US court rules that Germany can be sued for return of Guelph Treasure

Plus: UK museums face ‘uncertain future’ | Archaeologists search for Caligula’s boat | UK arts councils and BBC announce new partnership

4 Apr 2017
James Rosenquist in front of his painting Elect President at the Guggenheim Bilbao, in May 2004. © RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

James Rosenquist (1933–2017)

Plus: German government provides €1.2m to acquire looted Kirchner painting | William Kentridge work vandalised in Rome | Sky Arts launches ‘post Brexit’ art fund | and recommended reading

3 Apr 2017

Italian police make arrests to foil terror attack in Venice

Plus: Arts advocates march in Boston | Artists clash with police in Beijing | Iron Age chariot discovered in Yorkshire | and recommended reading

31 Mar 2017

Hermitage deputy director placed under house arrest

Plus: Turner Prize age limit scrapped, and judges announced for 2018 | Getty Research Institute acquires Frank Gehry archives | Herzog & de Meuron to convert Brooklyn power station into arts hub | and Pompidou anniversary celebrations cancelled due to strike

30 Mar 2017

Christo installation tops attendance survey for 2016

Plus: Arts Council England to investigate benefit of the arts to children | Iranian gallery pulls out of Aipad Photography Show, citing travel ban | Restored Gainsborough painting returns to view after attack | and suspect arrested in connection with artist’s murder

29 Mar 2017

François Hollande urged to return ‘colonial treasures’ to Benin

Plus: Wentworth Woodhouse sold to preservation trust | Giant coin stolen from German museum | Banksy mural accidentally erased in Jamaica | and Matt Packer appointed director of EVA International

28 Mar 2017

UN adopts resolution to protect cultural heritage

Plus: Thomas Krens questions Guggenheim Abu Dhabi scheme | Christie’s calls off June postwar and contemporary sales | Phillips appoints Laurence Calmels as regional director for France | and recommended reading

27 Mar 2017
The artist Corrina Mehiel, who has been murdered in Washinton, D.C.

Artist murdered in Washington, D.C.

Plus:Angela Merkel to receive Elie Wiesel Award | New exhibition space at Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art | Christina Poggi to direct Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | And recommended reading

24 Mar 2017

Survey points to gender gap in US museum directorships

Plus: Geffrye Museum receives £12.3m lottery grant | Documenta requests additional state funding | and photographs reveal extent of damage to stolen Guercino painting

23 Mar 2017

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens after renovations

Plus: Staff strike at the Musée Rodin | Guggenheim and Rockbund museums call off Middle Eastern art show | and Pompidou Centre to open ‘pop up’ in Shanghai

22 Mar 2017

Winning designs announced for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Plus: Global fund to protect cultural heritage launched | Artists and critics demand removal of painting from Whitney Biennial | Katharine Stout named deputy director at ICA | Trisha Brown (1936–2017) | David Rockefeller (1915–2017)

21 Mar 2017

Man charged after attack on Gainsborough painting

Plus: Republican legislators express support for US arts funding | Pompidou Centre made no profit from record-breaking Koons show  | Christie’s removes work from Dubai auction | and recommended reading

20 Mar 2017

Monarch of the Glen to stay in Scotland after £4 million fundraising drive

Plus: Georgina Jackson to direct Douglas Hyde Gallery | Brooke Davis Anderson leaves Prospect New Orleans for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Stolen Etruscan vessel to return to Italy | and recommended reading

17 Mar 2017

Trump proposes to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts

Plus: Superflex to take on Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission | Jerusalem gallery faces eviction following ‘politically charged’ art event | Stolen paintings recovered in Denmark | and Hendrikje Crebolder joins Rijksmuseum board of directors

16 Mar 2017

‘Spectacular’ archaeological remains discovered in Algiers

Plus: Franz Marc’s Tower of Blue Horses ‘may have survived the war’ | Miety Heiden named head of sales at Phillips | and Claudia Dillmann to leave Deutsches Filmmuseum after 20 years

15 Mar 2017

Robert Smithson’s ‘Spiral Jetty’ named official Utah state artwork

Plus: LUMA Foundation acquires Annie Leibovitz archive | Developer plans 15 new galleries by New York’s High Line | Sotheby’s officially launches Dubai outpost | and Eileen Cooper RA to coordinate this year’s Summer Exhibition

14 Mar 2017

Art historian disputes Gainsborough attributions

Plus: Pharaonic statues discovered in Cairo | Warhol Museum appoints Patrick Moore as director | Bath warned of threat to UNESCO Heritage status | and recommended reading

13 Mar 2017

Jeff Koons and Centre Pompidou fined for ‘counterfeit’ work

Plus: Turkish artist jailed for depicting destruction of Kurdish city | Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn evacuated after bomb threat | Stephanie Rosenthal named CEO and director of Martin-Gropius-Bau | and recommended reading

10 Mar 2017
Love Song (2015), Howard Hodgkin.

Painter Howard Hodgkin has died at the age of 84

Plus: Malta’s Azure Window arch collapses into the sea | ISIS leaves Mosul Museum in ruins | Bradford’s National Media Museum announces change of name | National Trust opens £30 million design competition for Clandon Park

9 Mar 2017

Christie’s to close South Kensington branch

Plus: Bernard Arnault to open new art space in Paris | Louvre security staff to strike | and Beyer Blinder Belle to become the Frick’s executive architect

8 Mar 2017

Iraqi forces recapture key sites in Mosul

Plus: UNESCO advisors issue warning over Stonehenge tunnel | Institute of Arab and Islamic Art to open in New York | LA’s MOCA to honour Jeff Koons | Seoul museum director resigns

7 Mar 2017

Major solo show for Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace

Plus: Jewish collector’s heirs file suit over German bank’s Kandinsky | Simon Martin confirmed as director of Pallant House | 30th anniversary commission for Met Museum’s Roof Garden announced | and recommended reading

6 Mar 2017

Syrian government forces recapture Palmyra

Art news daily : 3 March

3 Mar 2017
Gustav Metzger, the pioneer of auto-destructive art, has died in London aged 90. London Fieldworks (Jo Joelson and Bruce Gilchrist)

Gustav Metzger, inventor of auto-destructive art, has died aged 90

Plus: Max Beckmann’s granddaughter makes major donation to Munich’s museums | First Baltic Artists’ Award winners announced | Eleven bidders announced for the UK City of Culture 2021

2 Mar 2017