A biennial for the people

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit pairs established artists with individuals outside the mainstream art world

Published online: 27 August 2014

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Published online: 25 August 2014

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Published online: 25 August 2014

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Published online: 22 August 2014

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Published online: 21 August 2014

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Published online: 21 August 2014


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Washing away the varnish

The Art Institute of Chicago bought Gustave Caillebotte’s 1877 painting Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1964. Since then, it has become one of the museum’s most popular pictures. But well-known and well-loved works of art can still yield surprises. When the museum’s conservators cleaned the painting late last year, they found that beneath its varnish, Caillebotte’s technique was more complex than they had previously believed.