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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
The National Gallery, London.

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
Unité d’Habitation in Berlin.

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
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
Papillon ring designed by Glenn Spiro. Image: Glenn Spiro

Beyoncé donates ring from Jay-Z to the V&A

Plus: Anonymous donor steps in to pay penalty incurred by National Gallery of Canada | Yvette Coppersmith wins Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture | Leslie Brothers appointed director of Ulrich Museum of Art | and recommended reading

11 May 2018
Per Kirkeby (1938–2018)

Per Kirkeby (1938–2018)

Plus:  Nicolas Bourriaud to curate 2019 Istanbul Biennial | UK culture minister pledges to distribute works of art to the regions | and report urges France to reform Nazi-era restitution approach

10 May 2018

Turner Prize 2018 shortlist announced

Plus: Abbas (1944–2018) | Documenta appoints new CEO | Laura Aguilar (1959–2018) | Peter Bläuer retires from Liste art fair | and Bowdoin College Museum of Art receives more than 1,500 artworks

26 Apr 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion goes to Kenneth Frampton

Plus: Cache of James Castle drawings discovered in artist’s home | SALT Beyoğlu reopens after two-year hiatus | and Sam Francis’s catalogue raisonné made available online

19 Apr 2018
Nick Mitzevich

Nick Mitzevich to head National Gallery of Australia

Plus: Documenta appoints music business executive as interim CEO | Max Uhlig donates entire oeuvre to Saxony’s Cultural Foundation | National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers closes | and NEH awards $18.6m in grants

10 Apr 2018

France to sign heritage agreement with Saudi Arabia

Plus: Cathy Wilkes selected to represent Britain at 2019 Venice Biennale | Rubens portrait at risk of leaving the UK | Debora L. Spar resigns as president of Lincoln Center | Nancy Ireson to join Barnes Foundation as deputy director of collections | and recommended reading

9 Apr 2018
Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon

MAC Lyon director Thierry Raspail retires

Plus: Montréal Biennial files for bankruptcy | Justine Ludwig appointed director of Creative Time | and Christopher Scoates to direct Museum of Arts and Design in New York

3 Apr 2018
Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber, tipped to be next chairman of the Tate

Lionel Barber appointed chair of Tate trustees

Plus: Budi Tek reveals plans to form a foundation with LACMA | Stephanie Wiles named director of Yale University Art Gallery | Laura Sillars appointed director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Donald Trump signs bill forbidding federal funding of oil portraits of politicians | Em’kal Eyongakpa wins inaugural Henrike Grohs Art Award | and regeneration fund grants £4m towards new museum in Blackpool

29 Mar 2018
The Getty Center.

J. Paul Getty medal recipients for 2018 announced

Plus: Louvre reportedly rejects plans for Mona Lisa tour | Rare annotated copy of Ben Jonson play Epicœne saved for nation | and Nicholas Nixon retires from MassArt following misconduct allegations

27 Mar 2018

Congress increases funding to NEA and NEH

Plus: The Art Newspaper publishes international visitor figures survey for 2017 | Centre Pompidou announces architects for Brussels satellite | Petition urges Hertfordshire Council to reconsider selling public art collection | Former Studio Museum building to be demolished | Andreas Rumbler to join Lévy Gorvy | and recommended reading

26 Mar 2018

ICA Philadelphia is the first museum certified for paying artists fairly

Plus: Lottery grant boosts multimillion redevelopment of the Museum of Oxford | Inaugural Riga Biennial announces artist list | Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize awarded | and recommended reading

23 Mar 2018