‘I Went To As Many Instagramable ‘Museums,’ ‘Factories’ And ‘Mansions’ As I Could. They Nearly Broke Me.’

Amanda Hess visited the Museum of Ice Cream’s New York pop-up, the Rosé Mansion, Candytopia, Color Factory, 29Rooms, and even a preview party for the upcoming Museum of Pizza. “I realize that I have a ‘fun’ job that it’s annoying to complain about: Oh no, I have to drink free wine and eat ice cream. […]

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Do All-Women Exhibitions Help Or Hurt The Cause?

Whether all-women’s shows are an effective long-term strategy for achieving gender equity in the art world at large remains a subject of heated debate. At a panel discussion that accompanied the Studio School exhibit, some artists and curators argued that gender-based shows encourage tokenism and relegate women to the sidelines, while others argued that, after […]

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As New York’s Natural History Museum Tries To Expand, Its Neighbors File A Lawsuit – And The Museum Starts ‘Preconstruction’ Work

The lawsuit should be settled soon, one way or another. But the activists who filed it are furious to find that the American Museum of Natural History has started what it calls “preconstruction work” and what the neighbors and activists call “bullying tactics.” That work includes closing an entry to the park where it plans […]

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Russian Authorities Shut Down Gulag Museum — But What’s The Real Reason?

The volunteer-run museum in the city of Yoshar-Ola (roughly 100 miles from Kazan) was located in the erstwhile local headquarters — including the torture chamber — of the OGPU, an early Soviet predecessor of the KGB. The founder claims that a new regional governor wants to appease the Kremlin; a group of Russian museum professionals […]

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