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Rising water levels threaten the Louvre. Should the MFA plan ahead?

Images recently of the flooding River Seine in Paris, and news that both the Louvre and the Musée’ d’Orsay have been forced to move artworks as an …

How to Ace Your Next Museum Director Interview in a Few Easy Steps

Pity poor museum directors. They're facing all types of challenges, have to do more than ever, the Internet is stealing their foot traffic, they …

Museums

Artists Who Have Been Priced Out Of San Francisco Show The City What It’s Missing

Wish You Could Have Seen This tells the story of a vibrant community that’s been pushed away.<p>Last June, a group of 70 artists in San Francisco lost their lease on studio space in the city’s Mission District. A few months later, 46 more artists lost a workspace in SOMA. Dozens more have lost either …

San Francisco

Can anything be art? An art historian explains why not

It’s a thought that has occurred to many a museum visitor upon confronting Jackson Pollock’s splattered canvases or Yoko Ono’s apple on a pedestal: <i>I could do that</i>. A pair of teenagers recently put that sneaking suspicion to the test.<p>High school students TJ Khayatan and Kevin Nguyen were unimpressed …

Museums

What to see in the new Tate

"Art history has been written from a very particular point of view,” says Tate Modern’s recently appointed director, Frances Morris, explaining the thinking behind her new-look gallery, which opens on June 17.<p>She is referring to the traditional understanding of 20th-century modern art, which traces …

Art

Hundreds of Small Paper Sculptures Tell Art History Stories

Geoffrey Farmer’s paper works are on display at ICA Boston.<p>In the last 20 years of his career, the Canadian artist, Geoffrey Farmer, has made audacious paper sculptures and video installations from more than 15,000 fragments of images and sound. The “paper works,” as Framer calls them, pull from …

Art