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Ai Weiwei’s Latest Artwork: Building Fences Throughout New York City

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:57:33 GMT

A rendering of one piece in Ai Weiwei’s multipart Public Art Fund project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.”Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” an ambitious work about divisive politics and borders, opens on Oct. 12.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Who Lies Beneath the Cloth

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:25 GMT

The Gilded Lady, a star of the new exhibition “Mummies,” at the American Museum of Natural History.“Mummies,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, uses technology to get a better understanding of ancient Peruvians and Egyptians.

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A Space Odyssey: Making Art Up There

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:23:50 GMT

The artwork “Inner Telescope,” floating in space.The artist Eduardo Kac and Thomas Pesquet, a Frenchman on the International Space Station, have created art in space.

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Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:46:21 GMT

Brenda Meder, the executive director of the Hays Arts Council in Hays, Kan.: “When what you’re about is important enough to you, you will find a way. And that’s how it always is with the arts.”The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

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Desert Silence, Transposed to the Cacophony of New York

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:47 GMT

Visitors must pass through sound locks to enter and leave Doug Wheeler’s sensory exhibition “PSAD Synthetic Desert III.”The artist Doug Wheeler has built a room in the Guggenheim Museum that evokes the quiet of the desert, where visitors can escape the city’s din.

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Art Review: Lygia Pape’s Brazil, From the Beach to the Barricades

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:09:08 GMT

A replica of part of Lygia Pape’s “Livro da Criação” (“Book of Creation”), from 1959-60, in a retrospective at the Met Breuer.A retrospective of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, constructions and films at the Met Breuer suggests what art should do in times of political havoc.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Preserving Culture and Art

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:23:21 GMT

Galas were held in New York for the Frick Collection, Tibet House US and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Galleries: What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:04:25 GMT

May Stevens’s “Alice in the Garden,” at Ryan Lee.May Stevens’s blend of art and politics, Yuji Agematsu’s orderly detritus, Facundo de Zuviría’s Buenos Aires streetscapes and more.

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Show Us Your Wall: This Choreographer Is Moved by Art

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Stephen Petronio says Matthew Brandt’s photograph of a lake speaks to his love of swimming and his astrological connection to water.Stephen Petronio’s farmhouse is his private museum, with a focus on works from 1950 onward.

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At Asia’s Hottest Art Fair, Taking Selfies With a Mao ‘Corpse’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:30:36 GMT

A woman taking photos of a sculpture of Mao Zedong’s corpse, part of Shen Shaomin’s work “Summit,” at Art Basel Hong Kong.At the fifth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, contradictions are in the foreground — as in the spectator reaction to lifelike sculptures by Shen Shaomin.

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Gender Gap Persists at Largest Museums

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:24 GMT

Anne Pasternak, center, who is the Brooklyn Museum’s director.Just 30 percent of large art museums have female directors. And they make 75 cents for every dollar earned by male peers.

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Anne Frank Who? Museums Combat Ignorance About the Holocaust

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:08 GMT

Anne Frank in 1939, six years before her death.The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is one of several museums making changes to engage and educate younger people about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.

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White Artist’s Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:16:15 GMT

Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket,” a 2016 painting in the Whitney Biennial.The canvas, based on open-coffin photographs of the 1955 lynching victim, speaks to the images’ power to address race and violence.

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Bernie Wrightson, Artist and a Creator of Swamp Thing, Dies at 68

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:38:46 GMT

Berni Wrightson, comic artist, in an undated photograph.Mr. Wrightson, who learned his craft by studying comics and taking correspondence courses, loved to meet fans and attend conventions.

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Africa Center Looks to Close Fund-Raising Gap, and Open Its Doors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:04:24 GMT

The building that houses the Africa Center, in Harlem, has been completed for several years, but the center has faced financing obstacles.The center in Harlem posted video of what its headquarters may eventually look like, and announced financing efforts under its new board president.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:00:03 GMT

A terra-cotta figure from the Qin dynasty that was excavated from Lintong, China, is among the rare artifacts in the coming Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition “Age of Empires.” See listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and one coming attraction.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Preserving Art and Culture

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:48:45 GMT

Galas were held for the Frick Collection, Tibet House US and Diffa.

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Review: ‘A World of Emotions’ in Greek Art Unmasks the Stony Faces

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:34:04 GMT

Marble head of the Amazon warrior-queen Penthesilea, a Roman copy of the Hellenistic original, in “A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 B.C.-200 A.D.,” at the Onassis Cultural Center New York.Explosive feelings, personal and political, are the subject of a strange and wonderful exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center.

