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When Good Paintings Happen to World Leaders

Move over, George W. Bush: Jeffrey Vallance’s portraits of despots and presidents are more fun to look at 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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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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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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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

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The Evil-Looking Women Drug Addicts of French Belle Epoque Art

As the morphine craze gripped Paris, a new archetype of angry, scary women emerged in French prints. Collectors loved them Read More

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Kara Walker’s Porgy & Bess Libretto

The artist’s first lithographs depict the ill-fated lovers in the famous (and controversial) opera Read More

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Pierre Huyghe Brings Spiders, Quails, and (Hopefully) Rats to Lower East Side Gallery

Watch your step at the Artist’s Institute—you might kill part of the show Read More