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Harold M. Williams. Image courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Harold M. Williams (1928–2017)

The founding president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust has died at the age of 89

1 Aug 2017
Christian Delécluse's installation in the Galerie rouge at Maison de la Pierre

Shining a light on France’s disused quarries

Once, they provided the stones that built Paris. Now, the disused quarries of Saint-Maximin are being transformed into venues for art

11 Jul 2017
Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina (detail; 2017), Yinka Shonibare. Yale Center for British Art. Photo: Stephen White

Acquisitions of the month: June 2017

A huge collection of Diane Arbus photographs heads for Ontario, and the Getty finally gets its Parmigianino

6 Jul 2017
Anish Kapoor’s Descension in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. Photo: James Ewing, Public Art Fund, NY © Anish Kapoor, 2017

Anish Kapoor causes a stir in New York

New York’s Public Art Fund celebrates its 40th birthday with commissions by Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor

5 Jul 2017

Eight art events to get to this summer

Highlights include a Jean Dubuffet retrospective in Amsterdam and a Mexican Old Master in New York

3 Jul 2017
Octopus fontlet, 300–600 AD, Moche, Peru, La Mina.

The luxury of feathers

An exhibition at the Getty will examine artistic exchange in the ancient Americas – and a time when feathers were more valuable than gold

26 Jun 2017
The Dawn of Labour (c. 1891), Charles Maurin. Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Metropole, France. Photo: Yves Bresson; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France

In search of the Rose+Croix artists

The Guggenheim explores French mystical symbolism – and looks beyond the famous figure of Joséphin Péladan

26 Jun 2017
Necklace (detail; c. 1899–1900), René Lalique. Wartski at Masterpiece London

Find the time to look longer and harder at art

Art demands close attention. The new ‘Slow Art Workshops’ provide unique opportunities to study and even handle objects of great beauty

24 Jun 2017

The world of mosaics, from Tivoli to Tottenham Court Road

Durable, versatile and colourful, mosaics have a long history and a bright future, as the V&A will explore this weekend

20 Jun 2017
Stracci Italiani (2007), Michelangelo Pistoletto

A new home for post-war Italian art

Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu talk about sharing their collection at their new art space, Magazzino

17 Jun 2017