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Jason Moran Will Bring His Interdisciplinary Jazz Approach to the Whitney
Arts, Yesterday

The pianist and conceptualist has always blended visual media with jazz improvisation. His first solo museum show arrives in New York in September.

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The Week in Arts: John Cameron Mitchell Brings Back ‘Hedwig’; L.G.B.T.Q. Films Roll Out for Pride
Arts, June 22

Music from the pioneering punk-rock musical comes to Manhattan’s Town Hall, Jennifer Monson dances at dawn and OVID.tv streams a Pride Month series.

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How a Self-Taught Art Curator Became a Gay Rights Champion
U.S., June 21

‘I had no vision at all,’ said Charles W. Leslie, who co-founded the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 50 years ago. ‘It had to do with some vague concept of gay liberation.’

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How a Self-Taught Art Curator Became a Gay Rights Champion
U.S., June 21

‘I had no vision at all,’ said Charles W. Leslie, who co-founded the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 50 years ago. ‘It had to do with some vague concept of gay liberation.’

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How to Make a Relationship Last? Make It Open, Christopher Isherwood Said
Arts, June 21

A museum show explores the British writer and the painter Don Bachardy’s partnership, which lasted through uncertainties and ecstasies for 33 years.

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Is El Museo del Barrio Forsaking Its Roots, or Expanding Them?
Arts, June 20

The museum is being torn apart. A 50th anniversary show illuminates its past. Does it also point a way forward?

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Graphic, Grabby and Democratic: Posters Get Their Own Museum
Arts, June 20

Introducing the first museum in the United States devoted to the art and global history of the medium.

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25 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, June 20

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

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Meet the Narluga, Hybrid Son of a Narwhal Mom and a Beluga Whale Dad
Science, June 20

Its skull sat in a museum collection for decades before new technology unlocked its genetic secrets.

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A New Lincoln Bible, From a Mantel to a Presidential Library
U.S., June 19

The Bible, given to a friend of Lincoln’s after his death, has remained out of sight, passed along from one generation to another, unknown to the vast array of scholars who have studied his life.

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When Art Is More Than an Imitation of Life
Arts, June 19

To Aaron and Barbara Levine, collecting is a sustaining force and an intellectual exercise, not to mention the subject of gentle sparring.

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How an Arctic Hyena Was Found in Canada, Then Lost, Then Found Again
Science, June 18

The discovery illustrates how museum collections may be filled with forgotten fossils that could expand knowledge of prehistory.

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Serpentine Galleries Chief Quits, With Harsh Words for Activist Artists
Arts, June 18

Yana Peel resigned after a newspaper revealed she had connections to a cybersecurity firm whose spyware has been used by governments to track journalists and activists.

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How to Survive Pride in New York
Travel, June 18

Four million people are expected in the city around WorldPride. If you’re one of them, here’s what you need to know.

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Shark Attack in North Carolina, 3rd This Month, Injures 8-Year-Old
U.S., June 17

Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in all of 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File. But experts say there is often year-to-year variation.

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What 7 Visitors (and One Guard) Cherished on MoMA’s Closing Day
Arts, June 17

They were drawn to the Big M’s: Monet, Matisse, Miró, and more.

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The Week in Arts: One Ariana Grande, Two Stadiums; Toni Morrison on the Silver Screen
Arts, June 15

The recording artist headlines Madison Square Garden, a play plumbs the gay experience in Uganda and the Nobel Prize-winning novelist anchors a new documentary.

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Director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum Quits After Spat Over B.D.S.
World, June 14

Peter Schäfer stepped down after the museum became engaged in a dispute on Twitter about the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.

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A Walking Tour of 11 Landmarks in Gay New York
Interactive, June 14

This Pride month, we’ll take you to important locations in L.G.B.T.Q. history and tell you the stories about the gay New Yorkers, icons and activists who lived and worked there. Along the way we’ll let you know about some upcoming events and a few insider tips.

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The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream
New York, June 14

For generations, owning a small business has been a path upward for immigrants. That path is getting harder and harder to forge.

