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Article date: Monday, September 26, 2022
Bernaerts to Present The Grand Opening Auction in Antwerp, Belgium This October

Nieuw-Zuid, Zuidpark, the Kaaien, the relocation of the MHKA, but above all the impressive renovation of the 'Museum of Fine Arts', built in 1890. To celebrate this happy event, exceptional pieces have been reserved for a thematic auction titled The Grand Opening.

Article date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Nolde Museum in Seebüll Receives 36 Emil Nolde Pieces from Professor Hermann Gerlinger

The acclaimed Brücke expert Professor Hermann Gerlinger donated all of Emil Nolde‘s works in his collection "Die Maler der Brücke" (The Painters of the Brücke), as well as a watercolor self-portrait by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, to the museum.

Article date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Christie’s Unveil Highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection

Christie’s and the estate of the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Paul G. Allen, are honored to unveil highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection, featuring 500 years of groundbreaking art.

Article date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Phillips Collaborates with Leading Chinese Auction House Yongle

Phillips and Yongle have announced strategic partnership where the two leading auction houses will collaborate for the first time to host a series of auctions in Hong Kong and Beijing in Fall 2022.

Article date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Antwerp's Renovated Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) Reopens

After 11 years of construction and renovation, it will once again welcome the public. With an iconic building, a world-class collection, a dynamic presentation and bold programming, the new KMSKA is all set.

Article date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Vanessa German Wins $250K Heinz Award for the Arts

Visual artist vanessa german receives the Heinz Award for the Arts for her assemblage sculpture, installations, spoken-word poetry and community-based work that confronts racism, violence, homophobia and hate, while also expressing hope for healing.

Article date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Lucas Museum: Its Collection, Building, and Park, Developing to Create an Institution Dedicated to Narrative Art

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art today announced the latest details in creating this new institution–the first of its kind devoted to the meaning and impact of narrative art–now being constructed in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park.

Article date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Senga Nengudi Wins $100,000  Nasher Prize in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Sculpture

The Nasher Sculpture Center announces American artist Senga Nengudi as the recipient of the 2023 Nasher Prize, which was established to honor a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities.

Article date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky Painting to Heirs of Jewish Collector

The Committee has assessed an application dated 25 February 2019 for restitution of the painting Blick auf Murnau mit Kirche [known in English as View of Murnau with Church] by the artist Wassily Kandinsky

Article date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Museo del Prado Publishes List of Works in Its Collection Confiscated During the Civil War

The 25 works entered the Museum from the General Division for National Artistic Heritage and in the case of 22 of them this information was already available on the Prado’s website.

Article date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Art Basel Reveals 283 Participating Galleries at Its 20th Anniversary Edition in Miami Beach

Art Basel celebrates its 20th anniversary edition in Miami Beach with 283 premier galleries – the largest show to date – including 26 first-time participants as well as multiple exhibitors returning after a pandemic hiatus.

Article date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Exploring the Concept "WE", Thomas Houseago Presents Works by Nick Cave and Brad Pitt Alongside His in New Exhibition

Thomas Houseago is presenting his own sculpture and paintings alongside a ceramic series by Nick Cave and sculptures by Brad Pitt. This is the first time ever they have exhibited their artwork – pieces which were created during the course of an ongoing dialogue with Houseago.

Article date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Humboldt Forum Museum Opens in Berlin

Another milestone has been reached for the Humboldt Forum with the opening to the public of the collection displays and exhibitions in the east wing on 17 September.

Article date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Clément Chéroux Appointed Director of Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson

After consulting the Board of Directors, Serge Toubiana, President of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, has appointed CLÉMENT CHÉROUX as Director of the Fondation HCB.

Article date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Michael Jordan Jersey from 1998 NBA Finals Sells for Record $10.1 Million at Auction

Jordan wore the jersey in the Bulls' Game 1 loss against the Jazz, a series he eventually won to earn his sixth NBA title.

Article date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Candice Hopkins Receives 2022 Leo Award from Independent Curators International

ICI will honor curator Candice Hopkins and the nonprofit organization American Indian Community House (AICH) with the 2022 Leo Award.

Article date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Works from the William S. Paley Collection Sold at Sotheby's to Benefit Museums and Charitable Organizations

A Legacy of Innovation: Works from the William S. Paley Collection Sold to Benefit The Paley Foundation and The Museum of Modern Art and Other Charitable Organizations.

Article date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Rare Quarter-Shekel Coin Handed Over to State of Israel

Extremely rare quarter-shekel coin, minted by Jewish rebels in the Great Revolt 2,000 years ago, is handed over to Israel in official US ceremony.

Article date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Official Launch of the "Picasso Celebration 1973-2023"

The Minister of Culture of the French Republic and the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Kingdom of Spain, officially launched the year of commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of the artist Pablo Picasso: the "Picasso Celebration 1973-2023".

Article date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The Gettys' Collection of Fine and Decorative Art on Forthcoming Christie's Sale

A sense of discovery: the unparalleled collection of Ann and Gordon Getty described as extensive and eclectic, will go on Christie's New York sale, this October.

Article date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Documentary About Photographer, Nan Goldin Wins Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival

At the Venice Film Festival, the documentary, 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' by director Laura Poitras, won the most important prize, the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Article date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Rolex Unveils Participants in Its 2023-2024 Mentors and Protégés Arts Programme

Five of the world's most renowned artists - El Anatsui (Visual Arts), Bernardine Evaristo (Literature), Jia Zhang-Ke (Film), Anne Lacaton (Architecture) and Dianne Reeves (Music) - will each mentor an outstanding emerging artist, as participants in the 2023-2024 cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Article date: Monday, September 12, 2022
We Are Angry, We Are Sad, We Are Tired, We Are United

We have tried our best to stay above the chaos, hostility, racism and censorship that have engulfed this edition of documenta. We have tried our best to stay focused and committed to our work and the promises and hopes of the lumbung. We have been resilient and in solidarity with our communities, friends, supporters, hosts and guests...

Article date: Monday, September 12, 2022
María Berríos Appointed Head of Curatorial Programmes and Research at MACBA

The future head of department, who obtained the highest evaluation in the open call for the post, has proven professional and academic experience, with a clear vision on the Global South and an interest in institutionality and art

Article date: Friday, September 9, 2022
FBI Returns 2,000-Year-Old Italian Art That's Been in a Los Angeles Storage Facility for Decades

FBI Art Crime Team agents recently returned several pieces of historical artwork back to their rightful owners—the Italian government. This is the first in a two-part series.

Article date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Museum Haus Konstruktiv to Leave the Ewz-Unterwerk Selnau Building in 2025

The City of Zurich has informed the Foundation for Constructivist, Concrete and Conceptual Art that Museum Haus Konstruktiv will have to leave its rooms in the ewz-Unterwerk Selnau building and seek a new location.

Article date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Rijksmuseum Reveals Staggering Discoveries on Vemeer's Painting "The Milkmaid"

Recent research into the Vermeer painting The Milkmaid, conducted in the run-up to Rijksmuseum’s major Vermeer exhibition in 2023, has yielded several startling discoveries.

Article date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Michelle Donelan Replaces Nadine Dorries as UK Culture Secretary

Michelle Donelan has been appointed secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). She becomes 11th head of DCMS since 2010.

Article date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
DALL·E: Introducing Outpainting

DALL·E’s Edit feature already enables changes within a generated or uploaded image — a capability known as Inpainting.

Article date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Male Artists Dominate Galleries: Research by Robert Hoffmann and Bronwyn Coates Explores Why

"Male artists dominate galleries. Our research explored if it’s because ‘women don’t paint very well’ – or just discrimination" - Robert Hoffmann and Bronwyn Coates.

Article date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Acclaimed Actor Robert Pattinson Lends Curatorial Eye to Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated Auction in New York

The Batman Star Picks a Selection of his favorite works by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Richard Serra, Julie Mehretu & more.

Article date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
The City of Strasbourg to Close Its Museums Two Days a Week

There will be “a closure of two days a week instead of one day with also time slots adapted to attendance”, detailed the city councilor during a press conference devoted to the price increase of the energy and its consequences for the city.

Article date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
The Prince Claus Fund Reveals First-Ever Recipients of Its Impact Awards

Every two years, Impact Awards honour six trailblazing individuals who engage their own communities with creative works that are relevant, urgent and inspiring.

Article date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Australian Artist Removes Ukraine and Russia Mural After Backlash

An Australian artist has painted over a street mural showing Ukrainian and Russian soldiers hugging, after a community backlash.

Article date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Unveils New Works in the Landscape

As the seasons change, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) refreshes the displays of art outdoors including new sculptures in the landscape and the return of Antony Gormley’s One and Other (2000).

Article date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Noor Abed Receives the 2022 Han Nefkens Foundation - Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Grant

Noor Abed will receive $15,000 from the Han Nefkens Foundation to support the production of a new, limited-edition video. The completed video will be finished by the end of September 2023 and from 2024 on, it will be exhibited internationally by the five collaborating institutions

Article date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
 M HKA Presents "Museum in Motion" in Antwerp

...After visiting KMSKA and enjoying the terraces of the surrounding cafés, such as the Hopper, l'Entrepôt du Congo or Zurich, visitors to Antwerp this autumn will be able to enjoy an ambitious panorama of contemporary art at M HKA.

Article date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
British Politician, Nadine Dorries Resigns as Culture Secretary Ahead of Announcement of New Cabinet

Nadine Dorries is to step down as secretary of state at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) after a year in the role.

Article date: Monday, September 5, 2022
The Beacon Museum Presents Exhibition of Proposals for New Landmark Artwork for Copeland

Commissioned as part of Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast, this exhibition showcases new designs, models and films, developed over the last two years in response to varied landscapes, and coastline of West Cumbria.

Article date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Olafur Eliasson Launches Virtual Reality and NFT Work Commissioned by MetaKovan

Artist Olafur Eliasson has been working in virtual and augmented reality for six years, but his latest work, Your point of view matters. More technically and technically more ambitious than any virtual reality business it has ever offered.

Article date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Art Dealer Johann König Responds to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct: "I Will Take Action"

What this article brought up will not go away, but after many conversations with family and friends, I decided to defend myself by speaking out, and of course legally. I will take action against this defamation. However, I’m sure that even if it works legally, the damage will still be there...

Article date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Ukraine: UNESCO Supports Odesa's Heritage and Cultural Life

At a meeting with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay at the Organization’s Headquarters, Oleksandr Tkachenko, Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information, announced that his country will request the inscription of Odesa on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Article date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Two Ruth Bader Ginsburg Collars to be Offered at Bonhams' Auction for the First Time

In addition to nearly 100 items from the personal collection of the late Supreme Court Justice that will fund a new endowment benefiting SOS Children's Villages.

Article date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Hilco Real Estate Announces Structured Sale of Building Known for Banksy’s Mural on its Exterior

Hilco Real Estate today announced the structured sale of a historic, newly renovated mixed-use mid-rise in the heart of Los Angeles' Fashion District known around the world for the authenticated Banksy mural, "Girl on a Swing," on its exterior

Article date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Boris Johnson Appoints Three New Truestees to Join The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum

Three new trustees have been appointed to The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Their posts will last four years, commencing 5 September.

Article date: Friday, September 2, 2022
 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York to Present Victorian Masterpieces Loaned by Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte de Ponce

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will display five of the most important paintings from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, from October 8, 2022, through February 2024.

Article date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
German Gallerist Johann König Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Influential German dealer Johann König is alleged by ten different women to have behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with them, according to a bombshell report in German daily Die Zeit published recently.

Article date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Furnishings Discovered from the House of the 'Lararium' in Regio

Small furnished rooms have been discovered around a sumptuous lararium with a depiction of an ‘enchanted garden’, previously excavated in 2018 during the course of maintenance operations on the excavation fronts.

Article date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Paul G. Allen’s $1 Billion Art Collection Goes to Christie's Auction

Christie’s is set to present $1 Billion Philanthropic Masterpiece Sale on behalf of Paul G. Allen Estate.

Article date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
The Curatorial Project of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo

The Fundação Bienal releases the first curatorial text written by Diane Lima, Grada Kilomba, Hélio Menezes and Manuel Borja-Villel announcing the title and theme of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo – choreographies of the impossible, which will take place from September to December 2023.

Article date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
US Court Rules Against Jewish Heirs in Nazi-Era Guelph Treasure Case

The heirs of Jewish art dealers had claimed that their ancestors sold the medieval artifacts in 1935 to the Nazi government under duress, for a fraction their worth.

Article date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Museum of Islamic Art in Doha Presents Innovative Ways to Explore the Galleries in its Relaunch

Aimed at families with children, part of the new ethos at MIA is hands-on experiences and exploration. The newly coined ‘Family Trails’ are pre-planned routes that make navigating the museum’s galleries both simpler and more exciting.

Article date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
US Seizes Ancient Egyptian Artifact Shipped from Europe

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the port of Memphis, TN intercepted an ancient Egyptian artifact shipped from Europe. The shipment was manifested as an antique stone sculpture over 100 years old, and sent from a dealer to a private buyer in the U.S.

Article date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
   Francis Alÿs to Receive the Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2023

Francis Alÿs (b. 1959 in Antwerp) will be awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2023. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on 14 November 2023 at 6:30 pm, on the eve of Art Cologne 2023.

Article date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Researchers at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Document 1,000 Year Old Paintings in Sudan

The paintings were found in 2021 by the University of Khartoum, University of the Nile Valley (NVU) and Sudanese archaeologists.

Article date: Monday, August 29, 2022
365 Days of Colour in the New Garden of the Rubens House

This autumn, work will commence on the new garden of the Rubens House. A new museum gallery, albeit one without a ceiling, is set to be added to the master’s house.

Article date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Stolen 10th Century Gospel Returns to Greek Monastery from the US

The manuscript Evangelistariou 220 was identified by a curator of the Museum of the Bible and comes from the treasures of the Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Eikosifoinissa that were stolen by Bulgarian soldiers in 1917

Article date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
ICOM Approves a New Museum Definition

On August 24th, in the framework of the 26th ICOM General Conference held in Prague, the ICOM Extraordinary General Assembly approved a new museum definition.

Article date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
International African American Museum Announces Opening Date

After over 20 years of planning, the International African American Museum (IAAM) has announced that the museum will be welcoming visitors for opening the weekend of January 21, 2023.

Article date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
 Students at The Courtauld Find Lost Painting by Britain’s 20th Century Radical Female Artist

Two students at The Courtauld have rediscovered an important lost masterpiece by one of the early 20th century’s most radical female abstract artists, Helen Saunders (1885-1963) hidden beneath a portrait by the modernist artist Wyndham Lewis (1882 – 1957).

Article date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
The British Museum Presents Major Exhibition on Hieroglyphs at Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery

This autumn, the British Museum will present "Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt" exploring the inscriptions and objects that helped scholars unlock one of the world’s oldest civilisations, exactly 200 years ago.

Article date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine: An Exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum, Vienna

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine« has been the Vitra Design Museum’s most successful exhibition ever and will now return to Weil am Rhein at the end of its world tour.

Article date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Dr Zahi Hawass Launches Petition to Return Rosetta Stone and Other Artefacts to Egypt

Dr Zahi Hawass Launches Petition to Return Rosetta Stone to Egypt. The petition also calls for the return of several other Egyptian artefacts from European museums, such as the bust of Queen Nefertiti in Berlin, and a sculpted Zodiac ceiling at the Louvre in Paris.

Article date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Unique Megalith Site Discovered in Southern Spain

In this site near the Portuguese border, archaeologists discovered a set “unique” comprising “three megalithic enclosures, possibly related to the control of the cycles of the seasons and the observation of “astronomical events”.

Article date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Paula Rego's "Abortion Etchings" on View in the Crystal Palace at Javits Center

The Armory Show has partnered with Cristea Roberts Gallery to show a special presentation of Paula Rego's Abortion Etchings. The exhibit will be on view in the Crystal Palace of the Javits Center during the 2022 edition of the fair.

Article date: Monday, August 22, 2022
ICOM to Establish Protocol on Respecting Code of Ethics During Conflicts

On August 19th, the Executive Board unanimously approved a recommendation to establish a protocol to address conflicts as part of the ongoing revision process of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

Article date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Artists Rights Society Embraces Web3 with New Digital Platform Launching Frank Stella's First NFTs

Artists Rights Society, a copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States, has launched Arsnl—a new digital platform that guides artists and institutions through the creation of digital projects and ambitious works of art on the blockchain.

Article date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Climate Protesters Glue Themselves to the Vatican's Laocoon Statue

Italian environmental activists staged a second museum protest in as many months, gluing their hands to the base of one of the Vatican Museums’ most important ancient sculptures, the Laocoon.

Article date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Discovery of Unknown Translation of René Descartes’ 'L’homme' in Leiden Bibliotheca Thysiana

In the archives of the 17th-century Bibliotheca Thysiana at the Rapenburg in Leiden, kept in the Leiden University Library, Rotterdam researcher Erik-Jan Bos discovered a hitherto unknown Latin translation of the groundbreaking book 'L'homme' ('The human being') by René Descartes (1596-1650).

Article date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Women Earn 50% Less Than Men in the Dutch Art World

In the Dutch art world, men earn about 50 percent more than women, according to a joint study by ABN Amro and interest group WOMEN Inc.

Article date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Acquires Work by DRIFT with Support from the Rembrandt Association

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is has expanded its collection with three more works by DRIFT – all from the Materialism series. With the support of the Rembrandt Association.

Article date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Exhibition at National Gallery of Art Reveals New Findings About Vermeer’s Process

Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) is one of the most significant artists of the 17th century, yet much of the Dutch painter’s life and practice remain a mystery. On view at the National Gallery of Art from October 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023, Vermeer’s Secrets will unveil new findings about him and his process.

Article date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art Releases Shortlist for 2022 Edition of its Feminist Art Prize

The six nominated artists for the 2022 Art Prize are: Daniela Bershan, Jieun Lim, Sandrine Morgante, Marnie Slater, Céline Vahsen, and Puck Verkade, all of whom are part of the prize exhibition.

Article date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Returns 13th Century "Wooden Temple Strut with a Salabhinka" to Nepal

The Consulate General of Nepal in New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art has reported that The Met has initiated the return of a 13th century wooden Temple Strut with a Salabhinka to the Government of Nepal.

Article date: Monday, August 15, 2022
 Dmitri Vrubel, Painter of Kissing Communist Leaders on Berlin Wall Passes Away at 62

Dmitri Vrubel, a Russian-German painter best known for his painting of the kissing communist leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker on the Berlin Wall, died aged 62, as reported on Monday, August 15.

Article date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Large-Scale Public Art Installation Arrives at Halewood Triangle

A large-scale public art installation has arrived at Halewood Triangle as part of Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture.

Article date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Stolen Picasso Painting Worth Millions of Dollars Found in Iraq

A drug gang was arrested on Saturday, with the possession of a stolen painting by the well-known artist Picasso, valued by millions of dollars according to the General Directorate for Combating Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in the Ministry of Interior.

Article date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Tehran Unveils Western Art Masterpieces Hidden for Decades

Some of the world’s most prized works of contemporary Western art have been unveiled for the first time in decades in Tehran. ‘Deviant’ works by artists including Picasso and Warhol return to display at exhibition in Iranian capital.

Article date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Johnny Depp to Direct Film on Celebrated Italian Painter Amedeo Modigliani

Johnny Depp is to direct a biopic of Amedeo Modigliani, the celebrated Italian painter who died in poverty in 1920 but who subsequently became renowned for his pictures of nudes with elongated faces and limbs.

Article date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Manifesta 14 Receives Over 30,000 Visits for its 2022 Edition

Three weeks after the biennial preview days in Prishtina, Manifesta 14 has shared that there have been over 30,000 visits to the 25 venues across Kosovo’s capital city.

Article date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Honor And Support Holocaust Survivors In Education, Cultural, And Financial Institutions

Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package to honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural, and financial institutions.

Article date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Marc De Cock: An Imaginary Portrait From the Collection Matthys-Colle & S.M.A.K.

This exhibition paints an imaginary portrait of Marc De Cock through artworks from the Matthys-Colle Collection and S.M.A.K. The selection represents his personality and commitment and reads like a visual essay.

Article date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Crozier Fine Arts Acquires Art Storage and Logistics Leader IFAS as Part of Asian Expansion

Crozier, a global leader in fine arts storage and logistics, has expanded into Asia with its acquisition of IFAS, a leading provider of art storage, logistics, and installation in Hong Kong.

Article date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Getty Museum to Return Objects to Italy

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will return to Italy the Sculptural Group of a Seated Poet and Sirens, a group of life-size terracotta figures also known as Orpheus and the Sirens.

Article date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Documenta Fifteen at the Halfway Point with Very Good Visitor Numbers

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, documenta fifteen reached the halfway point of its 100-day run. By the 50th day, more than 410,000 visitors had visited documenta fifteen at 32 exhibition venues enjoying works by more than 1,500 artists.

Article date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Stolen Painting of Tarsila do Amaral Valued at 50 million Found in Brazil

The painting “Sol poente”, by the Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral, valued at 250 million reais (about 50 million dollars) and which had been stolen from an elderly multimillionaire for her own daughter, was recovered in Rio de Janeiro.

Article date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Archaeologists Discover Ancient City and Hundreds of Artefacts Close to Baghdad

An archaeological dig in Al-Suwaira, some 35km south of Baghdad, has revealed an ancient Parthian (247BC to 224AD) city and unearthed more than 200 artefacts.

Article date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Centre Pompidou Presents Retrospective Exhibition Dedicated to Eva Aeppli

This retrospective for Eva Aeppli is an invitation to discover her sewn work, which constitutes the high point of her art. In her “musée sentimental”, like that created by Daniel Spoerri at the Centre Pompidou in 1977, her works dialogue with those by members of her close circle, with her fantasised influences and with those of her successors.

Article date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Rembrandt’s First NFTs of ‘The Night Watch’ to be Released by The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation at the MetaRembrandt Museum

Owners of a Night Watch NFT piece will have exclusive access to the World’s First digital museum with Rembrandt van Rijn’s full art collection!

Article date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
British High Commission Hosts Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Kanneh-Mason Family

Britain’s most exciting classical music performers, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Kanneh-Mason family will be joining British High Commissioner H.E. Vicki Treadell for a reception in their honour.

Article date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
A Painting by Il Morazzone Worth £2 Million at Risk of Leaving the UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on the painting ‘Self-Portrait as a Knight, with a horse, an easel with painter’s palette and a page’ by Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as ‘il Morazzone’

Article date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Lubaina Himid Wins 2024 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize

The Contemporary Austin has announced artist, Lubaina Himid as the winner of the 2024 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize. In addition to receiving a $200,000 cash award, Himid will present a solo exhibition premiering in Austin in spring 2024 at The Contemporary’s downtown venue, the Jones Center on Congress Avenue.

Article date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Lost Banksy Painting Originally Created in West Bank Resurfaces in Tel Aviv

A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced in a swank art gallery in downtown Tel Aviv, an hour’s drive and a world away from the concrete wall in the occupied West Bank where it was initially sprayed.

Article date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Carmel Allen Appointed Managing Director of Tate

Tate has appointed Carmel Allen to be its new Managing Director. She will take up the role on 1 September 2022.

Article date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Selects Veteran, Historian and Higher Education Leader Elizabeth L. Hillman as Next President and CEO

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced Elizabeth L. Hillman – veteran of the U.S. Air Force, respected historian, advisor to the U.S. Armed Forces, college president, and higher education leader with experience managing organizations through complex challenges – will be the institution’s new president and CEO.

Article date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Archaeologists in Israel Uncover an Ancient Coin Inscribed With the Cancer Zodiac Sign

A group of archaeologists in northern Israel have discovered a uncommon bronze coin depicting a logo of the zodiac, relationship again almost 2,000 years.

Article date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Ai Weiwei to Unveil First Body of Work in Glass Alongside World’s Largest Hanging Murano Glass Sculpture

Ai Weiwei, in collaboration with Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore - Benedicti Claustra Onlus, Berengo Studio and Fondazione Berengo, to present a new body of work set to be unveiled at a solo exhibition in Venice this summer.

Article date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Maya Lin Commissioned to Create Sculpture for Obama Presidential Center

On his 61st birthday, President Obama announced that the Water Garden at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be named in honor of his mother, Ann Dunham, and will be anchored by a commissioned art installation from Maya Lin.

Article date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Uffizi Gallery Announces €50m Project to Restore Boboli Gardens to its Former Medici-era Glory

The Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy, have introduced an bold €50m grasp plan to rebuild the close by Boboli Gardens inside eight years. This system “Boboli 2030” reveals 40 initiatives to guard the park from the ruinous results of local weather change, whereas making it extra vitality environment friendly, accessible and enticing.

Article date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Mayor Adams, Commissioner Cumbo Declare $5.5 Million for Universal Hip Hop Museum and New Capital Funding for Bronx Cultural Institutions

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Commissioner Laurie Cumbo announced $5.5 million in new capital funding for the Universal Hip Hop Museum.

Article date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Italy's Tax Police Seize Assets from Architect Linked to ‘Putin’s Black Sea Palace’

Italy’s tax police have seized assets worth over €141 million from an architect who designed a luxury estate on the Black Sea which has been dubbed “Putin’s palace” by opponents of the Russian president.

