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Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou

Art and Textiles Teacher, Alperton Community School, London, UK

5 Sep 2018
Paul Taylor's dance company rehearsing at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, November 1964.

Paul Taylor (1930–2018)

Plus: Museum in Saskatchewan, Canada receives $25million endowment | Non-profit gallery evicted in Jerusalem | ICA Los Angeles announces new board members | and recommended reading

31 Aug 2018
Chase F. Robinson, who has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries.

Chase F. Robinson named director of Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries

Plus: National Heritage List for England reaches 400,000 entries | Tuscaloosa Museum of Art in Alabama to close | and Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace appoints new director

22 Aug 2018
The courtyard of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA agrees new employment contract with union workers

Plus: Leipzig gallery drops painter over anti-immigrant Facebook posts | Charles Blackman (1928–2018) | and recommended reading

20 Aug 2018
Aretha Franklin (1942–2018), photo: Express Newspapers/Getty Images

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery honours Aretha Franklin

Plus: Christina Nielsen named director of art collections at the Huntington Library | MFA Boston receives $1 million grant from Japanese foundation | Museu de Arte de São Paulo promotes Tomás Toledo to chief curator | and recommended reading

17 Aug 2018
A view of downtown Pittsburgh, one of the US cities whose cultural organisations are the beneficiaries of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management Training Program.

Bloomberg Philanthropies names participants in $43m arts initiative

Plus: The List destroyed for second time | Art dealer Andrew Fabricant joins Gagosian | and Titus Kaphar awarded Rappaport Prize

16 Aug 2018
Constitutional Center, the headquarters for the National Endowment of the Humanities. Credit: NEH.gov.

National Endowment for the Humanities awards $43.1 million in grants

Plus: Colin Amery (1944–2018) | Iranian artist banned from leaving the country | Truze Lodder appointed temporary chair of Stedelijk Museum | Bloomberg Philanthropies announces $43 million in grants |  and recommended reading

14 Aug 2018
Mary Corse (b. 1945) photographed in her studio in Topanga Canyon, California

‘I paint for my sanity’ – an interview with Mary Corse

The painter talks about her formal experiments and the importance of being self-sufficient

4 Aug 2018
Charles Saumarez Smith

Charles Saumarez Smith to leave the RA and join Blain|Southern

Plus: Tuesday Smillie awarded Rose Art Museum residency | Art Gallery of South Australia appoints Rhana Devenport as director | and recommended reading

27 Jul 2018
Relief of a Persian soldier (5th century B.C), Photo: © Office of the New York district attorney

US judge orders return of Persian bas-relief to Iran

Plus: Cleveland Museum of Art establishes conservation centre for Chinese paintings | and record six-month sales period for Christie’s

24 Jul 2018
Waverley Gate, the site of Creative Scotland’s Edinburgh headquarters.

Janet Archer resigns as chief executive of Creative Scotland

Plus: Robert Leckie is appointed director of Spike Island | Oxford’s Story Museum receives £1m funding boost | and Inaugural European ArtEast Foundation grants announced

18 Jul 2018
The Bridge, (2018) Li Binyuan, installation view at the Yinchuan Biennale.

Artistic strategies on China’s new Silk Road

The second Yinchuan Biennale is part of an official drive to open up the city to international visitors

18 Jul 2018
National Gallery, London, wikimedia commons

Art educators bring claim for unfair dismissal against National Gallery

Plus: Pussy Riot invade pitch after World Cup final | Site Gallery appoints Sharna Jackson new artistic director | National Railway Museum cancels design contest for redevelopment | and recommended reading

16 Jul 2018
The Dresden Mars (before 1587), Giambologna.

German government steps in to buy Giambologna sculpture

Plus: LACMA pushes to meet $600m fundraising target

4 Jul 2018
The Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum to close indefinitely

Plus: TEFAF brings management of its New York fairs in-house | RIBA sends ‘cease and desist’ letter to presidential candidate | Christy MacLear leaves Sotheby’s Advisory Art Agency, Partners | and Art for Justice Fund gives out nearly $10m in grants

2 Jul 2018
Rendering of the expanded Frick Collection from 70th Street.

Frick Collection’s expansion plans approved

Plus: Berlin’s Bode Museum returns sculpture looted by Nazis | Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art to reopen in January | Laurent Dumas named president of Palais de Tokyo | and Mary S. Byrd Gallery receives Ellsworth Kelly Award

27 Jun 2018

Interior in Berlin refurbished to plans by Le Corbusier

Plus: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to take over the Brodsky Centre | and Brook Andrew appointed artistic director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

19 Jun 2018
Irving and Lucy Sandler. Image courtesy Lauren Grosskopf

Remembering Irving Sandler, the ‘sweeper-up after artists’

The critic, who has died at the age of 92, will be remembered as someone who wanted to be in the thick of it

14 Jun 2018
A rendering of the planned NGV Contemporary building located in the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

Melbourne to get major new contemporary art museum

Plus: Kasmin to open new space in New York | Lyndel King to leave Weisman Art Museum after 40 years | Frieze offers partial refund to exhibitors affected by excessive heat of New York fair | and Sarah Needham appointed director of Hill Art Foundation

8 Jun 2018
The Albert Dock, Liverpool, © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection

Report recommends that Liverpool keep World Heritage Status

Plus: Dallas Museum of Art acquires Derick Baegert panel | Robert J. Fisher appointed chair of SFMoMA board | and winners of inaugural Pax Art Award announced

1 Jun 2018

China to build $2.8bn arts district near Beijing

Plus: Robert Indiana’s house to become a museum | Elizabeth Duggal appointed deputy director at the Guggenheim | and recommended reading

25 May 2018

Flesh | Meat

This transhistorical exhibition surveys the paradoxical role of meat as a symbol of both life and death

Altes Museum, Berlin
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Bozar in Brussels, the planned venue for next year’s BelgianArtPrize exhibition.

Nominees withdraw from all-male shortlist for Belgian art prize

Plus: Amanda Levete appointed as architect of £42m Paisley Museum project | Swedish court blocks plans for Chipperfield-designed Nobel Centre | Herb Alpert award winners announced

23 May 2018

Laura Pye appointed director of National Museums Liverpool

Plus: Luke Willis Thompson wins Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize | Architects announced for the V&A Research and Collection Centre announced | German culture minister has plans for 23 per cent hike in arts funding | and recommended reading

18 May 2018