Art News Daily

Notre Dame launches €100m drive for urgent restoration work

Plus: Ancient citadel in Turkey threatened by construction work | New York neighbourhood group objects to Ai Weiwei art project | and Berkshire Museum board turns down financial offer to halt sales from its collection

30 Aug 2017
Hurricane Harvey. NOAA/NASA GOES Project

Texas museums close in effort to prevent hurricane damage

Plus: Singapore Art Museum suspends search for new director and CEO | and Newark Museum to expand American art galleries

29 Aug 2017

Decline in numbers taking GCSE art and design courses

Plus: New appointments at MoMA | President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to retire | and recommended reading

25 Aug 2017
An archaeologist works on part of a 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, on 23 August 2017. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

Byzantine mosaic discovered in Jerusalem

Plus: New York mayor orders review of ‘symbols of hate on city property’ | University of Arkansas establishes state’s first art school | New York City’s first poster museum to open in 2018 | and Ghana’s Gallery 1957 announces second venue in Accra

24 Aug 2017

Documenta 14 cancels controversial performance

Plus: New York museum backs calls to remove statue of slavery-era medic | Burglary at the University Museum of Bergen | and Sotheby’s scraps online buyer’s premiums

23 Aug 2017
National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi looks at the Bellotto.

National Gallery acquires Bellotto masterpiece

Plus: Documenta 14 director responds to far-right politician’s comments on Kassel obelisk | Charlottesville to shroud Confederate statues | and shortlisted plans for Clandon Park restoration revealed

22 Aug 2017

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Plus: Shipwrecks given protected status | David Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1928-2017) | and recommended reading

21 Aug 2017

Malian radical ordered to pay €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction

Plus: National Portrait Gallery acquires 37 portraits of black Britons | Chiara Fumai (1978–2017) | and recommended reading

18 Aug 2017
US President Donald Trump has proposed cutting funding to the NEA and NEH - again.

Donald Trump weighs in on fate of Confederate monuments

Plus: Blanton Museum receives seven Leon Polk Smiths | New York’s Queens Museum in Israel row | Worker strikes cause Barcelona museums to close | and new culture fund for Hull and Humber region

17 Aug 2017

Tudor palace remains discovered in Greenwich

Plus: Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old tombs in Egypt | Design Museum announces Designs of the Year shortlist | Indianapolis Museum of Art campus is renamed | Confederate statues removed in Baltimore | and fears for future of Scotland Yard’s art and antiques unit

16 Aug 2017

North Carolina protesters pull down Confederate statue

Plus: David Roberts to close London gallery and open Somerset sculpture park | Promotions and appointment at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. | and Hockney writes preface for forthcoming Kitaj memoir

15 Aug 2017

Garden Bridge project is officially scrapped

Plus: Stolen de Kooning painting returns to Arizona museum | Yayoi Kusama museum to open in Tokyo | Susan Dackerman is the new director of Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center | and recommended reading

14 Aug 2017

New photography museum to come to London

Plus: Herzog & de Meuron took reduced fees for Tate Switch House | Artist stages graffiti protest outside Twitter offices in Hamburg | and recommended reading

11 Aug 2017

£4m funding boost for Glasgow tea room

Plus: Elmhurst Art Museum appoints John McKinnon as executive director | Works missing from Air India’s £200m art collection | Christie’s sues Delta Airlines for Gerhard Richter painting damage | and French Academy in Rome removes upper age limit for Villa Medici fellows

10 Aug 2017

Presumed lost Giacometti drawings found in antiques shop

Plus: Inaugural Battersea sculpture commission winners announced | Sadiq Khan says £46.6m spent on aborted Garden Bridge will not be recovered | MoMA to auction over 400 photographs at Christie’s | and Henry Wrong, Barbican’s first managing director, dies

9 Aug 2017

Pussy Riot members detained over public protest

Plus: British countess sues art dealer over Dutch old master painting | and Claudio Abate (1943–2017)

8 Aug 2017

Martin Roth (1955–2017)

Plus: National Trust in row over gay pride badges | US National Academy members pen open letter defending Dana Schutz | V&A apologises after breastfeeding woman told to ‘cover up’ | and recommended reading

7 Aug 2017

Bassel Khartabil, founder of digital Palmyra project, executed

Plus: Hilton Als to organise series of shows at Yale Center for British ArtGraham Foundation grants $400,000 for international architectural projects | Sotheby’s releases earnings report for first half of year | and recommended reading

4 Aug 2017

Archaeologists unearth ‘little Pompeii’ in southeastern France

Plus: LACMA names Mark Bradford and George Lucas as Art+Film Gala honourees | Last-minute donation saves Victoria’s Castlemaine Art Museum from closure | and Concetto Pozzati (1935–2017)

3 Aug 2017

The Met hands over ancient sculpture with disputed past

Plus: Indonesian-Chinese collector Budi Tek receives Légion d’Honneur | Five antiquities dealers arrested in Jerusalem over Hobby Lobby case | and recovered Guercino alterpiece to undergo extensive conservation

2 Aug 2017
The Getty Center.

Getty Trust founding president Harold M. Williams dies

Plus: US authorities seize ancient Greek vase at the Met | Twelve recipients of Getty’s architectural conservation grant announced | Stolen equipment closes Koki Tanaka installation at Skulptur Projekte Münster | and archaeologists unearth ancient statue at Cambodian temple

1 Aug 2017
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

Edward Hopper archive goes to Whitney Museum

Plus: The Art Newspaper editor to step down | Art Gallery of New South Wales announces prize winners | Staff changes at the Met | Miami Beach ArtCenter appoints new director Dennis Scholl | and recommended reading

31 Jul 2017
Metropolitan Museum director Thomas P. Campbell (pictured here speaking at the opening of the exhibition 'Manus x Machina' in 2016), has been awarded the second annual Getty Rothschild Fellowship.

Thomas P. Campbell awarded Getty Rothschild Fellowship

Plus: Six former officials sentenced in South Korea for blacklisting artists | Artist Pension Trust criticised for levying storage fee | Sam Durant awarded deCordova Sculpture Park’s Rappaport Prize | and recommended reading

28 Jul 2017

Philippe de Montebello joins Acquavella Galleries

Plus: Arts Council England delays plans for ‘Quality Metrics’ | Plans approved for Colosseum archaeological park | and Garfield Weston Foundation pledges £5m to Imperial War Museum

27 Jul 2017