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Prison Sentence Over Smashing of Shrines in Timbuktu: 9 Years

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:26:46 GMT

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, left, a member of a jihadist group linked to Al Qaeda, was sentenced at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Tuesday.The decision, by judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, was the body’s first prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.

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Can Maastricht Take Manhattan?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:42:07 GMT

The Francesco Noletti painting “A Carpet Still Life” (1650) will be in the Tefaf show at the Park Avenue Armory in October.The European Fine Art Fair, Tefaf, hopes its American debut at the Park Avenue Armory helps offset the fair’s shrinking audience in Europe.

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Pride and Pain on Opening Day at a Museum of African-American History

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:44:03 GMT

The Mothership made famous by Parliament-Funkadelic, at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.On Sunday, the opening hours stretched from 7 a.m. to midnight. The building was packed throughout, but the mood was largely jubilant.

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Wim Pijbes Quits Post at Museum Voorlinden After Less Than 3 Months

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:34:31 GMT

Mr. Pijbes at the opening of the Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, in August.Mr. Pijbes had surprised many when he left the top position at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to work for the much smaller, private institution.

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Obama Says African-American Museum Will Tell of ‘Suffering and Delight’

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:43:16 GMT

Michelle Obama hugs former President George W. Bush as President Obama and Laura Bush arrived on Saturday at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.Mr. Obama, dedicating the museum on Saturday, said that the story of black Americans is the story of the nation’s essential greatness.

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In Toronto, Looking to the Future in an Abandoned Park

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:58:27 GMT

A corridor leading to an installation at the In/Future festival at Ontario Place.An art and music festival that has reopened Ontario Place in Toronto, runs through Sunday.

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Art Review: Jerusalem as a Place of Desire and Death, at the Metropolitan Museum

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:35:11 GMT

“The Saint James the Greater Capital,” originally made for the Crusader-built Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, then later buried.The exhibition “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” looks at the past and the present, with 200 works from some 60 international collections.

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How a Nonprofit Cut a Global Path for Young Chinese Artists

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:39:14 GMT

The nonprofit K11 Art Foundation funded a three-month residency at the New Museum for the Chinese artist Cheng Ran.Cheng Ran is the latest artist from mainland China to make his United States debut, funded by a foundation that connects artists with museums.

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Neue Galerie Returns Painting Seized by Nazis and Then Rebuys It in Settlement

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:46:10 GMT

“Nude,” a 1914 painting by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.The museum reached a restitution settlement for a Karl Schmidt-Rottluff painting with the heirs of a Jewish shoe manufacturer whose family fled Germany.

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Pierre Huyghe Wins Nasher Sculpture Prize

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:02 GMT

Pierre HuygheThe $100,000 Nasher Prize went to this French artist whose work challenges “the very limits of artmaking.”

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Cozying Up to Chinese Art

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:42:59 GMT

An 18th-century teapot sold at Sotheby’s for $3.5 million with fees.Ceramics are a bright spot as global demand cools for contemporary works.

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Buffalo Museum, Ready to Expand, Raises Money at Breakneck Pace

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:12 GMT

“Bond,” an Alexander Liberman sculpture, is on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which will soon be known as the Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum. The financier Jeffrey Gundlach is the main reason the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has quickly raised more than $100 million for it’s $125 million addition.

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Modern Love: When a Couch Is More Than a Couch

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

For a young mother with terminal cancer, questions about her own mortality merge with decisions about upholstery and cushion width.

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A Garden Sanctuary of Medieval Magic

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30:46 GMT

The formal garden of Isabel and Julian Bannerman with one of their trademark obelisks alongside roses and lilies, beneath Trematon’s 13th-century gatehouse.The landscape designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman have transformed their coastal English home with acres of demonstrative and dramatic flowers.

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Victoria and Albert Exhibition Opens a ’60s Treasure Chest

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:05:58 GMT

An exhibit from the “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert.The Victoria and Albert draws on its collection for a show on tumultuous times.

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Museum & Gallery Listings for Sept. 23-29

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:46:05 GMT

An installation by Vanda Vieira-Schmidt, which includes more than 300,000 drawings, at the New Museum exhibition “The Keeper,” closing Sunday. See listing below.A critical guide to exhibitions and installations in the New York area.

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Art Review: ‘Cosima von Bonin,’ Swimming Against the Tide

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:41:48 GMT

“Total Produce (Morality),” from 2010, by the German sculptor Cosima von Bonin in her show “Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?,” at SculptureCenter.This SculptureCenter show owes as much to “Finding Nemo” as it does to Manet, Whistler and other artists who turned to the sea.

