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Auschwitz Artifacts to Go on Tour, Very Carefully
Culture, Today

A high-profile attempt to educate young people about the Holocaust is also balancing the sensitive issue of charging for the exhibition.

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Cheech Marin, Searching for a ‘Chicano Rockwell’
Weekend, Today

The Broad? Meet the Cheech: A champion of Latino art moves beyond his personal collection to found a new museum.

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‘The Legacy of Lynching,’ at the Brooklyn Museum, Documents Violent Racism
Arts & Leisure, Today

This exhibition is a collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative.

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Philippe de Montebello, Former Met Chief, Joins Acquavella
Culture, Today

Mr. de Montebello, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s former director, will be a director of Acquavella Galleries, effective immediately.

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Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale of Art Draws Opposition
Culture, Yesterday

Two prominent museum groups said the plan to sell works by Norman Rockwell, Alexander Calder and others would violate the organizations’ ethical codes.

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Videos of Syrian Life Pulled from Internet in Protest Effort
Culture, Yesterday

The Syrian video collective Abounaddara took down some 400 videos because they said a Milan art fair had improperly incorporated them into an exhibition.

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Canada Debates Whether Gift of Leibovitz Photos Is Also a Tax Dodge
Culture, Yesterday

Four years after the donation of 2,070 photos created by Annie Leibovitz to a Nova Scotia museum, a government panel is balking at its $20 million valuation.

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Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology
Arts & Leisure, July 24

An exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York betrays a broad generational anxiety about the technological future and the role of humans in it.

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Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology
Arts, July 24

An exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York betrays a broad generational anxiety about the technological future and the role of humans in it.

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What to Cook, Watch, Listen To and More This Weekend
Express, July 21

Tips to make the most of your weekend.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, July 20

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

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Benefits by the Shore
Styles, July 20

Fund-raisers were held last week for the Parrish Art Museum, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Dancers Responding to AIDS and Lambda Legal.

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Benefits by the Shore
Slideshow, July 20

Fundraisers were held last week for the Parrish Art Museum, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Dancers Responding to AIDS and Lambda Legal.

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Getty Museum Buys Art by Michelangelo, Parmigianino and More
Weekend, July 20

The museum’s acquisition of 16 drawings and a painting from an unidentified British collector is its “biggest in terms of financial value,” its director said.

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A Museum Show Asks: How Modern Are Your Spanx?
Styles, July 19

The Museum of Modern Art has issued a list of items to be included in the October show “Items: Is Fashion Modern?,” its first on the subject since 1944.

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De Blasio, With ‘Cultural Plan,’ Proposes Linking Money to Diversity
Culture, July 19

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major institutions escape city budget cuts, while smaller arts groups outside Manhattan may receive new resources.

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Israeli Student’s Use of Auschwitz Artifacts in an Art Exhibit Prompts a Furor
Foreign, July 19

The student, Rotem Bides, acknowledged collecting items during visits to the former concentration camp, but then denied that they came from within the site.

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High-Flying Art for a Wall-Building Time
Weekend, July 19

At Bard College, a history-rich cache of new art from the Middle East.

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This Time, the Muppets Take Queens
Weekend, July 19

In “The Jim Henson Exhibition” at the Museum of the Moving Image, the man behind the Muppets and other puppets is the star of the show.

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Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes
Culture, July 19

Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.

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De Villalpando’s Holy Canvases Arrive at the Met
Arts & Leisure, July 19

Many works in this exhibition, by a 17th-century Mexican painter, have not been shown in the United States before.

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What to Read Before You Hit Europe’s Museums
Travel, July 18

One book offers a historical look at how museums came to be, and another offers a guided tour of Europe. A third, set in the Louvre, is a breathless thriller.

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At the Tate Modern, Art and Play
Video, July 18

Explore the newest wing of the Tate Modern in London, where experiential work encourages museumgoers to interact with the art.

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Meet Archie Warhol, the Art World’s Second-Most-Famous Dachshund
Weekend, July 17

Andy Warhol carried his beloved dog everywhere, even to Studio 54, Jamie Wyeth said: “Just like Andy, he didn’t say a word.”...

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Short Films on View at Food and Drink Museum
Dining, July 17

The filmmaker James Boo explores the city’s food traditions in his film series “1 Minute Meal.”...

