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Japanese company launches $1m contemporary art prize

US Supreme Court will not hear case over National Gallery’s Matisse | Rose Hilton (19312019) | Kehinde Wiley announces new artist residency in Senegal

20 Mar 2019
Okwui Enwezor in Venice in 2015.

Okwui Enwezor (1963–2019)

Plus: Sheela Gowda awarded Maria Lassnig Prize 2019 | Lee Wen (1957–2019) | and recommended reading

15 Mar 2019
Monika Grütters, the federal government commissioner for culture and the media in Germany.

German culture ministers issue declaration on post-colonial restitution

Plus: Artists Otobong Nkanga and Emeka Ogboh recipients of Sharjah Biennial Prize | Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala to curate 13th Gwangju Biennale | Elizabeth Glassman resigns from Terra Foundation for American Art | Outset Partners award grant to The Whitworth and Van Abbemuseum

14 Mar 2019
Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy appointed director of Peabody Essex Museum

Plus: Don Nice (1932–2019) | Art Basel and UBS publish global art market report | and recommended reading

8 Mar 2019

Kunsthalle Wien to be directed by curatorial collective

Plus: Blain Southern to open New York gallery | ArtCenter/South Florida announces plans for new $30m home | Todd Williamson wins Pollock Prize for Creativity

6 Mar 2019
The Musée de la Romanité, completed in 2018, sits on the Boulevard des Arènes, across from the 1st-century amphitheatre.

The best preserved Roman ruins in France now have a museum to match

The new Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes makes the most of the city’s classical past

5 Mar 2019

Employment tribunal finds in favour of sacked National Gallery workers

Plus: Masterpiece Fair to open in Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia | Painting attributed to Caravaggio to be auctioned in June | Hon Chi Fun (1922–2019) | and recommended reading

1 Mar 2019
Zehra Doğan, photographed in 2015.

Zehra Doğan, artist and journalist, released from Turkish prison

Plus: Participants announced for Whitney Biennial 2019 | Jamie Crewe wins Margaret Tait Award | and Jack Burnham (1931–2019)

26 Feb 2019

Indonesian art collective to curate Documenta 15

Plus: Hermitage Museum evacuated after bomb threats | Bronx Museum of the Arts appoints new board members | and recommended reading

22 Feb 2019
J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library in winter, 2011, Morgan Library & Museum.

Morgan Library & Museum announces $12.5m exterior restoration project

Plus: Junya Ishigami to design Serpentine Pavilion 2019 | Christie’s helps return eight looted antiquities to Italy | Bisi Silva (1962–2019) | and fire breaks out at empty Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

14 Feb 2019
MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, photographed in 2013.

Rio museum completes controversial Pollock painting sale

Plus: Venice implements tax for day tourists | and Jessica Martinez to direct Cornell University’s art museum

6 Feb 2019

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 Apollo podcast: social media and the art market

Thomas Marks talks to Paul Melton from Sotheby’s Institute of Art about the impact of Instagram and other social media platforms on the art market

14 Dec 2018
Charlotte Prodger, winner of the Turner Prize 2018. Photo: Emile Holba 2018

Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize for iPhone films

Plus: Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba | Italian court rules that Getty museum must return ancient statue | Anna Coliva reinstated as director of Galleria Borghese | and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures wins Sotheby’s Prize 

5 Dec 2018
Quentin Bajac, newly appointed director of the Jeu de Paume in Paris.

Quentin Bajac to direct Jeu de Paume in Paris

Plus: Kapwani Kiwanga wins 2018 Sobey Art Award | Annie Fletcher appointed director of IMMA | and Everson Museum of Art gets $4.8m fundraising campaign boost

15 Nov 2018
Mary Ceruti, newly appointed executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

Mary Ceruti to direct Walker Art Center

Plus: Oskar Rabin (1928–2018) | Sandra Lagumina appointed non-executive director of Agence France-Muséums | and Souls Grown Deep Foundation places works at five institutions

13 Nov 2018
The Detroit Institute Of Arts.

Knight Foundation to invest $20m in Detroit arts organisations

Plus: Restitution committee says Stedelijk can keep Kandinsky | and Kimerly Rorschach to retire as director of Seattle Art Museum

1 Nov 2018

Man arrested after trying to steal the Magna Carta

Plus: Mary Corse artwork damaged by fire at Dia:Beacon | Hito Steyerl wins 2019 Käthe Kollwitz Prize | and recommended reading

26 Oct 2018

William Morris’s country home to receive £4.3m lottery grant

Plus: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation criticised after performance cancellation | and Studio Voltaire in London announces £2.3m capital project

25 Oct 2018
The Albertina Museum, Vienna.

Major collection of contemporary art donated to the Albertina

Plus: Jac Leirner wins the Wolfgang Hahn Prize | and Harold Gregor (1929–2018)

23 Oct 2018

Nigeria presents plans for new Benin Royal Museum

Plus: Co-founder of Kochi-Muziris Biennale resigns | Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha reveals plans to expand | Brooklyn’s Signal gallery to close | and recommended reading

22 Oct 2018
The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn

Rijksmuseum announces major public restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Plus: Filmmaker Clément Cogitore receives Marcel Duchamp Prize | and Frontier Art Prize awarded to Tavares Strachan

16 Oct 2018

Dmitry Rybolovlev sues Sotheby’s for $380m

Plus: Hadeel Ibrahim elected chair of the ICA in London | Ringling Museum renames its Center for Asian Art after donation  | and Jewish peers criticise plans for new Holocaust memorial in London

3 Oct 2018
Night of the Long Knives I, Athi-OPatra Ruga

What not to miss at 1–54 in London

Ibrahim El-Salahi’s public sculpture and the multimedia dreamworld of Athi-Patra Ruga stand out at this year’s fair

3 Oct 2018