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Braving MoMA: What to Know Before You Enter
Arts, Today

The museum is bigger and more demanding, but there’s more fun, and a sense of serendipity.

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Betye Saar at MoMA: Prelude to a Revolutionary Breakthrough
Arts, Today

A new exhibition concentrates on the artist’s early years, tracking the experiments in printmaking and assemblage that led to her pivotal work “Black Girl’s Window.”

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How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in N.Y. History
New York, Today

For a few months in 1964, “Murph the Surf” and his crew became folk heroes when they looted the Hall of Gems from the Museum of Natural History.

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Startled Marmot and a Fox Lead the Way at Wildlife Photography Awards
World, Yesterday

The winning image showcases “the humor and horror” of nature, the Natural History Museum in London said.

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African-American Art Quilts Find a Museum Home in California
Arts, Yesterday

The collector Eli Leon left almost 3,000 quilts by African-American artists to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as a bequest.

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‘Vitruvian Man’ Will Be in the Louvre’s Leonardo Show, After All
Arts, Yesterday

An Italian court threw out a last-minute appeal to halt the drawing from leaving Italy. Critics fear it is too fragile to travel.

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Oxford Professor Is Accused of Selling Ancient Texts to Hobby Lobby
World, Yesterday

An investigation found that Bible fragments in a museum started by the owners of the arts-and-crafts chain had been illegally taken from the university.

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Thief Walks Out of Gallery With a $20,000 Salvador Dalí Etching
U.S., October 15

An employee of the San Francisco gallery turned his back for a moment. When he looked again, the work had vanished.

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Meeting the ‘Mona Lisa’ for an Intimate (Virtual) Rendezvous
Arts, October 15

Visitors to the Louvre will experience Leonardo da Vinci’s world through a virtual-reality tour that brings them closer to the masterpiece than ever before.

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Building for Real With Digital Blocks
Opinion, October 15

To improve community structures with citizens’ input, the United Nations uses a computer game inspired by Lego.

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Celebrating 30 Years Ahead of the Curve in Art
Arts, October 15

Since 1989, Z.K.M. has predicted some of the biggest trends in art. Just don’t call it a museum.

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. and Dave Matthews Band Nominated for Rock Hall
Arts, October 15

At a time of transition for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the artists on the shortlist span generations and genres.

Lions, Legends and the Pull of History in Senegal’s Energetic Capital
Travel, October 15

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Cook Dinner Like a Warrior
Food, October 14

These new oven mitts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art look like the armor of a 16th-century duke.

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Robert Goelet, New York Grandee and Naturalist, Dies at 96
Arts, October 11

The scion of a 17th-century New York family, he headed major cultural institutions and became a steward of Gardiners Island, which his wife’s family had owned since 1639.

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Arts, October 11

A detailed auto emissions map. Reviews of the new MoMA and Ronan Farrow’s book. Will Smith and Ang Lee. The headless horseman industrial complex. And more.

Bradley Cooper and Lang Lang Bond Over Beethoven
Style, October 11

Galas were held for the New York Philharmonic, the Bronx Museum and Americares.

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Can the Rebirth of a Negro League Stadium Revive a Distressed City?
Sports, October 11

Paterson, N.J., plans to restore Hinchliffe Stadium, which once played host to Negro leagues baseball, and turn it into a museum and a multisport facility.

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Hans Haacke, Firebrand, Gets His First U.S. Survey in 33 Years
Arts, October 11

At 83, he is the master of museum disruption. Curators have tried to ignore him. Who knows what he’ll do at the New Museum.

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An Artist Who Works to Lana Del Rey and the Hum of Cable News
T Magazine, October 10

Jacolby Satterwhite, known for his virtual-reality installations and 3-D-printed sculptures, discusses a pair of new shows — and his daily routine.

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18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, October 10

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

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The Many Faces of Gandhi
Arts, October 10

Two exhibitions look at how Gandhi’s image has been appropriated, even by forces completely antithetical to his message.

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In ‘Verrocchio,’ Leonardo’s Master Is the Star
Arts, October 10

A sparkling show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., reintroduces the Florentine sculptor who set the bar for virtuosity.

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MoMA Reboots With ‘Modernism Plus’
Arts, October 10

If they moved Monet, don’t despair. There are stimulating ideas and unexpected talents at every turn, from Africa, Asia, South America, and African America. (And plenty of works by women.)

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Backstage at the Modern
Interactive, October 9

Behind the scenes of the Museum of Modern Art’s reinvention.

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Deborah Marrow, a Getty Leader With Global Reach, Dies at 70
Arts, October 9

As a top executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust and its only female president, she spread its wealth around the world while promoting multiculturalism.

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MoMA Keeps Getting Bigger. Is That Better?
Arts, October 9

In a $450 million expansion, the museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes.

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With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?
Arts, October 9

The museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes.

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‘I Want to Explore the Wonder of What It Is to Be a Black American’
Interactive, October 8

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson talk about the expectations faced by black women in an art world obsessed with identity.

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Two French Cities, Neither of Them Paris. Which One to Love?
Travel, October 8

The 52 Places Traveler visits Lyon and Marseille, just a quick train ride apart — but world’s away from each other.

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Whitney Museum Chooses Curators for Its Next Biennial
Arts, October 7

David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards are paired up for the museum’s next exhibition, in 2021, after a year filled with controversy over the 2019 Biennial.

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Oligarchs, as U.S. Arts Patrons, Present a Softer Image of Russia
Arts, October 6

Museums, the performing arts and historical sites like Fort Ross in California, where an old Russian company flag flies, have been the beneficiaries of their gifts.

