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Art Review: A Deep Dive Into the Brain, Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:31:21 GMT

“Cells in the retina of the eye” (1904), one of Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s most striking drawings at the Grey Art Gallery in Manhattan.The breakthrough drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal are undeniable as art.

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Review: African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:18:25 GMT

Crests are more than artistic accomplishments; they are avatars of kingship, embodying law and order.A show of royal crests from Cameroon brings you face to face (and soul to soul) with African sculpture.

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Critic’s Notebook: The Outsider Fair Once More Confirms That Art Is Everywhere

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:10:24 GMT

Installation view of Mose Tolliver’s work at Shrine’s booth at the Outsider Art Fair.This year’s fair captures the field on the cusp of change, part of an ever-widening mainstream with two major museum exhibitions ahead.

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Critic’s Notebook: The Winter Antiques Show Embraces the Evolving Definition of Antique

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:06:42 GMT

George Bellows’s “Tennis at Newport” (1920) and other works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are on display at the entrance of the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory.A George Bellows painting, a sexy silver “Cobra Clock” and a museum-quality quilt from 1869 are among the highlights of this year’s fair.

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CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK: J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, in Black and White

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:38:59 GMT

A tiekiedraai, or dance party, on New Year’s Eve. Mr. Coetzee remembers: “I had a flash attachment on the Wega but could never get the flash to synchronize with the shutter.”Newly discovered photographs by the Nobel-winning novelist reveal a South African adolescence shaped by art and apartheid.

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Show Us Your Wall: Don’t Tell Ken Burns Quilts Are Quaint

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:01:18 GMT

“I don’t have a quilt that gives me more pleasure than this one,” the filmmaker Ken Burns said of the “Circular Wreath” quilt that hangs above his bed in his Manhattan apartment. An exhibition of his quilt collection opens this week at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Neb.The quintessential storyteller is fascinated by American quilts, saying it’s not so much a story as a question. Who are these people? Who made this?

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:11:10 GMT

Raphaela Simon’s striped abstractions, with “The Kiss” (2017) framed in the doorway.Rethinking the art made in the wake of the Holocaust, celebrating the new with Raphaela Simon’s stripes and filing away the quotidian in Yasuo Ihara’s boxes.

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Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:07:36 GMT

The equestrian monument to Theodore Roosevelt at the American Museum of Natural History. It depicts Roosevelt on horseback, accompanied by African and American Indian figures on foot, carrying his rifles.The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.

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Arab and Coming Out in Art That Speaks Up

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:54:30 GMT

Nabil Mousa with his painting “Burka #16.” Mr. Mousa took what he saw as a symbol of women’s oppression and applied it to himself as a gay artist.A museum show highlights the apprehensions and discrimination L.G.B.T. artists of Arab descent face.

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How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:01:33 GMT

Derrick Adams at his studio in Brooklyn with elements from his new show, “Sanctuary,” at the Museum of Arts and Design.For 30 years, black travelers navigating the swamp of Jim Crow laws relied on guides to find safe places. Derrick Adams conjures their experiences in art.

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Beyoncé Is Bonkers for This Woman’s Lace Jewelry

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:20:16 GMT

The jewelry maker Monika Knutsson in her apartment and studio in New York.Monika Knutsson salvages delicate heirloom material, plunges pieces of it into silver or gold, and sells the results to an eager clientele.

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Long Buried Colonial Pottery to Make Its Modern Debut

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:11:16 GMT

The designs on this 18th-century dish were made by applying wet clay directly to the body of the ceramic before it was fired.The slipware pottery, uncovered during excavation for the Museum of the American Revolution, will be at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair.

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After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:06:30 GMT

The Bayeux Tapestry chronicles the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, one of the most important battles in English history. It has rarely been moved, and never outside France.The 11-century treasure, which depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain, has been moved very few times in its history.

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Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:57:43 GMT

“The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry,” dated 1886, has been authenticated by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which says it has documents that confirm the drawing is by Van Gogh.A drawing that the artist made in Paris in 1886 has been recognized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which researched its history.

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