Joyce Pensato in 2014.

Joyce Pensato (1941–2019)

Plus: Hauser & Wirth to open arts centre in Menorca | World Monument Fund restores eastern half of Phnom Bakheng temple | and recommended reading

14 Jun 2019
Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine (1939), Nickolas Muray.

Mexico library claims to discover first known audio of Frida Kahlo

Plus: Opening of Humboldt Forum delayed until 2020 | and 2019 Sobey Art Award shortlist announced

13 Jun 2019

Tate signs memorandum to support Shanghai’s new Pudong Museum of Art

Plus: activists occupy El Museo del Barrio on its 50th anniversary | and Guggenheim workers prepare to unionise

12 Jun 2019
Amada Cruz.

Amada Cruz named director and CEO of Seattle Art Museum

Plus: Gary Hume among artists calling for National Portrait Gallery to drop BP sponsorship | and Gagosian opens permanent gallery in Basel

11 Jun 2019
The Sagrada Família entering its final construction phase in 2015, photo: Getty Images

Sagrada Família obtains building permit 137 years after construction began

Plus: Pierre Rosenberg collection to go to new museum in Saint-Cloud

10 Jun 2019
Rein Wolfs

Rein Wolfs appointed director of Stedelijk Museum

Plus: Joseph Wright of Derby work purchased by Getty Museum may face export hurdles | With new content rules, ‘Triumph of the Will’ removed from YouTube | Security workers at Frye Art Museum in Seattle unionize | and recommended reading

7 Jun 2019
Royal Museums Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum in London.

Former shipping executive Paddy Rodgers to direct Royal Museums Greenwich

Plus: David L. Lee elected president of Getty Trust board |  Flemish government to offer loans to contemporary art buyers | Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019) | Joe Overstreet (1933–2019)

6 Jun 2019
Tate Britain, where the Turner Prize nominees will exhibit from September.

Freelands Foundation finds improvement in art-world gender parity

Plus: National Trust buys Brackenthwaite Hows | Museumgoer discovers misidentified Rodin portrait | and recommended reading

5 Jun 2019
Wisteria (c. 1925), Claude Monet.

Gemeentemuseum discovers water lilies under wisteria painting by Monet

Plus: Natural History Museum director to retire | and Camille Billops (1933–2019)

4 Jun 2019
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Leonardo expert declines to support attribution of Salvator Mundi

Plus: Lithuanian Pavilion faces financial shortfalls | Museum workers share salaries on anonymous spreadsheet | Tony DeLap (1927–2019) | and recommended reading

3 Jun 2019
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Transgender activists to be honoured with monument in New York

Plus: Debate sparked over 13th-century antisemitic relief on Lutheran church | RIAS announces winners of 2019 awards | and 22,000 photographs from Arab Image Foundation’s archive made available online  

31 May 2019
Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art issues citywide survey for second time

Plus: Marble Dionysus head discovered in Rome | Art Institute of Chicago to auction off 300 works of Chinese art | and recommended reading

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

Notre-Dame must be restored to previous appearance, says Senate

Plus: Lonnie G. Bunch III named secretary of Smithsonian Institution | Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art appoints João Laia as chief curator | and Horst H. Baumann (1934–2019)

29 May 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston Museum of Fine Arts takes action over racism claim

Plus: Staff strike closes doors at Louvre | and former Macron aid appointed director of Pinault Collection

28 May 2019
Tournament in Front of Castle Steen (1635–37), Peter Paul Rubens.

Flemish tourist board acquires castle that belonged to Rubens

Plus: Rebecca Pow replaces Michael Ellis as UK arts minister | Aberdeen Art Gallery receives £1m from BP | Asian artefacts stolen from Bath museum returned broken | and recommended reading

24 May 2019
Judith Kerr (1923–2019) at her home in west London in 2018.

Judith Kerr (1923–2019)

Plus: Designs for Eiffel Tower parks revealed | and Joan Miró Prize awarded to Nalini Malani

23 May 2019
The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, photographed on 3 September 2018, a day after a fire devastated the building.

Director of Brazil’s National Museum to seek funding from Europe

Plus: Lawrence Carroll (1954­–2019) | Herzog & de Meuron to design Brooks Museum building | Harvard’s Peabody Museum appoints Jane Pickering as director | and US Supreme Court declines appeal over Norton Simon Cranachs

22 May 2019
Loch Lomond, looking south from Ben Lomond.

Loch Lomond development plan draws record number of objections

Plus: Notre-Dame found to be structurally unstable | Germany to return 15th-century cross to Namibia | and Serpentine announces inaugural augmented architecture commission

21 May 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art, LA.

MOCA to offer free admission

Plus: Who bought Koons’ Rabbit? | Museum of London shares previously unseen photos of Queen Victoria | Protestors march from Whitney to trustee’s home | and recommended reading

20 May 2019
I.M. Pei (1917–2019)

I.M. Pei (1917–2019)

Plus: Toledo Museum of Art to return Attic vessel to Italy | and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize awarded to Susan Meiselas

17 May 2019
The Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Met will no longer accept money from Sacklers with Purdue Pharma ties

Plus: Czech culture minister resigns | David Attenborough honoured at Museums + Heritage Award | $91m Jeff Koons sculpture sale breaks records | Lutz Bacher (1943–2019)

16 May 2019
Meules(1890), Claude Monet. Courtesy Sotheby's

$111m sale of Monet haystacks painting breaks records

Plus: Budapest museum removes unflattering portrait of Hungarian prime minister | UK Parliament's art collection to include more women

15 May 2019
Cody Hartley, 2019.

Cody Hartley named Georgia O’Keeffe Museum director

Plus: Controversy over migrant boat at Venice Biennale | National Gallery’s Artemisia Gentileschi goes on view at secondary school | and recommended reading

14 May 2019
‘Sun and Sea’ by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė, Photo: Neon Realism

Top prizes at Venice Biennale go to Lithuania and Arthur Jafa

Plus: Art exports from Britain at a 3-year high | Ethiopia renews demands for return of Ethiopian prince’s remains | Preserving Weeksville, former free black haven in New York City | Recommended reading

13 May 2019