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Giving Thanks in Black Tie
Slideshow, Today

Galas were held last week for the Guggenheim Museum, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Chinese in America.

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Art for the Holidays: A New York Visitors’ Guide
Weekend, Today

We offer tips for avoiding crowds and list the shows worth seeing this holiday season.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, Today

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

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Your Week in Culture: U2, Alvin Ailey, Germany’s Answer to ‘Stranger Things’
Arts & Leisure, Today

Also the week the of Nov. 26: David Hockney at the Met; Haruki Murakami at BAM.

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David Hockney’s Life in Painting: Spare, Exuberant, Full
Weekend, Yesterday

An artistic journey through six decades of painting sums up his achievements — and leaves you wanting more.

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In Prospect New Orleans, a Curator Guides 73 Artists Toward Higher Ground
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

Trevor Schoonmaker turns the Big Easy into a giant gallery, with Rashid Johnson, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mark Dion and more across 17 venues.

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This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses
Weekend, Yesterday

“Our Senses” takes visitors out of their comfort zone at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography
Weekend, November 22

The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.

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Namaste, Museumgoers
Metropolitan, November 22

Museums around the city are including yoga, meditation and fitness classes set amid their precious art collections.

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Mel Chin to Sound the Call, All Over New York
Culture, November 21

Mr. Chin’s first augmented-reality work, “Unmoored,” about sea level, is coming to Times Square next year, as part of a sprawling socially minded exhibition.

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A Connection Beyond Hanukkah Gelt
Dining, November 20

“On Jews and Chocolate” at Temple Emanu-El’s Judaica museum looks at a history that can be traced back to Europe.

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In Search of the American Family
, November 20

An upcoming show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explores the idea of family: from the ones shown in portraits to the fleeting glimpses of the photographer whose own family is back home, waiting.

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Years in the Making, Bible Museum Opens in Washington
Washington, November 17

The Museum of the Bible showcases ancient texts and artifacts, but critics say it ignores religions like Islam that draw from the Scriptures.

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For Lisa Eisner, ‘Money Never, Ever Motivates Me’
Styles, November 17

The designer, stylist, editor, publisher and photographer adds shopkeeper to her résumé with Rat Bastards, an eclectic pop-up at the Hammer Museum.

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A Struggling Historic Library Says It Needs to Sell Its Art
Culture, November 17

To the dismay of some residents of Jamestown, N.Y., its historic library is selling a respected collection of art because it needs additional funds.

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What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance
Culture, November 17

An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at 2,000 years of Christians in the Arab World. It has a message for France — and for us all.

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In the 1990s, New York’s Nightlife Found a New Beat
, November 16

Underground was out. Flash, velvet ropes and Gatsby-like decadence were in. Catherine McGann was there to photograph it.

The Outing Left Her Hungry
Metro, November 16

She stayed at the museum longer than expected, and was famished when she stepped outside.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, November 16

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

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The Comedic Beauty of Laura Owens’s Work
Weekend, November 16

At the Whitney, this artist’s superb midcareer survey and catalog highlight her art, life and times — and a world of possibility for painting.

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French Honors and Film Tributes
Slideshow, November 16

Galas were held last week for the French Institute Alliance Française, the Museum of Modern Art, the Aspen Institute and the Humane Society.

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With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground
Weekend, November 16

Coming off a tumultuous year, the museum is reducing its deficit and aiming to increase transparency. An $80 million donation helps.

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An Artist Turns Her Lens on a New Art City: Miami
Weekend, November 15

With a major retrospective at the Pérez museum, the Miami filmmaker Dara Friedman talks about her art, her career — and her city as a cultural capital.

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Holocaust Artist’s Legacy Is Contested in Germany
Culture, November 15

Rosemarie Koczy, whose works memorialized genocide victims, was accused by archivists of faking a past in Nazi concentration camps.

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A New Museum for an Old Colony, Puerto Rico
, November 15

“The Museum of the Old Colony” is a photo-based installation exploring the complicated – and unequal – relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.

