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2019-10-15, 09:01

With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better? The museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes....
2019-10-09, 18:28

The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops Green roofs can save energy, reduce air pollution and attract residents with their appealing look. Now, cities worldwide are enshrining them into law....
2019-10-09, 12:28

MoMA Keeps Getting Bigger. Is That Better? In a $450 million expansion, the museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes....
2019-10-09, 12:28

The New MoMA Is Here. Get Ready for Change. The expanded Museum of Modern Art reopens this month, putting Picasso and Monet next to more recent, diverse artists. Will audiences embrace its new vision?...
2019-10-03, 19:28

New Scrutiny of Museum Boards Takes Aim at World of Wealth and Status A recent protest at the Whitney that drummed out a vice chairman exposed the symbiotic, but potentially problematic, relationship that museums have with some trustees....
2019-10-03, 01:42

Hiroshi Sugimoto Has Hard Thoughts and a Soft Focus In his new book, the photographer reveals the essence of important buildings. In conversation, he has a few unvarnished things to say about some of them....
2019-10-01, 16:14

Need to Get From Point A to Point B? This Guy Creates the Signs to Help. Herbert Seevinck is the chief executive and owner of Mijksenaar, a wayfinding design firm that creates signs, maps and other visual information systems for the world’s transit hubs....
2019-09-28, 11:14

Jason Moran’s Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time The pianist and conceptual artist engages with the physical history of jazz in collaborations with Kara Walker, Joan Jonas and other art world figures....
2019-09-26, 15:42

MacArthur Foundation Announces 26 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners This year’s fellows include artists, writers, scientists, urban designers, community activists and others who have demonstrated “extraordinary originality.”...
2019-09-25, 13:42

Amid the Renaissance Architecture of Florence, an Unexpected Villa For their debut project in the city, Dimore Studio managed to transform a neglected 1960s-era house into a deeply contemporary take on Italian Modernism....
2019-09-17, 14:00

A Light Safari in Wine Country Public light spectacles by artists like Bruce Munro herald a movement that infuses culture in valleys of viticulture (and blazes new trails in cities, too)....
2019-09-15, 20:28

Just Outside Paris, a Very Old, and Very New, Castle Owning a Louis XV-era chateau means deciding whether to honor the past or completely upend it. But for Jean-Louis Tapiau, the solution was somewhere in the middle....
2019-09-11, 12:56

A Sound-and-Art Show Fills a Void for Muslims in Brooklyn There was “next to nothing” about Muslims in the Brooklyn Historical Society’s century-old archives. Now there are 54 oral histories, which serve as the foundation for a new art exhibition....
2019-09-10, 04:14

28 Art Shows Worth Traveling For Book your tickets to Paris, Belgrade, São Paulo, Lagos and London: Our critic’s Grand Tour this fall offers Leonardo, Brancusi, Kara Walker and Marina Abramovic, among the global highlights....
2019-09-10, 04:14

Mika Rottenberg’s ‘Easypieces’ Transports You to Parts Unknown The artist’s new video installation focuses on the strange and sometimes alluring: Siberia, with its warbling throat singers, as well as a potato farm in Maine and the phenomenon known as A.S.M.R....
2019-08-29, 14:00

Utopia, Abandoned The Italian town Ivrea was once a model for workers’ rights and progressive design. Now, it’s both a cautionary tale and evidence of a grand experiment in making labor humane....
2019-08-28, 12:42

In Dublin, a Home Filled With Mementos From a Photographer’s Travels Simon Watson has spent decades collecting antiques and objects from around the world — all of which now coexist in improbable harmony at his family’s rowhouse....
2019-08-27, 15:56

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....
2019-08-20, 18:56

The Met Reviews Items It Received From a Dealer, Now a Looting Suspect The Metropolitan Museum of Art is studying the Indian artifacts it holds that track back to a man accused of running a major antiquities smuggling ring....
2019-08-18, 17:28

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....
2019-08-16, 20:14

Manet’s Last Years: A Radical Embrace of Beauty The Art Institute of Chicago explores the great paradox of the 19th century’s greatest painter: from a scandalous youth of frank nudes to flowers, fruit bowls and fashionable women....
2019-08-02, 02:14

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....
2019-08-01, 01:42

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....
2019-07-24, 18:14

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....
2019-07-09, 18:42

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....
2019-07-09, 18:42

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....
2019-07-08, 12:14

What to See in New York Art Galleries Right Now Steven Parrino’s dark monochromes; Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain drawings; Neo Rauch’s surrealistic sketches; and out-of-this-world jewelry in ‘Non-Stick Nostalgia.’...
2019-06-27, 18:56

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....
2019-06-27, 18:56

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....
2019-06-21, 17:56

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.”...
2019-06-11, 17:28

New York Art Galleries: What to See 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....
2019-05-29, 21:56

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....
2019-05-21, 23:14

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....
2019-05-21, 14:56

Critic’s Notebook: 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....
2019-05-21, 14:56

Czech Culture Minister Resigns After Firing Museum Directors Antonin Stanek faced international complaints after he dismissed two museum chiefs. He said they had committed crimes, but many saw the moves as personal....
2019-05-21, 14:56

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....
2019-05-21, 14:56

An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists. Like so many good ideas, the Every Woman Biennial was born of a joke. Now it’s in its third edition, displaying the work of over 600 female and nonbinary artists, and expanding to Los Angeles....
2019-05-21, 14:56