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
Demonstrators march during a protest in Moscow on 14 May, 2017, against the city's controversial plan to knock down Soviet-era apartment blocks and redevelop the old neighbourhoods. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow’s architectural heritage threatened by development plan

Plus: Anne Imhof awarded Golden Lion at Venice | Luis A. Croquer appointed director of Rose Art Museum | ELEMENTAL wins commission to design Qatar’s Art Mill project | and recommended reading

15 May 2017
Anne Imhof

Winners announced for 2017 Absolut Art Award

Plus: Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered in Dahshur | Los Angeles planning department approves Lucas Museum development | and recommended reading

12 May 2017
Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst accused of cultural appropriation

Plus: White House curator William Allman to retire | Louvre Abu Dhabi tipped to open in November | Thomas W. Gaehtgens to retire from Getty Research Institute in 2018 | and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker appointed director and CEO of Biennale of Sydney

11 May 2017
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Panel stolen from epic tapestry in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral

Plus: Hundreds protest arts funding cuts in San Diego | Tamara Winikoff stands down as director of NAVA | Diamond encrusted tiara stolen from Karlsruhe museum

10 May 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met files proposal to charge entry fees

Plus: Gallo-Roman era necropolis discovered in Pas-de-Calais | National Gallery of Canada receives major gift | Sotheby’s launches $250,000 award for museum sector innovation | Cécile Debray to direct Musée de l’Orangerie

9 May 2017

Portland Art Museum criticised for raising money for provisional extension

Plus: Tracey Emin and Lehmann Maupin part company | Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève named European Museum of the Year | and recommended reading

8 May 2017
Helliniko Olympic Arena, (2016) Richard Mosse

Richard Mosse wins the Prix Pictet

Plus: MFA Boston settles lawsuit over porcelain figures | Pyotr Pavlensky granted asylum in France | and recommended reading

5 May 2017
A.R. Penck © The Flying Studios International, Heinz-Günter Mebusch

Neo-Expressionist artist A.R. Penck has died aged 77

Plus: Hong Kong’s June 4th Museum to reopen | Martin Clark named director of Camden Arts Centre | Tate Modern extension to be named in honour of Len Blavatnik | and Rod Hebden appointed interim director of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust

4 May 2017
Lubaina Himid, one of two nominees for the 2017 Turner Prize who would not previously been eligible for the award.

Shortlist for 2017 Turner Prize showcases older artists

Plus: Police say terrorist suspect planned to target art collective | Alex Katz painting stolen from Munich gallery | and Dan Byers appointed director of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

3 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

Bipartisan agreement set to increase NEA funding

Plus: Orlan and Kader Attia speak out against Marine Le Pen | Cornelia Parker named official artist of 2017 general election | Vito Acconci (1940-2017) | and recommended reading

2 May 2017