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The Whitney’s Then-and-Now Project Portrays a Changing City
New York, Today

The museum has paired its paintings of street scenes with photos of the same spots today.

A Many-Splendored Self-Portrait of the Artist
Arts, Yesterday

Looking at his identity not as ramparts to defend but as curious paths to explore, René Treviño creates a survey-as-party and invites all the aspects of himself.

A Mural That Honors Black Performers at Rest
Interactive, Yesterday

In Los Angeles, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi has taken over the Hammer Museum’s lobby with paintings of larger-than-life gymnasts who refuse to pose.

Orlando Museum of Art Gets a Gift With Strings and Tries to Cut Them
Arts, Yesterday

The museum has asked a Florida court to modify restrictions on a donor’s bequest amid a financial crisis in the wake of its failed, “fake” Basquiat show.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, May 17

A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including Pamela Adlon’s film “Babes.”

Now One Fast Train From Tokyo: Culture, Crafts and Hot Springs
Travel, May 17

A new high-speed train stop unlocks Kaga, a destination for onsen, nourishing food and traditional crafts, as an easy-to-reach getaway from Japan’s capital.

Dancing Past the Venus de Milo
Foreign, May 16

The Louvre is joining in the celebration for the Olympics by opening up for dance and exercise classes early in the morning. Tickets sold out in a flash.

36 Hours on Minorca
Interactive, May 16

This slow-paced Spanish island offers a quieter and wilder retreat than its more touristy neighbors.

Jenny Holzer Shines New Light in Dark Places
Weekend, May 16

Her signboards predated by a decade the news “crawl.” At the Guggenheim she is still bending the curve: Just read the art, is the message.

Mary Cassatt’s Women Didn’t Sit Pretty
Arts & Leisure, May 16

The American painter depicted women caring for children, not posing for the male gaze. New exhibitions and books reappraise her legacy 100 years later.

Katherine Porter, Painter of Intuitive Expressionism, Dies at 82
Obits, May 15

Her palette was entirely personal, making contact with the natural world just long enough to spirit viewers back into her own psychology.

Una donación masiva de fósiles ayuda al Museo Nacional de Brasil a resurgir de las cenizas
En español, May 15

Un regalo del extranjero de más de 1100 fósiles brasileños tiene como objetivo intensificar los esfuerzos para reconstruir el museo, que sufrió daños importantes por un incendio en 2018.

Not Your Typical Children’s Museum
Podcasts, May 14

Enter the Rabbit Hole and become a part of the story.

Art World Luminaries Party Upstate With Julianne Moore, Chloë Sevigny and Roger Goodell
Styles, May 13

A springtime benefit and 50th anniversary celebration at Dia Beacon in New York’s Hudson Valley brought together an array of cultural figures.

How to Navigate London’s Wondrous (and Very Big) V&A Museum
Travel, May 13

Paintings, ceramics, photography, fashion, furniture and more: The Victoria and Albert Museum is a treasure trove of art and design. Here’s one besotted visitor’s plan for taking it all in.

What Are a Museum’s Obligations When It Shows a ‘Problematic’ Artist?
Magazine, May 10

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the responsibility an institution assumes once it exhibits an artist’s work.

Is It an Art Show? A Dinner Party? A Fashion Extravaganza?
Styles, May 10

Roze Traore, a multitalented New York chef served up dinner inside a New York art gallery to show off paintings from his residency in Ivory Coast.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, May 10

A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including the film “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.”

Discover Le Havre, Where Impressionism Was Born
Travel, May 10

The movement was named for a seascape Monet painted in this often-overlooked city, France’s largest seaport. But it has a museum full of Impressionist canvases, intriguing architecture and a new energy.

Dennis Thompson, Drummer and Last Remaining Member of the MC5, Dies at 75
Obits, May 10

He brought his hard-hitting style to the band, which helped lay the foundation of American punk rock and is set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Massive Fossil Donation Helps Brazil’s National Museum Rise From the Ashes
Science, May 9

A gift from abroad of more than 1,100 Brazilian fossils aims to step up efforts to rebuild the country’s National Museum, which suffered major fire damage in 2018.

36 Hours in Colorado Springs
Interactive, May 9

Colorado’s second-largest city, which brims with outdoor activities, is enticing visitors with a new museum and revamped hotels.

At the Met, Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up in the Chemistry Lab
Weekend, May 9

The immersive show features fragile dresses inside airtight vitrines, overcoats growing grass, pat-’n-sniff walls and a hologram. Does it work?

