Museums

Post image for Tracing Imaginary Lines and Fluid Borders in the Midst of a Migrant Crisis

PARIS — Just outside the gates of the National Museum of the History of Immigration, an enormous, dreamy-faced, freestyle swimmer surges from the ground.

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Post image for Watching Relationships Build and Unravel in Philip Johnson’s Glass House

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A man and a woman are separated by a grassy hill. He makes one movement — a snap, a jump — and she repeats it. They playfully signal to one another, flirting, perhaps like birds would do.

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Post image for Caught Up in Rosalyn Drexler’s Dramatic Moments

WALTHAM, Mass. — Who Does She Think She Is? is a remarkable monographic exhibition of Rosalyn Drexler’s varied work.

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Post image for A Three-Story Web Ensnares an Abandoned Building’s Past Lives

PITTSBURGH — Inside 516 Sampsonia Way, a 19th-century row house in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, there no longer appear to be any 90-degree angles.

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Post image for The Artist Bringing Neon Icebergs to the Arctic Circle

ISTANBUL — Bahar Yürükoğlu makes icebergs bleed neon colors.

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Post image for A Murder Mystery Set in a Finnish Art Museum

HELSINKI — “In the final days of a damp, misty November, the body of a young woman is found in the icy embrace of the waters off Kaivopuisto Park.”

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Post image for An Exhibition About Black Lives, with a Gendered Focus

I Can’t Breathe, now on view at the Art Gallery at the College of Staten Island, is a dissonant show.

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Post image for From Fluxus to Selfies, Photographs that Blur the Performative and the Real

LONDON — Five figures stand cocooned in the radiating steel cables of the Brooklyn Bridge — four of them are naked and covered in painted spots, hanging out beneath a banner that reads “SELF-OBLITERATION.”

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Post image for Surveying Modern and Contemporary Art’s Embrace of Ceramics

PARIS — Conversations about art and medium-specificity are almost always conversations about history.

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Post image for The Praise and Prejudices Vigée Le Brun Faced in Her Exceptional 18th-Century Career

The daughter of a pastelist and a hairdresser, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) painted and befriended Marie Antoinette, escaped the horrors of the French Revolution, and forged a career as one of the 18th-century’s greatest portraitists.

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