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Stories in the category Arts

Time for diverse NYC museum leadership

By Laurie Bennett

August 23, 2017 at 10:47am

For such a big, diverse city, New York has a museum leadership that’s remarkably incestuous. And white.

Arts leaders resign from Trump panel

By Muckety

August 19, 2017 at 9:36am

All 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday, in protest of President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Shakespeare & Hollywood

By Laurie Bennett

November 11, 2014 at 1:30pm

Think posthumous profits in the entertainment business, and you’re likely to come up with the names of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

High-end art isn’t an economic indicator

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2013 at 8:59am

The art world set another record Tuesday with an auction price of $142.4 million for a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych.

Leonard Lauder makes $1B gift to the Metropolitan Museum

By Laurie Bennett

April 10, 2013 at 9:12am

Cosmetics heir Leonard A. Lauder has pledged his collection of Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures, valued at more than $1 billion, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SF socialite Dede Wilsey has some vocal critics

By Laurie Bennett

March 18, 2013 at 5:19am

Upheaval at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has attracted unwanted attention from the East Coast.

Alec Baldwin gives $1M to NY Philharmonic

By Laurie Bennett

July 2, 2012 at 4:05pm

The New York Philharmonic announced a $1 million gift Monday from actor Alec Baldwin.

Sometimes, the painting itself is a symbol

By Laurie Bennett

May 3, 2012 at 5:37am

Appropriately, the world’s most expensive piece of art is called “The Scream.”

The case of the missing Monet

By Laurie Bennett

March 20, 2012 at 6:49am

The mysteries surrounding the art holdings of the Wildensteins continue to play out in European courts.

Just another connection between art and money

By Laurie Bennett

January 8, 2012 at 6:55am

How important is the Metropolitan Museum of Art to New York?

Eli Broad, Il Magnifico

By Laurie Bennett

December 16, 2010 at 9:21am

He has been called the Lorenzo de Medici of Los Angeles.

The heady world of Alfred Stieglitz

By Laurie Bennett

September 28, 2010 at 8:16am

Alfred Stieglitz, married to artist Georgia O’Keeffe and owner of a series of New York City art galleries, was a master networker.

The colorful, connected life of Thomas Hoving

By Laurie Bennett

June 23, 2010 at 6:19am

Thomas Hoving died in December, after multiple careers in which he showed off his exquisite taste and his talent for attracting media attention.

Rocco Landesman extends NEA support to military families

By A. James Memmott

May 25, 2010 at 7:06am

Rocco Landesman, the outspoken and successful Broadway producer, is opening some doors for the military as head of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Steven Cohen and other hedge funders sought after by art museums

By A. James Memmott

May 19, 2010 at 9:28am

Having found all the old money (think Rockefeller, Guggenheim, etc.), New York City art museums are in hot pursuit of whatever new money has survived the recession.

Slave owner’s diary inspired Faulkner

By A. James Memmott

February 14, 2010 at 8:25am

In a major discovery, a scholar has now located a real world inspiration for some of William Faulkner’s characters and themes.

An unusual friendship: Nica Rothschild and Thelonious Monk

By Laurie Bennett

December 9, 2009 at 10:00am

She was a baroness, descended from one of Europe’s wealthiest families. He was the great-grandson of a slave.

Are Nobel literary judges Euro-centric?

By Ric Bohy

October 9, 2009 at 12:31pm

Readers here and abroad waited this week to see if the Nobel literature jury considered Yanks too “ignorant” and “isolated” to deserve the prize.

Larry McMurtry’s enduring passion: buying books

By Gary Jacobson

July 29, 2008 at 9:31am

Larry McMurtry’s latest book, titled simply Books, is a memoir of his many decades as a book dealer. One of his favorite activities, he writes, has always been buying books. Lots of books.

Muckety this! Sigmund Freud to John Lennon

By Rita Hall

March 29, 2008 at 12:26pm

How is the father of psychoanalysis connected to the founder of the Beatles?



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