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08/26/2019

Could Architecture Help You Live Forever? For a pair of avant-garde artists, eternal life wasn’t just a dream — it was a possibility. As long, that is, as you were committed to an uncomfortable existence....
15:14, 08/20/2019

The Unexpectedly Tropical History of Brutalism Long associated with European cities, the style has plenty of history in other parts of the world, too. In Brazil, it reached a surprising apotheosis....
16:42, 08/15/2019

Libraries’ Culture Pass Signs Up 70,000 in First Year The Queens, Brooklyn and New York libraries’ initiative has partnered with 17 new cultural institutions since its inception, bringing the number of participants up to 50....
21:28, 08/13/2019

Want to See the Mona Lisa? Get in Line Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting has been moved to a new room in the Louvre while its usual home is renovated. That’s causing some commotion for visitors....
00:00, 08/13/2019

Looking Twice at Renoir and O’Keeffe (Ida, not Georgia) At the Clark Art Institute, when you tire of Renoir’s nudes, look at Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s quietly insistent art, some of which survived long enough to be rediscovered....
02:14, 08/09/2019

Brooklyn Academy of Music Commissions Four New Works of Public Art Teresita Fernández, Leo Villareal and Hank Willis Thomas will create the site-specific installations as part of BAM’s Robert W. Wilson Public Art Initiative....
11:28, 08/06/2019

As His Wife Lay Dying, an Architect Brought Her Building to Life William Pedersen expanded and renovated a history center at his summer home on Shelter Island after he and his wife, Elizabeth Pedersen, spearheaded the project....
02:00, 07/31/2019

New York Knows Its Arts Organizations Have a Diversity Problem. Now What? The city asked cultural institutions, including museums and performing arts centers, to draw up plans to make their staff and board members more diverse....
18:00, 07/29/2019

Warren Kanders Quits Whitney Board After Tear Gas Protests Days after eight artists left the Whitney Biennial, the vice chairman stepped down amid criticism of how his company’s law enforcement supplies are used....
05:00, 07/28/2019

When Starting a Collection Coincides With a Wedding Noah Tepperberg has been buying art for two decades, but when he married Melissa Wood they went back to square one to accommodate their shared tastes....
19:28, 07/24/2019

New York Galleries: What to See Right Now Work by two women who made figurative paintings in the ’50s; short films and videos about black culture; and a painter’s intermingling of contemporary and historical art....
18:56, 07/09/2019

Who and What Are Jewish Museums For? The director of the Jewish Museum Berlin stood down after a string of controversies, and the institution is tackling tough questions as it looks for a new leader....
18:56, 07/09/2019

Maya Angelou, Reimagined Through Art More than two dozen artists honored the poet, artist and activist with murals at the Los Angeles high school that bears her name. Our photographer captured the works being created....
11:42, 07/08/2019

From 1860s Strife to ’60s Pop Art to Today’s Runways, Unforgettable Images Three shows and one new book vividly illustrate how photography and art can capture the moment, whether it’s men going to the moon or models striding a catwalk....
21:00, 07/03/2019

Walking Dead Comic Has One Last Twist for Fans: It’s the Final Issue “It just felt wrong and against the very nature of this series not to make the actual end as surprising as all the big deaths,” Robert Kirkman wrote....
20:28, 07/02/2019

MoMA PS1 Looks to Moscow to Hire New Director Kate Fowle brings her cultural expertise to Queens from the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia. She succeeds Klaus Biesenbach, who departed in October....
19:14, 06/26/2019

A Brooklyn Exhibition Flaunts Street Art’s Influence The graffiti historian Roger Gastman has put together “Beyond the Streets New York,” which includes works by Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer and others....
16:42, 06/21/2019

Asking Artists, What Do You Need? The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has a new artistic leader, Lili Chopra, who sees the needs of the city and the needs of artists as complementary. Her first River to River Festival is this week....
20:42, 06/18/2019

