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Philip Freelon, African-American Museum Architect, Dies at 66

He worked on numerous museums, libraries and other cultural projects, many of them devoted to the black experience.
Previews: ‘Olafur Eliasson: In real life’ @ Tate Modern (London)

Previews: ‘Olafur Eliasson: In real life’ @ Tate Modern (London)

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with Olafur Eliasson: In real life. This is the Danish-Icelandic artist's first major UK exhibition and survey of his career to date. It comes 16 years after
Investigators Say a Ring Smuggled $145 Million in Ancient Artifacts

Investigators Say a Ring Smuggled $145 Million in Ancient Artifacts

It focused on treasures from six separate countries, and was led by Subhash Kapoor, one of the world’s largest antiquities smugglers, a criminal complaint says.
What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

“Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” at the Met Museum is a masterpiece in progress from a perfectionist who hated to say “done.”
What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

“Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” at the Met Museum is a masterpiece in progress from a perfectionist who hated to say “done.”

Sam Jacob Studio Designs London’s Cartoon Museum

Housing some 6,000 pieces of art and an 18,000-volume library of cartoons and comics, London’s Cartoon Museum has a new, permanent home designed by Sam Jacob Studio. Be it the two main galleries or
Who Mows the Lawn at Storm King, New York’s Largest Sculpture Park?

Who Mows the Lawn at Storm King, New York’s Largest Sculpture Park?

It takes a crew of eight to maintain the 500 acres at Storm King Art Center, where art lives in the landscape.
African American Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Trunk of Car

African American Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Trunk of Car

Baton Rouge police are searching for the killer of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph.
Marc Maron Chooses His Weapon

Marc Maron Chooses His Weapon

The podcasting star of “Sword of Trust” joins the director Lynn Shelton to check out the arms and armor—and some guitars—at the Met, Sarah Larson writes.
What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

“Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” at the Met Museum is a masterpiece in progress from a perfectionist who hated to say “done.”
Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In

Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In

Conversation about monuments has reached a fever pitch, and the city was split on this one. The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhibition on it.
Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In

Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In

Conversation about monuments has reached a fever pitch, and the city was split on this one. The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhibition on it.
Killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, African American Museum Founder, Stuns Baton Rouge

Killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, African American Museum Founder, Stuns Baton Rouge

The 75-year-old educator and community advocate was found dead in the trunk of her own car as a tropical storm loomed.
Killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, African American Museum Founder, Stuns Baton Rouge

Killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, African American Museum Founder, Stuns Baton Rouge

The 75-year-old educator and community advocate was found dead in the trunk of her own car as a tropical storm loomed.
Geek Road Trip: Visit the world famous Monster Museum, if you dare

Geek Road Trip: Visit the world famous Monster Museum, if you dare

Visitors to Las Vegas are probably accustomed to gambling, but if you drive to a quiet, small town just 45 minutes away from the Strip, you'll find yourself faced with another risky venture: the
Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

Signs and plaques honoring a donation from the family, which has been linked to the opioid crisis in the United States, were taken down or covered at the Paris museum.
Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

Signs and plaques honoring a donation from the family, which has been linked to the opioid crisis in the United States, were taken down or covered at the Paris museum.
Openings: Mr. and Pharrell Williams – ‘Call to Action’ @ Musee Guimet (Paris)

Openings: Mr. and Pharrell Williams – ‘Call to Action’ @ Musee Guimet (Paris)

The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts (MNAAG) in Paris, home to the largest collection of Asian arts in Europe, recently gave carte blanche to a site-specific installation created by artist Mr..
Updated Museum Etiquette for 2019

Updated Museum Etiquette for 2019

Jiji Lee humorously imagines a new etiquette for visiting museums in the social-media age, with illustrations by Jeremy Nguyen.
He Turned the Met Museum’s Collection Into an Orchestra

He Turned the Met Museum’s Collection Into an Orchestra

Oliver Beer’s “Vessel Orchestra” includes 32 objects, ancient to modern, chosen for the sounds hidden within them.