Michael Sweerts’ Plague in an Ancient City (1618), one of the many artworks donated by the Ahmanson Foundation to Los Angeles County Museum of Art over the past five decades

Major LACMA donor suspends long-term gift programme

Art news daily: 26 February

26 Feb 2020
Bernie Sanders.

More than 600 artists endorse Bernie Sanders in open letter

Art news daily: 25 February

25 Feb 2020
A tourist in Venice on 24 February 2020, wearing a protective face-mask and a Carnival mask.
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Eyal Weizman.
The Dionysos pediment from the Parthenon marbles at the British Museum.

Leaked Brexit negotiating paper stokes Elgin Marbles dispute

Art news daily: 19 February

19 Feb 2020
A render of the new V&A Museum of Childhood.

V&A Museum of Childhood to close for £13m renovation

Art news daily: 18 February

18 Feb 2020
Jenny Waldman.

Jenny Waldman to direct Art Fund

Art news daily: 17 February

17 Feb 2020
Clément Chéroux.
Blain Southern at 4 Hanover Square in London.
Sonia Boyce.

Sonia Boyce to represent UK at 59th Venice Biennale in 2021

Art news daily: 12 February

12 Feb 2020
Courtesy Bonhams

Bonhams chief executive Matthew Girling steps down

Art news daily: 11 January

11 Feb 2020
Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Art Basel in Hong Kong in 2019.
Photo: © Beverly Pepper, courtesy of Marlborough, New York and London

Beverly Pepper (1922–2020)

Art news daily: 6 February

6 Feb 2020
A silver rhyton depicting the death of Orpheus (c. 420–410 BC), from the Vassil Bojkov Collection, Sofia.
Martine Gosselink.
Art Basel in Hong Kong in 2019.
Cecilie Hollberg.
Roberto Cicutto at the Pier Paolo Pasolini MoMA film retrospective opening at MoMA PS1, New York, in 2012.

Roberto Cicutto named president of Venice Biennale

Art news daily: 29 January

29 Jan 2020
MOLA archaeologists excavate the top of the cesspit.
The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China.