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Adrian Piper Pulls Out of Black Performance-Art Show

Venerable Conceptual artist withdraws from “Radical Presence” at Grey Art Gallery, asserting it marginalizes African American artists 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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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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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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Bryan, Susanne and Nicola Carpenter’s Garden Gnome Foosball hole combines traditional kitsch garden ornaments with table top soccer to create a twist on gameplay. COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS.

Now Putt This: Artists’ Mini Golf at the Walker

Playful, funny, and even interactive holes in a creative golf course at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 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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Photograph of Patrick Jacobs working on Raked Leaves, 2008, a miniature “diorama” viewed through a three-inch window.

Use Your Illusion

Contemporary sculptors are tricking the eye and the mind with uncannily realistic objects Read More


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Backdrops, Blobs, Pods, and Props

The Walker Art Center celebrates its acquisition of a trove of objects documenting artists’ collaborations with Merce Cunningham in a series of groundbreaking shows Read More


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Om Is Where the Art Is

More and more museums are offering meditation in their galleries Read More


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In With the Old

With portraits of men of color in trendy ghetto gear posed in attitudes copied from the Old Masters, Kehinde Wiley aims to ‘make paintings that matter in the 21st century’ Read More


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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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Nonsmoking Capricorn Museum Seeks Networking, Dating, Serious Relationships, Friends

Institutions are using MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking Web sites to reach new people and forge virtual communities. 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