Art News Daily

Finnish state funding blocked for Helsinki Guggenheim

Plus: Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan collection to be sold to fund studio refurbishment | Bankside residents clash with Tate Modern over viewing deck concerns | and nominees revealed for 2017 Absolut Art Award

6 Sep 2016
Martin Roth, Apollo magazine, 40 Under 40 Europe

V&A director Martin Roth resigns

Plus: UNESCO condemns destruction of 9th-century mosque in Yemen | Çanakkale Biennial in Turkey cancelled

5 Sep 2016

Building Design announces ‘Carbuncle Cup’ shortlist

Plus: Cécile Bernard named General Manager at Sotheby’s France | Capability Brown gardens granted listed status | and recommended reading

2 Sep 2016

Baron van Dedem’s masterpieces go on show at the Mauritshuis

Plus: Reopening of Bass Museum delayed | Narciso Contreras awarded Carmignac Photojournalism prize | Bronx Museum names interim executives following resignations | Study finds that ‘mysterious smear’ on Munch’s The Scream is candle wax | and Marc Riboud (1923-2016)

1 Sep 2016
The K21 Ständehaus museum, where Christoph Büchel's exhibition was due to open on 9 September.

Christoph Büchel exhibition cancelled in Düsseldorf

Plus: Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures for 2007-11 | Anselm Kiefer’s studio burgled | and Hartog Dish to return to Australia after 400 years

31 Aug 2016
Seamus Heaney (1939–2013) poses with his portrait by Colin Davidson.

Seamus Heaney to be commemorated with new arts centre

Plus: Historic England calls on communities secretary to halt north London skyscraper plans | Renzo Piano to help with earthquake reconstruction efforts in Italy | and Spanish museum requests return of Nazi-era gifts from German and Austrian museums

30 Aug 2016

Resignations at the Bronx Museum

Plus: Richard Prince sued for plagiarism by Instagram photographer | and temporary export bar placed on Queen Victoria’s coronet

29 Aug 2016
Ai Weiwei shows the world his passport via Instagram.

Ai Weiwei dropped from Yinchuan Biennale in China

Plus: Five Lancashire museums to be mothballed while negotiations to keep them running continue | UK government agrees to extend financial guarantee for ‘Garden Bridge’ | and Prince’s Paisley Park house to open as museum

26 Aug 2016

Italy to donate takings from state museums to earthquake victims

Plus: Earthquake in Burma damages scores of pagodas | Around 70 per cent of artefacts recovered in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, says antiquities chief | Tessa Giblin named director of Talbot Rice Gallery | and Steve McQueen awarded BFI fellowship

25 Aug 2016
Peter Doig.

Peter Doig wins bizarre authenticity court case

Plus: Heritage sites damaged in fatal Italian earthquake | Hearst Castle closed as Californian wildfires spread | Wadsworth Atheneum offers free admission to local residents

24 Aug 2016

Banksy artwork accidentally destroyed

Plus: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art goes digital | Serpentine to stage major Zaha Hadid show | Nicholas Serota tipped as the next Arts Council Chairman

23 Aug 2016

Islamic extremist pleads guilty to destruction of cultural property in Mali

Plus: Students occupy Sydney College of the Arts | Pre-colonial Mexican manuscript revealed at the Bodleian Library

22 Aug 2016

Anger in Ukraine over Tretyakov Gallery exhibition

Plus: Students identify rare Dürer woodcut in German museum | National Gallery of Art returns Schnorr von Carolsfeld drawing to heirs of Holocaust victim | and Harvard launches Bauhaus database

19 Aug 2016
Adam and Eve (around 1530) by Lucas Cranach

Disputed Cranach works can stay at Norton Simon Museum, rules judge

Plus: Jack Lang condemns renovation of Paris’s Galerie Vivienne | Ethics Committee ruling on BP sponsorship sparks debate | Bede’s World museum to reopen as Jarrow Hall | and London mayor abandons ‘Olympicopolis’ name for east London culture hub

18 Aug 2016

Marina Abramović clarifies ‘inflammatory’ remarks about Indigenous Australians

Plus: Altarpiece thought to be the work of Thomas Hardy discovered in Windsor | Verdict expected for ‘bizarre’ Peter Doig case | Activists announce plans for ‘lynching museum’ | and Yayoi Kusama to get touring exhibition

17 Aug 2016

National Trust acquires exceptional Isaac Oliver miniature

Landmark art project in Detroit to be dismantled | Minneapolis Institute of Art launches longterm initiative for Asian art | and arrests made in connection with theft of a Banksy copy

16 Aug 2016

Polynesian sculpture 200 years older than previously thought

Campaign launched to save east London artists’ studios | War photography installation vandalised in Leipzig | and Jorge Daniel Veneciano to step down at Museo del Barrio

15 Aug 2016

Chilean film makers demand return of Easter Island statue from UK

Plus: Joseph Rosa appointed director of Frye Museum | Penelope Curtis to curate contemporary art section at TEFAF Maastricht | and Auckland Castle’s Zurbarán paintings to tour US

12 Aug 2016

Art Fund invites crowdfunding for clean-up job at Greenwich’s Painted Hall

Plus: Artist Pension Trust hands out returns for the first time | Tate Britain acquires Reynolds painting through Acceptance in Lieu scheme | and plans afoot for Jewish museum for children in Berlin

11 Aug 2016

Bavarian Museums receive major donation of works from Engelhorn collection

Plus: Human remains discovered at museum in Ukraine | Michael Jordan donates $5 million to National Museum of African American History and Culture | Liam Gillick named artistic director of Okayama Summit | and Shortlist revealed for new RCA campus

10 Aug 2016
Peter Doig.

Peter Doig appears in court over disputed painting

Plus: Sotheby’s posts results for second quarter | Cyprus police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities | Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands selected to design UCL campus projects in east London

9 Aug 2016

Mayan tomb discovered in Belize

Plus: Keith Haring mural in New York apartment block at risk | Stele of Persian king Darius I discovered in southern Russia | Dürer print resurfaces at French flea market | and V&A saves Hans Coper bowl for the nation

8 Aug 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met reports record visitor figures for 2015–16

Plus: Monika Grütters announces plans to restructure Limbach Commission | Garden Bridge: expert warns of construction hazards | and Stone Age pictogram severely damaged by children in Norway

5 Aug 2016

Getty grants $1.3 million for conservation of Modernist landmarks

Plus: Archaeologists discover probable ‘Dark Ages palace’ in Cornwall | Developer withdraws appeal in victory for Shepherd’s Bush Market campaigners | Ronald Lauder voices doubt over provenance of a work in the Neue Galerie collection | and Alan Cristea to relocate to Pall Mall

4 Aug 2016