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Robert Indiana’s Island Home Still Grapples With His Legacy
Arts, October 6

The artist has been dead for more than a year but the plans for the museum he outlined in his will are still far from certain.

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Baratunde Thurston’s Work Diary: At the Intersection of Tech, Race and Society
Business, October 4

“Part of my job,” says the author of “How to Be Black,” is to be “a sponge for stuff that’s happening in the world.”

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20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, October 3

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

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Banksy Painting ‘Devolved Parliament’ Sells for $12 Million
Arts, October 3

The artistic evolution revolution, with chimps in the role of members of the House of Commons, set an auction high for the artist.

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Anna Sui, Fashion’s Favorite Daughter, Gets Her Day in the Sun
Arts, October 3

With a museum retrospective that looks back at her four decades in fashion, the designer recalls the early influences in her storied career.

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‘I Have to Get That’: How Henry Chalfant Became a Graffiti Ambassador
Arts, October 3

The artist’s photographs, a major act of urban historical preservation, are on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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Frieze London Shows the Art World Has Cottoned On to Weaving
Arts, October 3

A special “Woven” section at the fair celebrates an art form that was long undervalued as a result of sexism and snobbery.

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The New MoMA Is Here. Get Ready for Change.
Arts, October 3

The expanded Museum of Modern Art reopens this month, putting Picasso and Monet next to more recent, diverse artists. Will audiences embrace its new vision?

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New Scrutiny of Museum Boards Takes Aim at World of Wealth and Status
Arts, October 2

A recent protest at the Whitney that drummed out a vice chairman exposed the symbiotic, but potentially problematic, relationship that museums have with some trustees.

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A New Leader for the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Arts, October 1

Katherine Crawford Luber of the San Antonio Museum of Art succeeds Kaywin Feldman as director.

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Designs to Last
Style, October 1

New exhibitions detail the evolution, and survival, of the fashion industry in France.

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Charlotte Perriand’s Work Transformed Rooms. Now It Fills a Museum
Arts, October 1

In Paris, tribute is paid — encore — to the French architect and designer.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto Has Hard Thoughts and a Soft Focus
Arts, October 1

In his new book, the photographer reveals the essence of important buildings. In conversation, he has a few unvarnished things to say about some of them.

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Iris van Herpen Designs for Nature
Style, October 1

The Dutch couturière applies her skills to the revamped Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.

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Need to Get From Point A to Point B? This Guy Creates the Signs to Help.
Travel, September 28

Herbert Seevinck is the chief executive and owner of Mijksenaar, a wayfinding design firm that creates signs, maps and other visual information systems for the world’s transit hubs.

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Kehinde Wiley’s Times Square Monument: That’s No Robert E. Lee
Arts, September 27

The sculpture, of an African-American man in streetwear and mounted on a horse, was unveiled Friday and will eventually move to Richmond, Va., home to a number of Confederate memorials.

The Fall Social Season Begins
Style, September 27

“Porgy and Bess” premiered at the Metropolitan Opera. And the American Museum of Natural History turns 150.

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25 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, September 26

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

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Deep Looking, With Vija Celmins
Arts, September 26

A ravishing retrospective of art, both intimate and cosmic, is at the Met Breuer. Bring your nose close. Let it slow you down.

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Jason Moran’s Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time
Arts, September 26

The pianist and conceptual artist engages with the physical history of jazz in collaborations with Kara Walker, Joan Jonas and other art world figures.

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Houston Museum Buys Delacroix Discovery
Arts, September 26

This early version of the striking “Women of Algiers” was lost for more than a century and a half, until a French gallerist encountered it.

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Time to Trot Out the Fishnets and Put on a Show
Style, September 25

A museum exhibition offers an empathetic look at the intimate lives of sex workers in the L.G.B.T. community.

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Italy to Lend Leonardo da Vinci Works to France in a Masterpiece Swap
Arts, September 24

The pieces will appear in an exhibition at the Louvre marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master’s death, and Italy will borrow works by Raphael.

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In Munich and Dessau, Art and Design Call. But History Is Even More Compelling.
Travel, September 24

Munich and Dessau made the 52 Places list because of their cultural offerings, but the Traveler found their history even more compelling.

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Pope.L’s Group Crawl: Protest, Pathos, Provocation
Arts, September 22

A communal performance through Greenwich Village kicks off explorations of the artist’s career at the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art.

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An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis
Arts, September 21

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor has brought forward a ram’s horn trumpet and her father’s account of the power of belief amid death.

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T Suggests: Photographs of ’70s California, a Family-Made Olive Oil, and More
T Magazine, September 20

A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.

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26 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, September 19

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

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He Captured a Clandestine Gay Culture Amid the Derelict Piers
Arts, September 19

Alvin Baltrop’s photographs of the abandoned Hudson River piers and the people who populated them in the 1970s and ’80s have been all but ignored. Until now.

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Female Artists Made Little Progress in Museums Since 2008, Survey Finds
Arts, September 19

In the past decade, only 11 percent of all work acquired by the country’s top museums was by women.

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Judy Chicago on Rescuing Women From Art History’s Sidelines
Arts, September 19

Ms. Chicago, who has new shows in Los Angeles and Washington, talks about pioneering female painters.

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A Festival in the Bronx Will Explore Climate Change and Culture
Arts, September 18

The free event this Saturday will be a “happening” of sorts, at the intersection of art and activism.

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Eight Great Things to See at the London Design Festival
T Magazine, September 18

A labyrinth in front of Westminster Cathedral, a Kengo Kuma bamboo structure outside the V&A, and much more.

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Getty Trust to Invest $100 Million in Saving Threatened Antiquities
Arts, September 17

The money will go toward preserving ancient artifacts that are in danger because of crises like war and climate change.