Article date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Over 100 Ancient Roman Frescoes Presented in Major Show at Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna

The Painters of Pompeii Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna 23.09.2022 - 19.03.2023 Exhibition curated by Mario Grimaldi, presented at the Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, in collaboration with the Municipality of Bologna and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and produced by MondoMostre.

Article date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
The Cleveland Museum of Art acquires "All of Me III" by Winfred Rembert

Fort Gansevoort has shared news that "All of Me III" by Winfred Rembert has been acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

Article date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Centraal Museum Utrecht Displays Video Art from The Kramlich Collection, Shown for the First Time in Europe

The exhibition Double Act brings together two collections: the monumental video installations from the internationally renowned art collection of the American Kramlich family on the one hand, with highlights from our own collection of 17th-century paintings on the other.

Article date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Max Hollein, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to Add Chief Executive Officer Role in July 2023

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has voted that Max Hollein will add to his title Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2023, when current Met President and CEO Daniel H. Weiss steps down as previously announced.

Article date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Students of Imperial College, London Protest Against Antony Gormley's 'Phallic' Statue

University students at Imperial College London are battling to prevent the installation of new sculpture by Antony Gormley over concerns that the work is “phallic”.

Article date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Monika Sprüth Receives ART COLOGNE 2022 Prize

Koelnmesse and the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (German association of galleries and art dealers) have awarded Monika Sprüth the ART COLOGNE Prize 2022.

Article date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
EXPO-CHICAGO Appoints Claudia Segura and Aimé Iglesias Lukin Curators for its 2023 Edition

Claudia Segura, Curator of Exhibitions and Collection of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) to Curate 2023 IN/SITU On-Site Installation Program and Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society in New York to Curate EXPOSURE Section, Highlighting Emerging Gallery Programs

Article date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Shareholders of Documenta Introduce Scientific Advisory Panel

Seven scholars with outstanding academic expertise in the fields of antisemitism, perspectives from global contexts and post-colonialism, art and constitutional law will advise documenta in the coming months.

Article date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Kruse GWS Auctions to Offer Lost Jewelry Collection of Colonel Tom Parker & Elvis Presley for the First Time

In An Extremely Rare Event, Kruse GWS Auctions Will Offer the Lost Jewelry Collection of Colonel Tom Parker & Elvis Presley. Each Piece Marks a Pivotal Point in Elvis Presley’s Life and Career. The Expert Consultant and Historian for the sale is Ms. Priscilla Presley.

Article date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Cambridge Supports Nigeria’s Claim for Return of Benin Artefacts from University Collections

The University of Cambridge is supporting a claim for the return to Nigeria of 116 objects currently held in the University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) collections that were taken by British armed forces during the sacking of Benin City in 1897.

Article date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Engraved Block Found at the Cova Gran de Santa Linya Dating Back 14,000 Years

The CERArq-UAB research team has identified the first block with engravings from the Upper Palaeolithic era found in Catalonia’s pre-Pyrenees region.

Article date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Jeff Koons’ Sculpture Art to be Installed on the Moon

This year a lunar lander will bring a box with 125 shiny figurines of Jeff Koons to the Mare Crisium.

Article date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Tate Britain to Present Major Survey Exhibition by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye this Autumn

This autumn Tate Britain will present Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s major survey exhibition Fly In League With The Night. Widely considered to be one of the most important figurative painters working today, Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977) is celebrated for her enigmatic oil paintings of human subjects who are entirely imagined by the artist.

Article date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Han Solo’s Blaster from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ to Auction this August

From Rock Island Auction Company and a galaxy far, far away comes the BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster that Han Solo, portrayed by Harrison Ford, carried in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” available in the company’s Aug. 26-28 Premier Auction.

Article date: Friday, July 29, 2022
French Cultural Minister Affirms Notre-Dame Cathedral to Reopen in 2024

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is on track to reopen to worshippers and the public in 2024, more than three years after its roof was destroyed in a massive blaze.

Article date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Deloitte Values Rome's Ancient Colosseum at $79 Billion

Deloitte LLP estimates that the Colosseum’s "social asset value,” or the intangible value that Italians place on its mere existence, is around 77 billion euros ($79 billion).

Article date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Seattle Chapter to Remove ‘Audubon’ from its Name

Towards a more inclusive and antiracist future, Seattle’s became the first large chapter in the National Audubon Society network to publicly declare its intention to remove “Audubon” from the organization’s name.

Article date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Getty Center Presents "Cy Twombly: Making Past Present" Inspired by Ancient Art of Greece and Rome

Cy Twombly: Making Past Present, explores the artist’s lifelong fascination with ancient culture through selections of work from different moments of his career.

Article date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Museum Association Demands that UK Government Invest in Institutions as Cost of Living and Inflation Soar

The Museums Association (MA) is deeply concerned about the impact of the cost of living crisis on museums across the UK. The rapidly increasing rate of inflation is causing severe problems for institutional and individual members and for the wider sector.

Article date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Legendary Artist Jennifer Bartlett, Dies at 81.

One of the best-known painters of her generation, Bartlett seamlessly combined the refined aesthetic of minimalism with expressive and emotional painting, and leaves a vast and varied body of work.

Article date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Getty Exhibition Reexamines the Americas

Featuring work by contemporary Brazilian Indigenous artist Denilson Baniwa, exhibition prompts us to reevaluate critical materials from the past.

Article date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Fourth Plinth Winners for 2022 and 2024: Two Bold New Artworks for London

The next artworks that will take pride of place on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square have been chosen. Antelope by Samson Kambalu will occupy one of the highest profile public art spaces in world from 2022, while emoji 850 Improntas’ (850 Imprints) by Teresa Margolles will be installed from 2024.

Article date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Stirling Prize, UK’s Most Prestigious Architectural Award Reveals Shortlist for 2022 Edition

The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. The award is given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment.

Article date: Sunday, July 24, 2022
Leo's Bianca: Lady of Bobbio

There is ample evidence that the portrait on vellum auctioned by Christie’s in New York on 30 January 1998 as ‘19th century German’ is nothing of the sort. Pigment and carbon-14 analyses point to a Renaissance dating – as Christie’s had been advised by consignor Jeanne Marchig (whose late husband Giannino worked as a restorer for the Wildensteins).

Article date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Three Italian Protesters Glue Hands on Botticelli Work at Uffizi Gallery

A peaceful protest by three Italian environmental activists took place on the third floor of the Uffizi Gallery during the morning of July 22.

Article date: Friday, July 22, 2022
New York Returns 142 Antiquities Valued at Nearly $14 Million to the People of Italy

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. announced the return of 142 antiquities valued at nearly $14 million to the people of Italy.

Article date: Friday, July 22, 2022
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Over 80 Artworks from the Howard Hodgkin Indian Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has acquired 84 works from the Howard Hodgkin Indian Collection, which is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind.

Article date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
A Jeweled Fabergé Egg Found on a Russian Oligarch's Superyacht Seized in Fiji

US law enforcement may have found a priceless Faberg egg on a Russian oligarch's superyacht. The find was made on the Amadea, a vessel owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov.

Article date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Charles Gaines’ First Public Art Project: “The American Manifest”

Creative Time, Governors Island Arts, and Times Square Arts are pleased to present the first public art exhibition by Charles Gaines, The American Manifest. The serial public art installation will unfold in three parts, or chapters, across three locations over the course of two years

Article date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
UNESCO and Abu Dhabi Launch Report on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Culture (Up to 40% in Lost Revenue)

UNESCO and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi has launched the co-publication Culture in Times of COVID-19: Resilience, Recovery and Revival, giving a global overview of the impact of the pandemic on the culture sector since March 2020, and outlining directions for its revival.

Article date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Eurojust Assists in Returning Historic Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi to Italy

A historic 17th century painting by the Italian baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi has been returned to Italy, with the active support of Eurojust. Two suspects are being investigated for fraud and attempts to illegally sell the painting of the legend of Roman Charity in Austria.

Article date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
LIAF, Lofoten International Art Festival Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with 2022 Edition in September

LIAF, Lofoten International Art Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The upcoming edition is curated by the Italian duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi and is entitled Fantasmagoriana.

Article date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Below the Surface: Three Modigliani Paintings Revealed for the First Time Thanks to Digital Radiography

A unique painting by Amedeo Modigliani, on display at Hecht Museum in the University of Haifa, was recently analyzed by a portable digital radiography system. The X-ray revealed no less than three never seen before paintings hidden beneath the surface.

Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Christie’s Launches Venture Fund Towards Emerging Technologies Relevant to Art Market

Christie’s has launched another arm of business, Christie’s Ventures, a new investment fund that will provide financial resources and expert support to Emerging Technology and FinTech companies creating solutions with art market relevancy.

Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Climate Activist Glues Self to Safety Glass of Famous Jan van Eyck Painting Exhibited in Bruges

Climate activist Wouter Mouton has made himself heard again. He glued himself to the security glass on Tuesday afternoon in front of the world-famous artwork 'Madonna met Kannunik Joris van der Paele' by Jan Van Eyck.

Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
America Must Ensure That Russia Does Not Evade Sanctions. Here’s How the Art Market Can Help by Deborah Lehr

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has led an unprecedented effort to isolate Russia’s economy. It has frozen Russian assets, restricted trade and financial flows, seized luxury yachts, and banned Russia’s wealthy class from travel. But the American-led sanctions regime has a chink in its armor: the American art market.

Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
First Details for Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022

Frieze London and Frieze Masters will take place from October 12 to 16 in The Regent’s Park, bringing together galleries from 42 countries, to celebrate the creative spirit of the city.

Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022
Damien Hirst's Art Removed for Using Fly-Killing UV Light in Installation

People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) are always at the forefront when it comes to taking part in many animal rights reforms. This time, in another historical step, they decided to fight for the rights of flies.

Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022
Claes Oldenburg, Renowned Pop Art Artist, Dies at 93

Renowned for his sculptures, drawings, and colossal public monuments that transform familiar, everyday objects into animated entities, Oldenburg was a leading voice of the Pop Art movement who, over the course of more than six decades, redefined the history of art.

Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022
San Francisco Art Institute Graduates Last Class and Ceases Degree Programs

As of July 16, 2022, no students or employees will fill SFAI’s historic landmark campus, a beautiful and unique spot in San Francisco with its glorious Diego Rivera fresco, exquisite views of the city, and its Italianate–meets–60s-Brutalism architecture.

Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022
Alexander Farenholtz Takes Over as Interim Managing Director of Documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH

Alexander Farenholtz was today unanimously appointed interim Managing Director of documenta by the Supervisory Board of documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH.

Article date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Documenta Head, Sabine Schormann Resigns Amid Antisemitism Scandal

Sabine Schormann has resigned as head of documenta- a summer long art festival that takes place every five years in Germany

Article date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Horniman Museum and Gardens Wins Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year 2022

Horniman Museum and Gardens has been announced the winner of Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year award, taking home a £100,000 prize.

Article date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Unseen Masterpiece by John Constable Unveiled for the First Time in Almost 200 years at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Labourers and fishermen on Brighton & Hove’s beaches captured the imagination of the English artist and inspired him to produce Colliers unloading on Hove Beach, looking towards Shoreham, Brighton.

Article date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Phillips Auction House Expands West Coast Presence with New Gallery Space in Los Angeles

Following a record-breaking season, Phillips auction house has announced the opening of its first Los Angeles gallery space as part of the company’s continued global expansion and commitment to the West Coast region.

Article date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Self Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh Discovered by National Galleries of Scotland

A painting that is “most certainly” a previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered by the National Galleries of Scotland.

Article date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
World Monument Fund Launches New Projects to Protect Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage

World Monuments Fund (WMF) has launched four new projects as part of its recently established Ukraine Heritage Response Fund to address the immediate, critical needs of heritage professionals in Ukraine and to lay the groundwork for the future rehabilitation and long-term recovery of cultural heritage in the country.

Article date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Banksy’s Professorship Certificate Stolen at University of Creative Arts Graduation in London

When The University for the Creative Arts announced a week prior that Banksy was going to be awarded an honorary professorship, they likely didn’t expect anyone to walk across the stage and claim the honor. But as the endless register of student names was coming to an end, one student decided to do just that...

Article date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
New Exhibition at The Met Explores Use of Color in Ancient Greek and Roman Sculpture

Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on July 5, 2022, Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color reveals the colorful backstory of polychromy—meaning “many colors” in Greek—and presents new discoveries of surviving ancient color on artworks in The Met’s world-class collection.

Article date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Christie’s Global Sales Hit £3.3 B / $4.1 B in First Half 2022

Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s said: "Our results in the first half of 2022 have been remarkably strong, with many memorable moments like the sales of Warhol’s Marilyn and of the Bass collection in New York, and of the Givenchy collection in Paris..."

Article date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Shahpour Pouyan Receives 2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award

The recipient is the Frist Art Museum (FAM) in Nashville, Tennessee, and the award will assist in funding the first solo museum exhibition of Iranian-born artist Shahpour Pouyan in the United States.

Article date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
UNC-Chapel Hill Archaeologist Discovers Depictions of Two Biblical Heroines, Deborah and Jael from the Book of Judges

An archaeological team from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently returned to Israel’s Lower Galilee to continue unearthing nearly 1,600-year-old mosaics in an ancient Jewish synagogue at Huqoq. Discoveries made include the first known depiction of the biblical heroines Deborah and Jael as described in the book of Judges.

Article date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Participating Galleries at the Inaugural Edition of Paris+ par Art Basel

The first edition of Paris+ par Art Basel – which will take place from October 20 to 23 – will bring together 156 galleries, creating a new flagship event that further enhances Paris’s standing as a cultural epicenter.

Article date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Brett Rogers, OBE, to Step Down as Director of The Photographers’ Gallery

From 2006 - 2022, Rogers’ expansive vision and influential leadership at The Photographers’ Gallery has led to a range of momentous cultural presentations and institutional developments, both in London and abroad, taking place through a period of huge social, technological, and artistic transition for the photographic medium.

Article date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Hito Steyerl Withdraws from Documenta 15 Amid Antisemitism Scandal

The renowned conceptual and new media artist Hito Steyerl, one of the best-known contemporary German artists and most high-profile participants in Documenta 15, has withdrawn from the influential quinquennial amid a spiraling antisemitism scandal.

Article date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Art Basel Appoints Vincenzo de Bellis as Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms

Art Basel has appointed Vincenzo de Bellis, presently Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center, the new global position of Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, effective August 2022.

Article date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
44 Writers Call on President Biden to Raise Grave Human Rights Concerns on Trip to Saudi Arabia

Dear President Biden, We the undersigned writers, journalists, creative artists, and supporters of PEN America, are writing to urge you to raise your grave concerns about the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, specifically freedom of speech and artistic expression, with Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman when you visit Saudi Arabia in July 2022...

Article date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
The 8th Edition of the Biennial of Painting Opens at Three Art Museums at the Banks of the Leie

From 26 June to 2 October 2022, the three visual art museums at the banks of the Leie — the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), the Museum of Deinze and the Leie Region (mudel) and the Roger Raveel Museum (RRM) — join forces to present the 8th edition of the Biennial of Painting.

Article date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Abbas Zahedi Wins Frieze Artist Award 2022

Frieze has named Abbas Zahedi as the winner of the 2022 Frieze Artist Award, realized in partnership with Forma for the fourth consecutive year.

Article date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Just Stop Oil Supporters Glue Hands to ‘The Last Supper’ at the Royal Academy

For the fifth time in the last week supporters of Just Stop Oil have disrupted a major art institution in an act of civil resistance.

Article date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
LIU Ding and Carol Yinghua LU Selected as Artistic Director of Yokohama Triennale 2023

The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale (Chairperson: Kondo Seiichi [Chairperson, Yokohama Arts Foundation]) has appointed the team of Liu Ding and Carol Yinghua Lu as artistic director of Yokohama Triennale 2023, the 8th edition of the tri-annual event.

Article date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Chinese Museum’s Influential Berlin Outpost Will Shutter Due to ‘Sociopolitical Turbulences’

In this historic moment of global crises, when socio-political and economic turbulences have already, or will soon, affect every aspect of our lives—Times Art Center Berlin (TACB) has decided to leave its physical space in Berlin Mitte.

Article date: Monday, July 4, 2022
The Vancouver Art Gallery Receives $29.3M Funding to Build First Passive House Art Gallery in North America

The Vancouver Art Gallery has revealed that it will receive $25 million in federal funding from Infrastructure Canada through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program, as well as an additional $4.3 million from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Article date: Monday, July 4, 2022
V&A and Ministry of Culture & Tourism in Türkiye and Istanbul Archaeology Museum Explore New Cultural Partnership

The V&A has explored a renewable cultural partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, that sees a unique object, the Head of Eros, returning to Türkiye to be reattached to the famous Sidamara sarcophagus.

Article date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
MFA Boston and LaCollection.io Offer NFT Collection of Rare 19th-Century French Impressionist Pastels

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and laCollection.io will launch a collection of non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) of rarely exhibited Impressionist pastels from the MFA’s renowned collection.

Article date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Over 110 Galleries to Participate at Frieze's Premiere Edition in Asia

Frieze's first fair in Asia will feature more than 110 galleries and special sections for emerging talent and art throughout the ages.

Article date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Young Supporters of Just Stop Oil Glue Themselves to a Van Gogh Painting

Two young supporters of Just Stop Oil have glued themselves to the frame of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at the Courtauld Gallery in London, as they call for the government to end new oil and gas and for art institutions to join them in civil resistance.

Article date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Banksy Appointed Honorary Professor at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has appointed the street artist and political activist, Banksy, an Honorary Professor of UCA, in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and the impact he has had on the global arts scene.

Article date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Daniel Weiss to Step Down as President and CEO of The Met in June 2023

Daniel H. Weiss, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2015 and President and CEO since 2017, has said that he intends to step down in June 2023.

Article date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Magnum Launches First NFT Collection

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations this year, and in keeping with its tradition of embracing the future of photography, Magnum is launching its first collection of NFTs this June, with three selections of 75 images.

Article date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Robbery at TEFAF in Maastricht, Art Fair Evacuated

There has been a robbery at the TEFAF art fair in Maastricht. The art fair is being vacated, police said.

Article date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Roppongi Art Night Returns for 2022 Edition with Takashi Murakami Headlining the Art Festival

Roppongi Art Night is a festival of the arts unfolding from the stage of Roppongi City. Held continuosly since its inaugural edition in 2009, it has become established as a premier urban art festival.

Article date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Bonhams Acquires French Auction House, Cornette de Saint Cyr

Bonhams, the international auction house, has just acquired Cornette de Saint Cyr, a French auction house based in Paris and Brussels.

Article date: Monday, June 27, 2022
Sam Gilliam, Renowned American Drape Artist, Dies at 88

Sam Gilliam passed away on Saturday, June 25 at age 88.

Article date: Monday, June 27, 2022
The Royal Academy of Arts Presents 2022 Summer Exhibition, Exploring the Theme, “Climate”

The Royal Academy is delighted to present the 254th Summer Exhibition, a unique celebration of contemporary art and architecture, providing a vital platform and support for the artistic community, exploring the theme of "Climate" .

Article date: Monday, June 27, 2022
International Artists Commissioned for AlUla’s Wadi AlFann

A clutch of artists have been announced as the first to embark on ambitious projects in AlUla’s new Wadi AlFann valley dedicated to large-scale installations.’

Article date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
First Official Joint Portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The first official portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, by award-winning British artist Jamie Coreth, has gone on public display at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Article date: Friday, June 24, 2022
British Council and Ukrainian Institute Launch Season to Support Ukrainian Arts Sector

The British Council and the Ukrainian Institute recently launched the UK/Ukraine Season of Culture – a new programme of cultural activity to support the Ukrainian arts sector.

Article date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Participating Artists in the 58th Carnegie International, Titled "Is it Morning for You Yet?"

Carnegie Museum of Art has listed artists and collectives that will participate in the upcoming 58th Carnegie International. The exhibition, titled Is it morning for you yet?, runs from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023.

Article date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Marble Head of Hercules Recovered from 2,000-Year-Old Antikythera Shipwreck

The second period (May 23-June 15, 2022) of the underwater archaeological research on the Antikythera shipwreck, within the five-year program 2021-2025, was successfully completed, linking the contemporary research to the iconic diving operations of 1900-1901.

Article date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Eight People Convicted for Stealing Banksy Painting from Bataclan Site

A French court has convicted eight men for the theft and handling of a Banksy painting paying homage to the victims of the 2015 attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.

Article date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Art Gallery of Ontario Installs First Public Art Commission, a Monumental Sculpture by Brian Jungen

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has installed its first-ever public art commission, a new sculpture by acclaimed contemporary artist Brian Jungen.

Article date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Artes Mundi 10 Shortlists Seven International Artist for its Contemporary Art Prize

A UK biennial exhibition and international contemporary art prize, Artes Mundi 10 with presenting partner Bagri Foundation, have announced the shortlist of seven international contemporary visual artists and five nationwide venue partners for its tenth anniversary edition.

Article date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
National Windrush Monument Unveiled at London Waterloo Station

Members of the Windrush generation joined HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London Waterloo Station today (22 June 2022) to witness the unveiling of the National Windrush Monument.

Article date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Documenta Conceals an Artwork Depicting Antisemitic Stereotypes

Due to a depiction of a figure in the work People’s Justice (2002) by the collective Taring Padi, which triggers anti-Semitic readings, the collective, together with the management of documenta and the Artistic Direction of documenta fifteen, has decided to cover up the work in question at Friedrichsplatz and to install an explanation next to the work.

Article date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Sudanese Museums Seek Repatriation of Artifacts Stolen by British Colonizers

Museum officials in Sudan await the return of priceless artifacts taken by British soldiers, colonial administrators and travellers, saying they could help bring peace to the unstable eastern United States. Africa.

Article date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Popular Comic Series, The Dark Knight Returns Book One Cover Art Sells for $2.4 Million at Heritage Auctions

Frank Miller and collaborator Lynn Varley’s original art for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Book One’s iconic cover, featuring Batman in silhouette against a sky split open by lightning, sold at Heritage Auctions Thursday for $2.4 million.

Article date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Musea Brugge Presents Major Solo Exhibition by Otobong Nkanga in the St John’s Hospital

On June 25, 2022, Musea Brugge will present a large-scale exhibition of works by the internationally renowned Nigerian-Belgian artist Otobong Nkanga in the St John’s Hospital.

Article date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
A First Look at The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF)  Maastricht 2022

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has revealed a special preview of 15 works that will appear at TEFAF Maastricht, running from June 25–30, 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Towner Eastbourne to Host Turner Prize 2023

The Turner Prize, the world’s leading prize for contemporary art, will be presented at Towner Eastbourne in 2023, as the centrepiece of the gallery’s centenary celebrations.

Article date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Visiting the Stunning Oldmaster Collection at Wilhelmshöhe Palace, Kassel During Documenta 15

One of the most eminent collections of its kind, the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Wilhelmshöhe Palace enjoys a worldwide reputation. Its origins go back to the collections of the Landgraves of Hesse, which means it reflects more than 500 years of history.

Article date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Barbara Hepworth’s Sculpture in the Rijksmuseum Gardens this Summer

This summer the sculptures of the major British artist Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) will grace the open gardens of the Rijksmuseum. It is her first solo exhibition in Amsterdam.

Article date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
MCH Group, Art Basel’s Parent Company Gets Renewed Investment

After the pandemic-related losses in the past two years, a financial package of measures is necessary to ensure the necessary investments for the growth of the company and the refinancing of the CHF 100 million bond due in May 2023.

Article date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Saodat Ismailova Wins Eye Art & Film Prize 2022

Saodat Ismailova is the winner of the Eye Art & Film Prize 2022. The artist from Uzbekistan receives the prize for the remarkable talent she demonstrates working at the intersection of film and visual art.

Article date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Nicolas Poussin £19 Million Painting at Risk of Leaving the UK

Confirmation, a painting by Nicolas Poussin dating to c. 1637-40, is at risk of leaving the UK unless a buyer can be found.

Article date: Friday, June 10, 2022
Sobey Art Award Announces Shortlist for its 2022 Edition

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada has announced the five artists shortlisted for the 2022 Sobey Art Award

Article date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Bozar Director, Sophie Lauwers Has Passed Away at Age 55

Bozar has lost an experienced leader and an inspiring colleague. On Sunday May 29, Sophie passed away at home from an illness she had been living with for many years, but which had struck mercilessly in recent weeks.

Article date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Renowned Portuguese-British Artist, Dame Paula Rego Has Died at 87

Dame Paula Rego, the renowned Portuguese-British artist, has died aged 87, the Victoria Miro art gallery has said.

Article date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Sasha Suda Named New Director and CEO Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) has elected Sasha Suda as the museum’s new George D. Widener Director and CEO.

Article date: Monday, June 6, 2022
In Conversation with Nigerian Figurative Artist, Oluwaseun Odeyemi

Oluwaseun Odeyemi, one of Nigeria's fast-rising emerging figurative artists, talks to ArtDependence about his creative process, style, technique and inspiration behind his works.

Article date: Monday, June 6, 2022
Ibrahim Mahama Appointed Artistic Director of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts

The International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) has announced Ibrahim Mahama as the artistic director of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts (September 15, 2023–January 14, 2024).

Article date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
The 8th Edition of the Biennial of Painting to Commence this June at Three Art Museums at the Banks of the Leie

From 26 June to 2 October 2022, the three visual art museums at the banks of the Leie — the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), the Museum of Deinze and the Leie Region (mudel) and the Roger Raveel Museum (RRM) — join forces to present the 8th edition of the Biennial of Painting.

