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George Grosz, Sharp-Eyed Berlin Observer, Comes Home
Arts, May 20

A new museum in a converted gas station presents the work of one of the best-known artists of Weimar-era Germany.

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Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea
Arts, May 20

A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

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Sacred or Sexist? After a Brazen Theft, Seeing de Kooning in a New Light.
Arts, May 20

When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

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Warhol Museum Reimagines the Factory in a New ‘Pop District’
Arts, May 20

The museum aims to create an arts and music destination in Pittsburgh, teach skills to young people and shore up its finances.

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Bodies Pulled From Parched Lake Mead Stir Wise-Guy Ghosts of Las Vegas
U.S., May 20

As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.

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Manhattan recupera su encanto
en Español, May 19

Los entusiastas de Broadway, los aficionados al arte y los amantes de la comida encontrarán nuevas propuestas en Times Square y sus alrededores y en los vecindarios cercanos a la calle 42, lo que anuncia la promesa de una recuperación animada.

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Veronica Ryan’s Uncanny Objects
Arts, May 18

At 65, the British artist based in New York is in the Whitney Biennial and on the Turner Prize shortlist. Her sculptures blend strange and common items to make sense of the world.

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Indianapolis Museum Announces New Leadership After Reckoning on Racism
Arts, May 17

The museum named Colette Pierce Burnette president and chief executive. Last year, its president resigned after a job posting described the institution’s “core” audience as white.

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At Montpelier, Slaves’ Descendants Will Share Power With White Board Members
U.S., May 16

The board of Montpelier, President James Madison’s Virginia estate, voted 11 new members to the board after months of disagreement.

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The Met’s ‘Heirloom Project’ Marks the 10th Anniversary of Its Islamic Wing
Food, May 16

The gift shop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will showcase a number of items made by artisans from Islamic countries.

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Breathing, Dancing Art at the Met Museum
Arts, May 16

Bijayini Satpathy, a MetLiveArts artist in residence, pushed the borders of her Odissi classicism to meet the art around her.

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Invitation to DeSantis Creates Clash at a Jewish Museum
New York, May 13

The Florida governor, who signed the law that opponents call “Don’t Say Gay,” was to speak at a conservative event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

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What Happened When a Conservative Jewish Group Invited DeSantis to Speak
New York, May 13

The Florida governor received a last-minute invitation to appear at a conference at a prominent Jewish museum in New York City. Then the whole thing fell apart.

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Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Briefing, May 12

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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A DNA Test Led Yashua Klos to New Connections and New Art
Arts, May 12

On the occasion of his inspiring solo debut at the Wellin Museum, he talks about Black labor, migration — and the family he recently discovered.

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Artists of Color and Women Soar at Christie’s ‘21st Century’ Sale
Arts, May 10

Because of strong demand, young artists’ typically long journey to the world stages has been accelerated.

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Guggenheim Removes Sackler Name Over Ties to Opioid Crisis
Arts, May 10

The museum and the family have agreed to rename an educational center. The National Gallery in London is also removing the Sackler name from its walls.

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In All That He Does, Gaetano Pesce Looks to Counteract Sameness
T Magazine, May 10

For his latest project, the architect and artist has created an installation out of LEDs and balloonlike forms that will adorn the Aspen Art Museum’s facade.

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Warhol’s ‘Marilyn,’ at $195 Million, Shatters Auction Record for an American Artist
Arts, May 9

At Christie’s sale for charity, the glamorous silk-screen beat out Basquiat’s skull painting that had set a record in 2017.

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The Hot Dog as Art, New York Style
Food, May 9

The artist Steve Marcus will display his collection of hot dog art, alongside his own work, through Nov. 6.

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A Town for Heady Looks
Style, May 8

This week’s strongest outfits from the Central Park hat luncheon, the Prince’s Trust gala and the Noguchi Museum honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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A Messy Table, a Map of the World
Interactive, May 8

Dutch still life paintings like this one do more than depict luxurious objects. They narrate history on a global scale.

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Lviv reopens art galleries ‘to show we are alive.’
World, May 7

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine grinds on, a museum director in Ukraine’s cultural capital is turning to art as a form of resistance.

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The Multi-Layered Movie of American Fashion
Arts, May 6

Nine film directors, from Scorsese to Regina King to Chloé Zhao, team up with curators at the Met to reframe our country’s history of design.

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Covid Memorials Offer a Place to Put Our Grief
Arts, May 5

From “anti-monuments” to ephemeral sand portraits, four art exhibitions encourage viewers to slow down and take stock of our pandemic losses.

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New York’s Movie Theaters, From Art-House to Dine-In
Movies, May 5

Our critic’s favorite spots to see new releases (with a cocktail in hand), international revivals and cult classics on 70-millimeter film.

