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A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining

Metronome’s digital clock in Manhattan, has been reprogrammed to illustrate a critical window for action to prevent the effects of global warming from becoming irreversible.

Christian Liaigre, Minimalist Interior Designer, Dies at 77

Known for his muscular and clean-lined furniture, Mr. Liaigre designed the influential Mercer hotel in SoHo, as well as the homes of Rupert Murdoch and others.

A Stained-Glass Gift, From God and Gerhard Richter

The monks of a German abbey hope new windows by the renowned artist will draw visitors and secure the community’s future.

In His Hands, a Love Song Becomes a Requiem for Plague Times

The artist Ragnar Kjartansson has built his reputation around endurance works, and a Milanese church will host his latest: the same romantic tune repeated hour after hour, day after day, for a month.

It’s a Banana. It’s Art. And Now It’s the Guggenheim’s Problem.

Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

It’s a Banana. It’s Art. And Now It’s the Guggenheim’s Problem.

Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

Banksy’s Attempt to Trademark a Graffiti Image Is Thrown Out

The street artist’s effort to use trademark law instead of copyright to protect his paintings from commercial knockoffs is thwarted by a European Union decision.

Monuments That Celebrate Communal Struggles, Not Flawed Men

Contemporary sculptures by Jeffrey Gibson and others, part of “Monuments Now” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, draw on the past to look toward the future.

Jacob Lawrence, Peering Through History’s Cracks

“American Struggle” at the Met shows an artist searching out bits of the nation’s history that have been edged out, and making visible the fight for racial equality.

The Whitney Canceled Their Exhibition. Now Those Artists Want Reform.

Last month, the museum acquired works from 80 artists, often through discounted sales. A new letter signed by more than half of the artists asks for substantive changes in the Whitney’s policies.

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