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A Painting Looted by and Returned to Nazis Finally Goes to Its Jewish Owners

AMSTERDAM — A cathedral in Germany has agreed to return a Nazi-looted painting to the heirs of Gottlieb and Mathilde Kraus, an Austrian Jewish couple from whom it was stolen in 1941, according to the Commission for Looted...

A Museum Tackles Myths About Jews and Money

LONDON — Wrapped in a turban and a mink-lined robe, the old man sits in his opulent home, smiling wryly. The pouch in his hand is full to bursting. Gold coins are scattered across his desk.The elderly figure...

What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It

On the first floor of the American Museum of Natural History, a diorama depicts an imagined 17th-century meeting between Dutch settlers and the Lenape, an Indigenous tribe inhabiting New Amsterdam, now New York City. It was intended to...

The End Is Nigh. Can Design Save Us?

MILAN — “Our only chance at survival is to design our own beautiful extinction.”That’s the powerful conclusion of the catalog essay for “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival,” the 22nd edition of the Milan Triennial. Running through...

Brice Marden, Still True to His Vision

The perseverance that drives America’s grand old master painter Source link

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

LONDON — Britain’s National Portrait Gallery said Tuesday that it was not accepting a long-discussed $1.3 million donation from a charitable arm of the Sackler family.The decision, reached by mutual agreement between the gallery and the Britain-based Sackler...

Think You Know This Photograph? Take Another Look.

BERLIN — At first glance, it’s an image we all know: the pale column of a World Trade Center tower against a bright blue sky, with a billow of mottled smoke in a floating plume. On the right,...

En Chile, casas tan extremas como el paisaje

Casi 40 años después de su fundación, la Ciudad Abierta sigue siendo una construcción perpetuamente en progreso. Catorce estructuras habitables —entre ellas talleres, salas de reunión y casas, algunas ocupadas todo el tiempo, otras de manera intermitente— marcan...

In Chile, Homes as Extreme as the Landscape Itself

Nearly 40 years after its founding, Ciudad Abierta remains a perpetual work in progress. Fourteen habitable structures — including workshops, meeting halls and houses, some occupied full time, others intermittently — mark the desolate landscape. Constructed from wood,...

The Week in Arts: Idris Elba, Taking on War and José González

Theater: ‘Juno and the Paycock’ at Irish RepThrough May 25, irishrep.org.Walking into the main stage auditorium at Irish Repertory Theater during its Sean O’Casey season is like stepping into a museum diorama. Charlie Corcoran’s semi-immersive scenic design puts...

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AJ Pritchard Strictly Come Dancing star opens up on sexuality in...

The 24-year-old Strictly Come Dancing professional has previously said he preferred not to define his sexuality. On the subject of not wanting to...

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