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Curators for the 2024 Whitney Biennial Are Announced
Arts, Today

Chrissie Iles, a longtime veteran of the museum, and Meg Onli, an important emerging voice in the art world, will organize the 81st edition of the show.

Art’s New Perch: Your Neck, Not Your Wall
Arts, Today

Artist-made jewelry is no longer an outlier as wearable pieces head to auction — and to museum collections.

Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Manuscript Settles in Cleveland
Culture, September 27

The Cleveland Orchestra has been given the autograph score, which was sold at auction to a previously anonymous buyer for $5.6 million.

Film Academy’s Museum Connects With Visitors in First Year
Culture, September 26

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures attracted about 20 percent more people than it expected since opening in September 2021. Now it needs to keep the momentum going.

Two Renovated Museums Offer a Peek at Spy Secrets — at Least for Some
Washington, September 24

The Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency both recently overhauled their showcases of espionage.

Why New Yorkers Still ❤️ Film
Metropolitan, September 23

Projectionists are busier than ever, as they serve a demand for obscure 35-millimeter titles, nostalgia and the quirks of analog.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, September 23

Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of the film "Don't Worry Darling."

The Magnificent Poem Jars of David Drake, Center Stage at the Met
Weekend, September 22

Before the Civil War, an enslaved artisan from South Carolina created storage vessels that transcend ceramic traditions.

‘We Tell The Whole Truth’: A Talk With the Head of Charleston’s New African American Museum
Travel, September 21

The International African American Museum, opening early next year, will tell a story of joy, trauma and resiliency. Dr. Tonya Matthews discusses her role and the museum’s challenges.

Sydney Museum Sends Visitors Into an Oil Tank (and an Artist’s Imagination)
Culture, September 21

An underground oil tank makes a mysterious art gallery for Adrián Villar Rojas. It’s part of the $245 million Sydney Modern Project opening in December.

The Royal Museum With a White-Cube Gallery Inside
Weekend, September 20

After an 11-year closure, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, reopens with a bright new space for modern art.

Met Appoints New Leader of Modern and Contemporary Art
Culture, September 20

David Breslin of the Whitney Museum, who replaces Sheena Wagstaff, will help shepherd the Met’s new $500 million wing and its curatorial programs.

To Expand, Arts Centers Seek to Build Their Own Community
Business, September 20

Hoping to firm up finances or secure a permanent home, museums and theater groups across the nation are teaming up with developers to add housing, retail and restaurants to their sites.

Virginia Dwan, Behind-the-Scenes Force in the Art World, Dies at 90
Obits, September 18

At her galleries and with her financial resources, she supported artists working on art’s frontiers and later donated works to museum collections.

Striking a Pose
Styles, September 18

Top outfits from the museum openings for Wolfgang Tillmans, Machine Dazzle and David LaChapelle, and LaQuan Smith’s after-party.

From L.A. to Rome, Ancient Sculptures Get Hero’s Welcome
Foreign, September 17

Three statues were returned to Italy after the J. Paul Getty Museum discovered they had been looted. They will be displayed temporarily in Rome before heading to Taranto, Italy, their permanent home.

MoMA Photo Curator Departs for French Foundation After 2 Years
Culture, September 16

Clément Chéroux, who joined the museum in 2020, will direct the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, September 16

Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of "The Woman King."

The Eyes Have It in Hew Locke’s Power-Challenging Show
Weekend, September 15

Over the entrance to the Met are medallion portraits of white, male art heroes. Enter Hew Locke with a timely and pointed message about “Gilt” (or “Guilt”).

Congress Told Colleges to Return Native Remains. What’s Taking So Long?
National, September 15

The University of North Dakota, the latest U.S. college to acknowledge keeping Indigenous bones and artifacts, pledged to work with tribal leaders on returning them.

A New Look at a Diane Arbus Exhibition, 50 Years Later
T Style, September 14

David Zwirner Gallery in New York is restaging the photographer’s 1972 retrospective.

A Utopian Space for Black Artists, Reimagined at MoMA
Arts & Leisure, September 13

Just Above Midtown, an incubator of some of the most important Black avant-garde art of the 1970s and ’80s, is the subject of a new exhibition.

The Exhibit ‘Food in New York’ Comes to New York
Dining, September 12

It first opened in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and covers issues like sustainability, labor, access to food and more.

Former M.L.B. Pitcher Turned Police Officer Killed in Car Crash
Express, September 12

Anthony Varvaro, 37, was driving to a Sept. 11 commemoration in Manhattan when he was in a crash with a person driving the wrong way, the authorities said. Both were killed.

Marking 9/11, Biden Remembers the ‘Precious Lives Stolen From Us’
Washington, September 11

Members of the Biden administration honored the victims of the attacks, which, 21 years later, remain deeply painful for the family members who lost loved ones.

After Decades of Silence, Art About Abortion (Cautiously) Enters the Establishment
Culture, September 10

An art taboo is falling, from the Whitney Museum to the Armory Show to blue-chip galleries. Yet artists acknowledge self-censorship on the topic.

