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Man Smashes Rare Mayan and Chinese Works at Denver Art Museum, Police Say
Express, Yesterday

Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.

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National Gallery of Art Chooses First Female Director
Culture, Yesterday

Kaywin Feldman of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will take over the Washington museum in March.

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Overlooked in Atlanta, Black Female Artists Try Miami
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

Would an appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach help ten women scale the barriers of rejection or aesthetic misunderstanding they found in Georgia?

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Nights at the Museum: Good for Cultivating an Art Habit and Romance
Weekend, Yesterday

Ronald Ollie, a retired mechanical engineer, and his wife, Monique, a project manager at Johnson & Johnson, met at the National Black Fine Art Show.

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Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze
Op Ed, December 10

The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.

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Sidney Horenstein, 82, Geologist Who Wrung Stories From Stone, Dies
Obits, December 10

Working full-time for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he was an author and tour guide whose exuberance brought fossils to life.

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At MoMA, Dances by Steve Paxton, an Original Too Rarely Seen
Culture, December 10

Mr. Paxton’s works are beautifully revived by the Stephen Petronio Company as part of the exhibition “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done.”

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Art Basel Miami Beach: Cracks in the Glittering Facade
Culture, December 9

Against the backdrop of a skidding stock market, declining endowments and a cooling of luxury real-estate values, another private museum announced its birth.

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What Happens When a Holocaust Memorial Plays Host to Autocrats
Op Ed, December 8

Yad Vashem is both a memorial of a genocide, and a tool of Israeli realpolitik.

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500-Year-Old Skeleton Found in London (Thigh-High Boots and All)
World, December 5

The discovery of the remains by the River Thames provided a glimpse into the life of a man in medieval times.

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Chanel Has Its Own Met Gala, in a Way
Fashion, December 5

The French brand took over the Temple of Dendur for its Métiers d’Art presentation, and everyone walked like an Egyptian.

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Film Academy Museum, Yet to Open, Reveals Inaugural Exhibitions
Culture, December 4

The long-delayed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures won’t open until late 2019. But on Tuesday it announced what visitors can expect to see.

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Italian Court Rules Getty Museum Must Return a Prized Bronze
Culture, December 4

Italian officials and the California museum have fought for more than a decade over this 2,000-year-old statue dredged up by Italian fishermen.

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Dia Acquires a Maximal Amount of Work by a Minimalist Master
Culture, December 4

The Dia Art Foundation will celebrate the acquisition of 155 works by Charlotte Posenenske with a retrospective of her work at Dia:Beacon.

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A Nation Mourns George Bush: Scenes of Tribute and Grief
Washington, December 4

From Houston to Washington, the former president will be remembered in a series of memorial services this week. Here are The New York Times’s best photos.

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Celebrating the Menorahs That Hold the Hanukkah Lights
Dining, December 3

At the Museum at Eldridge Street, rare menorahs from around the world are on display for the holiday.

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Exploring Langston Hughes in Song, Locally
Culture, December 3

The soprano Julia Bullock, in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this season, organized a program devoted to Hughes’s poems about New York.

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Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance
Culture, December 3

The Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, working with Google, has created an app that provides a virtual museum filled with all of this artist’s works.

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Bush Found ‘Kindred Spirits’ at Texas A&M, His Final Resting Place
National, December 2

In some ways, Texas A&M seemed like an unlikely match for George Bush’s presidential library and final resting place. But he forged a deep connection with the university.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Misconduct Accusations
Culture, December 1

In a lengthy Facebook post responding to three women’s accounts, the well-known astrophysicist described two as benign and suggested the third did not occur.

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George Bush’s Life in 13 Objects
Sunday Review, December 1

Items from family, friends, college and the White House that influenced the 41st president.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Ringo Starr and Sheryl Crow on the Charity Circuit
Slideshow, November 30

Fund-raisers were held for MoMA, Unicef and the Coalition for the Homeless.

