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National Galleries of Scotland acquire two Raeburn portraits

Plus: NEA chair Jane Chu to step down | Columbia MFA students demand refunds | Hollywood producer sues Gagosian over non-delivery of Koons sculpture | and David Zwirner proposes to ‘subsidise’ small galleries at art fairs

1 May 2018

Étienne Terrus Museum discovers half its collection is fake

Plus: Director of Galleria Borghese faces trial for absenteeism | Golden leaves stolen from dome of Vienna’s Secession building | Princess Margriet Award for Culture 2018 goes to Forensic Architecture and Borderland | and recommended reading

30 Apr 2018
The artist Nan Goldin.

Nan Goldin stages anti-opioid protest in Washington, D.C.

Plus: Natural History Museum disqualifies award-winning photographer | Initial line-up announced for 2019 Sharjah Biennial | and Galerie Samy Abraham in Paris to close

27 Apr 2018

Turner Prize 2018 shortlist announced

Plus: Abbas (1944–2018) | Documenta appoints new CEO | Laura Aguilar (1959–2018) | Peter Bläuer retires from Liste art fair | and Bowdoin College Museum of Art receives more than 1,500 artworks

26 Apr 2018
Amedeo Modigliani's 'Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)' painting at the Sotheby's showroom in Hong Kong on 24 April, 2018.

Sotheby’s posts record auction estimate for Modigliani work

Plus: UAE to finance $50m Mosul reconstruction project | Knight Foundation donates $1m to US museums | Cristian Valsecchi named general manager of Fondazione Prada | and New York dealers challenge antique ivory sales law

25 Apr 2018

Sophia Al-Maria wins inaugural Dunya Contemporary Art Prize

Plus: Lindsay Pollock joins Whitney Museum | ‘Selfie monkey’ not eligible to hold photo copyright | and Millicent Fawcett statue unveiled in Parliament Square

24 Apr 2018
Crown, probably made in Gondar, Ethiopia, around 1740, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ethiopian government seeks return of artefacts from V&A

Plus: Former MoMA director Richard E. Oldenburg has died | CB1 gallery in Los Angeles to close after artists’ complaints | and recommended reading

23 Apr 2018
Photo: Jon Atherton, Yale West Campus

Getty Research Institute names Mary Miller as next director

Plus: Collector sues Jeff Koons Studio and Gagosian Gallery for ‘non-delivery’ | Victoria Miro to represent estate of Ilse D’Hollander | and recommended reading

20 Apr 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion goes to Kenneth Frampton

Plus: Cache of James Castle drawings discovered in artist’s home | SALT Beyoğlu reopens after two-year hiatus | and Sam Francis’s catalogue raisonné made available online

19 Apr 2018

Copenhagen Contemporary to reopen in a permanent space

Plus: Artefacts stolen from Museum of East Asian Art in Bath | Art Institute of Chicago receives $70m in gifts | Artist accuse Los Angeles gallery of not paying them | Statue of 19th-century gynaecologist removed from Central Park

18 Apr 2018
Baltimore Museum of Art, entrance.

Baltimore Museum of Art to diversify contemporary collection

Plus: Max Mara Art Prize for Women awarded to Helen Cammock | Jerry Saltz wins Pulitzer Prize for Criticism |  and Tate announces plans for new trustee and ticket prices for young visitors

17 Apr 2018
Gold reliquary of Anne of Brittany's heart.

Reliquary with queen’s heart stolen from Nantes museum

Plus: Joseph Beuys estate obtained by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London museums in Grenfell Tower tribute discussions | High Museum unveils plans for reinstallation of collection | and recommended reading

16 Apr 2018
Former Tate Modern director Chris Dercon has resigned from Berlin's Volksbuhne theatre

Chris Dercon resigns as director of Berlin’s Volksbühne

Plus: FBI recover stolen Chagall painting | Ellen Salpeter resigns from ICA Miami | Jean de Loisy to curate 2019 Lyon Biennale | and recommended reading

13 Apr 2018
Rendering of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will be located in LA’s Exposition Park

Lucas Museum is buyer of Berkshire Museum’s Rockwell painting

Plus: ICA Boston to close Nicholas Nixon show early | Carol B. Cadou appointed director of Delaware’s Winterthur Museum | and Mike Kelley Foundation releases $400,000 in artist project grants

12 Apr 2018
Max Hollein, who has been named as the next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Max Hollein named next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Plus: Gillian Ayres (1930–2018) | Smithsonian governing body approves plans for London collaboration | Berkshire Museum marks first tranche of works for auction | and Outsider Art Fair cancels plans for Basel edition

11 Apr 2018
Nick Mitzevich

Nick Mitzevich to head National Gallery of Australia

Plus: Documenta appoints music business executive as interim CEO | Max Uhlig donates entire oeuvre to Saxony’s Cultural Foundation | National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers closes | and NEH awards $18.6m in grants

10 Apr 2018
A Nabataean tomb in Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia, wikimedia commons

France to sign heritage agreement with Saudi Arabia

Plus: Cathy Wilkes selected to represent Britain at 2019 Venice Biennale | Rubens portrait at risk of leaving the UK | Debora L. Spar resigns as president of Lincoln Center | Nancy Ireson to join Barnes Foundation as deputy director of collections | and recommended reading

9 Apr 2018
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

US court approves Berkshire Museum sale

Plus: Looted Egon Schiele drawings restored to the heirs of original owner | First round of partners and programmes announced by Terra-Art Bridges Initiative | Judge throws out lawsuit against Agnes Martin Authentication Committee | Francis Alÿs wins EYE Art and Film Prize | Ellen Stofan appointed director of Smithsonian Air and Space Museum | and recommended reading

6 Apr 2018
Rendering of the expanded Frick Collection from 70th Street.

Frick board approves design for $160m extension

Plus: Jean-Luc Martinez signs on for further three-year term at Louvre | Theaster Gates named inaugural visiting artist at Maine’s Lunder Institute | Brooklyn Museum under fire over hiring of white curator of African art | Three new professorships announced at future Documenta Institute | and Suad Garayeva-Maleki appointed artistic director of Yarat

5 Apr 2018

Christo reveals more details of Serpentine project

Plus: Marcos art collection dispute goes to trial | Bugada & Cargnel gallery closes Paris space | Julia Kristeva dismisses espionage allegations | and SCDA Architects to helm Singapore Art Museum renovations

4 Apr 2018
Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon

MAC Lyon director Thierry Raspail retires

Plus: Montréal Biennial files for bankruptcy | Justine Ludwig appointed director of Creative Time | and Christopher Scoates to direct Museum of Arts and Design in New York

3 Apr 2018
Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber, tipped to be next chairman of the Tate

Lionel Barber appointed chair of Tate trustees

Plus: Budi Tek reveals plans to form a foundation with LACMA | Stephanie Wiles named director of Yale University Art Gallery | Laura Sillars appointed director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Donald Trump signs bill forbidding federal funding of oil portraits of politicians | Em’kal Eyongakpa wins inaugural Henrike Grohs Art Award | and regeneration fund grants £4m towards new museum in Blackpool

29 Mar 2018
Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber, tipped to be next chairman of the Tate

Lionel Barber tipped to be next chairman of Tate board

Plus: Julia Kristeva accused of Cold War espionage | and Michael Rakowitz commission for fourth plinth unveiled

28 Mar 2018
The Getty Center museum in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

J. Paul Getty medal recipients for 2018 announced

Plus: Louvre reportedly rejects plans for Mona Lisa tour | Rare annotated copy of Ben Jonson play Epicœne saved for nation | and Nicholas Nixon retires from MassArt following misconduct allegations

27 Mar 2018