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We Need a Little Yiddish, Right This Very Minute

As a smash hit, all-Yiddish "Fiddler" preps to move Off-Broadway, the American theater's most unlikely CEO seizes a new tradition.

Impressionist Berthe Morisot Finally Gets Her Day

Recentering an intreprid Impressionist as equal to Monet and Renoir.

Offbeat ‘Orphan’ Films Flicker Across NYC Cinemas

Preservationists, archivists, curators, scholars and collectors celebrate the unclaimed and the curious.

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

“Soul of a Nation” takes a breathtaking look at the political and aesthetic work of Black Power artists.

Masculinity, Identity and My Grandfather’s Rough Hands

"At some point, I'm going to have to decide when and how I want to stop being angry."

3D-Printed Guns: The World’s Most Dangerous Art?

This is an art controversy -- and the stakes couldn't be higher.

Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So

Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)

At the Morgan, Medieval Monsters Instruct and Entertain

Gorgeous illuminated manuscripts illustrate a broad concept of what monsters were -- and meant -- in medieval Europe.

Spanish Masterpieces Bridge Cultures at the San Antonio Museum of Art

500 years of Spanish art makes the point that culture links us, rather than separates us.

Artists Warned Us: Children in Cages Will Be Treated Like Animals

Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s caged performances show us that ICE’s children in cages are dangerously vulnerable to losing their humanity.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Peter Hujar Is a Better Photographer Than Robert Mapplethorpe

Hujar’s photos of artists and drag queens, skyscrapers and farm animals, and so much more animate a powerful retrospective at The Morgan.

Pictorial and Political Lessons from Zurbarán: We Are Family

Zurbarán's images of Jewish patriarchs made a case for religious and ethnic tolerance. Concerns that are still vital today.

Brooklyn Museum Shows Crass Pile of Money in the Form of...

A billionaire paying exorbitantly for a Basquiat is a bad reason to dedicate an exhibition to it.

The Ups, Downs and Ups of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

During an Age of Faith, Murillo infused the artistic patrimony of Spain with beauty, joy and hope of salvation.

New Met Admission Charges Are an Unfair Tax On Tourists

They will punish tourists -- including hundreds of thousands of Americans who already subsidize it.

Should Museums Decline Donations From Big Pharma?

In December, The New York Times published an article raising the question of whether or not museums should be more thorough in vetting donors. The...

Even the Virgin Mary Has a #MeToo Story: The Annunciation

If a courageous accuser described the scene today, would it be called "Denunciation?" "Renunciation"?

How Out-of-the-Way Arts Institutions Build Community

Crystal Bridges and Grace Farms, out-of-the-way museums focused on expanded community access to art.

New Frontier at Tippet Rise Art Center: Access for All

Spectacular Tippet Rise exemplifies the goal to increase access to art beyond cities.
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