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The Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA) in Los Angeles in May 2019.

MOCA to offer free admission

Plus: Who bought Koons’ Rabbit? | Museum of London shares previously unseen photos of Queen Victoria | Protestors march from Whitney to trustee’s home | and recommended reading

20 May 2019
The Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Met will no longer accept money from Sacklers with Purdue Pharma ties

Plus: Czech culture minister resigns | David Attenborough honoured at Museums + Heritage Award | $91m Jeff Koons sculpture sale breaks records | Lutz Bacher (1943–2019)

16 May 2019
Turner Contemporary in Margate.

Turner Prize shortlist announced amid sponsor controversy

Plus: Pissarro painting looted by Nazis to remain in Spain | Berlinische Galerie closes due to structural problems | and Klaus Bussmann (1941–2019)

1 May 2019
Untitled (1950–55), Seydou Keïta.

Frieze, 1–54, and more – what’s in store in New York this month

A large slice of the Big Apple is given over to the two contemporary art fairs this May

1 May 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, early on April 16, 2019.

Academics and curators urge caution in Notre-Dame repairs

Plus: American art museum condemns use of painting by AfD | Asia Society announces new triennial | Berlin museum returns remains to New Zealand | and recommended reading

30 Apr 2019
Okwui Enwezor in Venice in 2015.

‘The world was better because Okwui was around, fighting for what he believed’

Okwui Enwezor was not just an influential curator, but one of the most important public intellectuals of our time

16 Apr 2019
Hand puppets (from a set of five) (c. 1923), Eberhardt Schrammen. Klassik Stiftung Weimar

‘People have to be reminded that the Bauhaus started here’ – inside the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

The city is taking pains to address all aspects – both good and bad – of the legendary design school’s history

11 Apr 2019
The Pinacoteca de São Paulo.

Governor of São Paulo defends deep cuts to Brazil’s budget for culture

Plus: Carlos Urroz named director of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary | and Malevich portrait found to be the work of his student

9 Apr 2019
Ingrid van Engelshoven (Minister of Education, Culture and Science) with Meriem Bennani (Winner Art & Film Prize 2019) and Sandra den Hamer (Director Eye) during the Eye Film gala 2019

Meriem Bennani wins EYE Art & Film Prize

Plus: Antonio Asis (1932–2019) | Brooklyn Museum launches $25,000 prize for emerging artists | Fire at Brazil’s National Museum caused by air conditioning unit | and recommended reading

5 Apr 2019

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
The Kunsthalle Wien.

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
The National Gallery in London.

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
A Banksy mural unveiled in New York in March 2018 to raise awareness of the imprisonment of Zehra Doğan.

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