Turner Prize Goes to Jesse Darling, a Sculptor of Mangled Objects
Arts, Yesterday

The artist won the major British art award on Tuesday for works that warp commonplace items into “something you’ve never seen before.”

Three European Art World Insiders Weigh In on Miami’s Scene
Arts, Yesterday

A European artist, curator, and collector consider the upstart: Is it an art world hub? Overhyped? Or a place to grow the arts outside museum walls?

What to Eat, See and Do During Miami Art Week
Arts, Yesterday

An array of restaurants and boutiques have opened alongside Miami-area mainstays to cater to visitors and an influx of new residents.

Her Guide Dog Inspired Her Art. Now the Lab Stars in a Museum Show.
Arts, Yesterday

After losing her sight in an accident, Emilie Gossiaux found meaning and art in a bond with her dog, London, celebrated at the Queens Museum.

Did the Russians Take His Family’s Tintoretto? He’s Intent on Finding Out.
Arts, Yesterday

John Barry says that in the last days of World War II, his great-grandfather, a prominent German art historian, lost a massive painting of the 16th-century sea battle at Lepanto.

‘Walk on Through’ Review: Dispatches, in Song, From a Museum Novice
Theater, Yesterday

In his new show, Gavin Creel sings about the wonders of visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but sticks too close to the surface.

Guggenheim Lays Off 10 Employees as Museums Face Fiscal Challenges
Arts, December 4

A growing number of museums around the country have raised admission fees and cut staff to try to weather the financial setbacks they have faced since the pandemic began.

The U.S. defense secretary draws on his experience in Iraq to advise Israel on urban warfare.
World, December 2

A Guide to N.Y.C. Holiday Events: Live Music, Theater, Lights and More
Culture, December 2

“The Nutcracker,” ice skating, menorah lighting, and Big Band carols at Lincoln Center: Here are some of our favorite things to do this season.

Grace Wales Bonner Summons the Spirit Movers in Her MoMA Show
Weekend, November 30

The London-based designer’s Artist’s Choice exhibition evokes the styles, forms and sounds of the African diaspora.

‘Southern/Modern’: Rediscovering the Radical Art Below the Mason-Dixon Line
Weekend, November 30

In the first half of the 20th century, socially conscious artists in the South were great innovators, reflecting on race, progress and the disappearing plantocracy.

36 Hours in Melbourne, Australia
Interactive, November 30

Visitors willing to explore the alleyways of this arts- and food-loving city will find gems at every turn.

Met Announces 2024 Art Commissions, Including Lee Bul, Sculptor of Cyborgs
Culture, November 29

Lee, of South Korea, will transform the facade; Petrit Halilaj of Kosovo, the Roof Garden; and Tong Yang-Tze, the Great Hall with calligraphy.

‘Amid Falling Walls’ Review: Songs of Resilience From the Holocaust Era
Culture, November 28

A new musical from National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene stitches together music written and performed in Eastern Europe in the 1930s and ’40s.

Italy Searches for Museum Leaders, With Nationalism in the Air
Culture, November 28

Last time the top jobs at some of the country’s most prestigious art institutions came up, many went to foreign candidates. This time, that’s unlikely.

I Wanna Be Curated: Can You Really Put Punk in a Museum?
Magazine, November 28

In Las Vegas, the answer is a resounding yes — and why not throw in a wedding chapel and a bar, too?

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Artists Run Free
Arts & Leisure, November 28

The directors, who are part of an art collective, wind up stretching architecture’s net in so many directions that it begins to fray.

Amid Parthenon Dispute, Sunak Cancels Meeting With Greek Prime Minister
Culture, November 27

After Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the British Museum to return the Parthenon marbles, his British counterpart abruptly called off their meeting.

After 9 Years in Limbo, Treasures From Crimea Return to Ukraine
Culture, November 27

The artifacts were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia invaded in 2014. Ukraine argued that they must be kept out of the aggressor’s hands.

700 Paintings, 45 Galleries: A Guide to the Met’s New European Wing
Culture, November 24

After a five-year renovation, some of the museum’s grandest galleries have reopened. Our critic frames six artworks you cannot miss.

For Jews in East Germany, a Life of Contradictions
Culture, November 23

An exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum explores the Jewish experience in the authoritarian, and officially atheist, communist state throughout the Cold War era.

What’s in Our Queue? ‘Circus’ and More
Interactive, November 22

I’m a reporter for the Real Estate section of The New York Times. Here are five things I'm enjoying right now.