Article date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Artists’ Statement in Support of ruangrupa

We, the lumbung community (the artists and members of documenta fifteen), add our collective voices in support of the letter that was published on May 7 by ruangrupa, the artistic team of documenta fifteen, and some curators of the failed forum “We Need to Talk! Art – Freedom – Solidarity,”

Article date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
3400-Year-Old Iraqi City Submerged in Tigris River Has Resurfaced Due To Climate Change

The remains of what is believed to be the ancient city of Zakhiku an important center in the Mittani Empire have resurfaced in the Tigris River after the water level of the Mosul Dam in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq dropped because of drought.

Article date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
LG and Guggenheim Establish Research Initiative and Award for Art and Technology

The Guggenheim and LG announce a five-year, multifaceted collaboration to research, honor and promote artists working at the intersection of art and technology.

Article date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Bradford Named UK City of Culture 2025

The winner of the hotly contested competition was revealed live on BBC The One Show by Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Nadine Dorries.

Article date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Biennale Architectura 2023 Titled “The Laboratory of the Future” and to be Curated by Lesley Lokko

The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, Lesley Lokko - appointed as the Artistic Director of the Architecture Department by the Board of Directors announced the title and theme of the Biennale Architettura 2023, which will be held from May 20th to November 26th 2023.

Article date: Friday, June 3, 2022
National Museum of Norway Unveils New Museum Building

The new National Museum of Norway provides a purpose-built space for the country’s most extensive collection of art, architecture and design becoming the largest museum in the Nordic countries.

Article date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Frieze Los Angeles to Move to Santa Monica in 2023

Frieze has confirmed that Los Angeles’ leading art fair is set to move to Santa Monica Airport in 2023. The new location has been selected for its additional space and flexibility, allowing Frieze Los Angeles to welcome innovative art and ideas across all forms of creativity.

Article date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Remy Jungerman Awarded with the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022

Visual artist Remy Jungerman will be awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022. The jury praises the artist for the way he interweaves the cultures of the countries that define him: Suriname, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Article date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
The 12th Berlin Biennale Titled “Still Present!” Commences on June 11

On the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, titled “Still Present!”, artists from around the globe engage with the legacies of modernity and the resulting state of planetary emergency.

Article date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Egypt Unveils Discovery Of 250 Coffins, 150 Statues in Saqqara

Egyptian authorities unveiled on a major new archaeological find of 250 sealed coffins containing mummies, 150 bronze statues of ancient gods and goddesses, and other antiquities at the Saqqara necropolis, south of the capital Cairo.

Article date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Louvre Launches Civil Action as Part of Art Trafficking Case with Former Director Jean-Luc Martinez

Due to recent legal proceedings regarding the purchase of Egyptian antiquities by Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Musée du Louvre has decided to bring a civil action before the jurisdiction in charge.

Article date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The Courtauld Gallery Presents Major Exhibitions of Paintings by Edvard Munch in the UK for the First Time

A collection of significant paintings by Edvard Munch (1863-1944) have gone on show together for the first time in the UK in a new exhibition at The Courtauld.

Article date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Iconic Mona Lisa Painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, Vandalised at Louvre Museum

The world’s most famous painting, Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting La Gioconda, also called the Mona Lisa, suffered what appears to be a cake attack on Sunday by a visitor to the Louvre Museum.

Article date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Colour as Language: First Retrospective Exhibition of Etel Adnan alongside Works by Vincent van Gogh

Colour as Language was developed in close collaboration with the artist herself: before Adnan’s death in November 2021, the museum spoke with her on numerous occasions regarding her life, work, and Van Gogh.

Article date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Paris Photo Appoints Holly Roussell and Federica Chiochetti as Curators for 25th Edition

Paris Photo has announced its 2022 guest curators. Championing emerging talent, China/Switzerland-based curator Holly Roussell will present the Curiosa sector. Bringing women in photography to the forefront, writer, curator, lecturer Federica Chiochetti will present the Elles x Paris Photo program.

Article date: Friday, May 27, 2022
The Studio Museum in Harlem Announces Appointment off Amber Esseiva as Curator-At-Large

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, today announced the appointment of Amber Esseiva as Curator-at-Large, a newly created position.

Article date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Jean-Luc Martinez: Former Louvre President Charged Over Alleged Antiquities Trafficking

The former president and director of the Louvre Museum in Paris, Jean-Luc Martinez, was indicted on Wednesday and placed under judicial supervision after an investigation into antiquities trafficking from the Near and Middle East.

Article date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Long-Lost Willem de Kooning Painting Goes on View for First Time in Over 30 Years

More than 30 years after it was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up, and stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA), Willem de Kooning’s painting Woman-Ochre (1954 – 1955) will once again be seen by the public in the exhibition Conserving de Kooning: Theft and Recovery.

Article date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The Warhol Museum Launches New Developmental Projects in Pittsburgh and Nationwide

The Andy Warhol Museum has announced that the museum will spearhead a major new cultural and economic development project that intends to transform a six-block section of the museum’s neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Shore into a thriving hub for expansive cultural programming, creative workforce development and ultimately a new cultural tourism destination.

Article date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Marble Arch Presents Frameless, London’s First Permanent Digital Immersive Arts Experience

As the biggest digital immersive arts experience of its kind in the UK, Frameless is set to become a new landmark destination amongst the already world class attractions available to London and West End visitors.

Article date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Photo Kyiv Aims to Promote Empathy and Support for the Ukrainian People with the Exhibition “Faces of War”

This year, Photo Kyiv international team, consisting of Ivanna Bertrand (Ukraine) Anna Savitskaya-Balan (Russia) and Carole Glauser Pidoux (Swiss) will organize an exhibition Faces of War in The Hague, Netherlands.

Article date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
London Gallery Weekend Closes on a High with New Performance Art Commission

The second edition of London Gallery Weekend, now established as the biggest gallery weekend event in the world with 150 participating galleries, drew to a successful close on Sunday 15 May, 2022.

Article date: Monday, May 23, 2022
Royal College of Art Unveils New London Campus Designed by Herzog & de Meuron

Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, Herzog & de Meuron, the £135 million, 15,500 sqm campus is the largest investment in transformational space in the RCA’s 185 year history.

Article date: Monday, May 23, 2022
President Macron Appoints Rima Abdul Malak as France’s New Minister of Culture

President Emmanuel Macron of France has appointed Lebanese-born Rima Abdul Malak as minister of culture following his election victory last month. She replaces Roselyne Bachelot

Article date: Monday, May 23, 2022
Sean Connery’s Iconic Picasso Piece, "Buste d’Homme dans un Cadre" is Up for Sale at Christie’s

One of the most powerful musketeers from Picasso’s triumphal late period to appear on market, this exceptional painting from the estate of the original James Bond makes its auction debut in Hong Kong.

Article date: Monday, May 23, 2022
Focus Ukraine: ALEXANDER CHEKMENEV ∙ SERGEY MELNITCHENKO ∙ VIKTORIA SOROCHINSKI at Kunstsammlungen & Museen Augsburg

In cooperation with the foundation 'Peace for Art', Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus presents three positions of current artistic photography from Ukraine.

Article date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
V&A and the City of Bayeux Announce MOU on Shared Research and Expertise Around the Bayeux Tapestry

The V&A and the City of Bayeux have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the two organisations work together to share research and expertise around the Bayeux Tapestry.

Article date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Winners of the 10th Contemporary African Photography to be Announced in June

The five winners of the 10th CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography 2022 will be announced on Friday 17 June, 5 pm CEST at photo basel – international art fair.

Article date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Christie’s 20th/21st Century Auction Series Totals $1.44 Billion Across its 10 Sales in New York and Online

20th/21st Century sale week exceeds billion-dollar mark, anchored by the historic sale of Warhol’s Marilyn. Big names such as Monet, Rothko, Pollock and Picasso led the evening sales, where 50 new artist records were achieved.

Article date: Friday, May 20, 2022
The Broad Museum, Los Angeles Presents “This is Not America’s Flag” – A Group Exhibition

Featuring over twenty artists, the special exhibition “This Is Not America’s Flag” spotlights the myriad ways artists explore the symbol of the flag of the United States of America, underscoring its vast, divergent, and complex meanings.

Article date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
An Ancient Royal Official’s Tomb from c2300BC Discovered in Saqqara

The tomb of an official responsible for secret documents in the royal chancellery during the reign of the first pharaohs of the Sixth Dynasty (c. 2300 BC) was discovered in Saqqara

Article date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Phillips Realizes $225 Million from Recent 20th Century & Contemporary Evening Sale

At the last 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale hosted by Phillip’s on May 18, 2022, $225 Million was realized. A 90% increase on the previous year.

Article date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Marie Nipper Appointed New Director of Arken, Ishøj, Denmark

Marie Nipper, most recently Director of the Copenhagen Contemporary art centre, will take up the position as new Director at the art museum in Ishøj on 1 August.

Article date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Musea Brugge Welcomes Drawings by Famous Artists: Michelangelo, Jordaens, Boucher and Stadanus

Musea Brugge welcomes the addition of 1,930 drawing masterpieces and 25 sketch books to its collection.

Article date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Independent Art Fair Launches New Edition Dedicated to Unsung 20th Century Heroes

Independent 20th Century will focus on artists who made a significant contribution to art history between the years 1900 and 2000, yet who were uncelebrated in their day.

Article date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
With the Restoration of ESNA, Historical Depictions Become Discernible

The restoration reveals drawings of 46 eagles in two rows, with 24 of them carrying an eagle head to represent Nekhbet, Goddess of Upper Egypt, and 22 with cobra heads that represent Wagit, Goddess of Lower Egypt.

Article date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Commits Funding for Ukrainian Emergency Relief

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has committed $350,000 to several organizations providing emergency relief to the visual arts community in Ukraine.

Article date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Macklowe Collection at Sotheby’s Breaks Record, Becomes Most Valuable Collection Ever Sold at Auction

The highly anticipated return of The Macklowe Collection realized US$246.1 million, for a total of $922.2 million across two auctions — making it the the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.

Article date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Albers Foundation Announces New Museum in Senegal

The Albers Foundation with Le Korsa is pleased to announce Bët-bi, a new museum and center for culture and community in rural Senegal.

Article date: Monday, May 16, 2022
DACS’ Chief Executive Gilane Tawadros Appointed as New Director of Whitechapel Gallery

DACS’ Chief Executive Gilane Tawadros will be stepping down from the organisation which she has led for 13 years to take up a new role as Director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Article date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Dress Addressed in Statement Release by the International Council of Museums

In the light of recent events, where a dress that belonged to Marilyn Monroe was used by American celebrity icon, Kim Kardashian, for the MET gala, ICOM Costume has been discussing the topic, and addressed it in a following statement.

Article date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Tezos Foundation Launches Permanent Art Collection, and a Digital Art Gallery Curated by Photographer Misan Harriman

Tezoz Foundation has announced the creation of a first-of-its-kind Permanent Art Collection (PAC) to feature artworks from the Tezos ecosystem.

Article date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Mellon and Ford Foundations Announce Second Cohort of Latinx Artist Fellows

The Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation has announced the newest cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship—a multiyear initiative administered by the US Latinx Art Forum (USLAF) in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Article date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Director Sjarel Ex to Leave Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

This autumn, director Sjarel Ex will leave the museum in Rotterdam that he has led for the past eighteen years. With the museum itself closed for renovation, the collection is more accessible than ever in the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, where the preservation of and research into the collection continues apace.

Article date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Kenyan Born  Artist Michael Armitage to Design New £1 Coin to Mark Coins 40th Anniversary

Chancellor Rishi Sunak names Kenyan-British artist Michael Armitage as the designer of a new £1 coin which will enter circulation in 2023, marking the coin’s 40th anniversary.

Article date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Hawaiian Gallery Announces Discovery of Long-Lost Wax Sculpture by the late Salvador Dalí

Harte International Galleries, a fine art gallery specializing in rare, museum-quality masterworks, has discovered a long-lost wax sculpture by the late Salvador Dalí.

Article date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Fifth Avenue Blooms Imagined by Van Cleef & Arpels

This May, Van Cleef & Arpels has partnered with the Fifth Avenue Association to imagine New York City’s iconic Fifth Avenue in bloom with immersive floral installations in a singular experience.

Article date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
ARCOlisboa 2022 Returns to Celebrate its 5th Anniversary

ARCOlisboa, the fair organised by IFEMA MADRID and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, will celebrate its 5th in-person Anniversary from May 19th to 22nd, embodying the moment of physical reunion with contemporary art in the Portuguese capital.

Article date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Deana Lawson Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2022

The photographer was announced as the 2022 winner of the prestigious £30,000 prize at a special ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery (TPG), London by BBC News Culture Editor, Katie Razzall,

Article date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
UNESCO Releases Verified List of Damaged Cultural Sites in Ukraine

As of 9 May, UNESCO has verified damage to 127 sites since 24 February – 54 religious sites, 11 museums, 26 historic buildings, 14 buildings dedicated to cultural activities, 15 monuments, 7 libraries.

Article date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Shortlist Announced for 2022 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Art Fund, the national charity for art, has announced the five museums selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022, the world’s largest museum prize.

Article date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale Totals $103 Million

Christie’s Spring Marquee Week continued on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 with the 21st Century Evening Sale achieving a total of $103 Million,

Article date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Warhol's Marilyn Sells for $195 Million at Christie’s Spring Marquee Week Sales

Christie’s Spring Marquee Week of sales began with the momentous sale of Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol, selling for $195 million, establishing it as the most expensive 20th century artwork to sell at auction.

Article date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Antisemitism Accusations Against Documenta: A Scandal About a Rumor

e-flux wrote of this letter: "This is a letter from ruangrupa, the artistic team of documenta fifteen, and the curators of the recently canceled forum We need to Talk! Art — Freedom — Solidarity reflecting an ongoing debate in Germany around the upcoming edition of documenta".

Article date: Monday, May 9, 2022
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Largest in the Nordiic Region Opens this June in Oslo

With the new National Museum which opens to the public on June 11, 2022, Norway gets a unique space for the country’s most extensive collection of art, architecture and design.

Article date: Monday, May 9, 2022
INTERCOM and CIMAM Introduce the Museum Watch Governance Management Project

INTERCOM and CIMAM introduce the Museum Watch Governance Management Project as a special ICOM initiative to help the museum community address management challenges more effectively.

Article date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
UNESCO and ICCROM Collaborate with the Maidan Museum of Kyiv to Support Ukraine’s Museums

UNESCO, ICCROM and the Maidan Museum in Kyiv (Ukraine) have translated the manual Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections (Спадщина у небезпеці – Екстрена евакуація культурних цінностей), into Ukrainian. UNESCO will support the distribution of some 2,000 printed copies across Ukraine, to areas with no or limited internet access.

Article date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Kharkiv Region: Russians Destroy Skovoroda Museum with Missile Strike, One Injured

Russian invaders have destroyed the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region.

Article date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Mondrain Moves: An Exhibition Marking the 150th Birth Year of Piet Mondrian at Kunstmuseum, The Hague

This year it is 150 years since the birth of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Kunstmuseum Den Haag, whose Mondrian collection, numbering over 300 items, is the largest in the world, cannot let this pass unnoticed.

Article date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Artists' Letters from the Anne-Marie Springer Collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

For the first time in Spain, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum is presenting a selection of letters and postcards written by painters such as Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Juan Gris, Frida Kahlo and Lucian Freud, loaned from the Anne-Marie Springer collection.

Article date: Friday, May 6, 2022
London Gallery Weekend Releases Programme for 2022 Edition

The public programme for London Gallery Weekend 2022, the free public event which celebrates art galleries in the UK capital, is now live. Scheduled to run from May 13-15, 2022, with more than 150 participating galleries and a rich programme of events and performances, the second edition of London Gallery Weekend is the biggest gallery weekend event in the world.

Article date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Paintings from the Morozov Collection Returned to Russia

Paintings from the Morozov collection returned to Russia, which were in Paris at the exhibition “Masterpieces New Art Collection of the Morozov Brothers”. This was announced by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.

Article date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Leopold Museum Presents TIMELESS REFLECTIONS: THE ORIGINAL EGON SCHIELE NFT COLLECTION

Leopold Museum director Hans-Peter Wipplinger announces NFT drops of Schiele works and sensational discovery. The first NFT Collection comprises 24 exclusive works by Egon Schiele as well as the spectacular discovery of a painting from his early oeuvre.

Article date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Imagine Ukraine: A Three-Part Project in Support of Ukrainian Cultural Front

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine), Victor Pinchuk Foundation and M HKA (Antwerp, Belgium) in partnership with Bozar (Brussels, Belgium), the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium), and the Office of the President of Ukraine present Imagine Ukraine, a three-part project continuing the cultural front against Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Article date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
KODE 4 Art Museum Presents Exciting Group Exhibition titled “The Queer Gaze” in Bergen

The exhibition ‘The Queer Gaze’ explores and highlights the diversity of queer perspectives, narratives and identities found in the museum collections.

Article date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Smithsonian Adopts Policy on Ethical Returns of Looted Items

Many artifacts and works of art have been in the Smithsonian’s holdings for decades or, in some cases, more than 150 years. They recognize that ethical norms and best practices in collecting have changed, particularly with respect to collecting cultural heritage from individuals and communities, and that the Smithsonian has collections it would not have acquired under present-day standards.

Article date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
MFA Boston Transfers Antique Marble Head to the Republic of Italy

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has transferred the Late Imperial sculpture Portrait of a Man to the Republic of Italy, from where it is believed to have been stolen during World War II.

Article date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
What Sold at Art Brussels 2022

The 38th edition of Art Brussels brought together 157 galleries from 26 countries and featured a record number of SOLO presentations which helped to drive robust sales across the fair.

Article date: Monday, May 2, 2022
Bought as a Cheap Urn, A Qing Dynasty Vase May Fetch $180,000 at Auction

Dreweatts will be presenting an exceptionally rare Chinese vase created in the 18th century for the court of the Qianlong Emperor, which will be offered on Wednesday 18 May in their auction of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.

Article date: Monday, May 2, 2022
viennacontemporary Art Fair: Dates and Highlights for 2022 Edition

In 2022, viennacontemporary will take place from September 8-11. Vienna’s leading art fair invites audience to discover exciting newcomers, established galleries, and carefully curated special exhibitions with a focus on Central- and Eastern European in the magnificent halls of Kursalon Vienna, which lies in the heart of the city.

Article date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Belgian Artist Jan Fabre Given 18 Month Suspended Sentence for Sexual Assault and Bullying

63-year-old Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre who was accused of sexual abuse four years ago following an interview in which he stated he had never had any harassment issues, as reported by the Brussels Time, has been convicted of sexual harassment and bullying.

Article date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
San Francisco Art Institute Receives $200K Grant from the Mellon Foundation to Support its Monumental Diego Rivera Fresco

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) announces that the Mellon Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant supporting the school’s monumental 1931 Diego Rivera fresco, The Making of a Fresco, Showing the Building of a City, one of San Francisco’s most enduring and beloved cultural assets.

Article date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
CIMAM Expresses Concern Over the Dismissal of Jaroslaw Suchan as Director of Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz

The Polish Ministry of Culture has announced its decision not to renew the appointment of Jaroslaw Suchan as director of the Museum Sztuki in Lodz. The international community is extremely concerned and confounded by this decision, given that Jaroslaw Suchan has been an outstanding museum director.

Article date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Busan Biennale  Announces Theme  for 2022 Edition “We, On The Rising Wave”

In the titile, “Wave” symbolizes the constant inflow and outflow of immigrants from other port cities around the world, suggesting global interconnectedness. It is also a metaphor for dissemination in an environment of technological change, as well as a description of Busan’s rolling landscape of seaside hills.

Article date: Friday, April 29, 2022
About 7,000 Works of Andrew Wyeth to Become Accessible through Remarkable Partnership

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art has announced that it has established a collections-sharing arrangement managed by the Brandywine River Museum of Art, an approach that will ensure Andrew and Betsy Wyeth’s extensive collection of works by the artist is available to the public.

Article date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Selldorf Architects, Diamond Schmitt and Two Row Architect Selected to Lead AGO Global Contemporary Design Development

Following a rigorous selection process, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) today announces that it has contracted Selldorf Architects, Diamond Schmitt and Two Row Architect to lead the design phase of AGO Global Contemporary, the museum’s proposed expansion project.

Article date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Works of Barbara Hepworth to Show in the Rijksmuseum Gardens this Summer

This summer the sculptures of the major British artist Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) will grace the open gardens of the Rijksmuseum. The nine works show the artist at the peak of her powers.

Article date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Takashi Murakami Wins a Webby Special Achievement

World-renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami is being honored with a Webby Special Achievement Award for his lifelong career of creating experimental art, and for bringing his talents to the new frontier of NFt art.

Article date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Intesa Sanpaolo Opens Two New Gallerie d'Italia Museums in Turin and Naples in May 2022

Intesa Sanpaolo announces the opening of two new Gallerie d'Italia museums in the Bank's historic buildings, renovated according to the architectural design by Michele De Lucchi – AMDL Circle.

Article date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
KMSKA: First European Museum to Use Art Security Tokens to Enable Public Access to Masterpieces

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is the first museum in Europe to adopt an innovative funding method to expand its collection. From 27 April, people can buy a virtual share in a piece of fine art in an Art Security Tokens Offering. This allows the museum to strengthen its collection and gives everyone an opportunity to invest in art. The piece will be exhibited at the KMSKA after its grand reopening on 24 September 2022 so that it can be enjoyed by all.

Article date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The Transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales – the Sydney Modern Project – Opens to the Public in December 2022

Opening December 3, 2022, the transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales – the Sydney Modern Project – will open to the public on 3 December 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
American Academy in Rome Announces 2022–23 Rome Prize Winners and Italian Fellows

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) announced today the winners of the 2022–23 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities.

Article date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Christie's Launches Art Relief Initiatives for Ukraine

This April and May, Christie’s will present an international program of exhibition and sales initiatives from London to New York to benefit Ukraine.

Article date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Professor Deborah Swallow to Retire as Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld After 18 Years

Professor Deborah Swallow has announced plans to retire from her post as Märit Rausing Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art after leading the internationally renowned institution for 18 years.

Article date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Tampa Museum of Art has received a landmark $25 million donation from Dick Corbett as the lead donation to the Museum’s Centennial Capital Campaign for Renovation and Expansion, which began during its 100th anniversary celebration in 2020.

Article date: Monday, April 25, 2022
Germany Returns Four Illegally Trafficked Cultural Objects to Italy

The German Minister of State for Culture and Media, Claudia Roth, has handed over four illegally transferred cultural objects to the Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio in Berlin that were seized and retrieved in Germany

Article date: Monday, April 25, 2022
MoMA and Neue Galerie New York Acquire Rare Color Self-Portrait Lithograph by German Artist Käthe Kollwitz

The Museum of Modern Art and Neue Galerie New York have jointly acquired Käthe Kollwitz’s Self-portrait en face (1904), one of the most extraordinary self-portraits made in the early years of the 20th century.

Article date: Monday, April 25, 2022
The Art of Dr. Gindi: Echoes to Truth and Transcendence

A first glance at the work of Dr. Gindi, you intuitively know that you are encountering an artist of not only technical skill and dexterity but also of reflective profundity, artistic vision and courageous insight into the human condition.

Article date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
'Washington Crossing the Delaware Painting' which Hung In White House For Decades up for Auction at Christie’s in May

Christie’s has announced that Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware (estimate: $15 million – 20 million), a painting of transcendent historical impact, will be a highlight of the 20th Century Evening Sale taking place live on 12 May 2022 at Rockefeller Center.

Article date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia Official Arte Awards

The prizes have been presented during the Awards Ceremony and Opening at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice

Article date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam to Receive TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund

The Europe Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced that the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is to be a recipient of the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund,

Article date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Sharjah Art Foundation Presents Thinking Historically in the Present Reflecting on the Vision of the Late Okwui Enwezor

Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.

Article date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Austrian Avant-Garde Artist Hermann Nitsch Passes Away at 83

Hermann Nitsch, an Austrian avant-garde artist known among other things for works in which he used blood and animal entrails, has died. He was 83.

Article date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
La Biennale di Venezia Presents Piazza Ukrania (Giardini Della Biennale, Spazio Esedra)

An installation by the curators of the Ukrainian Pavilion Borys Filonenko, Lizaveta German, Maria Lanko. Realized in the context of the Biennale Arte 2022 with the collaboration of the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund (UEAF) and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Article date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Glasgow to Return Looted Artworks to India, Nigeria and Representatives of Massacred Lakota people in South Dakota, USA

Glasgow City Council has voted to return a number of cultural artefacts from its museum collections, including the repatriation of seven Indian antiquities, in a move which is the first of its kind from a UK museum.

Article date: Friday, April 15, 2022
NEH Announces $33.17 Million for 245 Humanities Projects Nationwide

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $33.17 million in grants for 245 humanities projects across the country. Grant awards support historic collections, exhibitions and documentaries, humanities infrastructure, scholarly research, and curriculum projects.

Article date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Russian Artist Risks Jail Time for Peace Protest with Supermarket Price Labels

A Russian court has ordered an artist to be held behind bars for allegedly replacing supermarket price labels with messages protesting Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine.

Article date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Sotheby’s to Present a Month Long Programme of Exhibitions as Partners of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pagent

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June represents a momentous cultural moment in celebration of her 70 years on the throne. As honoured partners of The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Sotheby’s will present a month-long programme of exhibitions and events.

