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10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014

Where to find Kahlo’s archive, Friedlander’s jazz pix, Michael Snow’s conceptual hijinks, Abelardo Morell’s camera obscura, and more highlights of the spring photo season Read More


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13 Dazzling Treasure-Packed Art-Museum Shows to See in Spring 2014

Masterworks, manuscripts, mosaics, royal jewels, devotional sculpture, and blinged-out arms and armor feature in exhibitions devoted to the arts of Byzantium, Buddhism, Islam, West Africa, the Samurai, the Andes, and more Read More


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Zoe Strauss, Vanessa, Philadelphia, 2006. ZOE STRAUSS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BRUCE SILVERSTEIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF THE ARTIST AND THE WOMEN'S COMMITTEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART.

Zoe Strauss: Finding Humanity Where It’s Hidden

Photographer Zoe Strauss creates a visual poetry from heroic images of the struggles of everyday life Read More


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Leaving the Frick behind: Colin B. Bailey. BILL ZEMANEK.

Bringing up Bailey: New Chief at FAMSF

Colin Bailey talks about his new job as head of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, how museums should use the Web, and what he misses about the Frick Read More


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‘The Myth of the Artist Starving’

Looking back at the ’80s market boom and other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Mochica, North Coast, possibly La Mina, Forehead Ornament with Feline Head and Octopus Tentacles Ending in Catfish Heads, 100 – 800 A.D., gold, chrysocolla, and shells. MUSEO DE LA NACIÓN, LIMA, PHOTO ©DANIEL GIANNONI.

The Art That Made Peru Peru

Three millennia, 350 objects, and one national identity are featured in an ambitious show at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts Read More


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Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, detail, c. 1503-06, oil on poplar. MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS.

She Has a Hot Smile: Dalí on the Mona Lisa Attacks

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Marcel Dzama. Welcome to the land of the bat, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York.

Skeletons Out of the Closet

A survey of museum tours celebrating Halloween, Day of the Dead, and more Read More


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‘Conversion’ Presents Thorny Issues for Art Owners

NEW YORK—An art collector who placed most of his collection in storage with a Manhattan dealer has brought a lawsuit against the dealer for selling his artwork, valued at more than $5 million, and failing to remit the proceeds to the collector. Read More