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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
Valerie Hillings, named as the next director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Valerie Hillings to direct North Carolina Museum of Art

Plus: Collector to withdraw 700-work loan over Mapplethorpe controversy | Damien Hirst restructures business | Phyllis Kind (1933–2018) | and Rachel Adams joins Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts

2 Oct 2018
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx Museum of the Arts to open new space in downtown New York

Plus: Dealer Ezra Chowaiki sentenced to 18 months for $16m fraud | Mattress Factory director on temporary leave after alleged mishandling of sexual harassment claims | Holly Shen to join San Jose Museum of Art as deputy director

1 Oct 2018
Untitled (mid 1960s), Hannah Wilke.

Frieze week highlights: latex, terracotta and a Camden catwalk

An evening of performances and three shows of 20th-century women artists are among the events not to miss

1 Oct 2018
Nicholas Grimshaw, winner of the 2019 Royal Gold Medal for architecture.

Nicholas Grimshaw awarded Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Plus: Deutsche Bank’s Palais Populaire opens in Berlin | Helena Almeida (1934–2018) | Leslie-Lohman Museum to receive $1m bequest | and recommended reading

28 Sep 2018
Robert Venturi in 2008.

Robert Venturi (1925–2018)

Plus: Vera List Center for Art and Politics receives $5m gift | Arthur Mitchell (1934–2018) | and Spanish government pledges €30m for Prado expansion

20 Sep 2018
Elliot Bostwick Davis, newly appointed director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art.

Elliot Bostwick Davis named director of Norton Museum of Art

Plus: Annette Michelson (1922–2018) | Jan Fabre accused of sexual harassment | and White Cube announces representation of first artist estate

18 Sep 2018
Natalia Sielewicz

Natalia Sielewicz

Curator, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

5 Sep 2018
Theodor Ringborg

Theodor Ringborg

Curator, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

5 Sep 2018
Erika Balsom

Erika Balsom

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King’s College London/Independent scholar and critic, London, UK

5 Sep 2018
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