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Things to Do in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, August 23

A guide to the concerts, art exhibitions and movies to check out on your days off.

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David Koch, Embraced as an Arts Patron, Even as Criticism Grew
Arts, August 23

The cultural world Mr. Koch inhabited as benefactor and board member did not typically engage in the political discourse that made him a figure of intense debate.

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33 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, August 22

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

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Can Virgil Abloh Fit in a Museum?
Arts, August 22

“Figures of Speech” in Chicago tries to capture the essence of a prodigious fashion designer. It’s an endeavor with radical juxtapositions, clever products and some missed opportunities.

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Back to the Future With Pierre Cardin’s Space-Age Fashion
Arts, August 22

The Brooklyn Museum opens its doors to the 97-year-old French designer, still defined by his groovy late ’60s fashions.

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Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover
Travel, August 21

Eager to lure travelers, U.S. airports are increasing amenities to include culture, fitness and even the opportunity to commune with a little nature.

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MCA Denver Names a New Director
Arts, August 20

Nora Burnett Abrams, the curator behind the museum’s Tara Donovan and Basquiat exhibitions, will lead the innovative contemporary art institution.

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The Man Turning European Fashion Into Something Raw and Real
T Magazine, August 19

Jonathan Anderson’s creations for Loewe and his own brand, JW Anderson, have made him one of the most forward-thinking designers working today.

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The Met Reviews Items It Received From a Dealer, Now a Looting Suspect
Arts, August 18

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is studying the Indian artifacts it holds that track back to a man accused of running a major antiquities smuggling ring.

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Barry Manilow’s Original Musical Is (Finally) Making It to New York
Theater, August 16

After more than two decades and three out-of-town runs, “Harmony” is scheduled for early next year.

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare for All
Opinion, August 16

A health consultant says the free market has failed to rein in medical costs. Also: Republicans who oppose President Trump; madhouse at the Louvre.

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My Bill Viola Video Marathon
Arts, August 15

From sunrise to sundown, a Philadelphia visit rediscovers the artist’s challenging contributions to installation art.

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38 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, August 15

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

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Where the Resistance Helped Plan the Liberation of Paris
Travel, August 15

A renovated and relocated museum dedicated to honoring those who helped liberate Paris during World War II opens later this month.

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Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It?
Arts, August 14

Private art collections are notoriously secretive. A collective website aims to make them viewable by all.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants
Arts, August 14

This round of funding, the final for the fiscal year, totals $29 million and will support 215 projects across the country.

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Libraries’ Culture Pass Signs Up 70,000 in First Year
Arts, August 13

The Queens, Brooklyn and New York libraries’ initiative has partnered with 17 new cultural institutions since its inception, bringing the number of participants up to 50.

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Kashmir: Pakistan’s View
Opinion, August 12

The government says “the most obvious option is for India to loosen its stranglehold on Kashmir and act in the spirit and the letter of international law.” Also: Corporate ethics; museum workers’ pay.

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Want to See the Mona Lisa? Get in Line
Arts, August 12

Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting has been moved to a new room in the Louvre while its usual home is renovated. That’s causing some commotion for visitors.

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Picking Up the Pace: A Mega-Gallery Expands in Chelsea
Arts, August 11

With a new eight-story headquarters, Pace passes a generational baton while joining a building boom among the city’s biggest galleries.

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The Week in Arts: Tom Hiddleston in ‘Betrayal’; Beck Takes the Stage in Queens
Arts, August 10

A Marvel star lands at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, Beck and Cage the Elephant bring their tour to Forest Hills and ‘Lodge 49’ returns for a second season.

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Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery
Arts, August 9

Works by Nick Cave, Nathalie Djurberg, John Giorno and others have been choreographed into the landscape for an Apple-New Museum walking tour.

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The Rice Paddy at Ground Zero
New York, August 9

The installation, across from the 9/11 Memorial, is a reminder that rice does not come from a five pound bag.

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38 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, August 8

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

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Looking Twice at Renoir and O’Keeffe (Ida, not Georgia)
Arts, August 8

At the Clark Art Institute, when you tire of Renoir’s nudes, look at Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s quietly insistent art, some of which survived long enough to be rediscovered.

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Summer Art Trek: Gallery Hopping in the Hudson Valley
Arts, August 8

Galleries abound due north of the city, showing Warhol, Basquiat and the talents of Arte Povera.