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Free Things to Do in New York, Every Day of the Week
Arts, May 5

Keeping cultured on the cheap is easy if you know where and when to go in this city.

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What to Do in New York City in May
Arts, May 5

Want to see a comedy show, or drop in on a film series? Do you need kid-friendly event? Our critics offer their favorite picks.

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At NADA, a Glorious Collision of Paintings and Ceramics
Arts, May 5

The New Art Dealers Alliance brings together more than 120 galleries and nonprofit organizations from 37 cities.

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Museum of Natural History’s Renewed Hall Holds Treasures and Pain
Arts, May 5

Its oldest gallery, Northwest Coast Hall, reopens May 13 with rare cultural objects and a fresh emphasis on the lives of Indigenous people who made them.

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Manhattan Springs Back to Life
Travel, May 5

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.

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The $10 Million Bob Dylan Center Opens Up His Songwriting Secrets
Arts, May 5

A new space in Tulsa, Okla., built to display Dylan’s vast archive, celebrates one of the world’s most elusive creators, and gives visitors a close-up look at notebooks and fan mail.

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Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Briefing, May 4

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Louvre Bids to Keep a Chardin Bought by U.S. Museum in France
Arts, May 4

The Kimbell Art Museum in Texas is revealed to be the buyer of “Basket of Wild Strawberries,” at auction. The Louvre has been working to name it a national treasure.

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She Put the Met on the Map for Contemporary Art. Now She’s Moving On.
Arts, May 4

Sheena Wagstaff revitalized the Met’s modern and contemporary art department and staked her legacy on experiments like the Met Breuer.

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Dolly Parton Voted Into Rock Hall Alongside Eminem and Lionel Richie
Arts, May 4

The country singer had objected to being included, but will join a class that includes Carly Simon, Duran Duran and others from across genres.

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Star Gazing at the Met Gala
Style, May 3

An insider’s view of the fashion party of the year.

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In a Nod to Changing Norms, Smithsonian Adopts Policy on Ethical Returns
Arts, May 3

The institution’s leaders hope other cultural centers will follow its lead. It has already announced plans to return most of its collection of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria under the new policy.

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The ‘Swagger Mayor’ Attends His First Met Gala
Style, May 3

And he was right at home.

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The Met Gala Is Bound to Be Gilded and Over-the-Top
New York, May 2

The annual fashion extravaganza happens tonight, with tickets priced at $35,000 and invitations required.

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Delayed Philip Guston Show Opens, With a Note From a Trauma Specialist
Arts, May 1

After four museums postponed a major exhibition over concerns about Klan imagery in some paintings, the show is opening in Boston. But the debate continues.

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Ukraine says Russia looted ancient gold artifacts from a museum.
World, April 30

According to Ukrainian officials, Russian soldiers, aided by a mysterious expert, broke into a museum and spirited away priceless artifacts from the Scythian empire.

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‘The Red Studio,’ Matisse’s Masterpiece, Gets a Life All Its Own
Arts, April 29

The objects in the painting are brought together in a spectacular show at the Museum of Modern Art. It’s a marvel of detective work by the curators.

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The ‘Ultimate Bird’ Once Prowled the Seas of a Young Japan
Science, April 29

Researchers described Annakacygna, a family of flightless ancient swans that were filter-feeders.

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After a Tempest, Philip Guston Shines in a Show True to His Spirit
Arts, April 28

The long-delayed survey, now wrapped in the equivalent of caution tape, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It’s been a learning-curve climb for four venues.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Arts, April 28

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience in New York City.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Met Gala 2022
Style, April 28

What is the dress code? Who gets to go? How much does it cost?

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A Defiant Exhibit by an Artist, at a Museum He Helped Create
Arts, April 27

El Museo del Barrio is presenting a retrospective of Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s works to honor the 88-year-old artist and reinforce the institution’s roots.

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After a Storied Career, a Nonagenarian Photographer Returns to New York
Arts, April 27

The International Center of Photography, now on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, recognizes William Klein, 94, by turning over its entire space to his work.

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Revisiting a Groundbreaking Show of Feminist Art
Arts, April 27

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum looks back at a 1971 exhibition devoted to women and puts their work in conversation with emerging feminist artists.

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In Florida, It’s ‘Go West’ for Arts Donors and Patrons
Arts, April 27

Though the state’s east coast museums have long grabbed headlines, transplants from across the U.S., and their money, are also having an impact on its Gulf Coast.

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Taking the Museum Experience Outdoors
Arts, April 27

Cultural institutions, looking for ways to draw visitors, are offering activities on their grounds — and beyond.

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Using Podcasts to Broaden the Reach of Smaller Museums
Arts, April 27

Often one-person operations, museum podcasts draw in listeners close to home and in faraway places.

