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Ailing Museums Receive $24 Million in Emergency Grants 2020-09-17 17:10:20A recent survey forecast a bleak future for U.S. museums during the pandemic.

‘Tenet’ and the Art Market: Why Christopher Nolan’s 2020-09-17 16:09:08A faked Goya plays a starring role in the film.

Creation of Cave Paintings May Have Been a 2020-09-17 13:58:13Findings reveal the paintings were made by a middle-aged man and most likely a young woman.

Noriyuki Haraguchi, Key Figure in Japanese Art Scene 2020-09-17 13:34:41He was a member of the 1960s Japanese movement Mono-ha.

Fotografiska Abandons Plans for Massive London Outpost, Citing 2020-09-17 12:15:00The institution cited the pandemic and Brexit in its decision to desert its plans in London.

In Barcelona, Years-Long Sagrada Familia Completion Pushed Back 2020-09-17 11:41:10The cathedral was expected to be completed in 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudí's death.

Banksy’s Copyright at Risk, After Losing Legal Battle 2020-09-17 09:00:18Here's what we're reading this morning.

In a New Book, Scholar Arlene Dávila Writes 2020-09-16 17:33:30"There’s polite silence around issues of the market, just as there is a polite silence around issues of race," she said.

Amid Pandemic-Era Financial Pressure, Brooklyn Museum to Sell 2020-09-16 16:26:11The works all come to auction with guarantees and are estimated to be worth $2.3 million.

David Zwirner Hires Kyla McMillan, Former Director at 2020-09-16 10:00:08"I believe I’m evidence that change is good," she told ARTnews.

The Sculptural Politics of Cacao 2020-09-15 15:48:24How the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League is disrupting the global supply chain of culture.

Willa Wasserman’s Art of Skepticism and Sentimentality 2020-09-15 15:09:16Using a Renaissance technique, the artist updates still lifes and plein air painting.

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Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ Gets Her Own 2020-09-18 08:42:44The unscripted series will follow Ms. Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, as “they work to expose” animal abuse, a production company s

Steve Carter, Playwright in a Black Theater World, 2020-09-18 08:40:34He emerged from the Black Arts movement and the famed Negro Ensemble Company, writing dramas and satires about the Black and Caribbean-American experi

In His Hands, a Love Song Becomes a 2020-09-18 07:25:50The artist Ragnar Kjartansson has built his reputation around endurance works, and a Milanese church will host his latest: the same romantic tune repe

‘PEN15’ Is No Longer an Underdog, and That 2020-09-18 07:00:05In a joint interview, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle discussed the new season, the destabilizing effect of their show’s success and why the smalle

It’s a Banana. It’s Art. And Now It’s 2020-09-18 05:00:39Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

A Candlelit Proposal for a Couple Used to 2020-09-18 05:00:26Ben Chase and Rachel Schur, both actors, got engaged sitting in an audience.

New in Paperback: ‘Speaking American’ and ‘The Seine’ 2020-09-18 05:00:06Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

All-American Stories by Walter Mosley, Matthew Baker and 2020-09-18 05:00:06Three new collections explore the abuses, hypocrisies and awkwardnesses of living in this country today.

The Nigerian-British Writer Putting Black Joy on Stage 2020-09-18 04:38:11“There’s so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism,” says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie &ldquo

Seth Meyers Defends Blue States Against ‘President Caligula’ 2020-09-18 02:53:02After President Trump seemed to blame liberal states for the Covid-19 death toll, Meyers said he’d done a great job “if you just take out

Can a Book Capture the Magic of Birding? 2020-09-18 00:16:56Delving into the many tomes that try to distill the fascination that makes so many want to stare up through their binoculars.

