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Historical exhibitions tend to consistently draw large audiences — the curious, scholars, or just those who like a cracking good story.

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Venus Over Manhattan is sparely hung, dimly lit, and cavernous. The mood is somber, appropriate to 1% big money ventures and for contemplating 18 versions of Andy Warhol’s sinister “Little Electric Chair” (1964) canvases.

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BASEL, Switzerland — How many works by Alexander Calder are out there?

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Post image for Wolfgang Tillmans Focuses on Borders and Brexit in London

LONDON — Like many other Europeans living in the UK, I am not eligible to vote in Thursday’s referendum that will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.

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CLEVELAND — In a drawing by cartoonist Edward Freska, the bald eagle that represents the United States on the country’s Great Seal is injured.

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Post image for Abstract Paintings that Evoke Persian Gardens and a Bloody Coup

Due to the impenetrable, illusory quality of these paintings, one doesn’t immediately associate them with covert operations, skullduggery, and violence.

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BASEL, Switzerland — The Liste art fair is intended to introduce new, fresh names to the fair scene in Basel. And, true, they are fresh — sometimes too fresh, so that the work seems rushed or unfinished.

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Joanne Greenbaum’s Amazing Parties

by John Yau on June 19, 2016

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Joanne Greenbaum began making tiny sculptures out of Sculpey in 2003.

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BASEL, Switzerland — The opening of Art Basel earlier this week wasn’t anything you wouldn’t expect at the Swiss fair: The world’s wealthiest were queuing at the entrance, half-forcing their way in by pushing and jumping, in the same way that people run into Walmart on Boxing Day.

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Post image for A Brooklyn Neighborhood Challenges the Memory Hole of Gentrification

On Tuesday, June 14, the American Planning Association (APA) New York Metro Chapter’s Urban Design Committee and its Arts & Culture Subcommittee hosted an event on the Southside of Williamsburg that brought together a powerful coalition of community organizers, urban planners, project managers, artists, and producers representing an array of institutions.

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