 N.Y.C. Museums Right Now
Arts, November 28

Dine while overlooking Central Park, sip mezcal in East Harlem or get a taste of Pierre Cardin’s Parisian bistro in Brooklyn.

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, November 28

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

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Holiday Museum Guide: Where to See Art This Season
Arts, November 28

We’ll not only help you figure out what exhibitions to see, but also offer some tips before you head out.

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3 Choice Museums and a Treat for Kids, No Subway Trips in Between
Arts, November 28

These midsize institutions, all in Midtown, are close enough for a single afternoon’s tour (and with enough time in there for a bite).

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Can Dance Make a More Just America? Donald Byrd Is Working on It
Arts, November 28

The choreographer’s commitment to dance as a catalyst for social change can be seen at a museum show in Seattle and in a new work for the Alvin Ailey company.

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Dresden Museum Partly Reopens After Jewelry Heist
World, November 27

The Green Vault rooms remained closed after thieves made off with Saxon royal treasures including diamond-encrusted brooches, buckles and a sword.

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A Walk on the Frontier of Art, Where the Sky Is the Limit
Arts, November 27

Augmented reality and virtual reality are opening doors to new experiences for artists and the public.

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Is It a ‘5’ or a ‘6’? The Answer Could Make an Art Fortune
Arts, November 26

The head of a major Italian museum says a bronze owned by a friend was made in 1597 by a revered sculptor, but others say it was cast a century later and is worth far less.

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Guggenheim Reveals Works & Process Series Lineup
Arts, November 25

The Guggenheim’s performing arts series will host Ivo van Hove, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Anthony Roth Costanzo and more during its upcoming season.

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Saxon Royal Jewels Are Stolen From a German Museum
World, November 25

Artifacts including diamonds, rubies and sapphires, worth millions and said to be of immeasurable historical value, were taken from a display room in Dresden.

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Black Art Has Its Moment, Finally
Arts, November 24

For our art critic, the greatness of black visual culture, past and present, mainstream and outsider, was repeatedly asserted during the 2010s.

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How Did the Gettysburg Address End Up in Glenn Beck’s Office?
U.S., November 23

Mr. Beck joked about spilling chocolate sauce on the framed papers, which have been valued at $20 million.

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France Vowed to Return Looted Treasures. But Few Are Heading Back.
Arts, November 22

The country seemed to be leading the way on the restitution of Africa’s cultural heritage. But a year after a pioneering report, little has happened.

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Viking Treasure Could Have Made Them a Fortune. Instead, They Stole It.
World, November 22

Two British men who uncovered a 1,100-year-old trove were sentenced to years in prison for failing to report the find and selling the items piecemeal to dealers.

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Five Places to Visit in Washington, D.C. With a Black Digital Storyteller
Travel, November 22

Lanae Spruce made a name for herself as a social media specialist at the Smithsonian’s African American Museum. Here are her top D.C. spots.

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, November 21

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

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What’s Better Than Seeing a Hopper Painting? Sleeping in One
Arts, November 21

Every detail of Edward Hopper’s “Western Motel” has been brought to life at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where you can spend the night.

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The Fifth Avenue Home of Jayne Wrightsman Goes on the Market
Real Estate, November 21

The society grande dame’s 7,000-square-foot apartment will list at $50 million, in a co-op that requires all cash deals.

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Philip Glass, at 82, Unveils His First Piano Sonata
Arts, November 20

Maki Namekawa gave the American premiere of the piece, a pleasant and passing revue of Glassian riffs.

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Mickalene Thomas Shares Everything. Even a New Show.
Arts, November 20

Inviting fellow artists to join her exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art fits into her notion that art can create positive change.

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Meet the Artists in Mickalene Thomas’s Orbit
Arts, November 20

For her exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Ms. Thomas pulled on her connections to the city to feature established and emerging artists.

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At the Entrenched Met Museum, the New Director Shakes Things Up
Arts, November 20

One year into the job, Max Hollein shows that art shouldn’t be seen solely through a Western lens.

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A Tiny Brontë Book Comes Home
Arts, November 18

A museum in Haworth, England, paid $777,000 for one of Charlotte Brontë’s matchbox-size books she wrote when she was a teenager.

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There Is a Vagina Museum in London
Style, November 18

The world’s first institution dedicated to gynecological anatomy is more of a public health project than a historical tour.

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Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?
Arts, November 18

Museums are reassessing the legacy of an artist who had sex with teenage girls and called the Polynesian people he painted “savages.”

Art and Wild Salmon
Style, November 15

Benefits were held for MoMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Dia Art Foundation Welcomes Whitney Veteran Donna De Salvo
Arts, November 15

Ms. De Salvo will advise on the collection, exhibitions and long-term installations while also developing Dia’s archive.

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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, November 14

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

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Peas, Socks and Sidewalk-Trash Sculptures: Just Keep Looking
Arts, November 14

Rachel Harrison’s midcareer survey at the Whitney Museum includes pieces that defy description. You feel things will come clear if you just hang out longer. And people do.

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Twin Girls, Born in Budapest, Navigate Modern Times
Movies, November 14

Newly restored, Ildiko Enyedi’s confident debut feature, “My 20th Century,” is a sparkling Hungarian fable of theft, anarchy and electric light.

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In Struggle Over Parthenon Marbles, Greece Gets Unexpected Ally: Xi Jinping
World, November 13

China pledged big investments in Greece and signed 16 agreements. But it turns out that the repatriation of artifacts is also drawing the nations closer.

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Cheeseburgers, Oil and Minimum Wage: Building a Museum of Capitalism
Arts, November 13

A roving exhibition, now on view in Manhattan, looks back on capitalism and its “artifacts” from an imaginary future after the system has disappeared.

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A Trustee Leaves Trove of Old Masters Works to the Met
Arts, November 13

In her bequest, the longtime donor Jayne Wrightsman left more than 375 works to the museum, along with $80 million for acquisitions.

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Penn Museum Redesign Aims Beyond Academics
Arts, November 13

Hundreds of objects from a collection of almost one million artifacts will go on public display for the first time when new galleries open this week.

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‘The Hare With Amber Eyes’ Comes Home
Arts, November 12

An exhibition in Vienna puts the figurine at the center of Edmund De Waal’s 2010 memoir on show, and tells the story of a family forced from their home by prejudice.

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At Museums Around the World, a Focus on Food
Travel, November 12

The new Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie de Lyon in southeastern France is one of a growing number of museums and centers devoted to food.

How One of the Whitney Biennial Protesting Artists Spends Sundays
New York, November 11

This week, Korakrit Arunanondchai will present his most ambitious project to date, a live show with multiple performers over two nights.