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Masculinity, Identity and My Grandfather’s Rough Hands

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"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?

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Peter Hujar Is a Better Photographer Than Robert Mapplethorpe

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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

Should Museums Decline Donations From Big Pharma?

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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

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

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

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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

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

In Dubai, Architect Rem Koolhaas Sees Art in Concrete

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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

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

Older Women Ruled the Artworld in 2016

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

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

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