Art News Daily

Royal statues from the kingdom of Dahomey (Benin), dating from 1890–92, currently at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, photo: Gerald Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Report recommends French museums return looted African artefacts

Plus: Irene McAra-McWilliam appointed director of Glasgow School of Art | and recommended reading

26 Nov 2018
The Portland Tiara

Historic tiara stolen from the Welbeck Estate

Plus: school in Brazilian rainforest is the world’s best new building | Victorian Society criticises high-rise development plan in East London | MAD Architects to design panoramic viewpoint in Rotterdam | Plus recommended reading

23 Nov 2018

Portrait of Charles Dickens rediscovered in South Africa

Plus: Spike Island wins the Freelands Award 2018 | and Francis Outred resigns as Christie’s head of post-war European art

22 Nov 2018
Ben Uri Gallery, St. John's Wood

Eleven Ben Uri advisory board members resign over collection sale

Plus: Descendant of Jewish art dealers sues Dutch government | Leon and Debra Black donate $40m to MoMA | and Joanna Mytkowska wins Igor Zabel Award

21 Nov 2018
Leda and the Swan, discovered in Pompeii.

Fresco of Leda and the Swan discovered in Pompeii

Plus: Macron’s report recommends full restitution of African art in France | $1m grant for arts projects awarded to Coral Springs, Florida | and Ateneum names Marja Sakari as director

20 Nov 2018

A multimillion dollar overhaul for the Met’s Rockefeller Wing

Plus: Easter Islanders to hold talks with British Museum | Gavin Turk arrested at climate change protest | National Trust has £30 million invested in fossil fuels | and recommended reading

19 Nov 2018
Cerith Wyn Evans in front of his work Composition for 37 flutes (in two parts), 2018; Photo: © Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Cerith Wyn Evans wins Hepworth Sculpture Prize

Plus: Hockney sold for $90.3m at Christie’s sets new record for living artist | Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam granted bail | Jean Mohr (1925–2018) | and recommended reading

16 Nov 2018
Quentin Bajac, newly appointed director of the Jeu de Paume in Paris.

Quentin Bajac to direct Jeu de Paume in Paris

Plus: Kapwani Kiwanga wins 2018 Sobey Art Award | Annie Fletcher appointed director of IMMA | and Everson Museum of Art gets $4.8m fundraising campaign boost

15 Nov 2018
International Development Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities in the UK Penny Mordaunt, outside 10 Downing Street in October 2018.

Department for International Development clarifies UK’s UNESCO position

Plus: Pace Gallery announces new ‘partnership’ with Christo | and Stephanie Cristello, Jeff Rhodes and Kathleen Rapp given new positions at Expo Chicago

14 Nov 2018
Mary Ceruti, newly appointed executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

Mary Ceruti to direct Walker Art Center

Plus: Oskar Rabin (1928–2018) | Sandra Lagumina appointed non-executive director of Agence France-Muséums | and Souls Grown Deep Foundation places works at five institutions

13 Nov 2018

MOCA Los Angeles announces five new board members

Plus: Sondra Perry wins the 2018 Nam June Paik Award | Pérez Art Museum Miami to launch Latin American and Latinx Art Fund | Njideka Akunyili Crosby now represented by David Zwirner Gallery | and college museum exhibition closes after veterans groups complaints

12 Nov 2018

French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism

Plus: €660m funding boost for Berlin’s Natural History Museum | Andrea Bayer appointed deputy director for collections at the Met

9 Nov 2018
Chris Dercon has been appointed president of the Rmn-Gp in Paris.

Chris Dercon to head up Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais

Plus: New York court orders Sotheby’s to be repaid for fake Parmigianino painting | Figurative painting in cave in Borneo dated to 40,000 years ago | and Dallas Museum of Art receives $4m gift from Beverly and Donald S. Freeman

8 Nov 2018
Dmitry Rybolovlev. Photo: Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Russian billionaire art collector Dmitry Rybolovlev detained

Plus: Italian populist government to introduce harsher penalties for cultural heritage crimes | WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize 2018 awarded to Agence Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard | and Cannupa Hanska Luger awarded Museum of Arts and Design’s inaugural Burke Prize

7 Nov 2018
Tom Inns, who has resigned as director of the Glasgow School, at an inspection of the damage done to the Mackintosh Building in June 2018.)

Tom Inns resigns as director of Glasgow School of Art

Plus: Sadaharu Horio (1939–2018) | and David Hockney receives lifetime achievement award for printmaking

6 Nov 2018
Knowledge and Wonder (1995) (detail) by Kerry James Marshall.

Kerry James Marshall mural withdrawn from Christie’s auction

Plus: Sally Tallent appointed Director of New York’s Queens Museum Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 announce shortlist | and Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2018 awarded to Trevor Paglen

5 Nov 2018
Mary Anne Carter

President Trump has nominated Mary Anne Carter to chair the NEA

Plus: Sotheby’s reports losses of $27.8m for third quarter of 2018 | Finnish dealers fined and jailed for five-year forgery scam | World’s tallest statue unveiled in India | and recommended reading

2 Nov 2018
The Detroit Institute Of Arts.

Knight Foundation to invest $20m in Detroit arts organisations

Plus: Restitution committee says Stedelijk can keep Kandinsky | and Kimerly Rorschach to retire as director of Seattle Art Museum

1 Nov 2018
Thomas P. Campbell, Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Thomas P. Campbell to direct Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Plus: Alfredo Jaar announced as winner of 11th Hiroshima Art Prize | and Venice museums reopen following city’s worst flood in a decade

31 Oct 2018
Ben Uri Gallery, St. John's Wood

Ben Uri Gallery announces plans to reinvent itself and sell part of its collection

Plus: Bill Arning resigns as director of Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | and Institut du Monde Arabe receives gift of 1,300 works 

30 Oct 2018
Harold Stevenson, Photo by Augusto Meneses/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

Harold Stevenson (1929-2018)

Plus: The National Museum in Damascus has reopened after six years | David Kordansky announces plans to expand his LA gallery | 2018 MAXXI Bulgari Prize awarded to Diego Marcon

29 Oct 2018

Man arrested after trying to steal the Magna Carta

Plus: Mary Corse artwork damaged by fire at Dia:Beacon | Hito Steyerl wins 2019 Käthe Kollwitz Prize | and recommended reading

26 Oct 2018

William Morris’s country home to receive £4.3m lottery grant

Plus: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation criticised after performance cancellation | and Studio Voltaire in London announces £2.3m capital project

25 Oct 2018

Ancient shipwreck discovered intact at bottom of Black Sea

Plus: Norman Foster withdraws from Saudi tech-city project | Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries | Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev wins Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

24 Oct 2018