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El Museo del Barrio Fires Executive as New Director Faces More Challenges
Culture, May 26

Berta Colón, who had been the deputy director of institutional advancement, was dismissed; she has written to the board over concerns about finances....

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Ballerinas and Top Cops
Styles, May 26

Benefits took place recently for the American Ballet Theater, the Whitney Museum, the New York City Police Foundation and the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen....

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Ballerinas and Top Cops
Slideshow, May 26

Benefits took place for the American Ballet Theater, the Whitney Museum, the New York City Police Foundation and the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen....

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Ballerinas and Top Cops
Slideshow, May 26

Benefits took place for the American Ballet Theater, the Whitney Museum, the New York City Police Foundation and the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

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A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe
Arts & Leisure, May 26

Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer and James Turrell are taking up residence in a new space at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art....

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Questions for: ‘African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes’
Learning, May 26

How has the museum, and the history it exhibits, become a galvanizing force for all athletes, and African-American athletes in particular?...

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, May 25

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

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From Silence to Noise: Rauschenberg’s Influence on Music
Weekend, May 25

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, a music critic, and Jason Farago, who writes about art, discuss concerts inspired by MoMA’s Rauschenberg show....

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What Awaits in New Haven? Pizza, Yes, and Brains in Jars
Metropolitan, May 25

Visit this college town, a two-hour train trip from Grand Central Terminal, to learn about the origins of neurosurgery and to take in some classic works of art....

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Balenciaga, Fashion’s Original Provocateur
Styles, May 25

A new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum pays homage to the designer who inspired generations of rule breakers....

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For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th, Tours, Exhibitions and Tattoos
Travel, May 25

To celebrate the architect, museums, foundations and hotels will showcase buildings and drawings. Also, a bike route and sketch workshops....

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African-American Museum Wins New Fans: Athletes
Sports, May 24

The history and culture museum in Washington has quickly become a must-see attraction for visiting players and teams, especially from the N.B.A....

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Anna Sui Gets a Degree, and Her Due
Styles, May 24

The designer, beloved for her memorable New York shows, has a full-scale retrospective opening this week at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London....

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Artists Space Gallery Finds a New Home, in TriBeCa
Culture, May 24

The 45-year-old organization, which left SoHo last June, has signed a lease at 80 White Street....

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Gardner Museum Doubles Reward for Recovery of Stolen Masterpieces
Culture, May 23

Thirteen masterpieces were taken by thieves posing as police officers in Boston nearly three decades ago in the largest art heist in American history....

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In Dallas With One of Fashion’s Most Innovative Designers
T Style, May 23

Iris van Herpen, who weaves cutting-edge technology with couture craftsmanship, brought T to Texas....

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Rand Castile, Who Opened Doors for Asian Art, Dies at 78
Culture, May 23

Mr. Castile worked on both the East and West Coasts, organizing artistic and cultural programs at Japan Society in Manhattan and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco....

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A Taste for Poison in Warmer Climates?
Science, May 22

Greater diversity in the tropics may give the appearance that animals there rely on venom more....

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Ai Weiwei’s Lego Portraits of Activists Head to the Hirshhorn Museum
Culture, May 22

“Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn,” a focused but sprawling exhibition of recent works, will open at the Smithsonian’s contemporary art museum on June 28....

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Museum of the Future: Portable and Personal
Multimedia/Photos, May 22

Dayanita Singh has spent the past decade creating customizable photo books that are a portable exhibit and catalog in one....

Museum of the Future: Portable and Personal
Lens, May 22

Dayanita Singh has spent the past decade creating customizable photo books that are a portable exhibit and catalog in one.

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Why Send Germany a Statue of Marx? The Chinese Have Some Ideas
Foreign, May 21

Is it to reinvigorate Communism in the state that birthed, then repudiated, the idea? Or just a chance to return defective goods? Online, it’s anyone’s guess....

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Solange Turns the Guggenheim Into a Sanctuary for Dance
Culture, May 19

With “An Ode To,” Solange reimagined “A Seat at the Table” with her own choreography and reconstructed musical arrangements....

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Solange Knowles Tears Down Barriers at the Guggenheim
Styles, May 19

In her performance at the museum, the high priestess of pop ministered to her flock. And everyone wore white....

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The Caan Film Festival? Yes, Caan.
Arts & Leisure, May 19

The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens will feature 12 films from the versatile actor James Caan....