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A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:08:18 GMT

Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Guest House — one of the architect’s best-preserved private residences — in Midtown Manhattan as it looks today.Deceptively unassuming, the architect Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Guest House is an unspoiled minimalist gem.

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House Tour | A Philip Johnson Guesthouse

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:05:36 GMT

The architect's only private residence in New York City — once an artists' salon.

Skip Williamson, Underground Cartoonist, Dies at 72

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:33:43 GMT

Skip Williamson with a portrait of Snappy Sammy Smoot in 1971.Mr. Williamson, whose comics in the 1960s and ’70s reflected his radical politics, included savage caricatures and characters like Snappy Sammy Smoot.

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A Hat Designer for Rock Stars Turns to Opera

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:31 GMT

Christophe Coppens, director of “Foxie” (based on Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen”), at La Monnaie opera house in Brussels.Christophe Coppens, a celebrated milliner for the likes of Rihanna, Grace Jones and Roisin Murphy, directs a Janacek work in Brussels.

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An All-Gray Apartment That’s Not Blah — But Not Hygge Either

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:40:22 GMT

The 18th-century architecture of Oliver Gustav’s apartment remains remarkably unchanged, providing a pleasing backdrop for the designer’s spare décor.At home in Copenhagen, the Danish designer Oliver Gustav takes his aesthetic to a moody extreme.

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Erwin Wurm Brings ‘One Minute Sculptures’ to Lehmann Maupin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:30:35 GMT

From Erwin Wurm’s new sculpture series.Why is that man wearing a wooden bench? Why does that woman have her head in a lounge chair? Mr. Wurm incorporates people into his sculptures.

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Navigating the Fair: Highlights of Art Basel Hong Kong

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:01:20 GMT

Shen Shaomin’s hyper-realistic depictions of five departed Communist dictators, including Fidel Castro.What to look for at this year’s event: new artists, galleries, films and photography.

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Beyond Art Basel: A Guide for Wanderers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:01:18 GMT

The Peak Tram to Victoria Peak offers a view of historic Hong Kong as it passes quiet, shady neighborhoods on a vertiginous track built in the late 1800s.Looking for a breather from Art Basel? Here’s where to eat, drink and explore in and around Hong Kong.

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Art Basel Hong Kong: Where Commerce and Creativity Meet

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:01:17 GMT

A browser at last year’s Art Basel Hong Kong.Hong Kong has a history steeped in trade — and that serves the lucrative Art Basel brand nicely.

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Surprising Sale at Christie’s Lifts Asia Week New York

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:57:33 GMT

Chen Rong’s “Six Dragons” scroll, from the 13th century, that sold at a Christie’s auction for $49 million, including buyer’s premium.One auction, on March 15, of Chinese art from the Fujita Museum, brought in about $263 million.

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Celebrating New York’s Pioneer of Preservation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:30:57 GMT

Clockwise from top left: a proposed plan for the Lower Manhattan Expressway; “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,” a new documentary directed by Matt Tyrnauer; a 1960s-era photograph of Washington Square Park, which Robert Moses wanted to bisect with a four-lane highway.A new documentary from Matt Tyrnauer explores Jane Jacobs’s urban activism.

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A Beloved British Designer’s New Frontier: Sneakers

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:53:46 GMT

Inspired by primitive footwear, the Artist Shoe — featuring a hand-painted pattern — is constructed from a single piece of canvas.Faye Toogood and Feit collaborate on the new Artist Shoe.

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Our Favorite Florists — on Instagram

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:06:15 GMT

As their thousands of followers already know, these floral designers and farmers deliver beautiful blooms daily — to your Instagram feed. All you have to do is follow.

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Sign of the Times: What Happened to Traditional Floral Bouquets?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:50:14 GMT

A new breed of florist is abandoning mass-produced flowers for arrangements incorporating seasonal flora, like a pink frost hellebore or a narcissus bulb.Flower farmers, mostly in their 30s, are changing the flower landscape — literally — and cultivating a taste for wilder arrangements.

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As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:01:16 GMT

“View of the Sea at Scheveningen,” a van Gogh seascape stolen in 2002.Octave Durham, convicted of stealing two of the painter’s works from a museum, describes the heist in detail just as the works return to public view.

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