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A view of Tate Modern, London, in March 2020.

The week in art news – UK museums and galleries to reopen from 4 July

Plus: American Museum of Natural History to remove statue of Theodore Roosevelt | Guggenheim curatorial staff demand end of ‘discriminatory practices’ | Philadelphia Museum of Art to cut staff by more than 20 per cent | The Met plans to reopen at end of August

26 Jun 2020
The statue of Cecil Rhodes outside Oriel College in Oxford, photographed in June 2020.

The week in art news – Oxford college backs calls to remove Rhodes statue

Plus: Amazon boss appointed director of Natural History Museum, and more art news

18 Jun 2020
Protesters throwing the statue of Edward Colston into Bristol harbour on 7 June 2020.

The week in art news – statue of slave trader toppled in Bristol in Black Lives Matter protest

Plus: Art Basel cancels 2020 edition of flagship fair, further redundancies at SFMOMA, and more art news

8 Jun 2020
People gather around the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on June 4, 2020. Earlier, Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced plans to remove the statue of the Confederate general. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/AFP via Getty Images

The week in art news – Governor of Virginia orders removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue

Plus: Christo (1935–2020), interior designer jailed for buying a Rothko with a stolen identity, and more art news

5 Jun 2020
Monika Gruetters (left) hands over the painting ‘Quai de Clichy’ by Paul Signac to Agnes Sevestre-Barbe, representative of the heiress, as part of the return of art stolen under the Nazis and hoarded by Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of Nazi-era dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt in Berlin on July 3, 2019.

The week in art news – Gurlitt hoard investigation wound up

Plus: Turner Prize 2020 cancelled, Italian judges back right-wing institute against the ministry of culture, and more art news

29 May 2020
Photo: Koos Breukel; courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York © 2020 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

The week in art news – Susan Rothenberg (1945–2020)

Plus: the MFA Houston is the first major US museum to reopen, the Venice Art and Architecture Biennales have been postponed, and Hobby Lobby is suing Christie’s

22 May 2020
Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images
The closed Museum of Modern Art on March 17, 2020 in New York Citydistancing. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

The week in art news – MoMA takes a ‘chainsaw’ to its budget

Plus: auction houses prepare to reopen, Cathie Pilkington becomes keeper of the RA, and more art news

7 May 2020
Germano Celant at ‘Post Zang Tumb Tuum’ at the Fondazione Prada in 2018. Photo: Ugo dalla Porta; courtesy Fondazione Prada

The week in art news – Germano Celant (1940–2020)

Plus: Zarina (1937–2020), museums in Italy and Belgium set reopening dates, and more art stories from around the world

1 May 2020
A view of Museum Island and the Bode Museum in Berlin.

The week in art news – museums in Germany prepare to reopen

The week in art news: 24 April

24 Apr 2020
The Bourse de Commerce in Paris.

Pinault collection opening in Paris postponed to spring 2021

Our round-up of news from the art world  Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection opening postponed to spring 2021 |…

17 Apr 2020
The Getty Center.
The empty Tuileries in Paris during the lockdown in April 2020.
Smoke at the site of the Humboldt Forum construction site on the morning of 8 April 2020

Fire at construction site of Humboldt Forum in Berlin

Art news daily: 8 April

8 Apr 2020
The interior of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza photographed during construction in September 2019.
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

Whitney lays off 76 staff members

Art news daily: 6 April

6 Apr 2020
The Getty Center.
Philip Long.
Derek Jarman’s cottage at Dungeness, Kent.
Alan Jones.

Alan Jones steps down temporarily as president of RIBA

Art news daily: 31 March

31 Mar 2020
The Singer Laren Museum.

Vincent Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum

Art news daily: 30 March

30 Mar 2020
Michael Sorkin.

Michael Sorkin (1948–2020)

Art news daily: 27 March

27 Mar 2020
Maurice Berger in 2019.

Maurice Berger (1956–2020)

Art news daily: 25 March

25 Mar 2020