5Pointz on 19 November 2013.

Judge upholds decision in 5Pointz case

Plus: Freelands Award shortlist announced | Soyoung Lee named chief curator at the Harvard Art Museums | and recommended reading

14 Jun 2018

Former Stedelijk director Beatrix Ruf cleared of wrongdoing

Plus: Five men arrested for theft of Renoir and Rubens paintings worth £23m | Chinese vase found in a shoebox sells for £14m | and three candidates confirmed in battle for RIBA presidency

13 Jun 2018
Blackpool’s north pier, one of the sites on the 2018 edition of the World Monuments Watch

World Monuments Fund gets $1 million for sites on 2018 watch list

Plus: Musée Rodin considers outpost in China | Italian judge rules that Getty bronze belongs in Italy | Shane Campbell Gallery sues Frieze art fair | and Miriam Escofet wins the 2018 BP portrait award

12 Jun 2018

Art-world figures recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Plus: Hubert Neumann sued by daughter over sale of $31 million Basquiat | Collector appeals against return of restituted Pissarro painting | and recommended reading

11 Jun 2018
A rendering of the planned NGV Contemporary building located in the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

Melbourne to get major new contemporary art museum

Plus: Kasmin to open new space in New York | Lyndel King to leave Weisman Art Museum after 40 years | Frieze offers partial refund to exhibitors affected by excessive heat of New York fair | and Sarah Needham appointed director of Hill Art Foundation

8 Jun 2018
Roy Lichtenstein in 1967

Lichtenstein Foundation announces major donation to US museums

Plus: Angola recovers artefacts looted during civil war | Australian supermarket blocks Spencer Tunick project | Monet exhibition cancelled in Bordeaux | and Hertfordshire County Council panel endorses plan to sell majority of art collection

7 Jun 2018
Sotheby's files landmark lawsuit against Greek ministry of culture over antique figure of a horse

Sotheby’s takes Greek culture ministry to court

Plus: Dia Art Foundation to expand in New York | Report finds nearly 50 Confederate monuments removed since 2015 | Omar Kholeif leaves MCA Chicago | and Documenta 14 artists voice support for Greek mayor injured by far-right mob

6 Jun 2018

NVA in Scotland to close in September

Plus: Southbank Centre receives certificate of immunity from listing | Artists organise major political billboard project | and Irving Sandler (1925–2018)

5 Jun 2018
Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor to step down as director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst

Plus: Jeremy Corbyn pledges to return Parthenon Marbles | National Trust for Scotland announces grants of £60m for heritage projects | New information regarding whereabouts of stolen Caravaggio |  David Chipperfield selected to transform Santander headquarters into art gallery | and recommended reading

4 Jun 2018
The Albert Dock, Liverpool, © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection

Report recommends that Liverpool keep World Heritage Status

Plus: Dallas Museum of Art acquires Derick Baegert panel | Robert J. Fisher appointed chair of SFMoMA board | and winners of inaugural Pax Art Award announced

1 Jun 2018
The courtyard of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA union plans protest over employee contracts

Plus: Federal investigators close probe on Yves Bouvier | Plans to relocate Escher Museum in doubt | and Thomas Dane to represent Anthea Hamilton

31 May 2018

Opening of Lee Bul show delayed after work catches fire

Plus: Opinions divided on Frick project at public hearing | Emperor Constantine’s finger identified in the Louvre | Shortlist announced for Sobey Art Award | and Leon Black named chairman of MoMA board of trustees

30 May 2018
MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, who will depart from the Los Angeles institution in March 2019.

MOCA director Philippe Vergne to depart

Plus: Painting of Ivan the Terrible vandalised in Moscow | Original site scrapped for Jeff Koons’s Paris memorial | Berkshire and La Salle University museums face sanctions over deaccessioning | and Swiss pavilion awarded Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale

29 May 2018

China to build $2.8bn arts district near Beijing

Plus: Robert Indiana’s house to become a museum | Elizabeth Duggal appointed deputy director at the Guggenheim | and recommended reading

25 May 2018

Kunsthalle Wien director to step down over fears about growing Austrian nationalism

Plus: Painting in Italian museum reattributed to Andrea Mantegna | Berkshire Museum’s deaccession auctions fall short of target | Art Gallery of Ontario retitles painting by Emily Carr | and Gerhard Richter donates works to raise funds for housing charity

24 May 2018
Bozar in Brussels, the planned venue for next year’s BelgianArtPrize exhibition.

Nominees withdraw from all-male shortlist for Belgian art prize

Plus: Amanda Levete appointed as architect of £42m Paisley Museum project | Swedish court blocks plans for Chipperfield-designed Nobel Centre | Herb Alpert award winners announced

23 May 2018
A sculpture from Robert Indianas LOVE series in Hong Kong, 2008.

Robert Indiana (1928–2018)

Plus: Getty Foundation awards grants to prints and drawings departments | Interview magazine folds | Rothko Chapel in Houston vandalised

22 May 2018
A genuine commode made by André-Charles Boulle in c. 1710–20, at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Kraemer brothers among six charged in Louis XIV furniture case

Plus: Berlin State Museums return nine artefacts to Alaska | and recommended reading

21 May 2018

Laura Pye appointed director of National Museums Liverpool

Plus: Luke Willis Thompson wins Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize | Architects announced for the V&A Research and Collection Centre announced | German culture minister has plans for 23 per cent hike in arts funding | and recommended reading

18 May 2018
Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.

Zeitz MOCAA director quits during suspension

Plus: Richard Gray (1928–2018) | Forensic Architecture and Borderland win European Cultural Foundation prize | and report finds Western Australia’s state art collection at risk of loss and damage

17 May 2018
Jan Six standing beside ‘Portrait of a Young Gentleman’, newly attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn, in The Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam on 16 May 2018.

Painting newly identified as work by Rembrandt

Plus: Tom Wolfe (1930–2018) | and Germany announces code of conduct on handling colonial-era objects

16 May 2018
Amedeo Modigliani's 'Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)' painting at the Sotheby's showroom in Hong Kong on 24 April, 2018.

Modigliani painting breaks Sotheby’s record

Plus: Italian police seize $1 million of stolen artefacts | Sam Nzima (1934–2018) | Design Museum named European Museum of the Year | Corcoran Gallery distributes former collection | and LGBTQ supporters attacked in Beijing art district

15 May 2018
The Sharp Centre for Design, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Will Alsop (1947–2018)

Plus: Rockefeller collection breaks auction record | MoMA appoints Rob Giampietro as Director of Design | and recommended reading

14 May 2018
Papillon ring designed by Glenn Spiro. Image: Glenn Spiro

Beyoncé donates ring from Jay-Z to the V&A

Plus: Anonymous donor steps in to pay penalty incurred by National Gallery of Canada | Yvette Coppersmith wins Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture | Leslie Brothers appointed director of Ulrich Museum of Art | and recommended reading

11 May 2018