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Tilda Swinton Sleeping in a Box in NYC

The actor performs her art piece at MoMA

(Newser) - Tilda Swinton is in a box, she's resting, and people are watching her. That's the gist of "The Maybe," a piece the actor is performing today at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Gawker reports. Only problem for art (or Swinton) fans is... More »

MoMA's New Masterpiece: Pac-Man

Museum acquires 14 video games, will display them in gallery

(Newser) - Are video games art? "They sure are," writes Museum of Modern Art senior curator Paola Antonelli in a blog post today, announcing that the museum has acquired 14 video games spanning much of the history of the form for display in its prestigious galleries. Nor is this a... More »

Lusty Nude Is Booted From MoMA Exhibit

Male was growing problem at Marina Abramovic exhibit

(Newser) - It's not only spectators who are getting frisky at a Museum of Modern Art show featuring live nude models. One male on display in the Manhattan exhibit was so aroused by the experience that he was asked to leave, reports Page Six . The exhibit by artist Marina Abramovic features a... More »

Ownership Dispute Swirls Around NY Picassos

Heirs of German-Jewish banker say Nazis forced sale of paintings, now worth millions

(Newser) - The heirs of a German-Jewish banker are demanding that New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim relinquish possession of two works by Picasso, Der Spiegel reports. The heirs say the two paintings, Boy Leading a Horse and Le Moulin de la Galette, unjustly fell into the hands of... More »

Houston, MoMA Tops in Arts $$$

Tops in donations: Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, NYC's MoMA

(Newser) - A surge in private arts funding boosted the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston last year with $185.8 million, making it the top US recipient of private arts donations. Runners-up were New York's MoMA, with $133.5 million; the Smithsonian, with $131.2 million; and Boston's MFA, with $130.... More »

Painter Elizabeth Murray Dies

Adventurous artist reshaped Modernism

(Newser) - Elizabeth Murray, a painter whose vivid, cartoon-based work was part of a contemporary movement away from minimalism, died yesterday of lung cancer. She was 66. A leading figure in the New York art scene, Murray won a MacArthur genius grant in 1999 and enjoyed a retrospective at MoMA last year. More »

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