Noose found outside National Gallery of Art, Washington

Plus: John Glen now responsible for arts and heritage at DCMS | Kevin Jennings appointed president of Tenement Museum | Sotheby’s Europe appoints Jans Prasens as managing director | and recommended reading

19 Jun 2017

Artist Khadija Saye has died in the Grenfell Tower fire

Plus: 119 Latin American colonial artworks donated to five museums | San Francisco’s $50 million Treasure Island ‘Arts Master Plan’ approved | Picasso painting among $1.7 billion of assets claimed for seizure in 1MDB case | and recommended reading

16 Jun 2017

National Portrait Gallery awarded £9.4m grant for major expansion

Plus: Getty returns ancient marble sculpture to Italy | Noguchi Museum director Jenny Dixon to retire

15 Jun 2017

Multiple new appointments at London’s ICA

Plus: Record $9 million bequest for National Museum of Women in the Arts | UK’s National Campaign for the Arts chair issues post-election statement | Blaffer Art Museum appoints Toby Kamps as new director | and Edit DeAk (1950–2017)

14 Jun 2017
Daniel H. Weiss has been appointed President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met appoints Daniel H. Weiss president and CEO in leadership rethink

Plus: £24.5 million Parmigianino goes to Getty | Sydney art museum wins major government funding bid | MoMA film curator named Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters | Evidence in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum thefts reportedly missing | and Joseph Grima tipped to be new director of Design Academy Eindhoven

13 Jun 2017
Roy Lichtenstein's 'Masterpiece' (1962; seen here at Tate Modern's 'Lichtenstein, a retrospective' exhibition in 2013) has been sold for $165 million to set up the new 'Art for Justice Fund' in support of criminal justice reform. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Criminal justice fund established with Lichtenstein sale

Plus: Isaac Julien wins Royal Academy’s Charles Wollaston award | Rome mayor wins appeal against Colosseum archaeological park | and Mauro Malang Santos (1928–2017)

12 Jun 2017

Google Cultural Institute launches fashion history initiative

Plus: UK’s Creative Industries Federation renews call for soft Brexit | William Krisel (1924–2017) | Royal Academy keeper Eileen Cooper to step down | Hauser & Wirth now represents Fondazione Piero Manzoni

9 Jun 2017

Peggy Guggenheim Collection appoints new director

Plus: 2018 Jerwood/FVU Awards winners announced | European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture is launched | Mayfair dealer accused of grand larceny loses extradition battle | and recommended reading

8 Jun 2017

Christie’s announces charity auctions for Rockefeller estate

Plus: 2017 South Bank Sky Arts Awards announced | Women dominate shortlist for $50k Sobey Art Award | Armory Show announces curators for 2018 fair | and two men charged over fatal fire at artists’ warehouse

7 Jun 2017
A French gendarme outsdie Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on 6 June, 2017. Police shot and injured a man who attacked an officer with a hammer. Photo: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images

Man shot outside Notre-Dame cathedral after attack on police

Plus: London and Washington DC named world's joint museums capitals | Banksy recalls election print offer | Debates over Scaffold sculpture’s future continue | and Los Angeles’ ACME gallery to close

6 Jun 2017
Rendering of the 'Citizens in Motion' monument in Berlin,© Milla & Partner

German Parliament approves unification monument

Plus: Banksy offers free print to non-Tory voters | Pope.L wins 2017 Whitney Museum Bucksbaum Award | and second Hamptons art fair cancelled

5 Jun 2017

V&A reveals first image of new photography centre

Plus: Art Basel sues sportswear giant Adidas | Louise Bernard to direct Obama Presidential Center Museum | Lisson Gallery to close Milan space | and recommended reading

2 Jun 2017
The courtyard of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA reveals final plans for $400m expansion

Plus: LGBTQ group steals work from Documenta 14 | Sam Durant to burn Scaffold sculpture | and SFMOMA appoints first curator of contemporary art

1 Jun 2017

David Hockney breaks visitor records at Tate Britain

Plus: Fourth-century frescoes discovered in Rome catacombs | Relatives of Bloody Sunday victims demand removal of soldiers’ names from museum | and Ai Weiwei restages pose as drowned refugee child at Israel Museum

31 May 2017
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Walker Art Center to remove ‘Scaffold’ sculpture following protests

Plus: Noose found outside Hirshhorn Museum | and art-world satire wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

30 May 2017
Dario Franceschini

Italian museum reforms at risk after court ruling

Plus: Jeff Koons criticised for copying Ukrainian ornament | and recommended reading

26 May 2017

Isabella Stewart Gardner doubles reward for stolen paintings

Plus: International competition launched to revive Paris’s underground spaces | IFPDA announces new round of support for curatorial internships | Artists Space to reopen in TriBeCa | Jonathan Ive appointed chancellor of Royal College of Art | and Bass museum scheduled to reopen in October

25 May 2017
16 members of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned in protest at Donald Trump's response to the Charlottesville riots

Trump’s budget for 2018 envisions elimination of NEA

Plus: Shortlist announced for Clandon Park design competition | Michael Bloomberg donates $75m to Shed arts centre | Deutsche Bank plans new arts forum in Berlin | and Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize in 2019

24 May 2017
Schwitters's Merz Barn, Cumbria

Site of Kurt Schwitters’ last major art project at risk

Man arrested after falsely touting Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum paintings | National Endowment for the Humanities chair resigns | Jenny Gibbs to join Sotheby’s Institute of Art

23 May 2017
Paris's Musée Dapper is set to close next month.

Paris’s Musée Dapper to close in June

Plus: Dana Lixenberg wins Deutsche Börse photography prize | Phillips’s Matt Carey-Williams to join Blain Southern | Lord Browne of Madingley appointed Courtauld Institute chairman | and recommended reading

22 May 2017
Untitled, (1982) Jean-Michel Basquiat, courtesy Sotheby's, © 2017 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS

Basquiat painting sells for a record $110.5m

Plus: Conservative manifesto pledges ‘strong support for the arts’ | Chris Dercon ropes in Tino Sehgal for inaugural season at Volksbühne | Susana Bautista appointed director of Pasadena Museum of California Art | and recommended reading

19 May 2017
Françoise Nyssen

Françoise Nyssen is the new French culture minister

Plus: Conservative culture minister attacks Labour’s arts manifesto | David Hurn donates his archive to the National Museum of Wales | and Hal Foster to give 2018 A.W. Mellon Lectures

18 May 2017
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour manifesto promises ambitious arts agenda

Plus: Museums join forces to digitise collections | Estorick director awarded Italy’s top honour | and Cincinnati Art Museum receives gift of $12m

17 May 2017
A picture taken on 13 May, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

Necropolis discovered in Egypt

Plus: Mies van der Rohe Award goes to ‘heroic yet ordinary’ housing block redevelopment | Lost Camden Town Group painting discovered | and shortlist announced for John Ruskin Prize

16 May 2017