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Jean Rene, aka JR walks in the Cour Napoleon of the Louvre Museum as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Louvre Pyramid, Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Louvre paper installation destroyed in one day

Plus: Kochi-Muziris Biennale drops investigation into alleged sexual misconduct of co-founder | New report reveals art institutions have half the exhibition budget of science museums | and Frick announces four new trustees

1 Apr 2019
Agnes Varda in front of 'La Grand Mer', one of her works on display at the Vitry-sur-Seine museum outside Paris, in 2010, photo: © MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Agnès Varda (1928–2019)

Plus: Norway’s Kon-Tiki museum to return Easter Island artefacts | Latinx activists issue open letter to El Museo del Barrio | Erdogan announces plan to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque | Getty Trust announces $5m endowment grant to Courtauld Institute of Art | and recommended reading

29 Mar 2019
Madonna of the Pomegranate (c. 1487), Botticelli's workshop.

Botticelli ‘copy’ reattributed to artist’s studio

Plus: Contractor accuse Kochi-Muziris Biennale of non-payment | and Algeria defers participation in Venice Biennale

28 Mar 2019
Arthur Brand with the recovered Buste de Femme (1938) by Picasso.

Stolen Picasso recovered after 20 years

Plus: Sackler-owned Purdue Pharma reaches $270m settlement with Oklahoma | German panel calls for return of Hitler’s Bellotto paintings to Jewish heirs | MoMA PS1 settles with curator alleging gender, pregnancy and caregiver discrimination | Tate Modern overtakes British Museum as UK’s top attraction | and Dallas Museum of Art receives major gifts for Latin American art

27 Mar 2019
Jerwood Gallery

Jerwood Gallery to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary

Plus: Italy agrees to repatriate 796 cultural artefacts to China | and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council announces arts centre on Governors Island

26 Mar 2019
The Sackler Courtyard at the Victoria and Albert Museum, photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Sackler Trust suspends UK donations

Plus: EU will allow UK art shippers into Europe without permits until end of year | and Decolonize This Place leads second protest at Whitney Museum

25 Mar 2019
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Tate will not accept further donations from Sackler family

Plus: Van Gogh at Wadsworth Atheneum authenticated | US files suit to return Nazi-looted painting to Ukraine | Artory acquires and makes public Auction Club database | and recommended reading

22 Mar 2019
View of a Dutch Square (detail; c. 1700), Jan van der Heyden.

German cathedral returns Nazi-looted painting to Jewish owners

Plus: Harvard University sued for ownership of slave daguerrotypes | and Monika Szewczyk to direct De Appel Center in Amsterdam

21 Mar 2019

Japanese company launches $1m contemporary art prize

US Supreme Court will not hear case over National Gallery’s Matisse | Rose Hilton (19312019) | Kehinde Wiley announces new artist residency in Senegal

20 Mar 2019
The entrance to the National Portrait Gallery, London in summer 2018.

National Portrait Gallery will not receive £1m Sackler grant

$2.8m of Met admissions revenues to go to 175 New York arts organisations | Trump’s 2020 budget proposal plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts | Lawsuit seeks return of Chagall sold to three London dealers by Ezra Chowaiki

19 Mar 2019
Edmund Capon, pictured with a calligraphy painting from his own collection in 1999.

Edmund Capon (1940–2019)

Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) | Signac painting identified as seventh Nazi-looted work in Gurlitt collection | and recommended reading

18 Mar 2019
Okwui Enwezor in Venice in 2015.

Okwui Enwezor (1963–2019)

Plus: Sheela Gowda awarded Maria Lassnig Prize 2019 | Lee Wen (1957–2019) | and recommended reading

15 Mar 2019
Monika Grütters, the federal government commissioner for culture and the media in Germany.

German culture ministers issue declaration on post-colonial restitution

Plus: Artists Otobong Nkanga and Emeka Ogboh recipients of Sharjah Biennial Prize | Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala to curate 13th Gwangju Biennale | Elizabeth Glassman resigns from Terra Foundation for American Art | Outset Partners award grant to The Whitworth and Van Abbemuseum

14 Mar 2019

Curator cuts at Leicester museums spark outrage

Plus: Leonor Antunes to represent Portugal at Venice Biennale 2019 Collection of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi to be auctioned | and Bob and Roberta Smith sends letter of protest to Hertfordshire council

13 Mar 2019
John Richardson in 2008.

John Richardson (1924–2019)

Plus: Hiroshi Sugimoto to redesign Hirshhorn sculpture garden

12 Mar 2019

Hermitage to be first museum to curate pavilion at Venice Biennale

Plus: Jorge M. Perez donates $1.5m to Reina Sofia | Robert Maguire (1931–2019) | and recommended reading

11 Mar 2019
Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy appointed director of Peabody Essex Museum

Plus: Don Nice (1932–2019) | Art Basel and UBS publish global art market report | and recommended reading

8 Mar 2019
Carolee Schneemann in London in May 2017.

Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019)

Plus: Venice Biennale releases list of artists | and funding granted for Hepworth sculpture in Hertfordshire

7 Mar 2019

Kunsthalle Wien to be directed by curatorial collective

Plus: Blain Southern to open New York gallery | ArtCenter/South Florida announces plans for new $30m home | Todd Williamson wins Pollock Prize for Creativity

6 Mar 2019
The Louvre in Paris.

Italy agrees to loan Leonardos to the Louvre

Plus: Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker Architecture Prize | Zeitz MOCAA appoints Koyo Kouoh as new executive director | Wim Pijbes named global chairman of vetting at TEFAF | and Lauren Halsey wins Frieze Art Award 2019

5 Mar 2019

Kevin Roche (1922–2019)

Plus: MOCA Cleveland to abolish admission fees | National Army Museum to return lock of Tewodros II’s hair to Ethiopia | Hank Willis Thomas to design MLK memorial in Boston | and recommended reading

4 Mar 2019

Employment tribunal finds in favour of sacked National Gallery workers

Plus: Masterpiece Fair to open in Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia | Painting attributed to Caravaggio to be auctioned in June | Hon Chi Fun (1922–2019) | and recommended reading

1 Mar 2019
Philippe Vergne, newly appointed director of the Serralves Museum in Porto.

Philippe Vergne to direct Serralves Museum in Portugal

Plus: Michael Cohen claims Trump used fake bidder to purchase $60,000 portrait of himself | Rothko Chapel to close temporarily for restoration | Performance art festival Block Universe expands to Berlin

28 Feb 2019

Paris gallery cancels show of artist accused of plagiarising Basquiat

Plus: Emma Son appointed senior director of Lehmann Maupin Seoul | German man forgets Picasso ceramic on train | 'Burn after purchase' sculpture of Spanish king goes on sale at ARCO Madrid

27 Feb 2019