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, May 18

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

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Robert Rauschenberg: It Takes a Village to Raise a Genius
Weekend, May 18

A vast retrospective at MoMA shows how much of his work was shaped and stoked by friends, teachers, lovers and bar buddies....

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Don’t Foul the Robot (It Doesn’t Miss Free Throws)
Metropolitan, May 18

A new exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics attempts to solve the vexing problem facing basketball players at the free throw line....

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A Case for the Greatness of Florine Stettheimer
Weekend, May 18

An exhibition of her ravishing paintings, which were galvanized by modern dance, could not be more pertinent to the art of the moment....

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Chooses Rachel Rose for New Commission
Weekend, May 18

Ms. Rose, an artist known for her video installations, is the inaugural recipient of the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media....

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When Posters Were the Samizdat of the Lower East Side
Weekend, May 18

The exhibition “Taking It to the Streets!” puts the wheat-pasted political literature of the 1980s and ’90s in a central storytelling role....

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A Homage to Italian Arte Povera, Along the Hudson
Weekend, May 18

In late June, Giorgio Spanu and Nancy Olnick will open their self-funded exhibition space Magazzino to display works from their large collection in Cold Spring, N.Y....

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L.A. Reincarnation: New Art Spaces in Vintage Settings
Arts & Leisure, May 18

Forget sleek architecture. Museums are finding unlikely homes in places like a Masonic temple and a historic bank....

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JAR’s Light in the Darkness
Styles, May 18

The reclusive jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal emerges to play a part in a new exhibition from the Vatican and the Jewish Museum in Rome....

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We Settle a Big Fashion Rivalry: Nashville vs. Columbus
Styles, May 17

Far from the coasts, two cities vie for fashion bronze. Our reporter checks out the scenes and, after many expense-account dinners, selects a winner....

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Iñárritu’s ‘Carne y Arena’ Virtual Reality Simulates a Harrowing Border Trek
Weekend, May 17

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual-reality exhibition transports viewers to the United States-Mexico border, placing them between migrants and border guards....

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Questions for: ‘An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers’
Learning, May 17

What is the purpose and the mission of the new museum?...

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Tourists Return to Tunisia, but Slowly
Travel, May 15

After two massacres in 2015, many travelers avoided a country that once drew crowds to its beaches. Now, bookings are up....

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Louis Vuitton Cruises in Japan
Styles, May 15

Nicolas Ghesquière’s 2018 resort collection mixed his love of the country’s aesthetic with its girl-gang films of the 1970s....

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An Elegant, Lyrical Look at Black Lives by Black Photographers
Multimedia/Photos, May 15

The elegant, lyrical work from “The Black Photographers Annual,’’ a four-volume anthology published between 1973 and 1980 that showcased black photographers, is now exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts....

An Elegant, Lyrical Look at Black Lives by Black Photographers
Lens, May 15

The elegant, lyrical work from “The Black Photographers Annual,’’ a four-volume anthology published between 1973 and 1980 that showcased black photographers, is now exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Would Fees at the Met Deter Visitors?
Culture, May 14

The Times asked visitors from outside New York State what kind of mandatory admissions fee they would be willing to pay at the Met....

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Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?
Culture, May 12

Recent efforts by the Netherlands on restitution, which are under scrutiny, are addressed in a new exhibition, “Looted Art — Before, During and After WWII.”...

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‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of Alberta
Foreign, May 12

The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, is putting on display the best-preserved fossil of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur ever found....

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Suddenly Intrigued by Scandals and Spies? Here’s What to See
Travel, May 12

With the F.B.I. and Russia investigations in the news, museums and tours (including those at the White House) can offer history and insight....

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Irreplaceable Plant Specimens an ‘Obscene’ Loss After Being Incinerated in Quarantine Flub
Foreign, May 12

A shipment of specimens from France to Australia included samples that were more than 200 years old and rich in scientific value....

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Elie Wiesel’s Only Son Steps Up to His Father’s Legacy
Foreign, May 12

After years of reluctance, Elisha Wiesel, the only child of the late Holocaust memoirist, has opted for a more public role to further his father’s work....

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, May 11

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

An Inside Joke Between Two Impressionists
Metro, May 11

A lesson at the Met about how Monet and Renoir painted the same scene of high-class bathers, and the nickname they had for one element of their shared subject....

