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Jasper Johns, American Legend
T Magazine, Yesterday

The artist’s work has managed to speak both to and for the country’s consciousness for the last 60 years — and he’s not done yet.

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Jasper Johns, in Images
Slideshow, Yesterday

For 60 years, he has been a sort of oracle, reshaping our ideas about art and collective selfhood. At 88, he’s still searching for meaning.

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The Surprising Tale of One of Frank Stella’s Black Paintings
Arts, February 17

At 82, this titan of Modernism is talking about the past, taking stock and putting some of his works and part of his collection up for auction.

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Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen
Arts, February 15

Investigators found that the gold-sheathed coffin had been stolen from Egypt in 2011.

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SFMoMA to Sell 1960 Rothko to Help Diversify its Holdings
Arts, February 15

At Sotheby’s in May, the painting is expected to bring $35 million to $50 million, which will be used to acquire work by women and people of color.

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, February 14

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

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Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About
Arts, February 14

Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.

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27 Ways to Keep Your Kids Culturally Engaged This Winter
Arts, February 14

Classical concerts, children’s film series and a festival where technology meets art are among the events that can keep young minds occupied (and having fun) through a school sabbatical and beyond.

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Morgan Library & Museum Announces $12.5 Million Exterior Renovation
Arts, February 14

After spending millions working to renovate and expand the complex’s interior, the Morgan shifts to revamp the historic library’s facade.

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Tolkien’s World: An Exhibition Transports Us to Middle-earth
Arts, February 14

J.R.R. Tolkien — the artist, the writer, the scholar — is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum. The show is a comprehensive view of his alternate reality.

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A Museum of Man’s Best Friend, From Fossils to Virtual Reality
Arts, February 13

The American Kennel Club has opened its collection of all things canine in New York. Here is a tour of the art of the dog.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art!
Arts, February 13

Will a film studio’s New York sets help a contemporary art fair soar after the city’s other fairs flopped?

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A Photographer Who Makes You Ask, ‘What Has Happened Here?’
Arts, February 13

Erwin Olaf’s photos have the gloss of fashion shots and a haunting undercurrent that makes you long for more context. As he turns 60, three museums will present his work.

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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo
Travel, February 12

The death of the Italian Renaissance master is being marked by exhibitions and tours in 2019.

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Lars Von Trier Wants to Turn All His Movies Into Diamonds
Arts, February 11

A specially cut diamond designed by the Danish filmmaker has gone on show in Antwerp, Belgium. It’s the first in a series of precious stones based on his films.

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Guggenheim Targeted by Protesters for Accepting Money From Family With OxyContin Ties
Arts, February 9

An advocacy group has been protesting at museums that received donations from the Sackler family, some of whom own Purdue Pharma, the maker of an opioid painkiller.

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Robert Ryman, Minimalist Painter Who Made the Most of White, Dies at 88
Obituaries, February 9

Self-taught after discovering art as a museum guard, he became one of America’s most important postwar artists, reaching beyond Abstract Expressionism.

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Oscar Rewind: The Acceptance Speech That Spawned Another Movie
Movies, February 8

When he won for the AIDS drama “Philadelphia,” Tom Hanks thanked his gay teacher and inadvertently inspired “In & Out,” about an actor who outs his instructor.

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Baltimore Museum of Art Gets $3.5 Million to Endow Chief Curator
Arts, February 8

The gift falls in line with the museum’s mission to uphold equity and diversity within its leadership and programming.

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This Week in Arts: Jake Gyllenhaal on Stage; Penélope Cruz in ‘Everybody Knows’
Arts, February 8

In Nick Payne’s new play, Gyllenhaal stars as a man in mourning — a much more sympathetic role than his art snob in “Velvet Buzzsaw.”

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High Unemployment? Stagnant Economy? Just Bash the French
Opinion, February 8

How Italy’s leaders are tapping resentments, old and new, over immigration, fine art and béchamel.