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Harmony Hammond’s Art Is Bold and Prickly as Ever
Arts, August 8

At 75, the trailblazing artist, feminist and author of “Lesbian Art in America” finally gets a museum survey, and it shines.

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This Bread Recipe Starts With 4,000-Year-Old Yeast
Science, August 8

A self-professed “bread nerd” extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian artifacts to make a loaf of sourdough. “The aroma and flavor are incredible,” he said.

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House Hunting in … France
Real Estate, August 7

Prices keep rising in Paris, where demand tramples supply and low interest rates entice new buyers.

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A Four-Bedroom Houseboat on the Right Bank
Slideshow, August 7

This houseboat on the Seine, in central Paris, has a two-bedroom apartment and two studios, and is listed for $4.5 million.

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Stuffed Dormouse and Fish Gut Sauce: The Flavors of Pompeii
Arts, August 7

Some dishes from the Roman town would be familiar to us today. Others may sound repellent.

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Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to Step Down
Arts, August 6

Kerry Brougher is leaving before the museum has even set an opening date. He will “return to his roots in the art world,” the board said.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Tweet on Mass Shooting Deaths Strikes a Nerve
Arts, August 5

After attacks in El Paso and Dayton killed more than 30 people, the astrophysicist apologized for his ill-timed attempt to add context.

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Cake Maven Spills Her Secrets
Food, August 5

Sylvia Weinstock will share tales from her storied wedding cake career at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

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Teenager Arrested After Boy, 6, Is Thrown From Tate Modern
World, August 4

A 17-year-old male suspect was held on suspicion of attempted murder, the police said, after the child was tossed from the 10th-floor viewing platform.

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The Forbidden City Opens Wide as China Projects New Pride in Its Past
World, August 3

President Xi Jinping has pushed “cultural self-confidence” as a signature policy, and one of the beneficiaries has been the former home of emperors, neglected no longer.

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The Week in Arts: Dancing Around Graves, Beach Read Flicks and ‘GLOW’
Arts, August 3

Highlights include Alvin Baltrop’s photos, Coriolanus in the park, Oshun in concert and music by five female Iranian composers.

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Things to Do With Kids in N.Y.C. This Summer
Arts, August 1

Summer is still going strong, but you’ve run out of ideas to keep the kids busy. Here, we offer some suggestions.

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MoMA PS1 Reopens James Turrell Installation
Arts, August 1

“Meeting” had been closed indefinitely in January, after nearby construction became visible from the installation.

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33 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, August 1

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

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Manet’s Last Years: A Radical Embrace of Beauty
Arts, August 1

The Art Institute of Chicago explores the great paradox of the 19th century’s greatest painter: from a scandalous youth of frank nudes to flowers, fruit bowls and fashionable women.

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Silence Speaking Volumes: Artists Confront the Culture of Incarceration
Arts, August 1

Art meets social action in “Mirror/Echo/Tilt,” which uses gestures to combat stigma — through film and real-life interventions.

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An Art Museum in Your Hotel Lobby
Travel, August 1

Forget those predictable poster reprints. Some properties have begun to push the boundaries of what it means to be a hotel with great art.

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Behind Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: Reframing a Tragedy
Arts, July 30

A curator’s time capsule of a violent moment and its repercussions brings fresh insights — and reveals stresses with a museum.

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A Leonard Cohen Cocktail
Food, July 29

The songwriter created a refreshing tequila drink in the 1970s. You can try one on Thursdays in August at the Jewish Museum.

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Women and Climate Change
Opinion, July 29

“At the government level and in local communities around the world, women’s leadership improves outcomes of climate-related projects,” a reader writes. Also: Laundering by philanthropy.

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At Last, Sam Gilliam’s Star Ascends in New York
Arts, July 29

Pace will be the first New York gallery to represent the 85-year-old abstract painter, while his work debuts next month at Dia:Beacon.

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New York Knows Its Arts Organizations Have a Diversity Problem. Now What?
Arts, July 29

The city asked cultural institutions, including museums and performing arts centers, to draw up plans to make their staff and board members more diverse.

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‘Would Dad Approve?’ Neil Armstrong’s Heirs Divide Over a Lucrative Legacy
U.S., July 27

Mr. Armstrong was averse to cashing in on his celebrity. But as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approached, his sons began auctioning off his memorabilia.