Banksy’s Attempt to Trademark a Graffiti Image Is 2020-09-17 23:19:09The street artist’s effort to use trademark law instead of copyright to protect his paintings from commercial knockoffs is thwarted by a Europea

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Alexander von Humboldt: The Man Who History Forgot 2020-09-17 15:00:27Rediscover the 19th-century naturalist who traveled on four continents, wrote 2,500 letters, 36 books and hugely influenced early America

Saddle Up With Badger Clark, America's Forgotten Cowboy 2020-09-17 14:40:22The unsung writer, known to many as "Anonymous," led a life of indelible verse

The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is 2020-09-17 11:54:09VOMA—the Virtual Online Museum of Art—is a free and fully immersive art experience

How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are 2020-09-16 09:00:00The global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museums

Important Hudson River School Archive Is Now Fully 2020-09-15 16:40:14Prominent artists like Edwin Austin Abbey, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Eastman Johnson are featured in the Weir Family Papers

A New Edition of 'Pride and Prejudice' Crosses 2020-09-15 13:53:35Barbara Heller used period handwriting—and new material—to bring the novel’s colorful letters to life

Here's What's New to Explore as Smithsonian Museums 2020-09-14 15:38:41Doors open Friday at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Cu

Why 'Glory' Still Resonates More Than Three Decades 2020-09-14 08:00:00Newly added to Netflix, the Civil War movie reminds the nation that black Americans fought for their own emancipation

Japan's Love-Hate Relationship With Cats 2020-09-11 09:17:08From shapeshifters to demonic corpse eaters, supernatural cats have roamed for centuries in the country's folklore

Secretary Lonnie Bunch Discusses Music's Role in African 2020-09-10 17:04:14From Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumph

The Notre-Dame Crypt Reopens for the First Time 2020-09-09 15:49:23To mark the occasion, a new exhibition in the area under the cathedral's courtyard honors novelist Victor Hugo and architect Eugène Viollet-le

Artist Maren Hassinger Has Spent Her Entire Career 2020-09-09 10:59:27Curators Dorothy Moss and Charlotte Ickes explore the artist’s story ahead of her arrival in the Capital City


The Conservation Challenge Of A Piece Of Fruit New! 2020-09-20 18:00:35Honestly, how is the Guggenheim supposed to conserve something like a banana duct-taped to a wall? Ah: The artwork contains no actual banana. “C

How Chaotic Will Tonight’s Virtual Emmys Actually Be? New! 2020-09-20 17:30:36The Creative Arts Emmys wrapped with an awards snafu after five nights of awards, but Primetime Emmys are coming to the screen, or screens, on Sunday

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loved Opera, And Opera New! 2020-09-20 17:00:16When Justice Ginsburg’s death was reported Friday night, tributes poured in from everyone associated with the art form. “She saw her first

While TikTok Makes A Deal, A Judge Keeps New! 2020-09-20 16:30:09Early Sunday morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that the Commerce Department’s prohibitions against

Best Seller Inception Loop New! 2020-09-20 16:00:04How do you write a best seller? Long years of hard work and editing? Sheer lightning and writing skill? All of this, and also by getting published by

Royal Academy Claims It Needs To Sell A New! 2020-09-20 15:30:38Should the Royal Academy sell the “Taddei Tondo,” nickname for Michelangelo’s The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John? “T

Anne Stevenson, Poet And Biographer Of Sylvia Plath, New! 2020-09-20 15:00:46The poet completed 16 poetry collections and won prestigious prizes, including from the Lannan Foundation for lifetime achievement. But she’s mo

Can You Spot A Social Media Troll? New! 2020-09-20 14:30:11It’s getting harder and harder. “As the tools for online media evolve faster than the public’s visual and media literacy, this

RBG’s Filmmakers Reflect On Their Access To Her New! 2020-09-20 14:00:44Julie Cohen and Betsy West spent years making the documentary RBG. Cohen learned a lot: “When you think of power and toughness, you expect that

A Treasure Trove Of Rare Stolen Books Has New! 2020-09-20 13:30:18The $3.2 million cache came from a 2017 heist at a London warehouse, one of books so rare and with such niche interest that “one source, in 

The Struggling Pacific Northwest College Of Art Gets New! 2020-09-20 13:00:01After a $34 million remodel of a new (to the college) building attracted no additional students, the Portland arts school was struggling. Luckily, PNC

A Rare Edition Of Shakespeare’s Final Play Is New! 2020-09-20 12:30:03It’s a 1634 volume that a researcher into Adam Smith found in the archives of the Real Colegio de Escoceses, which in the 17th century was a sem