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Refugees Confront the Past Through Art, at a Pop-Up Museum
Culture, July 16

Inside a former prison in Amsterdam, now a haven for asylum seekers, migrants tell their stories and stir up their ghosts.

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Text for Happiness. Or Sadness. Get Art Back.
Culture, July 14

A playful project using cellphone texts and art turns into a viral hit — as well as a window into our cultural soul.

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Largely Unseen $600 Million Collection Will Join Museum in Italy
Culture, July 14

Masterworks by Bacon and de Chirico, from the little-known collection of a reclusive entrepreneur, are to emerge at the Castello di Rivoli museum, near Turin.

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Oops! A Gallery Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage.
Culture, July 14

A woman knocked over 11 crowned pedestals while taking a selfie at a Simon Birch show in Los Angeles — leading to a cascading domino effect.

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Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak
Arts & Leisure, July 14

The next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have a full inbox. Here, 20 well-known Met watchers offer their own bold ideas and expectations.

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A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving
Metro, July 14

Hundreds of shearwaters arrived dying and dead on shores around New York City. Scientists suspect weather patterns altered by climate change.

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Cool Heat: An Art Outlaw Who Still Simmers
Weekend, July 13

Cocaine, sand and crazy love: Hélio Oiticica’s dance into life, on the edge, arrives at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, July 13

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

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Mystical Symbolists in All Their Kitschy Glory
Weekend, July 13

The Salon de la Rose+Croix, a rear-guard occultist movement in late-19th-century Paris, produced art in the service of the divine. It is now on view at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum
Foreign, July 12

The arrests were made in the theft of the 221-pound “Big Maple Leaf” coin from the Bode Museum. The coin has probably been melted or shattered, the authorities said.

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7 Frank Lloyd Wright Windows to Go Home
Culture, July 12

A newly restored house in Buffalo by Frank Lloyd Wright receives a bountiful stained-glass gift from the University of Victoria in Canada.

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Experience the Muppets and More at the Museum of the Moving Image
Arts & Leisure, July 12

A donation by the family of Jim Henson will feature sketches, scripts, photos and a chance to try your hand at puppetry.

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A Tour of Ghosts, History and the South’s Civil Rights Past
National, July 11

History matters in the South. But there was something particularly instructive about seeing the region’s Civil Rights past through the eyes of visiting high school students.

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Christian Boltanski Project Touches Bologna’s Traumas, and His Own
Culture, July 9

More than 20 works by the French conceptual artist ruminating on mortality and memory can be seen across this Italian city.

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Canada Letter: Shaping History at a Revamped Museum
Foreign, July 7

The new Canadian History Hall reopened last weekend, and recognizes that an examination of the past is often as much a matter of debate as absolutes.

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What to Do With the Swastika in the Attic?
Op Ed, July 7

I knew I had to get rid of the artifact. The process was both harder and more hopeful than I expected.

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The Phone Is Smart, but Where’s the Big Idea?
Op Ed, July 7

Steve Jobs said the bound book was probably headed for history’s attic. Not so fast.

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Telling Each Other Secrets in Pictures
Video, July 7

The Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned 12 artists, paired together, to communicate using visuals for five months. Two paired artists discuss their experiences in this 360 video.

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An Exhibition Worth Thousands of Words
Weekend, July 6

In “Talking Pictures” artists converse in image, by cellphone, in a challenge established by a Met Museum curator.

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Hobby Lobby’s Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage
Op Ed, July 6

Because collectors like Hobby Lobby are willing to pay a premium, the looting of Middle Eastern artifacts continues.

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‘Masculitis’? That’s the Plague That Rids the World of Men
Weekend, July 6

‘It’s Great to Be Alive’ and ‘The Last Man on Earth’ are two restored films showing at MoMA that imagine a world without the male population.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, July 6

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

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Molly Goddard, a Young Design Star at Home at the V&A Museum
T Style, July 6

The designer scours the building for inspiration ahead of her fashion show there.

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Fireworks and Birthdays
Slideshow, July 6

Celebrations were held for the Southampton Fresh Air Home, New York Asian Film Festival and the philanthropist Joan K. Davidson.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, July 6

Two group shows; Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s delicately comic videos; and Erick Meyenberg’s allusion-filled installation are among the offerings.

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Carrying On a Legacy of Early-American Collecting
Weekend, July 6

Noah Wunsch has inherited the collectors’ gene from his grandfather Eric Martin Wunsch, who amassed antique American decorative arts.

