Jonas Mekas, the Avant-Garde Filmmaker Who Tried to Tell the Truth

An innovative retrospective of work by Jonas Mekas reveals the fundamental honesty of his “diary” films.

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A Hare and an Inheritance, Once Hidden, at the Jewish Museum

Lovers of Edmund de Waal’s book can get close to that netsuke in a compelling show of objects that endured across a century of violence, discrimination and dispossession.

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Elizabeth Diller Is Retelling Edmund de Waal’s Story — and Her Own

Designing a show at the Jewish Museum in New York has illuminated corners of hidden history in her life, the architect says. “Edmund dug into his past. I didn’t. I couldn’t bear it.”

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In ‘Afterlives,’ About Looted Art, Why Are the Victims an Afterthought?

The subject is one of the gravest topics in art history. I came for the lost stories of Jewish collectors. Where were they?

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The Vanished Glamour of Midcentury Print Media

Great examples of photography and editorial design abound at the Jewish Museum. (Catch the catalog, too.)

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Allon Schoener, 95, Dies; Curator Caught in Furor Over ‘Harlem’ Show

His “Harlem on My Mind” exhibit at the Met museum in 1969 drew protests for not including works by Black artists. But since then it’s been reconsidered.

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New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See

What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

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How New York’s Jewish Museum Anticipated the Avant-Garde

A string of adventurous curators made a quasi-religious institution a leading arbiter of mid-20th-century American art.

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The Met Announces Dozens of Layoffs as Potential Losses Swell to $150 Million

The museum had also initially hoped to reopen in July, but said it is likely to be later.

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