The Baltimore Museum of Art, which in May sold five artworks at auction for nearly $8 million to raise funds for new acquisitions. Would capitalising those works have allowed the institution to pursue its acquisition strategy without compromising its existing holdings?

The week in art news – Baltimore Museum of Art pulls works from controversial sale

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) withdrew paintings by Clyfford Still and Brice Marden from the Contemporary Art…

30 Oct 2020
Marian Goodman Gallery’s outpost in Golden Square

The week in art news – Marian Goodman closes London gallery

Plus: Baltimore Museum of Art board chair defends deaccessioning sales, and more recent stories

23 Oct 2020
The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The week in art news – museums in Northern Ireland to close for four weeks

The Brooklyn Museum is to sell another round of works from its collection, and more recent stories

16 Oct 2020
National Trust

The week in art news – National Trust cuts 1,300 jobs

Plus: Nancy Spector resigns from the Guggenheim; and more recent stories

9 Oct 2020
Courtesy National Museum of African American History and Culture

The week in art news – Kevin Young appointed director of Smithsonian’s African American history museum

The Smithsonian Institution has announced that Kevin Young will be the next director of the National Museum of African American…

2 Oct 2020
Guston in the studio with Painter’s Table (1973).

The week in art news – Philip Guston show postponed to 2024

In a joint statement released on Monday, but not widely reported until later in the week, the four museums due…

25 Sep 2020
Lucretia (c. 1526–37), Lucas Cranach the Elder.

The week in art news – Brooklyn Museum to sell 12 works at auction

The Brooklyn Museum has consigned a dozen works from its collections to Christie’s for auction, in the first significant example…

19 Sep 2020
Jean-Sébastien Jacques, CEO of Rio Tinto Group.

The week in art news – mining company chief resigns after destruction of sacred Australian sites

The world’s second largest mining company, Rio Tinto, announced today that its chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and two other senior…

11 Sep 2020
Art Basel Miami Beach 2019. Courtesy Art Basel

The week in art news – Art Basel Miami Beach cancelled

The organisers of Art Basel Miami Beach have cancelled this year’s edition of the fair, due to take place on…

4 Sep 2020
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

The week in art news – the Whitney cancels ‘Collective Actions’ exhibition after criticism

On Tuesday, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York cancelled a planned exhibition of artworks created in recent months ‘in response to…

28 Aug 2020
Mosaic of the Enthroned Christ and the Donor, Theodore Metochites above the entrance to the naos of the Kariye (Chora) Museum, Istanbul.

The week in art news – Kariye Museum in Istanbul to be turned into a mosque

President Erdogan of Turkey today issued a decree to allow the Kariye (Chora) Museum to be used as a mosque.…

21 Aug 2020
Demonstrators protest outside Tate Modern over proposed job losses on 27 July, 2020.

The week in art news – Tate to make almost half of its commercial staff redundant

Plus: houses in Old City of Sanaa collapse after heavy rains, and current and former MMFA staff support sacking of Nathalie Bondil

14 Aug 2020
Staff inspect the damage at the Sursock Museum in Beirut on on 5 August 2020, a day after a blast in a warehouse in the port of the Lebanese capital sowed devastation across entire city neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images

The week in art news – museums and galleries destroyed in blast that devastated Beirut

Plus: Southbank Centre staff castigate management, major US museums make more staff redundant and artefacts privately restituted to Ecuador

7 Aug 2020
Photo: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

The week in art news – National Trust considering up to 1,200 redundancies

Plus: the House of Representatives has approved the National Museum for the American Latino, murals by Picasso have been removed from a building in Oslo, and more art news

31 Jul 2020
Firefighters at Nantes Cathedral on 18 July 2020. Photo: Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images

The week in art news – arson suspected in Nantes Cathedral fire

Plus: Gavin Brown is shutting down his gallery, and the rest of the week’s art news

24 Jul 2020
Inside the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul.

The week in art news – Hagia Sophia to be turned back into mosque

Plus: James Murdoch’s firm to invest in MCH Group, Frieze fairs in London cancelled, and more art news

13 Jul 2020
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The week in art news – UK government promises £1.57bn emergency funding for arts sector

Plus: Roselyne Bachelot named France’s new culture minister, outdoor performances to resume in England, and more art news

6 Jul 2020
The National Gallery, closed and an empty Trafalgar Square on 24 March 2020. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The week in art news – UK museums and galleries announce plans for reopening

Plus: Milton Glaser (1929–2020), French dealer who sold gold coffin to the Met charged with fraud, and more art news

30 Jun 2020
A view of Tate Modern, London, in March 2020.

The week in art news – UK museums and galleries to reopen from 4 July

Plus: American Museum of Natural History to remove statue of Theodore Roosevelt | Guggenheim curatorial staff demand end of ‘discriminatory practices’ | Philadelphia Museum of Art to cut staff by more than 20 per cent | The Met plans to reopen at end of August

26 Jun 2020
The statue of Cecil Rhodes outside Oriel College in Oxford, photographed in June 2020.

The week in art news – Oxford college backs calls to remove Rhodes statue

Plus: Amazon boss appointed director of Natural History Museum, and more art news

18 Jun 2020
Protesters throwing the statue of Edward Colston into Bristol harbour on 7 June 2020.

The week in art news – statue of slave trader toppled in Bristol in Black Lives Matter protest

Plus: Art Basel cancels 2020 edition of flagship fair, further redundancies at SFMOMA, and more art news

8 Jun 2020
People gather around the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on June 4, 2020. Earlier, Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced plans to remove the statue of the Confederate general. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/AFP via Getty Images

The week in art news – Governor of Virginia orders removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue

Plus: Christo (1935–2020), interior designer jailed for buying a Rothko with a stolen identity, and more art news

5 Jun 2020
Photo: Koos Breukel; courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York © 2020 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

The week in art news – Susan Rothenberg (1945–2020)

Plus: the MFA Houston is the first major US museum to reopen, the Venice Art and Architecture Biennales have been postponed, and Hobby Lobby is suing Christie’s

22 May 2020
Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images