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Curators Tend to Make Around $150,000 A Year for Major Shows

In a story out today, The Art Newspaper reports that Germano Celant’s eyebrow-raising $1 million fee for his upcoming work on Milan Expo 2015 is not standard for curators of major shows like the expo, Documenta, or the Venice Biennale. … Read More

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Sotheby’s Plans ‘Modest’ Layoffs

Sotheby’s auction house announced Thursday that it will soon downsize a “modest” number of its employees worldwide.

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Massimiliano Gioni Named ‘Artistic Director’ of the New Museum

The New Museum announced today today that curator Massimiliano Gioni will now hold the title “Artistic Director” at the museum.

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Richard Mellon Scaife Bequeathed Collection to Two Pennsylvania Museums

The art collection of Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pennsylvania-based billionaire who died on July 4 at 82, will be split between to the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art in Chadds Ford and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in … Read More

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Cai Guo-Qiang Floated a Stuffed Animal Noah’s Ark Around Shanghai Today

The New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang floated a barge packed with stuffed animals around Shanghai today, The Wall Street Journal reports, in a piece meant to draw attention to the city’s polluted waters (as well as a few of … Read More

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Ice Breakers: Showcasing the Art of an Arctic People

An exhibition at Scandinavia House explores the ways artists depict the history and politics of the Sámi indigenous people Read More

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Baseball Art From Out of Left Field

Artists of all stripes play with baseball’s cherished rules, regulations, and regalia Read More

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Bringing the Cutting-Edge to Santa Fe

At SITE Santa Fe, Irene Hofmann is upending the model of the biennial, with a six-year run of shows dedicated to the contemporary art of the Americas Read More

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“I’m An Occupy Wall Street, Lefty Kind of Guy”

Fred Tomaselli talks Times style: “[T]hey piss me off sometimes!” Read More

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The 2014 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

Who are the world’s most active art buyers? Presenting the 2014 ARTnews 200 Read More

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7 Contemporary Works Inspired by Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

Artists bring Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych into the 21st century with Kate Moss, emojis, and Dr. Martens Read More

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Clark Art Institute: Going Big in the Berkshires

A 12-year expansion project led by architect Tadao Ando brings airy subterranean galleries, a massive reflecting pool, and miles of nature trails to the Clark Art Institute Read More

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Photographer Passes Torch to Favela Residents

Marc Ohrem-Leclef spotlights the Brazilians the World Cup passed by Read More

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Insider’s Guide to the Deer-Hunting, Pig-Farming, Mushroom-Foraging Hickster Artists of the Catskills

Meet the creative personalities who have moved to Upstate New York to re-think, unlearn, shoot game, and make art out of it
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