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How to Get the Most Out of Art (Even When You’re Not Sure You Get It)
Smarter Living, Today

No, you don’t have to have a degree to appreciate and love art.

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Cleveland Triennial Is an Artistic Scavenger Hunt With Civic Pride
Weekend, Yesterday

At the inaugural Front Triennial, powerful experiences come at a former station on the Underground Railroad and in drawings of gay life in Akron.

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Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era
T Style, Yesterday

As playful as he is provocative, Darren Bader interrogates the meaning of art itself. Plus, four works he created exclusively for T.

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Finding Brotherhood in the Boxing Ring
Photo, August 9

Larry Fink’s photos of sweat-stained boxing rings around America revealed intimate moments between fighters, referees and trainers.

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British Museum to Return Looted Antiquities to Iraq
Arts & Leisure, August 10

The items, which include clay cones with cuneiform inscriptions, were seized by the British police in 2003 from a now-defunct London art dealer.

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This Week in Arts: Ariana Grande, Frederick Ashton and Winona Ryder
Arts & Leisure, August 10

A pop star’s fourth album arrives; the Sarasota Ballet returns to the Joyce; and Winona Ryder is everywhere.

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32 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, August 9

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

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At the Rubin Museum, the Future Has Arrived. And It’s Fluid.
Weekend, August 9

The small Rubin tackles the big subject of time, in six exhibitions that cover a wide swath, from the Second Buddha to Indo-Futurism.

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Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You
National, August 9

For years, men have made up the vast majority of public monuments in this country. A series of campaigns are now pressing for women to get their (monumental) due.

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Things to Do in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, August 9

Let’s hit the last Uptown Bounce of the season, and head inside for Summer Shorts.

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Summer in the City: A Big Party and Little Plays, All on the East Side
Arts, August 9

Let’s hit the last Uptown Bounce of the season, and head inside for Summer Shorts.

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The Works of These Female Surrealists Resonate Now More Than Ever
T Style, August 8

A rare show of paintings by Maruja Mallo, a contemporary of Salvador Dalí, is part of a larger examination of a lesser known side of the movement.

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With New Urgency, Museums Cultivate Curators of Color
Culture, August 8

Hoping to reflect a broader range of visitors, museums are diversifying their staffs, welcoming a more inclusive generation of future leaders.

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A Museum Held a Show of Protest Art. Then the Artists Protested the Museum.
Culture, August 3

Dozens of works were removed from an exhibition at the Design Museum in London after their creators objected to the institution’s hosting an event for a defense firm.

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Amar’e Stoudemire Is on a Religious Quest
Styles, August 3

Accompanying the former N.B.A. star as he explores Jewish landmarks in New York.

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This Week in Arts: Shakira, Battery Dance Festival, ‘The Sinner’
Test, August 3

The return of a titan of Latin pop, a dance festival with a view of the Statue of Liberty and a thriller from USA Network.

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In His Films, Brancusi Takes Flight
Weekend, August 2

Sculptures by the Romanian master artist are on display at a ‘focused presentation’ at the Museum of Modern Art, along with his little-known and amazing films.

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29 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, August 2

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

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This Anonymous Designer Is Reinventing Denim
T Style, August 2

The Los Angeles-based brand 69, which creates whimsical, gender-neutral clothing, prepares for a museum retrospective.

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Debate Ignites in L.A. Over MOCA Hire
Weekend, August 2

Klaus Biesenbach’s selection as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art drew fanfare from some, and also raised questions about a museum’s commitment to diversity.

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When Admiration Is the Thread of a Collection
Weekend, August 2

Nancy Lane’s 200-piece art collection starts with photographs of people she looks up to and wraps its way throughout her Greenwich Village apartment.

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Things to do This Weekend: Free Arts in Parks!
Weekend, August 2

Noname headlines BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn on Friday, and it’s the second year of the INSITU dance festival in Queens.

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Who Wore It Better: Art or Commerce?
Styles, August 1

It’s a museum show. It’s a fashion show. It’s a critique. No, a boutique. Whatever you call the Whitney installation by the label Eckhaus Latta, you’re likely to leave with more questions (and clothes) than answers.

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American Folk Art Museum Announces New Director
Culture, August 1

Jason T. Busch, who was most recently director of the Jason Jacques Gallery in Manhattan, will replace Anne-Imelda Radice.

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Stripes and Tangles of Neon, Under the Hamptons Sun
Weekend, August 1

Neighboring shows offer new reflections on Keith Sonnier, whose assemblages include light, glass, found objects and the ambient sound of U2.

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How Robert Indiana’s Caretaker Came to Control His Artistic Legacy
Arts & Leisure, August 1

The late artist’s caretaker, whose loyalty has been questioned by some, will run a foundation that will shepherd Mr. Indiana’s art and create a new museum.

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MOCA Chooses MoMA PS1 Director to Lead Museum
Culture, July 31

Klaus Biesenbach will try to right the struggling Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which is looking east once again to fill its top spot.

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Studying the Mechanics of Comedy With 525 Ventriloquists
Insider, July 31

At the International Ventriloquist Convention, a reporter discovered a supportive community of puppeteers, many of them young (even if the puppets skewed elderly).

