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In Hew Locke’s Blinged-Out Installations, Every Toy Jaguar Has Its Place

With a dazzling palette of beaded tapestries, flying boats, and distinctive reliefs of Queen Elizabeth II, Hew Locke comments on the relationship between England and its former colonies Read More

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What If Fra Angelico Painted Space Invaders?

To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses Read More

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How Michelangelo Made David into a Giant

Why the sculptor made sure that his oversize sculpture was too heavy for a high place Read More

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Cat Art vs. Dog Art: A Showdown at the Blanton Museum

An upcoming exhibition celebrates our four-legged friends with works by Dieter Roth, Louise Bourgeois, William Wegman, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso and more Read More

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Warhol’s Mug Shots of Bad Guys Are Finally Back in Queens

Andy Warhol’s “Most Wanted Men” are back at the Queens Museum–50 years after they were mysteriously censored from the World’s Fair Read More

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12 Museum-Worthy Power Suits from Around the World

To get to the top, you have to wear the right clothes Read More

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How the Art of Social Practice Is Changing the World, One Row House at a Time

Social practice is going mainstream as more artists focus their work on making an impact on problems like homelessness and pollution. But the question of how to judge activist art remains elusive
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10 New Photo Shows Expose the Insides of Statues and Atoms, Women and Revolutions

Exhibitions bring out the stylish, edgy side of Collier Schorr, Malick Sidibé, Amy Arbus, Harold Edgerton, and more Read More

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Profiles

MoMA’s Kathy Halbreich Is Connecting the Polke Dots

The museum’s associate director has organized the first exhibition to unite work in all mediums by the elusive German artist Sigmar Polke Read More

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April Retrospective: Don’t Be Seduced by Señor Dalí!

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Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art

Artists have been at the center of the protests in Ukraine, offering murals, performances, and a golden “throne” Read More

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Degas and Cassatt: The Untold Story of Their Artistic Friendship

Mary Cassatt has long been considered a pupil of Degas. But an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Art shows that creative influence went both ways Read More

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Features

Rauschenberg Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Art & Life

From working for international peace to funding art workshops in inner-city laundromats, the Rauschenberg Foundation aims to honor the artist’s passion to make the world a better place Read More

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Bizarre Verdict Sends Critic of Austria’s Nazi Loot Restitution Policy to Jail

A petty and cruel court decision gives a three-year prison term to Stephan Templ in a Kafkaesque case of Holocaust claims Read More