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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.

In Dubai, Architect Rem Koolhaas Sees Art in Concrete

The galleries of Al Quoz in Dubai: little seen by the UAE's 15 million annual visitors.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reminds Us How to Empathize

In a post-empathy world, Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum appeals to our humanity.

Older Women Ruled the Artworld in 2016

Brilliant, underrated female artists shine; can this trend continue under Trump?

Las Vegas: Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Museums and More

Hot nightlife, bizarre museums, thrill-rides, insane shopping -- and, yes, showgirls.

The Jewish Museum is Just Giving It Away!

"Take Me (I'm Yours)" is a show of artwork visitors can take home for free.

Alma Thomas’ Radiant Abstraction at the Studio Museum

Gloriously beautiful paintings by a pioneering African-American woman artist.

5 Progressive Projects at the Design Triennial

"Beauty," the Cooper Hewitt's survey, includes some socially conscious ideas.

When Political Art Fails to Engage: The Whitney’s “Open Plan”

How important is context to explicitly political art in museums?

McMillian Deconstructs Main Street at the Studio Museum

The sly exhibition examines complexities around race in culture and politics.

Philanthropy and Politics: The David H. Koch Story

Politics should have no place in philanthropy.

Someone to Watch Over Me: Poitras Surveys the Whitney

Poitras makes you distressingly aware of the security state within which you're enmeshed.

A Survey of Art’s Best in 2015

A list of lists.
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