New York Times: Art & Design


05/28/2020 03:53 PM
Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic
A year after opening the Shed, Elizabeth Diller is trying to adjust to a world in which she and colleagues can no longer kick around ideas in person.
05/28/2020 01:26 PM
Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now
Get up close to the finest mosaics in Western Europe, 19th-century busts (an earlier form of self-promotion), the archaeology of Turkey, the Met’s conservation projects and stately European homes.
05/28/2020 02:14 PM
The National Anthem’s Path to Fame Began With Little Fanfare
The song that became “The Star-Spangled Banner” had a modest debut in a newspaper. That first dated printing will be auctioned online at Christie’s.
05/27/2020 12:48 PM
What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? This Thief Knows
Octave Durham, who went to prison for stealing two paintings by the artist, explains the difficulties encountered in this line of work.
05/28/2020 08:36 PM
National Geographic Plan to Dismantle Granite Sculpture Hits Snag
The organization says the art installation must go so a redesign of the Washington campus can proceed, but a local review panel indicates there may be alternatives.
05/28/2020 09:43 AM
‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown
A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
05/28/2020 08:54 AM
Ai Weiwei Designs Masks With a Message
The artist continues his campaign for free speech and human rights with face coverings whose sales will benefit humanitarian organizations.
05/28/2020 09:13 AM
2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home
Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.
05/28/2020 05:10 PM
Roman Villa’s Mosaics Are Unearthed, Again, a Century After Last Dig
The site in northern Italy was excavated in 1922, but then reburied and mostly forgotten about. But not by archaeologists, who made “an important find” of mosaics from the third or fourth century A.D.
05/26/2020 08:39 AM
How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Deciding
Wanted: Artifacts that show how Americans navigated the Covid-19 crisis. The trick is determining what’s historically valuable.
05/24/2020 02:59 PM
Gallery Sues Landlord, Claiming Covid-19 Shutdown Voids Lease
The lawsuit contends that since the Venus Over Manhattan gallery is closed by government orders during the pandemic, the lease should be terminated.
05/23/2020 06:39 PM
Less Is More as Art Museum in Houston Reopens
With timed tickets and limited entry, each visitor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston had a studio apartment’s worth of space to themselves.
05/25/2020 03:44 PM
U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask
As museums around the country prepare to reopen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is going first with safety protocols in place.
05/22/2020 09:45 AM
In Grayson Perry’s ‘Art Club,’ an Exhibition of Britain’s Lockdown Dreams
The artist Grayson Perry talks about his latest TV series, “Grayson’s Art Club,” which showcases art made by a British public trapped at home.
05/22/2020 09:27 PM
Can You Gather With God Over Zoom?
Quakerism goes virtual, offering an intimate window into silent worship.
05/22/2020 05:00 AM
Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’
Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world.
05/21/2020 01:51 PM
How to Refresh Your Home With Minimal Fuss
From reconsidering your lighting to upgrading your bedding, suggestions for making the space you’re isolating in feel new again.
05/21/2020 12:06 PM
6 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend
Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.
05/21/2020 11:19 AM
Five Art Books to Read This Summer
As the art world mulls whether a return to “normalcy” should be its goal, publishers mine the archives of artists who found their own counterpaths.
05/20/2020 01:55 PM
2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home
Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.