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~ Croatia’s Monumental Provocateur
Arts & Leisure, Dec. 25, 2011
The first American survey of Sanja Ivekovic, at the Museum of Modern Art, assembles nearly 40 years' worth of video, photocollages and one sizable obelisk.
  ~ Multimedia: Personal Cuts

~ Abstract Expressionist Made Whole
Arts & Leisure, November 20, 2011
The new Clyfford Still Museum in Denver sheds light on an Abstract Expressionist pioneer.
  ~ Multimedia: Inside the new Clyfford Still Museum

~ Cutting Through Cute to the Real Japan
Arts & Leisure, October 18, 2011
Tabaimo, whose third New York solo show, "danDAN," runs through Oct. 28 at James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea, seems unblemished by success.
  ~ Slide Show: Connections and Anxieties
  ~ Video: Tabaimo – "danDAN"

~ There Can Be Beauty in Barriers
Arts & Leisure, August 14, 2011
For "Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries," the photographer Mariana Cook traveled the world to capture the beauty of these structures.
  ~ Interactive Feature: For the Love of Walls
  ~ Slide Show: Portraits and Stone
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~ A Peephole Perspective on Tiny Worlds
Arts & Leisure, June 12, 2011
"Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities," an exhibition focusing on dioramas of various sorts, is at Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.
  ~ Interactive Feature: 'Optical Delusions'
  ~ Slide Show: 'Otherworldly'
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~ Chinese Life as Child's Play
Arts & Leisure, June 5, 2011
Cao Fei, whose new show is on view at Lombard-Freid Projects in Chelsea, shines a light on contemporary Chinese life by looking at its subcultures.
  ~ Slide Show: Play On
  ~ Video: Cao Fei's "Shadow Life"

~ Monuments: The Poetry of Dreams
Arts & Leisure, May 8, 2011
Jaume Plensa has a new 44-foot-high sculpture, "Echo," that was raised in Madison Square Park last week.
  ~ Slide Show: Families of Figures
  ~ Video: Installing Jaume Plensa's 'Echo'

~ A Tattoo Master, Off the Street, Into the Gallery
Arts & Leisure, March 27, 2011
Known as Dr. Lakra for his tattoo drawing style learned on the streets of Mexico City, the artist Jerónimo López Ramírez gets his first solo show in New York.
  ~ Slide Show: Scrawling Style

~ On Long Island, Local Inspiration and Global Ambition
Museums, March 17, 2011
The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton is moving to a new building, in Water Mill. The director hopes that with more space, it will make better use of its extensive collection.

~ Scent of a Museum
Museums, March 17, 2011
Chandler Burr, the curator of an exhibit featuring perfumes from the 1800s to this year, says some are sublime masterpieces. They may also reek of burning tires.

~ Letting His Life's Work Do the Talking
Arts & Leisure, February 20, 2011
The work of Thornton Dial will be on exhibit at his first career retrospective at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
  ~ Slide Show: Slide Show: Thornton Dial
  ~ Video: Excerpt, 'Mr. Dial Has Something to Say'

~ It's Not Candid Camera, It's Random Culture
Arts & Leisure, February 6, 2011
The Knight Arts Program is spreading culture with unannounced Random Acts of Culture events in eight cities.
  ~ Video: Random Act of Culture

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