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The Museum Of Modern Art
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Wednesday 10 April 2013
Cosmetics heir and heavy-weight philanthropist Leonard A Lauder has donated 78 pieces to the museum
Sunday 24 March 2013
Tilda Swinton, arthouse film doyenne, blockbuster actress and sometime conceptual artist, has reprised her art exhibit The Maybe for the first time in almost two decades.
Sunday 20 January 2013
The moment when artists abandoned their brushes, paints and bronzes and found art in new places is revisited at two exciting new galleries
Thursday 10 January 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Tuesday 27 November 2012
A naked doll with long synthetic hair greets the visitor to this inspired exhibition, which explores "the idea of opening up and exposing a living body".
Thursday 11 October 2012
A garage sale as performance art?
Monday 04 July 2011
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, the television journalist Anne Sinclair, might have settled into the life of many well-to-do Manhattan couples, but for a few twists peculiar to their circumstances.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
Xavier Pauchard was born in 1880 in Le Morvan, known as the green heart of France. Unsurprisingly wood was the most important construction material but despite that, he and his father and grandfather before him were zinc roofers.
Saturday 19 February 2011
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Google's Street View technology is being taken indoors for the first time - into some of the world's most famous art galleries.
Monday 15 November 2010
Jack Levine was an artist whose paintings and drawings caricatured and satirised the inequalities of America in the 20th century and mocked those who held power.
Friday 01 October 2010
It's five years since Sufjan Stevens released his epic masterwork Illinois.
Tony Curtis: Actor who started out as a teen heartthrob and became a much-loved and versatile character actor
Friday 01 October 2010
An actor with dark, curly hair and handsome looks, Tony Curtis began his film career playing small roles as gangsters or juvenile delinquents before his popularity with teenagers won him stardom at Universal in swashbuckling fantasies such as The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954). Elvis Presley is said to have modelled his hairstyle on Curtis, whose marriage to the equally attractive Janet Leigh made the pair a popular subject of fan magazines throughout the Fifties.
Friday 30 July 2010
Books: I only read books which are factual. At the moment, I'm reading 'Stumbling on Happiness' by Daniel Gilbert. I'm half-way through it. It's about how to measure happiness. Really, it's a sociology book. My Dad's half Greek and I've been reading a lot about Greek mythology. Greek mythology is so rich in ideas, especially about morality – which can inspire my work.
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