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ARTnews in Brief: 2021 Edition of FOG Design+Art 2020-09-21 15:37:05A continually updated post of goings-on around the world.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Controversy, Explained: Why 2020-09-21 14:05:53Bondil has sued the museum for $1.5 million, alleging unfair dismissal and libel.

Algorithms Can’t Automate Beauty 2020-09-21 13:35:26Trevor Paglen filters photos of blooming trees through bespoke computational processes.

After Calling Off New York Edition, TEFAF Will 2020-09-21 12:35:04The exhibition will bring together by 283 galleries, with each enterprise presenting a single masterwork.

Guggenheim Museum Acquires Maurizio Cattelan’s Infamous Banana Artwork 2020-09-21 09:23:08Here's what we're reading this morning.

Bay Area Galleries Band Together to Launch Communal 2020-09-18 15:31:53Gagosian, Jessica Silverman Gallery, and Pace Palo Alto are among the founding committee members for a platform called 8-bridges.

São Paulo’s Cutting-Edge Galeria Jaqueline Martins Expands to Brussels 2020-09-18 10:55:52The gallery has become known for bringing wider attention the careers of some of the Brazil’s most important artists.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Its First Sound Installation 2020-09-18 10:33:37The works will debut in a special exhibition in 2022.

Artists Release Open Letter to Whitney Asking for 2020-09-18 09:46:52Here's what we're reading this morning.

LACMA Unveils New Interior Views of Controversial Zumthor Building 2020-09-17 20:00:11The museum has been criticized for not sharing renderings of the exhibition spaces after the building’s design was changed last year.

Ailing Museums Receive $24 Million in Emergency Grants 2020-09-17 17:10:20A recent survey forecast a bleak future for U.S. museums during the pandemic.

‘Tenet’ and the Art Market: Why Christopher Nolan’s 2020-09-17 16:09:08A faked Goya plays a starring role in the film.

NYT > Arts

‘Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story’ Review: A Woman’s New! 2020-09-22 07:00:07This new documentary is a showcase for stunt performers in Hollywood, but it fails to capture the best of the action.

‘Kiss the Ground’ Review: Regenerating Hope for the New! 2020-09-22 07:00:07An optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson argues for the healing power of soil, which could offer a solution to the climate crisis

Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light New! 2020-09-22 06:24:17The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.

Pandemic Baking Just Got Weirder New! 2020-09-22 05:00:16Artists are crafting kooky, made-from-scratch cakes to exhibit on Instagram.

The Rivalry That Forged the Cold War New! 2020-09-22 05:00:08Tim Weiner’s “The Folly and the Glory” traces hostilities between Russia and the United States across 75 years.

The Freelance Life, but With Superheroes New! 2020-09-22 05:00:07The novel “Hench,” by Natalie Zina Walschots, imagines a lost millennial in a Marvel-style war between good and evil.

The Bodega Boys Wrote a Book, You Know New! 2020-09-22 05:00:07Whether or not you’re from the Bronx, Desus & Mero have some “God-Level Knowledge Darts” to throw at you.

The War Crime No One Wants to Talk New! 2020-09-22 05:00:06“Our Bodies, Their Battlefields,” by Christina Lamb, a British foreign correspondent, provides one of the first exhaustive examinations of

A Love Triangle and a Variety Show in New! 2020-09-22 05:00:06“Here We Are,” by Graham Swift, is a nostalgic look at the world of magicians and song-and-dance acts facing changes in taste and technolo

Life in an America Where Some Are Only New! 2020-09-22 05:00:06In her first nonfiction book, the novelist Laila Lalami offers a wrenching look at her experience as a naturalized citizen and the challenges endured

The Divisions That Are Destroying the Country New! 2020-09-22 05:00:05In “Divided We Fall,” David French warns that secession movements are a real possibility for the future.

Book Review: ‘White House, Inc.,’ by Dan Alexander New! 2020-09-22 05:00:03In his new book, the Forbes reporter Dan Alexander examines President Trump’s private coffers since he took office.

