Art News Daily

The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

Director of Ghent’s Museum of Fine Arts suspended

Plus: BAE withdraws from Great Exhibition of the North | US Holocaust Museum revokes human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi | Artist-in-residence at Tate quits over ‘invisible inequalities’ | Balkrishna Doshi awarded Pritzker Prize for Architecture

8 Mar 2018
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

Experts appointed to reshape France’s approach to restitution

Plus: Rhode Island School of Design refutes claim to Picasso painting  | Art Newspaper launches French edition | and Yoko Ott named executive director of Portland’s Yale Union art centre

7 Mar 2018
Dario Franceschini

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini loses seat

Plus: Mondrian heirs claim ownership of four paintings in German museum | Eva Franch i Gilabert elected director of Architectural Association | French culture minister hints that Mona Lisa could be set for tour | and Trump nominates John Parrish Peede to chair NEH

6 Mar 2018

Artists withdraw from ‘Great Exhibition of the North’

Plus: Ten charged in $50million fraud involving a painting by Picasso | Max Beckmann painting to remain at Städel Museum | French court annuls sentence for electrician in possession of missing Picasso works | National Portrait Gallery announces new painting prize | Andrew Schoelkopf appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America | and recommended reading

5 Mar 2018

London Assembly questions Boris Johnson about Garden Bridge scheme

Plus: Kurimanzutto Gallery to open space in New York | National Gallery of Victoria discharges security firm | and Pamela Joyner named chair of Tate Americas Foundation

2 Mar 2018

Museums Taskforce publishes report on museum sector in UK

Plus: Over 200 inaccuracies in Avedon biography, foundation claims | Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller receive honour | and Creative Scotland chief promises review of funding processes

1 Mar 2018
Centre Pompidou Málaga

Centre Pompidou Málaga will stay open until 2025

Plus: Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens | Getulio Alviani (1939–2018) | Lost Monet discovered in Louvre storage | and Michelle Kuo is appointed a curator at MoMA

28 Feb 2018
Visualisation for ‘Contrary Life: A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees’ (2018), by Alia Farid and Aseel AlYaqoub, commissioned by Art Jameel, courtesy the artists

Kuwaiti artists win inaugural Art Jameel commission in Dubai

Plus: Arcadia Missa relocates to Soho | Imprisoned artist goes on trial in Equatorial Guinea today | Expert supports the authentication of a previously unknown Dalí

27 Feb 2018
Church of Holy Sepulchre; Basilica of Holy Sepulchre; Holy Land; Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes indefinitely

Plus: Outsider Art Fair launches edition in Basel | Stolen Degas discovered near Paris | Proposed Jeff Koons sculpture finds French supporters | and recommended reading

26 Feb 2018
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Hammer campaign

Hammer Museum launches $180m capital campaign

Plus: US court prevents bomb victims from seizing Iranian artefacts | Sou Fujimoto wins competition to build Swiss learning centre | Experimenter announces second space in Kolkata | and recommended reading

23 Feb 2018
Towner Art Gallery

Towner Art Gallery faces major funding cut

Plus: Frieze to launch in LA next year | Madrid art fair removes photographs of Catalan politicians | Sherri Geldin to retire as director of Wexner Center

22 Feb 2018
The Tabacalera building in Madrid

New contemporary art space to open in Madrid

Plus: Petition calls for reinstatement of Beatrix Ruf at Stedelijk | Ghent returns controversial artworks to the Dieleghem Foundation | Campaigners urge Tate to ‘sever ties’ with Anthony d’Offay | and Liverpool Waters scheme due for review

21 Feb 2018
Judy Blame (1960–2018) in London, 2013

Judy Blame (1960–2018)

Plus: Peter Gorschlüter appointed director of Museum Folkwang | Man charged for stealing part of ancient Chinese sculpture | and Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947–2018)

20 Feb 2018
Esme Ward, the Manchester Museum's newly appointed director.

Manchester Museum names Esme Ward as next director

Plus: National Portrait Gallery closes for fashion show | Scans reveal hidden landscape beneath Picasso painting | Finland’s National Gallery releases collections online | and recommended reading

19 Feb 2018
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Rockwell family drops challenge to Berkshire Museum sale

Plus: Prussian Cultural Foundation calls for guidelines on restitution of colonial objects | Long-lost Klimt drawing rediscovered | West Virginia resident admits to fraud in connection with Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft | and recommended reading

16 Feb 2018
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Report urges increased UK government funding to museums

Plus: Investigation criticises conduct of Queens Museum ex-director | Aaron I. Fleischman endows curatorial position at the Met | Jef Geys (1934–2018) | and Hirshhorn postpones projection following Florida shooting

15 Feb 2018
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Berkshire Museum still faces legal challenge to deaccessioning plans

Plus: France returns three Joachim Patinir paintings to heirs of dispossessed Jewish collectors | NADA takes in 16 new members | Feitler family donates $5m to Smart Museum of Art | and Met’s Michelangelo show attracts more than 700,000 visitors

14 Feb 2018
US President Donald Trump has proposed cutting funding to the NEA and NEH - again.

NEA and NEH under threat again in proposed 2019 US budget

Plus: Italian extreme-right party attacks Turin museum’s discount for Arabic speakers | Leni Riefenstahl estate donated to Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation | and grafitti artists awarded $6.7 million after works are destroyed

13 Feb 2018
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Berkshire Museum strikes agreement over proposed sale

Plus: Grand Palais to close for renovations from December 2020 | Kawamura Museum of Art announces plan to sell holdings | Harry ‘Hunk’ Anderson (1922–2018) | and recommended reading

12 Feb 2018
Ines Katzenstein

Inés Katzenstein to be first director of Cisneros Institute at MoMA

Plus: UK government promises crackdown on unpaid arts internships | Frida Escobedo to design this year’s Serpentine pavilion | and recommended reading

9 Feb 2018
Elizabeth Alexander, speaking at the White House at an event in 2015.

Elizabeth Alexander named president of Mellon Foundation

Plus: Picasso’s Actor will stay in Met museum collection | Export bar placed on album of Julia Margaret Cameron photographs | Amy Sherald wins 2018 David C. Driskell Prize | and initial designs for £1.6bn Stonehenge tunnel released

8 Feb 2018
The Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection to open new exhibition space in June

Plus: Simon Schama leads call to save Europe’s historic synagogues | Tate awarded historic research grant from Andrew Mellon Foundation | Selldorf Architects to spearhead reinstallation of collection at the High Museum of Art | and Catherine Hutin-Blay plans new Picasso museum in Provence

7 Feb 2018
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Berkshire Museum and attorney general take dispute to Supreme Court

Plus: Ivory trade investigator found murdered in Nairobi | Mark Grotjahn declines MOCA honour | Halifax removes statue of colonial founder | Brett Littman named director of Noguchi Museum | and recommended reading

6 Feb 2018
Hylas and the Nymphs, (1896), John William Waterhouse.

Waterhouse painting back on display in Manchester

Plus: Stonehenge tunnel could damage site of archaeological interest | Anglo-Saxon artefacts stolen in raid on charity | and recommended reading

5 Feb 2018