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Drawing Center Names New Executive Director
Culture, July 31

The 41-year-old Drawing Center names a MoMA curator, Laura Hoptman, as its fifth executive director

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What Do 525 Ventriloquists Do at a Convention? Ask Their Dummies
Culture, July 31

Scenes from an annual “vent” gathering in Kentucky, where puppets rule and their masters crave respect for an unappreciated art form.

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New-York Historical Society Announces Harry Potter Events
Culture, July 30

A series of talks, workshops, classes and more will accompany an exhibition, “Harry Potter: A History of Magic.”

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Unicorns, a Chef-Designed Bikini, and More Things T Editors Are Into Right Now
T Style, July 27

A by-no-means exhaustive list of the things our editors (and a few contributors) find interesting on a given week.

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At ‘Uptown Bounce,’ Salsa Dancing and So Much More
Weekend, July 27

“Uptown Bounce” was the first of four consecutive weekly block parties presented by El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York.

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Things to Do This Weekend: A War Film on a Flight Deck and a New Old Theater
Weekend, July 26

Plus free workouts, free concerts and a group surf session in the Rockaways.

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How to Have Sex in a Canoe
Magazine, July 26

Stay low in the hull — but keep some body parts visible above the gunwale.

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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, July 26

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

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Mushrooms, Magma and Love in a Time of Science
Weekend, July 26

Orra White Hitchcock was one of the country’s best botanical illustrators and artists, from an age when women were equal partners in scientific study.

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From Duke Ellington to Public Enemy: Images of Hip-Hop and Its Cultural Roots
N Y T Now, July 26

An exhibition at a Smithsonian Museum draws the connections between hip-hop and previous generations of African-American musicians and activists.

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Bands of Paint and Light Shimmer. But Do They Still Shock?
Weekend, July 25

The art world and market are finally catching up to Mary Corse, a pioneer of the “soft” approach to light.

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Gala Dalí’s Life Wasn’t Quite Surreal, but It Was Pretty Strange
Culture, July 25

She was Salvador Dalí’s wife, muse, model and publicist. But as a new exhibition in the Spanish city of Barcelona shows, there was much more to her than that.

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Unheralded Renaissance Painter to Have Major Exhibition at the Frick
Culture, July 25

The Frick Collection’s “Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture” will include 22 paintings by Giovanni Battista Moroni and 14 related objects.

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These ‘Rebel Women’ Sought Equality in 19th-Century New York
Weekend, July 25

An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York highlights some of the women who rejected the social expectations of the Victorian era.

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Back to Nicaragua for a Pioneering Photographer of Rebellion
Culture, July 24

On the eve of a major retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Susan Meiselas finds history repeating itself.

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High Drama, High Contrast: Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art
Culture, July 23

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

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The Newfound Power of People Wielding Library Cards
Editorial, July 20

The cards will open the door to culture in New York.

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She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.
Culture, July 20

The artist Susan Unterberg, acting anonymously, has distributed more than $5.5 million over 22 years to 220 underrecognized female artists over age 40.

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Library Cards Rival Golden Tickets With Culture Pass Option
Culture, July 20

By Friday afternoon, over 9,500 passes to the Met, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney had been reserved.

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Museum Tours for People Who Don’t Like Museum Tours
Travel, July 20

A spate of innovative tours aim to make museum visits more fun, and less dutiful.

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Britain Wants to Keep Trump. The Baby Version, That Is.
Culture, July 20

The British Museum and the Museum of London are in discussions to own the balloon, but the people behind it want it to tour worldwide.

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This Week in the Arts: Panorama, Andrew Solomon, ‘Be More Chill’
Arts & Leisure, July 20

The Weeknd headlines the New York festival, “Far From the Tree” comes to screens and the high school musical debuts on Off Broadway.

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Things to Do in New York: A Free Culture Fix, Thanks to Your Library Card
Weekend, July 19

For kids, artists or the history buffs, we share the cultural institutions now free to holders of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn library cards.

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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, July 19

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

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The Gardner Museum Heist, Still a Mystery, Now a Podcast
Weekend, July 19

The Boston Globe and WBUR radio have joined forces to produce a 10-part look at the biggest art theft in history, still unsolved after 28 years.

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Clark’s New Contemporary Curator Expands Its Focus
Culture, July 19

“We don’t want to disconnect ourselves from current creativity,” its director said in hiring Robert Wiesenberger, 33.

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Free Things to Do in New York: Museums and More, Thanks to Your Library Card
Weekend, July 19

For kids, artists or the history buffs, we share the cultural institutions now free to holders of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn library cards.

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The Cement Mixer as Muse
Weekend, July 19

A Socialist state’s postwar buildings burst with ambition and invention at the Museum of Modern Art.

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A Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Sounds Crazy, Nu?
Culture, July 17

A powerful new revival of the 1964 musical offers a kind of authenticity no other American “Fiddler” ever has: It’s in Yiddish.

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When the Painting Is Provocative but the Museum Is Cautious
Culture, July 16

The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is wrestling with how to present Vincent Valdez’s panorama of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.

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A Library Card Will Get You Into the Guggenheim (and 32 Other Places)
Culture, July 16

Culture Pass, a new initiative from New York City’s public libraries, will offer free admission to prominent cultural institutions around the city.