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Pontius Pilate’s Name Is Found on 2,000-Year-Old Ring
Foreign, November 30

The piece bearing the name of the Roman official thought to have ordered the killing of Jesus was found decades ago near Bethlehem, but the inscription was revealed only recently.

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African Officials Respond to France’s Restitution Report
Culture, November 30

Government officials from Senegal and the Ivory Coast ask for African treasures to be returned.

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Should PoMo Architecture, at the 50-Year Mark, Be Saved?
Arts & Leisure, November 30

Post-Modernist monuments by Michael Graves and Philip Johnson are spared but a museum addition by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown is being demolished.

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The Luckenbooth: Scotland’s Love Brooch
Styles, November 30

In the 16th century, heart-shaped brooches were often betrothal gifts — and later some believed they kept witches away from babies.

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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, November 29

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

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Menil’s New Drawing Institute: A Full-Service Home for Fragile Art
Weekend, November 29

There’s more to love, with reservations, in the Houston museum’s Drawing Institute and its extraordinary inaugural show of Jasper Johns works.

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Rare Photo Is a Teenage van Gogh, but Not Vincent
Culture, November 29

A photo long thought to be one of two known pictures of the artist’s face is actually of his brother Theo, researchers in Amsterdam said.

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The First Opera by a Woman Dances Out of Obscurity
Culture, November 28

Francesca Caccini’s 1625 opera “La Liberazione di Ruggiero Dall’Isola d’Alcina” received a rare, humble staging by the Boston Early Music Festival.

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Wexner Center for the Arts Names a New Director, From New York
Culture, November 28

Johanna Burton, who is currently at the New Museum in New York, will take on the role at the center at Ohio State University in March.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’
Photo, November 28

The history behind Ms. Lange’s photograph of Florence Owens Thompson has intrigued academics and photographers for decades. But a new book sheds fresh light on the portrait’s little-explored details.

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Empty Nesters Downsize, but There’s Always Room for Art
Weekend, November 27

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia had to look at their collection afresh when they made a move from Brooklyn Heights to the Brooklyn Bridge Park area.

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Return of African Artifacts Sets a Tricky Precedent for Europe’s Museums
Culture, November 27

President Emmanuel Macron of France announced that 26 objects looted by French colonial forces would be returned to their country of origin.

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An Artist Who Explores Emotional Pain Inspires a Novel That Does the Same
Culture, November 26

Sitting in front of Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art showed the author Heather Rose what it meant to be vulnerable.

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A General Kicked Off Facebook Can Still Glorify Military at Grandiose Museum
Foreign, November 26

The colossal museum built by Myanmar’s military to honor itself and its leader showcases the mind-set of a force obsessed with its reputation. A critic calls it “a sign of their megalomania.”

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Peeling Back the Paint to Discover Bruegel’s Secrets
Arts & Leisure, November 23

New technology allows researchers to look beneath the layers of the Dutch master’s works, revealing some macabre details.

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New York Art Guide: How to Navigate Museums This Holiday
Weekend, November 22

We’ll not only help you figure out what exhibitions to see, but also offer some tips before you head out.

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28 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, November 22

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

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10 Under-the-Radar Art Shows to See Now
Weekend, November 22

Our critics select museum and gallery exhibitions that provide a respite from carols and crowds.

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Filling Their Lives With Art, and Not Just One Piece at a Time
Weekend, November 22

A couple who began collecting the work of black artists as newlyweds in the 1960s are making large gifts to museums to raise the artists’ profiles.

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Indelible Impressions From 3 Shows in Washington
Weekend, November 21

There is plenty of art to see now in the nation’s capital, but three exhibitions stand out: Bill Traylor’s iconic drawings, Dawoud Bey’s haunting portraits and the savoir faire of Senegalese women.

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From the Beach to the Boudoir
Arts, November 21

Exhibitions of the work of Berthe Morisot and her teacher, Camille Corot, explore the changing images of women in late-19th-century France.

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Women Land Artists Get Their Day in the Museum
T Style, November 21

Decades after the movement flourished, its female practitioners are at long last being recognized.

