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D.C. for ETs: Sci-fi Archeology at the Corcoran

An alien’s-eye view of Washington’s ruins, via Ellen Harvey Read More


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Reinventing the African American Portrait

Dogon, Flavin, Outkast, Dave Chappelle, the Incredible Hulk, and more coexist in Robert Pruitt’s identity-expanding drawings of women at the Studio Museum Read More


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How Edward Hopper Storyboarded ‘Nighthawks’

Drawings at the Whitney reveal the step-by-step process the artist used to create his iconic painting of a New York diner at night Read More


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Pedal Pushers: How Art Museums Are Promoting Bike Culture

In exhibitions and programs across the country, museums are devising new ways to showcase the exquisite mix of engineering, craftsmanship and style that moves us forward on two finely calibrated wheels Read More


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Installation view of "The Cat Show," 2013. White Columns, New York City. PHOTO: JONATHAN GRASSI. COURTESY WHITE COLUMNS.

Taking Cat Art Seriously

From a provocative upcoming Metropolitan Museum show to adoption-ready “purr-formers,” the art world is exploring the shock of the mew Read More


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Image on home page: Deborah Kass, Four Barbras, 1992, silkscreen on canvas. Photo: Kendall Mills. Courtesy the Artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Let My People Show: Welcome to ‘Jew York’

Jewish art geography, from Aleph and Arbus to Robert Zimmerman Read More


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Vision Quest: Exploring the Venice Biennale

A channel-changing exhibition about imagination headlines a convergence of art from 88 countries Read More


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A Gallery of Venice Biennale Artists

Converging on Venice from Iraq, Iceland, Azerbaijan, and beyond, they came, they showed—and they posed for photos Read More


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Chasing Unicorns in Art Across the Ages

A herd of the magical, elusive creatures alights in uptown Manhattan, while others emerge in galleries and artist’s studios everywhere Read More


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Dome Improvement—What’s an Art Museum Doing in Rockaway Beach?

MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 is the latest in a wave of museum outposts that are humble, nimble, and temporary, offering free admission—and much more than art Read More


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Catherine Chalmers, Antworks in Progress - Pink Leaf, from the series The Leafcutters, pigment print.  COURTESY THE ARTIST

Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Taking Animals’ Art Skills Seriously

Move over, painting chimps. Today’s art-making animals are cutting-edge creators who turn up everywhere from the National Zoo to MoMA Read More


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Race You to the Porsche Show at the Art Museum

Horsepower meets star power in North Carolina Museum of Art’s upcoming survey of iconic German autos Read More


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Mark Dion, Curator's Office, 2013, Site-specific installation PHOTO COURTESY THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS.

The Curator Vanishes: Period Room as Crime Scene

A disappearance, a discovery, and a mystery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, via Mark Dion Read More


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Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head

Chocolate was the medium of choice for Janine Antoni and Dieter Roth to depict—and deface—their own image Read More