Fresh Finds at Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

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Spread the loveTweet Photo An image from the catacombs. Credit Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology ROME — Restorers on Tuesday put the finishing touches on a seven-year restoration of two…


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Long-Awaited Miami Science Museum Comes to Life

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Spread the loveTweet To cover its expected annual operating costs of $20.7 million, including paying a staff of 150 people, the Frost museum must attract 725,000 visitors a year, an…


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California Today: California Today: An Ancient Blood Sport in Modern California

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Spread the loveTweet Photo In cockfighting, roosters battle to the death. The fights, banned in California since 1905, have occurred mostly in the Central Valley and along the border with…


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‘Encyclopedic’ Brooklyn Museum Vies for Contemporary Attention

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Spread the loveTweet“It’s hard to make a turn; it’s not always comfortable,” said Catherine J. Morris, senior curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the museum.…


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Where Art and Technology Collide

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Spread the loveTweetPhoto From left, Travis Fitzgerald, Josh Pavlacky and Daniel Wallace, the founders of American Medium. Credit Stephanie Diani for The New York Times Galleries like American Medium that…


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Met Museum, in Quiet Talks With City, Weighs an Admission Fee

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Spread the loveTweetThe Met board and the mayor would both have to agree on an admissions fee and navigate the symbolic shoals of making a taxpayer-supported institution no longer free…


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At This Museum, Failures Are Welcome

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Spread the loveTweet Image The Rejuvenique mask was invented to function as a facial toning system. CreditSofie Lindberg A museum can be a showcase for just about anything, it seems.…


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Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives: 7,000 Artifacts Cataloged, Many More to Go

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Spread the loveTweet“The best part about the exhibition at Paisley, like Paisley itself, it’s a living, breathing exhibition,” Ms. Marchese said. The goal of the museum isn’t to tell Prince’s…


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Art Review: The Met Celebrates Irving Penn, Revolutionary Photographer

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Spread the loveTweetAs the show moves along, it retraces a brilliant, productive career of nearly 70 years, revealing the unwavering consistency of a vision fixed on form and beauty in…


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Square Feet: Amid Delays, Hong Kong’s Ambitious Museum Plan Takes Shape

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Spread the loveTweetSome critics also wonder how much curatorial freedom M+ will be able to exert, as the Chinese government increases its sway over a former British colony that on…


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