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Museums in France Should Return African Treasures, Report Says
Culture, November 21

Two academics, in a study commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron, recommended a process for repatriating artifacts if countries asked for them.

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Capturing the Complexities of the Modern South, in Photographs
Photo, November 21

A new exhibition challenges the perceived identity of the American South, at a time when the definition of regionalism itself is in flux.

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Suit Accuses Dutch Museums of Holding On to Nazi-Tainted Art
Culture, November 20

An heir to Dutch Jewish art dealers says the art was sold to the Nazis under duress but the Dutch government says the works were sold voluntarily.

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Scarlett Johansson, Pete Davidson and Gwyneth Paltrow on the Charity Circuit
Slideshow, November 20

Benefits were held for the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Museum, Save the Children and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Collectors Leon and Debra Black Give $40 Million to MoMA
Culture, November 19

The gift will help support the museum’s renovation and expansion project

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A Stolen Picasso Buried in the Woods? Not So Fast
Foreign, November 19

A letter pointed to a spot in Romania where a painting stolen from a Dutch museum in 2012 could be found. But what, exactly, was under the rock?

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Met’s Leaders Move Ahead With Modern and Rockefeller Wings
Culture, November 18

Max Hollein and Daniel H. Weiss, in their first joint interview, on making a home for contemporary art and the wing devoted to Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

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Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025
Culture, November 16

The museum leader had suggested he would retire after the expanded museum building opens in 2019. He will stay in his post for seven more years.

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From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’
Foreign, November 16

Mike Dickison was a museum curator when he turned to another form of curating, teaching fellow New Zealanders how to beef up their country’s presence on the website.

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Louis Armstrong’s Life in Letters, Music and Art
Arts & Leisure, November 16

Step inside the mind of one of America’s great virtuosos, thanks to a vast archive of his personal writings, home recordings and artistic collages.

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It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Choreography on Opera Stages
Arts & Leisure, November 16

When singers move well, opera’s physical side becomes related to choreography, connecting humans to music in terms of space, time and meaning.

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David Hockney Painting Sells for $90 Million, Smashing Record for Living Artist
Culture, November 15

The trend toward broadening tastes at auction picked up steam at Christie’s with the Hockney and new highs for works by two African-American artists.

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27 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, November 15

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

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H. Peter Stern, 90, Co-Founder of Storm King Art Center, Dies
Obits, November 15

“Works of art should not be seen in isolation,” said Mr. Stern, who joined with his father-in-law to create a vast outdoor sculpture garden.

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Sterling Ruby Pipes Down, a Bit
Weekend, November 14

A small museum show that concentrates on the ceramic works of a multidiscipline dynamo comes as something of a relief.

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MoMA Photography Chief Returns to Paris to Direct Museum
Culture, November 14

Quentin Bajac will leave the Museum of Modern Art to run the Jeu de Paume, France’s national photography museum.

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Take a Tour of Lady Liberty’s Torch (Right This Second)
Interactive, November 13

The original Statue of Liberty torch — 3,600 pounds of copper and glass, and 16 feet tall — is being moved to the other side of Liberty Island. In advance of the crane’s arrival, we took 675 photographs to present the torch in augmented reality.

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Tavares Strachan Teams With SpaceX to Launch Satellite-Sculpture Into Orbit
Culture, November 13

The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.

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Leonard Cohen Exhibition to Come to New York
Culture, November 13

After its debut at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, “A Crack in Everything” will open at the Jewish Museum next year.

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Walker in Minneapolis Raids Long Island City for New Director
Culture, November 13

Mary Ceruti will lead the Walker after nearly 20 years at the SculptureCenter in Queens. The Walker’s last leader stepped down amid conflict over a sculpture.

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A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great
Science, November 12

A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.

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The Story of America, Told Through Mark Twain’s Favorite Foods
Dining, November 12

In a new audio series, the actor Nick Offerman explores political, cultural and ecological shifts through the author’s palate.

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Five More Museums Acquire Art From Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Culture, November 12

To reshape the narrative of art told by American institutions, the foundation will transfer 51 works by black self-taught artists to additional museums.