Art News Daily

Ai Weiwei shows the world his passport via Instagram.

Ai Weiwei joins campaign for Edward Snowden to be pardoned

Plus: Kamiar Maleki to direct Contemporary Istanbul 2017 | Michał Siarek wins New East Photo Prize | and recommended reading

2 Dec 2016
The New Art Gallery Walsall has received a grant from Arts Council England that has allayed fears of imminent closure. Funding to regional arts organisations has received a significant boost at the expense of London cultural attractions.

Art-world outcry at proposed funding cuts for Walsall’s New Art Gallery

Plus: France to join protocol to protect cultural heritage in war zones | Pearson to offer Art History A-level | Helsinki rejects Guggenheim proposal | and Museum Ludwig awards 2017 Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Trisha Donnelly

1 Dec 2016
Madrid's Museo del Prado will welcome a new director ahead of its 200th birthday in 2019

Miguel Zugaza to leave Prado for Museum of Fine Art Bilbao

Plus: Van Gogh Museum criticises scholars for ‘excessively easygoing’ attitude to authentication | Disputed Beethoven score fails to sell at auction | French government returns painting attributed to Joos Van Cleve to heirs of Jewish collectors | and Pérez Art Museum receives $10 million plus collection of Cuban art

30 Nov 2016
Stirling's posthumous masterpiece No 1 Poultry. 'Oafish' or 'highly significant'?

James Stirling’s No. 1 Poultry granted listed status

Plus: Huge Bronze Age torc discovered in Cambridgeshire field | Artists march on Ivanka Trump’s Manhattan apartment | Mathias Ary Jan to direct Biennale des Antiquaires under new name | and Heather Phillipson wins 2016 Film London Jarman Award

29 Nov 2016

Cuban artist arrested again after the death of Fidel Castro

Plus: Berlin forced to postpone exhibition of Tehran’s modern masters | Greek archaeologists rediscover ‘lost Elgin marbles’ | Salem University shuts down politically themed exhibition | and recommended reading

28 Nov 2016

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio to design Prado extension

Plus: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces $16 million renovation | Estate of Tom Wesselmann to be represented by Gagosian and Almine Rech | Gabi Ngcobo to curate 10th Berlin Biennale | and Future Generation Prize shortlist unveiled

25 Nov 2016

RIBA International Prize goes to Peruvian university campus

Plus: Falling pound threatens National Gallery’s plans to acquire Pontormo painting | Manifesta 12 announces OMA as ‘creative mediator’ | Artists named for Jerwood Makers Open | and Stefan Borchardt named director of Kunsthalle Emden

24 Nov 2016

Autumn Statement: Wentworth Woodhouse to get grant of £7.6 million

Plus: Jenni Lomax to step down as director of Camden Arts Centre | Frick names Joseph Shatoff deputy director | and plans announced for Bauhaus centenary

23 Nov 2016

Hockney to design stained glass window celebrating reign of Elizabeth II

Plus: Jeff Koons reveals plans for Paris terror attack memorial | ICA Miami to open new permanent space in 2017 | Glasgow School of Art receives major donation to renovate campus | and Prada Foundation to open new photography gallery

22 Nov 2016

Shortlist revealed for UK’s National Holocaust memorial

Plus: Richard Prince sued for unauthorised appropriation | Whitney announces artist list for 2017 Biennial | Szczecin’s National Museum named World Building of the Year | Frank Gehry and Maya Lin receive Presidential Medal of Freedom | and recommended reading

21 Nov 2016

Buckingham Palace to undergo £369million renovation

Plus: Helen Marten wins Hepworth Sculpture Prize | Unauthorised Anselm Kiefer exhibition to go ahead in Beijing | Seoul police make arrests relating to Lee Ufan forgery ring | and Perdita Hunt to step down as director of Watts Gallery Trust

