Art News Daily

The entrance to the National Portrait Gallery, London in summer 2018.

National Portrait Gallery in London to close for three years during refurbishment

Plus: UK government invests £10m in Cultural Protection Fund | Gallerists Graham Southern and Harry Blain end partnership | and Royal West of England Academy announces funding boost

5 Nov 2019
The Prince of Wales

Prince Charles’s charitable foundation returns loan of paintings that may contain forgeries

Plus: Los Angeles County Museum of Art receives $4.6m funding boost at annual gala | and Monika Baer and Natascha Sadr Haghighian receive Hannah Höch awards

4 Nov 2019
Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner attends Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's ribbon cutting opening ceremony at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on December 12, 2014 in New York City.

New York commissioner for cultural affairs announces surprise resignation

Plus: Italian Old Master forger appeals against arrest warrant and transfer to French courts | David Rubenstein donates $10m to build Jefferson Memorial Museum | and recommended reading

1 Nov 2019
Doris Salcedo.

Doris Salcedo wins inaugural $1m Nomura Art Award

Plus: Fire destroys World Heritage Site of Shuri Castle in Japan | Phil Collins withdraws from MoMA PS1 show in support of prison divestment campaign | and Sandra Jackson-Dumont to direct Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

31 Oct 2019
Protestors in Santiago on 29 October 2019.

Contemporary Art Fair of Chile rescheduled after violent protests in Santiago

Plus: Pakistani authorities criticised for removing works addressing police brutality from Karachi Biennial | London’s Parasol Unit closes | and Getty Center closes following California wildfires

30 Oct 2019
The Getty Center.

‘Fire-proof’ Getty Center resists California wildfires

Plus: World Monument Fund announces 25 endangered sites

29 Oct 2019
The Mocking of Christ (detail; c. 1280), Cimabue.

Cimabue painting found in kitchen sells for €24m at auction

Plus: Sotheby’s appoints Charles F. Stewart as chief executive officer | Ancient cave paintings attributed to Neanderthals may have been misdated | Hugo Crosthwaite wins National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.’s triennial portrait prize

28 Oct 2019
Central Park, New York

New York City puts out call for designs for black history monuments

Plus: TeamLab to open galleries in Shanghai and Macao | Crowds scale Uluru Rock in Australia before ban | and recommended reading

25 Oct 2019
A helicopter transports the remains of Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen.

Spanish government exhumes Franco’s remains from Valley of the Fallen

Plus: FBI recovers Nazi-looted painting from Arkell Museum | Art organisations in Beirut close amid protests | and Karen Rifas wins Michael Richards award

24 Oct 2019
Smithsonian Institution Building, ‘The Castle’, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian partners with US Army to protect cultural heritage

Plus: Huntington Library appoints chief curator of American Art | Artcurial opens premises in Morocco| Francis Alÿs wins Whitechapel Gallery’s Art Icon award | Foundation dedicated to light art to launch in Berlin | and inaugural Helsinki Biennial announces artist list

23 Oct 2019
Andrea Lissoni.

Haus der Kunst names Andrea Lissoni as director

Plus: Contemporary Istanbul chairman apologises for defending Turkish invasion of Syria | Pew Center awards more than $8.4m in grants | and Junya Ishigami wins inaugural Obel Prize for architecture

22 Oct 2019
Huang Yong Ping in 2016.

Huang Yong Ping (1954–2019)

Plus: Ed Clark (1926–2019) | Polly Staple appointed director of Tate’s collection for British Art | Oxford professor alleged to have sold papyrus fragments | and unnamed art dealer arrested in Berlin

21 Oct 2019
The Pompidou Centre, Paris.

Centre Pompidou to establish ‘art factory’ in Paris suburb

Plus: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive receive bequest of African American art | Protestors target MoMA trustee with ties to Puerto Rican debt crisis | and recommended reading

18 Oct 2019
Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1490, Gallerie dell'Accademia

Italian court lifts loan ban on Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man

Plus: Brooklyn Museum offers Bacon Pope at Sotheby’s | and Carlos Celdran (1972–2019)

17 Oct 2019

Emilie Gordenker announced as new general director of Van Gogh Museum

Plus: Stefan Edlis (1925–2019) | Arthur Jafa named as winner of Prix International d’Art Contemporain | thief steals $20,000 Salvador Dalí etching from San Francisco gallery | and E.A. Carmean, Jr. (1945–2019)

16 Oct 2019
Éric Baudelaire at Locarno Film Festival.

Éric Baudelaire wins Prix Marcel Duchamp

Plus: Anti-Columbus Day protestors gather at Metropolitan Museum of Art | and Enda Bowe named as recipient of Zurich Portrait Prize

15 Oct 2019
John Giorno (1936–2019) in New York in 2012.

John Giorno (1936–2019)

Plus: Ettore Spalletti (1940–2019) | Charles Jencks (1939–2019) | Companies involved in fraudulent art investment case wound up by UK courts | Italian culture minister reappoints three museum directors

14 Oct 2019
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Open letter calls for MoMA trustee Larry Fink to divest from private prisons

Plus: Gladiator fresco uncovered in Pompeii | Nan Goldin and PAIN protest at Purdue Pharma bankruptcy hearings | and recommended reading

11 Oct 2019
Bertille Bak below in front of her works at the Mario Merz Prize finalist group exhibition

Bertille Bak wins Mario Merz Prize for art

Plus: Courtauld Institute adds courses in contemporary and modern African art | and Jill Freedman (1939–2019)

10 Oct 2019
Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1490, Gallerie dell'Accademia

Italian court blocks Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man from travelling to Louvre

Plus: Ikon wins £125,000 award and announces first UK exhibition of Renaissance master Carlo Crivelli | Stirling architecture prize awarded to Norwich council houses | and Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art receives gift of $1.15 million

9 Oct 2019
The lnfanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (detail; c. 1630), Anthony van Dyck.

Art UK initiative uncovers Van Dyck portrait in Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

Plus: Musée Rodin to open China outpost | Desert X board members resign over planned Saudi exhibition | Artist and landscape architect Walter Hood wins $250,000 Gish prize

8 Oct 2019
Tim Marlow.

Design Museum appoints Tim Marlow as director and chief executive

Plus: Feminist exhibition cancelled in Shanghai | and Sally Soames (1937–2019)

7 Oct 2019
Jeff Koons poses in front of his Bouquet of Tulips in Paris on 4 October 2019.

Jeff Koons unveils controversial tulip sculpture in Paris

Plus: Sotheby’s has ceased publicly trading after its sale to BidFair USA | Tate Modern makes renaming of main building after activist permanent | and recommended reading

4 Oct 2019
The New Museum, New York.

New Museum reaches contract agreement with employees’ union

Plus: Ethiopian crown hidden by civil servant revealed after 21 years | Former Getty Foundation director Deborah Marrow dies, aged 70 | and Ludwig Forum to award artist Walid Raad, despite Aachen objections

3 Oct 2019