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After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

The Bayeux Tapestry chronicles the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, one of the most important battles in English history. It has rarely been moved, and never outside France.

Swahili, the Pulse of Life at the Crossroads

Swahili, the Pulse of Life at the Crossroads

A postcard in “World on the Horizon, Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Photo: J. P. Fernandes, “Ostafrikanische Schönheit” (“East African Beauty”) in Zanzibar, Tanzania, pre-1900.

New Museum Triennial Looks Great, but Plays It Safe

New Museum Triennial Looks Great, but Plays It Safe

Anupam Roy’s “Surfaces of the Irreal” (2018) depicts images of social and religious violence in contemporary India at the New Museum’s fourth triennial exhibition, “Songs for Sabotage.”

Billy Joel’s Got a Good Job and Hits in His Head

Billy Joel’s Got a Good Job and Hits in His Head

Billy Joel recently played his 100th show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Will he hit a 200th show there? “Don’t bet the farm,” he said.

China Is Banned From Airing Eurovision After Censoring Performance With Gay Theme

China Is Banned From Airing Eurovision After Censoring Performance With Gay Theme

Ryan O’Shaughnessy, left, of Ireland, performing during the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday.

Adrian Piper: The Thinking Canvas

Adrian Piper: The Thinking Canvas

Adrian Piper’s “Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features,” 1981. In all of her work, our critic writes, “her aim is not to assert racial identity but to destabilize the very concept of it.”

Commerce vs. Curation: Lessons From Today’s Museum World

Commerce vs. Curation: Lessons From Today’s Museum World

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened to the public on Nov. 11, will be the new home of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.”

A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching

A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching

Enslaved African men and women in a sculpture by the Ghanaian artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo at the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. The work is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss  Summer Shows in New York

The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York

“Snowman” (1987/2016), by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, in the Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

Netta Yerushalmy’s Cabinet of Dance Curiosities

Netta Yerushalmy’s Cabinet of Dance Curiosities

The Alvin Ailey installment, a portion of “Revelations,” in Netta Yerushalmy’s “Paramodernities,” featuring, from left, Ms. Yerushalmy, Jeremy Jae Neal, Brittany Engel-Adams, Stanley Gambucci and Nicholas Leichter.

College Removes Instructors as Students Find Their #MeToo Moment

College Removes Instructors as Students Find Their #MeToo Moment

Sofia Zarul Azham, left, and Dominique Machain, students at the School of Visual Arts, complained that their professor had acted inappropriately toward them.

In Kanye West, the Right Sees Truth-Telling and a Rare A-List Ally

In Kanye West, the Right Sees Truth-Telling and a Rare A-List Ally

Kanye West has renewed his support of Donald J. Trump in a series of Twitter posts that have his fan base concerned and conservative America energized.

Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Polly Crawford holds a flashlight as she and Beecher Gram peer into “Pink Bathroom,” one of 19 miniature crime scenes made by Frances Glessner Lee in the 1940s and ‘50s and now on view at the Renwick Gallery.

R. Kelly Faces a #MeToo Reckoning as Time’s Up Backs a Protest

R. Kelly Faces a #MeToo Reckoning as Time’s Up Backs a Protest

R. Kelly has been accused of being violent and sexually coercive with women and young teenagers. While he denies the accusations and isn’t facing any criminal charges, the grass-roots #MuteRKelly campaign has gained the backing of Time’s Up.

Brexit Is Happening. You May as Well Laugh About It.

Brexit Is Happening. You May as Well Laugh About It.

“Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret” is one of many shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe that poke fun at the tortured process of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

New Year’s Day Offers Plenty of Free Chances at a Clean Slate

New Year’s Day Offers Plenty of Free Chances at a Clean Slate

A First Saturday event at the Brooklyn Museum. This week’s lineup includes concerts and a short film on racial unrest.


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