Art News Daily

Cultural leaders call for free movement in post-Brexit Britain

Plus: Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass windows will return to restored home | Daniel LaRue Johnson (1938–2017) | German galleries launch Condo-style co-operative programme | and Tapei’s National Palace Museum creates free image archive

13 Jul 2017

Record attendance at the Met

Plus: German police make arrests in €4 million gold coin museum heist case | Dallas Museum of Art acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room | Ilya Glazunov (1930–2017) | and Christie’s names new Impressionist and modern art co-chairmen

12 Jul 2017
Nanne Dekking is the new chair of TEFAF

Nanne Dekking appointed chair of TEFAF

Plus: Sadiq Khan appoints 50 design advocates for London | Painting at centre of Nazi loot claim pulled from Düsseldorf exhibition | Architects shortlist announced for London’s Centre for Music | UNESCO inscribes ice age caves on world heritage list | $81 million pay-out ordered in Knoedler art fraud case

11 Jul 2017

Gainsborough sketches discovered at Windsor Castle

Plus: Eritrea’s modernist capital is among new UNESCO World Heritage sites | Police uncover ancient Roman coins in anti-terrorist operation | Over 95 per cent of pre-Hispanic collection at Mexican Museum fails authentication | and recommended reading

10 Jul 2017

€500m Cerruti Collection goes to Castello di Rivoli

Plus: £3 million jewellery heist at Masterpiece London | New Orleans Museum of Art acquires works by 10 African-American artists | and recommended reading

7 Jul 2017

Hepworth Wakefield is the Art Fund Museum of the Year

Plus: Hobby Lobby accused of smuggling ancient Iraqi artefacts | Royal Academy to create new gallery and awards for architecture | Australia’s Mona announces major expansion plans | and Mario Merz Prize for art goes to Petrit Halilaj

6 Jul 2017
The Chancellery in Berlin, currently the location of an art installation targeting Turkey's president.

Turkey hits out at Berlin art installation

Plus: José Luis Cuevas (1934–2017) | £6 million funding for David Livingstone Museum in Scotland | Artists design covers for special edition of Evening Standard | and South African court dismisses ‘hate speech’ complaint against artwork

5 Jul 2017
Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

British Museum sets out plans for a revamp

Plus: Collector withdraws works from Boulder Museum exhibition | Jan Fontein (1927–2017) | and Design Museum acquires rainbow flag

4 Jul 2017

Major funding boost for the new Museum of London

Plus: Union Black to fly above Tate Britain | Auctioneer sues for commission on Gauguin painting | TEFAF releases report and new initiative focused on digital art market | and recommended reading

3 Jul 2017

Sadiq Khan launches ‘London Borough of Culture’ competition

Plus: Study suggests pay increase across US museum sector | Arts Council warns arts organisations to increase diversity or forego funding |  and recommended reading

30 Jun 2017

Norway abandons artist’s plans for Utøya massacre memorial

Plus: UNESCO report recommends bypass around Stonehenge | Artist issues formal complaint over fundraising investigation | Man crashes car into monument in Little Rock | and Avery Singer wins Prix Jean-François Prat

29 Jun 2017
Rendering of the planned MoMA extension, based on the design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Steven A. Cohen donates $50m to MoMA

Plus: Franz West’s family win court battle over artist’s estate | Survey suggests that 98 per cent of Australians ‘engage with the arts’ | and George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art gets the go-ahead

28 Jun 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England boosts funding to regional organisations

Plus: Rome metro construction unearths 3rd-century ruins | Julia Joern to leave David Zwirner gallery | Stolen Belfast painting recovered in Chicago | and Merryn Schriever appointed director of Bonhams Australia

27 Jun 2017

Spanish judge orders exhumation of Salvador Dalí’s remains

Plus: Julia Peyton-Jones to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Bangkok to launch contemporary art biennale | Art Gallery of Ontario acquires 522 Diane Arbus photographs | and recommended reading

26 Jun 2017
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Tate Modern extension wins RIBA award

Plus: Antony Gormley demands ‘vandalised’ Crosby beach sculptures be cleaned | Sunday Painter gallery to move to Vauxhall | and recommended reading

23 Jun 2017
A general view shows smoke rising near the leaning Al-Hadba minaret in the Al-Nuri mosque compound, as Iraqi government forces advance in western Mosul's Zanjili neighbourhood on 7 June, 2017, during ongoing battles against Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Photo: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images

ISIS blamed for destruction of Grand al-Nuri mosque

Plus: Syrian refugees to be trained to restore damaged heritage sites | Thai soldiers censor exhibition at Bangkok gallery | and Erin B. Coe to leave Hyde Collection for Palmer Museum

22 Jun 2017

Art UK to digitise national sculpture collection

Plus: Ei Arakawa work stolen from Skulptur Projekte Münster | Mass resignations at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art | Kassel to build permanent Documenta institute | and Sylvie Patry to return to Musée d’Orsay

21 Jun 2017
Chios residents arrange banners during an anti-migrant demo on the island of Chios on 28 September, 2016. Irish photographer Richard Mosse claims he was arrested while observing a similar rally on the island last week. Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Photographer Richard Mosse arrested at anti-refugee rally

Plus: IMMA director Sarah Glennie to step down | $12m worth of art reported stolen from Queens storage facility | and known forger arrested on suspicion of resuming counterfeit operation

20 Jun 2017

Noose found outside National Gallery of Art, Washington

Plus: John Glen now responsible for arts and heritage at DCMS | Kevin Jennings appointed president of Tenement Museum | Sotheby’s Europe appoints Jans Prasens as managing director | and recommended reading

19 Jun 2017

Artist Khadija Saye has died in the Grenfell Tower fire

Plus: 119 Latin American colonial artworks donated to five museums | San Francisco’s $50 million Treasure Island ‘Arts Master Plan’ approved | Picasso painting among $1.7 billion of assets claimed for seizure in 1MDB case | and recommended reading

16 Jun 2017

National Portrait Gallery awarded £9.4m grant for major expansion

Plus: Getty returns ancient marble sculpture to Italy | Noguchi Museum director Jenny Dixon to retire

15 Jun 2017

Multiple new appointments at London’s ICA

Plus: Record $9 million bequest for National Museum of Women in the Arts | UK’s National Campaign for the Arts chair issues post-election statement | Blaffer Art Museum appoints Toby Kamps as new director | and Edit DeAk (1950–2017)

14 Jun 2017
Daniel H. Weiss has been appointed President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met appoints Daniel H. Weiss president and CEO in leadership rethink

Plus: £24.5 million Parmigianino goes to Getty | Sydney art museum wins major government funding bid | MoMA film curator named Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters | Evidence in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum thefts reportedly missing | and Joseph Grima tipped to be new director of Design Academy Eindhoven

13 Jun 2017
Roy Lichtenstein's 'Masterpiece' (1962; seen here at Tate Modern's 'Lichtenstein, a retrospective' exhibition in 2013) has been sold for $165 million to set up the new 'Art for Justice Fund' in support of criminal justice reform. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Criminal justice fund established with Lichtenstein sale

Plus: Isaac Julien wins Royal Academy’s Charles Wollaston award | Rome mayor wins appeal against Colosseum archaeological park | and Mauro Malang Santos (1928–2017)

12 Jun 2017