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Henry James, a Pooh-Bah Who Painted With Words
Weekend, July 6

The novelist began as a painter, wrote as an art critic and produced fiction animated by art-world personalities. His life is explored at the Morgan Library & Museum.

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Email Tip About a Noose Pushes a Reporter to Action
Insider, July 5

Our national reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg describes her reporting on the rising number of race-baiting incidents involving nooses.

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Michael Xufu Huang: Rising Art World Curator From Beijing
Styles, July 6

Mr. Huang, the founder of M Woods, an art museum in China, is setting roots in New York.

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Louisiana Congressman Retracts Video Filmed at Auschwitz
National, July 5

Representative Clay Higgins apologized after the museum’s Twitter account chastised him, saying that the site was “not a stage.”...

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Putting Doubts to Rest About Leonard Lauder’s Gift to the Met
Culture, July 4

Mr. Lauder says “there is no issue” with his Cubist trove, but the museum lacks lead donors as it tries to create a suitable home for the collection.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Christian Dior
Styles, July 4

Robert Pattinson, Bella Hadid and Cara Delevingne were among the guests at the pre-opening party for a sprawling retrospective exhibition on the fashion house.

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Jan Fontein, Scholar of Asian Art, Is Dead at 89
Culture, July 3

The Dutch-born Mr. Fontein led the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through major expansion as its director in the 1970s and ’80s.

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In Spain, Santander Hopes a New Arts Center Will Reinvigorate the City
Culture, July 3

The Botín Center is a rare example of family philanthropy in Spain. To some, however, it promotes the culture of money more than the culture of art.

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At the Prado, Love That Now Dares to Shout Its Name
Culture, June 30

In Madrid, this museum celebrates gay pride with a new show highlighting the sexual orientations of artists, their subjects and their collectors.

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Ticktock as Taskmaster: A Show About Metronomes and Musical Time
Arts & Leisure, June 30

A museum exhibition in Basel, Switzerland, explores the role of metronomes — and how performers have resisted being told how to play.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, June 29

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

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Across New York, a Summertime Tour of Public Art
Weekend, June 29

Public spaces in the city are filled with sculpture and other artworks that reward the attentive viewer. Here’s one critic’s summertime tour.

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Art That Asks You Out
Weekend, June 29

Across the city, public spaces are filled with sculpture and other artworks that reward the attentive viewer. Here’s one critic’s summertime tour.

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When Art Collecting Is a Family Affair
Weekend, June 29

Victoria Rogers, a supporter of black contemporary artists, has persuaded her mother, Desirée Rogers, to invest in them as well.

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Remarkable. Extraordinary. Eccentric: The Man Who Drew Eloise Recalls His Muses
Weekend, June 29

Hilary Knight, illustrator of the “Eloise” books and quite a lot more, is the subject of two exhibitions of his work. He tours them both.

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In Detroit, Artists Explore the Riches of the 99-Cent Store
Culture, June 28

For a summer exhibition titled “99 Cents or Less,” the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has begun to resemble a dollar shop.

A Look at the Art Collection of Claude Simard
Arts & Leisure, June 28

A tribute at the Tang Museum honors one of the founders of Jack Shainman Gallery.

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A Canopy of Knitted Light at MoMA PS1
Video, June 28

Take a 360-degree tour through “Lumen,” Jenny Sabin’s photoluminescent installation at MoMA PS1. Ms. Sabin won the museum’s Young Architects Program.

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First Public Showing of Monet, Rodin and Maillols From Gurlitt Trove
Culture, June 27

In Germany, a sampling of artworks owned by Cornelius Gurlitt, many suspected of having been looted by the Nazis, will be displayed this fall in Europe.

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Newport Festival — for Art, Not Music — Draws George Condo and More
Culture, June 27

Dodie Kazanjian, a Newport, R.I., native who covers the art world for Vogue, has invited four artists to create works in three historic institutions.

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Steven Cohen, Billionaire Collector, Gives $50 Million to MoMA
Culture, June 27

The foundation of Mr. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, donated the money to the museum’s capital campaign, and a gallery will be named for them.

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‘American Gothic’ and a Grant Wood Retrospective Are Coming to the Whitney
Culture, June 27

The painting is coming back to New York for an exhibition opening in March.