Arts & Culture |

Alexander von Humboldt: The Man Who History Forgot 2020-09-17 15:00:27Rediscover the 19th-century naturalist who traveled on four continents, wrote 2,500 letters, 36 books and hugely influenced early America

Saddle Up With Badger Clark, America's Forgotten Cowboy 2020-09-17 14:40:22The unsung writer, known to many as "Anonymous," led a life of indelible verse

The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is 2020-09-17 11:54:09VOMA—the Virtual Online Museum of Art—is a free and fully immersive art experience

How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are 2020-09-16 09:00:00The global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museums

Important Hudson River School Archive Is Now Fully 2020-09-15 16:40:14Prominent artists like Edwin Austin Abbey, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Eastman Johnson are featured in the Weir Family Papers

A New Edition of 'Pride and Prejudice' Crosses 2020-09-15 13:53:35Barbara Heller used period handwriting—and new material—to bring the novel’s colorful letters to life

Here's What's New to Explore as Smithsonian Museums 2020-09-14 15:38:41Doors open Friday at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Cu

Why 'Glory' Still Resonates More Than Three Decades 2020-09-14 08:00:00Newly added to Netflix, the Civil War movie reminds the nation that black Americans fought for their own emancipation

Japan's Love-Hate Relationship With Cats 2020-09-11 09:17:08From shapeshifters to demonic corpse eaters, supernatural cats have roamed for centuries in the country's folklore

Secretary Lonnie Bunch Discusses Music's Role in African 2020-09-10 17:04:14From Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumph

The Notre-Dame Crypt Reopens for the First Time 2020-09-09 15:49:23To mark the occasion, a new exhibition in the area under the cathedral's courtyard honors novelist Victor Hugo and architect Eugène Viollet-le

Artist Maren Hassinger Has Spent Her Entire Career 2020-09-09 10:59:27Curators Dorothy Moss and Charlotte Ickes explore the artist’s story ahead of her arrival in the Capital City


Lessons For The Arts From The NBA’s “Bubble” New! 2020-09-22 18:01:27The achievements of the enterprise became evident as the playoff games got underway. The bubble games blended theatre and sports to create a hybrid pe

The Benefits Of Reading Aloud New! 2020-09-22 17:31:55“A growing body of research suggests that we may be missing out by reading only with the voices inside our minds. The ancient art of reading alo

So Does This Mean Quibi Has Failed? New! 2020-09-22 17:01:23Launched in April 2020, Quibi has raised about $1.75 billion from major studios and other investors and has banked dozens of original series from Holl

San Francisco Symphony, Opera Musicians Sign New, Reduced New! 2020-09-22 16:29:48“We voted to accept devastating changes to our existing contract,” stated a press release issued by the musicians. “Had we rejected

Online Theatre Has Become Very Creative. But Can New! 2020-09-22 16:01:00The best of them have come in the shape of theatrical activism, especially amid the Black Lives Matter movement, made cheaply and with a speed that a

How Local Museum Audiences Are Different From The New! 2020-09-22 15:32:18“The local audience is really the central audience. It’s an audience that has grown up with the institution and comes to you again and aga

The First Drive-In Book Festival New! 2020-09-22 14:58:48“The book lovers of Appledore, a picturesque fishing village on the north Devon coast, are a resourceful, determined lot. When their library fac

How To Understand Beliefs In Fake News? How New! 2020-09-22 14:27:53Those holding odd beliefs are not typically less intelligent. An answer may be found in the way modern communication media have restructured society,

How Music Schools Have Adapted Teaching To Deal New! 2020-09-22 14:03:26Heather O’Donovan: “Unlike six months ago, however, they’re prepared to face the challenges. I spoke with leadership at conservatori

TV Cord-Cutting Has Accelerated During The Pandemic New! 2020-09-22 13:29:01“Consumers are choosing to cut the cord because of high prices, especially compared with streaming alternatives. The loss of live sports in H1 2

Why Do Mixed-Genre Dance Companies Always Do Their New! 2020-09-22 13:04:55“That disconnect grows wider every year as contemporary choreographers look beyond ballet — if not beyond white Western forms entirely &md

Congolese Activist Steals Artifacts From Museums To Protest New! 2020-09-22 12:31:21Mwazulu Diyabanza, the spokesman for a Pan-African movement that seeks reparations for colonialism, slavery and cultural expropriation, is set to stan