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Robert Indiana’s Best: A Mini Retrospective
Culture, Today

From Herman Melville to Mae West, pinball machines to a slave ship, Robert Indiana drew his inspiration from American sources, with deeply personal meanings.

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Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Rosita’ Is Back, Reconstructed and Looking Great
Weekend, Today

Ernst Lubitsch’s long unavailable “Rosita” is a gorgeous valentine to the movie industry, now newly restored by the Museum of Modern Art.

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Robert Indiana, 89, Who Turned ‘Love’ Into Enduring Art, Is Dead
Obits, May 21

Mr. Indiana’s depiction of the letters L, O, V and E was one of the best-known images of the 20th century, widely reproduced but also widely imitated.

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He’s ‘Old School’ — and Has the Dunce Chair to Prove It
Metro, May 20

A retired teacher turned his Manhattan apartment into a shrine to his school years. Now he’s expanding his collection citywide, to showcase his love for all things vintage public schools.

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A Trinity of Opinions on the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’
Culture, May 20

An art critic, a fashion writer and a Catholic columnist from The Times walk into a museum. What followed was a lively debate about clothing and faith.

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New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention
Culture, May 18

At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.

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What’s Faith Got to Do With It?
Styles, May 18

The filmmaker Wim Wenders casts a cool eye on the Met Museum’s “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit at the Cloisters.

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Hong Kong’s Youth Culture, Captured in Disturbing Animations
Arts & Leisure, May 18

Wong Ping says he had not heard of the Guggenheim two years ago. Now his video stars in a show, depicting Hong Kong’s precarious relationship with China.

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Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting
Culture, May 18

“Past Times,” which sold for $21.1 million this week, “has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy,” said Jack Shainman, who represents Mr. Marshall.

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23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, May 17

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

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How to Convey Dance to Those Without Sight? All Hands On
Weekend, May 17

With a combination of touch and verbal descriptions, Mana Hashimoto, a blind dancer and choreographer, helps the visually impaired experience dance.

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Art for the Soul in ‘Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth’
Culture, May 16

A dream of a show at the Isabella Stewart Gardner spotlights the most exquisite Renaissance painting in the United States along with three related pictures from Italy.

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Berlin Museum Returns Artifacts to Indigenous People of Alaska
Culture, May 16

Objects taken in the 19th century were returned at a news conference on Wednesday.

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New York, the Global Capital of Protest
Metropolitan, May 16

From the Flushing Remonstrance to Occupy Wall Street, New York City has been at the forefront of social activism for centuries. And a homage to the beauty of infrastructure.

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Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary
Culture, May 15

The pages contained prurient jokes and a discussion of what the teenage diarist described as “sexual matters.”

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$157 Million for a Modigliani Raises Hardly Any Eyebrows
Culture, May 14

A nude by the artist brought in a top price for Sotheby’s, but failed to surpass the auction high of $170 million for a Modigliani in 2015.

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Charles Ray, Walking a Fine Line With a Hungry Lion
Culture, May 13

The enigmatic Los Angeles sculptor has new works at Matthew Marks Gallery. Even his fans acknowledge that his subjects can have unpredictable effects on viewers.

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Chiara Quartet Says Farewell on a High Note
Culture, May 13

After 18 years of existence, the group went out at the top of its game with a concert on Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Ladies Who Lunch
Slideshow, May 11

Fund-raisers were hosted by the Central Park Conservancy, Tefaf New York Spring, Black Alumni of Pratt and the Bronx Children’s Museum.

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This Week: Saoirse Ronan, Courtney Barnett and a Bang on a Can Marathon
Arts & Leisure, May 11

The Irish-American actress has a new movie; the Australian singer-songwriter, a new album; and a noisy festival returns to Downtown Manhattan.

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24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, May 10

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

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‘Painted in Mexico’: When a New Art Flourished Far From Mother Spain
Weekend, May 10

Soul-stirring Spanish American art is finally being awarded center stage status in North American museums — and it’s sensuous and rapturous.

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In the Car Museum Race, Some Drop Out
Business, May 10

With attendance down, some auto museums that were once prime attractions have closed their doors.

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Azzedine Alaïa’s Final Projects Open in London
Styles, May 10

A new exhibition at the Design Museum and a new store in Mayfair are testaments to the late designer’s exploration of form and style.

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‘Heavenly Bodies’ Brings the Fabric of Faith to the Met
Weekend, May 9

A museum’s blockbuster welcomes the Vatican’s holy garments to New York — and genuflects at the altar of haute couture.

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A Soprano’s Social Conscience Will Be on Display at the Met Museum
Culture, May 9

Julia Bullock will bring Josephine Baker songs, Langston Hughes settings and more to the Met as an artist in residence next season.

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Letter of Recommendation: Tiny Museums
Magazine, May 9

There ought to be 7.6 billion of them all over the world.

