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The art critics of The New York Times tell you what rocked their worlds this year: notable art events, works in museums and galleries, emerging artists and how they found beauty in unexpected places.

A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I.

Now that the former AT&T headquarters by Philip Johnson is a freshly minted city landmark, Snohetta has gone back to the drawing board for its renovation plan and found a solution, our critic says.

Anish Kapoor had filed a lawsuit against the gun rights group over its video using his work “Cloud Gate.” He announced a settlement on Thursday.

The Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, working with Google, has created an app that provides a virtual museum filled with all of this artist’s works.

Italian officials and the California museum have fought for more than a decade over this 2,000-year-old statue dredged up by Italian fishermen.

Post-Modernist monuments by Michael Graves and Philip Johnson are spared but a museum addition by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown is being demolished.

Alice S. Kandell’s adventures have led her to a cradle of Buddhism, and to rare treasures.

Images of Libya from fallen photographers; Tala Madani’s paintings; Christine Rebet’s drawings; Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s luminous art; and Roz Chast’s cartoons.

Against the backdrop of a skidding stock market, declining endowments and a cooling of luxury real-estate values, another private museum announced its birth.





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