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Drones Kill, Yes, but They Also Rescue, Research and Entertain
Weekend, May 11

An exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum traces the history of these radio-controlled gadgets, from Lindbergh to Lady Gaga....

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For Robert Rauschenberg, No Artist Is an Island
Arts & Leisure, May 11

A writer travels from Brooklyn to Lafayette, La., in search of an artist’s roots, upon the opening of an exhibition of at the Museum of Modern Art....

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Educating Through Visual Poetry
Weekend, May 11

With works by Peter Saul and Raymond Pettibon, Antonio Sergio Bessa’s collection may not be for “the faint of heart” but it’s full of personal touches....

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Louise Lawler’s Stealth Aesthetic (and Muted Aura)
Weekend, May 11

At MoMA, a “gorgeous, startlingly spare” retrospective of this Pictures Generation artist admired by theory buffs and those unthreatened by aesthetic pleasure....

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Please Smell the Art: Anicka Yi Will See That You Do
Weekend, May 11

At her solo show at the Guggenheim, the Hugo Boss prize winner fuses human, plant and animal scents into an art of the future....

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The Psychosexual World of Carol Rama Still Shocks
Weekend, May 11

Erotic watercolors and mad cows in a posthumous retrospective at the New Museum for an Italian artist who came of age under Fascism.

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New Yale Partner Faulted for Handling of Tribal Artifacts
Culture, May 10

Native American tribes are waiting for the return of their sacred items from the collection of a Massachusetts seminary....

A Conversation About Rei Kawakubo, Founder of Comme des Garçons
Styles, May 10

Andrew Bolton, the curator for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Adrian Joffe, Ms. Kawakubo’s husband; and Vanessa Friedman, fashion director for The New York Times discuss the Met exhibition....

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An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers
Culture, May 8

The American Writers Museum, opening in Chicago on May 16, aims to bring the nation’s collective literary creativity under one cozy roof (cookie smells included)....

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Met Museum Plans Michelangelo Exhibition
Culture, May 8

The Met announced it would be displaying works by Michelangelo this fall, including drawings, sculptures and his earliest painting....

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Arts Groups on Edge as New York City Re-evaluates Cultural Funding
Culture, May 8

Smaller arts organizations in disadvantaged neighborhoods hope to end up with a bigger piece of the pie....

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Obama Defends Affordable Care Act, but Leaves Trump Out of It
National, May 7

In remarks at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Mr. Obama made only a glancing reference to the recent vote to dismantle his signature legislation....

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New York Class Clowns Are Now Musical Old Masters
Culture, May 7

The Bang on a Can Marathon and a program of John Zorn’s “game pieces” brought rebels of the 1980s to Brooklyn on Saturday....

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A Rural Shrine to New York’s Angels and Gargoyles
Metro, May 5

A collection of stone fragments that once adorned city buildings, salvaged by a self-styled “rubble rouser,” is displayed at the Anonymous Arts Museum in upstate New York....

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The Met Files a Formal Proposal to Charge Admission to Out-of-State Visitors
Culture, May 5

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals in a court hearing that it has asked New York City to approve a mandatory admissions fee to non-New Yorkers....

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Spring Awakening
Styles, May 5

Benefits were held last week for the Bronx Children’s Museum, Planned Parenthood, Lincoln Center and Pioneer Works....

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Spring Awakening
Slideshow, May 5

Benefits were held last week for the Bronx Children’s Museum, Planned Parenthood, Lincoln Center and Pioneer Works....

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Spring Awakening
Slideshow, May 5

Benefits were held last week for the Bronx Children’s Museum, Planned Parenthood, Lincoln Center and Pioneer Works.

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A Kaleidoscopic John Giorno Retrospective, Sprinkled Around New York
Culture, May 5

The poet, artist and activist is the subject of “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno,” which will open at locations across Manhattan in June....

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President Trump Returns to New York for a Brief First Visit
Metro, May 4

The president’s stay on Thursday, expected to be just hours long and largely behind closed doors, was nonetheless weighted in meaning for many....

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, May 4

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

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Bruce Nauman Video Works Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Weekend, May 4

The museum and the Pinault Collection have jointly acquired Mr. Nauman’s “Contrapposto Studies, I through VII” and “Walks In Walks Out.”...

