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Now Hear This: Sound Art Has Arrived

Sound is being recognized and exhibited as an art form in its own right
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Some Like It Haute: Gaultier in the Galleries

An exhibition spotlights the ways Jean Paul Gaultier’s cutting-edge fashion has intersected with the contemporary art of his time
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Keeping New Media New: Conserving High-Tech Art

Conservators are rushing to keep pace with technology as they find ways to extend the working lives of art made with code, VHS tapes, and other rapidly changing platforms Read More


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Brancusi & Brain Waves: 3-D Printing Goes to the Museum

An exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design showcases how 3-D printing is growing up–and getting personal Read More


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Taking Yoga Art Seriously

An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery examines the history of yoga through photography, film, miniature painting, and ancient statuary Read More


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Show and Tell: The Dos and Don’ts of Studio Visits

Art-world insiders dispense advice on what you should say, how the artist ought to display the work, and which refreshments to serve, if any Read More


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Hong-Kai Wang. Still from Music While We Work. 2011. Multi-channel sound and two-channel video installation. Courtesy the artist

Listen to Your MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art prepares for its first major sound-art show Read More


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From Showroom to Studio: Artists Repurpose IKEA Products

Furniture becomes sculpture and bags become dresses as artists use IKEA items as raw material Read More


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The New World of Net Art

Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, and other platforms are the jumping-off point for artists who blur the line between the virtual and the real Read More


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‘You Become Better with Age’

Artists who are going strong at 80 and up find that old age offers freedom, self-assurance, and room to explore Read More


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The Civil War in Art, Then and Now

As several museums showcase works made at the time of the conflict, contemporary artists continue to reflect on its legacy Read More


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Blanket Statement: 10 Textile Shows, One Museum

Denver Art Museum unites Navajo weavings, Victorian needlework, the original denim, Chinese robes, skinned teddy bears, and a lot more Read More


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The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More


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When Storm Is Collaborator

Personal loss has become subject and challenge for artists hit by disasters like Sandy and Katrina Read More