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Arts Collective Founder to Lead a Children’s Museum
Arts, Yesterday

Seth Cameron of the Bruce High Quality Foundation will be the next head of the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

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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.

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Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong
Arts, Yesterday

In cities, many people think “density” means crowded neighborhoods and greedy developers, but a new show at the Skyscraper Museum tells a different story.

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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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At Auschwitz, Survivors Plead ‘Never Forget’
World, January 27

Organizers sought to put a spotlight on the stories of survivors, as this may be the last time that such a large number will be able to gather in one place.

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75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Worry That ‘Never Again’ Is Not Assured
World, January 25

Amid a surge of anti-Semitism and a rise in dehumanizing political rhetoric, there is fear that the horrific lessons of the death camp are being lost.

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85,000 Pieces From Beloved Chinatown Museum Likely Destroyed in Fire
New York, January 24

The president of the Museum of Chinese in America said that she was “just distraught” and that the collection was one of a kind.

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10 Injured and Community Center Damaged in Chinatown Fire
New York, January 24

A building critical to several community groups in Chinatown was heavily damaged during a massive blaze Thursday night.

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Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust
Interactive, January 24

Portraits of Holocaust survivors, shot by Martin Schoeller for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Germany.

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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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Holocaust Gathering Lets Some Leaders Score Present-Day Political Points
World, January 23

Dignitaries from across the globe gathered to remember the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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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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Max Frankel: Dining Without the Din
Opinion, January 23

A former executive editor of The Times prefers not to shout over his entree. Also: Cuts to food stamps; master organizers.

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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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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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These Artifacts Were Stolen. Why Is It So Hard to Get Them Back?
Arts, January 23

The Benin Bronzes, some of Africa’s greatest treasures, were looted over 120 years ago. After a chance encounter, two men made it their mission to return them.

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Museum C.E.O. Apologizes for Mistakes in Dealing With Former Manager
Arts, January 22

The apology to the staff from the Philadelphia Museum of Art executive involved a manager who had been the subject of employee complaints.

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World Leaders, Gathering to Mark Holocaust, Are Urged to Fight ‘Deadly Cancer’
World, January 22

The extraordinary meeting, timed to Monday’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, heard warnings about the present-day rise in anti-Jewish violence.

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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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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.

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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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French Strikers Shut Down the Louvre, Setting a New Target in a Pension Fight
World, January 17

Protesters angry about the government’s pension reforms prevented visitors from entering the museum, which is one of the French capital’s most visited sites.

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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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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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Exploring the Solar System Anew at the Hayden Planetarium
Arts, January 16

The American Museum of Natural History’s first new space show since 2013 is a head-spinning adventure that makes a statement about the fragility of Earth.

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Campy Horror in Living Color
Movies, January 16

Classic films by Roger Corman and Michael Curtiz are part of the MoMA festival of preservation, To Save and Project.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 8 Places in New York to Remember His Legacy
Arts, January 16

At events across the city, you can commemorate King’s achievements or follow his example of activism and service.

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Philadelphia Mayor: Museum Should ‘Strengthen’ Sexual Harassment Policy
Arts, January 16

The mayor’s remarks come after a former Philadelphia Museum of Art boss was forced to resign from his Erie Art Museum post following a New York Times report.

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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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Whitney Houston and Nine Inch Nails Make the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Arts, January 15

The 2020 class includes the Notorious B.I.G., Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers and T-Rex. Dave Matthews Band, Motörhead and Pat Benatar did not make the cut.

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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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Edith Wharton’s ‘The Age of Innocence’ Comes Home
Arts, January 14

Her copy of the sixth printing of the book, from 1921, has been donated to the library of the Mount, her home in Lenox, Mass.

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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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Museum Director Forced Out Amid Harassment Complaints
Arts, January 13

Joshua Helmer was removed at the Erie Art Museum after a New York Times article about complaints during his tenure at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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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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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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Budget Blowouts and Delays Blight Germany’s Major Arts Projects
Arts, January 10

A renovation of Cologne’s opera house is running eight years late, and cost estimates have doubled. It’s just one in a long list of public works gone wrong in the country.

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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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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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This Festival Could Alter Your Sense of Film History
Movies, January 8

To Save and Project, the annual MoMA series, unearths forgotten work by Australian women, a French auteur and even George A. Romero.

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Smithsonian to Bring American History to Life in Graphic Books
Arts, January 8

A partnership with IDW publishing will include graphic novels, coloring books and more.

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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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At ‘Sacred’ Lake, Chinese Declare Love for Xi and Communist Party
World, January 8

Some come to seek an emotional lift, others to sing patriotic tunes. But they all raise a fist and say an oath, a rite meant to show China’s strength in the 21st century.

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Skip the Vatican Museum. Go to the National Museum of Qatar.
Opinion, January 7

When it comes to visual and performing arts, the Gulf countries are all about the future, and there’s no need to get in line or suffer selfie-stick fatigue.

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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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Stressed Out
Crosswords & Games, January 4

Will Nediger cannot emphasize this puzzle enough.

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Things to Do in N.Y.C. This January
Arts, January 2

To kick off 2020, we’ve compiled a month’s worth of free, family-friendly and otherwise noteworthy cultural events.

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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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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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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.