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Canvases, Clay and Cameras, Preserving the Spirit of Ukraine
Arts, April 27

Ukrainian museums and institutions across the United States are presenting myriad exhibitions, some dealing with the war and others celebrating culture.

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A Favorite Son Steps Front and Center in Chicago
Arts, April 27

A retrospective, performance piece and projected video, all by Nick Cave, will be on display.

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A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter
Arts, April 27

Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.

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Museums Change Their Approach to Showing White Male Artists
Arts, April 27

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, business-as-usual gets a rethink.

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A Forgotten Star of the Pop Era, Back in the Spotlight
Arts, April 27

Marisol, a Warhol contemporary who was one of the most compelling artists in 1960s New York, is getting renewed attention in a Miami exhibition.

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Showcasing the Diversity of the South
Arts, April 27

Arising from one man’s collection, the Ogden Museum strives to serve a broad audience while showing that Southern art is not merely regional.

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All the Andrew Wyeth No One Has Seen
Arts, April 27

A partnership between the artist’s foundation and two museums will enable much of his art to be viewed for the first time.

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Welcome to Our City! Care to Visit the Museum?
Arts, April 27

In growing urban areas like Austin, Texas; Denver; and Raleigh, N.C., regional museums are rolling out the welcome mat.

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Art and Architecture Get a Refresh on the California Coast
Arts, April 27

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has undergone multiple renovations in its 80-plus years. This spring it has opened after yet another.

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Can Art Help Save the Insect World?
Arts, April 27

A renowned photographer who hopes to persuade humans to love their insect brethren has teamed with scientists on a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.

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50 Years of Art in the Bronx
Arts, April 27

The Bronx Museum of the Arts celebrates a major anniversary with plans for expansion that will include a restaurant, a boutique and enhanced public spaces.

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Dragons, Saints and a Sexy Nurse: The Art of Takashi Murakami
Arts, April 27

A show at the Broad explores an artist’s efforts to confront the ills of society, and his own anxiety.

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How a Smithsonian Museum Stopped Being About the ‘Wealthy, Pale and Male’
Arts, April 27

The National Portrait Gallery is embracing live performance to highlight American stories missing from its halls.

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Coming Soon to the Guggenheim: Words, Words, Words
Arts, April 27

The Manhattan museum’s first poet in residence plans to fill the space with “poem signs,” panels, interactive experiences and pop-up readings.

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At Museums, a Mix of Old and New
Arts, April 27

Masters like Cézanne, Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe are on display across the country, as well as contemporary artists.

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‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ Is Up for Sale. (Not That One.)
U.S., April 26

It’s a smaller version of the giant painting at the Met in New York, and it hung in the White House for years. Christie’s thinks it could sell for at least $15 million next month.

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Can a New Art Space Refresh a Tired Downtown?
Arts, April 26

Bosco Sodi’s new museum in New York’s Catskill Mountains will feature artists from around the world and perhaps add some glimmer to a place that time has frayed.

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Learn About the Chef James Hemings at the Africa Center
Food, April 25

A program produced by the Museum of Food and Drink in New York will hold a talk and play clips from a 2021 documentary.

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A Tiny Brontë Book, Sold for $1.25 Million, to Return Home
Arts, April 25

A miniature book by the 13-year-old Charlotte Brontë, containing perhaps her last unseen poems, has been purchased by a charity and will be donated to the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, March 11

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of the film “Turning Red.”

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6 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, February 11

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a brief history of hip-hop and the Super Bowl halftime show.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, February 4

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of Mitski's new album, “Laurel Hell.”

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How a Gray Painting Can Break Your Heart
Interactive, January 16

This austere work by Jasper Johns doesn’t seem to invite much of a close read. But its cool surface belies a depth of feeling, which shows us all the power of artistic restraint.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, December 31

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about the influence of European art on Walt Disney.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, December 24

Selections from the Arts section for your holiday weekend entertainment, including a review of “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, December 3

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition “Andy Warhol: Revelation.”

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What’s in Our Queue? ‘The Show of Shows’ and More
Interactive, November 24

I'm a senior staff editor on the Culture desk. Here are five things I've been watching, reading and sifting through.

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What’s in Our Queue? Diane Arbus and More
Interactive, November 11

I'm a photo editor on the Culture desk. Here are five things I've been watching, reading and listening to.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, November 5

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of “Spencer,” Pablo Larraín’s new film about Princess Diana.

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Lo que surge con el deshielo
Interactive, November 2

Al aumentar las temperaturas globales, los glaciares y el permafrost se derriten y erosionan rápidamente, liberando antiguos restos animales y artefactos humanos.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, October 15

Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of “Succession.”

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, September 24

Broadway is back and so too are the Tony Awards. Here’s more on the ceremony and other recommendations for the weekend.

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Remembering the Man Behind ‘I ❤️ NY’
Interactive, June 25

The graphic designer Milton Glaser died one year ago on Saturday.

