The week in art news – National Portrait Gallery and Getty agree to buy Reynolds’ Portrait of Mai

Plus: collector Myriam Ullens killed outside her home and Berlin’s Pergamon Museum to close completely for three and a half years

31 Mar 2023

The week in art news – Met’s antiquities come under closer scrutiny

Plus: Bordeaux town hall set on fire in French pension protests and Hispanic Society workers to strike indefinitely

24 Mar 2023
Whitechapel Gallery

The week in art news – Whitechapel Gallery lays off senior curators

Plus: Phyllida Barlow (1944–2023), investigators link 77 Indian antiquities in the Met to smuggler Subhash Kapoor, and the rest of the week’s top stories

17 Mar 2023

The week in art news – Adam Weinberg to step down as Whitney director

Plus: Rafael Viñoly (1944–2023), David Chipperfield wins the Pritzker, and more art news

12 Mar 2023
Aerial view of the Pavilions and Michael Heizer’s Compression Line (1968/2016).

The week in art news – Glenstone museum receives donation of $1.9bn

Plus: Ron’s Place saved at the eleventh hour, Peter Weibel (1944–2023), and the rest of the week’s top stories

3 Mar 2023

Joan Mitchell Foundation sends cease-and-desist to Louis Vuitton

Plus: a Spanish collector has been sentenced to prison for forging artworks and the Tate Modern has announced the next artist for the Turbine Hall commission

24 Feb 2023
Gaziantep Castle destruction

The week in art news – heritage sites destroyed by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Plus: a shake-up at DCMS, strengthening cultural ties between France and Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the week’s art news

10 Feb 2023

The week in art news – flat owners overlooked by Tate Modern win privacy case

Plus: UNESCO puts Odesa on its list of endangered sites and the fashion designer Paco Rabanne has died at the age of 88

3 Feb 2023

The week in art news – John Akomfrah to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Plus: archaeological artefacts returned to Italy from the United States, and Edinburgh landmark damaged by fire

27 Jan 2023

The week in art news – Peter Doig awarded $2.5m in dispute over painting he didn’t paint

Plus: three defendants confess to involvement in Green Vault jewel theft and House of Lords reports lambasts UK government’s treatment of the arts

20 Jan 2023

Brazilian collector sues Detroit Institute of Art over allegedly stolen Van Gogh

Plus: the artist Michael Snow, the architect Renée Gailhoustet and the art historian Hans Belting have died this week

13 Jan 2023
Both (1976), Philip Guston. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Met gets 220 works by Philip Guston and a $10m donation

Plus: Adriano Pedrosa to curate the 2024 Venice Biennale, Cambridge to return Benin Bronzes, and the rest of the week’s top stories

16 Dec 2022
The Ukrainian culture minister Oleksandr Tkachenko. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

The week in art news – Ukraine calls for cultural boycott of Russia

Plus: authorities seized looted artefacts from the home of Met trustee Shelby White, Artforum bought by Penske Media, and the rest of the week’s top stories

9 Dec 2022
Photo: Mößbauer/Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

The week in art news – hundreds of ancient coins stolen from German museum

Plus: Nottingham Castle Trust goes into liquidation, and the rest of the week’s top stories

25 Nov 2022
Photo: Hemis/Alamy Stock Photo

The week in art news – Larry Gagosian plans for the future

Plus: German government introduces €200 Kulturpass scheme | American couple accused of smuggling in Guatemala | Divya Mehra wins Sobey Award in Canada

18 Nov 2022
Mark Hallett Courtauld

The week in art news – Mark Hallett named director of the Courtauld

Plus: museum directors denounce Just Stop Oil protests, Paul Allen collection sells for more than $1.6bn, and the rest of the week’s top stories

11 Nov 2022
The Barbican Arts Centre in London is among the institutions dropped from the Arts Council’s national funding portfolio. Photo: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images

The week in art news – Arts Council England announces its national funding portfolio

Plus: Subhash Kapoor sentenced to ten years in prison, and the rest of the week’s top stories

4 Nov 2022
Frances Morris, photographed in the Tate Modern community garden in 2022. Photo: © Samia Meah

The week in art news – Frances Morris to step down from Tate Modern

Plus: Pierre Soulages (1919–2022), and a shake-up at the head of Art Basel

28 Oct 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The week in art news – striking Philadelphia Museum of Art workers reach contract agreement

Plus: more looted objects connected to art dealer Subhash Kapoor returned to India, and the rest of the week’s art news

21 Oct 2022
Photo: Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the office of the president of Ukraine

The week in art news – cultural sites in Kyiv damaged by Russian bombardment

Plus: climate protestors arrested at National Gallery, restitution loophole in the new Charities Act likely to be closed, Angus Trumble (1964–2022)

14 Oct 2022
The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum

The week in art news – calls for the Rosetta Stone’s return to Egypt grow louder

Plus: the V&A has finally removed the Sackler name from the museum and Chris Dercon is to lead the Fondation Cartier

7 Oct 2022
Photo: Glasgow Life

The week in art news – Glasgow City Council to sell the Kelvingrove

Plus: the Charities Act of February 2022 grants museums new powers over restitution, Bard College establishes endowment of $50m for the study of Indigenous art, and more art news

30 Sep 2022
Photo: Chesnot/Getty Image

The week in art news – lights out early at the Louvre

Plus: Dimitrios Pandermalis (1940–2022) | and the Prado investigates its holdings for works seized during the Spanish Civil War

23 Sep 2022
The Queen standing before Royal Family, by Franz Winterhalter, in 1953. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022)

The United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch served as patron of numerous arts organisations

9 Sep 2022