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MoMA Raises Ticket Prices due to Escalating Operating Costs

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On September 1, ticket prices for adults will go from $20 to $25. The cost of senior tickets will be raised from $16 to $18 and student tickets will go from $12 to $14. The increase marks the first time since 2004 the museum has raised its prices.

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Barbès Selects Off-Beat World Musicians to Play MoMA Nights

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In past years, the MoMA Nights performances, which take place Thursdays in July and August, have been connected to the museum's exhibits. But this year, Conan selected artists who work within a specific genre in unconventional and idiosyncratic ways.

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Features

Museum for African Art Postpones Opening to 2012

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Museum for African Art announced on Tuesday it would delay the opening of its new building at Fifth Ave. and 110th St. to late 2012. The museum was scheduled to open this September.

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Features

Artists Continue Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Boycott Despite New Labor Monitor

Friday, June 03, 2011

On Tuesday, the Guggenheim Museum announced that Pricewaterhouse Coopers would oversee the employment of migrant workers at the construction of its new location on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island. But artists say they will continue to boycott the museum until their demands are met.

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Features

For Serving Their Country, Service Members Can Check Out Art for Free

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, city museums pay homage to U.S. troops by letting active duty military personnel and their families visit their collections for free.

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Features

Get Into New York City Museums for Less on Art Museum Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Wednesday, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum and others join counterparts across the U.S. in offering reduced admission rates. Check out a short list of participating museums here.

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Features

NASA Announces Intrepid Museum Will Get Enterprise Space Shuttle

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will be home to the Enterprise space shuttle.

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Features

Government Shutdown Could Close NY Museums

Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian will close their doors to the public on Saturday if the shutdown goes forward.

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WNYC News

Jersey City Arts Treasure Closes

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Jersey City Museum, founded more than 100 years ago and home to more than 20,000 piece art collection, has shuttered its doors following state and city budget cuts and an unsuccessful bid to partner with New Jersey City University.

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Features

Guggenheim Explores Expansion into Finland

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On Tuesday, Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen announced that the city had commissioned the Guggenheim to conduct a study on the feasibility of bringing a new modern art museum administered by the Guggenheim to town.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Infinity of Nations at the National Museum of the American Indian

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cecile Ganteaume, curator of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will discuss the New York branch’s exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, a permanent exhibition of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central, and South America that shows the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlights the historic importance of many of these objects.

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Features

Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This week, sanctions were lifted from the National Academy Museum, which got in trouble two years ago for selling off artworks from its collection to pay bills. Learn how the experts are weighing in on the practice of deaccessioning.

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At the Museums: Women, Represent!

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC

For years, some of New York's most prestigious art museums have gotten heat for not featuring enough female artists. A searing 2007 report by Jerry Saltz in New York Magazine revealed that women often made up less than 15 percent of a museum's permanent collection on display. Since then, there has been a move to make up for this imbalance. In fact, this week, a number of local arts institutions have female-heavy rosters.

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NY Museums in Financial Stress Allowed to Sell Artwork

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York museums in dire financial straits will be allowed to sell artworks from their collections, but not to cover operating costs. The Board of Regents, which has authority over the state's non-profit museums, is loosening some restrictions on museum sales.

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WNYC News

New York Museums Under Financial Stress Allowed to Sell-Off Artwork

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York museums in dire financial straits will be allowed to sell artworks from their collections, but not to cover operating costs. The Board of Regents, which has authority over the state's non-profit museums, is loosening some restrictions on museum sales.

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Features

Intrepid Museum Tries to Land Retired NASA Shuttle

Monday, August 30, 2010

After four decades, NASA is planning to retire its shuttle program, beginning in 2011. That will leave the National Aeronautic and Space Administration's remaining fleet of three space shuttles without a home. Twenty one institutions nationwide are interested in landing one of the orbiters, and Manhattan's Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of them.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Critics on fall highlights

Monday, September 14, 2009

A discussion about the fall season's theatre, art, and television highlights.

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Studio 360

Bill and Dick's Excellent Adventure

Friday, October 31, 2008

There's one guide museum-goers in Philadelphia should not be without: Travels With Dick And Bill. It’s a self-published packet of stapled Xeroxed pages, and a huge endeavor. Dick Hughes and Bill McLaughlin, both 85, have visited 203 museums in and around Philadelphia, ...

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Studio 360

Podcasts for the People

Friday, August 31, 2007

Remember the old museum audio tours? The big clunky tape recorder slung over your shoulder, telling you to visit the artwork in a strict sequential order? Times have changed. Today’s audio equipment is elegant, like handheld wands with no cords to get tangled up in. And because it’s digital, you ...

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Studio 360

Stealing Beauty

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Scandals are rocking America’s biggest art museums right now. It seems that the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts may own a lot of precious items with dubious backgrounds — vases and statues looted from archeological sites and smuggled ...

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