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Article date: Monday, May 20, 2024
Joseph Awuah-Darko claims Kehinde Wiley Sexually assaulted Him

In an Instagram post on Sunday, the Ghanaian artist alleged that Kehinde Wiley attacked him twice in June 2021.

Article date: Monday, May 20, 2024
Rare Tyrian Purple discovered at Carlisle Archaeology Dig

A mysterious lump of a soft purple substance was discovered at a Roman Bathhouse, within the grounds of Carlisle Cricket Club, during the 2023 excavation by our archaeologists and volunteers.

Article date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
France honours Baguette with scented Stamp

The French Post Office has released a scratch-and-sniff postage stamp to celebrate the baguette.

Article date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Three Spanish Tourists killed in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, Home to a Unesco World Heritage Site

Gunmen have killed an Afghan citizen and three foreign tourists in central Afghanistan’s Bamyan province, the Ministry of Interior Affairs says.

Article date: Friday, May 17, 2024
Lebohang Kganye wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2024

The artist was announced as the 2024 winner of the prestigious £30,000 prize at a special ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, by Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries for London, on Thursday 16 May 2024.

Article date: Friday, May 17, 2024
Director of SMAK in Ghent is Under Fire After complaints of Toxic Leadership

In Ghent, Belgium, Philippe Van Cauteren, the director of the museum SMAK, is under fire following complaints of toxic leadership.

Article date: Friday, May 17, 2024
British Museum recovers 268 more missing Artefacts following Theft Scandal

The British Museum has today announced the return of a further 268 missing and stolen objects, taking the total number of recovered items to 626.

Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Emile Claus: Centenary Commemoration - Illuminating the Golden Lys in Memory of His Passing

Emile Claus, born on the banks of the river Lys in Sint-Eloois-Vijve (Waregem) on September 27, 1849, holds a significant place in art history. “ In commemoration of the centenary of his passing in 2024, we saw fit to organize an exhibition near his birthplace” says Pietro Iacopucci, Alderman of culture in Waregem.

Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
$28.5 Million Record for Leonora Carrington at Sotheby’s

An auction record for Leonora Carrington, sold for nearly $28.5 million at auction Wednesday evening, Sotheby's said, marking a solid start to New York's spring art sales.

Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
 Hoor Al Qasimi named as the Artistic Director of the 25th Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney has announced Hoor Al Qasimi as the Artistic Director of the 25th Biennale of Sydney, which will take place from 7 March – 8 June 2026.

Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Mexican Artist Andrés Anza wins 2024 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize

Mexican artist Andrés Anza (b. 1991) has been named the winner of the 2024 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize.

Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Morocco recovers 117 Fossils dating Back 400m Years from Chile

Morocco recovered 117 fossils dating back about 400 million years, according to the official Moroccan News Agency.

Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
How Do AI Art Generators Work?

Have you ever thought about how a computer can make art that looks like it was drawn by a person? AI art producers are at the cutting edge of a technological change that is blurring the lines between human creation and machine automation.

Article date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Basquiat Masterworks Lead Phillips’ Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art in New York

Untitled (ELMAR) Realizes $46.5 Million, with Strong Prices Achieved for Post-War & Contemporary Masters, Including Helen Frankenthaler, Derek Fordjour, and Noah Davis.

Article date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Portrait of King Charles III unveiled at Buckingham Palace

The first official portrait of HM King Charles III as monarch has been unveiled by Their Majesties The King and Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Article date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Due to Russian Aggression in Ukraine, 1062 Cultural Heritage Sites have been Affected

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine continues to document the damage to cultural heritage sites in Ukraine due to russian aggression.

Article date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands, ends Collaboration with Israeli Institution

The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague has decided to cancel its collaboration with the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. It is the first educational institution in the Netherlands to terminate a cooperation with an Israeli institution.

Article date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Bob Dylan Painting from his Woodstock Years up for Auction

An unseen painting from Bob Dylan's Woodstock years—an incredibly rare circa 1968 original painting by Dylan with a colorful and energetic abstract composition featuring the large central outline of a bull.

Article date: Monday, May 13, 2024
Christie’s $850m Auctions to go ahead Despite Cyberattack

After its website was hacked, Christie's has been forced to showcase its prestigious catalogs on a temporary website ahead of a series of auctions.

