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  • Who was Jan van Eyck?

    Jan van Eyck was the inventor of oil paint, but he was also an alchemist. Are there other things we have yet to learn about the famous northern Master?

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  • The Struggle Over New York Architecture

    Herbert Muschamp surveys the political landscape of real-estate development and architecture in New York. What does it take to build significant architecture in the Big Apple?

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  • Re-Imagining Art in a Changed World

    In the fourth installment of a series on the changes in art and artists brought about by the September 11 attacks, Mary McNamara checks in with artists from different fields about what they're doing differently now?

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  • “Sade Surreal” On View in Zurich

    The exhibition “Sade Surreal,” currently on view at the Kunsthaus Zurich, explores the influence of the notorious writer on Surrealist writers and artists, among them Max Ernst, Man Ray, Pierre Klossowski, Hans Bellmer, and Alberto Giacometti. Just what was the fascination of de Sade?

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  • Future of Mies's Farnsworth House Still Unclear

    Earlier this year, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House seemed to be on its way to becoming a public attraction when Peter Palumbo, its current owner, put it up for sale. Now, a budget deficit in Illinois has left its future uncertain. What will happen to the famous “levitating” steel-and-glass house?

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  • Milwaukee Art Museum and the New York Times in Row

    Writing in the New York Times,Deborah Solomon recently called the Milwaukee Art Museum's collection “B-level.” Now, the museum's director, Russell Bowman, has written a letter to the gray lady pointing out that she never visited the museum to write her article and make her judgement.

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  • Cleveland Museum of Art to Get Much-Needed Breathing Room

    Rafael Vinoly's $170 million expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art is set to give the prominent collection some much-needed breathing—and viewing—room. Set to unveil his initial concepts on February 12, what can we except from 57-year-old native of Uruguay and former concert pianist?

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  • Carnegie Acquires Archive of African-American Life

    The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh has acquired one of the largest known photo archives of African-American life. With 80,000 negatives of work by Charles H. Harris, the museum is planning a retrospective, but not until it has catalogued and digitized all the images.

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  • Digital Art Gets Past the First Hurdle

    With the crash of the Net economy, the carpetbaggers have cleared out, leaving the die-hards and the Internet artists who pioneered Net.art. But will they be able to create work that can become self-sustaining and draw a wide audience?

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