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
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.
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.
Musea Brugge welcomes the addition of 1,930 drawing masterpieces and 25 sketch books to its collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Albers Foundation with Le Korsa is pleased to announce Bët-bi, a new museum and center for culture and community in rural Senegal.
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.
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.
Tezoz Foundation has announced the creation of a first-of-its-kind Permanent Art Collection (PAC) to feature artworks from the Tezos ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Christie’s Spring Marquee Week continued on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 with the 21st Century Evening Sale achieving a total of $103 Million,
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Russian invaders have destroyed the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The exhibition ‘The Queer Gaze’ explores and highlights the diversity of queer perspectives, narratives and identities found in the museum collections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This April and May, Christie’s will present an international program of exhibition and sales initiatives from London to New York to benefit Ukraine.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The prizes have been presented during the Awards Ceremony and Opening at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Union has imposed extensive sanctions against Russia and Belarus due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
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.
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.
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.
Donald Baechler, a New York artist whose painted collages gained a lot of notice in the 1980s, died at the age of 65.
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.
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.
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.
National Gallery renames Edgar Degas’ Russian Dancers painting to ‘Ukrainian Dancers’ after social media outcry to rethink 'lazy' interpretations of Ukrainian art and heritage
Evelyn C. Hankins, curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2008, has been named the Head Curator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christie’s has announced the appointment of Andrew Fletcher as Global Head, Old Masters Department, effective from March 21, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired the Danish auctioneers Bruun Rasmussen, the leading auction house in Denmark. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the weekend, Nigerian emerging artist, Olayinka Stephen Aragbada captured the attention of celebrity art collector – Alicia Keys.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hasselblad Foundation has announced Dayanita Singh, recipient of the 2022 Hasselblad Award.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is putting up for sale, 'Head of a Woman (Fernande)' by Pablo Picasso (1909).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Biennale di Venezia has been informed of the decision by the curator and artists of the Pavilion of the Russian Federation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This June, artist Meriem Bennani will reveal her first public sculpture, 'Windy' (2022), co-commissioned by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the first time in Belgium that a work of art stolen from a Jewish family has been restituted by a museum.
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.
The Burrell Collection in Glasgow will reopen to the public on Tuesday 29 March after major refurbishment, the charity Glasgow Life has now confirmed.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has appointed Christopher Bedford to lead the museum as its new Helen and Charles Schwab Director.
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.
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.
A concise look at quickly emerging contemporary artists exploring figurative art in unique and remarkable ways from the Nigerian art scene.
Last year, the Flemish government allotted an exceptionally large budget of 3.98 million euros for new art acquisitions for the Flemish Community Collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Plans have been revealed for Black Chapel, the 21st Serpentine Pavilion designed by Chicago based artist, Theaster Gates with support of Adjaye Associates.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has announced the commencement of the Robert Rauschenberg Catalogue Raisonné of painting and sculpture.
The Musée Nationwide Picasso–Paris has named Sabine Longin as its subsequent director normal, starting March 1, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
In collaboration with artèQ, the Belvedere is launching a NFT drop of a historical masterpiece.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the appointment of Khanyisile Mbongwa as Curator for the 12th edition, which will take place June – September 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
After the House of Representatives, the Senate has also approved the purchase of the painting The Standard Bearer by Rembrandt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The organisers of 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair have announced the difficult decision to postpone this year’s edition of 1-54 Marrakech.
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.
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.
Art Rotterdam will now take place in the spring of this year from 19 to 22 May in the Van Nellefabriek in Rotterdam.
An exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, presented in the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, from 18 January to 20 March, 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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Van Gogh Museum has acquired four rare prints by the American artist Mary Cassatt for its collection.
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.
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.
The Laundromat Project has revealed the 2022 cohort of creative practitioners selected to participate in our 17th annual Create Change Artist Development Program.
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.
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.
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.
Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired Bukowskis, the leading auction house in the Nordic region. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
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.
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).
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and artistic director Jacqueline Grandjean decided today in mutual consultation to end the collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artist Craig Ruddy, who won the Archibald Prize with his striking portrait of actor David Gulpilil, has died aged 53 after contracting Covid-19.
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.
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.
On January 29, 2022, a major solo Hito Steyerl, ‘I Will Survive’ opens at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on January 29, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An oil painting that went unsold at an auction in Madrid in April may have been painted by the 16th-century Italian painter Caravaggio.
The Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project proudly announces the publication of the second issue of the multidisciplinary open-access Jordaens Van Dyck Journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
After ten years at the Royal Collection with the famous drawings kept in Windsor Castle, curator Rosie Razzall will join the Boijmans in January.
Phillips expands its footprint in Asia with spectacular new headquarters in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District flanking the newly opened M+.
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.
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.
The Israel Museum announced Wednesday the appointment of Denis Weil as its new director.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Pantone color whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.
The Dutch government wants to buy the painting De Vaandeldrager by Rembrandt and “bring it into the public domain for good”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Noted NFT artist Pak sold nearly $92 million worth of “mass” tokens for his experimental Merge NFT project on Nifty Gateway.
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.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has successfully completed the public consultation process for the revitalization of its Sculpture Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This large-scale exhibition will debut recent work and include selected highlights from Lubaina Himid’s influential career.
Jasmina Cibic has won the 2021 Film London Jarman Award, it was announced this evening at a special event at Regent Street Cinema.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Museum of Modern Art announces four new appointments: Sarah Suzuki, Beverly Morgan-Welch, Christy Thompson, and Nisa Mackie.
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.
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.
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.