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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, February 7

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

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Frida Kahlo’s Home Is Still Unlocking Secrets, 50 Years Later
Arts, February 7

The artist’s life, through clothing, jewelry, objects, films.

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Alicja Kwade Selected for the Met’s Roof Garden Installation
Arts, February 7

Her installation, “ParaPivot,” dominated by two large metal frames, will be on view from April 16 through Oct. 27

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The Patient Had Bone Cancer. The Diagnosis Arrived 240 Million Years Too Late.
Science, February 7

The fossil of an ancient animal teaches a sad lesson: Cancer has been around for a very, very long time.

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A Sparkling Shrine to a Reviled Russian Leader
World, February 7

Boris Yeltsin is widely held responsible in Russia for destroying the Soviet Union. A new museum seeks to counter that image — and subtly rebuke President Vladimir V. Putin.

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After an Article About an Auschwitz Exhibition, More Artifacts Surface
Reader Center, February 7

Among the items readers offered to the Museum of Jewish Heritage was a haunting photograph of Adolph Zukor, the founder of Paramount Pictures, surrounded by family and neighbors who were murdered at Auschwitz.

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The Dance Battle Is Joined
Arts, February 6

Two dance teams go to war in “Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor,” part of It’s Showtime NYC’s residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Louis Armstrong House Museum Hires a New Director to Guide Expansion Project
Arts, February 5

Kenyon Victor Adams, a 40-year-old artist and curator, hopes to bring Armstrong’s archive “into the 21st century.”

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For Jackie Robinson’s Centennial, a Display of Rarely Seen Photographs
Arts, February 5

An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York — including photographs that have never been published before — shows the pioneering player with his teammates and his family.

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Austin Museum Expands Latin American Collection
Arts, February 5

The Blanton Museum of Art has acquired 119 paintings, sculptures, furniture and silverwork collected by Roberta and Richard Huber.

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MoMA, the New Edition: From Monumental to Experimental
Arts, February 5

By 2022, MoMA will have rehung all three floors of exhibition space. The advantages of such switchovers are many. New histories will get told.

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MoMA to Close, Then Open Doors to More Expansive View of Art
Arts, February 5

Don’t plan to visit MoMA this summer. It’s closing for renovations that will put a new focus on work by women and artists of color. The results will shake up every gallery.

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7 Cultural Events Celebrating the Lunar New Year
Arts, February 4

Ring in the year of the Pig with a concert, festival or film screening.

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A Pour-Over Coffee Maker Stylish Enough for MoMA
Food, February 4

With its efficient design and reusable stainless-steel filter, you might want to skip the coffee shop.

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Frida Kahlo and a Special Mexican Menu
Food, February 4

Visit the Brooklyn Museum for an exhibit about the artist and a meal from a rotating roster of New York chefs.

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Natasha Lyonne Chairs the Whitney Art Party
Style, February 1

Recent benefits also included the Quadrille Ball and Plates for Pediatrics.

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A German Bratwurst Museum Unwittingly Starts a Holocaust Controversy
World, February 1

The lighthearted museum stumbled into the darkest of topics, learning that the proposed site of its new home was once part of a concentration camp.

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The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet
Arts, February 1

The director’s new film, “High Flying Bird,” stars André Holland as a fast-talking basketball agent who proposes a bold business move to his rookie client.

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 31

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

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An 1840s Road Trip, Captured on Lustrous Silver
Arts, January 31

An exquisite show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art recalls travel before digital maps, when photography was the hottest of new media.

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Drink Up at the Booze History Museum of Staten Island
New York, January 31

A Jewish refugee from the former Soviet Union has collected over 1,000 artifacts that celebrate, well, drinking. Tours often evolve into salon-like sessions with Russian banter and music.

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A French Painter, Fallen From Fame, Gains Historical Weight
Arts, January 31

The art of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, one of the least celebrated influential painters of 19th-century France, is illuminated by a large show of small works.