Article date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Sale of Kerry James Marshall Painting to Fund Genetics and Translational Genomics at California’s Loma Linda University

Executed in 1993, Beauty Examined is a pivotal example of Marshall’s revolutionary synthesis of formal rigor and social critique, which seamlessly weaves text, found imagery, and art historical references with motifs of the artist’s own invention to examine the complex intersections of art history, aesthetic culture, and scientific racism.

Article date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
World Photography Organisation Announces Winners in Sony World Photography Award 2022

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Edward Burtynsky Comments on Winning the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2022 Outstanding Contribution to Photography

For more than 40 years, I have been examining the ways in which human activity influences the Earth and its systems. My goal has been to capture dynamism in each image; allowing the viewer to get up close, understand the scale of our impacts, and form their own intimate awareness.

Article date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Turner Prize 2022 Shortlist Announced

Tate Liverpool has announced the shortlist for Turner Prize 2022: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin. An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.

Article date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
MYPH School Releases NFT Collection to Support Ukrainian Artists and the People of Ukraine

MYPH VOL.1, the debut NFT collection of the MYPH community consists of 70+ authors and 300+ photos from all over Ukraine, school mentors and invited guests - friends of the MYPH school. Half of the raised funds will be transferred to the needs of the artists.

Article date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Breonna Taylor Portrait Trust Distributions Result in $1Million Gift to University of Louisville

On April 10, the University of Louisville announced that Sherald is donating $1 million to the university to fund the Brandeis Law School’s Breonna Taylor Legacy Fellowship and the Breonna Taylor Legacy Scholarship for undergraduates. The gift is the result of distributions from the trust Sherald established through the sale of the painting.

Article date: Monday, April 11, 2022
 Participating Galleries and New Partnerships at Photo Basel 2022

photo basel, Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photographic positions, has announced the list of participating galleries of its 7th edition.

Article date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Finland Seized €42 Million Worth of Art, Enforcing E.U. Sanctions Against Russia

The European Union has imposed extensive sanctions against Russia and Belarus due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Article date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Toronto Biennial of Art Announces Two Prizes at the Opening of its Second Edition

The Toronto Biennial of Art (the Biennial/TBA) has announced that Camille Turner is the recipient of its Artist Prize, recognizing and Aycoobo / Wilson Rodríguez is the recipient of the Emerging Artist Prize.

Article date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Christie’s Presents a Rediscovered Drawing by Michelangelo

Christie's has announced the sale of a previously unknown drawing by Michelangelo, A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures, executed early in his career.

Article date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Christie’s to Present The Collection of Thomas and Doris Amman

Christie’s will present The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann this May in New York City. Works from the collection will be sold across two live sales at Rockefeller Plaza.

Article date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
New York Artist, Donald Baechler Passes Away at 65

Donald Baechler, a New York artist whose painted collages gained a lot of notice in the 1980s, died at the age of 65.

Article date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
NYU Provost Katherine E. Fleming Named President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Dr. Katherine E. Fleming, an accomplished academic leader and internationally recognized scholar of Mediterranean history, religion, and culture, will be the next president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Board of Trustees announced.

Article date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Missing Darwin Notebooks Returned to Cambridge University Library

Charles Darwin’s iconic Tree of Life notebooks anonymously left in a pink gift bag, 15 months after launch of a worldwide appeal to find them.

Article date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Ireland Government Launches Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme

The Irish Government has launched a new and pioneering pilot scheme to support artists and creative arts workers. The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will examine, over a 3-year period, the impact of a basic income on artists and creative arts workers.

Article date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Edgar Degas’ ‘Russian Dancers’ is Renamed ‘Ukrainian Dancers’ by UK’s National Gallery

National Gallery renames Edgar Degas’ Russian Dancers painting to ‘Ukrainian Dancers’ after social media outcry to rethink 'lazy' interpretations of Ukrainian art and heritage

Article date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Evelyn C. Hankins Appointed Head Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Evelyn C. Hankins, curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2008, has been named the Head Curator.

Article date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
The Phillips Collection Presents an Installation in Solidarity with Ukraine

During this time of violent attacks against Ukraine, the Phillips wishes to express solidarity with Ukraine by paying tribute to influential artists of Ukrainian ancestry in the museum’s collection.

Article date: Monday, April 4, 2022
The Museo del Prado Links Painting to the Sense of Smell for the First Time

On display until July 3, 2022 in Room 83 of the Villanueva Building, The Sense of Smell, a painting by Jan Brueghel and Rubens, is the focus of The Essence of a Painting.

Article date: Monday, April 4, 2022
Allan Schwartzman and the Fine Art Group to Collaborate on Enhanced Advisory Services

Allan Schwartzman and Philip Hoffman, principals of Schwartzman& and The Fine Art Group, have announced plans to collaborate on key business initiatives to provide enhanced advisory services to existing and future clients.

Article date: Monday, April 4, 2022
Spectacular View of Verona Worth £11 Million at Risk of Leaving the UK

Export bar is to allow time for a UK gallery or institution to acquire the painting worth £11 million, the painting is a rare example of one of Bellotto’s early masterpieces.

Article date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Office of Contemporary Art Norway Appoints Ruben Steinum as New Director

The Board of OCA is proud to announce the appointment of Ruben Steinum as new director. Steinum will lead the institution for the next four years.

Article date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Cultural Deal for Europe Partners Call on EU leaders to Support Cultural Actors from Ukraine

The partners of the Cultural Deal for Europe – the European Cultural Foundation, Culture Action Europe and Europa Nostra, also acting on behalf of the European Heritage Alliance wrote to the Ministers of Culture of the EU Member States calling for support to cultural actors from Ukraine.

Article date: Friday, April 1, 2022
10 Million Pounds Cézanne Painting at Risk of Leaving the UK

Paul Cézanne’s Ferme Normande, Été (Hattenville) 1882 is at risk of leaving the country unless a UK buyer comes forward to save the work for the nation. It was acquired by Samuel Courtauld in 1937 and once formed part of the most important collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the UK.

Article date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation to Open Winter 2022-23

Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History, today announced that the Museum will open the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation in winter 2022-23,

Article date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Further Support Given to Over 300 Cultural Organisations to Survive Beyond the Pandemic and Protect Jobs

Hundreds of cultural organisations have received a share of the final £35 million emergency support package from the Culture Recovery Fund, to help overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Article date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
German Auction House Ketterer Kunst Pulls Out of Russia

As a consequence of the Russian invasion and the ongoing war in the Ukraine, Germany's leading auction house Ketterer Kunst hast stopped doing business with clients in Russia.

Article date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Joasia Krysa Appointed Curator of the Second Edition of Helsinki Biennial Opening June 2023

Helsinki Biennial has announced the appointment of Joasia Krysa as curator of its second edition, taking place 12 June – 18 September 2023. Celebrating the synthesis of art and the environment, the biennial will return to the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island in the Helsinki archipelago, whilst building upon its inaugural edition through a greater presence on the mainland in locations across the city.

Article date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Burning Man Artist David Best to Build a Covid Memorial Temple in England

A Covid memorial for the nation… In May 2022, a unique commemorative public memorial will come to Nuneaton & Bedworth, the birthplace of George Eliot and home to the country’s largest Armistice Day Parade.

Article date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Qatar Reveals Plans for Three New Cultural Institutions

Qatar Museums chair Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani announced that the country plans to develop three new museums in Doha. While no financial road map has yet been outlined, a major architect is attached to each project.

Article date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The Warhol Museum Launches Warhol TV, an Online Streaming Platform

The Andy Warhol Museum has announced the launch of The Warhol TV, a new streaming platform that provides viewers the opportunity to view free, unique museum content as well as to rent a growing selection of Warhol’s more than 400 films and over 2,500 videos from the museum’s expansive collection.

Article date: Monday, March 28, 2022
Andrew Fletcher Appointed as Christie’s Global Head of Old Masters Department

Christie’s has announced the appointment of Andrew Fletcher as Global Head, Old Masters Department, effective from March 21, 2022.

Article date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
The British Museum to Drop the Sackler Name

The British Museum and the Trustees of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation have mutually agreed that the galleries, rooms, and endowments supported by the Foundation will no longer feature the Sackler name.

Article date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
South African Artist, Lebohang Kganye Wins 2022 Foam Paul Huf Award

Kganye’s work utilises the photographic medium to narrate and imagine a new history. The jury was impressed by her clarity of vision and the complexity and ambition of her work.

Article date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Belgian Artist Jan Fabre to Face Three Years Imprisonment for Sexual Harassment

The Public Prosecution Service is requesting a sentence of 3 years imprisonment for famous Belgian visual artist and theatre maker, Jan Fabre who is facing allegations of sexual harassment, violence and one case of indecent assault.

Article date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Monuments Men Foundation Launches Deck of Playing Cards in Search of Missing Art Pieces from WWII

The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (Foundation) has launched a deck of playing cards featuring the WWII MOST WANTED ART™ still missing since the end of World War II.

Article date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Art Basel Releases New Appointments for the New Art Fair in Paris

Following its selection in January by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais as organizer of a new contemporary and Modern art fair in the iconic Grand Palais of Paris, Art Basel has announced the name, leadership team and Selection Committee for the show.

Article date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Bonhams Acquires Denmark’s Leading Auction House, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired the Danish auctioneers Bruun Rasmussen, the leading auction house in Denmark. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

Article date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Rijksmuseum Acquires Rembrandt’s 1636 masterpiece The Standard Bearer for its Collection

Rembrandt’s 1636 masterpiece The Standard Bearer was purchased by the Dutch state in January 2022 with the support of the Rembrandt Association and the Rijksmuseum Fund. It is widely considered the final major important painting by Rembrandt to enter a public collection.

Article date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design to Open in Oslo this June

Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design has announced that it will be ready to welcome visitors from June 11, 2022, during summer.

Article date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Rediscovered Diego Rivera Painting Acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired a major, rediscovered painting by the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The 1928 painting La Bordadora (The Embroiderer) had been in the collection of a New Orleans family since they acquired it, shortly after the work was completed.

Article date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
TIME Releases First-Ever Full Magazine Issue as an NFT on the Blockchain with Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin as Cover Story

On Wednesday, March 23, TIME magazine is will release the first-ever fully decentralized magazine issue available as an NFT on the blockchain. The NFT issue features TIME’s cover story, The Prince of Crypto Has Concerns, on Vitalik Buterin’s fight for the future of Ethereum.

Article date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Russia Bombs Art School in Mariupol, Ukraine

Russia recently attacked an art school in Mariupol. The bombing took place on March 19, 2022 in Mariupol’s Livoberezhny District where nearly 400 women, children and elderly were sheltering, Mariupol city council reports.

Article date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Olayinka Stephen Aragbada Receives Recognition from Celebrity Art Collector, Alicia Keys

Over the weekend, Nigerian emerging artist, Olayinka Stephen Aragbada captured the attention of celebrity art collector – Alicia Keys.

Article date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Christie’s to Offer Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, Expected to Fetch $200 Million

Christie’s has announced that Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol will lead its Marquee Week of sales in May. Poised to be the most expensive 20th century artwork to ever sell at auction, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn is among the most iconic paintings in history (estimate on request; in the region of $200 million USD).

Article date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Conceptual Art and the Concept of Art According to the importance of Nature

Etienne Verbist interviews Malihe Tahmasbi, an artist and researcher in the field of art history from Iran, about art projects they have done on the conceptual art and the concept of art due to the importance of nature in art.

Article date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Burkina Faso’s Diébédo Francis Kéré Wins Prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize

Diébédo Francis Kéré, architect, educator and social activist, has been selected as the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is regarded internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

Article date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Melbourne-Based Artist, Atong Atem is the Inaugural Recipient of the La Prairie Art Award

The La Prairie Art Award comprises of the acquisition of artwork for the Art Gallery collection and an international artist residency. The inaugural recipient of the La Prairie Art Award is Melbourne-based artist, Atong Atem, for her work, A Yellow Dress, A Bouquet (2022).

Article date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Los Angeles Artist Lauren Hasley Picked for Metropolitan Museum’s Rooftop Commission

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has revealed that American artist Lauren Halsey has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Halsey will create a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work.

Article date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Vanhaerents Art Collection Brussels Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

In March 2022, the Vanhaerents Art Collection will celebrate its 15th anniversary since it first opened its doors to the public in Rue Anneessens in Brussels on March 16, 2007.

Article date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Frida Escobedo Selected to Design the New Modern and Contemporary Art Wing of The Met in New York

Following a comprehensive international search, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that Mexico City–based architect Frida Escobedo has been selected to realize the Museum’s vision for the Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Wing.

Article date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Installation of the First Large Rubens in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA)

On 24 September 2022, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will open its doors to the public after eleven years of construction and renovation. The installation of the art in the exhibition halls is an important milestone in the run-up to the reopening. 'The Baptism of Christ' by Peter Paul Rubens is the first painting to be mounted, and it is also one of the KMSKA's absolute masterpieces.

Article date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Van Gogh and the Olive Groves at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Reunited and on display together for the first time: the paintings that Vincent van Gogh made of olive groves will be on view at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam from March 11 – June 12, 2022.

Article date: Monday, March 14, 2022
Cinoa Denounces US Treasury Report Linking of Art and Antique Trade to Money Laundering and Terror Finance

Cinoa, the international art and antiques dealers’ association, on Friday published an open letter, signed by seven art trade groups, calling for an international review of policy making after the US Treasury’s recent report into money laundering and terror finance decide the majority of the art market to be low risk.

Article date: Monday, March 14, 2022
Volunteers Unite to Archive Ukrainian Cultural Heritage

One week after launching the initiative Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO), the organisation report that the project’s 1,000 volunteers from across the world have captured over 1,500 Ukrainian museum and library websites, digital exhibits, text corpora, and open access publications.

Article date: Monday, March 14, 2022
President Biden Announces Key Appointments to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts

Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts (PACA) has played a valuable role in sustaining the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Cultural Center.

Article date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Art for War Victims: Support Ukrainian Art by Purchasing their Photos

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 made us live with the thought that war in the heart of Europe is possible in the XXI c. We watch horrifying videos and photos from Ukraine picturing destroyed residential areas, refugees, and dead bodies of civilians.

Article date: Friday, March 11, 2022
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Tate Britain on its 125th Anniversary

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall made a special visit to Tate Britain today, to mark the 125th anniversary of the gallery’s founding.

Article date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Hong Kong’s M+ Museum Gifted 12 Uncommon Works by Zao Wou-Ki

Hong Kong’s newly opened M+ museum has introduced a big donation of works by the preeminent Chinese language artist Zao Wou-Ki, who died in 2013 on the age of 93.

Article date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Lawrence Weiner wins Oskar Kokoschka Prize 2022

Lawrence Weiner (1942-2021) is honoured as an outstanding conceptual artist whose unmistakable formal language oscillates between the poetic and the political through contributions to the public spaces of Vienna and beyond.

Article date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Sotheby’s to Auction Jeff Koons Ballerina’s Edition Statue, Inspired by Ukrainian Artist Oksana Zhnikrup

Sotheby’s is about to auction the Oksana Zhnikrup inspired work by Jeff Koons titled ‘Ballerinas’ at its ‘Contemporary Curated’ sale taking place in New York on March 11, 2022.

Article date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Dayanita Singh Wins Hasselblad Foundation’s $206,500 Photography Prize

The Hasselblad Foundation has announced Dayanita Singh, recipient of the 2022 Hasselblad Award.

Article date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Sell Picasso’s “Tête de femme (Fernande)” for $30 Million

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is putting up for sale, 'Head of a Woman (Fernande)' by Pablo Picasso (1909).

Article date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Bienal de São Paulo Announces Curatorial Team for ‘Decentralized’ 2023 Edition

An anthropologist, an artist, a museum director, and a curator will work collectively to prepare the 2023 version of the Bienal de São Paulo, Latin America’s greatest biennial.

Article date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Smithsonian to Return Most of Its Benin Bronze Collection to Nigeria

The Smithsonian Institution, one of the world’s largest cultural organisations, stated on Tuesday that it deliberated to return most of its assortment of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria.

Article date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
RKD – Netherland Institute for Art History Discovers New Work by Mondrian from 1904

The RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History has discovered a hitherto unknown watercolour by Mondrian from 1904. The work, Barn doors of a Brabant farm building, came to light when the Stockholm-based auction house Bukowskis asked the RKD whether it was by Mondrian.

Article date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Getty Trust Says Allianz Cost It $71M as COVID Shook Markets

The J. Paul Getty Trust, a nonprofit that oversees the Getty museum complicated in Los Angeles, is suing the monetary companies agency Allianz World Buyers, alleging that the corporate “recklessly” mismanaged the belief’s funding fund, leading to “vital losses” for the group’s endowment.

Article date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Prized Turner Paintings Return to Britain for the First Time in a Century

Two ground-breaking pictures by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) will return to the UK for the first time in over 100 years, as part of a new National Gallery focus exhibition.

Article date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Yoko Ono Broadcasts Global Message of Peace Daily for a Month

Artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono is occupying digital mega screens across the world to transmit a message of peace. Some of the largest LED billboards in major metropolitan areas will be interrupted daily to broadcast the phrase "Imagine Peace" in bold black text every night for the rest of March.

Article date: Monday, March 7, 2022
World Monuments Fund Reports 25 World Heritage Sites Including Pre-Columbian Ruins as Critically Threatened

An important designation has been granted to several of the globe’s most important underrepresented cultural landmarks after the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced its biannual World Monuments Watch list.

Article date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Grenville Davey Turner Prize Winning Sculptor Passes Away

Grenville Davey, the Turner Prize-winning sculptor has passed away. He was born in Launceston, Cornwall, in 1961 and studied at Exeter College of Art and Design until 1982, graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1985.

Article date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Russian Owned Phillips Pledges Proceeds from its London March Sale to Ukrainian Red Cross Society

Russian owned auction house, Phillips, has pledged to donate 100% of the proceeds from the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale from March 3, 2022, to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

Article date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
SFMOMA Receives 350 Artworks and $10 Million from the Estate of Norah and Norman Stone

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced the landmark gift of nearly 350 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, design objects and media art works from the Estate of Norah and Norman Stone.

Article date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Hermitage Amsterdam Breaks Off its Relationship with Russia

It is with difficulty that the supervisors, directors, management and employees of the Hermitage Amsterdam break ties with the Hermitage Saint Petersburg. Over the past decades, the collaborations with Russian colleagues have been harmonious...

Article date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
UNESCO Voices Concern on the Developments in Ukraine

UNESCO is deeply concerned by developments in Ukraine and is working to assess damage across its spheres of competence (notably education, culture, heritage and information) and to implement emergency support actions.

Article date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Berlins Neue Nationalgalerie Holds Fundraiser for Ukrainian Refugees

Berlin’s cultural institutions are jointly spreading the call for assistance with a fundraising campaign to help those who have fled from Ukraine and arrived in Berlin.

Article date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Guest Artists Space, an Initiative of Yinka Shonibare Foundation Launches in Nigeria

The Guest Artists Space (G.A.S) Foundation, an initiative of renowned Nigerian-British artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, recently welcomed cultural stakeholders to the opening of its new space designed for artist and creative residencies in Lagos.

Article date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Russian Forces Strike Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Site in Kyiv, Ukraine

BYHMC Advisory Board Chair Natan Sharanksy: “Putin seeks to distort and manipulate the Holocaust to justify an illegal invasion of a sovereign democratic country is utterly abhorrent...

Article date: Friday, March 4, 2022
The Rijksmuseum Receives €300,000 for Research into Women in its Collection

The Rijksmuseum has received multiple generous donations totalling €300,000 to carry out large-scale research into women in its collection. Together with the private donors, the Rijksmuseum has set up the Women of the Rijksmuseum Fund, which will be launched on 8 March.

Article date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Warburg Institute to Auction Donated Artworks to Support the Warburg Renaissance Project

The Warburg Institute has announced that works donated by renowned contemporary artists, including Anselm Kiefer and Edmund de Waal, will be offered in the Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale in London on 4 March.

Article date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Pyotr Petr  Aven Stepped Down as a Trustee of the Royal Academy Trust

With various sanctions increasingly being placed on Russia and Russians around the world, many art and cultural institutions are also following suit resulting in Pyotr Petr Aven stepped down as trustee of the Royal Academy Trust.

Article date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Highlight of Christie's Historic Shanghai to London Sale Series

Christie’s historic Shanghai to London sale series established a pioneering cultural dialogue between two of the art market’s major hubs, achieving a total of £249,070,155 / RMB 2,087,955,108 / $334,003,078 / €297,389,765.

Article date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Pace Gallery to Donate Proceeds from 2022 Edition of artgenève to UNHCR

In light of the evolving humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Pace gallery will be donating 100% of proceeds from artgenève to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is currently aiding over 660,000 individuals fleeing violence in Ukraine.

Article date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Painting by Kandinsky Transferred to Heirs of Former Jewish Owners

The painting 'Bild mit Häusern' by Wassily Kandinsky has been transferred to the heirs of the Jewish former owners. The painting has been the subject of a dispute between the municipality of Amsterdam and the heirs.

Article date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The Ateneum Art Museum Halts Loan of Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Work to Russia

Russia’s military action in Ukraine makes it impossible for the Ateneum Art Museum to loan out works to the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. This means that the cooperation of many years is interrupted, as the safety of the works cannot be guaranteed.

Article date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Statement from The Ukranian Institute on the Oppressive Invasion by Russia

On 24 February 2022, at 5 am the armed forces of the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine, launching a full-scale invasion on our country. It is a completely unjustified attack that, as of 28 February, killed 352 civilians, including 14 children, wounded 1,684, and caused great destruction of civil infrastructure.

Article date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Getty Releases New Publication on Anatomical Illustration by Monique Kornell

Written by Monique Kornell with contributions by Thisbe Gensler, Naoko Takahatake, and Erin Travers. This illustrated volume examines the different methods artists and anatomists used to reveal the inner workings of the human body and evoke wonder in its form.

Article date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Statement on the Forced Resignation of Alistair Hudson, Director of Whitworth Art Gallery

The Museum Watch Committee (MWC) expresses our deep concern regarding the forced removal of Alistair Hudson from his post as Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, an institution under the University of Manchester.

Article date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Pyotr (Petr) Aven and the Royal Academy of Arts, London

The EU has frozen the assets and imposed a travel ban on more than half a dozen of Russia’s most prominent oligarchs, many of them with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, one of them is Petr Aven, founder of Alfa Bank.

Article date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Moscow’s Garage Museum Halts Work on Exhibitions Due to War in Ukraine

The team at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has decided to stop work on all exhibitions until the human and political tragedy that is unfolding in Ukraine has ceased.

Article date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
The Met Acquires Renaissance Bronze Roundel Attributed to Gian Marco Cavalli

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it has acquired an extremely rare bronze relief attributed to Gian Marco Cavalli, an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, print engraver, and medalist who worked for the Gonzaga court in Mantua.

Article date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Photos by Mikhail Palinchak from Kyiv: Stand with Ukraine, Support Ukraine, Pray for Ukraine!

Mikhail Palinchak (born 1985 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine) shares recent documentary of the ongoing war on Ukaraine by Russia. To accompany these photos, is an embedded 2018 interview with Palinchak, where he speaks on his practice.

Article date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Nathalie Herschdorfer Appointed New Director of Photo Elysée Museum

A curator, art and photography historian, Nathalie Herschdorfer is appointed Director of Photo Elysée by the Plateforme 10 Foundation. She will take on the position starting June 1, 2022.

Article date: Monday, February 28, 2022
The Venice Biennale Releases Announcement on Russian Pavilion at its 2022 Edition

La Biennale di Venezia has been informed of the decision by the curator and artists of the Pavilion of the Russian Federation.

Article date: Friday, February 25, 2022
The Ukranian Representative Team at the Venice Biennale Releases Statement on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Ukrainian representative team at the 59th Venice Biennale comprising of Pavlo Makov, Lizaveta German, Maira Lanko and Borys Filonenko comment on the recent attacks on Ukraine by Russia.

Article date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Art Basel Announces Gallery Line-Up for its 2022 Edition in Basel, Switzerland

With 289 leading galleries from 40 countries and territories, Art Basel will once again bring together the international artworld in June for a premier edition of its Swiss show.

Article date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Dorothy Lichtenstein Donates Roy Lichtenstein’s Greenwich Village Studio to the Whitney Museum of American Art

Dorothy Lichtenstein, widow of Roy Lichtenstein, and Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, have announced that the Lichtenstein family has promised to donate the late artist’s studio building to the Museum.

Article date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Archaeologists Discover 9,000-Year-Old Shrine in Jordanian Desert

A team of Jordanian and French archaeologists says it found a nearly 9,000-year-old shrine at a remote Neolithic site in Jordan’s eastern desert.

Article date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
World Photography Organisation and Photo London Announce New Partnership

The World Photography Organisation and the founders of Photo London have announced a new partnership dedicated to the development and cultural enrichment of the medium.

Article date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Chile Museum to Return Easter Island 'Head'

Chile's National Museum of Natural History said Monday it will return to Easter Island an enormous stone statue taken from the Rapa Nui people and brought to the mainland 150 years ago.

Article date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
bp and the National Portrait Gallery Announce the End of a Partnership Spanning Over 30 Years

bp and the National Portrait Gallery have together confirmed that their partnership will not extend beyond December 2022, when their current contract comes to an end.

