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Whistler: The Original Art Star

A century before Warhol, Whistler treated his own persona as a work of art. In the Peacock Room, he created an installation that expressed his bitterness about the ties between art and money. Read More


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Morning Links: Tom of Finland Edition

Here’s a profile of Okwui Enwezor, who is readying his Venice Biennale and who hints he may be retiring from the biennial game: “This is exhausting,” he says. “In any case, there’s a need for other people to do them, … 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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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

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


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Weird Science: Biotechnology as Art Form

Tissue cultures, genetic modification, bacterial colonies. Over the last decade, more and more artists have been giving up the studio in favor of the laboratory Read More


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Should Curating Be Crowdsourced?

In attempting to avoid controversies over content, a Smithsonian panel might be setting the stage for even more. Read More


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Between a Cross and a Hard Place

The controversy over the removal of a four-minute video from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery has observers wondering whether the culture wars are back. If so, can anything be done to stop them? Read More