Inside Trondheim, One of Europe’s Northernmost Creative Hubs
T Style, September 9

From Michelin chefs to fashion plates, the Nordic city comes into its own.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, September 8

Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of the remake of "Pinocchio" on Disney+.

The Disappearing World of Wolfgang Tillmans
Weekend, September 8

His informal, generous pictures were some of the most moving art of the 1990s. Now, at MoMA, time catches up with the German photographer.

Can Architecture Build Values, Too?
Arts & Leisure, September 8

With designs that strive to enhance ecology, strengthen community and affirm cultural identity, today’s innovative buildings and projects transcend style.

More Than 90 Art Shows and Exhibitions to See This Fall
Arts & Leisure, September 8

Highlights include grand retrospectives of Alex Katz and Wolfgang Tillmans, a titanic assembly of van Gogh and a celebration of the pioneering Just Above Midtown gallery.

The Real Lives of Early 20th-Century Celebrities, as Depicted in ‘Ragtime’
T Style, September 7

In the novel, E.L. Doctorow makes characters out of J. Pierpont Morgan, Emma Goldman, Booker T. Washington and others, sometimes hewing to the historical record and sometimes going his own way.

Academy Museum’s Show on Black Cinema Raises Questions About Who It’s For
Culture, September 7

“Regeneration” is a worthwhile look at stars and films, but it presents a tale of difficulty and triumph that doesn’t always engage with Hollywood’s history of racism.

How Tree Rings Helped Identify a Rhode Island Whaler Lost at Sea
Express, September 7

A whaling ship known as the Dolphin left the shores of Warren, R.I., in 1858, never to return. Researchers say they found its wooden planks and timber pieces in Argentina.

Hudson Square, Manhattan: No Longer a ‘No-Man’s Land in SoHo’
Real Estate, September 7

The West Side neighborhood once known as the printing district is now the site of lots of new development. But housing is still slightly less expensive than in nearby areas.

The Artist Who Throws Newton a Curve
Arts & Leisure, September 6

The Orange County Museum of Art inaugurates its new building with a tribute to Fred Eversley, an unheralded pioneer of the Light and Space movement.

The Spanish Beach Town That Keeps Calling You Back
Travel, September 6

Sitges, just south of Barcelona, has 17 beaches and a quiet, timeless charm that draws all kinds of visitors to return year after year.

Museums in the U.S. and Europe Are in Blockbuster Mode
Arts & Leisure, September 5

From Los Angeles to Antwerp, Jason Farago, our critic at large, picks a fall season laden with offerings on Cubism, modern Korean art and paintings of the Spanish Baroque.

Celebrating Creators of Design
Special Sections, September 3

A look at the international creative talent showcased at Paris Design Week and the London Design Festival.

Investigators, Citing Looting, Have Seized 27 Antiquities From the Met
Culture, September 2

The museum said it is cooperating with the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has executed several search warrants at the museum since February.

The Many Lives of Martine Syms
Arts & Leisure, September 2

The polyphonic artist finds ways to enjoy the harrowing business of putting herself, or versions of it, on display.

Nellie Mae Rowe Levels the Wall Between Insider and Outsider Art
Culture, September 2

The artist has been a major — if underrecognized — American talent. But the biggest look yet at her achievement gives it a whole new stature.

A Constellation of Stars From the Latin Art World
Arts & Leisure, September 2

Holland Cotter, co-chief critic, on the bounty of Latin American and Latino art coming our way for the fall and winter season, as well as important shows on South Asian and Indigenous art.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, September 2

A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" on Amazon Prime Video.

Let’s Go, Mets? Sure. But How About Those Starry Knights!
Metro, September 2

In this league, the Mets are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Houstons sport the singer’s image on their uniforms.

New Shows That Widen the Beaten Path
Arts & Leisure, September 1

Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic, on fall exhibitions that capture a period during which art and art history have been in flux, including the New Museum’s survey of the polymathic Theaster Gates.

An Odissi Dancer Charts New Paths in ‘the Land of Discovery’
Arts & Leisure, September 1

Bijayini Satpathy has been remaking herself as an artist with the help of a residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Court Rules for Germany in Nazi-Era Dispute Over the Guelph Treasure
Culture, August 31

The Jewish heirs of German art dealers had argued that their ancestors were forced to sell the works, now valued at $250 million, at a discount because of persecution by the Nazis.

San Francisco’s Art Market Struggles in the Shadow of Los Angeles
Culture, August 29

Though some small galleries are opening or expanding, the mega dealers have closed shop, a blow to an area with a vibrant artistic history.

In the Mile High City, Festivals and Food Are on the Rise
Travel, August 11

Denver has regained its prepandemic vibrancy, with a plethora of new restaurants and hotels, and the return of some old favorites.

Covid. A Coma. A Stroke. José Parlá Returns From the Edge.
Culture, July 31

After a lengthy recovery, the artist comes back with the most vigorous work he’s made: “It took me a really long time to understand what had happened to me.”

Covid Memorials Offer a Place to Put Our Grief
Culture, May 5

From “anti-monuments” to ephemeral sand portraits, four art exhibitions encourage viewers to slow down and take stock of our pandemic losses.

Manhattan Springs Back to Life
Travel, May 5

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.