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A.R. Penck © The Flying Studios International, Heinz-Günter Mebusch

Neo-Expressionist artist A.R. Penck has died aged 77

Plus: Hong Kong’s June 4th Museum to reopen | Martin Clark named director of Camden Arts Centre | Tate Modern extension to be named in honour of Len Blavatnik | and Rod Hebden appointed interim director of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust

4 May 2017
Lubaina Himid, one of two nominees for the 2017 Turner Prize who would not previously been eligible for the award.

Shortlist for 2017 Turner Prize showcases older artists

Plus: Police say terrorist suspect planned to target art collective | Alex Katz painting stolen from Munich gallery | and Dan Byers appointed director of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

3 May 2017

Bipartisan agreement set to increase NEA funding

Plus: Orlan and Kader Attia speak out against Marine Le Pen | Cornelia Parker named official artist of 2017 general election | Vito Acconci (1940-2017) | and recommended reading

2 May 2017

Mayor of London withdraws support for Garden Bridge

Plus: Iraqi forces capture ancient city of Hatra from ISIS | Works of art worth €27m stolen in northern Italy | Shortlist revealed for the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year award | and recommended reading

28 Apr 2017

The Met considers levying entrance fee

Plus: Two acquitted in Brett Whiteley forgery case | Jean Pigozzi plans foundation for contemporary African art | and World Monuments Fund launches Instagram initiative to protect modern buildings

27 Apr 2017

Plans for Berlin’s Museum of the 20th Century criticised

Plus: MFA Boston in censorship dispute with Instagram | Marisol estate bequeathed to Albright-Knox Gallery | and Lindsay Pollock steps down as editor of Art in America

26 Apr 2017

Foster + Partners plans redundancies due to ‘market uncertainty’

Plus: Painting looted by Nazis to be auctioned despite protests | LAXART founder to open production centre in Hollywood | and global online art sales grow by 15 per cent

25 Apr 2017

English cathedrals facing maintenance crisis

Plus: Missing Festival of Britain sculpture identified in hotel garden | NEA report reveals economic impact of arts in all 50 states | Claire Doherty appointed director of Arnolfini | and recommended reading

24 Apr 2017

World’s largest indigenous rock art site at risk

Plus: National Gallery of Denmark scammed by fraudsters | Director of Swindon Museum project resigns | and Peggy Guggenheim’s heirs accuse Guggenheim Foundation of ignoring her wishes

21 Apr 2017

New York museum launches citizenship initiative

Plus: Court rules that Yves Bouvier cannot be sued in Singapore | Marc Porter appointed chairman of Christie’s Americas | Ancient ruins discovered in Iran | and Alistair Burtenshaw appointed director of Watts Gallery Trust

20 Apr 2017

Turkey plans museum dedicated to ‘martyrs’ of failed coup

Plus: Concerns over planned Academy Museum in LA | Ai Weiwei criticises Hong Kong after HSBC bank account refusal | Artists’ Pension Trust withdraws 18 lots from Sotheby’s | Getty Museum evacuated | Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)

19 Apr 2017

Northern Ireland arts funding suffers due to political deadlock

Plus: Sculptor sues Manhattan church over removal of 9/11 memorial | May Xue stands down as Ullens Center CEO | Carolee Schneeman wins Venice Biennale lifetime achievement award

18 Apr 2017
The records of the Stasi, former East German secret police, are stored at the Stasi Museum, in Berlin. (Photo: 21 February, 2017).

Germany to investigate mass art seizures by the Stasi

Plus: Musée d’Orsay accused of discrimination | Warhol Foundation files pre-emptive lawsuit over ‘Prince’ series dispute | and Robert Ryman donates 21 works to Dia Art Foundation

13 Apr 2017

Tehran gallerists charged with plotting to overthrow the state

Plus: National Museum of Ireland pays out over historic staff complaints | Settlement reached over fake Rothko painting | Jeffrey Deitch to open Los Angeles gallery | and abc Berlin and Art Cologne in talks to start joint fair

12 Apr 2017
Visualisation of Gdansk's Museum of the Second World War building designed by Studio Kwadrat

Director of Poland’s Second World War Museum dismissed

Plus: Ownership dispute over Israel Museum’s Bird’s Head Haggadah | Uncertainty over Art Gallery of New South Wales director’s contract | and artists pen open letter to Documenta to protest evictions in Athens

11 Apr 2017

Report recommends cancelling Garden Bridge

Plus: National Gallery seeks £11m to save Bellotto landscape for the nation | Plans to reopen Lancashire museums in doubt | Paintings stolen from Auckland gallery | and recommended reading

10 Apr 2017
The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Holburne Museum names Chris Stephens as its new director

Plus: Eran Neuman announces departure from Israel Museum | David Zwirner to open Upper East Side space | and recommended reading

7 Apr 2017

Strike closes Centre Pompidou for 11th consecutive day

Plus: Patrick Sears to step down as director of Rubin Museum | More than €150,000 worth of jewels stolen from Art Paris fair | Victoria Miro announces new gallery in Venice | and Roanne Dods (1966–2017)

6 Apr 2017

Hermitage increases security following St Petersburg metro attack

Plus: Stolen Norman Rockwell painting recovered in Philadelphia | J.M.W. Turner’s Ehrenbreitstein to be auctioned at Sotheby’s | Okwui Enwezor wins 2017 International Folkwang Prize | Richard Parry to direct Glasgow International | and Leeds Art Gallery to reopen to the public in October

5 Apr 2017

US court rules that Germany can be sued for return of Guelph Treasure

Plus: UK museums face ‘uncertain future’ | Archaeologists search for Caligula’s boat | UK arts councils and BBC announce new partnership

4 Apr 2017
James Rosenquist in front of his painting Elect President at the Guggenheim Bilbao, in May 2004. © RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

James Rosenquist (1933–2017)

Plus: German government provides €1.2m to acquire looted Kirchner painting | William Kentridge work vandalised in Rome | Sky Arts launches ‘post Brexit’ art fund | and recommended reading

3 Apr 2017

Italian police make arrests to foil terror attack in Venice

Plus: Arts advocates march in Boston | Artists clash with police in Beijing | Iron Age chariot discovered in Yorkshire | and recommended reading

31 Mar 2017

Hermitage deputy director placed under house arrest

Plus: Turner Prize age limit scrapped, and judges announced for 2018 | Getty Research Institute acquires Frank Gehry archives | Herzog & de Meuron to convert Brooklyn power station into arts hub | and Pompidou anniversary celebrations cancelled due to strike

30 Mar 2017

Christo installation tops attendance survey for 2016

Plus: Arts Council England to investigate benefit of the arts to children | Iranian gallery pulls out of Aipad Photography Show, citing travel ban | Restored Gainsborough painting returns to view after attack | and suspect arrested in connection with artist’s murder

29 Mar 2017