Archaeological excavations at Stonehenge in 1958.

Missing piece of Stonehenge returned after 60 years

Plus: Director of Brazil’s National Museum pleads for funding | Ancient Egyptian burial ground discovered near pyramids of Giza | and Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment receives $1m from the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation of Toronto

8 May 2019
The Saatchi Gallery in London.

Saatchi Gallery covers up works after complaints from Muslim visitors

Plus: Vanja Mallory appointed director and chief curator of the Syracuse University Art Galleries | Hidden Cupid revealed in Vermeer painting | and recommended reading

7 May 2019
Turner Contemporary, Margate, photo: Carlos Dominquez

Turner Prize cuts ties with Stagecoach

Plus: Trevor Paglen’s satellite sculpture is lost in space | Facebook removes groups selling looted Syrian artefacts | Cattelan’s gold toilet goes to Blenheim

3 May 2019
Detail of a sketch of Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1517–18), by an assistant of Leonardo, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Newly discovered sketch of Leonardo to go on display

Plus: Photo London cuts ties with hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei | Artes Mundi appoints Nigel Prince as new director | artist sells bootleg paintings at ‘Christy’s’

2 May 2019

Turner Prize shortlist announced amid sponsor controversy

Plus: Pissarro painting looted by Nazis to remain in Spain | Berlinische Galerie closes due to structural problems | and Klaus Bussmann (1941–2019)

1 May 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, early on April 16, 2019.

Academics and curators urge caution in Notre-Dame repairs

Plus: American art museum condemns use of painting by AfD | Asia Society announces new triennial | Berlin museum returns remains to New Zealand | and recommended reading

30 Apr 2019
A rendering of the previous design for the Holocaust memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens, by Adjaye Associates, Ron Arad and Gustafson Porter + Bowman.

Planned Holocaust memorial in Westminster to be redesigned

Plus: Open letter calls for MoMA and Larry Fink to divest from private prison companies | Protests at Whitney turn to Puerto Rico | Kraków City Council rejects museum merge | and Nancy Fouts (1945–2019)

29 Apr 2019
Architecture of Density #119, (2009), Michael Wolf, courtesy Flowers Gallery; © Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf (1954–2019)

Plus: UK Museum of the Year shortlist announced | Artists criticise Tate for resuming ties with Anthony d’Offay | Pretend heiress and art-philanthropist convicted of theft by New York court | and recommended reading

26 Apr 2019
Proposed North Façade entrance and forecourt by Jamie Fobert Architects and Purcell

National Portrait Gallery gets planning permission for redevelopment 

Plus: German court fines man for stealing discarded Gerhard Richter sketches | Counterfeit Rodin dealers sentenced after 18-year legal battle | and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi to be completed around 2022

25 Apr 2019
The Warburg Institute in Bloomsbury, London.

Warburg Institute plans £14.5m expansion

Plus: Henry Wollman Bloch (1922–2019) | Gagosian San Francisco appoints Kelly Huang as co-director | Authorities in Ukraine recover Signac work worth €1.5m

24 Apr 2019
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in her studio in Tehran.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922–2019)

Plus: Jayne Wrightsman (1919–2019) | Gabriela Rangel appointed artistic director of MALBA in Buenos Aires | French culture ministry defers Rembrandt export license | and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts receives $8m from former volunteer

23 Apr 2019

National Museum in Rio to receive trove of imperial objects found in zoo

Plus: David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 | Palestinian Museum and British Library announce first collaboration | and recommended reading

18 Apr 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral on fire, 15 April 2019.

Competition to design Notre-Dame spire announced

Plus: Arts Council England reports £390m growth in culture sector | and Gagosian art advisory firm launched in New York

17 Apr 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, early on April 16, 2019.

Efforts to salvage art from Notre-Dame continue as Macron vows to rebuild

Plus: American Museum of Natural History cancels Bolsonaro event

16 Apr 2019

Huge fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral

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15 Apr 2019
The American Museum of Natural History, New York.

American Museum of Natural History is ‘deeply concerned’ by Bolsonaro event

Plus: Cuban artist arrested before Havana Biennial | Petition launched to remove mural in French Parliament | and recommended reading

15 Apr 2019
The Birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories (1840–44), John James Audubon.

Six hundred lost books and manuscripts return to Bonn

Plus: New York will demolish Elizabeth Street Garden | Court case over paintings once attributed to Frans Hals closes | and Mike Kelley Foundation gives $400,000 to arts organisations in LA

12 Apr 2019
The late sculptor Claude Lalanne, phtoographed in 2015 (photo: Luc Castel).

Claude Lalanne (1924–2019)

Plus: EU introduces new regulations for cultural imports | Tokyo Contemporary Art Award winners announced | and recommended reading

11 Apr 2019
Courtney J. Martin.

Courtney J. Martin to direct Yale Center for British Art

Plus: Los Angeles approves $650m LACMA extension plan | Roberta Smith receives Rabkin Foundation’s first lifetime achievement award | and Germany’s Five Continents Museum restitutes indigenous remains to Australia

10 Apr 2019
The Pinacoteca de São Paulo.

Governor of São Paulo defends deep cuts to Brazil’s budget for culture

Plus: Carlos Urroz named director of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary | and Malevich portrait found to be the work of his student

9 Apr 2019
Anthony d’Offay in front of ‘untitled: upturnedhouse 2’ (2012) by Phyllida Barlow, at Tate Modern, London on 14 January 2016. Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

Tate and National Galleries of Scotland reinstate ties with Anthony d’Offay

Plus: Open letter calls for Whitney to remove Warren B. Kanders as board vice chair | and inaugural recipients of Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship announced

8 Apr 2019
Ingrid van Engelshoven (Minister of Education, Culture and Science) with Meriem Bennani (Winner Art & Film Prize 2019) and Sandra den Hamer (Director Eye) during the Eye Film gala 2019

Meriem Bennani wins EYE Art & Film Prize

Plus: Antonio Asis (1932–2019) | Brooklyn Museum launches $25,000 prize for emerging artists | Fire at Brazil’s National Museum caused by air conditioning unit | and recommended reading

5 Apr 2019
Jimmie Durham.

Venice Biennale Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement goes to Jimmie Durham

Plus: Saatchi Gallery now registered as charitable organisation | Antique jewels stolen from Rome’s Etruscan Museum have been recovered | Berlin’s Jewish Museum will no longer accept Sackler donations | and Nazi-looted 17th-century Dutch painting returned to Jewish heirs

4 Apr 2019
Aerial view of the Tulip.

City of London gives ‘Tulip’ skyscraper planning permission

Plus: Art Gallery of Ontario deaccessions works by A.Y. Jackson | Airbnb partners with Paris’s Louvre for night at museum | and T. Barton Thurber appointed director of Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

3 Apr 2019