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Spanish judge orders exhumation of Salvador Dalí’s remains

Plus: Julia Peyton-Jones to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Bangkok to launch contemporary art biennale | Art Gallery of Ontario acquires 522 Diane Arbus photographs | and recommended reading

26 Jun 2017
A general view shows smoke rising near the leaning Al-Hadba minaret in the Al-Nuri mosque compound, as Iraqi government forces advance in western Mosul's Zanjili neighbourhood on 7 June, 2017, during ongoing battles against Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Photo: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images

ISIS blamed for destruction of Grand al-Nuri mosque

Plus: Syrian refugees to be trained to restore damaged heritage sites | Thai soldiers censor exhibition at Bangkok gallery | and Erin B. Coe to leave Hyde Collection for Palmer Museum

22 Jun 2017

Art UK to digitise national sculpture collection

Plus: Ei Arakawa work stolen from Skulptur Projekte Münster | Mass resignations at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art | Kassel to build permanent Documenta institute | and Sylvie Patry to return to Musée d’Orsay

21 Jun 2017

National Portrait Gallery awarded £9.4m grant for major expansion

Plus: Getty returns ancient marble sculpture to Italy | Noguchi Museum director Jenny Dixon to retire

15 Jun 2017
Matching Pair (2017), Grayson Perry. Photo: Robert Glowacki; courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Grayson Perry

Has Grayson Perry’s populist approach paid off?

Art must be accessible, says Perry, but it must also make people feel included

15 Jun 2017

Multiple new appointments at London’s ICA

Plus: Record $9 million bequest for National Museum of Women in the Arts | UK’s National Campaign for the Arts chair issues post-election statement | Blaffer Art Museum appoints Toby Kamps as new director | and Edit DeAk (1950–2017)

14 Jun 2017
Daniel H. Weiss has been appointed President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met appoints Daniel H. Weiss president and CEO in leadership rethink

Plus: £24.5 million Parmigianino goes to Getty | Sydney art museum wins major government funding bid | MoMA film curator named Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters | Evidence in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum thefts reportedly missing | and Joseph Grima tipped to be new director of Design Academy Eindhoven

13 Jun 2017

Google Cultural Institute launches fashion history initiative

Plus: UK’s Creative Industries Federation renews call for soft Brexit | William Krisel (1924–2017) | Royal Academy keeper Eileen Cooper to step down | Hauser & Wirth now represents Fondazione Piero Manzoni

9 Jun 2017

V&A reveals first image of new photography centre

Plus: Art Basel sues sportswear giant Adidas | Louise Bernard to direct Obama Presidential Center Museum | Lisson Gallery to close Milan space | and recommended reading

2 Jun 2017

MoMA reveals final plans for $400m expansion

Plus: LGBTQ group steals work from Documenta 14 | Sam Durant to burn Scaffold sculpture | and SFMOMA appoints first curator of contemporary art

1 Jun 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World’ by Joanna Marschner with David Bindman and Lisa L. Ford (eds.)

26 May 2017
Switch (1968–69), Lee Lozano. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst

Lee Lozano: Pulling out the Stops

Discover the American artist’s provocative and experimental works produced during the political unrest of the 1960s

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Trump’s budget for 2018 envisions elimination of NEA

Plus: Shortlist announced for Clandon Park design competition | Michael Bloomberg donates $75m to Shed arts centre | Deutsche Bank plans new arts forum in Berlin | and Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize in 2019

24 May 2017
Schwitters's Merz Barn, Cumbria

Site of Kurt Schwitters’ last major art project at risk

Man arrested after falsely touting Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum paintings | National Endowment for the Humanities chair resigns | Jenny Gibbs to join Sotheby’s Institute of Art

23 May 2017
Untitled, (1982) Jean-Michel Basquiat, courtesy Sotheby's, © 2017 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS

Basquiat painting sells for a record $110.5m

Plus: Conservative manifesto pledges ‘strong support for the arts’ | Chris Dercon ropes in Tino Sehgal for inaugural season at Volksbühne | Susana Bautista appointed director of Pasadena Museum of California Art | and recommended reading

19 May 2017
A.R. Penck © The Flying Studios International, Heinz-Günter Mebusch

A tribute to A.R. Penck

The artist’s relentless and bloody-minded pursuit of freedom, in art as in life, was a lesson to us all

15 May 2017

Damien Hirst accused of cultural appropriation

Plus: White House curator William Allman to retire | Louvre Abu Dhabi tipped to open in November | Thomas W. Gaehtgens to retire from Getty Research Institute in 2018 | and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker appointed director and CEO of Biennale of Sydney

11 May 2017

Panel stolen from epic tapestry in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral

Plus: Hundreds protest arts funding cuts in San Diego | Tamara Winikoff stands down as director of NAVA | Diamond encrusted tiara stolen from Karlsruhe museum

10 May 2017

The Met files proposal to charge entry fees

Plus: Gallo-Roman era necropolis discovered in Pas-de-Calais | National Gallery of Canada receives major gift | Sotheby’s launches $250,000 award for museum sector innovation | Cécile Debray to direct Musée de l’Orangerie

9 May 2017
The Fearless Girl (front) statue stands facing the 'Charging Bull' as tourists take pictures in New York on 12 April, 2017. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Why this fearless girl should stand her ground

New York’s famous ‘Charging Bull’ statue has company – and despite all the controversy, the new arrival has every right to be there

5 May 2017
Lubaina Himid, one of two nominees for the 2017 Turner Prize who would not previously been eligible for the award.

Shortlist for 2017 Turner Prize showcases older artists

Plus: Police say terrorist suspect planned to target art collective | Alex Katz painting stolen from Munich gallery | and Dan Byers appointed director of Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

3 May 2017

Mayor of London withdraws support for Garden Bridge

Plus: Iraqi forces capture ancient city of Hatra from ISIS | Works of art worth €27m stolen in northern Italy | Shortlist revealed for the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year award | and recommended reading

28 Apr 2017

The Met considers levying entrance fee

Plus: Two acquitted in Brett Whiteley forgery case | Jean Pigozzi plans foundation for contemporary African art | and World Monuments Fund launches Instagram initiative to protect modern buildings

27 Apr 2017

Plans for Berlin’s Museum of the 20th Century criticised

Plus: MFA Boston in censorship dispute with Instagram | Marisol estate bequeathed to Albright-Knox Gallery | and Lindsay Pollock steps down as editor of Art in America

26 Apr 2017