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Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, stand next to Alejandro Otero, 'Colored Lines on White Background' (1950) © 2016 Scott Rudd

MoMA receives major donation of Latin American art

Plus: Sonia Solicari named director of Geffrye Museum | MoMA receives major donation of Latin American art | Sekhemka statue reportedly ‘in USA’ | and recommended reading

17 Oct 2016

Five arrested in Versailles in connection with counterfeit tickets

Plus: Eugene Rogolsky donates 700 works of art to University of Southern California | French graffiti artist spared prison sentence | and recommended reading

14 Oct 2016

Art History exams dropped in curriculum shake up

Plus: National Gallery secures ‘unprecedented’ grant from UK government to acquire Pontormo painting | Reiss-Engelhorn Museen wins copyright lawsuit over unauthorised uploads | and Hala Wardé wins competition to design Beirut art museum

13 Oct 2016

DCMS figures reveal drop in visitor numbers for most UK museums

Plus: Petition launched to save Stockholm’s Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities | Paris’s Musée Carnavalet to close for restoration until at least 2019 | Activists demand removal of Theodore Roosevelt statue in New York | and Artangel’s Reading Prison show extended due to popular demand

12 Oct 2016

Newcastle-Gateshead to host ‘Great Exhibition of the North’

Plus: Cancellation of ‘Garden Bridge’ could cost taxpayer more than £20 million | Chief curator at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis resigns | Shortlist announced for Griffin Art Prize

11 Oct 2016

Gainsborough’s House to receive nearly £5 million in HLF funding

Plus: Museums Association sets up group to advise on museum closures | Controversy over Dutch Royal Family’s sale of paintings | Programme announced for Fundación Arte in Buenos Aires | Design unveiled for Statue of Liberty Museum

10 Oct 2016

Sotheby’s declares ‘Frans Hals’ painting a fake

Plus: Former Tisch Asia students file lawsuit against New York University | Portland Art Museum announces Rothko partnership | Caruso St John wins Stirling Prize for Newport Street Gallery

7 Oct 2016

Roman coins discovered in ruins of castle in Okinawa

Plus: Arrests in Greece over alleged antiquities smuggling | Local authority posits total funding cut to Lyon’s Musée des Confluences | ICA Miami closes due to Hurricane Matthew | and Tate acquires works at Frieze with WME | IMG Fund

6 Oct 2016

Arts Council England reveals ‘ambitious’ funding for 2018–22

Plus: Audrey Azoulay announces funding increase for French museums | Czech police arrest Russian artist for hooliganism | Otto Dix picture book rediscovered | and Leipzig Academy of Arts launches enrolment programme for refugees

5 Oct 2016

David Byrne to stage neuroscience exhibition at Pace

Plus: 3Arts awards $250,000 to 10 Chicago artists | Hauser & Wirth announces worldwide representation of Arshile Gorky Estate | and Sam Gappmayer takes over at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

4 Oct 2016

Exhibition at Sakharov Center vandalised by Russian nationalists

Plus: Met faces lawsuit over Picasso painting allegedly sold under duress | Activists claim British Museum ‘broke own rules’ over BP sponsorship | David Adjaye and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye join Serpentine board | and recommended reading

3 Oct 2016

Stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered in Italy

Plus: Centre Pompidou to open museum in Brussels | Diane Wilsey remains head of the board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | Stolen icon returns to Russia | and recommended reading

30 Sep 2016

Metropolitan Museum cuts 34 jobs

Plus: Portuguese government decides to keep Miró works in Porto | Catherine Pégard to stay on as director at Versailles | Durham University and Auckland Castle join up to create £1.6 million research centre for Spanish art | and Tino Sehgal wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize

29 Sep 2016

Anish Kapoor: Versailles vandalism was ‘inside job’

Plus: Neue Gallery reacquires Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s Nude | Antiquities museum opens in Basra | Vladimir Potanin makes major donation of Russian contemporary art to Pompidou Centre | and Daniel Crouch Rare Books to launch New York gallery

28 Sep 2016

Radical Islamist sentenced to nine years in jail for Timbuktu cultural destruction

Plus: Wim Pijbes quits as director of Voorlinden Museum | Barcelona councillors call for toppling of ‘colonialist’ Columbus statue | Cologne to return work bought by Hildebrand Gurlitt in 1939 | and Pierre Huyghe wins Nasher Prize

27 Sep 2016

Jacob Jordaens painting discovered at Swansea Museum

Plus : Antiques dealers arrested as ivory seized in New York | Jock Sturges’ Moscow exhibition closes after ‘child pornography’ protests | Civil Rights Museum turns down visit from Trump visit | and recommended reading

26 Sep 2016

Buffalo museum raises $103 million for extension in record time

Plus: Artist calls for boycott of show at St Louis Contemporary Art Museum | David Attenborough unveils portrait in Leicester’s New Walk Museum | and recommended reading

23 Sep 2016

Ulay claims victory in court case against Marina Abramovic

Plus: Future of Jonas Dahlberg’s Utøya massacre memorial in doubt | Sadiq Khan orders review into Garden Bridge procurement | Fire ravages Stockholm's Royal Institute of Art | and artists among recipients of MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Genius’ grant

22 Sep 2016

François Hollande announces creation of global fund for protection of cultural heritage

Plus: Tate acquires Joan Carlile portrait | Todd Palmer appointed executive director of Chicago Architecture Biennale | Gallery of Everything opens with Jarvis Cocker show in London

21 Sep 2016
Study of a Kneeling Man (c.1529), Titian.

Export bar for £4.4 million Titian drawing

Plus: Manuel Rabaté named director of Louvre Abu Dhabi | New impetus for Frank Gehry designed Eisenhower memorial | Neolithic statuette discovered in Turkey | and Roger Hiorns wins 2016 Faena Prize

20 Sep 2016

Stefan Kalmár named director of ICA

Plus : Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery wins Freelands Prize | Stolen pre-Columbian sculpture rediscovered in London | David Breslin to join curatorial team at the Whitney | and recommended reading

19 Sep 2016

Canadian museum steps up efforts for return of First Nations objects

Plus: Peter Zumthor selected for Fondation Beyeler extension | Rijksmuseum attributes six works to Hercules Segers | Swiss Institute to reopen on St Mark’s Place | and recommended reading

16 Sep 2016

MoMA makes exhibition archive available online

Plus: Renders of Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards project unveiled | Design competition for UK Holocaust Memorial Centre launched | Solveig Settemsdal awarded Jerwood Drawing Prize | Hamza Walker named director of LAXART | and Northern England dominates Victorian Society’s ‘Top Ten Endangered Buildings’ list

15 Sep 2016

Leighton House awarded funds for final phase of restoration

Plus: Alec Baldwin sues Mary Boone | Emerige steps in to finance Paris’s ‘Art City’ | Australia bars export of Herbert Badham painting

14 Sep 2016