2 Masterpieces Reveal the Big Bang Moment of Our Art Universe
Weekend, November 22

The Frick, with these not-to-miss treasures by Bellini and Giorgione, manages to get at the origins of our art-watching obsession.

A Rare Appearance for ‘Six Persimmons,’ a 13th-Century Masterpiece
Culture, November 21

An 800-year-old ink painting, regarded as the “Zen Mona Lisa,” has made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the United States.

Napoleon’s Hat Sells for $2.1 Million at Auction in France
Express, November 20

The black bicorn hat, believed to have belonged to the 19th-century French emperor, had been expected to sell for far less.

Guggenheim Selects Director, First Woman to Lead the Museum Group
Culture, November 20

Mariët Westermann, vice chancellor of N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi campus, will come to New York to run the museum complex as it prepares to open Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Sea Creatures From the Deep, Captured in Glass, Rise at Mystic Seaport
Arts & Leisure, November 18

A new show of marine invertebrates, modeled in Germany nearly 150 years ago, helps tell a story about the Connecticut coast today.

Orlando Museum’s Ex-Leader Countersues, Insisting ‘Basquiats’ Are Real
Culture, November 17

The Orlando Museum of Art previously accused its former director, Aaron De Groft, of using the institution to try to legitimize fake works for personal profit.

An Exhibition of Orcs and Elves Has Rome Abuzz, and Bewildered
Foreign, November 17

Italy’s Culture Ministry has opened a curious show dedicated to the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien — and perhaps a new front in the culture wars. It’s “beautiful.” Just ask the prime minister.

Resignations Roil Documenta Show as War in Gaza Polarizes Art World
Culture, November 17

The entire team in charge of selecting the leading avant-garde exhibition’s next curator has now resigned, putting the future of the 2027 edition in question.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, November 17

Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of the Netflix biopic on the civil right activist Bayard Rustin.

Downtowns Are Full of Empty Buildings. Universities Are Moving In.
Culture, November 17

The stylish new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center took over a former museum in Washington. It’s got potential to become a community hub.

Largely Ignored by the Western World, Africa’s Medieval Treasures Shine at the Met
Weekend, November 16

North Africa’s influences radiated throughout Byzantium, helping to create a Golden Age. These objects are high on the beauty and rarity scale.

679 Paintings. Sculptures. A Sword. The Met Moved Them All.
Metro, November 16

The museum’s European galleries open today after a $150 million renovation that will allow art to be seen through a new lens.

36 Hours in Acadiana, Louisiana
Interactive, November 16

Explore Cajun Country, a region where French, Creole, Native American and African traditions come together in a cultural gumbo.

Grace Wales Bonner Has Set Her Sights Beyond Fashion
Style, November 16

The designer has made waves with fashion that infuses European heritage with Afro-Atlantic spirit. Now she has curated an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.

Ballantine House Overhaul to ‘Wake It Up and Shake It Up’
Culture, November 15

The renovated Gilded Age mansion of beer makers in Newark is filled with surprises: a Black history from the 19th century that has been largely invisible.

Why a Boston Tea Party Patriot Is Being Honored in Brooklyn
Metro, November 15

Ebenezer Stevens was among those who boarded three British ships in a symbolic act that helped jump-start the American Revolution.

Imagining Worlds That Don’t Exist
Arts & Leisure, November 15

The stage designer and artist Es Devlin brings decades of work to life in an experiential monograph and exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt in New York.

Sumptuous Attire Shines in John Singer Sargent’s Portraits from the Gilded Age
Weekend, November 14

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the painter’s subjects and friends, à la mode, could have emerged from the TV show’s second season.

Indianapolis Museum Leader, Hired After Racism Outcry, Leaves Her Role
Culture, November 13

Colette Pierce Burnette was appointed last year by Newfields, whose campus includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The Members of This ‘Manuscripts Club’ Were Obsessed With Medieval Books
Book Review, November 11

The bibliophiles in Christopher de Hamel’s lavishly illustrated book ensured the survival of medieval texts over centuries.

Pittsburgh Museum Apologizes for Handling of Islamic Art Show
Culture, November 10

The Frick Pittsburgh, which postponed an exhibition featuring 10 centuries of Islamic art after the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, apologized for the offense its leader’s explanation caused.

