Museums

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TOLEDO — Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection presents a conundrum of conscience.

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GLENSIDE, Pa. — I was not particularly excited to see a show of copier art. How different could the images of these photocopies be from the actual copies themselves?

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nothing is a singular object here; everything is part of this place and its history.

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Post image for An Artist Duo’s Shocking Stop-Motion Animations and Hypnotic Installations

PERTH — The exhibition, a collaboration between Hans Berg and artist Nathalie Djurberg, has been titled Secret Garden, and naturally, given all of its enchantment and ambience, immediate associations arise to Alice and the gardens of Wonderland. But there’s a lot more going on here.

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Post image for Beyond Drips: Investigating Jackson Pollock’s Many Artistic Phases

“Come over here to the drips,” a visitor at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) advised friends.

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Smeary Smeary Edgar Degas

by Thomas Micchelli on April 16, 2016

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The first picture that caught me up short was “Factory Smoke” (1877–79), hanging alone on a freestanding wall in the middle of the gallery.

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Post image for The Spectacle of the “Other” in a Grotesque Zoo

SAVANNAH, Georgia — Contrary to his gentle voice and friendly manner, Lavar Munroe’s first U.S. museum exhibition is filled with grotesque half-animal, half-human figures wielding hostile gloves and knives like predators.

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Post image for Three Native American Artists Challenge a White Ethnographer’s Legacy

PORTLAND, Ore. — If you type the words “Native American” into Google image search, the majority of the results will be Edward Curtis photographs

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Post image for Cycling Through Fischli and Weiss’s Impish World

Fischli and Weiss’s sprawling retrospective creates a viewing experience that is funny, frustrating, belabored, and, ultimately, I think, productively unsettling.

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Post image for The Aesthetics of Paperwork and Cultural Theory According to Seth Siegelaub

AMSTERDAM — All of Siegelaub’s many practices can be found to revolve around one proposal: The way culture is communicated is symptomatic of the way it is produced.

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