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Watch: Nigerian Boy Gains Fame with Dance Video as Stars Pay Homage

By Lekan Oyekanmi and Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Aug 21, 2020

When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session.

India Museum Turns to Transgender Art Collective for First Commission

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11, 2020

A museum in Bangalore, India, is turning to a collective of transgender and female-identifying artists for its first-ever commission.

Mona Lisa Back at Work, Visitors Limited, as Louvre Reopens

Jul 6, 2020

Paris' Louvre Museum, which houses the world's most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs.

Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Schedules

Jun 19, 2020

Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker."

Met Opera Cuts Season by 3 1/2 Months, to Shorten Some Shows

By Ronald Blum | Jun 1, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera season is getting shorter, along with some of its shows.

New Banksy Art Unveiled at Hospital to Thank Doctors, Nurses

May 7, 2020

A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital.

Russians Decorate Isolation by Recreating Artworks

By Daniel Kozin | Apr 11, 2020

In the coronavirus lockdown, Russians can't go to their beloved and renowned museums. So they're filling the holes in their souls by recreating artworks while stuck at home and posting them on social media.

Virtual Vacation: 7 Museums to Experience LGBTQ Art From Home

By Jill Gleeson | Mar 31, 2020

Some of the world's most significant cultural institutions are virtually opening their shuttered doors, letting all inside for a peek at art by and for the LGBTQ community.

Brighten Up with a Virtual Visit to the Neon Museum

Mar 30, 2020

While The Neon Museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 safety measures, it offers several ways to #NeonMuseumFromHome and stay engaged.

Art in Unusual Places; Weird & Wonderful Venues

Mar 11, 2020

These art galleries provide a feast for the senses in some more-than-slightly-unusual venues.

Quilting frenzy! Rosie Lee Tompkins at BAM

By Sura Wood | Mar 10, 2020

Considered one of the most accomplished, artistically inventive American quilt-makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Rosie Lee Tompkins deserves an appreciative retrospective, and a comprehensive new show at BAMPFA demonstrates why.

Watch: Miami's ARTECHOUSE Digital Art Installation

Watch: Miami's ARTECHOUSE Digital Art Installation

Mar 7, 2020

ARTECHOUSE immersive digital art gallery intersects art, technology, and design for one-of-a-kind experiences, including Refik Anadol's latest work, "Infinite Space."

France's Louvre Stays Shut Amid Staff Fears of Virus Spread

Mar 2, 2020

The Louvre Museum was closed again Monday as management was meeting with staff worried about the spread of the new virus in the world's most-visited museum.

Virus Fears Close Down France's Louvre Museum

Mar 1, 2020

The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France's Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its trove of art works fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world.

Miami Beach: Get Your Art On at These 4 Must-See Spots

Miami Beach: Get Your Art On at These 4 Must-See Spots

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 21, 2020

Step out of the sun to check out South Beach's diverse art scene, featuring old masters, modern marvels, Instagram-worthy murals, and a high-tech video installation.

Museum's Rembrandt Knockoff Turns Out to Be the Real Thing

Feb 17, 2020

Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a painting attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt's workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself.

New Exhibit Examines Ballet's Lasting Influence on Fashion

By Jocelyn Noveck | Feb 17, 2020

A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but.

Bansky's Valentine's Day Mural Covered After it was Defaced

Feb 16, 2020

The family who owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine's Day has covered the mural after it was defaced.

Orlando's odyssey across time & gender

By Sura Wood | Feb 11, 2020

Tilda Swinton has curated her first art exhibition, a photography show named for "Orlando," a fable she has called a "wild goose chase of a fantasy" and a "magic carpet ride."

"KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature" Comes to New York Botanical Garden

Feb 1, 2020

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has announced highlights of its expansive 2020 exhibition "KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature," featuring work by internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

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