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First Look: Stradivarius Hometown in Italy gets Violin Museum

Sunday, September 08, 2013

The northern Italian town where Antonio Stradivari and other master violin-makers worked will open a new museum celebrating the instrument.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Cloisters at 75

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Timothy Husband, Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about the Cloisters, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It's the home of the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Medieval art, including the famed Unicorn tapestries, and the building is constructed out of Medieval buildings from France.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Hopper Drawing" at the Whitney Museum

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Curator Carter Foster talks about Edward Hopper’s drawings, and how they provide insight into the artist's process. “Hopper Drawing” is on view at the Whitney Museum of Art through October 6, and it features more than 200 drawings, paired with some of the artist's most famous paintings, including “Nighthawks” and “New York Movie.”

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WNYC News

Art Talk: MoMA's Mea Culpa to Hopper and O'Keefe

Friday, August 09, 2013

Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe are considered some of the best American artists of the 20th century. But it was not easy to find their work at the Museum of Modern Art. At least not until now.

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WNYC News

Art Talk - Ken Price: Glowing Ceramic With Weird Holes

Friday, June 28, 2013

Some galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are featuring weird objects that look like glowing moon rocks...with strange holes.  They are courtesy of Ken Price, a ceramic sculptor from Los Angeles who died last year.

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WNYC News

A Dark Take on Mickey Mouse: Llyn Foulkes at the New Museum

Monday, June 24, 2013

A rebel artist from California who is in his late 70s is getting his first New York museum show.

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WNYC News

Art Talk - Turrell at Guggenheim: Heroic or Disappointing?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Get ready for a summer of light. Literally. 

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WNYC News

A Disco Ball Piñata and the KKK as Emerging Latino Art

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fidel Castro, the KKK, and a disco ball piñata. Those are some of the themes in the minds of 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists who are part of El Museo del Barrio's biennial opening on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Early Days of AIDS Epidemic are in New Exhibit

Monday, June 03, 2013

The prejudice, confusion and political struggle that marked the Aids epidemic in New York in the early 80s are the subject of a new exhibit.

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WNYC News

Art Talk: Civil War, Photography Versus Painting

Monday, May 27, 2013

If you are staying in town this Memorial Day, you might want to head to the Metropolitan Museum and think about the Civil War, whose 150th anniversary is underway. As art critic Deborah Solomon explains, the Met is observing the occasion in a big -- and somewhat confusing -- way, with two unrelated exhibitions.

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Studio 360

MoMA Reconsiders Razing Neighbor

Friday, May 10, 2013

What do you do when your favorite museum of contemporary art and design decides to destroy one of your favorite examples of contemporary design? New Yorkers have asked themselves that question after the Museum of Modern Art recently announced that it would be razing its neighbor ...

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The Takeaway

Punk Fashion: From the Streets to the Met

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Some critics argue that the new Metropolitan Museum's exhibition on punk fashion is proof that punk is over. But if punk is everywhere, including a museum exhibit, is punk over; or has it officially won? Kelly Maxwell mulls over this question in a new piece for Bust Magazine.

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The Takeaway

George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Today President Obama and four of his predecessors will gather for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in University Park, Texas. The library officially opens on May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University, but Peter Baker, White House correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times, got a sneak peak. 

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Soundcheck

Music In Museums: The Next Big Thing

Monday, April 08, 2013

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the art scene in New York, you may have noticed that there’s a lot of music in the city’s museums. New York Times culture reporter Robin Pogrebin tells us how institutions like The Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New Museum are filling their galleries with the sound of music.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Piero della Francesca at the Frick

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Piero della Francesca was a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. A new exhibition at the Frick Collection brings together seven of Francesa's works, including six panels from the Sant’Agostino altarpiece.

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The Takeaway

The FBI's New Leads on the Greatest Art Theft in History

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Twenty-three years ago this week, a pair of thieves gained entry to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts and stole $500 million dollars worth of art. Geoff Kelly, special agent and the lead investigator for the FBI on the case says the agency has a new lead.

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WNYC News

Imagining the Future Museum

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Museums are places to see art, attend lectures, and perhaps print a plastic toy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Season: Art

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Claire Barliant, Brooklyn-based critic who writes art listings for The New Yorker, shares what exhibitions she's looking forward to this fall in local modern and contemporary art museums.

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Radiolab

Brain Fodder Vol. 1

Friday, September 28, 2012

A collection of the strange and wonderful things on the minds of Radiolab staffers this week.

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Features

9/11 Anniversary Will Mark Rise of New Buildings, But No Museum

Monday, September 10, 2012

WNYC

Some family members of the victims of the September 11 attacks are angry that The National September 11 Memorial Museum will not have its planned opening on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the attacks. Construction of the building has been halted since last December, when a multi-million dollar dispute broke out between the museum and the Port Authority, the site's owner.

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