Berlin’s Troubled Humboldt Forum Pushes Back Opening The high-profile museum project in the German capital has aroused controversy over its treatment of colonial-era objects. Now technical problems have delayed its premiere....
15:56, 06/13/2019

Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff Under the proposal, about 90 art installers and facilities workers at the museum would become members of the International Union of Operating Engineers....
20:56, 06/12/2019

A Reality Check for Sea Ranch Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build the way we did even 20 years ago.”...
17:42, 06/11/2019

Last Call: MoMA’s Closing, and Changing With the museum shutting down June 15 for a four-month renovation, our critics assess the challenges that lay ahead, pay homage to favorite works, catch up with shows — and try to steal a glimpse of a...
21:42, 06/06/2019

Will the Renovated MoMA Let Folk Art Back In? Still mourning the American Folk Art Museum, a critic says, “We, and MoMA, don’t need any more Rauschenbergs, or Richters.” Bring on the outsider artists....
21:42, 06/06/2019

What to See in Art Galleries Right Now Sanya Kantarovsky’s darkly funny eccentrics; Firelei Báez’s empowered mythologies; Chris Ofili’s Calypso; Tino Sehgal’s interpreters; and Carolee Schneemann’s cat collaborations....
02:28, 05/30/2019

Overlooked No More: Emma Stebbins, Who Sculpted an Angel of New York Though her Angel of the Waters at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park was initially met with negative reviews, it eventually became all but synonymous with the city....
02:28, 05/30/2019

Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing: Libraries Other cities have combined books and subsidized housing, but the outgoing mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has embraced the concept with three striking new projects....
23:28, 05/21/2019

I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102 Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards....
23:28, 05/21/2019

A Monet Sells for $110.7 Million, an Auction High for an Impressionist Work A work from Monet’s “Meules” (“Grainstacks”) series that sold at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday was the ninth-most-expensive painting ever sold at an international auction house....
04:56, 05/15/2019

Venice Biennale’s Top Prize Goes to Lithuania “Sun & Sea (Marina),” which features opera singers on an artificial beach, was the second successive performance piece to win the Golden Lion for best national participation....
16:14, 05/11/2019

Wreck of Migrant Ship That Killed Hundreds Will Be Displayed at Venice Biennale The Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel has turned the remains of the vessel in which at least 800 died off the coast of Libya into an art installation....
15:00, 05/06/2019

Critic’s Notebook: From Clay Tablets to Smartphones: 5,000 Years of Writing The act of writing always seems to be under threat from technology, yet it manages to adapt and survive. An exhibition at the British Library shows how....
18:28, 05/02/2019

Who Is Ruth Asawa, the Artist in Today’s Google Doodle? Asawa, who died at 87 in 2013, was known for her intricate wire sculptures. She learned to draw in a World War II internment camp for Japanese-Americans....
18:28, 05/01/2019

Frieze Week 2019: Affordable Alternatives to the Main Fairs Frieze New York and TEFAF are a bit pricey, but looking is free (or nearly) at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center and alternative fairs in Brooklyn and Manhattan....
18:28, 05/01/2019

Turner Prize Shortlist Promotes Political Artists The shortlist for this year’s prize included an artist who creates fantasy worlds “beyond patriarchal limits” and one who recreated a Syrian prison using sound....
14:14, 05/01/2019

New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now Collages and Polaroids by Dash Snow, downtown’s artistic rebel; Barbara Ess’s surveillance photographs; Chiara Fumai’s feminist pantheon; and Jeffrey Gibson’s geometrically patterned garments....
21:42, 04/30/2019

Art Review: The Pain and Sweat of Merce Cunningham Dancers, Captured in Latex With “Répétiteur,” the artist and architect Jorge Otero-Pailos preserves both the fingerprints and the spirit of Cunningham and his company in their rehearsal space....
21:42, 04/29/2019

Paris Is Getting a New Museum. Here’s a Sneak Peek. François Pinault, one of France’s richest men, is investing nearly $170 million in the Bourse de Commerce. Works from his own collection are set to go on display starting in 2020....
19:00, 04/28/2019