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Make Catholicism Weird Again
Op Ed, May 8

The Met Gala and the future of the church.

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Metro, May 8

Seeing a face that seems familiar while examining manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart.

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Celebrity (Secret) Instagram Posts Taken From Inside the Met Gala
Styles, May 8

Posts from the red carpet are O.K., but everything else is banned — though celebrities never seem to follow the rules.

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On the Met Gala Red Carpet, Playing It Unsafe
Styles, May 8

Reviewing the fabulous extremity (and occasional absurdity) of the Met Gala’s fashion saints and sinners.

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At Met Gala, Rihanna and Lena Waithe Dress for a Future-Era Church
Metro, May 7

The annual benefit for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum takes on a religious theme.

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A Tiffany Collector of Things Pastel
Special Sections, May 8

A glass collector has amassed pieces from the artist’s late, and least appreciated, period.

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Lacma and Arizona State Join Forces to Help Curators of Color
Culture, May 8

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Arizona State University will establish a three-year program combining academic training and work experience.

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200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong
Foreign, May 7

At a time of increasing tension, many Chinese-Australians are demanding more recognition for their history and contributions to Australia.

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Met Gala 2018: See Photos From the Red Carpet
Styles, May 7

Live from New York, it’s “the Oscars of the East Coast.”

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When an Erotic Photographer’s Muse Becomes His Critic
Foreign, May 5

The photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is known for his explicit work. Now his model says she was exploited, raising questions about power dynamics among artists and those who work with them.

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The Man Who Bought New York
Styles, May 5

Money hasn’t made Stephen Schwarzman universally beloved. Who cares?

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Let’s Talk About the Met Gala
Styles, May 4

Plus: it’s our one-year newsletter anniversary! What do you want more of? Less of? We want to hear from you!

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‘Barbering Is an Art’
Metropolitan, May 4

Arthur Rubinoff is opening a museum dedicated to the craft, offering haircuts with golden scissors alongside displays of vintage chairs, striped poles and towel steamers.

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24 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend
Weekend, May 3

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

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At the Met, All That Dazzles Is Not Just Gold — It’s Feathers, Too
Weekend, May 3

A fascinating show on pre-Columbian art promises an unabashed celebration of splendor, but it also puts to rest some popular misconceptions.

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What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?
Styles, May 3

Deconstructing the party of the year, including how much it costs, who hosts and what you have to wear.

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How This Teenager Landed a Met Gala Dress Design Gig
Styles, May 3

Katya Ekimian, a 19-year-old student, once made a dress out of Dum Dums lollipop wrappers. Now, she’s designing a dress for one of the most scrutinized fashion events in the world.

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How the Met Got the Vatican’s Vestments
Styles, May 3

The inside story of how the Met's Costume Institute convinced the papal powers to be part of a fashion exhibit

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How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces
Culture, May 3

An exhibition in Germany showcases the cutting-edge design that has gone hand in hand with decades of clubbing — and the social shifts that now endanger traditional dance venues.

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MoMA Director on Thinking Digitally
Video, May 2

Speaking at The New York Times Art Leaders Network, Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, shares his thoughts on how to liberate the museum from its analog past in moving toward a digital future.

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Decolonizing the Art Museum: The Next Wave
Op Ed, May 1

Museums must stop seeing activists as antagonists. They must position themselves as learning communities, not impenetrable centers of self-validating authority.

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Everett Fahy, Museum Authority on European Painting, Is Dead at 77
Obits, May 1

Mr. Fahy ran the Frick Collection and then oversaw a reorganization at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was hailed as groundbreaking.

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French Museum Discovers More Than Half Its Collection Is Fake
Culture, April 30

The Terrus museum in the South of France collected what curators thought were the works of a local painter. But many of them are counterfeits.

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Stanley Kubrick: Before He Wrote Scripts, He Took Photos
Weekend, April 30

Long before he became a famous auteur, Kubrick was a teenage photographer for Look magazine. An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York examines his work.

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Racial Injustice Memorial
Letters, April 27

“The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is a moving illustration of historical racism that many wish to deny.”

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What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era
Culture, April 27

The photo-taking crowds that surround Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre exemplify how the digital generation experiences artworks.

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23 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend
Weekend, April 26

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

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From Aristophanes to Hitchcock, Celebrating Birds and Culture
Weekend, April 26

Here are five highlights to see from “Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes,” a citywide festival featuring a range of cultural events.

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4 Turner Prize Nominees Are Announced
Culture, April 26

Making this year’s shortlist: an organization that uses architectural rendering software to uncover human rights abuses and three artists depicting social and political issues in film.

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So the South’s White Terror Will Never Be Forgotten
Editorial, April 25

A new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Ala., bring attention to a disturbing chapter of the nation’s history — one that in some ways lives on.