Swiss Museum in Financial Straits Sells Three Cézannes for $53 Million
Arts, November 10

Museum Langmatt said the sales were necessary to keep its doors open. Critics had said they violated industry guidelines on when a museum should sell off parts of its collection.

Restrictions on L.G.B.T.Q. Depictions Rattle Hungary’s Cultural World
Foreign, November 10

A government campaign against what it calls “homosexual propaganda” is unsettling booksellers and has resulted in the firing of the director of one of the country’s leading museums.

At a Hollywood Screening, Footage of Hamas Killing Israelis
Culture, November 9

After a screening at the Museum of Tolerance aimed to show the brutality of the Oct. 7 attack on Israeli civilians, fights broke out among protesters outside.

Germany Remembers Kristallnacht at a Fraught Moment
Foreign, November 9

As reports of antisemitism surge in Germany and elsewhere, commemorations of the Nazi pogrom have taken on special resonance this year.

Matisse and Derain: The Audacious ‘Wild Beasts’ of Fauvism in a Radiant Show
Weekend, November 9

The leaders of a short-lived but consequential art movement that flourished early in the 20th century take center stage at the Met Museum.

Inside Shary Boyle’s Head-Spinning Palace of Wonders
Weekend, November 9

The artist creates a fun house of a show at the Museum of Arts and Design that explores how we create our identities and present them to others.

36 Hours in Washington, D.C.
Interactive, November 9

Even in a time of transition, Washington is still a hub of art, history and social-justice leadership, and is home to many of the world’s best free museums.

The Next Costume Institute Fashion Blockbuster Is Revealed
Styles, November 8

Gala-goers, start thinking green.

Amid Criticism, a Museum Says It Must Sell Its Cézannes to Survive
Culture, November 8

Critics say it is violating industry guidelines by selling the works, but the Museum Langmatt in Switzerland said it must do so to avoid insolvency.

Climate Protesters Damage a Celebrated Velázquez Painting in London
Culture, November 7

For over a year, climate activists in Britain have performed stunts in museums to draw attention to their cause. They’ve often damaged frames, and now appear to have damaged a painting, too.

Five Wounded as Russian Missiles Strike Odesa, Damaging an Art Museum
Foreign, November 6

In another setback, Ukraine said 19 soldiers had been killed in a strike on a medals ceremony last week. Unusually, the ceremony had been held in the open, rather than a protected space.

Poland’s Art World Awaits a Culture War Counteroffensive
Culture, November 6

The Law and Justice party tried to reshape the country via the arts. Now that it appears set to lose office, its critics are split over how to move on.

Were These Artworks Looted? After Seizures and Lawsuits, Some Still Debate
Culture, November 6

Several museums and collectors have surrendered artworks by Egon Schiele to investigators who say they were looted. But others are asserting that the evidence is inconclusive.

Through Catastrophe, and in Community, the Art of Daniel Lind-Ramos
Weekend, May 4

A storm, a pandemic, and Black Puerto Rican history pervade his work at MoMA PS 1, with materials sourced from daily life.

Spider-Man, We Know Where You Live
Metro, February 7

Letters on display at a small museum in Brooklyn were sent to the same address in Queens as where the comic book hero lived.

Looking for Elbow Room, Louvre Limits Daily Visitors to 30,000
Culture, January 6

With attendance surging back, the museum wants to offer “a moment of pleasure” — and relieve that Mona Lisa problem.

Why One World Trade Is Winning R.T.O.
Interactive, December 13

The tower, next to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, is doing something right; it's at 94 percent occupancy.

Your Thursday Briefing: Iran’s Protests Intensify
N Y T Now, October 26

Plus Myanmar gets closer to Russia and a dire climate report.

After a Covid Contraction, Museums Are Expanding Again
Special Sections, October 20

Projects all over the country include renovations and new wings as institutions continue to bet on bricks and mortar.

San Francisco’s Art Market Struggles in the Shadow of Los Angeles
Culture, August 29

Though some small galleries are opening or expanding, the mega dealers have closed shop, a blow to an area with a vibrant artistic history.

In the Mile High City, Festivals and Food Are on the Rise
Travel, August 11

Denver has regained its prepandemic vibrancy, with a plethora of new restaurants and hotels, and the return of some old favorites.

Covid. A Coma. A Stroke. José Parlá Returns From the Edge.
Culture, July 31

After a lengthy recovery, the artist comes back with the most vigorous work he’s made: “It took me a really long time to understand what had happened to me.”

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

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

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.