Article date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Belgium Provides DR Congo with Inventory of Looted Artefacts

Belgium on Thursday gave the DR Congo an inventory of tens of thousands of art objects from the former Belgian Congo held in its colonial era museum, the latest step in the restitution of looted artefacts.

Article date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Rehearsal Images of Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope as Warhol and Basquiat in the World Premiere of The Collaboration

The Young Vic has released rehearsal images of Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope as Warhol and Basquiat in the world premiere of The Collaboration, Anthony McCarten’s thrilling new drama, directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Article date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Conceptual Artist, Dan Graham Passes Away at 79

Marian Goodman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, 303 Gallery and Regen Projects and a global art scene mourn a great artist, Dan Graham, who sadly died this weekend in New York.

Article date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Meriem Bennani Commisssioned to Create New Public Artwork for the High Line, New York

This June, artist Meriem Bennani will reveal her first public sculpture, 'Windy' (2022), co-commissioned by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary.

Article date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
6 Million Dollar Rubens Portrait Heads to Auction in Poland

An auction that will go down in the history of the Polish art market will be held on 17 March 2022 in Warsaw. The 17th-century Portrait of a Lady by Peter Paul Rubens will go under the hammer at DESA Unicum, the leading auction house in Central and Eastern Europe.

Article date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Victor Ehikhamenor’s Installation Work ‘Still Standing’ at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, recently unveiled the bold new artwork Still Standing by Nigerian-born artist, Victor Ehikhamenor, on display in the crypt from 17 February to 14 May 2022.

Article date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Wolfgang Tillman Gets Major Survey Exhibition at MOMA, New York

The Museum of Modern Art will present Wolfgang Tillmans: To Look Without Fear, the artist’s first museum survey in New York, from September 12, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

Article date: Friday, February 18, 2022
The Macklowe Collection Returns with Valuable Masterworks to be Offered at Sotheby’s Auction

Following the historic $676.1 million auction last year 30 works are to be offered in a dedicated auction in New York, this May, led by a masterpiece by Mark Rothko from 1960, which was a critical year for the artist.

Article date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Uganda to Present Inaugural National Pavilion at 2022 Venice Biennale

For the Venice Biennale, two artists from Kampala, Uganda, Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo, will present their work, in an exhibition entitled, "Radiance - They Dream in Time" at the Palazzo Palumbo Fossati.

Article date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
With Jeff Koons the BMW 8 Series Becomes an Elaborate Work of Art

world-renowned artist Jeff Koons has designed his very own BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé. The result is a work of art on wheels limited to exactly 99 cars.

Article date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Man Ray’s ‘Le Violon d’Ingres’ Could Become the Priciest Photo of All Time

This May, Christie’s is honored to present The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs. This collection, born from personal bonds with artists and a deep love of art, includes an incredible selection of fine art, photography, jewelry, posters and ephemera.

Article date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
London's National Maritime Museum Raises Funds to Rescue Decaying Solebay Tapestry

A crowd funding campaign is being launched by the National Maritime Museum in London to help restore one of the masterpieces in their collection—an enormous tapestry commissioned by Charles II celebrating a dubiously claimed English naval victory, and his brother James’s role in it.

Article date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Mauritshuis Museum in the Netherlands Celebrates 200th Anniversary with Special Exhibitions

This year, it will be two hundred years since the Mauritshuis first opened its doors to the public. The museum will be celebrating its bicentenary with special exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Article date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI) Announces Finalists for 2022 Edition

African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) has announced the third edition of the Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI), the pan-African prize dedicated to supporting emerging contemporary painters and painting. The 16 finalists hail from 8 African countries, comprising of Rwanda, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Algeria, Sudan, Kenya, Angola and South Africa.

Article date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Cuban-American Abstract Artist, Carmen Herrera, Who Gained Fame at 89 Passes Away at 106

Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera, whose radiant colour and geometric paintings were overlooked for decades before the art world took notice, has died at the age of 106.

Article date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Francis Bacon’s Painting, 'Triptych 1986-7' to Be Offered for the First Time at Christie's March Auction

Triptych 1986-7 is being offered at auction for the first time in the 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale on 1 March and be a leading highlight of Christie’s Shanghai to London sale series.

Article date: Friday, February 11, 2022
Over $50 Million Raised in NFT Auctions for Julian Assange's Legal Defense

An online auction of digital art to raise money towards WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's legal defence saw bids reach more than $50 million on Wednesday.

Article date: Friday, February 11, 2022
Restitution of  Looted Painting and Opening of Two Thematic Rooms at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts

This is the first time in Belgium that a work of art stolen from a Jewish family has been restituted by a museum.

Article date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
US Treasury Releases Study on Illicit Finance in the High-Value Art Market

The U.S. Department of the Treasury published a study on the facilitation of money laundering and the financing of terrorism through the trade in works of high-value art.

Article date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Reopening Date Announced for The Burrell Collection in Glasgow Following Major Refurbishment

The Burrell Collection in Glasgow will reopen to the public on Tuesday 29 March after major refurbishment, the charity Glasgow Life has now confirmed.

Article date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
SFMOMA Appoints Christopher Bedford as its New Director

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has appointed Christopher Bedford to lead the museum as its new Helen and Charles Schwab Director.

Article date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
$1 Million Painting Vandalised After ‘Bored’ Security Guard Draws Eyes On Faceless Figures

The 'Three Figures' painting by Anna Leporskaya was defaced at the Yeltsin Centre, located in the city of Yekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk Oblast region in west-central Russia on 7 December 2021, by a 'bored' 60-year-old security guard.

Article date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Art Brussels 2022 Announces Participating Galleries for 38th Edition

Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most original and established art fairs, has announced its 38th edition. The fair makes its long awaited in-person return from Thursday 28 April to Sunday 1 May 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Figurative Expressions by Artists on the Rise on the Nigerian Contemporary Art Scene

A concise look at quickly emerging contemporary artists exploring figurative art in unique and remarkable ways from the Nigerian art scene.

Article date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Flemish Government Invests Four Million Euro in Art for Community Collection

Last year, the Flemish government allotted an exceptionally large budget of 3.98 million euros for new art acquisitions for the Flemish Community Collection.

Article date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Sotheby’s to Present Live Evening Auction For Single Lot of 104 CryptoPunk NFTs

Preceded by live panel discussion on history of NFTs & CryptoPunks estimated to achieve $20/30 million, the highest valued estimate ever for an NFT Lot at live auction from Sotheby’s New York 23 February.

Article date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
The Brooklyn Museum Awards Third Annual UOVO Prize to Oscar yi Hou

Brooklyn-based artist to receive a solo exhibition, public installation, and $25,000 cash award The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to award Oscar yi Hou the third annual UOVO Prize, which recognizes the work of emerging Brooklyn-based artists.

Article date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Lebanese Patron Donates €2.8m and Two Gormleys to Art History College, École du Louvre

France’s most prestigious art history college, the École du Louvre in Paris, is getting a revamp with backing from a private donor who has given €2.8m towards the renovations.

Article date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Picasso’s Iconic ‘Guernica’ Tapestry Back at the United Nations

The iconic tapestry of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” which is considered by numerous art critics as perhaps the most powerful anti-war painting in history, returned to its place of honor at the United Nations.

Article date: Monday, February 7, 2022
ARCOmadrid Art Fair Celebrate Its 40 (+1) Anniversary with 2022 Edition

ARCOmadrid returns to its usual date to celebrate its 40 (+1) Anniversary, from February 23rd to 27th. A unique project set to bring past and present together through the galleries and their essential relationship with artists and collectors.

Article date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Tate Modern London Joins Others in Dropping the Sackler Name from Its Walls

The Sackler family’s name has been removed from a plaque at the Tate Modern in London, severing ties with the billionaire dynasty accused of fueling the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States.

Article date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Bored Ape Creator in Funding Talks with Andreessen Horowitz at $5B Valuation

Yuga Labs, the startup behind the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, is in financing talks with Andreessen Horowitz, according to the Financial Times.

Article date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Art Dubai Programme Announced for 2022 Edition

Art Dubai has announced further details of the fair programme for its upcoming 15th edition, which will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai from 11-13 March 2022 (previews on 9 and 10 March).

Article date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Serpentine Pavilion to be Designed by Chicago-Based Artist Theaster Gates

Plans have been revealed for Black Chapel, the 21st Serpentine Pavilion designed by Chicago based artist, Theaster Gates with support of Adjaye Associates.

Article date: Friday, February 4, 2022
The Armory Show Appoints Adriana Farietta as Deputy Director

The Armory Show in New York has named Adriana Farietta as its next deputy director, beginning February 14. In her new role, Farietta will oversee the fair’s VIP Program and manage its strategic partnerships.

Article date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Artissima Announces Luigi Fassi as its New Director

Artissima is has announced the new director, Luigi Fassi, age 44, who will lead the International Contemporary Art Fair of Torino for the next three editions, 2022–24.

Article date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Julian Assange Teams Up with Pak on New NFT Collection

Famed digital artist Pak, also known as Murat Pak, aims to collaborate with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to release a new non-fungible token (NFT) collection dubbed 'Censored'.

Article date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Amsterdam Museum Relocates Temporarily to Hermitage Amsterdam

From March 2022 until 2025, the Amsterdam Museum wing at the Hermitage Amsterdam will be home to the Amsterdam Museum where it will present a completely new collection including not just the traditional history of Amsterdam, but also alternative voices and lesser-known and more recent histories of the city.

Article date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The 59th International Art Exhibition Opens in April at the Giardini and the Arsenale, Venice.

The 59th International Art Exhibition, titled The Milk of Dreams and curated by Cecilia Alemani, is organised by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Roberto Cicutto. The pre-opening will take place on April 20, 21 and 22; the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on 23 April 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces Catalogue Raisonné Plans

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has announced the commencement of the Robert Rauschenberg Catalogue Raisonné of painting and sculpture.

Article date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Sabine Longin Named Director of Paris’s Picasso Museum

The Musée Nationwide Picasso–Paris has named Sabine Longin as its subsequent director normal, starting March 1, 2022.

Article date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Private Collection Donates Vintage Photographs of Pablo Picasso Taken by David Douglas to Photo Elysée

A donation of about 100 vintage photographs of the private world of Pablo Picasso taken between 1956 and 1973 by David Douglas Duncan has been given to Swiss museum, Photo Elysée.

Article date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Yves Saint Laurent Celebrates 6oth Anniversary with Exhibitions in over Six Parisian Museums

Yves Saint Laurent in Museums" celebrates the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent's first fashion show on 29 January 1962. This anniversary exhibition has an original format, deployed over six Parisian museums.

Article date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Chinese Dissident Artist Badiucao Launches First NFT Collection in Protest of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Chinese dissident artist Badiucao announced his first NFT collection to call for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in protest of the Chinese government’s abuse of human rights and freedom.

Article date: Monday, January 31, 2022
NFTs of “The Kiss“ by Gustav Klimt Now Available for Valentine’s Day on Belverdere

In collaboration with artèQ, the Belvedere is launching a NFT drop of a historical masterpiece.

Article date: Monday, January 31, 2022
United States and Nigeria Sign Cultural Property Agreement

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard and Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed signed a bilateral cultural property agreement on January 20, 2022, in a ceremony in Abuja attended by members of the Nigerian government and the U.S. Mission.

Article date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Hermitage Drops Barcelona Museum Project, Challenges Local Council in Court

Barcelona may no longer have its Hermitage museum. The company in charge of the project, Hermitage Museum Barcelona – mostly owned by a Swiss-Luxembourgian investment fund called Varia – has dropped its plans after facing several years of opposition by the local council, led by left-wing, anti-austerity Ada Colau.

Article date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Research Reveals the Many Hidden Faces of Eva Gonzales as New National Gallery Exhibition Announced

In 2022, the National Gallery will stage an exhibition Discover Manet and Eva Gonzalès devised around The Portrait of Eva Gonzalès (1870) by Édouard Manet (1832 –1883), the first UK exhibition devoted to Eva Gonzalès (1849–1883).

Article date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Art Basel Postpones Hong Kong Show Dates from March to May 2022

Art Basel today postponed its Hong Kong show, which was scheduled to take place in March 2022, to May 2022 in response to the ongoing impact of the pandemic situation in Hong Kong.

Article date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Seven Portraits: Surviving the Holocaust at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London

The Prince of Wales, who is Patron of the National Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, commissioned seven leading artists to paint the portraits as a living memorial to the six million innocent men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holocaust and whose stories will never be told.

Article date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Khanyisile Mbongwa Announced as Curator for Liverpool Biennial 2023

Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the appointment of Khanyisile Mbongwa as Curator for the 12th edition, which will take place June – September 2023.

Article date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Sandro Botticelli's Portrait of Christ Sells for $45.4 Million at Sotheby's NY

In a much-anticipated auction at Sotheby’s New York, Sandro Botticelli’s The Man of Sorrows sold for $45.4 million - among the strongest prices ever achieved for a Renaissance painting, and also the second highest price for any Old Master Painting offered at auction in the last five years.

Article date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Ghana Pavilion at The Venice Biennale Presents Black Star: The Museum as Freedom

The Ghana Pavilion at the 59th International Venice Biennale, under the patronage of Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be on show to the public from Saturday, April 23 until Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Finland Presents Close Watch by Pilvi Takala at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Close Watch, a newly commissioned video installation by Pilvi Takala, premieres at the Pavilion of Finland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Commissioned and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland, the exhibition is curated by Christina Li.

Article date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
MFA Boston Announces Return of Salomon van Ruysdael Painting to the Heirs of Ferenc Chorin

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has reached an agreement to return View of Beverwijk (1646) by Salomon van Ruysdael, which had been looted during World War II, to the heirs of Ferenc Chorin (1879–1964).

Article date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Serpentine Gallery London Kicks Off the Year with a Multilayered Solo Exhibition by KAWS

Serpentine start 2022 with a multi-layered global project with the internationally acclaimed artist KAWS developed in collaboration with Acute Art and the online video game Fortnite.

Article date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
In Conversation with Pom Harrington on One Hundred Seconds to Midnight

Etienne Verbist interviews Pom Harrington on an exhibition at Frieze Masters titled One Hundred Seconds to Midnight presenting a collection of original works charting the history of climate change by the world’s greatest scientists, writers, and activists.

Article date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Art is the Antidote Exhibition to Open at Museum Voorlinden, Wasennaar, Netherlands

Art is the antidote! Museum Voorlinden proves this with its new exhibition Art is the Antidote. With a large dose of sparkling, socially engaged and funny artworks from its own collection, the museum acts as a charging station, a place where you can build up your resistance.

Article date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Netherland Senate Approves Purchase of Rembrandt’s The Standard Bearer

After the House of Representatives, the Senate has also approved the purchase of the painting The Standard Bearer by Rembrandt.

Article date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Art Basel’s Parent Company, MCH Group to Become Minority Owner of ART SG in Singapore

MCH Group (Basel/Switzerland), the parent company of Art Basel, has announced that it is taking a 15% stake in Art Events Singapore, the organizer of ART SG, the new art fair for Southeast Asia.

Article date: Monday, January 24, 2022
The Courtauld and King’s College London Announces New Strategic Relationship

10-year strategic relationship will see two world-leading member institutions of the University of London – The Courtauld and King’s College London – collaborate on teaching, research and student experience, offering joint programmes and research.

Article date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Beautiful Still Life Worth More Than £6 Million at Risk of Leaving the UK

Banquet Still Life by Jan Davidsz. de Heem, which is valued at £6,109,200, is at risk of leaving the country unless a UK buyer can be found.

Article date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Rubens Museum House,  Antwerp to Commence Shut Down in 2023 for 4 Years for Redevelopment Purposes

The planned redevelopment of the Rubens House - with a new reception building in Hopland and a newly laid out garden - has now been expanded to include a refurbishment of the museum itself. The Rubens House will be open up to and including 8 January 2023 but will remain closed for a longer period.

Article date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
British Pop Star Robbie Williams to Sell Banksy Works at Sotheby's March Sale

Three seminal Banksy works collected by British pop star Robbie Williams in the mid-2000s will highlight a Sotheby’s March sale of 21st-century art in London.

Article date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Gagosian Announces New Gallery in Gstaad, Switzerland with Damien Hirst Exhibition

Gagosian has announced the opening of a new gallery in Gstaad, Switzerland, this February. Located along the historic promenade in the heart of the village, the gallery will be inaugurated with an exhibition of works by Damien Hirst opening on February 14.

Article date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Verisart Announces Its Inaugural Curated NFT Auction On Artsy

The contemporary art world celebrates the breadth of creativity in the NFT space with Artsy x Verisart: 22 for 2022, an NFT auction featuring 22 artists for 2022 across the contemporary, digital and street art market.

Article date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Dutch Museums to Give ‘Gym Lessons’ in Protest of COVID Restrictions

Several museums are going to give a kind of gym class this week as a protest against the cabinet decision that they must remain closed for the time being.

Article date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
1-54 Marrakech Fourth Edition is Postponed

The organisers of 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair have announced the difficult decision to postpone this year’s edition of 1-54 Marrakech.

Article date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
TEFAF Announces June Dates for Maastricht 2022 Fair

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has confirmed that the 35th edition of TEFAF Maastricht will take place Saturday, June 25 – Thursday, June 30, 2022 (by invitation only June 24 and until 2PM on June 25) at the MECC in Maastricht.

Article date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Tate Liverpool Seeks Architect for Major Reimagining of Gallery

Tate Liverpool has announced that it is seeking tenders from architects to work with the gallery to achieve a major reimagining of its landmark gallery on Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

Article date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Art Rotterdam 2022 Postponed from February to May

Art Rotterdam will now take place in the spring of this year from 19 to 22 May in the Van Nellefabriek in Rotterdam.

Article date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
The Fantastical Creatures of the Belgian Artist Koen Vanmechelen at the Uffizi

An exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, presented in the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, from 18 January to 20 March, 2022.

Article date: Monday, January 17, 2022

Web-Slinger's iconic black costume sold at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas for $3,360,000 with live bidding opened at $330,000,

Article date: Friday, January 14, 2022

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced the recipients of its Fall 2021 grants. A total of $4.1 million will be awarded to 49 organizations to support the vital work of artists in communities around the country.

Article date: Friday, January 14, 2022

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has announced the debut of the Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA), an innovative research center that will promote the study and appreciation of Dutch and Flemish art.

Article date: Friday, January 14, 2022

The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family's "Golden Carriage," one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands' colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade.

Article date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Sakuliu Pavavaljung Dropped as Venice Biennale Representative Artist Over Sexual Allegations

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) has withdrawn its support for artist Sakuliu Pavavaljung, and will no longer represent Taiwan at the 59th Venice Biennale, following sexual assault allegations.

Article date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Van Gogh Museum Acquires Four Remarkable Prints by Mary Cassatt

The Van Gogh Museum has acquired four rare prints by the American artist Mary Cassatt for its collection.

Article date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Independent Art Fair New York Announces Participating Exhibitors for its 2022 Edition

Independent Art Fair has announced the participants for the 13th edition of the fair, taking place at Spring Studios, Tribeca, New York, from May 5 – 8, 2022.

Article date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Musée du Louvre welcomed 2.8 million visitors in 2021, with visitation patterns that greatly differed from previous years: A strong recovery at the end of 2021.

Article date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Laundromat Project Announces 2022 ‘Create Change’ Artists and Fellows

The Laundromat Project has revealed the 2022 cohort of creative practitioners selected to participate in our 17th annual Create Change Artist Development Program.

Article date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Antoine de Saint Exupery’s ‘The Little Prince Among the People’ at Brussels Expo

After a show in Lyon, which was hugely successful with the French public despite the health crisis, with more than 130,000 visitors, Tempora is organizing the exhibition "Antoine de Saint Exupéry.

Article date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Exhibition of HRH Prince Charles’ Watercolours Paintings at The Garrison Chapel, London

A London exhibition by the Prince’s foundation showcasing 79 of HRH, the Prince of Wale’s watercolour paintings which represent the largest ever display of the prince’s work and the first full exhibition of his watercolours.

Article date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Prince Charles Commissions Portraits of Holocaust Survivors

This year, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, HRH Prince Charles commissioned portraits of seven Holocaust survivors to be displayed at Buckingham Palace.

Article date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Bonhams Acquires Bukowskis – the Leading Auction House in the Nordic Region

Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired Bukowskis, the leading auction house in the Nordic region. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

Article date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Rene Magritte’s “L’Empire des Lumières” - To Make Market Debut at Sotheby’s London

One of the most desirable works of modern art in private hands, and among the definitive images of Surrealist art, René Magritte’s L’empire des lumières captures the visual paradox that lies at the heart of the artist’s originality.

Article date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Whitechapel Gallery Announces Tracey Emin Recipient of the 2022 Art Icon Award

Whitechapel Gallery has announced Tracey Emin (b. 1963, UK) to be the 9th artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award. On Tuesday 22 March 2022, the award will be presented at gala celebration hosted by Iwona Blazwick OBE (Director, Whitechapel Gallery).

Article date: Monday, January 10, 2022
Jacqueline Grandjean Loses Recent Appointment with KMSKA, Antwerp

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and artistic director Jacqueline Grandjean decided today in mutual consultation to end the collaboration.

Article date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
New Fragments from the Parthenon at the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum received ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, which were granted by the National Archaeological Museum, following a request made by the Acropolis Museum General Director.

Article date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
New Spring Dates Announced for the 34th Edition of London Art Fair

The organisers of the London Art Fair have taken the decision to postpone the 2022 edition of the fair from January 19 – 23 January to April 20- 24, 2022, at the Business Design Centre, Islington due to Covid challenges.

Article date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
New Vessel by World’s Most Esteemed Potter, Magdalene Odundo, Acquired for Wakefield's Art Collection

The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce that it has acquired Asymmetric Vessel, 2021 by Kenyan-British potter, Dame Magdalene Odundo through grants from Art Fund, Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Henry Moore Foundation and The Hepworth’s Collection Circle.

Article date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Bengi Ünsal Appointed Director of Institute of Contemporary Art, London

The Institute of Contemporary Arts has appointed Bengi Ünsal as its new director. In March 2022, she will become the first woman to serve as the organisation’s director in 55 years.

Article date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Sotheby’s Appoints Jean Qian as Managing Director of China

Sotheby's has announced the appointment of Jean Qian as Managing Director, China, with immediate effect. Based in Shanghai, Jean will lead the China team to drive Sotheby’s local business expansion as part of the company’s global strategy.

Article date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Francis Bacon’s Man and Beast at Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Royal Academy of Arts will present Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through the lens of his fascination with animals.

Article date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
BMW to Present the First Digital Art into Vehicles with Cao Fei’s Digital Artwork

On the occasion of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), BMW will present its Digital Art Mode and will be the first to bring digital art into vehicles. Internationally renowned Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei created the Digital Art Mode in the year of the 50th anniversary of BMW Cultural Engagement.

Article date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Craig Ruddy, Archibald Prize-Winning Painter, Passes Away at 53 Due to Covid Complications

Artist Craig Ruddy, who won the Archibald Prize with his striking portrait of actor David Gulpilil, has died aged 53 after contracting Covid-19.

Article date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Galleries and Auction Houses in Threatening Conflict on the South Korean Art Scene

As the art market grows exponentially in South Korea, the tension between primary and secondary players has heightened with galleries uniting to launch an auction event in late January.

Article date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Retrospective Exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

Fondation Beyeler is dedicating the first exhibition of 2022 to one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and an outstanding figure in modern American art, Georgia O'Keeffe.

Article date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
A Survey Exhibition of Hito Steyerl Titled ‘I Will Survive’ at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

On January 29, 2022, a major solo Hito Steyerl, ‘I Will Survive’ opens at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on January 29, 2022.

Article date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Agreement between the Cy Twombly Foundation and the Musée du Louvre for the Monumental Artwork The Ceiling

Inaugurated in 2010 in the Sully wing of the Musée du Louvre, the ceiling painted by the Artist Cy Twombly and entitled The Ceiling, was subject to a dispute.

Article date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914 at South Street Seaport Museum in New York

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914 is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century.

Article date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Rijksmuseum Publishes 717 Giga Pixel Photograph of The Night Watch

The Operation Night Watch research team has succeeded in making an extremely detailed photograph of The Night Watch. This 717 gigapixel image is available for viewing on the Rijksmuseum website at rijksmuseum.nl/Nightwatch.

Article date: Monday, January 3, 2022
The Largest Art Museum in the Nordic Countries to Open in Oslo This Year

On June 11, 2022 the largest art museum in the Nordic countries will open in Oslo. Called the New National Museum, visitors can experience older and modern art, contemporary art, architecture and design all under one roof and in completely new ways.

Article date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
The Centre Pompidou Launches its First Chatbot

Coinciding with the end-of-year festivities, the Centre Pompidou is providing the public with its first “chatbot“, a French and English-language conversational agent designed with artificial intelligence to explore the collection of the Musée national d’art moderne.

Article date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
American Photographer, Sally Mann Wins £82,000 Prix Pictet

American artist Sally Mann has been announced as the winner of the 9th Prix Pictet at a ceremony at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. She beats 11 others on the shortlist for global sustainability prize.

Article date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Kehinde Wiley at the National Gallery: The Prelude

This winter, in his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, American artist Kehinde Wiley will explore the artistic conventions and canons of the Western landscape tradition – mountainous, coastal, sublime, Romantic and transcendental – through the mediums of film and painting.

