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Magritte’s Grand Illusions

The curator of “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938,” opening September 28 at MoMA, explores how three photographs of the Belgian Surrealist provide insights into his wry humor and painting techniques Read More


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Installation view of “Art for the Public by Chicago Artists of the Federal Art Project,Works Progress Administration” at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1938. 
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Retrospective: When the WPA Was New

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Plate two of Ellsworth Kelly’s 1992 portfolio “The Mallarmé Suite.”

Words with Friends: Artist-Poet Pairings

Picasso, Ashbery, Rivers, Johns, Motherwell, Alberti and more in “The Artist and the Poet” at the Art Institute of Chicago Read More


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Retrospective: When ARTnews Went to the Armory Show

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Smithson Trumps Snooki: New Jersey is State of the Art

Princeton gives Jersey its props, MoMA’s Capital Exchange program drops, Cleveland rocks a mega-multi-touch-screen, and more museum news Read More


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This Is Not a Pipe–But It IS a Newly Discovered Magritte

A new book gathers 130 previously unpublished and recently authenticated works by the Belgian Surrealist, including a portrait of Jesus, erotic pictures, and that famous cryptic pipe Read More


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On the Hunt for Hunt? Try Park Avenue

NEW YORK—The next East Coast gallery exhibition of the sculptural works of Bryan Hunt will take place in Spring of 2012 at Manhattan’s Danese Gallery, but New Yorkers have other opportunities to see his work beforehand. Read More


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Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing

Richard Serra on sketching, mapping, rolling, stapling, cutting, and the other techniques he used to make the works in his Met drawings retrospective. Read More


Features
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‘Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid’

In an effort to connect with visitors who feel bored, overwhelmed, or confused, museums are using focus groups, comment boards, and even full-time evaluators to help rethink and rewrite texts in the galleries. Read More


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Uncovering Matisse

The first major survey of Matisse's output during World War I uses cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned connoisseurship to reveal his radical system of scraping, scratching, and repainting. Read More


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The facade of the Art Institute of Chicago in the expansion designed by Renzo Piano. According to museum director James Cuno, it is not intended to compete with Frank Gehry’s band shell across the street. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism. Read More