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Critic's Notebook: We Need to Move, Not Destroy, Confederate Monuments

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:35:50 GMT

A statue of the Southern Civil War general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., was the focus of clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters.The art historian in a critic wants to preserve Confederate images in museums, not trash them. At a crime scene, you don’t destroy evidence.

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Photographer Donates Thoreau-Inspired Artwork to the Morgan

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:43:36 GMT

The photographer Abelardo Morell in 2011.Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order” will go on view on Tuesday.

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Columbus, Ind., Renews Its Big Design Legacy

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:44:55 GMT

“Another Circle” by Aranda\Lasch of New York and Tucson was created for the show “Exhibit Columbus” from chunks of Indiana limestone. The selected projects play off the history of the Midwestern city’s modern, postmodern and contemporary architecture.Let’s put on a show: The “Athens on the prairie” steps into the future with “Exhibit Columbus.”

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Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:51:19 GMT

City University of New York public safety officers monitoring a bust of Robert E. Lee on the Bronx Community College campus.As cities and states remove Confederate monuments, leaders in the art world urge more dialogue and deliberation.

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Solid-Gold Toilet to Be Removed From Guggenheim in September

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:32:58 GMT

Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” has been at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for about a year.It’s unclear where the artist Maurizio Cattelan’s fully functional, 18-karat interactive sculpture, titled “America,” will move to next.

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How to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:20:13 GMT

The living area at Tirranna has one of Wright’s trademark hearths with hanging kettle.A house by Frank Lloyd Wright is instantly recognizable, but what does it take to market, sell or even live in something designed by him.

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Art Review: Editta Sherman’s Long Reign as ‘The Duchess of Carnegie Hall’

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:57:11 GMT

Editta Sherman photographing the movie star Don Ameche in her studio around 1950.Royalty photographs royalty in an exhibition of portraits by Ms. Sherman at the New-York Historical Society.

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16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:28:31 GMT

Chuck Close at his home in Long Beach last year.Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.

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Art Review: Maira Kalman’s Irreverent Pictures for the Grammar Bible

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:40:24 GMT

Maira Kalman’s illustration in “The Elements of Style” illuminates a section on restrictive clauses: “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”The first New York showing of all 57 illustrations that Maira Kalman dared to make for “The Elements of Style,” the primer on writing well.

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With Color and Fury, Anti-American Posters Appear in North Korea

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:46:50 GMT

North Korea released posters with defiant slogans this past week. This one says, “No one can stop our march forward!”The posters were unveiled this past week amid tensions over the country’s nuclear program.

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In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:12:44 GMT

Farhad Nouri, second from right, who is nicknamed Little Picasso, with his family in a refugee center in Krnjaca, Serbia.Farhad Nouri, 10, originally from Afghanistan, has won acclaim for his artwork, but he spends his days dreaming of asylum for him and his family.

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When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:33:57 GMT

Wang Qiuhang in Beijing in 1966. A new book of Mr. Wang’s photography is called “Cultural Revolution Selfies.”“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.

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An Architect and an Artist Walk Into a Barn

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:55:14 GMT

The multistructured glass and sequoia house in Chester, N.J., is on a property that once belonged to an Olympic horse rider.On a former horse farm in New Jersey, Frank Gehry built Cai Guo-Qiang’s dream home.

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A New Hologram of Serena Williams at Martos Gallery

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:27 GMT

JPW3’s “Serena Hologram, 2015.”The artist J.P.W.3’s exhibition also includes a wall of ribbons and a pro shop that sells custom-designed tennis gear, featuring Ms. Williams.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:10:10 GMT

“Mobius,” an acrylic sculpture by Marta Chilindron, is featured in the “Uptown” exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery. The showcase, the first in the Wallach’s new home, will close on Sunday; see listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:07:14 GMT

D’Angelo Lovell Williams’s “Structural Dishonesty,” on view at Higher Pictures.D’Angelo Lovell Williams has an impressive debut at Higher Pictures and Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculptures come to the New Museum.