Article date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The board of the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation located in Amsterdam/Rotterdam, the Netherlands has announced and introduced Jacquill G. Basdew (Amsterdam, 1994) as its new executive director.

Article date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Salon du Dessin – a major event in the international art fair calendar and initially programmed for March 23-28, 2022 – has been rescheduled to May 18-23, 2022 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.

Article date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Another Way(s) of Communication at Ostavinska Gallery Belgrade and Apartment Project Berlin

Happiness is in a connection and compassion with others, as a source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. The real purpose of art is to communicate a feeling. The global experience of the covid 19 pandemic has caused changes in the way society function: working from home, online teaching, meetings on various internet platforms, so establishing interpersonal relationships as "another way(s) of communication" is a challenge.

Article date: Monday, December 27, 2021
 American Proto-Pop Painter, Wayne Thiebaud Passes Away at Age 101

The American artist Wayne Thiebaud passed away on December 25, 2021 in Sacramento, California at age 101. His daughter Twinka Thiebaud made the announcement on social media.

Article date: Friday, December 24, 2021
The UK Government Announces More Emergency Funding for Cultural Organisations and Creative Individuals

The UK Government has just increased the budget for emergency funding through the Culture Recovery Fund by £30million, to support museums, cinemas, theatres and heritage organisations through the impact of the Omicron variant this winter.

Article date: Friday, December 24, 2021
The Belgian Federal Government’s Solution in Fighting the Omicron Variant: Let’s Close Culture

In protest to the illogical decision made by the Belgian Federal government to close only cultural events and activities in order to protect against the Omicron variant, Dirk Vanduffel conveys his thoughts in a short commentary.

Article date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Miriam Cahn Withdraws her Works from the Kunsthaus Zürich

Miriam Cahn is asking to buy her art back from the collection of Kunsthaus Zurich after the museum hung more than 200 works from the Bührle Collection, which was purchased using money made by selling arms to the Nazis.

Article date: Thursday, December 23, 2021

An oil painting that went unsold at an auction in Madrid in April may have been painted by the 16th-century Italian painter Caravaggio.

Article date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
The Jordaens Van Dyck Journal Launches Second Issue

The Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project proudly announces the publication of the second issue of the multidisciplinary open-access Jordaens Van Dyck Journal.

Article date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Studio Visit with Anselm Reyle

Anselm Reyle is undoubtedly one of the most established contemporary artists. Known primarily for his impressive ‘foil paintings’, Reyle’s recognisable visual language consists of primarily found objects in recontextualised and/or visually altered situations combined with glass and paint.

Article date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Art in Fiction: Hold Your Horses!

When artworks feature in works of fiction – be it novels, films, theatre pieces, poems, … – they can serve multiple purposes: they can be mere decoration, they can function as a conversation piece, or they can play an important metaphorical role in the video clip for the song 70 Million by the band Hold Your Horses! many artworks are referenced.

Article date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Sook-Kyung Lee Announced as Artistic Director of the 14th Gwangju Biennale 2023

The Gwangju Biennale Foundation appoints Sook-Kyung Lee, Senior Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, as the Artistic Director for the 14th Gwangju Biennale which opens in April 2023.

Article date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The V&A East Museum Hits Construction Milestone, Topping Out in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The V&A East Museum has hit a major construction milestone, topping out in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. V&A East is part of East Bank and includes the V&A East Storehouse.

Article date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Kunsthaus Zurich Presents ‘YOKO ONO. THIS ROOM MOVES AT THE SAME SPEED AS THE CLOUDS’

From 4 March to 29 May 2022 the Kunsthaus Zürich will be showing the exhibition ‘YOKO ONO. THIS ROOM MOVES AT THE SAME SPEED AS THE CLOUDS’.

Article date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The German Lost Art Foundation Launches Website of the Most Extensive Database Worldwide for Nazi-looted Art

The German Lost Art Foundation redesigned the website of the most extensive database worldwide for Nazi-looted art for a more up-to-date appearance and increased user-friendliness.

Article date: Monday, December 20, 2021

Due to the retirement of Ms Mechtild Rössler from her post as Director of the Centre on 30 September 2021, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay launched a call for candidates (internal and external) to replace her. At the end of the process, she selected Lazare Eloundou Assomo.

Article date: Friday, December 17, 2021

After ten years at the Royal Collection with the famous drawings kept in Windsor Castle, curator Rosie Razzall will join the Boijmans in January.

Article date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Phillips expands its footprint in Asia with spectacular new headquarters in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District flanking the newly opened M+.

Article date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Lidewij will succeed the outgoing Managing Director, Ann Demeester, as of 1 March, 2022. Ann is leaving the museum to assume the position of Director of the Kunsthaus Zurich.

Article date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

For the first time in the fair’s history, The Armory Show will bring together three curators with similar fields of curatorial practice, that of Latin American and Latinx art, offering a distinct, unified vision for the fair’s initiatives.

Article date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Israel Museum announced Wednesday the appointment of Denis Weil as its new director.

Article date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation confirms today that the 35th edition of TEFAF Maastricht, originally scheduled for March 12th - 20th 2022, has been postponed amidst mounting concerns around the global volatility of COVID-19.

Article date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art which is scheduled to take place from June 11 – September 18, 2022 has announced the artistic team for the biennale. They are Ana Teixeira Pinto, Đỗ Tường Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal, and Rasha Salti.

Article date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Chanel Announces Winners of Inaugural ‘Next Prize’

The luxury French fashion house named 10 award-winners working in film, design and the performing arts. Each prize winner received €100,000 ($113,000) to invest in their work.

Article date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Mondrian Heirs Sue Philadelphia Museum Over Work Claimed to be Stolen by the Nazis

The heirs of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian claim that a nearly 100-year-old canvas by the De Stijl master currently in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) was stolen by the Nazis.

Article date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Soji Adesina’s Compelling Figurative Paintings at ArtDependence Concept Store, Antwerp

Compelling the attention of the viewer, Adesina's works which could either be rendered in vivid, vibrant colours, or with a gloomy hint, depending on the theme being explored, would most times be figurative.

Article date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Announcing the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 (PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri)

A new Pantone color whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.

Article date: Friday, December 10, 2021

The Dutch government wants to buy the painting De Vaandeldrager by Rembrandt and “bring it into the public domain for good”.

Article date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Frieze Los Angeles Announces Galleries and Program Highlights for 2022 Edition

Frieze Los Angeles has announced its returns on February 17-20, 2022 at a new location, 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, adjacent to The Beverly Hilton hotel.

Article date: Friday, December 10, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sackler Families Announce Removal of the Family Name in Dedicated Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and descendants of the late Dr. Mortimer Sackler and Dr. Raymond Sackler have announced that seven named exhibition spaces in the Museum will no longer carry the Sackler name.

Article date: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Aziz Hazara (Afghanistan) is the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2021, the 6th edition of the global art prize for artists under 35, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009.

Article date: Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA/Boston) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Simone Leigh’s exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will be titled Simone Leigh: GRITTIN.

Article date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
ArtDependence to Open its First Physical Concept Store in Antwerp, Belgium

ArtDependence, an online art magazine renowned for providing premium news content and features on contemporary art from around the world, has announced the opening of its first physical concept art store in Antwerp, Belgium.

Article date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

On display until 30 March 2022 on the façade of the historic Middelheim ‘castle’, is a text-based artwork by US-American artist, Sharon Lockhart.

Article date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A previously hidden sketch has been discovered during examinations of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.This allows us to look over the artist’s shoulder, as it were, and watch as he takes the first steps in the making of a masterpiece.

Article date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Mrs. Donna Van Der Zee jointly announced today the establishment of the James Van Der Zee Archive at The Met, a landmark collaborative initiative to research, conserve, and provide full public access to the remarkable catalogue of photographs by James Van Der Zee (1886–1983).

Article date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Noted NFT artist Pak sold nearly $92 million worth of “mass” tokens for his experimental Merge NFT project on Nifty Gateway.

Article date: Monday, December 6, 2021

Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke (b.1959, Edinburgh) will be the next artist to undertake the annual Tate Britain Commission, to be unveiled in March 2022.

Article date: Monday, December 6, 2021

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has successfully completed the public consultation process for the revitalization of its Sculpture Garden.

Article date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Lawrence Weiner (1942-2021)

Lawrence Weiner, an American conceptual artist best known for his public installations featuring poetic words and phrases with graphic accents has died at 79. He passed away December 2, 2021.

Article date: Friday, December 3, 2021

When artworks feature in works of fiction – be it novels, films, theatre pieces, poems, – they can serve multiple purposes: they can be mere decorations, function as a conversation piece, or they can play an important metaphorical role. Let’s take a closer look at one specific artwork in the 2003 film titled Mona Lisa Smile.

Article date: Friday, December 3, 2021

North Sea Crossings, a new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, will trace the long history of Anglo-Dutch relations. The exhibition is a pioneering collaborative project with the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge.

Article date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Rijksmuseum to Stage the Largest Vermeer Exhibition Ever

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, will dedicate a retrospective exhibition to the 17th-century master Johannes Vermeer for the first time in its history.

Article date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Array Collective Win Turner Prize 2021

The Turner Prize 2021 has been awarded to Array Collective, it was announced this evening at a ceremony at Coventry Cathedral, in partnership with Tate and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Article date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Gift of $125 Million from Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang

With this largest capital gift in Met history, longtime Trustee and his wife enable the renovation of the Modern Wing, which will be named the Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Wing.

Article date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Announcing the Joint 3rd and 4th Editions of the Lagos Biennial Titled  Refuge (2021 – 2023)

The joint Third and Fourth Editions - launches on 4 December 2021 with the presentation online of videos from the 13 teams selected from the 2021 open call process. This process-based format was developed during the period of the Covid 19 pandemic to work around reduced travel possibilities and to create a new format with a cohort of artists working across a longer duration.

Article date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA) Art Fair 2022 Postponed

The Board of Directors have taken the difficult decision to postpone Brafa 2022 that was scheduled to take place Sunday 23rd January to Sunday 30th January 2022 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels.

Article date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga Wins 2022 Zurich Art Prize

Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd have announced the 15th winner of the internationally renowned Zurich Art Prize for 2022, and it's been awarded to Canadian-French artist Kapwani Kiwanga.

Article date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Fotografiska to Become World's Largest Private Art Museum with New Expansion Plans

Fotografiska has announced a global expansion to three new locations — berlin, miami, and shanghai — by herzog & de meuron, rockwell group, and neri&hu respectively. Upon completion of the expansion, fotografiska will become the world’s largest privately owned art museum by multiple measures.

Article date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Jeff Koons’ Lost in America at Qatar Museums

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition provides a unique view into the exceptional career of one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists, whose work bridges Pop, Minimalism and the readymade. This is Koons’ first exhibition in the Gulf region.

Article date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Collins Word of the Year 2021 is NFT

This convergence of money and the internet leads us to 2021’s word of the year: NFT. An abbreviation that stands for “non-fungible token”, it’s certainly a buzzword we’ve heard over and over again in the past 12 months.

Article date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Fashion Museum in Antwerp to Close for Months Soon After Recent Reopening

MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp, which opened in September 2021, will close its doors once more at the end of January 2022, after the end of the current exhibition programme.

Article date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Homeland Security Investigation, US State Department Returns Stolen Artifacts to Mali

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, repatriated a trove of stolen artifacts to the Republic of Mali on November 22, 2021.

Article date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Art Curator, Albert J. Elen Donates Artwork on Retirement from Museum Boijmans

A large drawing by J.A. Knip was recently donated to Museum Boijmans by retiring senior curator, Albert Elen to enrich the collection which has been under his care for the past nineteen years.

Article date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments Mark the Transfer of Artworks to Nigeria

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments gathered to mark the transfer of three works of art to the Nigerian National Collections.

Article date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Lubaina Himid at Tate: A Theatrical Exhibition by the Turner Prize Winning Artist and Cultural Activist

This large-scale exhibition will debut recent work and include selected highlights from Lubaina Himid’s influential career.

Article date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Jasmina Cibic Wins 14th Film London Jarman Award 2021

Jasmina Cibic has won the 2021 Film London Jarman Award, it was announced this evening at a special event at Regent Street Cinema.

Article date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
An Immersive Journey through the Life and Legacy of the Mexican Geniuses: Frida and Diego

A 360-degree digital art exhibition about two of the most inspiring and revolutionary artists of the 20th century, arrives in London in Spring 2022.

Article date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Max Pinckers - Hélène Amouzou At FoMu, Antwerp

Can a photograph say something about the world we live in? Max Pinckers (BE, 1988) places photography under the microscope. He explores the boundaries of documentary and reveals its manipulative nature.

Article date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Brooklyn Museum Awarded Historic $50M Gift from the City of New York

Funding will support significant infrastructure updates to modernize 40,000 square feet of existing galleries, create new space for a gallery devoted to the history of Brooklyn, and implement important energy-efficiency upgrades throughout the building.

Article date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Remy Jungerman’s ‘Behind the Forest’ at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Remy Jungerman at the Stedelijk Museum entails a major survey of work from the last 15 years. The survey focuses on his artistic output of the last fifteen years and includes new work created specifically for the occasion.

Article date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Manege Central Exhibition Hall Presents Serenity and Delight, an Intermuseum Exhibition Project in St. Petersburg

Manege Central Exhibition Hall Presents Serenity and Delight, a large-scale exhibition project. Curated by Semyon Mikhailovsky, rector of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, the exhibition runs from November 12 2021 — 30 January 2022.

Article date: Monday, November 22, 2021
The Prelude of Kehinde Wiley's Collaboration with National Gallery

This winter, in his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, American artist Kehinde Wiley will explore the artistic conventions and canons of the Western landscape tradition – mountainous, coastal, sublime, Romantic and transcendental – through the mediums of film and painting.

Article date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability at M HKA, Antwerp

The exhibition EURASIA – A Landscape of Mutability seeks to map innovative practices and exchanges that reflect the plurality of cultures, collaborations and conceptions of Eurasia, with all its innovations and frictions.

Article date: Friday, November 19, 2021
The Museum of Modern Art Announces Four New Appointments

The Museum of Modern Art announces four new appointments: Sarah Suzuki, Beverly Morgan-Welch, Christy Thompson, and Nisa Mackie.

Article date: Friday, November 19, 2021
James Hart Wins One of Canada's Top Art Prizes Worth $100,000

British Columbia carver James Hart, hereditary chief of the Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, has won the $100,000 Audain Prize for Visual Art as the province’s most distinguished artist.

Article date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Abu Dhabi to Welcome Two New Museums in Addition to Guggenheim and Zayed

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), announced that the emirate plans to create two new museums in addition to the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Norman Foster–designed Zayed National Museum.

Article date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Living Poetic Abstraction: In Conversation with Stephanie Cime

On the occasion of her solo exhibition REBIRTH at Balthasar Brussels, Kisito Assangni discussed with Stephanie Cime on the process behind what he describes as "stunning works" presented in the show.

Article date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Jimmie Durham, Sculptor, Essayist and Activist Passes Away at 81

Jimmie Durham, artist, performer, essayist, poet and activist considered among the most influential names in contemporary art, has passed away at 81 in Berlin.

Article date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Olivia Walton as Chairperson of the Museum’s Board of Directors

Following the recent celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art looks to the future today with the announcement that Olivia Walton will become the new chairperson of the museum’s board of directors.

Article date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Art in Fiction: A Clockwork Orange

When artworks feature in works of fiction – be it novels, films, theatre pieces, poems, … – they can serve multiple purposes: they can be mere decoration, they can function as a conversation piece, or they can play an important metaphorical role. In this series Tamara Beheydt takes a closer look at art in fiction, starting with one of her favourites: the film A Clockwork Orange (1971).

Article date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Timoteus Anggawan Kusno Wins the 2021 Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant

Indonesian artist Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (b.1989, Indonesia) is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2021, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing; MoCA Taipei; ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Genève and Art Hub Copenhagen.

Article date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait Sells for $34.9 Million at Sotheby’s New York Sale

A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, an artist known for her raw emotional intensity, sold for $34.9 million at Sotheby’s on Tuesday night, setting an auction benchmark for the most expensive artwork by a Latin American artist.

Article date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
White Glove Sale of The Macklowe Collection Totals $676 Million

The highly anticipated sale of The Macklowe Collection realized a total $676.1 million on the strength of fresh-to-market masterpieces by the most important artists of the last 80 years.

Article date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Etel Adnan, Lebanese American Author and Artist, Dies at 96

Writer and artist Etel Adnan (1925−2021) began painting in the early 1960s. Widely known for her poetry, novels and plays, she moved fluidly between the disciplines of writing and art and was a leading voice of contemporary Arab-American culture.

Article date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
18th Century Tipu Sultan Throne Finial worth £1.5 million at risk of leaving UK

Valued at £1.5 million, a gold jewelled tiger head, which once adorned the gold-covered throne of Tipu Sultan in the 18th century, is at risk of leaving the country unless a UK buyer can be found.

Article date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Van Gogh Watercolour Sells for Record $49m

A Vincent van Gogh landscape seized by the Nazis during the Second World War occupation of France has sold at auction in New York for $US35.9 million ($A49.3 million), a record for a watercolour by the Dutch impressionist.

Article date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Greece Wants Dialogue with UK for Return of Parthenon Sculptures

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum should be returned to Athens and called for talks with Britain to achieve that aim.

Article date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale Achieves $219M

On November 9, Christie’s welcomed back collectors from around the world for the first time in-person to its Rockefeller Center saleroom, redesigned to present a fully hybrid and immersive global auction experience.

Article date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
National Portrait Gallery Announces Winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

David Prichard’s winning entry is a series of portraits of First Nations women who spent most of their working lives on cattle stations in Far North Queensland.

Article date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Wins the 2021 Sobey Art Award

The National Gallery of Canada has announced Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, the winner of the 2021 Sobey Art Award. She is best-known for her uaajeerneq performance.

Article date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ Brought Down for Final Phase of Research at Rijksmuseum

The Night Watch has been removed from its usual position on the wall and placed at the front of the transparent glass chamber.

Article date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Thousands of Artefacts Lost in Fire Outbreak at National Museum of Gungu, in DRC

The National Museum of Gungu suffered a massive fire turning thousands of historic artefacts into ashes.

Article date: Monday, November 8, 2021
National Gallery and Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Research Project

This research project brings together data that helps us to understand and acknowledge the role that slavery has had in the history of the National Gallery.

Article date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Armand Boua at Jack Bell Gallery, London

The violence that followed the disputed Ivorian presidential election in late 2010 greatly influenced Boua’s work. 'Les Petits Marrakas'.

Article date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
American Folk Art Museum Announces a Gift from KAWS of William Edmondson's Martha and Mary

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) announced the promised gift of a sculpture by American artist William Edmondson (1874, Davidson County, Tennessee—1951, Nashville, Tennessee).

Article date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the World’s First Fully Accessible Art Museum is Set to Open

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is set to open its doors, making the entire internationally renowned art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen accessible to the public.

Article date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
A Painting Found 40 Years After Theft in East Germany May be an Unknown Rembrandt

A Dutch painting stolen in the largest art heist in communist East Germany and recovered last year may be Rembrandt’s work, according to research and analysis by curators of Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha.

Article date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Nguyễn Trinh Thi Wins Inaugural $100,000 Moving Image Commission 2021

The Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021 involves the production of a screen-based artwork. Nguyễn Trinh Thi will receive USD $100,000 for the production of a new work, for which she will be given up to eighteen months to complete.

Article date: Monday, November 1, 2021
The Upshot of Trans-Affective Solidarity at MOTORENHALLE Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden- Germany

THE UPSHOT OF TRANS-AFFECTIVE SOLIDARITY proposes to explore a new image of humanity capable of valorising solidarity and critical knowledge coming from different contexts and cultures.

Article date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Fragonard’s Masterpiece ‘The Swing’ Goes Back on Display After Conservation

Thanks to a generous grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, throughout the summer of 2021 The Swing underwent intricate, sensitive highly skilled conservation and technical analysis for the first time.

Article date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Kader Attia Appointed as Curator of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

The Berlin Biennale has announced the commencement preparations for the 12th edition, along with the appointment of Kader Attia as the curator for the 12th Berlin Biennale which will take place in 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Rome Villa with World's Only Caravaggio Mural Painting is for Sale, Estimated at €500 Million

Italy's real estate and art worlds are all a flutter over the news that Rome's Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, better known as Villa Aurora, is on the market for almost half a billion euro.

Article date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Art Treasures from Dutch Museum Have to Go Back to Ukraine

The court in Amsterdam has reassigned the art treasures from Crimea, which were exhibited in 2014 in the Allard Pierson Museum in the capital, to Ukraine in an appeal.

Article date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Cécile Debray, Director of the Musée de l'Orangerie, Appointed President of the Musée National Picasso-Paris

The Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic has appointed Cécile Debray as President of the National Picasso-Paris Museum.

Article date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
French Ministry Names Artists Selected for Villa Albertine Residency

Welcoming more than 60 artists and thinkers for its inaugural season, this new French cultural institution in the U.S. is reinventing the traditional French residency model seen in the Villa Medici by hosting residents in 10 major American cities and exploring intersections between culture and the urgent questions of our time.

Article date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Sir Frank Bowling to Receive the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize

Frank Bowling (1934 in Bartica, Guyana) is the recipient of the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. The award ceremony will take place on November 15, 2022, on the eve of Art Cologne 2022.

Article date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Anni and Josef Albers at Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris

Currently on view until January 9, 2022 at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris a unique exhibition showcasing more than 350 works – paintings, photographs, furniture, drawings, textiles – by Anni and Josef Albers, indicative of their artistic development.

Article date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s ‘For the Otherwise Unaccounted’ at Audain Gallery, Vancouver

Through works of video, sculpture, performance, and installation, Abu Hamdan persistently interrogates the interpretive limits and truth claims of audio information.

Article date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Cheryl Hartup Appointed at Museo de Arte de Ponce

The President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, María Luisa Ferré Rangel, announced today the appointment of Cheryl Hartup as Director of the prestigious cultural institution.

Article date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Center Pompidou Renovations Delayed Until After the 2024 Olympics

Paris’s Pompidou Center renovations is being pushed until after the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Article date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
“Tokens of Friendship: Ulrike Crespo’s Gifts to the Städel Museum” in Frankfurt, Germany.

Considered one of the most important bequests of the past decades, Ulrike Crespo of Frankfurt left more than 90 outstanding paintings and works on paper to the Städel Museum, from which this exhibition has been conceived.

Article date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Egypt Detains Artificial Artist Ai-Da for Fear of Being a Spy Plot

Designed to create works of art, this charming robot may look harmless enough, but she seems to have caused a diplomatic row.

Article date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
L.S. Lowry’s ‘The Auction’ to Feature in Sotheby’s November British Art Sale

The artist’s only known painting of an auction room will make its debut in Sotheby’s modern British Art auction this November.

Article date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Denver Art Museum Returns Nepalese Sculpture to the People of Nepal

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has returned an ancient stone sculpture from its collection to the people of Nepal.

Article date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Lili Reynaud Dewar is Laureate of the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Lili Reynaud Dewar is laureate of the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Article date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
New Findings on Nazi Era "Forced Sale" Painting Viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Discovered

The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (Foundation), recipient of the National Humanities Medal, presented by the President of the United States for its work honoring the Monuments Men and Women of World War II, has identified a major work of art on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Museum), which it believes rightfully belongs to the heirs of a German Jew, Dr. Max J. Emden.

Article date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Vienna Museums Open OnlyFans Account for Adults Only to Display Nudes

The Austrian capital has found a new site for censorship-free artistic expression: the adults-only platform OnlyFans.

Article date: Monday, October 18, 2021
‘Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru’ at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida

This all-new, immersive museum experience will transport audience to the jewel of the only cradle of civilization in the Southern Hemisphere, the Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Article date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
 Inaugural Recipients of the 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship Announced

The inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which will award annually, 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 has been announced.

Article date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Ghent Altarpiece Reveals its Greatest Secret: The Precise Contribution of Hubert and Jan van Eyck

Interdisciplinary research by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and the University of Antwerp (AXIS Research Group, UA) has lead to a breakthrough in one of the greatest mysteries in art history: the precise contribution of Jan van Eyck and his illustrious elder brother Hubert van Eyck to the creation of the Ghent Altarpiece (1432).

Article date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Catherine Nichols is Appointed as the Creative Mediator of Manifesta 14 Prishtina

With the title 'it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories' otherwise Berlin-based Australian arts and literary scholar, Catherine Nichols, has been appointed as the Creative Mediator for the 14th edition of Manifesta.

Article date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Artificial Intelligence Reproduces ‘Lost’ Picasso’s ‘Lonesome Crouching Nude’

A painting of a naked woman by Pablo Picasso that has been hidden beneath one of his ‘Blue Period’ masterpieces for more than a century, has been recreated by UCL scientists using a combination of X-rays, AI and 3D-printing.

Article date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Twimble, The App for Art Lovers, Collectors and Archivers

Twimble is the answer for art lovers and archivers who struggle with documenting gallery, museum, studio visits and even daily experiences.

Article date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Remember Me. Portraits from Dürer to Sofonisba at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This autumn the Remember Me exhibition at the Rijksmuseum presents more than 100 masterpieces by artists such as Memling, Dürer, Holbein, Titian and Veronese. Remember Me is about ambition, desire and loss, and about people who wanted to be remembered.