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The Story of Modern Art and Design, Housed in a Suburban Detroit Basement
Interactive, June 17

The storage facility of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, in the unlikely enclave of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a treasure trove of iconic objects.

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How to Buy a Work of Art
Interactive, June 14

With the help of gallery owners, patrons, collectors and artists, T explores some of the complications behind an obvious question.

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‘Lost’ Brontë Library Goes on View in New York
Interactive, June 4

Sotheby’s announced last month that it would auction a “lost library” of English literature, including a rare cache of Brontë material. Take a look at some of the rarities.

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How Tina Turner Reclaimed Her Voice
Interactive, May 13

Here's why the rock star has been on our minds.

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The Strange New Life of Vaccine Sites
Interactive, May 11

How a crisis can help us rethink space and reimagine the future.

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What a Tiny Masterpiece Reveals About Power and Beauty
Interactive, April 2

Crosscurrents of religion and culture shaped this stunningly detailed portrait of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.

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What’s in Our Queue? 'Engrenages' and More
Interactive, February 18

I’m The Times’s dance editor. Here are five things I’ve been watching and reading lately.

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What’s in Our Queue? ‘Best Rhymers of All Time’
Interactive, January 21

I'm a deputy editor and an art director on the Culture desk at The Times. Here are five things I've been telling friends about lately.

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Take a Walking Tour of New York
Interactive, December 21

Months ago, our architecture critic invited a few people to suggest modest strolls around places meaningful to them. Here’s where they went.

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Dutch Court Rules Against Jewish Heirs on Claim for Kandinsky Work
Culture, December 16

A recent finding of fault with a Restitution Commissions panel had led the heirs to hope that the court might find for them and return the painting.

Chinatown: Time Travel Through a New York Gem
Interactive, December 2

Wander down Doyers Street and then discover the monuments, parks and restaurants that have shaped the neighborhood for 150 years.

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The Myth of North America, in One Painting
Interactive, November 25

How Benjamin West remade a bloody battle as a founding romance.

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7 Things to Do This Weekend
Weekend, July 16

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch, and a reason to take a stroll in Lower Manhattan.

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The New Must-Have Museum Souvenir: Face Masks
Culture, July 16

As cultural institutions across Europe reopen, many are selling face coverings featuring their artworks or logos as a way of making some much-needed income.

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Two Museums Turn a Seaside Haven Into a Car Lover’s Dream
Business, July 9

History, experiences and more at the Audrain Automobile Museum and the Newport Car Museum.

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Taking Lessons From a Bloody Masterpiece
Interactive, May 28

I’ve become obsessed with Thomas Eakins’s “The Gross Clinic.” Let me show you why.

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Visiting the Museum in My Mind
Interactive, May 15

A consideration of artworks that ask the question: What world will we find on the other side of this?

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces 7 Site-Specific Installations
Culture, November 6

The new pieces will be unveiled upon the completion of a $450 million redevelopment plan, which broke ground in 2012.

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Newark Museum Is Now the Newark Museum of Art
Culture, November 6

The name change was announced on Wednesday. The museum’s director said the decision was an essential part of updating its identity and attracting new visitors.

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After Exchanging Vows, They’re in It for Life
Styles, November 1

A beauty, a beast, a witch and a banana were among those taking part in free Halloween weddings at the Burlington County Prison Museum in New Jersey.

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Seeing the Past from the Future
Special Sections, October 23

Artists look to the past, think about historical points of reference and reframe them for the contemporary moment.

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The Week in Arts: Glorious Nubian Art in Boston
Culture, October 11

The Nubians of ancient Sudan left behind artwork as fine as the Egyptians’. Now it’s on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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

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

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

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

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Stanley Tigerman, Architect of Puckish Postmodernism, Dies at 88
Obits, 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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Noguchi Museum Will Open Sculptor’s Studio to Public After Restoration
Culture, April 16

A two-phase project is expected to begin in January 2020. When it’s complete, visitors will have access to Isamu Noguchi’s studio at an expanded campus.

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Inside New York City’s Majestic First Subway Station
Metro, April 15

Monday: Shuttered in 1945, the station has remained largely off limits to the public and has been all but lost to generations of subway riders.

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Yale Museum of British Art Chooses Dia Curator as Its Director
Culture, April 10

Courtney J. Martin will direct the Yale Center for British Art, the museum and research institution housed in a renowned Louis Kahn building.

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Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim: One Work, Many Layers to Love
Weekend, April 10

Roberta Smith revisits the groundbreaking exhibition through one standout work. You’ll want to see it in person before the show closes on April 23.

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Clean House to Survive? Museums Confront Their Crowded Basements
Interactive, March 10

With storage spaces filled with works that may never be shown, some museums are rethinking the way they collect art, and at least one is ranking what it owns.