Art News Daily

Haus der Kunst Munich appoints commission to oversee programming

Plus: Stolen Spanish stone carvings recovered in England | Designs for London Centre of Music revealed | Arts Council publishes guide for ‘no deal’ Brexit | and new prize for art history doctorates in France

22 Jan 2019

Proposed ‘Tulip’ skyscraper breaches London planning guidelines

Plus: Hayward Gallery names Zoe Whitley as senior curator | Lamia al-Gailani (1939–2019) | and recommended reading

21 Jan 2019

Zimbabwe biennial postponed due to political turmoil

Plus: American Alliance of Museums announces new museum leadership diversity initiative | UK government pledges £20m culture fund for five English regions | Haifa removes McJesus sculpture after continuing protests | and recommended reading

18 Jan 2019
Sebastian Cwilich. Photo: John Parra/Getty Images for Art Basel Miami 2012

Artsy president and co-founder Sebastian Cwilich to step down

Plus: MOCA Los Angeles to close Pacific Design Center | and Warhol Foundation announces latest grants

17 Jan 2019
Art Stage Singapore 2016. Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Art Stage Singapore cancelled

Plus: Global fund Aliph announces its first cultural heritage projects in Iraq and Mali | 'Michelangelo' painting stolen from Belgian church | Bloomberg awards $1m to Tulsa, Oklahoma | and winners of Creative Capital Awards 2019 announced

16 Jan 2019
Kanye West

Kanye West donates $10m for James Turrell crater in Arizona

Plus: Installation featuring Saudi Arabian flag to be relocated away from Ground Zero | Doyle auction house appoints new CEO and president | and Montreal contemporary art foundation announces rebrand

15 Jan 2019
Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

Christians protest against McJesus sculpture in Haifa

Plus: Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019 shortlist announced | and Sean O’Harrow to direct Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

14 Jan 2019
Pyotr Pavlensky

Pyotr Pavlensky has been sentenced for his Paris fire ‘performance’

Plus: El Museo del Barrio cancels plans to honour German princess | New Museum workers start process of unionising | and recommended reading

11 Jan 2019
Daniel Potter, assistant curator at National Museum of Scotland, with a casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Egypt questions National Museum of Scotland’s right to Giza pyramid stone

Plus: Robert Kret steps down as director of Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro disbands ministry of culture | French state rejects option to buy work attributed to Caravaggio | and VIA Art Fund announces 2018 grant recipients

10 Jan 2019
Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread wins the Whitechapel Gallery’s Art Icon award

Plus: Art dealer Mary Boone cites early-life trauma as reason for tax fraud | US Supreme Court refuses Hungarian restitution case filed by Jewish heirs | and five arts organisations shortlisted for Ampersand Foundation Award

9 Jan 2019
Marc-Olivier Wahler

Marc-Olivier Wahler resigns as director of MSU Broad Art Museum

Plus: Nazi-looted painting in Gurlitt collection returned to Jewish heirs | Stedelijk Museum confirms Beatrix Ruf will not return as director | and Artadia and Marciano Art Foundation establish new award for LA artists

8 Jan 2019
Stone carvings discovered in the Popoloca ruins in Puebla state, photo: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico

Temple of ‘Flayed Lord’ discovered in Mexico

Plus: Gaurav Bhatia resigns permanently as managing director of Sotheby’s India | and Ruth Estévez to be senior curator-at-large of Rose Art Museum

7 Jan 2019

Las Vegas casino buys 60-foot-high sculpture by Damien Hirst

Plus: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum closes in federal shutdown | Warren MacKenzie (1924–2018) | Lauren Wittels named partner of Luhring Augustine Gallery | and recommended reading

4 Jan 2019
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Art closes to public in Washington, D.C.

Plus: Artworks seized from residence of former president of Argentina | Nicola L. (1937–2018)

3 Jan 2019
Uffizi director Eike Schmidt with a framed photograph of 'Vase of Flowers' and the word 'stolen' in Italian, English and German. Photo: @UffiziGalleries via Twitter

Uffizi Gallery asks Germany to return Nazi-looted painting

Plus: Smithsonian sites in Washington, D.C. close due to government shutdown | Venice to introduce new tourist entry fee | Invisible ink drawings discovered on Basquiat work | Sister Wendy Beckett (1930–2018) | and recommended reading

2 Jan 2019
Rendering of Renzo Piano’s design for a new bridge in Genoa.

Renzo Piano designs for Genoa bridge revealed

Plus: Ivory Coast requests restitution of 148 artefacts from France | and bill on ivory ban receives Royal Assent to become UK law

20 Dec 2018
Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera files lawsuit against Cuban government

Plus: Hashim Sarkis to curate Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 | Amale Andraos to design Beirut Museum of Art | and Shortlist for Margaret Tait Award announced

19 Dec 2018

Excavations begin at newly discovered ancient Egyptian tomb

Plus: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag to be renamed | Loic Gouzer to leave Christie’s New York | and Vanessa German wins $200,000 Don Tyson Prize

18 Dec 2018

New York performing arts centre receives $89m grant

Plus: Dalí lobster telephone acquired by National Galleries of Scotland | Troels Wörsel (1950–2018) | and recommended reading

17 Dec 2018
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

Anthea Hartig to direct Smithsonian Museum of American History

Plus: Strasbourg Biennale postponed after Christmas market shooting | Subodh Gupta steps down as curator of Goa arts festival over sexual misconduct claims | and recommended reading

14 Dec 2018
José Olympio Pereira

Fundação Bienal de São Paulo appoints a new president

Plus: Mario Merz Prize 2019 finalists announced | and Joan Mitchell Foundation announces 2018 grants

13 Dec 2018
Kaywin Feldman

Kaywin Feldman named first female director of National Gallery of Art in Washington

Plus: Julie Finch to direct Compton Verney Art Gallery | Leonor Antunes wins Zurich Art Prize 2019 | Anonymous Was a Woman 2018 grants awarded to 10 female artists

12 Dec 2018
Hao Hakananai'a at the British Museum

Easter Island mayor suggests Moai statue should stay in Britain

Plus: Robin Nicholson named director of Telfair Museums | Update on recovery of objects from National Museum of Brazil | and Tania Bruguera cancels appearance at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

11 Dec 2018
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

Activist group stages protest at Whitney Museum

Plus: DRC to seek restitution of objects in Africa Museum in Belgium | and Carol Rhodes (1959–2018)

10 Dec 2018