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Facing the World

Self-Portraits Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei Ever since the Renaissance, and in some cases even earlier, artists have self-consciously created images…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

An unsightly selfie statue, Lego gets taken to pieces, and trouble at the Jack the Ripper Museum

6 Jun 2016

Stonehenge among sites threatened by climate change, warns UN report

Plus: Christie’s to lead 250th anniversary sale with Constable ‘masterpiece’ | Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts absorbed into State Museum and Exhibition Center | Ai Weiwei studio member detained by Greek police | UC San Diego to convert university art gallery into classroom | Yuri Pattison wins 2016 Frieze Artist award | and Patrick George (1923-2016)

26 May 2016

Sadiq Khan gives conditional backing to Garden Bridge

Plus: Climate change protests force temporary closure of British Museum | Ai Weiwei: EU’s refugee deal with Turkey is ‘immoral’ | Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art signs deal with Louvre | Pratt Institute president to step down | Brooklyn Museum offers staff buyouts | Milwaukee Art Museum names new director | and recommended reading

19 May 2016

Museum of the Year shortlist announced

Plus: Ai Weiwei to make documentary about refugee crisis | Labour protests continue at Guggenheim | Wim Delvoye plans museum in Iran | Matteo Del Fante announced as new president of Palazzo Strozzi | Armory Show to merge contemporary and modern sections | Recommended reading

29 Apr 2016

Architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65

Plus: Taipei triumphs with visitor figures | Further comment on Palmyra | Elisabeth Murdoch launches £100,000 art prize for women | Increased security for Italy’s cultural attractions | and the Getty awards $8.45 million for new edition of Pacific Standard Time

31 Mar 2016

Megacities Asia

Eleven artists sculpt urban reality in a new show at the MFA Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chinese Whispers

Recent Art from the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections “Chinese Whispers” provides a deeper insight into China’s art scene of…

Kunst Museum, Bern

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Not-so-radical street art and the Cerne Abbas giant censored at the Palace of Westminster

7 Feb 2016

‘Paddington Shard’ scrapped…for the time being

Art News Daily : 1 February

1 Feb 2016

Cuts present worrying outlook for UK museums

Art News Daily : 13 January

13 Jan 2016

Greco-Roman Sites in Libya Threatened by ISIS

Art News Daily : 11 December

11 Dec 2015

François Pinault Denies Paris Museum Rumours

Art News Daily : 2 December

2 Dec 2015

Can art exist on social media?

Can artists and the wider art world use social media for more than self-promotion? Some certainly think so…

30 Nov 2015

Paris Museums Reopen After Terrorist Atrocity

Art News Daily : 16 November

16 Nov 2015

Science Museum to End Association with Shell?

Art News Daily : 13 November

13 Nov 2015

Van Gogh Action Man: Officially Better than Game of Thrones

Ever wondered what Rodin’s The Thinker would look like in a sexy pose? Find out with the help of an art-historical action figure.

6 Nov 2015

Preview: Asian Art In London

Highlights from this year’s city-wide event: from painted scrolls to Chinese jade

29 Oct 2015

Martin Wong

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic will be the first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999) since…

Bronx Museum, New York

Arts Council Issues Heightened Alert Warning for UK Museums

Art News Daily : 22 October

22 Oct 2015


Art and ceramics from Rodin to Schütte Under the title CERAMIX, the Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht – NL), Cité de la céramique…

Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht


What happens when art and risk collide? This autumn, see artists leap into the void, abandon control and push art to…

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Palmyra : ISIS Blows up Triumphal Arch

Art News Daily: 5 October

5 Oct 2015

Baltic Diary: Art and Politics

‘Contemporary art is a very elitist sphere,’ admitted Frame’s head of programmes Taru Elfving, ‘and it could be so much more’

30 Sep 2015