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5 Little Museums of Paris, for Little Travelers
Travel, June 14

Yes, there’s the Louvre. But Paris and its surrounding region also have some 200 other museums, many of which cater happily to young travelers and their families.

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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, June 13

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

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Berlin’s Troubled Humboldt Forum Pushes Back Opening
Arts, June 13

The high-profile museum project in the German capital has aroused controversy over its treatment of colonial-era objects. Now technical problems have delayed its premiere.

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Dia Diversifies, While Staying True to Its Roots
Arts, June 13

A farsighted director is leading a profound transformation and anointing the next Dia Generation: Charlotte Posenenske and Lee Ufan.

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Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff
Arts, June 12

Under the proposal, about 90 art installers and facilities workers at the museum would become members of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

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Broadway Toasts the Tonys. And Zombies Take Over Midtown.
Style, June 12

Tony winners flood an after-party hosted by Rick Miramontez. And the premiere of “Dead Don’t Die,” by Jim Jarmusch, at MoMA.

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How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less
Travel, June 12

You want luxury, but you don’t want to overspend for it. Here’s how to save in five popular and pricey cities without feeling deprived. (No hostels involved.)

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He Couldn’t Talk About What He Saw in World War II. So He Painted It.
Magazine, June 12

The aristocrat-turned-commando Guy de Montlaur was a hero of the French liberation. His paintings of D-Day depict scenes that haunted him his entire life.

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A Reality Check for Sea Ranch
Arts, June 11

Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build the way we did even 20 years ago.”

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New Yorkers Unsettled by Helicopter Accident in Midtown
New York, June 11

Tuesday: A skyscraper was evacuated. Smoke rose from the roof. People wondered whether it had been an accident or had been deliberate.

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To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater
Science, June 10

This scientist couple created an airborne observatory to map tropical forests. Now they’re using it to identify threatened reefs.

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In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’
World, June 9

The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis.

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What to Do in New York This Weekend: MoMA and the Tonys
Arts, June 7

Also “Late Night” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” arrive in theaters, and “Big Little Lies” returns for a second season.

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Names Rein Wolfs Its New Director
Arts, June 7

The appointment ends a year-and-a-half vacancy at the top of one of Europe’s leading modern art museums.

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Symbol of a Brutal Regime? Or a Fun Place to Party?
Arts, June 7

An exhibition looks back at the Palast der Republik, the East German Parliament building, which was torn down after the country ceased to exist.

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It’s the Last Weekend to Visit MoMA Before It Closes for Renovations
New York, June 7

Friday: The museum plans to add space and change what it displays. It will reopen in October.

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The Toxic Secret Underneath the Seaport
New York, June 7

Residents of a historic neighborhood have been trying to preserve its character as major building projects loom. Now the discovery of a 19th-century thermometer factory there has further complicated matters.

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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, June 6

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

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In Praise of the Great Majority
Arts, June 6

At MoMA, Honoré Sharrer’s “Workers and Paintings” asks: “What if great art were more accessible?”

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Encountering the ‘New Order’ at MoMA
Arts, June 6

The blind spots and new possibilities of the technologies we love (and hate).

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Mondrian Sparked My Love of Painting
Arts, June 6

Familiarity breeds contentment before MoMA’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie.”

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Will the Renovated MoMA Let Folk Art Back In?
Arts, June 6

Still mourning the American Folk Art Museum, a critic says, “We, and MoMA, don’t need any more Rauschenbergs, or Richters.” Bring on the outsider artists.

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A Noisy Half-Hour With van Gogh’s Masterpiece
Arts, June 6

Our critic spent 30 minutes looking — or trying to look — at “Starry Night.” It wasn’t easy.

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Celebrating ‘Good Design’ at MoMA: The Nut Dish and Other Populist Gems
Arts, June 6

“If most Americans had little patience for Picasso, everybody needed a decent can opener,” our critic writes.

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Last Call: MoMA’s Closing, and Changing
Arts, June 6

With the museum shutting down June 15 for a four-month renovation, our critic assesses the challenges it faces.