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Pioneer of Supergraphics, Dies at 95
Obits, May 8

Trained as a ballet dancer, painter and graphic designer, she was at the forefront of a movement that upended design and architecture with bold graphics.

Dick Rutan, Who Flew Around the World Without Refueling, Dies at 85
Obits, May 8

His nine-day voyage, in a plane designed by his brother that resembled a child’s glider but had wings longer than a Boeing 727’s, made aviation history.

LaToya Ruby Frazier Is Paying It Forward
Arts & Leisure, May 8

She may be America’s foremost social documentary photographer, now with a survey at the Museum of Modern Art. “All I’m doing is showing up as a vessel.”

A Land Artist’s Work Evades Demolition
Culture, May 7

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction protecting a work by Mary Miss. A Des Moines museum wanted to destroy it, citing safety concerns.

Transcript: Read Biden’s Remarks at a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
Washington, May 7

Here is the president’s complete speech, which lasted about 16 minutes.

Biden to Condemn Antisemitism at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
U.S., May 7

President Biden’s address from Capitol Hill comes during weeks of protests on American college campuses against Israel’s war in Gaza.

Biden Condemns a ‘Ferocious Surge’ of Antisemitism in the United States
Washington, May 7

President Biden’s speech at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony came during weeks of protests on U.S. college campuses against Israel’s war in Gaza.

At SFMOMA, Disability Artwork Makes History
Culture, May 7

After 50 years, Creative Growth in Oakland celebrates as its artists enter the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s collection.

Rihanna, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Missed the Met Gala
Styles, May 7

Fashion’s biggest night had to go on without some of its scene-stealing stars from previous years.

Kim Kardashian Stuns in Breathtaking Corset That Leaves Little Room to Breathe
Styles, May 7

Viewers online immediately took notice of the cinched waistline.

Zendaya, Bad Bunny y Rihanna: lo que hay que saber sobre la Gala del Met de 2024
En español, May 7

Te decimos cuál es el código de vestimenta, quienes son los anfitriones y más.

A Who’s Who of L.A.’s Art World Bids Farewell to a Champion
Culture, May 6

Artists, collectors and Hollywood stars toasted the Hammer Museum’s outgoing director, Ann Philbin, who remade the institution during 25 years at the helm.

The Baffling Theme of This Year’s Met Gala
Op Ed, May 6

The commentary the theme provokes gives the gala its enduring cultural relevance.

Sniffing walls and toasting A.I. at a preview of the exhibition.
Fashion, May 6

The Metropolitan Museum of Art invited visitors to take an early look at its spring 2024 Costume Institute show.

Celebrity. Money. Fashion. It’s Met Gala Night.
Metro, May 6

The annual extravaganza raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The guest list is top-secret.

The National Urban League Comes Home
Real Estate, May 6

The civil rights organization will anchor a sprawling mixed-use development in Harlem that will include a new museum focused on the American civil rights struggle in the North.

Netanyahu Asserts Israel’s Right to Fight Its Enemies in Defiant Speech
Foreign, May 6

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been steadfast in his goal of destroying Hamas. On Sunday, he defended Israel’s right to defend itself at a Holocaust remembrance event.

His Skull Was Taken From Congo as a War Trophy. Will Belgium Finally Return It?
Foreign, May 5

For decades, Belgium failed to return the remains of hundreds of people taken by force from former colonies. A draft law could change that, but critics say it is not going far enough.

Fashion’s Biggest Night: Your Guide to This Year’s Met Gala
Podcasts, May 4

Our Styles editor and our chief fashion critic on everything you need to know.

An Opaque Philip Johnson House Reopens After 15 Years
T Style, May 3

Following an extensive restoration, the Brick House, the other half of the architect’s famous Glass House, is once again receiving visitors.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, May 3

Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of Jane Schoenbrun’s “I Saw the TV Glow.”

Court Says Italy Is Rightful Owner of Bronze Held by Getty Museum
Culture, May 2

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Italy’s claims to a contested Greek statue are legitimate. But the museum says its continued possession is appropriate and lawful.

Frieze New York Brings a Rich, Cross-Cultural Mix
Weekend, May 2

The Shed welcomes an international survey of painting, textiles and collage to its galleries. Our critic picks his 23 favorite booths.

An Artist From Kosovo Takes Flight
Weekend, May 2

After a childhood marked by war and exile, Petrit Halilaj has become one of his generation’s great talents.

They Used to Award Olympic Medals for Art?
Magazine, May 2

The founder of the modern Games thought they should honor both body and mind. But the tradition died years ago, and the winning artworks are largely forgotten.

