New York Public Library. Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle

New York Public Library reveals $317m renovation plan

Plus: RIAS secretary and treasurer Neil Baxter quits | North Carolina Museum of Art director Lawrence J. Wheeler announces retirement | Berkshire Museum collections committee member resigns over planned sale | and multiple clients sue New York dealer Ezra Chowaiki for fraud

17 Nov 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ fetches $450.3m at auction

Plus: The Met receives $80m gift from the Irving family | City of Kassel will cover Documenta’s financial deficit | Darsie Alexander is appointed chief curator of the Jewish Museum | and Art for Justice makes its first round of grants

16 Nov 2017

Walker Art Center director Olga Viso steps down

Plus: Düsseldorf state museum cancels Max Stern exhibition | 2017 Taylor Wessing prize goes to portrait of 16-year-old migrant | Edvard Munch Art Award goes to Kerstin Brätsch | Laura Owens responds to anti-gentrification protests | and Laura Copelin is appointed executive director of Ballroom Marfa

15 Nov 2017

UAE detains Swiss journalists covering Louvre Abu Dhabi opening

Plus: Jerwood Charitable Foundation appoints Lilli Geissendorfer as director | Seven-figure settlement finalised in Ross Bleckner painting case | and Christie’s Impressionist and modern art sale records highest total in a decade

14 Nov 2017
Sotheby's, New York, in June 2004. Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Appeals court halts Berkshire Museum collection sale

Plus: Düsseldorf state art collection uncovers Malevich forgery | Karl Katz (1929–2017) | Stolen photographs are mailed back to MoMA PS1 | and recommended reading

13 Nov 2017

Former US commerce secretary gives $5m to Getty conservation fund

Plus: Studio Museum announces 2018 artists-in-residence | HTC launches virtual-reality art initiative | and court orders release of all Mugrabi collection artworks from storage

10 Nov 2017
The V&A has acquired a three-storey section of the Robin Hood Gardens council estate, which is currently being demolished.

V&A acquires part of Robin Hood Gardens

Plus: Armory director Benjamin Genocchio is replaced over sexual harassment reports | Washington National Gallery of Art director Rusty Powell is to resign | Stolen Matisse bronze is recovered by Art Loss Register | and Nelson-Atkins adds 800 photographs to collection

9 Nov 2017
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Court rules that Berkshire Museum art sale can proceed

Plus: Lisa Le Feuvre is appointed first executive director of Holt-Smithson Foundation | Prehistoric Greek sealstone is discovered in Bronze Age tomb | Museum of Arts and Design introduces $50,000 artist prize | and recommended reading

8 Nov 2017
Pentateuch with vocalization and cantillation marks (15th century), Spain. Günzburg Collection

Russia and Israel agree to digitise Günzburg Collection

Plus: Art historians protest UK museum image reproduction fees | Sharjah Biennial 14 curators are announced | €425,000 Botero bronze is stolen from Paris gallery | and Swiss museum returns Nazi-looted 17th-century ornaments

7 Nov 2017

Major Dutch Old Master drawing collection goes to Harvard

Plus: Republican tax plan seeks to close ‘like-kind’ exchange loophole | Art Dealers Association of America names Maureen Bray as executive director | City of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master painting | and recommended reading

6 Nov 2017