Art & Design

These People Really Care About Fonts

These People Really Care About Fonts

At TypeThursday, a monthly meet-up in cities including Los Angeles; London; and Bucharest, Romania, font designers critique each other’s letterforms…
This Art Was Looted 123 Years Ago. Will It Ever Be Returned?

This Art Was Looted 123 Years Ago. Will It Ever Be Returned?

In 2004, Steve Dunstone and Timothy Awoyemi stood on a boat on the bank of the River Niger. The two…
Worlds Within Worlds Mix It Up at the Winter Show

Worlds Within Worlds Mix It Up at the Winter Show

Art fairs are for looking, looking and more looking. They offer the concentrated absorption of the visual, cultural and historical,…
Museum CEO Apologizes for Handling of Staff Complaints

Museum CEO Apologizes for Handling of Staff Complaints

Timothy Rub, the director and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on Wednesday apologized to hundreds of…
The Outsider Art Fair 2020: 7 Must-See Exhibits

The Outsider Art Fair 2020: 7 Must-See Exhibits

The Outsider Art Fair, up at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea until Sunday, is still one of the best deals…
Park Avenue Armory Celebrates Women’s Suffrage With 100 Artists

Park Avenue Armory Celebrates Women’s Suffrage With 100 Artists

One hundred years ago, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted (some) women the right to vote. On Thursday, the…
Klimt Painting Found in Museum’s Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say

Klimt Painting Found in Museum’s Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say

A painting by Gustav Klimt that was stolen from an Italian museum almost 23 years ago — only to be…
The Overlooked History of Women at Work

The Overlooked History of Women at Work

Martha Maxwell stood only 4 feet 11 inches tall. But in the annals of natural history, she was a giant…
Take a Look at These Rarely Seen Andy Warhol Photos

Take a Look at These Rarely Seen Andy Warhol Photos

Andy Warhol brought his camera with him everywhere he went — first a Polaroid, and then his treasured 35-millimeter compact…
Museum Director Forced Out Amid Harassment Complaints

Museum Director Forced Out Amid Harassment Complaints

The director of a Pennsylvania museum was forced out of his job on Monday in the wake of allegations about…
New Jersey Collectors Who are Crafty, in More Ways Than One

New Jersey Collectors Who are Crafty, in More Ways Than One

HARDING TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Shy recessive types can appreciate art at a safe remove from the action, but collectors usually…
19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

19 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

[Read about the events that our other critics have chosen for the week ahead.] ‘THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALVIN…
A Final Rhapsody in Blue From Matthew Wong

A Final Rhapsody in Blue From Matthew Wong

On Oct. 2, the artist Matthew Wong took his life in Edmonton, Canada, where he lived. He was 35, had…
Welcome to the Era of the Post-Shopping Mall

Welcome to the Era of the Post-Shopping Mall

Surfacing As the mall declines, American Dream — a “destination” at the height of capitalism — rises. One morning in…
Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2019

Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2019

At their best, the artists who died this year could make us see the world in new ways — even…
‘Love at First Sight’ Inspired This African Art Collection

‘Love at First Sight’ Inspired This African Art Collection

BOWIE, Md. — The white living room in Olusanya Ojikutu’s home, with its soaring cathedral ceiling, is a temple to…
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