Biden to Speak on Antisemitism at a Holocaust Remembrance Next Week
Washington, May 1

President Biden has made little effort to personally address the anti-Israel protests, frustrating some Democrats who want him to show more public leadership.

Duane Eddy, Whose Twang Changed Rock ’n’ Roll, Dies at 86
Obits, May 1

A self-taught electric guitar virtuoso, he influenced a generation of musicians. One of them, John Fogerty, called him rock’s first guitar god.

Met Museum Reaches Fund-Raising Goal for New Modern Wing
Culture, May 1

The museum achieves a milestone, but still faces a complex public approval process for its Tang Wing, which is on city land.

What to See in New York During a Month-Long Celebration of Design
Special Sections, May 1

These are the highlights of what to do and where to go in May if you’re interested in design topics.

Who Are the Hosts of the Met Gala?
Styles, May 1

Which brother is Chris Hemsworth, again? Meet the co-chairs of the party of the year.

The Most Decorated Battleship in U.S. History Gets an Overdue Face-Lift
Metropolitan, May 1

It has been 34 years since the Battleship New Jersey was last pulled out of the water for maintenance.

Museums to Visit in California This Year
National, April 29

A special section of The New York Times on museums highlights art across the state.

On the Met Roof, Skywriting His Way to Freedom
Culture, April 28

Petrit Halilaj of Kosovo began drawing as a refugee child in the Balkans during a violent decade and invented a calligraphic world of memory.

Una antigua jugadora de pelota debuta en un museo
En español, April 28

La enorme estatua forma parte de la exposición “Mujeres huastecas mesoamericanas: Diosas, guerreras y gobernadoras” en el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano en Chicago.

Museums Are Changing How They Bring Natural Sciences to Life
Special Sections, April 27

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is rolling out two new exhibition halls and making its scientists more accessible. And don’t forget the dinosaurs.

After Setbacks, a Textile Artist Finds New Success
Special Sections, April 27

Venues across the U.S. and beyond are giving Liz Collins, who first found fame as a fashion designer, the art-world recognition that had eluded her.

Upgraded Museums Add New Value to College Campuses
Special Sections, April 27

Educational institutions across the United States are spending more money to renovate museums and make them a more integral part of learning.

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Legacy of Steel
Special Sections, April 27

At the Carnegie Museum of Art, an installation by the artist Marie Watt celebrates the region’s industrial history with I-beams and glass.

Children and Museums: You Can’t Start Early Enough
Special Sections, April 27

Many museums around the country have had children’s programs for years — but they are on the rise now more than ever.

Women Artists Are Catching Up, but Equality Will Still Take a While
Special Sections, April 27

An exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts features an array of artists sharing their views of an increasingly complex world.

A Guide to Antwerp, a City of Avant-Garde Fashion and Art Nouveau Architecture
T Style, April 26

Five locals — including three of Belgium’s most influential designers — share their favorite stores, museums, restaurants and more.

At the Louvre, the Olympics Are More French Than You Might Think
Culture, April 26

The Games were revived from an ancient Greek spectacle, but an exhibition timed for the Paris Olympics argues that France’s fascination with the ancient world played an outsized role.

Ancient Female Ballplayer Makes Public Debut
Science, April 26

The statue will be part of “Ancient Huasteca Women: Goddesses, Warriors and Governors” at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

Exploring Atomic Bomb History Beyond Los Alamos
Special Sections, April 26

The Atomic Museum in Las Vegas explains to visitors that Nevada and other states also played a role — for better or worse — in the creation of nuclear energy.

An Artist Is Finding Out Who She Is Through Her Art
Special Sections, April 26

Robin F. Williams, whose first solo museum show opened this month in her hometown in Ohio, is evolving through her works, which are often injected with humor.

Baskets Holding the Identity of an Indigenous People
Special Sections, April 26

The baskets of Jeremy Frey from the Passamaquoddy tribe in Maine have caught the attention of the art world.

A Portrait of a Saint Is Reincarnated in Milwaukee
Special Sections, April 26

The painting “Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb” became one of the inspirations for Idris Khan in his first solo museum show in the United States.

Mickalene Thomas Takes Los Angeles
Special Sections, April 26

The Broad Museum kicks off a touring exhibition of the artist’s work over the last 20 years.

Can the Best Fossils Ever Found Answer the Biggest Dinosaur Question?
Special Sections, April 26

Two creatures unearthed in 2006, and finally on display in North Carolina, might hold the key to a major debate over a certain animal’s identity.