Article date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Hyundai Commission: Anicka Yi: In Love With The World

Tate Modern has unveiled a major new work by artist Anicka Yi as the renowned Hyundai Commission returns to the gallery.

Article date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Sandra Mujinga is Recipient of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021

Sandra Mujinga (born 1989 in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo), has been announced as the winner of the top art prize in Germany, Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021.

Article date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Art Basel Returns to Miami with Over 250 Galleries from Across the Globe

Reinforcing its position as the premier art fair of the Americas, Art Basel returns for a full-scale, in-person show in Miami Beach this December, with a lineup of over 250 leading galleries from across the globe.

Article date: Friday, October 8, 2021
UK Rejects UNESCO’s Call to Talk with Greece on the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

The United Kingdom has rejected the UNESCO call to reconsider its position on the Parthenon Marbles and to negotiate with Greece on the return of the cultural treasures.

Article date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Absa L’Atelier 2021 Announces Four Category Winners, Celebrating Diverse Artists Across Africa

Absa in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) have announced the four category winners of the prestigious 2021 edition of the Absa L’Atelier.

Article date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Jacob Kohnstamm Appointed Chair of The Restitutions Committee

Jacob Kohnstamm has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War (the Restitutions Committee).

Article date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Yale Center for British Art Sheds New Light on the Group Portrait of Elihu Yale, His Family and An Enslaved Child

In October 2020 an eighteenth-century painting on display at the Yale Center for British Art was replaced by Titus Kaphar’s Enough About You (2016). What follows is an explanation of why this change was made and a description of the ongoing research into the picture previously titled Elihu Yale; William Cavendish, the second Duke of Devonshire; Lord James Cavendish; Mr. Tunstal; and an Enslaved Servant, referred to here by its accession number, B1970.1.

Article date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
'The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece?' at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece? opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on October 8, 2021.

Article date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The Prado is Presenting a Survey of the Artistic Culture of Latin America which reached Spain in the Early Modern Age

Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain, recounts a little-known phenomenon: the fact that following the conquest of Latin America and until its independence, more works of art arrived in Spain from that continent than from Flanders or Italy and that the movement of works was not one-directional, from Spain to Latin America, as is generally suggested.

Article date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
MoMA PS1 Announces 47 Artists and Collectives Featured in Greater New York Opening October 7, 2021

After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, MoMA PS1 has released the list of artists that will present works at its fifth edition taking place at the “Greater New York” exhibition.

Article date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Banksy's 'Love is in the Bin' Returns to Sotheby's London

Banksy’s Love is in the Bin will return to Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries this October, almost three years to the date since the artwork shredded in this very location in October 5, 2018.

Article date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
An Exhibition by Leading International Artist, Jenny Saville to be Presented in Florence, Italy

This exhibition will be a unique encounter between the historical and the contemporary, that will invite the public to discover the work of Jenny Saville (b. May 7, 1970, Cambridge) through paintings and drawings from the 1990s through to work made especially for the exhibition.

Article date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Elects J. Tomilson Hill to Succeed William L. Mack as Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announces today, effective as of November 1, the election of current Trustee J. Tomilson Hill to Chair of the Guggenheim Board of Trustees, succeeding William L. Mack who is being elected to Chair Emeritus after 16 years of service.

Article date: Monday, October 4, 2021
Infrared Scans Reveal Author of Hidden Graffiti on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’

Following years of speculation, curators at the National Museum of Norway have confirmed that a small and barely visible sentence on Edvard Munch’s The Scream was penned by the artist himself.

Article date: Monday, October 4, 2021
UNESCO Requests the United Kingdom to Revise Its Position on the Parthenon Sculptures

UNESCO has urged the United Kingdom to reconsider its position and enter into a bona fide dialogue with Greece, concerning Greece’s request for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

Article date: Monday, October 4, 2021
NEH Awards $87.8 Million for Economic Recovery to Cultural and Educational Institutions

NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) grant awards will preserve humanities jobs and support the reopening and rebuilding of humanities programs.

Article date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Osinachi to Offer First African Artist’s NFT at Christie’s Europe

Osinachi (Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe), a Nigerian digital artist will be the first African artist to auction non-fungible tokens through Christies and in collaboration with 1-54 African Art Fair.

Article date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Katharina Grosse Elected as Chair of the Board of KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.

KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V., the support association of both KW Institute for Contemporary Art and of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, has announced the internationally acclaimed artist Katharina Grosse as chairwoman of the board.

Article date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Presumed Lost Drawing by Rubens Returns Home after Four Centuries

The Flemish Community has acquired a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens that was believed to be lost for 307,400 euros.

Article date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Symbolism of the Sea Shell in Botticelli’s 'The Birth of Venus'

Kitty Jackson takes art lovers and curious minds through the symbolism and meaning of the sea shells used by Sandro Botticelli in his work, 'The Birth of Venus'.

Article date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Bronze Statue of Scantily-Clad Woman Sparks Rage in Italy

A bronze statue of a scantily-clad woman to honour a 19th Century poem has sparked a sexism row in Italy, with politicians demanding its removal.

Article date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Under the Hammer: The Art of Muhammad Ali at Bonhams

Bonhams has announced a forthcoming exhibition sale titled “TCM Presents…It’s A Knockout!” featuring works of the most important sports icons in American history, Muhammad Ali.

Article date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Ambitious Expansion of Prado Museum Receives 36 Million Outside the Budget

The expansion and remodeling of the Prado Museum comes six years late, but it does. It will last until 2024 and will cost 36 million euros to the State divided into annual items.

Article date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Turner Prize 2021 Exhibition Opens at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year.

Article date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Magnum Announces New Nominees, Associate and Member at its 74th AGM in Paris

At its 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM), Magnum Photos welcomed two new nominees who will join the collective immediately. This year’s nominees are William Keo (France) and Myriam Boulos, (Lebanon).

Article date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The New Museum Announces a Major Award for Sculpture by Women Artists

The New Museum announced today the inauguration of a biennial award for sculpture, made possible through a grant from the Hostetler/Wrigley Foundation.

Article date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Announces Kristy Edmunds as Next Director

The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) announced today that Kristy Edmunds has been appointed as its new director.

Article date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Frans Hals: The Male Portrait at The Wallace Collection, London

In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection will celebrate Hals’s most famous and beloved, yet still enigmatic, painting ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ (1624).

Article date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Rubens Masterpiece is a Fake, According to Artificial Intelligence Study

Research on artificial intelligence presented a painting by Rubens at the National Gallery in London Samson and Delilah be a fake.

Article date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Lubaina Himid CBE has been Awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award for 2021

This year, Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 for her work, ‘Old Boat, New Weather’.

Article date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (KMSKA) Reopens September 25, 2022

On 25 September 2022, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will once again be opening its doors to the public after 10 years of being under renovation.

Article date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Kerry James Marshall, Elizabeth Alexander to Reimagine Confederate Windows at Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will replace its former stained-glass windows featuring Confederate iconography, removed in 2017, with racial-justice themed windows created by world-renowned artist Kerry James Marshall.

Article date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
UNESCO Celebrates US Handover of 3,500-year-old Gilgamesh Tablet to Iraq

UNESCO will celebrate a significant victory in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural objects when one of the oldest literary works in history is formally handed back to Iraq by the United States of America at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

Article date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Shigeru Onishi’s ‘The Possibility of Existence’ at Foam, Amsterdam

In his photographs, Shigeru Onishi attempts to transcend time and space: his photographs present multiple moments brought together in a single image. He disregarded all the rules of the darkroom.

Article date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Firstsite Wins £100,000 Prize for 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Colchester's Firstsite art gallery has won the 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year award for its work during the pandemic and engagement with the local community.

Article date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Sotheby's to Offer Record-Breaking $30M+ Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait at Auction this November

This November, Sotheby’s will present Frida Kahlo’s 1949 self-portrait, Diego y yo (Diego and I), the final, fully realized ‘bust’ self-portrait completed before her death in 1954.

Article date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Italian Baroque Busts Worth Over £850,000 at Risk of Leaving the UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on two marble busts of Aristotle and Homer, dating to the early 17th century.

Article date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Nominees for the 2021 Marcel Duchamp Prize

The Centre Pompidou is hosting the 21st edition of the Prix Marcel Duchamp and presenting the works and installations of four artists who were nominated for the prize.

Article date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
John Booth Appointed Chair of the National Gallery’s Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the National Gallery have announced the appointment of John Booth as Chair. In the same announcement, David Marks was also reappointed by the Prime Minister as a Trustee of the National Gallery for a term for the next four years.

Article date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Marcel Odenbach to be Awarded 2021 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst

Marcel Odenbach (*1953 in Cologne) will be awarded the 2021 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst on November 16, 2021.

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Sculptor Dr Gindi: The Idiosyncratic Fictionist

Sculptor Dr Gindi is best known for combining high craftsmanship with a subtlety of purpose to create three-dimensional masterpieces. Originally educated as medical doctor, she ponders now as an artist on the finality of decay whilst striving to depict the potential infinity of human existence.

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
The Landmark Exhibition, ‘Picasso: Painting the Blue Period’ Opens This October at AGO, Canada

After two years of meticulous planning, the landmark exhibition on Pablo Picasso's early career titled '‘Picasso: Painting the Blue Period’ will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario in October.

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Rijksmuseum Buys Back Major Collection of Meissen Porcelain at Auction

The Rijksmuseum has bought at auction more than half of a significant collection of Meissen porcelain, including two of its highlights: a clock, and a coffee and tea service.

Article date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Of Paint, Pastures and Paddles: CloverMill Artist Residency 2021

Documented events of Gabriel Buttigieg's and Julia Kiryanova's time and creative process at the 2021 CloverMill artist residency by Melita Cameron-Wood.

Article date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Bohomazov in Finland: Hints of Color and Distinct Charms of the North

Nataliya Teramae writes a profile that captures the art and journey of Oleksandr Bohomazov (1880-1930) by focusing on his Finnish trip and how this came to play out in the artist's 'Finnish series'.

Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Peru’s Ancient Treasures to Travel to UK for the First Time in a Major British Museum Exhibition

It has been announced that a landmark loan of ancient objects will travel from Peru to the British Museum for a major new exhibition on the ancient cultures of the South American country.

Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Bert Watteeuw Announced as New Director of the Rubens House, Antwerp

The Rubens House has announced that Bert Watteeuw has been appointed the museum’s new director. Watteeuw is known in international museum circles for his innovative research into Flemish art of the 16th and 17th centuries

Article date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Natasja Kensmil Wins 2021 Johannes Vemeer Prize

The Johannes Vermeer Prize 2021 has been awarded to visual artist Natasja Kensmil.

Article date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Nadine Dorries Becomes Third Culture Secretary Under Boris Johnson

Nadine Dorries has been announced as the new culture secretary under Boris Johnson’s government.

Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Jan Fabres’ Statue, ‘De Man Die De Wolken Meet’, Removed from Antwerp Arts Centre, De Singel

An image of the leading Flemish artist Jan Fabre has been removed from the roof of the Antwerp arts centre De Singel, for unclear reasons.

Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Baltimore Museum of Art Receives Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Launch Community Focused Research

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced today that it has received $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multi-year research and planning project.

Article date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Stolen Shield to Czech Republic

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute jointly announced today an agreement to return important Italian pageant shield with decoration attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso (Italian, 1497-1544) to the Czech Republic.

Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Miriam Cahn Wins the 14th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen

Miriam Cahn will be awarded the 14th Rubens Prize from the City of Siegen in June 2022. Every five years since 1957, the Rubens Prize has been awarded to an artist living in Europe for their complete work focusing on painting and graphic art.

Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Sung Tieu is the Recipient of the 2021 Frieze Artist Award

Sung Tieu is the recipient of this year's Frieze Artist Award for her work, 'Moving Target Shadow Detection' (2021). Tieu's film will premiere during Frieze Week London in October 2021.

Article date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Art World Goes Green to Support WWF Action on Climate Crisis

As part of its 60th anniversary programme, WWF has joined forces with curatorial practice Artwise to launch Art For Your World, a new movement to engage the art world in raising funds and awareness needed to combat the climate and nature crises.

Article date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Italy Seizes 500 Fake Francis Bacon Works

Italian authorities on Friday said they had seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth around three million euros.

Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Face to Face with Krijn: The First Dutch Neanderthal Now Has A  Face

In 2009 a fragment of the skull of the first Neanderthal in the Netherlands was presented at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities). That Neanderthal now has a face.

Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021
MOCA Los Angeles’s Klaus Biesenbach Named Director of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s artistic director and former director, travels to Berlin to run the Neue Nationalgalerie.

Article date: Friday, September 10, 2021
World’s Best Architects and Designers Are Invited to Renew The Barbican Centre

The City of London Corporation has launched its search for a design team to develop and deliver plans for a major renewal of the Barbican Centre.

Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Says Credit Suisse Is Closing Foundation’s Account

Leading Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has said he was told by Credit Suisse that his foundation's bank account in Switzerland would be closed over his "criminal record" in China.

Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
The Courtauld Gallery, London Reopens November, 2021

The Courtauld Gallery in London will open its doors in November 2021 following the most significant modernisation project in its history, providing a transformed home for one of the UK’s greatest art collections.

Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Mid-Year Report for 2021

Art Basel and UBS have published ‘Resilience in the Dealer Sector: A Mid-Year Review 2021’, written by renowned cultural economist and Founder of Arts Economics, Dr. Clare McAndrew.

Article date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
A Statue of Christopher Columbus in Mexico City Will be Replaced by One of an Indigenous Woman

Mexico City officials have said that the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed last year from its position along Mexico City's main thoroughfare won't be returned to its former spot.

Article date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The Rockefeller Center Presents Interactive Installation ‘Emanare’ by Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown’s interactive piece, EMANARE will be installed at Rockefeller Center from Tuesday September 7 through September 30, 2020.

Article date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Johannes Vermeer’s ‘On Reflection’ at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

On September 10, 2021, Johannes Vermeer's “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” one of the world's most famous works from the 'Golden Age' of Dutch painting will be on view at an exhibition at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.

Article date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Jeff Koons Creates Special Edition of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Jeff Koons, together with Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG, announced that the artist will create a special edition of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe.

Article date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Brussels Doctors Hand Out Prescriptions for Museum Visits

The Brussels-City councillor in charge of culture and tourism is working with a Brussels hospital to launch a programme that would see museum visits prescribed by doctors.

Article date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s ‘Dirty Evidence’ at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Showing at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm until November 7, 2021, is one of the most expansive exhibitions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan to date, which includes a new series of work alongside pieces by Abu Hamdan that allow for an interrogation of witnessing and testimony.

Article date: Friday, September 3, 2021
MOCA Los Angeles Appoints Johanna Burton as Executive Director to Lead the Museum Alongside Klaus Biesenbach

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Johanna Burton as Executive Director to lead the museum in partnership with Klaus Biesenbach, the Maurice Marciano Artistic Director.

Article date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Banksy’s ‘Love is in The Bin’ to Return to Sotheby’s October Sales

Banksy’s Love is in the Bin will return to Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries this October, almost three years to the date since the artwork shredded in this very location on 5 October 2018.

Article date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Maarten Vanden Eynde’s ‘Digging Up The Future’ at Museum Muzee, Ostend

On September 4, 2021, a solo exhibition by Maarten Vanden Eynde will open at Museum Muzee in Ostend, Belgium.

Article date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Unveil Powerful Ancient Maya Stone Monuments from the Republic of Guatemala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the unveiling of a new installation of two eighth-century Maya stone monuments, known as stelae, in its iconic Great Hall on September 2, 2021.

Article date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Holburne Museum Presents New Works by Artists and Their Children in ‘My Kid Could’ve Done That!’

The Holburne Museum, Bath, is staging an exhibition of brand-new work by fifteen contemporary artists and their children, which invites art lovers to determine just who created the work on display.

Article date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Amsterdam to Restitute Kandinsky Painting to Jewish Family Following Public Outcry

Amsterdam has said its city-owned museum should return a Wassily Kandinsky painting acquired from a Jewish family under duress, during the Holocaust.

Article date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Hartwig Art Foundation in Talks with Amsterdam for a New Museum for Contemporary Art

The Hartwig Art Foundation is in talks with the City of Amsterdam about a new museum for contemporary art in Amsterdam. The final decision on this matter lies with the City Council of Amsterdam, which will meet and decide on the matter in mid-September.

Article date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Restored 17th Century William van Haecht Painting on Display at Rubens House in Antwerp

Following its restoration, ‘The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest’ has returned to the Rubens House in Antwerp. The original paint layer has been exposed again, revealing details that have remained hidden for many years.

Article date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Agence France-Presse (AFP) Launches First Photo Auction Titled 'The Analogue Years'

AFP is launching its first-ever auction with some 200 photos from its analogue photography collection, offering a rare opportunity to buy unique prints capturing important historic moments.

Article date: Friday, August 27, 2021
TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to Restore Priceless Manet Painting

With TEFAF’s funding, National Museum Wales will restore Édouard Manet’s (1832-1883) Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy, 1879, a piece the museum attained in 2019 after more than ninety years in the same private family collection.

Article date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Four Museums Jointly Purchase Works by Patricia Kaersenhout

Four museums join forces to give underrepresented heroines of resistance a place in Dutch art institutions. The monumental installation ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Too?’ (2017-2019/20/21) by Patricia Kaersenhout (1966, NL) was purchased .

Article date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
The Soft Beauty of the Rain: A Profile on Laurens Legiers

Tamara Beheydt writes on the art and technique of Laurens Legiers works.

Article date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Restoration of Vermeer’s ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’ Completed

After a full restoration, and for the first time in over two and a half centuries, Johannes Vermeer’s well-known and loved painting ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’ has been returned to its original condition when it left the artist’s studio.

Article date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
CHART Announces the Full Programme for its 2021 Edition in Copenhagen

CHART, the leading Nordic event for contemporary art, unveils the full programme for its 2021 edition which will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from August 26 - 29 2021.

Article date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Rediscovered Drawings by Young Gainsborough to be Exhibited Across England and Ireland for the First Time

Twenty-five landscape drawings reattributed to Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) will go on display for the first time in an exhibition in England and Ireland.

Article date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Celebration of Art and Football Arrives in Tottenham

Tottenham host amazing modern art exhibition featuring 'The Longest Ball in the World'.

Article date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Nona Arts Centre Appoints Auguste Orts as Curator of the Tenth Edition of Contour Biennale

Nona arts centre has appointed the Brussels production and distribution platform Auguste Orts as curator of the tenth edition of Contour Biennale.

Article date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Armory Show New York Returns in September with 212 Exhibitors

On September 9, The Armory Show ~ New York’s Art Fair ~ returns with 212 exhibitors from 37 countries for its 27th edition.

Article date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
A Collector’s Guide to NFT Art (Non-Fungible Tokens)

What is NFT art? All you should know about it as a collector or art enthusiast unfamiliar with this new craze emerging on the global art scene.

Article date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Norway's New Edvard Munch Museum Opens in October 2021

Set to become one of Oslo’s biggest tourist attractions, the Munch Museum will finally open its doors at its new Oslo waterfront location on October 22, 2021 with an exhibition by British artist Tracey Emin, for whom Munch was a major influence.

Article date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Celebrates Grand Opening After Major Renovation

Following a six-year $50 million renovation project, and the marking of its 80th anniversary, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has been reopened.

Article date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Rockefeller Center Presents SHARE A New Monumental Sculpture by KAWS

Rockefeller Center has on display, a new outdoor commission ‘SHARE’, a sculpture by KAWS at Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza through October 2021.

Article date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Dürer Was Here: A Journey Becomes Legend at the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Germany

The Suermondt Ludwig Museum Germany, invites visitors to explore Dürer's world with its grand exhibition, "Dürer was here. A journey becomes legend“ which runs until October 24, 2021.

Article date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Rediscovered Hokusai Drawings Goes on Display for the First Time at the British Museum

This Autumn, over 100 newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) will go on public display for the very first time at the British Museum.

Article date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s Collaborate on Special Auction of Picasso’s Works from the MGM Collection

Coinciding with Pablo Picasso’s 140th birthday this October, MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s will present a special, first-of-its-kind marquee Evening Sale of masterworks by the iconic artist from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection.

Article date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Acquires Works from Surinamese School

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has acquired works by four artists featured in the exhibition Surinamese School. The purchases enrich the collection with fresh perspectives and place canonical art history within a broader context.

Article date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Stefan Kalmár, Steps Down as Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London After Five Years

Stefan Kalmár is stepping down as Director of the ICA after five years leading the organisation. During his tenure Stefan Kalmár reconnected the ICA to its progressive roots, transforming the organisation into a powerhouse for innovative contemporary arts, thought and discourse.

Article date: Monday, August 9, 2021
New 'Banksy' Artwork Found at Great Yarmouth Model Village

Another piece of street art possibly created by secretive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared in East Anglia.

Article date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Art Gallery of New South Wales: First Look at Transformed Civic Space in Sydney

The Art Gallery has released a first look at the design for the new forecourt by internationally renowned landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Seattle firm GGN ahead of the commencement of construction works.

Article date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Street Artist JR, Unveils Optical Illusion Work on Rome’s Façade of the Farnese Palace

In July, renowned street artist JR unveiled the monumental work to be done on façade of the Farnese Palace in Italy, in Rome. This spectacular trompe-l'oeil of over 600 m², entitled Punto di Fuga (= vanishing point) displays on the palisades of Piazza Farnese and on a scaffolding structure.

Article date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
UniCredit Halts Plans to Sell Bank’s Art Masterpieces, Launches New Strategy on Art and Culture

UniCredit SpA is halting the planned sale of some works of art from a collection dating as far back as the Renaissance, marking the reversal by new Chief Executive Officer Andrea Orcel.

Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
MakersPlace Announces $30M Series A to Enable a Vibrant Future for Digital Creativity

Three years after the launched into the art space, MakersPlace raises $30 Million to further digital creativity.

Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Art Basel Announces Exhibitors for its 2021 Edition in Basel, Stages Return of its Physical Fair to its Swiss Show

Art Basel has announced list of exhibitors taking part in the 2021 edition of the fair in Basel. Featuring 272 leading galleries from across the globe, the exhibitors will present the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new works by today’s emerging artistic voices.

Article date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The Power of My Hands’: A Group Exhibition Featuring 16 Women Artists from Africa in Paris

Currently showing at Paris Musées until August 22, 2021, ‘The Power of My Hands’ is a group exhibition featuring 16 women artists from English and Portuguese speaking countries from Africa and its diaspora.

Article date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Historical Photograph Confirms Exact Location of Van Gogh’s Last Painting, ‘Tree Roots’

A recently uncovered historical photograph confirms the exact location of Van Gogh's last painting, the French Institut Van Gogh revealed.

Article date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Timothy Rub, Director of The Museum of Art Announces Plans to Retire

Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener director and chief executive officer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, announced that he plans to retire in early 2022 after 13 years of service.

Article date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Documenta 15 to Commence as Planned in 2022

The Supervisory Board and shareholders of documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH has decided that documenta fifteen can take place in Kassel as planned from June 18 to September 25, 2022.

Article date: Friday, July 2, 2021
12 Botanical Gardens Around the World to Host Augmented Reality Artworks by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Other Artists

This fall, a group of artworks by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and other contemporary artists will simultaneously go on view in a dozen different gardens worldwide.

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Dordrechts Museum Receives Turner Painting on Long Term Loan

The Dordrechts Museum has been enriched by a new acquisition - an exceptional and unique painting by the English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
‘CLOSE-UP’ An Exhibition of Works by Prominent Women Artists Opens at Fondation Beyeler in September

The exhibition CLOSE-UP, which will open at the Fondation Beyeler this September, will present works by nine women artists occupying prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day.

Article date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
The Courtauld to Present the First Exhibition on Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits in London

The first exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery from 3 February – 8 May 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Konrad Klapheck’s ‘Venus Ex Machina’ at Museum MORE, in The Netherlands

This summer, Museum MORE is hosting a large-scale retrospective of the work of Konrad Klapheck (born 1935, Düsseldorf).

Article date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Huntington to Lend Its Iconic "Blue Boy" to the National Gallery, London

One hundred years after Henry E. Huntington purchased Thomas Gainsborough’s masterpiece, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) from the Duke of Westminster, and it set sail from England for its new home in the United States, the iconic portrait will go back on view at the National Gallery in London.

Article date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
James Cuno Retires as President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust

International arts leader and scholar James Cuno announced plans to retire from his post as the president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, after a decade at the helm of affairs.

Article date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Kabelo Malatsie is the New Director of Kunsthalle Bern

The Kunsthalle Bern has announced the appointment of Kabelo Malatsie (b.1987, Mphakane, South Africa) as its new director. She will take up her new position in April 2022, succeeding the current director, Valérie Knoll.

Article date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Greek Police Recover Picasso, Mondrian Works Stolen in 2012

The Greek Police has managed to locate two stolen paintings of extreme importance, the “Head of a woman” by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian’s “Mill”.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Unseen Amsterdam Announces Participants for its 2021 Edition

Unseen presents a strong international selection of exhibitors for the upcoming edition, which takes place from September 16 – 19, 2021 at culture park Westergas in Amsterdam.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Museum Folkwang Presents ‘The Fall’ by Tobias Zielony in Essen, Germany

Museum Folkwang, Germany, is presenting the first major overview exhibition of the work of Tobias Zielony from June 25—September 26, 2021 titled ‘The Fall’.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Art Expositions LLC Launches New Annual Fair 'EDITIONS Chicago – The Print, Photography & Art Book Fair'

Art Expositions LLC, the parent company of EXPO CHICAGO led by Tony Karman, has announced the launch of a new art fair, ‘EDITIONS Chicago – The Print, Photography & Art Book Fair’, debuting September 23 – 26, 2021 at Navy Pier.