Jimmie Durham, artist, performer, essayist, poet and activist considered among the most influential names in contemporary art, has passed away at 81 in Berlin.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Night Watch has been removed from its usual position on the wall and placed at the front of the transparent glass chamber.
The National Museum of Gungu suffered a massive fire turning thousands of historic artefacts into ashes.
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.
The violence that followed the disputed Ivorian presidential election in late 2010 greatly influenced Boua’s work. 'Les Petits Marrakas'.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic has appointed Cécile Debray as President of the National Picasso-Paris Museum.
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.
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.
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.
Through works of video, sculpture, performance, and installation, Abu Hamdan persistently interrogates the interpretive limits and truth claims of audio information.
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.
Paris’s Pompidou Center renovations is being pushed until after the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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.
Designed to create works of art, this charming robot may look harmless enough, but she seems to have caused a diplomatic row.
The artist’s only known painting of an auction room will make its debut in Sotheby’s modern British Art auction this November.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has returned an ancient stone sculpture from its collection to the people of Nepal.
Lili Reynaud Dewar is laureate of the 2021 Prix Marcel Duchamp
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.
The Austrian capital has found a new site for censorship-free artistic expression: the adults-only platform OnlyFans.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Twimble is the answer for art lovers and archivers who struggle with documenting gallery, museum, studio visits and even daily experiences.
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.
Tate Modern has unveiled a major new work by artist Anicka Yi as the renowned Hyundai Commission returns to the gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece? opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on October 8, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Flemish Community has acquired a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens that was believed to be lost for 307,400 euros.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The New Museum announced today the inauguration of a biennial award for sculpture, made possible through a grant from the Hostetler/Wrigley Foundation.
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.
In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection will celebrate Hals’s most famous and beloved, yet still enigmatic, painting ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ (1624).
Research on artificial intelligence presented a painting by Rubens at the National Gallery in London Samson and Delilah be a fake.
This year, Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 for her work, ‘Old Boat, New Weather’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A temporary export bar has been placed on two marble busts of Aristotle and Homer, dating to the early 17th century.
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.
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.
Marcel Odenbach (*1953 in Cologne) will be awarded the 2021 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst on November 16, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Documented events of Gabriel Buttigieg's and Julia Kiryanova's time and creative process at the 2021 CloverMill artist residency by Melita Cameron-Wood.
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'.
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.
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
The Johannes Vermeer Prize 2021 has been awarded to visual artist Natasja Kensmil.
Nadine Dorries has been announced as the new culture secretary under Boris Johnson’s government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artist Paula Crown’s interactive piece, EMANARE will be installed at Rockefeller Center from Tuesday September 7 through September 30, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 4, 2021, a solo exhibition by Maarten Vanden Eynde will open at Museum Muzee in Ostend, Belgium.
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.
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.
Amsterdam has said its city-owned museum should return a Wassily Kandinsky painting acquired from a Jewish family under duress, during the Holocaust.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Tamara Beheydt writes on the art and technique of Laurens Legiers works.
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.
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.
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.
Tottenham host amazing modern art exhibition featuring 'The Longest Ball in the World'.
Nona arts centre has appointed the Brussels production and distribution platform Auguste Orts as curator of the tenth edition of Contour Biennale.
On September 9, The Armory Show ~ New York’s Art Fair ~ returns with 212 exhibitors from 37 countries for its 27th edition.
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.
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.
Following a six-year $50 million renovation project, and the marking of its 80th anniversary, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has been reopened.
Rockefeller Center has on display, a new outdoor commission ‘SHARE’, a sculpture by KAWS at Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza through October 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another piece of street art possibly created by secretive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared in East Anglia.
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.
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.
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.
Three years after the launched into the art space, MakersPlace raises $30 Million to further digital creativity.
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.
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.
A recently uncovered historical photograph confirms the exact location of Van Gogh's last painting, the French Institut Van Gogh revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This summer, Museum MORE is hosting a large-scale retrospective of the work of Konrad Klapheck (born 1935, Düsseldorf).
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
From June 24 - July 25, 2021, Bernaerts Gallery is hosting an exhibition-auction titled 'Traject' by designer-artist Karim Osmani.
The exhibition “Jeff Koons Mucem. Works from the Pinault Collection”, conceived in close collaboration with the American artist, is on view in Marseille, France.
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.
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.
The prestigious Jarman Award prize has announced shortlist for its 2021 film award of £10,000, in celebration of UK’s foremost artists filmmakers.
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.
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.
The Cologne police are looking for the owner of two oil paintings found by a 64-year-old man in a garbage container.
The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired the greatest pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, one of the leading women artists in 18th-century Europe.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Mackenzie Scott announced through her blog on medium, her decision to give funds to 286 teams who empower voices the world needs to hear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rijksmuseum, the national museum of arts and history of the Netherlands, opens its first ever major exhibition dedicated to the subject of slavery.
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.
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.
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.
Ex-BBC director general Lord Hall has resigned as National Gallery chairman amid the uproar after an inquiry into Panorama's Princess Diana interview.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the positive response to Artemisia Visits (2019), the National Gallery has announced another travel exhibition titled 'Jan van Huysum Visits'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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
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.
Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works have been shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organizers of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the biennial dedicated to African photography and video, have announced the curatorial team for the 13th edition.
'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.
Egon Schiele’s images of newborns and recently discovered drawings by his friend Erwin Osen are on show at Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu are the nominees for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh emerges after a century in the same private collection to make auction debut in Paris this March.
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.
Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium.
Christie’s has appointed Bonnie Brennan, President, Christie's Americas and Jennifer Zatorski, Global Managing Director, CEO Office.
Shortlisted finalists for 2021 Sony World Photography Awards announced
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.
"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".
'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'.
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'.
"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".
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