The trend toward broadening tastes at auction picked up steam at Christie’s with the Hockney and new highs for works by two African-American artists.
A series considered one of the towering achievements of American art reminds us that nothing can surpass the strange beauty of reality if a photographer knows where to look.
The British botanist Anna Atkins published her evocative cyanotypes of algae and seaweed 175 years ago. Now, the New York Public Library is celebrating her innovation.
On the 500th anniversary of the painter’s birth, our critic set himself a challenge: to see all of Tintoretto’s major works, spread around Venice at 23 locations.
A small museum show that concentrates on the ceramic works of a multidiscipline dynamo comes as something of a relief.
Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs, but should we expect more than that?
John Houck’s visual trickery; Svenja Deininger’s “Crescendo” paintings; Didier William’s eye-catching mixed-media works; and the poet John Ashbery’s demure treasures.
Billy Frist is attracted to the prettier photographs, unlike his wife, Jennifer Frist. Together, they have amassed a mini-museum.
A sweeping retrospective shows a personal side of the Pop master — his hopes, fears, faith — and reasserts his power for a new generation, Holland Cotter writes in his review.
Christie’s will be auctioning off mementos from the exclusive members-only club in London, including a red velvet sofa, the doorman’s coat and toast racks.
Paolo Pellegrin has traveled the globe witnessing history and chronicling a changing world. Now his photographs are on show at Italy’s national museum of contemporary art.
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
A magnificent Willem Dafoe stars in Julian Schnabel’s film, a work that Manohla Dargis calls “an argument for art.”
The designer on bongs, white jeans and his new get-it-quickly collection, Now House.
Our comic book reporter looks at how Stan Lee — the character and the person — recurred throughout his life.
Quentin Bajac will leave the Museum of Modern Art to run the Jeu de Paume, France’s national photography museum.
In three auctions, there were some formidable prices, though eyebrows were raised at a number of intimidating estimates. And there were failures.
After its debut at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, “A Crack in Everything” will open at the Jewish Museum next year.
The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.
Mary Ceruti will lead the Walker after nearly 20 years at the SculptureCenter in Queens. The Walker’s last leader stepped down amid conflict over a sculpture.
Daniel Libeskind’s architectural feat — all 900 pounds, 70 spikes, and three million Swarovski crystals of it — will light up the night at Rockefeller Center.
To reshape the narrative of art told by American institutions, the foundation will transfer 51 works by black self-taught artists to additional museums.
As Dutch museums scour their holdings for Nazi-looted art, historians are revisiting a wartime arts administrator associated with tainted works.
Visitors from India top attendance, along with Germany, China, England, the U.S. and France. Some precious loans are returning to Paris — others are arriving.
Klaus Biesenbach chose new members based in art capitals outside California — and three have ties to MoMA PS1, where he had been the director.