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Their Fathers Never Spoke of the War. Their Children Want to Know Why.
U.S., June 5

Seventy-five years after D-Day, families of World War II veterans are turning to professional researchers to piece their stories together from military records.

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A Day at Queens Farm (and the Restaurants You Should Dig Into Afterward)
New York, June 5

Get in the (literal) weeds on New York City’s largest working farmland, then reward your hard work with some of the city’s finest South Asian food.

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Wendy Red Star at the Newark Museum: A Powerful Portrait of the Crow Nation
Arts, June 5

Wrapping around the walls of the gallery, a timeline of photographs from a large annual festival turns public history into a personal narrative.

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Stanley Tigerman, Architect of Puckish Postmodernism, Dies at 88
Obituaries, June 4

He departed from the pristine monoliths spawned by followers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, challenging the idea that they defined Chicago architecture.

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Kehinde Wiley, Spoiler of Artists
Arts, June 4

He gained fame for his portrait of President Obama. Now he is opening Black Rock, a luxurious residency program in Senegal.

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He Was Looking for Opals. Instead He Found a New Dinosaur Species.
World, June 4

Scientists reported the discovery in Australia of a plant-eating species, 35 years after a miner brought fossils to a museum in Sydney.

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Tiananmen Anniversary Draws Silence in Beijing but Emotion in Hong Kong
World, June 4

Thirty years after hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed, memories of the bloodshed remain fraught.

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Under a Monet Painting, Restorers Find New Water Lilies
Arts, June 3

Researchers at a Dutch museum made a surprise discovery when they took a painting of wisteria off the wall for the first time since the 1960s.

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Good Causes and Bad Money
Opinion, June 1

Readers debate an issue raised by the Met’s announcement that it would no longer accept donations from the Sackler family.

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An Artist on Paying Homage to Harlem, and Using Found Fabrics in Paintings
T Magazine, May 31

Tschabalala Self’s textile works — which will go on view at MoMA PS1 next month — are inspired by people on the streets of Harlem.

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A Tibetan Collection Fights a Battle That Small Museums Often Face
Arts, May 31

Limited staff, tight budgets and age have taken a toll on Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum, but a major renovation is now being planned.

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A Tibetan Collection Fights a Battle That Small Museums Often Face
Arts, May 31

Limited staff, tight budgets and age have taken a toll on Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum, but a major renovation is now being planned.

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Seeing China Through Art, Not Politics
World, May 30

For those of us hungering for deeper insight into the the country, Sydney’s White Rabbit gallery provides a dizzying and confronting lesson in understanding.

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On Walt Whitman’s Big Birthday, 10 Glorious Relics
Arts, May 30

The bicentennial of New York’s most celebrated literary son is being commemorated with three exhibitions.

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When Resistance Became Too Loud to Ignore
Arts, May 30

New York City museums and public spaces celebrate Stonewall and the movement’s charismatic personalities in a handful of timely shows.

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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, May 30

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

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Queen Victoria, Smiling and in Sunglasses, Is Found Anew on Film
World, May 30

A high-quality film showing the 19th-century British monarch smiling and waving to the public in Ireland challenges history’s depiction of her as sullen and irritable.

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Unsung 9/11 Heroes Finally Get Their Own Memorial
New York, May 30

The Memorial Glade acknowledges those whose illnesses and deaths have come years after the towers collapsed.

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Why an Alice Neel Painting Is Stuck in This Artist’s Psyche
T Magazine, May 28

The painter Jordan Casteel discusses her favorite artwork and the affinity she feels for its creator.

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Leader of Smithsonian’s African American Museum to Direct Entire Institution
Arts, May 28

Heralded for the success of the museum he led from idea to fruition, Lonnie G. Bunch III is the first African-American to lead the Smithsonian Institution

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Leader of Smithsonian’s African American Museum to Direct Entire Institution
Arts, May 28

Heralded for the success of the museum he led from idea to fruition, Lonnie G. Bunch III is the first African-American to lead the Smithsonian Institution.