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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Is A Museum?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

James Panero, art critic and managing editor of The New Criterion, discusses his new piece and how the idea of a museum has changed over the last several generations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Renaissance Portrait at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Curators Keith Christiansen and Andrea Bayer discuss the exhibition "The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini," on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 18. It celebrates Italian 15th-century portraiture, bringing together approximately 160 works by Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Pisanello, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, and Antonello da Messina, and includes painting, manuscript illumination, marble sculpture and bronze medals. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Winter Arts: Museums and Galleries

Monday, January 30, 2012

Carolina Miranda, arts critic and author of WNYC Culture’s Gallerina blog, shares what she's looking forward to this season in area art galleries and museums.

What museum and gallery shows are you recommending?  What are you looking forward to in NYC arts?

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Features

9/11 Memorial Joins the Fold as Popular Visitor Destination

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The National September 11 Memorial admitted its one millionth visitor this week. The memorial plaza and its two fountains opened to the public on Sept. 12.

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Features

Frick Collection Opens New Portico Gallery

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Frick Collection has opened a new, glass-enclosed portico gallery. It's the museum's first major addition in more than three decades. The inaugural exhibition in the Frick's new gallery is a collection of Meissen porcelain from a private collection.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Diego Rivera's Murals at MoMA

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Curator Leah Dickerman discusses the murals and career of Diego Rivera. “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” is on view at MoMA through May 14. The exhibition features murals, which are up to six feet by eight feet in size and weigh as much as 1,000 pounds, made of frescoed plaster, concrete, and steel. There are also three working drawings, a “portable mural” made in 1930, and smaller prints, watercolors, and drawings.

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Gallerina

Art Explosion: Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim

Friday, November 25, 2011

WNYC

If a naughty Catholic schoolboy had an unlimited budget to put on an exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maurizio Cattelan's All is likely what you'd end up with. Check out a slideshow of the hyper-real sculptures and disconcerting pieces of taxidermy Cattelan's hung from the Guggenheim's ceiling here.

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Features

NY Historical Society Prepares to Re-Open after $70 Million Renovation

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The city's oldest museum is getting ready to re-open its doors on Friday after a three-year, $70 million renovation. The New York Historical Society Museum and Library has been closed for construction since February.

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Features

Stories Of Brooklyn's Past, Rediscovered at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

WNYC

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is opening to the public this week for the first time in 200 years. It’s unveiling a new museum that documents the city's shipbuilding history.

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Features

Brooklyn Museum Is City's Latest Cultural Institution to Hike Admission Price

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Brooklyn Museum announced a $2 hike in its suggested admission rates on Friday — up to $12 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Critic's Picks: Art Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Carolina Miranda, arts critic and author of WNYC Culture's Gallerina blog, shares what she's looking forward to this fall in art galleries and museums.

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Features

Ohio to New York: Give Us Your Space Shuttle

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In a letter to NASA, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown urged NASA to reconsider its decision to award the retired Enterprise shuttle to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum because of reports that the Intrepid is changing its original plans to house the shuttle.

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Features

Stephen Sondheim Creates Treasure Hunt for Natural History Museum

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Three hundred guests participated in “A Little Jurassic Treasure Hunt” in the museum on Monday night. The game was part of a benefit for Friends In Deed, the non-profit crisis center for life-threatening illness.

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Features

Ford Foundation Helps Keep American Folk Art Museum Open

Friday, September 23, 2011

The lights are staying on at the American Folk Art Museum.

The museum, which has been struggling financially, was saved by donations from its trustees and a major gift from the Ford Foundation. The cash will allow the organization to keep operating at its Two Lincoln Square home and to keep its collection intact.

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Features

Museum of City of New York to Acquire Seaport Museum

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has given the Museum of the City of New York a $2 million grant for the acquisition.

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Features

Broadway, Museums, Parks, Casinos Re-Open After Irene

Monday, August 29, 2011

Broadway theaters, museums and parks in New York are back open on Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced them to shut down over the weekend. The U.S. Open started on Monday, as planned. Casinos are also back open in New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Features

Museums, Markets, Broadway Shut Down by Hurricane Irene

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hundreds of public events — including street fairs, concerts, block parties, farmers' markets, sporting events and museum shows — that were planned for this weekend in the Tri-State Area have been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Here's our list of cancellations.

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Features

Jewish Museum Announces New Director

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Jewish Museum announced Claudia Gould, who currently runs Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, will take over leadership of the museum. Gould will replace Joan Rosenbaum, who has been at the museum's helm for 30 years, this fall.

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Features

James Franco, Gus Van Sant and Ryan Trecartin Teach MoMA PS 1 Summer School

Friday, July 29, 2011

Most kids can't stand the thought of summer school. But what if your teachers are James Franco, Gus Van Sant and Ryan Trecartin? All three are scheduled to lecture on making art, films, and the written word at MoMA PS 1's free Summer School next month.

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Features

Most New Yorkers Think 9/11 Museum Should Be Free: Poll

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Seventy-five percent of New Yorkers think the National 9/11 Memorial Museum should be free, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

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