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Washington’s Tent: A Detective Story
Culture, November 15

How the Museum of the American Revolution found the only known depiction of George Washington’s traveling headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Julianne Moore Is Honored at MoMA’s Film Benefit
Styles, November 14

The prolific actress receives an award and a surprise performance by the elusive Lauryn Hill.

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Palmyra, Plato and Play Doh: Getty Plans New Shows for Renovated Villa
Culture, November 14

The exhibitions will starting in April include one on Middle Eastern sculpture and another featuring contemporary artists on Plato’s legacy.

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Olga Viso, Embattled Leader of Walker Art Center, Steps Down
Culture, November 14

Her 10-year tenure will end following a controversy over a sculpture that depicted gallows.

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Southern Slavery, Unsanitized
Video, November 12

The Whitney Plantation became the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery when it opened to the public in 2014.

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Contemporary Art Sales: Do I Hear $100 Million?
Culture, November 11

The fall auctions begin with a surprising inclusion of a Leonardo — and an exclusion of Norman Rockwell paintings.

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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art
Culture, November 10

The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.

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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art
Culture, November 10

The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.

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Karl Katz, Museum Director in New York and Israel, Dies at 88
Obits, November 10

Among many other accomplishments, Mr. Katz expanded the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s audience by showcasing its collection on film and television.

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Egon Schiele Is Still Too Racy for Some, Nearly 100 Years After His Death
Culture, November 10

Advertisements promoting an exhibition in Vienna to mark 100 years since the painter’s death were rejected in Britain and Germany as too graphic.

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Ancient Egypt Gives a New Twist to Turin’s Contemporary Art Week
Culture, November 10

The art world’s weekly journey from fair to fair can become ho-hum. But the industrial city in the north of Italy has found some novel ways to keep it fresh.

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From Greenwich Village to the Nation, Leading the Push for Women’s Rights
Weekend, November 9

A new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society looks at some of the radical figures who made Greenwich Village a hotbed of suffragist activity.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, November 9

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

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Michelangelo Is the Divine Star of the Must-See Show of the Season
Weekend, November 9

The Metropolitan Museum’s show of 133 drawings by the Renaissance artist, the largest ever assembled, is a tour de genius — the evolution of Michelangelo as deity and brand.

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Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Open at the Met
Video, November 8

Take a 360 tour with Carmen C. Bambach, who curated “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Costume Institute Takes On Catholicism
Styles, November 8

The Metropolitan Museum’s 2018 fashion blockbuster looks at religion’s influence on the designer imagination. The Vatican is on board, but will the viewers agree?

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A Grasshopper Has Been Stuck in This van Gogh Painting for 128 Years
Culture, November 8

At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., researchers found a grasshopper embedded in Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 painting “Olive Trees.”

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum Acquires 800 Photographs
Culture, November 8

The museum, in Kansas City, Mo., has been adding the photos using a $10 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation, it announced Wednesday.

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Disputed Sale of Rockwells by Museum Can Go Forward, Judge Says
Culture, November 7

The works are among those that the financially strapped Berkshire Museum plans to sell at an auction Monday at Sotheby’s in New York.

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Museum Leader Who Resigned Calls Controversy a ‘Misunderstanding’
Culture, November 7

In an exclusive interview, Beatrix Ruf said she stepped down from Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam not because she had done anything wrong, but to protect the institution’s reputation.

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi Lets in Light and, Finally, the Public
Video, November 7

After delays, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, created by architect Jean Nouvel is about to open.

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A Grecian Artifact Evokes Tales From the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’
Science, November 6

An engraved stone with a finely detailed battle scene was found in the grave of a warrior buried about 1450 B.C.

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How a Curator Attributed This Drawing to Michelangelo
Culture, November 5

“I felt like I had won the lottery,” said Carmen C. Bambach, curator of the Met's vast new exhibition of Michelangelo drawings.

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Honors and Costumes
Slideshow, November 3

Benefits were held last week for the Women’s Media Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fabulous Fund Fair and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Your Week in Culture: Jimmie Durham, Bruno Mars, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Onstage
Arts & Leisure, November 3

Also the week of Nov. 5: a Rolling Stone documentary on HBO; and a Dominick Argento concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, November 2

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

Sipping Champagne With a Butterfly
Metro, November 2

A moment from a first summer in New York.