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Inside Art: Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:35:42 GMT

The Elizabeth Dee Gallery’s “First Exhibition” in Harlem includes works by John Giorno, left; Lisa Beck, center; and Julia Wachtel, right.Ms. Dee, who closed her Chelsea gallery in January, has an open house on Saturday in her new two-story space. She discusses trying to carve out a Harlem gallery scene.

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Antiques: Call Him an Early Adopter: Thomas Child, a 19th-Century Photographer in China

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:30:05 GMT

The Jade Belt Bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing in an 1870 photograph by Thomas Child.His work captured scenes from the Qing dynasty that will be in an exhibition at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College in Manhattan.

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Art Review: The Paintings Are Delicate. The Show’s a Shambles.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:18:44 GMT

A scene from Kai Althoff’s major, and unruly, exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.Kai Althoff’s major exhibition at MoMA features more than 200 works folded into a confusing installation of found materials.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:03:23 GMT

Simone Leigh’s African round kitchen houses at Marcus Garvey Park speak of families who have packed up and moved on.Art in review, from critics for The Times.

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As Flagship Returns, South Street Museum Aims to Right Its Course

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:34:13 GMT

A museum that’s all about ships: Wavertree, the South Street Seaport Museum’s 1885 flagship, will sail into port on Saturday after a $13 million restoration. Its berthing represents a turnaround for the struggling institution.Damaged by Hurricane Sandy and dogged by financial problems, Manhattan museum is making a fresh start as the newly restored Wavertree sails back into port.

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Photoville: Bigger, and Covering the Waterfront

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:42:10 GMT

Almost everything is bigger. Even the beer garden.

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Inside MoMA PS1’s Back to School Bash

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:16:00 GMT

Ryan McNamara, right, rehearsing with Linus Ignatius for the show at MoMA PS1. Think “Sleep No More” meets “Rocky Horror,” said Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s director.All of PS1’s galleries, which are temporarily empty, will become classrooms for the night. The dress code? “Come as you were”: jock, prep or nerd.

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Critic's Notebook: Apple Opens the iMessage Door, and the Ephemera Rushes In

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:27 GMT

Above, iMessage screen images. Last week, Apple cracked open this messaging platform and allowed the outside internet to seep in.Several new features have turned this intimate chat experience into more of a social network.

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Restoring a Run-Down Convent in Tuscany

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:39:06 GMT

A living room in a former convent in southern Tuscany newly restored by the designer Holly Lueders and her daughter, the photographer Venetia Sacret Young, with a rounded wood fireplace from Greece, rustic Italian pottery and tinted cement floor tiles.A mother-daughter duo brought back to life a centuries-old house in the countryside.

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 2016 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:01:22 GMT

The playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is one of this year’s 23 fellows.The 23 winners of this year’s fellowships, awarded for “originality, insight and potential,” include writers, visual artists, scientists and lawyers.

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MoMA Looks at Migrants and Efforts to Help Them

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:25:05 GMT

A work by Teddy Cruz from “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter.”“Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” at the museum considers how designers are responding to the plight of those on the move.

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David Adjaye on Designing a Museum That Speaks a Different Language

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:33:55 GMT

‘It’s a building that I was clear from the start was not going to be white marble,” says David Adjaye, architect of the African American Museum of History and Culture. “It needed to speak a different language.”The designer of the Museum of African American History and Culture discusses the project, its structure, setbacks and symbolism.

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A 17th-Century Portrait Will Be the Earliest Painting by a Woman at the Tate

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:40:49 GMT

“Portrait of an Unknown Lady” was made between 1650 and 1655 by Joan Carlile, one of the first women known to be a professional painter in England.

Museum Officials and Archaeologists Sign Petition Against N. Dakota Pipeline

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:09:31 GMT

Traditional Aztec dancers, at a rally last week in San Diego in support of the protesters in North Dakota who are fighting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Anthropologists and academics also join in letter to the Army Corps and other federal agencies, to fight development in American Indians’ sacred space.

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An Artist Who Calls the Sanitation Department Home

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:07:42 GMT

For her “Touch Sanitation Performance,” the artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, center, spent a year visiting each of the New York Department of Sanitation’s districts to shake the hand of every one of the 8,500 workers who would accept the gesture. A retrospective of her work is at the Queens Museum.Mierle Laderman Ukeles, the unsalaried artist in residence for the New York Department of Sanitation, is having a retrospective at the Queens Museum.

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On the Verge: A New Crop of International Designers to Know

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:50:37 GMT

From left: Kim Thomé’s Corian and glass Reflection mobile, steel and wool-upholstered Bug chair and No.3 lamp, made of stainless steel and walnut; the designer in his studio.Clustered around the gritty borough of Hackney, one close-knit group is shaping our future.

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