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  1. PhotoRuben Natal-San Miguel’s “Toilet Paper Hoarder, Manhattan NYC” was submitted to the Museum of the City of New York‘s #CovidStoriesNYC project. CreditRuben Natal-San Migue, via Museum of the City of New York

    Wanted: Artifacts that show how Americans navigated the Covid-19 crisis. The trick is determining what’s historically valuable.

    By Adam Popescu

  2. PhotoThe art curator Sandra Benites at the Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, with “Facões” by Sallisa Rosa, from her photo series “Resistance.” These types of knives are a symbol of survival and resistance for rural Indigenous workers. CreditGabriela Portilho for The New York Times

    Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world.

    By Jill Langlois

    1. PhotoSocial distancing was not a problem for Brad Cox and Cala Hawk at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Saturday, as they photographed “Elizabeth, Viscountess Falkland” by Paul van Somer (1576-1621). CreditTodd Spoth for The New York Times

      With timed tickets and limited entry, each visitor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston had a studio apartment’s worth of space to themselves.

      By Michael Hardy

    2. PhotoAdam Lindemann, pictured last year at an awards ceremony, owns the Venus Over Manhattan gallery, which is suing its landlord. CreditKrista Schlueter for The New York Times

      The lawsuit contends that since the Venus Over Manhattan gallery is closed by government orders during the pandemic, the lease should be terminated.

      By Colin Moynihan

  1. Critic’s Notebook

    Photo CreditZack DeZon for The New York Times

    A few hundred years in the borough, from the brownstones to the shipyards. Our critic chats with a fourth-generation Brooklynite and historian.

    By Michael Kimmelman

  2. PhotoAn image from Simon Pope’s “City Kids London 1973–1975,” a zine-style photography monograph from Café Royal Books. CreditSimon Pope and Café Royal Books

    As the art world mulls whether a return to “normalcy” should be its goal, publishers mine the archives of artists who found their own counterpaths.

    By Brett Sokol

  3. PhotoSusan M B Chen, “First Self-Portrait” (2020). An art student from Columbia University, Ms. Chen suggested to the Steve Turner Gallery exhibit work from her graduating M.F.A. class. The show, “Alone Together,” is online through June 6. CreditSusan M B Chen and Steve Turner

    How do you get discovered in a teetering art world? Graduating students organize shows with peers, team up with dealers — and lobby for relief funds. Will they bring change?

    By Hilarie M. Sheets

  4. Art Reviews

    PhotoEmily Roz’s painting “Drop” (2020) in the exhibition “Tight Fit.” CreditEmily Roz and Front Room Gallery

    Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.

  5. Photo“Wheel of Life, Casablanca” (2017) by Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, whose artist name is Yoriyas. CreditYoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili

    Rahima Gambo’s wanderings, Yoriyas’s Moroccan photo scenes, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.’s “Pile of Bricks,” Slavs and Tatars’ archival gems, Vanessa Bell’s Buenos Aires.

    By Siddhartha Mitter


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