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The Met’s Rei Kawakubo Show, Dressed for Defiance
Weekend, May 4

Ms. Kawakubo does not stick to the middle ground, pushing her work beyond form in this Costume Institute exhibition....

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The Most Powerful Woman in the New York Art World
Arts & Leisure, May 4

It’s Lisa Phillips, the director of the New Museum, a progressive art institution for the 21st century. “You don’t let fear get you,” she said....

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Long-Awaited Miami Science Museum Comes to Life
Science, May 3

The opening of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science comes after a scramble to finish the 250,000-square-foot structure....

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What to Watch For: Turnbull’s First Meeting With President Trump
Foreign, May 4

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia is in New York preparing to meet President Trump. The visit offers opportunities and risks for the prime minister....

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Obama Says His Presidential Library Will Be a ‘Hub for the Community’
National, May 3

The former president and first lady came to Chicago to unveil plans for the Obama Presidential Center, saying it would be a different kind of presidential library....

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It’s Trump’s First Trip Back to New York. Here’s What to Expect.
Interactive, May 3

A visual guide to Donald J. Trump’s first visit to his hometown as president....

It’s Trump’s First Trip Back to New York. Here’s What to Expect.
Interactive, May 3

A visual guide to Donald J. Trump’s first visit to his hometown as president.

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‘Eyewitness Views,’ at the Getty in Los Angeles, Illustrates History
Arts & Leisure, May 3

Before photography, public events grand and small were often painted. This new exhibition shows an evolution of 18th-century history on canvas....

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Trump Is Returning to New York City, Just Not to Sleep
N.Y. / Region, May 2

The president will travel directly to his golf course in New Jersey after an event Thursday on the U.S.S. Intrepid in Manhattan.

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Reviewing the Met Gala: The Good, the Avant-Garde, the Absurd
Fashion & Style, May 2

What happens when a dress code collides with one of the most-watched brand-marketing events of the year?

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Inside the 2017 Met Gala
Fashion & Style, May 2

Rei Kawakubo, Kendall Jenner, Solange Knowles, Serena Williams and others mingled at the Met Gala on Monday.

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The Most Avant-Garde Looks at the 2017 Met Gala
Slideshow, May 2

The event honored Rei Kawakubo, the boundary-breaking designer of Comme des Garçons. But only a few guests paid homage to the honoree on the red carpet.

Inside the Met Gala’s Comme des Garçons After-Party
Slideshow, May 2

After the main event, which honored Rei Kawakubo, celebrities, museum folk — and die-hard fans of the brand — partied late into the night.

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Future Had to Be Persuaded to Wear His Met Gala Look
Fashion & Style, May 2

We got ready with Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, a.k.a. Future, for the Met Gala. Like all good things, his look could not be rushed.

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Freak Flags Fly at Met Gala, but Lips Stay Buttoned
Style, May 1

The shiny, spacey and edgy reigned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. But as loud as the fashions were, some celebrities were mum.

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Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion
Fashion & Style, May 1

The 74-year-old designer, now the subject of a major show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, prefers to let her clothes speak for themselves.

Breaking Beautiful: Kawakubo at The Met
Video, May 2

Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer given a solo show at The Met's Costume Institute since 1983. See her work up close in this 360 video.

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Welcome to Open Thread, Our New Fashion Newsletter
Fashion & Style, May 1

We’re here to discuss clothes, what they mean — and how to wear them.

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Growing Up in a Concrete Masterpiece
Style, May 1

My childhood home is turning 50, just in time for the rebirth of Brutalism, an architectural style that has been scorned for years.

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Make the Most of the Louvre
Interactive, May 1

At the Louvre, you’re as likely to stumble into an imperial ballroom as a chamber containing a sphinx. We’ll help you make your trip manageable, but also unforgettable.

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‘Encyclopedic’ Brooklyn Museum Vies for Contemporary Attention
Arts, April 30

The myriad challenges for Anne Pasternak, director of this institution, include remaining true to Brooklyn’s identity while embracing a shift in trends.

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Kimbell Art Museum in Texas Acquires a Rare Modigliani Sculpture
Arts, April 30

Gwendolyn Weiner, daughter of the collectors Ted and Lucile Weiner, donated Modigliani’s “Head” (circa 1913) to the museum in honor of her parents.

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Everything to Know About the Met Gala
Fashion & Style, April 30

The inside scoop on “the party of the year,” from how much it costs to who gets to go and why you should care.