Museums

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MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — To devote a show to an era is to delimit the era in question, carving it off from surrounding epochs and ascribing some measure of thematic or aesthetic continuity to it.

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Street advertisement for New Museum Triennial

Poetry has never been more of a hackneyed product — from tiresome MFA hybrid poems to stale derivations of pop/Net conceptualism to the New New New York School, always proclaiming that its linking of art, gay male cosmopolitanism, and poetics is “new.”

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Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide, “The Newly Opened Port of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture” (1860)

Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met is the unsexy title of a luxuriantly sensual exhibit that speaks with uncanny precision to our post-postmodern moment.

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HONG KONG — In the book accompanying her late husband’s retrospective, Tong Chiu Wai-yee says: “When people talk about Tong King-sum, they focus on his flawed body alongside his artistic achievement.”

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Ed Sanders

In early 1966, following a New Years’ gig by his folk-rock band, the Fugs, the poet Ed Sanders woke up to find that his Peace Eye Bookstore, then on East 10th Street, had been raided by the NYPD.

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Post image for The Triumph of Revisionism: The Whitney’s American Century

With America Is Hard to See, the exhibition inaugurating its luminous new Renzo Piano building, the Whitney has reclaimed its role among the city’s museums as the engine of the new.

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Post image for Seeing Fractured Explosions in Fragmented Mirrors

SAN FRANCISCO — The past year has seen many powerful, violent images.

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Post image for A Witty Conversation Between Art and Architecture

CHICAGO — In Pedro Cabrita Reis’s exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago, A few lines, a façade inside and a possible staircase, the artist confuses the audience by blurring the lines between his work and the elements of the hosting building.

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Post image for The Dealer Who Made Impressionism Famous

LONDON — Impressionism is easily one of, if not the most, accessible and universally enjoyed art movements.

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Post image for From the Mythic to the Personal, Two Artists Envision Womanhood

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts has long dedicated itself to serving as a home for early-career artists exhibiting in New York City. The institution extends this commitment with its current exhibition, Vision Quest.

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