Article date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Famous Belgian Artist Jan Fabre to Face Trial for Sexual Harassment

Belgian choreographer Jan Fabre, one of Europe's most celebrated and controversial artists, has been referred to a Belgian criminal court on charges of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Article date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Antwerp Auction House Bernaerts Presents a Solo Artist Auction Titled 'Traject' by Karim Osmani

From June 24 - July 25, 2021, Bernaerts Gallery is hosting an exhibition-auction titled 'Traject' by designer-artist Karim Osmani.

Article date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
‘Jeff Koons Mucem - Works from the Pinault Collection’

The exhibition “Jeff Koons Mucem. Works from the Pinault Collection”, conceived in close collaboration with the American artist, is on view in Marseille, France.

Article date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Royal Academy London Apologizes to Jess de Wahls

The Royal Academy of Arts has apologised to an artist whose work was removed from its gift shop after it branded her views transphobic on social media, calling its initial decision a “betrayal” of its commitment to freedom of speech.

Article date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Emerging Artists & Giants of the 20th Century Soar at Phillips’ Evening Sale

The sales record for the 20th Century Sales at Phillips New York which took place June 23, 2021 are in, featuring new records set for Cinga Samson, Avery Singer, Vija Celmins, Titus Kaphar, and Julie Curtiss.

Article date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Film London Jarman Award Announces Shortlist for its 2021 Edition

The prestigious Jarman Award prize has announced shortlist for its 2021 film award of £10,000, in celebration of UK’s foremost artists filmmakers.

Article date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
National Gallery of Art Receives Photograph Collection from Stephen G. Stein

The National Gallery of Art announced that Stephen G. Stein has given the museum a superb collection of 161 photographs that includes some of the most admired artists in the history of photography.

Article date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Moderna Museet Presents First Retrospective Exhibition of British Artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in Stockholm, Sweden

Moderna Museet in collaboration with Tate Britain, will on July 3, 2021 present the first major retrospective exhibition of the British artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye titled ‘Fly in League with The Night’ in Stockholm, Sweden.

Article date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
German Police Appeal for Information After 17th Century Paintings Found in Skip

The Cologne police are looking for the owner of two oil paintings found by a 64-year-old man in a garbage container.

Article date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Getty Museum Acquires Pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired the greatest pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, one of the leading women artists in 18th-century Europe.

Article date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Vincent Geyskens at Museum M Leuven in Belgium

Vincent plays with these expectations of images and painting: what do images mean to us, what role do surfaces and paint play in how we read and analyse an image, what links do we make with images we encounter in our everyday life?

Article date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Floral Street First Fragrance Partner of the Van Gogh Museum

The independent, sustainable British brand Floral Street is the first fragrance partner of the Van Gogh Museum. Through their creativity, dedication and in celebration of the works of Vincent van Gogh, they will excite and engage audiences globally in appreciation of fine art and fine fragrance.

Article date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Centre Pompidou to Open its first North American Outpost in Jersey City

One of France's best-known art institutions, the Centre Pompidou, has chosen Jersey City as the site of its first North American outpost. Set to open in 2024, the satellite museum will host exhibitions drawn from the Paris institution's 120,000-strong collection of modern and contemporary art.

Article date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Smithsonian “FUTURES” To Unveil Five New Commissions by Leading Contemporary Artists

Visitors can see alternate future worlds as imagined by Beatriz Cortez, Nettrice Gaskins, Soo Sunny Park, Devan Shimoyama, and Tamiko Thiel and /p in their Smithsonian Debuts.

Article date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Mackenzie Scott Gives Away 2.7 Billion to 286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear

Mackenzie Scott announced through her blog on medium, her decision to give funds to 286 teams who empower voices the world needs to hear.

Article date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
M HKA Presents Shilpa Gupta’s  Survey Exhibition Titled ‘Today Will End’ in Antwerp

M HKA presents the first mid-career survey exhibition of artworks by artist Gupta, bringing together many of her key works for the first time in Antwerp.

Article date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Auction the Source Code for the World Wide Web as an NFT

This month, Sotheby’s will be auctioning the source code for the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s original time stamped files, signed by him, as an NFT in what will be Sotheby's first digital-born artefact to come to auction.

Article date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Lost Painting by Sir Winston Churchill to be Offered by Phillips at its June 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

An extraordinary emblem of the celebrated friendship between British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, The Moat, Breccles will be offered in Phillips’ 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening, this June.

Article date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de  l'Étoile-Charles de Gaulle)

L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile-Charles de Gaulle), a temporary work of art, will be on view for 16 days, from September 18 to October 3, 2021.

Article date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Photo London Returns to Somerset House for its Sixth Edition

Photo London returns to Somerset House for its sixth edition from 8–12 September 2021. Building on last year’s success, the second edition of Photo London Digital will run concurrently with the physical fair thus providing an opportunity to participate for exhibitors unable to attend in person.

Article date: Friday, June 11, 2021
The Art of Being Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall is an actor famous for his roles in several films and television series including a 2014 eponymous film 'Mr Turner', which laid the groundwork for his foray into painting, eventually culminating into a formal exhibition opening soon.

Article date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Norbert MIddelkoop Appointed as New Conservator Of Ancient Art At The Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands

Norbert MIddelkoop has been appointed as the new conservator of Ancient Art at The Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands. This comes as an exciting and welcome news following his professional trajectory over the years.

Article date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Venice Biennale Announces ‘The Milk of Dreams’ as the Title of its 59th Edition in 2022

The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 59th International Art Exhibition, Cecilia Alemani have announced the title and theme of the Biennale Arte 2022, which will take place from April 23 to 27 November 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp Explores Rubens’ Study Heads Collections for Research

Dr Nico Van Hout, Head of Collections Research at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) explores the varied use of heads by Rubens and his assistants in Study Heads.

Article date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Triodos Bank Extends Support for Cultural and Creative Sectors with EU Backing

Triodos Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed a guarantee agreement to support SMEs with a specific focus on, films and media productions, art schools, music festivals, theatres and music production.

Article date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Micha Patiniott: A Pleasant Discovery at Art Brussels Online Viewing Room

The work of Dutch painter Micha Patiniott (Amsterdam, 1972) are a well-kept secret. Over the past decade, after landing his first museum solo show in 2010, Patiniott has steadily refined his highly personal take on contemporary figuration, averse to trends.

Article date: Monday, May 31, 2021
A Bernini Masterpiece Thought Lost Becomes A Symbol of Transience in an Era of Contagion

A marble skull from the pre-1800 Skulpturensammlung maintained by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) has now been attributed to the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680).

Article date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Bienal de São Paulo Announces Artist List for its 34th Edition

The Fundação Bienal de São Paulo has announced the complete list of artists participating in the 34th Bienal – Faz Escuro mas eu canto [Though it’s dark, still I sing], consisting of 91 names (including two duos and one artist collective) from 39 countries.

Article date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Musée de l’Armée (The French Army Museum) in Paris Presents a Commemorative Exhibition on Napoleon

Echoing the commemorations of the bicentenary of the death of the Emperor, Napoleon, the musée de l’Armée is presenting, for the first time in its history, a contemporary art tour at the Invalides.

Article date: Friday, May 28, 2021
The UK National Trust Seeks New Chair

The National Trust has announced that its Council has started the process to appoint a new Chair following its current Chairman Tim Parker’s decision to step down after almost seven years of service.

Article date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Kathrin Longhurst Awarded 2021 Archibald Packing Room Prize for Kate Ceberano Portrait

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ head packer Brett Cuthbertson and his packing room team have awarded the 30th annual Archibald Packing Room Prize to Kathrin Longhurst for her portrait of the celebrated Australian singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano.

Article date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Louvre Appoints its First Female President in its 228 Year History

The French presidency has appointed Laurence des Cars, the current director of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, to head the world’s largest museum from September 1, 2021.

Article date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Landmark Exhibition, ‘Slavery’, Opens at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum, the national museum of arts and history of the Netherlands, opens its first ever major exhibition dedicated to the subject of slavery.

Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Museum der Moderne Presents a Major Retrospective by Yinka Shonibare CBE Titled 'End of Empire' in Salzburg, Austria

Opened May 22, 2021 at the Museum der Moderne, 'End of Empire', is an exhibition by one of the most prominent and celebrated artist in the UK, Yinka Shonibare.

Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Sixteen New Member Dealers from Across the United States Join the Art Dealers Association of America

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has announced the addition of 16 new members from across the country, one of the largest new member classes in the Association’s history.

Article date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Julien Creuzet, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Alice Wang are Nominees for BMW Art Journey 2021

The shortlisted artists for the 2021 edition of BMW Art Journey are Julien Creuzet, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Alice Wang. These artists have been invited to develop the proposal for their ideal journey, with the winner to be announced in late June 2021.

Article date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Lord Hall Resigns as National Gallery Chairman

Ex-BBC director general Lord Hall has resigned as National Gallery chairman amid the uproar after an inquiry into Panorama's Princess Diana interview.

Article date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
The Obama Portraits Travel to Five Cities in the United States

The Obama Portraits Tour, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will travel to five cities across the U.S. from June 2021 through May 2022.

Article date: Friday, May 21, 2021
New York Collector Discovers Long-Lost van Gogh Masterpiece

The art collector and luminary who founded the New York Academy of Art with Andy Warhol in 1979 says he’s rediscovered a long-lost Vincent van Gogh masterpiece at an obscure country auction.

Article date: Friday, May 21, 2021
TEFAF Maastricht Cancels Physical Fair, Retains Online Presentation for 2021 Edition

After careful consideration of current global circumstances, The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has made the decision to cancel the in-person component of TEFAF Maastricht 2021, originally slated for September 11 - 19, 2021.

Article date: Friday, May 21, 2021
1-54 New York Presents Textile Art for its 2021 Physical Exhibition

For its physical exhibition, 1-54 New York explores a characteristic presentation featuring only female artists working with textiles. Installed at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza in New York, the exhibition titled 'Knotted Ties'.

Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Announces Winners of the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Awards

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the winners of the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Photography and Moving Image Book Awards. The winning titles have been chosen as exemplary demonstrations of originality and excellence in the fields of moving image and photography book publishing, from the past year.

Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Magnum Photos Announces Reopening of its London Gallery and Expansion into Paris

Today, CEO Caitlin Hughes announced Magnum’s new location in Paris which will feature a ground floor gallery, its expansion through an online curated-programme of exhibitions and new fine prints selections on its website, the reopening of its London gallery for the newly-launched London Gallery Weekend with a Herbert List exhibition, future new visual identity components and e-activations.

Article date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Galleries Association of Korea Partners with FRIEZE on a Global Art Fair Starting in 2022

Beginning in the coming year, Galleries Association of Korea is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with FRIEZE. Through this collaboration, FRIEZE will introduce a new international art fair to run alongside KIAF ART SEOUL from September 2022.

Article date: Monday, May 17, 2021
The Royal Academy London Presents Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul Supported by Pyotr Aven, Art Fund, Viking, Xavier Hufkens, White Cube and Galleria Lorcan O’Neil Roma

The Royal Academy of Arts will present a landmark exhibition bringing together for the first time the work of acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin RA (b.1963) and the Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), two internationally renowned artists born 100 years apart.

Article date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
The National Gallery Takes Van Huysum’s 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' to Six Locations in the UK

Following the positive response to Artemisia Visits (2019), the National Gallery has announced another travel exhibition titled 'Jan van Huysum Visits'.

Article date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
National Gallery of Art Appoints E. Carmen Ramos as New Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer

The National Gallery of Art announced the appointment of E. Carmen Ramos as the new Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer. Rasmos is the first female and person of colour taking up the role.

Article date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Claude Monet’s $70.4 Million Water Lilies Painting Leads Sotheby's Marquee Evening Sales in New York

On May 12, 2021, Claude Monet’s $70.4 Million Water Lilies Painting was the leading sale at Sotheby's Marquee Evening Sales in New York which sold a total of $600 million.

Article date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Black Obsidian Sound System Collective Respond to Their Nomination for the 2021 Turner Prize

London -based collective B.O.S.S, calls out Tate for their exploitative practice, and are demanding the right to thrive in conditions that are nurturing and supportive.

Article date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Christie’s Inaugural 21st Century Evening Auction Records USD $210.5M in Sales

A sales breakdown of Christie's highly-anticipated inaugural 21st Century Evening Auction which took place May 11, 2021. Christie’s inaugural 21st Century Evening.

Article date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Head of a Bear’ to be Offered at Christie’s London in July

'Head of Bear' is one of only 8 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci known to be in private hands outside the Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth.

Article date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021 Announced

The European Museum Forum has announced the winners of the European Museum of the Year Awards for 2020 and 2021. The winners in different categories under the EMYA scheme were presented at the online ceremony on 6 May 2021, bringing together members of the EMYA community including candidates, partners and friends.

Article date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Phillips to Accept Cryptocurrency for a Physical Artwork for the First Time

Phillips Auction House to Accept Cryptocurrency for Banksy’s ‘Laugh Now Panel A’ in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Collaboration with Poly Auction

Article date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Art for India: A Call for Assistance in the Surging Covid-19 Cases in India via Mission Oxygen

Art For India is an online print sale to raise urgent funds for India’s COVID-19 relief, supporting Mission Oxygen. Renowned artists from India, the diaspora and friends have united around this urgent cause, donating some of their most loved and striking imagery.

Article date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Five Art Collectives Shortlisted for the Turner Prize

Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works have been shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.

Article date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Fondazione Prada Presents Simon Fujiwara’s “Who the Bær” in Milan

"Who the Bær" is an exhibition by Japanese artist, Simon Fujiwara presented by Fondazione Prada. Opened April 29, the exhibition is slated to be on view until Spetember 27, 2021.

Article date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
The Royal Academy of Arts Announces Yinka Shonibare RA Coordinator of the 253rd Summer Exhibition Committee

Renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare RA will co-ordinate the 253rd Summer Exhibition in 2021. The Summer Exhibition Committee members are Royal Academicians Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith and Emma Stibbon. David Adjaye will curate the Architecture Gallery.

Article date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Pablo Picasso’s "Guernica" Recreated in Chocolate in Madrid, Spain

Chocolatiers hailing from the Basque Country in Spain recreated the famous painting 'Guernica' that was created by renowned artist, Pablo Picasso to celebrate their heritage.

Article date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Bourse De Commerce - Pinault Collection to Open in Paris May 22, 2021

The Bourse de Commerce, a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed and dedicated to contemporary art opens May 22, 2021.

Article date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Following Conservation Treatment, 'The Triumph of Silenus' is Discovered to be a Nicolas Poussin Original

‘The Triumph of Silenus’ was one of the first paintings to enter the National Gallery Collection in 1824. Once considered autograph, that is by the hand of Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), the painting has long been plagued by questions of authenticity.

Article date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Documenta Archiv Launches Platform6 in Honor of Renowned Late Curator Okwui Enwezor

The documenta archiv presents the virtual *Platform6 *in honor of Okwui Enwezor via the link www.documenta-platform6.de, which went live April 29, 2021.

Article date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Glasgow International Announces Programme for 2021 Edition

Glasgow International, the largest festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland, has announced details of its ninth edition taking place across the city from 11 – 27 June 2021.

Article date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Italian Culture Ministry Announces Renovation of Rome's Colosseum for New High-tech Arena Floor

The ancient Roman Colosseum is once again going to have a floor thanks to a new, hi-tech project announced by the culture ministry on Sunday.

Article date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Eli Broad, Los Angeles Philanthropist for Arts and Education Passes Away at 87

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who is the only person to found two Fortune 500 companies in different industries and who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, has passed away.

Article date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
David Hockney’s Digital Artwork Commissioned by CIRCA is on View in London, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo

This May, Outdoor Screens Around The World Unite to Present Hockney’s Animated Sunrise on London’s Iconic Piccadilly Lights, Over 70 Billboards in New York’s Times Square, The Largest LED Screen in Seoul and The Largest 3-Paneled LED Display in Japan.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Unveils Campaign Art for 93rd Edition of the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year’s tagline, “Bring Your Movie Love,” celebrating our global appreciation for the power of film to foster connection, to educate, and to inspire us to tell our own stories.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Getty Embarks on International Project to Study Soviet-Era Plastics

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has partnered with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich, the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Los Angeles and the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences to launch German Democratic Plastics in Design, a project looking at how Soviet-era plastics were made and valued.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Jan II Borman's Iconic Saint George Altarpiece Returns to Art & History Museum in Brussels

After three years of research and restoration, Jan II Borman's iconic Saint George Altarpiece (1493) resides resplendently once again in the Art & History Museum in Brussels.

Article date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Rencontres de Bamako Announces Curatorial Team for 2021 Edition

Organizers of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the biennial dedicated to African photography and video, have announced the curatorial team for the 13th edition.

Article date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Netherland-Based Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Presents an Online Exhibition Titled “The Breakdown Economy”

'The Breakdown Economy' is an online exhibition exploring the concept of an alternative economy that breaks with the fossil-fuel age. It explores the transition from the fossil-fuel economy to a bio-based economy through the eyes of two design studios and an artist’s studio: Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, Koehorst in ‘t Veld and Atelier Van Lieshout.

Article date: Monday, April 19, 2021
"The Body Electric": A Dual Exhibition of Works by Erwin Osen and Egon Schiele in Vienna, Austria

Egon Schiele’s images of newborns and recently discovered drawings by his friend Erwin Osen are on show at Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Vivian Suter Wins 2021 Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim

Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter is one of three recipients of this year’s Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim. Also honoured are architect Georges Descombes and the curator Esther Eppstein.

Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Neo Matloga Wins 2021 ABN AMRO Art Prize

Neo Matloga has been announced as the winner of the tenth edition of the ABN AMRO Art Award. The prize includes an exhibition of his work later this year at Hermitage Amsterdam.

Article date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
1975 Painting by Robert Colescott's George Washington Carver to Highlight Sotheby’s May Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York

Robert Colescott's George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook, painted in 1975, comes to the Sotheby's auction this May in New York as a highlight of the Contemporary Art Evening Auction.

Article date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Denise Gardner Appointed as Chairperson, Board of Trustees Art Institute Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago announced the election of Denise Gardner as the organization’s new chairperson of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Robert M. Levy as the leader of the governing body of both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago museum.

Article date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
The World’s Biggest Banksy Rat Mural to be Auctioned in the Netherlands

The ‘White House Rat’, also known as “The World's Biggest Banksy”, has been delivered to Hessink’s International Fine Art Auctioneers this week, at their famous location in Zwolle at the ‘Koperen Hoogte’ along the A28

Article date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Craig Easton Wins 2021 Sony World Photography Awards for his Series, “Bank Top”

The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top.

Article date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
New Report from UNESCO on Museums Points to Options for the Future

UNESCO has published a report providing a provisional assessment of the situation of 104,000 museums in the face of COVID-19, based on data provided by 87 Member States in an online survey conducted last March. The report confirms museums’ vulnerability one year into the pandemic.

Article date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Google Doodle to Mark 151st Anniversary of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Founding

The 151st anniversary of the founding of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be celebrated with a custom Google Doodle, the creative treatment of the Google logo featured on the search engine’s homepage.

Article date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Piet Mondrian’s Modern Masterpiece in Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

Christie’s has announced the inclusion of Piet Mondrian’s Composition: No. II, with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927 in its upcoming, newly-introduced 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021 (estimate on request; in the region of US$25M). The painting is a rare and exceptional example of the artist’s revolutionary abstract aesthetic, made during a pivotal time in his career.

Article date: Monday, April 12, 2021
A New Giant Christ Sculpture Taller than the Famous Rio de Janeiro, is Being Built in Brazil

A giant new statue of Christ, that is going to be higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, is being constructed in southern Brazil. A head and outstretched arm were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Auction of Possible Caravaggio Painting Blocked by Spanish Government

The Spanish government has blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by Renaissance artist Caravaggio

Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
An Artichoke Project Presents Women Making History Exhibition in London

Women Making History is a new exhibition bringing together more than 100 extraordinary banners made by artists and women’s groups across the UK for PROCESSIONS. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood. Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners highlight the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality.

Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Pablo Picasso's “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)” to Highlight Christie’s May 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

On 11 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million).

Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The Bayeux Tapestry Loan to the UK on Hold Due to Poor Condition Report

The loan of the famed Bayeux Tapestry by the UK from France may not come to pass after a condition report revealed damage to the artwork. The Museums Journal reports that the 230-foot-long work has been found to be in poor condition, with stains and holes among the issues needing attention and repair.

Article date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
The Musée du Louvre Launches Online Collection Database and More

For the first time ever, Louvre museum brings together all of its artworks in one place with a new and improved website, that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.

Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Droit de Réponse (Right of Reply) to Simon Hewitt's Article on ArtDependence by Jean-Charles Méthiaz

Artdependence has received the following communication from Mr Jean-Charles Méthiaz concerning Simon Hewitt’s article, requesting we publish it as a Droit de Réponse (‘Right of Reply’). Artdependence fully respects Freedom of Speech and we are therefore happy to publish Mr Méthiaz’s reaction in full:

Article date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Museum Hermitage Amsterdam Starts Fundraising Campaign to Ensure its Survival

The Hermitage Amsterdam museum launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the museum which has come into financial hardship because of the corona crisis, and enable it to remain open in the future.

Article date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Scraping The Dirt Off The ‘Crime Of The Century’

Described as the ‘Crime of the Century’, a series of paintings, all with a common source, have been sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Preis der Nationalgalerie Releases Shortlist for 2021

Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Robbrecht and Daem Architects Designs New Rubens-inspired Reception Building for the Rubens House in Antwerp

Robbrecht and Daem Architects have designed a new Rubens-inspired reception building for the Rubens House. Located on Hopland, it will stand discreetly and to one side of Rubens’ celebrated sight-line from the portico to the garden pavilion.

Article date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal Receive the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, of France, have been awarded the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

Article date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Ten Thousand Things: A Dual Exhibition by Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martínez Garay at Sifang Art Museum

Now on view at Sifang Museum, China, "Ten Thousand Things" is the first major two-person exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn and Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay in China.

Article date: Friday, March 19, 2021
400-Year-Old Rubens Masterpiece Unveiled After Restoration Work by National Gallery

A detailed account of how two of Rubens masterpieces were not only restored but reunited after more than 200 years apart by the National Gallery.

Article date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Rare Van Gogh Masterpiece Emerges to Debut in Sotheby’s Paris Auction This March

Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.

Article date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Art Basel Postpones Basel Show from June to September 2021

Art Basel has announced the postponement of its Basel show from June to September, due to the ongoing impact of pandemic and worldwide travel restrictions.

Article date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
The Mosul Cultural Museum in Iraq is Being Rebuilt

Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.

Article date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Christie’s Announces Two New Appointments in Key Administrative Roles

Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.

Article date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Update: Sony World Photography Awards Competition 2021

Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced

Article date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

The travelling exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Sharif’s work to date and his first major retrospective show in Europe.

Article date: Monday, December 7, 2020
The Aestheticized Interview with Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece)

"In the few past months of isolation while all kind of performances and concerts were canceled, a public dialogue opened around the support of artists in Athens, Greece. Artists have found themselves again unprotected and full dependent on government decisions and lack of state care for the arts".

Article date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Interview with John Bulmer, a British Pioneer of Colour Photography: a Good Picture Needs to Grab You in the Gut

'Perhaps it was the influence of Cartier-Bresson, but I’d always been attracted to pictures that included people in their environment. My work as a news photographer had probably encouraged me to go in closer and get to the heart of the matter'.

Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Interview with Belgian Artist Johan Gelper

For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.

Article date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Sven Eisenhut, Director of Photo Basel, On 2020 – The Year That Art Fairs Went Virtual

"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".

Lead Stories

Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Christie's Announces Fall Sales of Photographs, Prints and Multiples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Christie’s announces it has been entrusted to sell a selection of photographs, prints and multiples from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Christie’s Appoints Natasha Le Bel Global Head of Communications Christie’s has announced the appointment of Natasha Le Bel as Global Head of Communications.
Article date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Nairy Baghramian as Winner of the 2022 Nasher Prize The Nasher Sculpture Center announces Nairy Baghramian as the recipient of the 2022 Nasher Prize.
Article date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Smithsonian Commemorates 9/11 20th Anniversary as an Evolving Legacy The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting “September 11: An Evolving Legacy” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks and to continue fulfilling its congressionally designated responsibilities to document the events of that day and the aftermath.
Article date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Venice City Celebrates the Completion of the Rialto Bridge Venice is celebrating the completion and full restoration of its Rialto Bridge. As part of the celebration, renowned tenor singer Andrea Bocelli, sang an opera atop the gem of Renaissance art spanning the Grand Canal.
Article date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Transformative New Insights into 18th-Century Painting by Jacques-Louis David after Discovering Underlying Composition The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced extraordinary new insights into Jacques-Louis David’s 1788 portrait of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie-Anne Lavoisier—a landmark of European painting and a cornerstone of The Met collection—following nearly three years of in-depth analysis.
Article date: Thursday, September 2, 2021