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Show Us Your Wall: A Touch of Rome in Brooklyn Heights

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:06:50 GMT

The architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi in their Brooklyn apartment. On the wall, clockwise from top left, are a print by Tara Donovan, a photograph by Thomas Roma, a topographic map of Rome and a photograph by Geoffrey James.The architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi display maps, photographs and an Italian flavor on their apartment walls.

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From Miniature Art to an Intimate New Hotel, New Things on T’s Radar

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:40:10 GMT

From top: a landscape accented with diamonds and black pearls, $16,500; a cavalry scene with mismatched stone studs, $15,180; both available at Judy Chicago gets her due, painted earrings, Coqui Coqui in Bora Bora — and more.

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A New Line of Kitchen Products Both Modern and Nostalgic

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:21:19 GMT

Hay Kitchen Market launches next week at MoMA Design Store with a wide range of goods, from Japanese sponges to handblown Moroccan glass (for $8).

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Gunnar Birkerts, Architect, Dies at 92; Gave Shape to the Unexpected

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:19:58 GMT

Gunnar Birkerts designed the Latvian National Library in Riga, also known as the Castle of Light.The Latvian-born Mr. Birkerts was inspired by Scandinavian masters of Modernism.

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Art Review: How Do You Paint an Eclipse? Work Fast in the Dark

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:06 GMT

A 1925 painting by Howard Russell Butler in “Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler,” at the Princeton University Art Museum.In 1918, astronomers invited the artist Howard Russell Butler to record the last total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States.

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Kara Walker, ‘Tired of Standing Up,’ Promises Art, Not Answers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:30:47 GMT

Kara Walker with her art installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn in 2014.In a statement, she expressed frustration at the idea that art could solve the nation’s racial problems.

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Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:16:53 GMT

This daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, taken in March 1843, carries an auction estimate of $150,000 to $250,000.A recently surfaced original daguerreotype taken in 1843 of John Quincy Adams will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in October.

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Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:39 GMT

George Washington, Robert E. Lee and Thomas JeffersonThe president said removing Confederate monuments was “changing history.” But historians say that monuments don’t always tell the story we think.

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Yayoi Kusama to Open Her Own Museum in Tokyo

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:32:28 GMT

Yayoi Kusama’s repetitive patterned imagery has made her one of Japan’s most celebrated artists.Ms. Kusama, the artist celebrated for her patterned pumpkins and “mirrored infinity rooms,” will present exhibitions in a five-story museum, starting on Oct. 1.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House Is for Sale Online

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:45:30 GMT

The house where Harriet Beecher Stowe was born is for sale. This 1998 photograph shows it being disassembled.The Litchfield, Conn., home where Stowe grew up has been listed on eBay for $400,000.

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Home and Work: A Home So Uncluttered That It Almost Looks Empty

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:08:06 GMT

Raphaël Van Gend in his studio — where he makes his new line of lacquer jewelry — on the garden floor of the Brussels home he refurbished himself.Inside the jewelry designer Raphaël Van Gend’s six-story 1920s townhouse in Brussels, after its gut renovation.

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The Last Days of Wicker

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:21:48 GMT

Inside the Bonacina atelier, a chair originally designed by Renzo Mongiardino and a light fixture and seat by Franco Albini.Just a handful of Europe's rattan ateliers are still in operation. The three finest have been weaving furniture according to ancient techniques for the last hundred years.

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Garden Bridge in London Is Scrapped, Despite $48 Million Spent

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:54:01 GMT

The proposed Garden Bridge in London, shown here in a rendering, would have connected the north and south banks of the River Thames.Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Thames crossing will not go ahead, after years of disputes and strife.

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Front Burner: High-Wire Feat for Single-Stem Flowers

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:44:11 GMT

The florist Kelsie Hayes floats flowers, dangling them above the dinner table.The florist Kelsie Hayes floats flowers, dangling them above the dinner table like acrobats in flight.

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How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:14:38 GMT

An artwork created using DeepDream, which researchers at Google developed in 2015. The newer work at Google, with Project Magenta, involves music, and has led to creation of a tool called NSynth.Project Magenta, a team at Google, is crossbreeding sounds from different instruments based on neural networks and building networks that can draw.

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