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WNYC News

New Whitney: Come for the View, Stay for the Art

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glass walls and four terraces facing the High Line park are some of the highlights of the new building designed by Renzo Piano. Two critics offer their reviews in this audio tour.

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WNYC News

Extraordinary Species Living On the Edge

Friday, April 10, 2015

An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History offers a look at the world of animals and plants with superpowers.

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WNYC News

Twenty Years of Life in Hidden Areas of New York City

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New York Public Library is showing about 80 photos by William Meyers, who captured scenes from under-explored areas of the outer boroughs for 20 years.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rick Abath tells his wife, Diana, about being the night security guard at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the biggest art heist in U.S. history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Are Museums The Best Place to Appreciate Art? Ask The Director of the Met.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how and why we look at art. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Making Art As a Form of Meditation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The star of Tokyo's postwar avant-garde who reinvented himself, and conceptual art. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Power of Words, Dueling Museums, and The Internet's Letdown

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Anna Sale guest hosts today! Margaret Talbot on the word gap. A Somali refugee who flees to South Africa. The competition between the Met and MOMA. The downsides of the internet. 

WNYC News

Matisse Cut-Outs, the Movie

Sunday, January 11, 2015

For those who want to avoid the crowds and lines at museums, a new series presents art exhibits as films.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Are Museums The Best Place to Appreciate Art? Ask The Director of the Met.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how and why we look at art. 

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WNYC News

Can Museums Cash In On Art?

Friday, August 08, 2014

Deaccessioning is "a little bit like burning your roof to heat your kitchen,” said WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon.

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WNYC News

Refugee Camps and Matchboxes: Art from the Arab World

Sunday, July 20, 2014

While stories of conflict in Arab nations fill the news, an exhibit at the New Museum presents the personal testimony of 45 Arab artists.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Garry Winogrand Retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum

Friday, July 18, 2014

The renowned photographer captured life in New York City and American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s.

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WNYC News

Makers in the MAD-House

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the makers of NYC.

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WNYC News

Two Provocative Ladies of Brazilian Art

Sunday, May 11, 2014

One artist was saved by art; the other tried to make art heal herself and others.

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WNYC News

The Greatest Unknown Master of Design

Saturday, May 10, 2014

 British designer Charles James was celebrated in his lifetime, but holds cult status only in fashion circles.

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WNYC News

Art Inspired by Modernist Buildings and Unfinished Houses

Sunday, May 04, 2014

A new art exhibit at the Bronx Museum looks at how modernist architecture changed Latin America.

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WNYC News

A Famous Roof Gets a Glass Garden Maze

Saturday, May 03, 2014

A fun house for kids on the roof of the Met.

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WNYC News

Museums Offer a Bang for the Bucks

Friday, April 18, 2014

Most New Yorkers think museums in the city are expensive, but they offer a lot for the money.

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Soundcheck

Ralph Ellison: Learning About A Man From His Records

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Loren Schoenberg, artistic director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, talks about their new exhibit on writer Ralph Ellison's record collection.

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Transportation Nation

Sinkhole Swallows Corvettes: Video

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident," reads a statement by the National Corvette Museum.

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