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Coming Face to Face With Jimmie Durham
Weekend, November 2

The sculptor’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum is a “brilliant, half-century-long act of politically driven self-invention,” our critic writes.

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What You Wear to MoMA Could Soon Become a Part of It
T Style, November 2

In a new project, Emily Spivack is taking stock of what visitors wear to the museum.

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Murillo: The Selfies (Yes, Spain’s Golden Age Had Them, Too)
Weekend, November 2

Just over a dozen Murillo portraits survive, and the Frick’s got five, including two see-and-be-seen self-portraits.

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Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own.
Culture, October 31

The director Kahlil Joseph, who has worked with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, presents his most personal work to date at the New Museum.

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Borghese Gallery Gathers a Full House of Bernini Masterpieces
Culture, October 31

The most comprehensive exhibition of the Baroque maestro brings sculptures and paintings from around the world to the Roman villa most associated with him.

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Construction Delays Sink British Museum’s Deal With Abu Dhabi
Culture, October 30

Since construction has not yet begun on the Zayed National Museum, the British Museum’s loan of valuable artifacts is unlikely to take place.

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‘So Long, Bobby’: New Exhibit Looks Back at Robert Kennedy’s Funeral Train
Culture, October 30

“The Train: RFK’s Last Journey” will blend historical footage and crowdsourced snapshots of the trip from New York City to Washington, D.C.

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Art Galleries Rethink Their Strategies as Art Fairs Proliferate
Special Sections, October 28

Facing stiff competition and rising costs, galleries are joining forces, going virtual only and experimenting with other models in a bid to endure.

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With ‘The Dress That Eats Souls,’ Toni Dove Erases Boundaries
Special Sections, October 28

The work, a robotlike figure that responds to a viewer’s movements, will be part of an exhibition at the Ringling museum in Sarasota, Fla.

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Your Week in Culture: Steve Reich, Grizzly Bear and the Bass’s Reopening in Miami
Arts & Leisure, October 27

Also the week of Oct. 29: Eiko Otake dancing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and a televised sequel to Helen Macdonald’s memoir “H Is for Hawk.”

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Gary Hume Loves His Mother. His Art Is a Valentine to Her.
Special Sections, October 27

No one would accuse his paintings of being confessional, so it is surprising that in his latest shows he has turned to his mother as the subject matter.

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For Claes Oldenburg, a Departure From His Own Tradition
Special Sections, October 27

At 88, Claes Oldenburg has his first show of new works in six years — this one at Pace Gallery in Manhattan.

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A Provocative Museum Places African Art on the Global Stage
Arts & Leisure, October 27

Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is a public museum with a private collection. Can its global ambitions and corporate partnership coexist?

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, October 26

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

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Club 57, Late-Night Home of Basquiat and Haring, Gets a Museum-Worthy Revival
Weekend, October 26

The basement club, which for five years served as the louche headquarters for the East Village 1980s art movement, time-travels to the Museum of Modern Art.

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Protesters Deface Roosevelt Statue Outside Natural History Museum
Weekend, October 26

A group said it splashed red liquid on the statue because it views Theodore Roosevelt as a white supremacist.

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Takashi Murakami Teams With a Professor to Explore the Historical
Special Sections, October 26

With the help of the art historian Nobuo Tsuji, the artist has found a mentor who has brought him into deeper engagement with historical Japanese art.

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Women Take Center Stage in the Reimagining of Dia Galleries
Special Sections, October 26

In less than three years as director of Dia, Jessica Morgan has made gender rebalancing of artists a priority, creating an all-female curatorial team.

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Murakami Balances Modernity and Tradition in Boston
Video, October 26

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, features works by Takashi Murakami, one of Japan's most famous contemporary artists, alongside traditional Japanese art.

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The Art of Destroying an Artwork
Op Ed, October 25

Calls to remove works from museums because of racism and animal cruelty are an opportunity, not just censorship.