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A New Museum Director’s First Challenge: Which Exhibits to Give Back
Culture, Today

Figures on both sides of the restitution debate are hoping that Emmanuel Kasarhérou’s bicultural background will make him receptive to their views.

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Quarantined in a Museum
Real Estate, Today

The resident caretakers of some of New York’s cherished landmarks may have the city’s strangest work-from-home assignment.

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On Tribal Lands, a Time to Make Art for Solace and Survival
Arts & Leisure, Today

The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of Native American artists. But they are responding with a creative resolve born from centuries of adversity.

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Living With History in a Pandemic
Slideshow, Today

The live-in caretakers of some of New York’s cherished historic houses used to meet the city every morning from their front doors. Now they wait for that city to return.

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Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here
Weekend, Yesterday

Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

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Could There Be a More Difficult Time to Become an Arts Leader?
Culture, June 3

As many cultural institutions are dealing with layoffs and furloughs, some are appointing new leaders who face a whole new set of challenges.

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Italians Rediscover Their Museums, With No Tourists in Sight
Culture, June 3

As Italy gradually reopens its museums after a three-month lockdown, locals are enjoying treasures long lost to visiting hordes.

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Italians Rediscover Their Museums, With No Tourists in Sight
Culture, June 3

As Italy gradually reopens its museums after a three-month lockdown, locals are enjoying treasures long lost to visiting hordes.

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A Dance About the State of Emergency We’re In
Culture, June 2

Jamar Roberts’s short video “Cooped” is a powerful artistic response to the Covid-19 crisis, with added resonance after the killing of George Floyd.

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The Sacrosanct Endowment? Not Anymore for Some Arts Groups
Culture, June 2

Some cultural organizations, staggered by the financial upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, are dipping heavily into their endowments. Others are thinking about it.

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A Classically Inspired House, Complete with Tragedy
Special Sections, May 31

A novelist finds much to narrate about the fanciful Villa Kérylos on the French Riviera.

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Breaking Glass and Gloomy Skies Inspire This Artist
Special Sections, May 31

The Japanese glass virtuoso Rui Sasaki’s great subject is the weather.

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No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as Museums Try to Reopen
Culture, May 29

Science and children’s museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.

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¿Qué haces con un Van Gogh robado? Este ladrón lo sabe
en Español, May 29

Octave Durham, quien fue a prisión por robar dos pinturas del artista, explica las dificultades encontradas en esta línea de trabajo.

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La primera curadora indígena de Brasil: ‘Ya no tenemos miedo’
en Español, May 28

Sandra Benites, una profesora guaraní ñandeva, usa el arte para traer visiones y voces que suelen estar ausentes del mundo de los museos.

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Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now
Weekend, May 28

Get up close to the finest mosaics in Western Europe, 19th-century busts (an earlier form of self-promotion), the archaeology of Turkey, the Met’s conservation projects and stately European homes.

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6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend
Weekend, May 28

Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

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Taking Lessons From a Bloody Masterpiece
Interactive, May 28

I’ve become obsessed with Thomas Eakins’s “The Gross Clinic.” Let me show you why.

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Livestreams to Watch: A 10-Day Global Film Festival Begins and Concerts for All Tastes
Culture, May 28

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.

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What Does Art Have to Do With the Coronavirus?
Op Ed, May 28

We need to wake up. Artists can sound the alarm.

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What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? This Thief Knows
Culture, May 27

Octave Durham, who went to prison for stealing two paintings by the artist, explains the difficulties encountered in this line of work.

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Poll Shows One Hurdle to Reopening Broadway: Fear of Jerks
Culture, May 26

A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll found that theatergoers who are hesitant to return worry that the people around them won’t follow the rules.

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Poll Shows One Hurdle to Reopening Broadway: Fear of Jerks
Arts, May 26

A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll found that theatergoers who are hesitant to return worry that the people around them won’t follow the rules.

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This Exhibition Was Brought to You by Guns and Big Oil
Op Ed, May 26

Companies cynically use art to build webs of influence and become further enmeshed in our lives.

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Classic Car Auctions Upended by Coronavirus
Business, May 26

Splashy events that drew big, lucrative crowds have been canceled, and a market that is already growing more comfortable with online sales may find them more attractive in the future.