Mike Pinder, Founding Keyboardist of the Moody Blues, Dies at 82
Obits, April 26

His expertise on the electromechanical Mellotron helped define the band’s progressive sound in the 1960s and ’70s on albums like “Days of Future Passed.”

How Postwar Paris Changed the Expat Artists
Weekend, April 25

An exhibition at the Grey Art Museum explores the fervid postwar scene in Paris, where Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mitchell and others learned lessons America couldn’t teach them.

10 Campus Museums Shine a Spotlight on Democracy
Special Sections, April 25

A coalition of universities is tying exhibitions into the 2024 elections and the broader issue of extreme political polarization in the United States.

Music Is More Than Just Sound
Special Sections, April 25

SFMOMA explores the galaxy of visual and technological design that has long revolved around the music we love.

Hoping Art Can Strike a Balance on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Special Sections, April 25

In a biennial show this spring and summer between two museums on either side of the border, artists tell fresh stories about a contentious region.

Getty Museum Agrees to Return Ancient Bronze Head to Turkey
Culture, April 24

The museum did not detail its exact reasoning but said it had received information from New York investigators who consider the artifact to have been looted.

Chicago Museum Says Investigators Have No Evidence Art Was Looted
Culture, April 24

In a court filing, the Art Institute of Chicago fought Manhattan prosecutors’ efforts to seize an important Egon Schiele drawing, denying that the Nazis had stolen it.

The Venice Biennale and the Art of Turning Backward
Culture, April 24

Every art institution now speaks of progress, justice, transformation. What if all those words hide a more old-fashioned aim?

A ‘Wonderland’ Adventure in the Bronx
Special Sections, April 24

A show at the New York Botanical Garden, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s books, will explore his fictional and real worlds through plants, art and artifacts.

Art Seeks Enlightenment in Darkness
Special Sections, April 24

Many artists are dimming the lights of their museum shows, for a mix of symbolic and spiritual reasons.

A Mississippi Exhibition Takes on a Provocative Topic
Special Sections, April 24

A 183-canvas painting by Noah Saterstrom explores mental illness, his family’s struggle with it — and the state’s response to those impaired by it.

Manuel Mathieu Finds His Way Through Haitian History, on Canvas
Special Sections, April 24

The young artist interweaves the personal and the political, asking such questions as, “How can we build when we are inhabited by rage?”

A Celebrated Artist Finds Joy in a Return to New York
Special Sections, April 24

In his biggest exhibit since a 2013 retrospective at the Guggenheim, Christopher Wool has created his own show in a unique space.

8 Songs From the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024
Culture, April 23

Listen to soon-to-be inductees Cher, Foreigner, A Tribe Called Quest and more.

New York Is Turning 400. We Should Celebrate. But How?
Op Ed, April 23

We need history to support our foundations. But it can only do that with integrity if it exposes the failings.

Reincarnating a Treasured Design Store in Minneapolis
Special Sections, April 23

The Walker Art Center looks to the past to bring back its long-admired flair for modern design and contemporary art.

A St. Louis Museum Revisits a Famous but Complex World’s Fair
Special Sections, April 23

A new exhibit at the Missouri History Museum examines “the triumphant side and the tragic side” of the 1904 spectacle to present a fuller story.

You Can Sit There. Really.
Special Sections, April 23

At the Denver Art Museum, a furniture exhibition lets visitors experience museum fare as more than just pretty objects.

As Museums’ Missions Expand, So Too Does Their Physical Space
Special Sections, April 23

Creative approaches to landscaping and a post-pandemic interest in outdoor activities are driving institutions to make better use of their grounds.

A Guide of American Museums to Visit This Year
Special Sections, April 23

Siblings, parents and grandparents are collaborators and muses in a variety of upcoming shows around the country that highlight family traditions and bonds.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Met Gala
Styles, April 22

What’s the dress code, who’s hosting, who’s going and how to watch.

A Steadying Force for the Africa Center Is Stepping Down
Culture, April 11

Uzodinma Iweala, chief executive of the Harlem institution, will leave at the end of 2024 after guiding it through pandemic years and securing funds.

Downtown Los Angeles Places Another Big Bet on the Arts
Culture, April 9

The pandemic was tough on city centers and cultural institutions. What does that mean for Los Angeles, whose downtown depends on the arts?

Audience Snapshot: Four Years After Shutdown, a Mixed Recovery
Culture, March 12

Covid brought live performance to a halt. Now the audience for pop concerts and sporting events has roared back, while attendance on Broadway and at some major museums is still down.

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.