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diversity

Rockefeller Brothers Fund plans $1.5m in grants to help New York museums promote diverse artists

Financial aid will help eight institutions “disrupt dominant narratives” and “build back a more equitable culture” after Covid lockdown

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Deaccessioning

Cranach, Courbet and Corot: a closer look at what the Brooklyn Museum is selling off

The institution is deaccessioning its only Cranach and 11 other works to finance care of its collection

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reopenings

New York clears the way for the city's museums to reopen

MoMA, the Whitney, the Morgan, the American Folk Art Museum, the New Museum, the Guggenheim and the Brooklyn Museum announce plans to welcome the public, joining the Met and the New-York Historical Society

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The Insiders

The Great Disruptors: two museum shows look back at 1970s New York

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Museums & Heritage

Face-off with a founding father: Brooklyn honours African art by placing it amidst its other collections

New exhibition seeks to “fill in the blanks that are still present in museums and art history books”

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Kehinde Wiley’s reimagining of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Brooklyn Museum to Luhring Augustine and Sam Fogg’s collaborative show on Gothic art

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Chloë Bass’s show at The Studio Museum in Harlem to Yasiin Bey’s multimedia exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

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Art education

Brooklyn project waives court appearances for lawbreakers who agree to take art classes

District attorney says the initiative, which applies to minor nonviolent misdemeanors, promotes "human dignity"

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JR

JR on the 'sociological experiment' of street art and his vast New York mural for the Brooklyn Museum

The French artist, who made his name with large-scale public installations, is opening his biggest US exhibition to date

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In the frame

Solange partners with museums to debut extended film version of acclaimed album When I Get Home

Free screenings of the performance art film will run at institutions across the US and Europe throughout the summer, closing at The Chinati Foundation in October

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Celebrate Pride Month with commemorations of Stonewall's 50th anniversary

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Kehinde Wiley

Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united

Both works will first be shown at Château de Malmaison, former residence of Emperor of the French before travelling to the Brooklyn Museum

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Winogrand's little-known colour photographs to Miró's mammoth canvas

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In the frame

Going bold at the Brooklyn Museum

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this week

From Lucio Fontana's punctured canvases to an intimate look at Frida Kahlo's personal objects

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African art

Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask

Family elders give blessing to new exhibition of Yorùbá masquerade costume, stolen from Nigerian shrine room 70 years ago

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Exhibitions

Have Brooklyn and Boston bagged Frida Kahlo blockbusters?

Shows at the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston explore the Mexican artist’s love of fashion and “arte popular”

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Public art

Do Ho Suh house sculpture stays put in London's square mile

Planning permission for the installation extended until 2020

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#metoo

'I have been sexually assaulted numerous times': Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak joins #metoo debate

The curator has called for women to be treated with "respect and dignity"

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

The power of Black artists resonates at the Brooklyn Museum, while Medieval monsters lurk at the Morgan Library

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Frieze New York

The best shows in town during Frieze New York

From Adrian Piper at MoMA to Radican Women in Brooklyn

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Activist group calls out Brooklyn Museum’s appointment of white African art curator

The museum has not yet responded to criticism about the “dismal rates of representation” of people of colour among its senior staff

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

Celebrate Women’s History Month through art, from feminism solving an ancient riddle in Brooklyn to Zoe Leonard's retrospective at the Whitney

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Exhibitions

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: David Bowie blockbuster gets New York remix

Around one-fifth of the objects in the Brooklyn Museum's show were not included in previous iterations

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Linda on the loose

Basquiat heads back to his Brooklyn home

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Exhibitions

Three to see: New York

From Basquiat's $110m skull in Brooklyn to Viennese luxe in uptown Manhattan

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Exhibitions

Brooklyn Museum first to show Yusaku Maezawa’s $110m Basquiat

Japanese billionaire has sent his prized 1982 skull painting on “world tour” after buying work at Sotheby’s last year

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Three to see

Three to See: New York

From Munch’s marvelous misery to the changing face of Mecca

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David Bowie blockbuster is coming to New York

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final venue for the internationally touring retrospective, launched in 2013

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New culture war takes root in US as major news outlet censors art

Artists say they are under pressure to tone down their work after Associated Press removes images of controversial pieces

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Cambodia

As New York prepares to display Cambodian art new and old, we assess the growing recognition of Cambodian contemporary art

An overview of the Cambodian art market, as well as names to look out for, and the legacy of the Khmer Rouge

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Brooklyn Museum

Revealed: one third of Brooklyn Museum’s Coptic collection is fake

Specialists warn that museums in the US and Europe will now have to re-examine their own sculptures

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February 2000

In their need to raise sponsorship, are US museums risking the loss of their intellectual freedom?

We look beyond the Brooklyn Museum's Sensation exhibition into a troubling trend emerging across the sector

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Iran

The Brooklyn Museum's landmark show of Qajar art exposes Iran’s more liberal roots

The first survey of a fashion for portraiture that swept the Persian court lifts the veil on Iranian history

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Exhibitions

Womens’ rights campaigner, Mme Sadat, supports an Egyptian show with a pc twist

"Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven” is at the Brooklyn Museum 20 October - 5 January 1997

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Censorship

As the catalogue comes to Britain, James Hall slates “The Play of the Unmentionable”, the anti-censorship installation created by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum

Kosuth "keeps the ball rolling while not rocking the boat”