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  1. 21 questions
    Ebony L. Haynes Was Obsessed With the Encyclopedia Britannica As a KidThe director of 52 Walker answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  2. design edit
    Nature-Inspired Glass Lighting, Soft Seating at Lincoln Center, and More FindsPlus a monument to a historic Filipino settlement in Louisiana.
  3. street view
    The Emigrant Becomes a Giant Projector ScreenRestored bank building now holds digitally reproduced gold.
  4. 21 questions
    Duke Riley Once Owned H.P. Lovecraft’s Front ToothThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  5. design edit
    Psychosexual Furniture, Raf Simons’s Shaker Home Goods, and More FindsPlus a new documentary on the global fight for safe streets.
  6. public art watch
    Friends Seminary Is Getting Its Own Turrell ‘Skyspace’And it will be open to the public.
  7. 21 questions
    Anne Pasternak Rearranges Every Hotel Room She Stays InThe director of the Brooklyn Museum answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  8. 21 questions
    Magda Sawon Is Always Too EarlyThe co-founder of Postmasters Gallery answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  9. 21 questions
    Chella Man Wants to Redesign Headphones As ArmorThe artist and activist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  10. 21 questions
    Qualeasha Wood Wants to Get Crab Legs With Cardi B.The textile artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  11. public art watch
    Can Dumbo’s Selfie Street Handle Another Attraction?Performance artists and TikTok influencers will have to learn to share the cobblestones.
  12. why this looks like that
    A ‘Comical Dungeon’ Designed in VR Takes Over a Chinatown GalleryNeo-feudalism and medieval creatures inspired Ryan Decker’s first solo show.
  13. 21 questions
    Laura Raicovich Thinks Museums Should Have Fewer Shows a YearThe writer and curator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  14. the group portrait
    The Talented Security Guards of the MetThey’re enforcers, tour guides, artists.
  15. 21 questions
    Coco Fusco’s Best View of the City Was From a Birthday Boat RideThe artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  16. local lore
    The Williamsburg Building That Painted Over BasquiatWere the residents of a former factory on South 11th Street living in the “Sistine Chapel” of SAMO graffiti?
  17. the group portrait
    A Basquiat Family ReunionThe artist’s sisters have put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from — and have a party.
  18. 21 questions
    Legacy Russell Wants to Live in the Whitney’s Tiny Adobe HousesThe Kitchen’s executive director and chief curator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  19. chinatown
    The Jail Money TrapThe Museum of Chinese in America was desperate to buy its building. The city found a reason to pay for it — one that threw Chinatown into turmoil.
  20. opioid crisis
    The Met Will Remove the Sackler Name From Its GalleriesThe move follows years of pressure from activists, who said the museum was legitimizing the family despite its role in the opioid crisis.
  21. encounter
    At Jamian Juliano-Villani’s New Gallery O’Flaherty’s, ‘Taste Is Out the Door’The painter and her pals thought the art world had gotten too prissy. “This is the thing. No one’s doing anything cool.”
  22. art
    New York’s Most Beloved PuppetsFrom the childhood comforts of Sesame Street to the gleeful pop perversities of Avenue Q, a new show captures the heritage of puppetry in the city.
  23. street view
    MoMA’s ‘Automania’: Car Culture, Minus the CultureA show that doesn’t get much past the chrome and glossy paint.
  24. big boxes
    The Astor Place Kmart Was My Place to Be NormalI bought most of my clothes there, and ate cheap pizza in the café.
  25. museums
    The Queens Museum Has Become a Pandemic Community Hub“The answer to ‘What can we be as a museum?’ comes from the question of ‘What do people need us to be?’”
  26. design edit
    Slouchy Ceramics, Deconstructed Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekSelected pieces from four new design exhibitions and one crowdsourced Instagram account focused on graphic design finds
  27. up high
    This Artist Posed As a Hungarian Billionaire Buyer to Get Into 25 PenthousesAdopting a new persona, then photographing the view from the 100th floor.
  28. street view
    The Art on This Big Bushwick Project Is Not Just a Marketing PloyDenizen aims to engage with its Brooklyn surroundings.
  29. space of the week
    Preview an Immersive Installation of Contemporary Queer ArtworkTextile artist Liz Collins curated portraits by 95 queer artists to create an totally transformative experience.
  30. fall design
    A Soho Loft That Still Feels Like a Soho LoftOther than adding a kitchen and a bathroom, the artist Dorothea Rockburne hasn’t done much to the place since she moved in more than forty years ago.
  31. ask the experts
    A Master Framer on How to Preserve Artwork for Decades“No work should ever be hung so sunlight passes directly over it.”
  32. space of the week
    At Home With Françoise GilotThe 98-year-old artist, who had two children with Pablo Picasso and went on to marry Jonas Salk, still paints every day in her New York apartment.
  33. design hunting
    Fake Being a Cool Art Girl With These Affordable PrintsSeven online shops with great, cheap posters.
  34. art & design
    The Director of the Brooklyn Museum Keeps a Degas by Her DeskTo decorate her office, Anne Pasternak borrows the museum’s vast collection, including artwork by Gene Davis, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and more.
  35. art & design
    A Fabric Artist’s Very Fuzzy Brooklyn StudioSarah Zapata’s Red Hook work space is adorned with her colorful yarn rugs.
  36. design hunting
    The Designer Bringing Cloisonné Into the 21st CenturyMarc Newson’s latest pieces riff on the timeworn metalworking craft.
  37. space of the week
    In This Curator’s Apartment, Every Item Has a Life of Its OwnInside Pierre Apraxine’s West Village two-bedroom, filled with his eclectic and erudite collection of books, art, furniture, and artifacts.
  38. the cut portfolio
    The Art Stars of Entre NousInside the dining club that’s becoming a networking powerhouse for women of color in the art world.
  39. gallery
    At Art Basel Miami, a Furniture Designer Explores the Female BodyIn Katie Stout’s furniture show, women assert ownership over their bodies.
  40. space of the week
    A Creative Community in a Former Paper-Clip Factory in the BronxThere are about 50 artists, furniture-makers, ceramicists, and architects in this Port Morris building. We visited 13 of them.
  41. spring design
    A Central Park South Apartment That’s Equal Parts Gallery and HomeWhile the goal was to highlight the clients’ art collection, the designers didn’t want to “create a typical white-box Chelsea-gallery aesthetic.”
  42. design hunting
    A Mid-Century Apartment Filled With Pollocks, Klines, and de KooningsMark Rothko called Ben Heller’s home ‘the Frick of the West Side.’
  43. space of the week
    A New Book Takes You Inside the Homes of New York’s Most Eclectic PersonalitiesIncluding the late costume-jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, art collector Barbara Jakobson, and more.
  44. space of the week
    How a Mother and Son Turned a Relative’s Closet Into a Museum InstallationSara Berman’s Closet, created by Alex and Maira Kalman, is on view at the Met now.
  45. design hunting
    A Tour Through Atlanta’s Bustling Design and Art SceneA student-photography show at the Savannah College of Art and Design, art-gallery openings, and much more. 
  46. design hunting
    A Tour Through Atlanta’s Bustling Design and Art SceneA student-photography show at the Savannah College of Art and Design, art-gallery openings, and much more. 
  47. design hunting
    Preview Quietly Striking Works From the Drawing Room Gallery’s Summer ShowAdam Bartos’s photos and Jack Youngerman’s birch sculptures will be on display in East Hampton.