18 Nov 2016

New arrangement could keep ‘Monarch of the Glen’ on view in Scotland

Plus: Adam Broomberg launches poster campaign to oppose the ‘rising right’ | Second World War Dutch and British shipwrecks ‘disappear’ in Java Sea | and Folkwang Museum receives multimillion dollar donation

17 Nov 2016

Bernini elephant sculpture vandalised in Rome

Plus: Authenticity of newly discovered Van Gogh sketches in doubt | Export bar for Hogarth’s The Christening | Anglo Saxon graves discovered in Norfolk | Anne Barlow to replace Sam Thorne at Tate St Ives | and Claudio Rasano wins Taylor Wessing prize

16 Nov 2016
A view of the Pulse nightclub main entrance on 21 June, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando community continues to mourn the victims of the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub. Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Orlando plans to turn Pulse nightclub into a memorial

Plus: Staff and students protest planned redundancies at RCA School of Architecture | Guatemala to open Holocaust Museum | Museum of Liverpool to close for ‘essential works’ | and Rema Hort Mann Foundation 2016 Emerging Artist Grants announced

15 Nov 2016

Iraqi forces retake Nimrud

Plus: Germany reveals changes to Limbach Commission | Alphonse Mucha’s heir files lawsuit against the city of Prague | MFA Boston announces $24 million renovation | and recommended reading

14 Nov 2016

BALTIC announces new award for international artists

Plus: Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery reopens in new space | Herzog & de Meuron chosen for RCA expansion | Paul Hamlyn Foundation announces winners of annual Artists’ Award | and recommended reading

11 Nov 2016

Pergamon Museum to move exhibits into temporary ‘transition hall’

Plus: Appeal to buy hoard of Roman coins hits target | Diageo’s decision to sell off Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen criticised | Royal Ontario Museum offers apology for ‘racist’ exhibition | Restituted Constable to be sold at Christie's | and Aaron Seeto appointed director of Indonesia’s MACAM

10 Nov 2016

The art world responds to Trump’s presidential victory

Plus: Austrian authorities arrest suspects in connection with Picasso forgeries | Wall Street Journal to reduce arts and culture coverage | Yasser Arafat museum to open in late Fatah leader’s former Ramallah HQ | and Welsh government says fears over museum sector ‘unfounded’

9 Nov 2016
Firefighters recover a religious painting from a damaged church in the village of Rio, some 10 kms from the central Italian village of Amatrice, on August 28, 2016. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Painting stolen from earthquake-damaged Italian church

Plus: Remains of Paul Gauguin’s father identified in Chile | Chief curator of Seoul’s Ilmin Museum steps down after sexual harassment claims | Rediscovered Brueghel painting to go on show in Bath

8 Nov 2016

Toledo Museum of Art criticised for selling artefacts from collection

Plus: Galleries in LA’s Boyle Heights vandalised | Protestors demand removal of statue from Contemporary Istanbul | and recommended reading

7 Nov 2016

UK transport minister vows to rebuild Euston Arch

Plus: New plan announced for Guggenheim satellite in Helsinki | Philadelphia Museum of Art receives five sculptures from Cy Twombly Foundation | and Sprüth Magers to reopen London space in 2017

4 Nov 2016

NPG launches appeal to acquire portrait of the Duke of Wellington

Plus: Ai Weiwei urges West to tackle China on human rights | Uruguayan authorities censor artist’s depiction of former president in the nude | Paul Kasmin Gallery chosen to represent legacy of Lee Krasner | and Kristen Shepherd appointed director of Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg

3 Nov 2016

Jeremy Shaw wins Canada’s top art prize

Plus: Pergamon Museum renovation costs soar as project is delayed | Louvre announces plan to safely store artefacts from conflict zones | Theaster Gates launches apprenticeship programme for underemployed Chicago residents | and Dia receives grant from Sackler Foundation to back new projects

2 Nov 2016

Recent earthquakes are putting the Colosseum under strain

Plus: Former Picasso employee changes story in court case | Clark Art Institute receives Allan Sekula’s library | and Denmark to build new Hans Christian Andersen museum

1 Nov 2016