Art News Daily

Arts Council England grants £12.2 million to museums

Plus: Studies paint disappointing picture for diversity at US museums | Turkey’s Biennial postponed | Rich Aste appointed director of McNay Art Museum | and funding cuts for public art at Rio Olympics

3 Aug 2016

Court of Appeal rejects call to save historic Liverpool district

Plus: China launches campaign to protect Great Wall from thieves | Hyde Collection receives $11 million donation | and ‘highly toxic’ paint discovered at Pitzhanger Manor

2 Aug 2016

Benin demands return of looted art from France

Plus: Turkish artist arrested in wake of attempted coup | Scratches found on works by Moroni and Ortolano at National Gallery | Fortnum & Mason to exhibit Frank Cohen collection | and National Museum of Oman opens doors in Muscat

1 Aug 2016

Campaign saves Armada Portrait for the nation

Plus: Four cities shortlisted to host Great Exhibition of the North | J. Tomilson Hill to open private art museum in Manhattan | Tate given 35 days to disclose BP sponsorship figures | Çannakale Biennale to go ahead despite Turkish political uncertainty | and recommended reading

29 Jul 2016

New Museum of London designs unveiled

Plus: Merger between Sydney College of the Arts and UNSW called off | Director of Vienna’s Belvedere Museum to step down | Stolen paintings recovered from criminal gang | Oxford Natural History Museum restoration work damages exhibits | Designs revealed for V&A’s east London satellite

28 Jul 2016

Court rejects Orlan’s attempt to sue Lady Gaga

Plus: World’s largest collection of paper peepshows donated to V&A | Diane Wilsey to step down as board president of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | Detroit Institute of Arts announces drive to add African American art to collection | and Yorkshire Museum launches appeal to save Roman hoard

27 Jul 2016

15th-century Netherlandish masterpiece will stay in the UK

Plus: Uffizi’s Vasari Corridor could be cleared of paintings | New fellowship created to explore intersection of art and philosophy | Shanghai Project exhibition postponed | and Luc Hoffman (1923-2016)

26 Jul 2016

Louvre-Lens to restore long-lost Le Brun painting

Plus: Royal Collection acquires Van Dyck’s preparatory sketch for Charles I portrait | Rashid Johnson joins Guggenheim Board | Black Mountain College Museum names new executive director | and Bernard Dufour (1922–2016)

25 Jul 2016
Switch House, Tate Modern

Tate Modern extension welcomes millionth visitor since opening

Plus: New report suggests Garden Bridge funding plan ‘optimistic at best’ | New non-profit organisation to carry out technical analysis of Modigliani works  | and Artangel launches Oscar Wilde-inspired art project at Reading Prison

22 Jul 2016

Suhanya Raffel to take over at M+ in Hong Kong

Plus: First World War-era submarine wrecks given protected status | Gurlitt: collector allegedly held more than 90 works ‘likely to have been looted’ | and unlucky recipient of Van Gogh’s ear identified

21 Jul 2016

US’s largest collection of Mexican art finds new San Francisco home

Plus: Nathaniel Gee to mastermind Estorick refurb | New York State to collect $4.3 million in back taxes from Gagosian Gallery | Christie’s reports mixed half year results | and Grimshaw Architects chosen to design Heathrow’s future expansion plans

20 Jul 2016

Henry VIII’s flagship back on public view in Portsmouth

Plus: Le Corbusier buildings added to UNESCO World Heritage List | Parviz Tanavoli permitted to leave Iran | The Contemporary Austin announces new $100,000 art prize | and Billy Name (19402016)

19 Jul 2016

UNESCO condemns shelling of National Museum of Aleppo

Plus: Arts Council England announces changes to museum funding | Ed Vaizey removed as UK culture minister | Redundancies at the Met ‘could exceed 100’ | Louise Hearman wins Archibald Prize for Barry Humphries portrait | and Damien Hirst formaldehyde works ‘not harmful’

18 Jul 2016

FIAC to expand into Petit Palais

Plus: Artists petition Israel to release Palestinian poet | Agustín Arteaga appointed director of Dallas Museum of Art | Irish Museum of Modern Art and Hennessy establish acquisition fund

15 Jul 2016

Karen Bradley appointed UK culture secretary

Plus: Pavlensky stripped of Human Rights Foundation award | Julius von Bismarck wins Wolfsburg art prize | and David Bowie’s art collection comes up for auction

14 Jul 2016

MPs call for return of Elgin Marbles

Plus: Art 'expert' disappears with possible Leonardo work | Export bar for 16th-century Book of Hours | Olivier Thomas called for further questioning in art theft case | and Getty and Rothschild Foundations come together to support new fellowship

13 Jul 2016
Crowds at a vigil commemorating 1989's Tiananmen protests, organised by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China

Museum dedicated to Tiananmen Square protests announces temporary closure

Plus: Niels Van Tomme to take over at De Appel Arts Center | Aarhus to host new triennial in 2017 | World Monuments Fund forced to cut almost 25 per cent of jobs

12 Jul 2016

Property developer ordered to rebuild historic London pub

Plus: Sadiq Khan blocks extra funding for ‘Garden Bridge’ | Iranian artist reportedly accused of ‘spreading public anxiety’ | Helena Newman appointed chairman of Sotheby’s Europe | Eric Shiner to join Sotheby’s too

11 Jul 2016

Germany passes controversial Cultural Property Protection Law

Plus: Michael Simpson wins John Moores Painting Prize | Valeria Napoleone to exhibit collection in travelling exhibition | Peter Doig sued for denying authorship of painting | and Timothy Taylor to open US gallery

8 Jul 2016

V&A named as Art Fund Museum of the Year

Plus: New museum to open in Los Angeles | Vice Media acquires majority share in Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Magazine | ISIS release further footage of Palmyra destruction | and New Museum and K11 Foundation announce residency for emerging Chinese artists

7 Jul 2016

Suicide bombing at Prophet’s Mosque in Medina

Plus: Lee Ufan refuses to certify contested works as forgeries | Prosecutors seize Giacometti works from Swiss museum | and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum agrees to return archaeological artefacts to Italy

6 Jul 2016

France and UAE announce summit on culture and terrorism

Plus: £30 million Cultural Protection Fund calls for applications | Turner Contemporary announces Clive Stevens as new chair | Woodward Gallery refutes collector lawsuit | and Jean-Pierre Bertrand (1937–2016)

5 Jul 2016

Art Institute of Chicago acquires newly rediscovered Sebastiano painting

Plus: Iranian artist prevented from leaving the country | Ellsworth Kelly Foundation donates $1 million to FCA for new award | Mami Kataoka named artistic director of 21st Sydney Biennale | and K.G. Subramanyan (1924–2016)

4 Jul 2016

British Museum celebrates ‘most successful year ever’

Plus: Justine Simons appointed London’s deputy mayor for culture | UK memorials to war dead listed to mark anniversary of the Somme | Tod Williams and Billie Tsien selected to design Obama Presidential Library | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac confirms plans for Mayfair gallery | and Guy Ullens announces intention to hand over ownership of UCCA

1 Jul 2016