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Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More.
Arts, January 31

The artist and pop culture icon meticulously built her own image. A sweeping survey at the Brooklyn Museum examines how she did it, and why.

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Jodorowsky’s Wife Defends Him After Museo del Barrio Cancellation
Arts, January 30

“Words are not acts,” Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky said in a statement, adding that her husband “never raped anyone.”

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It’s No Secret That Espionage Is This Collector’s Passion
Arts, January 29

When governments are crumbling, H. Keith Melton is knocking on the doors of intelligence agencies with cash in hand to buy devices and memorabilia.

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James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation
Arts, January 29

The work, “Meeting,” which intends to offer an uninterrupted view of sky, was closed after media reports of construction marring the view.

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Talk Celebrates a New Book
Food, January 29

The food writer Yasmin Khan speaks with Kerry Diamond, the editor in chief of Cherry Bombe magazine, about “Zaitoun,” Ms. Khan’s book on Palestinian cuisine.

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Restitution Fears Unsettle the Trade in Tribal Art
Arts, January 29

Dealers worry that a report recommending that museums return African artworks will also discourage private collectors from buying, loaning and donating pieces.

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El Museo del Barrio Cancels Jodorowsky Show
Arts, January 28

The avant-garde film director and artist is said to have raped a woman in a film.

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World Monuments Fund Enlists Selldorf Architects for Forbidden City Project
Arts, January 28

Annabelle Selldorf will design an interpretation center at the Qianlong Garden in the Forbidden City in Beijing.

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Museums Have Grown More Diverse, New Study Says
Arts, January 28

A second nationwide survey by the Mellon Foundation found that museums’ staff members are becoming more diverse, but leaders are still largely white.

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The Prado Museum, Spain’s Cultural Jewel, Turns 200
Arts, January 28

An exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of an institution that has stayed above the divisions of Spanish politics, while inspiring artists worldwide.

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Newseum Building to Be Sold to Johns Hopkins for $372.5 Million
Arts, January 25

The struggling museum will have to find a new home in 2020, after years of running at a deficit.

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Workers at New Museum in Manhattan Vote to Unionize
Arts, January 24

The museum management had opposed the decision to unionize, which staff members said they sought to ensure fair pay.

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16 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, January 24

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

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Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas
Arts, January 24

The family of Trammell and Margaret Crow has donated the Crow Museum’s entire collection to the school, plus $23 million to help build a campus arts complex.

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Shutdown Leaves Uninflated Space Sculpture Circling in Orbit
Arts, January 24

Trevor Paglen’s “Orbital Reflector” is waiting for F.C.C. clearance before it can be activated. The artist says it might not survive the wait.

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John Dunkley, an Outsider Artist Deep in the Heart of Jamaica
Arts, January 24

Long cherished in his homeland, the self-taught artist gets his first large museum survey. And the show is a revelation.

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Imminent Union Vote Sparks Debate at Manhattan’s New Museum
Arts, January 23

The museum, known for exhibitions that embrace diversity and free expression, has drawn criticism for efforts to dissuade its staff from unionizing.

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It’s O.K. if a Deal Falls Through. There’s Always More Art.
Arts, January 23

Gerald and Jody Lippes have homes in Canada, Florida and New York City, so walls are plentiful and each home has art with a different personality.

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The Art of the Internet, Restored and Out in the World
Arts, January 23

A show at the New Museum celebrates the completion of Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology, a two-year project to preserve and archive digital artworks that were in danger of disappearing.

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The Horrors of Auschwitz at a Museum in New York
Arts, January 23

With “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” the Museum of Jewish Heritage will devote much of its building to artifacts from that Nazi death camp.

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Showing Dance’s Hidden Side at MoMA
Arts, January 22

Movement Research brings its often private, investigative work into a very public forum: the atrium at the Museum of Modern Art.

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A Museum for K.G.B. Aficionados? Da!
Arts, January 21

The new K.G.B. Spy Museum houses artifacts that tell the story of the rise of the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency.