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Art Talk: The Four Art Shows to See Before the Year is Over

Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 was the year when New Yorkers stood in line for up to eight hours to go through a rainy, dark room. It was also the year when a painting of a tiny bird from the 1600's drew record crowds to a local museum. And when a famous rotunda was filled with anything but light.

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Art Talk: What Happens When the Art Dealer Steals the Show

Friday, December 13, 2013

Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer. 

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From Ancient Egypt to Central Park, Why We Are So Into Obelisks

Sunday, December 08, 2013

A new exhibit highlights the only monumental obelisk from ancient Egypt in the United States. And it sits right in Central Park.

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23 Deaths — and Many Chinese Myths — on Nine Screens

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A tragedy that killed 23 Chinese migrant workers in England nine years ago is the theme of a new massive art piece.

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Art Talk: New Yorkers Are Obsessed With This Teeny Tiny Bird

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanks to Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch, record crowds are flocking to the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side to see a small painting of a bird created almost 400 years ago.

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Frame Those Pencil Sketches and Scribbles

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Save those pencil sketches. They might become museum material.

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The Dark, Magical and Mysterious Power of Poison

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Poison protects animals, kills people, and cures diseases — and now it's the theme of a new show at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Over 150 Years of Wars, in Photos

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Photos that capture war from the point of view of observers, civilians and soldiers over the last 165 years in 28 nations are on display at a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Art Spiegelman's 'Maus' Now Celebrated in New Exhibit

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The artist who turned his parents' survival from the Holocaust into a Pulitzer-prize winning graphic novel is the subject of a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.

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Art Talk: Are Rockwell's Boy Scouts and Grandmas American Masterpieces?

Friday, November 08, 2013

He painted freckled boy scouts, sprightly grandmothers and little black girls walking into an all-white school. Norman Rockwell was the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, and served as America's unofficial "artist in chief." 

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A Troublemaker Who Is Loved by Collectors

Sunday, October 27, 2013

An artist who is revered by collectors has a new show in town.

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Transportation Nation

A Designer Who Shaped Broadway and Freeways

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Before Steve Jobs and Apple, there was Norman Bel Geddes. The work of the designer who shaped everything from Broadway shows to cocktail shakers to freeways from the 1920s to the 1940s is now at the Museum of the City of New York.

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A Nude Descending a Staircase, 100 Years Later

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The show that introduced Americans to cubism and changed modern art is back, partly, 100 years later.

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Women Made Out of Animals, Machines and Monsters

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist is getting her first American museum show.

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Art Talk: Taking Pictures Inside Museums — Creative or Crass?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Museum-goers, be warned. If you try to take a photograph at the Magritte show at the Museum of Modern Art, or the Robert Indiana exhibit at the Whitney Museum, a uniformed guard will come rushing out and sternly instruct you: "No photographs!"

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Two Exhibits Show Different Sides of Brazilian Art

Saturday, October 05, 2013

As Brazil is getting ready to host two major international sports events in the next three years — the World Cup and the Olympics — the country is also drawing the attention of the art world. 

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Burden Brings Motorcycles, Crane Trucks and Toys to New Museum

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The artist who got an assistant to shoot him in the arm in the '70s has a new show with toys and trucks in New York City.

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Art Talk: What Does "LOVE" Have To Do With It?

Friday, September 27, 2013

There is no lack of paintings that show mountains or human figures. What's in this week? Paintings with words.

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Always, Always There

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two short tales: One about bad guys in a fishing village in Pakistan, the other about good guys in Baghdad. And the question is posed: in the long arc of time, which side prevails, those with the impulse to take or those with the impulse to give?

 

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Art Talk: What's Hot in the Fall Art Season? White Men

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"This is an art season that could make you think that the feminist movement never happened." 

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