He expanded the Smithsonian’s showcase for modern and contemporary art while organizing major retrospectives of artists such as Francis Bacon and Clyfford Still.

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So much is now broken, including many of the old rules dictating how we write about museums.

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Contemporary artists are using the old style of grand-history painting to shape public opinion and collective identity.

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Collages zero in on the mundane and the magnificent architectural details of earlier times.

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Years of discrimination and financial difficulties have left many vulnerable to a covid-19 economy, coming at a time when the stories they tell are as salient as ever.

Helen Molesworth: “The museum is a fundamentally 18th-century institution that finds itself stumbling as it enters the 21st century.”

The beloved museum remains relevant, and not just because it was founded in the wake of a pandemic.

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There’s nothing clandestine about the Magna technique in the powerful paintings.

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Washington’s major museums and the National Zoo are among the attractions closing in latest wave of shutdowns across the nation.

We visited six reopened museums, and found a reason to visit each one.

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The great African American painter was at his best in this astonishingly artful work at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Museum’s latest acquisitions by Huma Bhabha and Sterling Ruby leave lingering, haunted impressions.

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The diverse exhibition mounted by Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum is an invitation to indulge.

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Amid our isolation and solitude, works convey a joyful respite and a chance to reflect.

  • Mark Jenkins
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Stuck inside during the pandemic, Geandy Pavón made 40 days’ worth of witty, elegant art.

  • Mark Jenkins
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Smart, clear and a little institutional, the museum at Fort Belvoir is a major addition to the cultural landscape.

“The most important thing is to be safe,” Secretary Lonnie Bunch says of the gradual approach.

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The artist devoted her work to subtle emotions, the ones that don’t require a trigger or — in today’s world — correspond to an emoji.

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Luminous works take on a contemporary glow suggesting digital imagery

  • Mark Jenkins
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Four museums, including the National Gallery of Art, decide to present controversial show sooner.

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