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Richard Anuszkiewicz, Whose Op Art Caught Eyes in the ’60s, Dies at 89
Obits, May 25

He was a pioneer in manipulating fundamental elements of art to create optical effects — and to make, as he put it, “something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.”

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How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Deciding
Culture, May 25

Wanted: Artifacts that show how Americans navigated the Covid-19 crisis. The trick is determining what’s historically valuable.

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Less Is More as an Art Museum Reopens
Culture, May 23

With timed tickets and limited entry, each visitor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston had a studio apartment’s worth of space to themselves.

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Less is More as an Art Museum Reopens
Culture, May 23

With timed tickets and limited entry, each visitor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston had a studio apartment’s worth of space to themselves.

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With Museums Closed, Coffee-Table Books Bring the Art to You
Book Review, May 22

The catalogs meant to accompany the spring’s biggest exhibitions are now the exhibitions themselves.

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U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask
Culture, May 22

As museums around the country prepare to reopen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is going first with safety protocols in place.

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Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’
Arts & Leisure, May 22

Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world.

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Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’
Arts & Leisure, May 22

Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world.

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Art Is How We Justify Our Existence
Op Ed, May 22

Our technologies are tools. But our creative works carry the wisdom of the world.

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Former U.S. Nazi Hunter Seeks I.R.S. Sanctions Against Whitney Museum
Culture, May 19

Neal Sher, a former federal prosecutor, filed a complaint saying the museum had mishandled protests that led to the resignation of a trustee.

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Authorities Seek Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Hobby Lobby
Express, May 19

The “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet” was displayed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington until the authorities seized it in 2019.

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates
Metro, May 19

The Brooklyn ZIP code with the highest percentage of people over 65 in the city also has the highest rate of coronavirus-related deaths.

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The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On
Culture, May 17

Although the Guggenheim’s “Countryside” show was shuttered by the pandemic, its crop of cherry tomatoes is still growing, and feeding New Yorkers.

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The Hidden Language of Masks
Styles, May 15

Even before the world went into lockdown, a team at the Smithsonian was gathering artifacts of a global pandemic for posterity.

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Visiting the Museum in My Mind
Interactive, May 15

A consideration of artworks that ask the question: What world will we find on the other side of this?

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Richard Gilder, Donor to Parks, Museum and History, Dies at 87
Obits, May 14

A successful investor, he was a major benefactor of Central Park, the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of Natural History.

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Laurie Anderson and Michael Stipe on Music, Art and New Chapters
T Style, May 14

“You’ve got to fall on your face to sit at the table,” says the erstwhile R.E.M. frontman.

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Music, Theater and More to Experience at Home This Weekend
Weekend, May 14

Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

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The New Museum Is Offering Strange Stories for Trying Times
Weekend, May 14

The conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan conceived of the “Bedtime Stories” series as a way to foster a sense of connection during the coronavirus crisis.

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Thomas Sokolowski, 70, Dies; Put Art in the Service of AIDS Activism
Obits, May 13

The longtime director of the Andy Warhol Museum, he used his position as a museum professional to connect the art world and the gay community.

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Wednesday’s Livestreaming Events: Padma Lakshmi, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union and More
Culture, May 13

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for today, and when to tune in.

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Europe’s Museums Begin Reopening, Cautiously, With New Rules
Culture, May 12

Compulsory face masks, hand-sanitizer stations and one-way routes are common features as institutions reinvent themselves for the Covid-19 era.

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A Drive-By Art Show Turns Lawns and Garages Into Galleries
Culture, May 11

The outdoor exhibition on Long Island featured works installed at properties from Hampton Bays to Montauk, with social isolation as just one theme.

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Victim or Executioner? Let the Computer Decide
Foreign, May 11

An interactive plan for a Holocaust museum envisioned sorting visitors into victims, executioners and collaborators. Backlash ensued.

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Upstate Will Be First to Test New York’s Arts Appetite
Culture, May 8

Under the governor’s reopening plan, theaters, museums and community art centers upstate will open well before city venues. Will visitors come?

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This Weekend’s Livestreaming Events: Tim McGraw and a Broadway Mother’s Day
Culture, May 8

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for today, and when to tune in.

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John Singer Sargent’s Drawings Bring His Model Out of the Shadows
Weekend, May 7

Sketches by the great portraitist, shown together for the first time, illuminate the contribution of his African-American muse, Thomas McKeller.