Article date: Monday, May 13, 2024
Start of Examination and Restoration Paul Potter’s The Bull in Mauritshuis, The Hague

Museum visitors will be able to follow the examination and restoration of Potter’s The Bull live.

Article date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Christie’s Website brought Down Days Ahead of New York Marquee Sales

Christie’s said Friday that a technology security issue has affected some of its systems, including its website, just ahead of major auctions.

Article date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Activists throw ‘Orange Powder’ inside Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors

French climate activists recently staged a unique protest at the famed Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles by spreading orange clay powder, calling for sustainable food for all.

Article date: Friday, May 10, 2024
British Museum launches International Architectural Competition

British Museum launches international architectural competition to identify the team that will help reimagine its gallery space for future generations.

Article date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Elders break Glass around the Magna Carta at the British Library

Two Just Stop Oil supporters have broken the glass around the Magna Carta. They are demanding the UK government commit to an emergency plan to end the extraction and burning of oil, gas and coal by 2030.

Article date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Sara Danieli from ECC: The Works of Croatian Sculptor Nikola Vudrag Embody the Core Message of the Venice Exhibition

In the heart of Venice, within the historic venues of the Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo, and Marinaressa Gardens, a profound exploration of human resilience unfolds during the 60th Venice Biennale.

Article date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Egypt unveils Newly discovered Chamber Inside Great Pyramid

Egypt’s antiquities authorities unveiled a newly discovered, sealed-off chamber inside one of the Great Pyramids at Giza, just outside of Cairo, that dates back some 4,500 years ago.

Article date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Portal Sculptures Forge Real-Time Visual Bridge Between New York City and Dublin

Newly unveiled public technology sculptures bring together people of two iconic cities, transcending physical barriers

Article date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces  $550 Million Funding Milestone

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it has raised $550 million in private donations for the Museum’s new Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Wing, named in recognition of the couple’s historic lead gift of $125 million.

Article date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Blaise Mandefu Ayawo, Member of Congolese Collective Behind Venice Biennale’s Dutch Pavilion, Dies at 55

Blaise Mandefu Ayawo was one of the elders of the Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise in Lusanga, Democratic Republic of Congo. He died in Venice at the age of 55.

Article date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Prince Stage played Yellow Cloud 3 Electric Guitar up for Auction

Prince’s Original Crown Jewel from Historic Tours Spanning Purple Rain to Diamonds & Pearls Stands Atop Pantheon of Greatest Stage-Played Guitars in Rock History

Article date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
No Code of Conduct for Future Artistic Management of  Documenta

Following the public commenting procedure, the committees of Documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH have adopted the outstanding resolutions on the five key recommendations from the final report of the organizational development.

Article date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Artwork at National Trust Property found to be Rare 18th Century Colour Print

A work of art seen by thousands of people every year in an historic house in Norfolk has been found to be an exceptionally rare survival of a work by the inventor of colour printing, following analysis by National Trust experts.

Article date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Bronze Age Gold stolen From Ely Museum, UK

A gold torc and a gold bracelet were stolen during a break-in at Ely Museum on Tuesday.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
France's Famous 'Origin of the World' Painting by Courtauld sprayed with Graffiti

Seeking to "challenge the history of art," two women sprayed the words "MeToo" on a 19th-century painting of a vagina titled "l'Origine du Monde". Along with the more than 150-year-old painting, they also tagged four other artworks.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Iconic Canaletto Painting returns to Wales

Canaletto’s masterpiece – The Stonemason’s Yard – is returning to Wales as part of the National Gallery's anniversary celebrations.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
France Muséums is Expanding its Activities Internationally

France Muséums is expanding its international footprint with significant projects, notably collaborating with the Indian government on the future National Museum of India in New Delhi.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Exploring Urban Art - The Vibrant Scene in Modern Neighborhoods

Urban art, often vibrant and always thought-provoking, has become a cornerstone of cultural expression in modern cities around the world.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
From Canvas to Screen - Artistic Inspirations in Film and Animation

The interplay between traditional visual arts and modern film and animation is a fascinating exploration of how classical techniques and aesthetics continue to shape contemporary media. This blend not only enriches the visual experience but also deepens the narrative, allowing audiences to experience stories in dynamic and visually stunning ways.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
The Art of Surprise - Embracing Spontaneity in Creativity

In the realm of creativity, spontaneity is often the spark that ignites the most innovative and engaging ideas. It's the ability to embrace the unexpected, allowing ideas to flow freely and without constraint.

Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Visual Art Unleashed - Exploring Creativity in Video Content

In today’s digital landscape, visual art in video content is not just an enhancement; it’s a necessity. The integration of compelling visual elements in videos significantly boosts viewer engagement and helps in building a memorable brand identity.

Article date: Monday, May 6, 2024
The 2024 Winner of the European Museum of the Year Award, Sámi Museum Siida, Finland

Each year, the European Museum of the Year Award goes to a museum which contributes profoundly to our understanding of the world as well as to the development of new paradigms and professional standards in museums.

Article date: Monday, May 6, 2024
Koen Vanmechelens' LABIOMISTA opens a New Building

On the foundations of the mining past and the old zoo of Zwartberg (Genk), Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen has been building his life's work since 2019: LABIOMISTA, an evolving artwork about the mix of life. ​ ​

Article date: Monday, May 6, 2024
Prado Museum and Colnaghi announce the unveiling of Caravaggio’s Masterpiece Ecce Homo

Museo Nacional del Prado and Colnaghi announce a nine-month loan of Caravaggio’s masterpiece Ecce Homo to the Spanish national museum in Madrid, on behalf of the painting’s new owner. The Prado Museum will unveil the work for a special solo display from 28 May until October 2024.

Article date: Monday, May 6, 2024
Fake Van Gogh Museum Website scams Visitors out of Credit Card Information

Several museumgoers have been scammed via a website that closely resembled the Van Gogh Museum website, Het Parool reports.

Article date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Manhattan D.A. Bragg announces Return of 10 Antiquities to Egypt

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., announced the return of 10 antiquities collectively valued at $1.4 million to Egypt.

Article date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Frank Stella dies at 87

Frank Stella first emerged on the scene in the late 1950s, when his Minimalist “Black Paintings” heralded a new era in postwar art.

Article date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Getty Acquires 17 Remarkable Drawings

The J. Paul Getty Museum acquired 17 drawings dating from the 16th to early 20th centuries by a range of European artists, including a pastel by Eva Gonzalès, an important nude by Edgar Degas, a rare genre scene by Guercino, and key sheets by Joseph Wright of Derby, Luca Cambiaso, Giovanni Boldini, and Odilon Redon.

Article date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Unique offer : Promote your Exhibition with ArtDependence for 25 Euro

Promoting an exhibition is key to attracting visitors and making a lasting impact in the art world. With a tight budget, using ArtDependence's event map to promote your exhibition is a great option.

Article date: Friday, May 3, 2024
Van Gogh Museum Wins ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Best Heritage’ Awards

The awards, which recognize unique licensing partnerships, were won in the ‘Best Licensed Heritage or Institution Brand’ category. The CARIUMA x Van Gogh Museum sneaker collection was awarded in the category ‘Sustainability Brand Licensed Product or Range’.

Article date: Friday, May 3, 2024
Invited by The Louvre, Luc Tuymans creates a Fresco in the Heart of the Museum

The Louvre Museum, the heart of classical art, will temporarily house a fresco by Belgian contemporary artist Luc Tuymans, the institution announced today.

Article date: Friday, May 3, 2024
European Court upholds Italy's Right to seize Prized Greek Bronze from Getty Museum

The case concerned a confiscation order, issued by the Italian authorities, aimed at the recovery of a cultural heritage object, specifically the “Victorious Youth”, a bronze statue dating from the classical Greek period (300-100 BC) attributed to Lysippus.

Article date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Sotheby's to Offer Most Valuable Harry Potter Item at Auction

This June, a universally recognized literary illustration is set to go to auction at Sotheby’s: Thomas Taylor’s original watercolor for the first book in the beloved Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Article date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
AstaGuru's 100th Auction sees 9 Modern Indian Artists set World Records

For its milestone 100th auction, AstaGuru showcased an exquisite array of rare works from different periods of modern art. The auction included works from several revered artists who shaped the narrative of Modern art in India in 20th.

Article date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Twenty-Two Historic Artifacts Repatriated by the United States to the People of Okinawa

At a formal repatriation ceremony on Tuesday at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo returned 22 historic artifacts that were looted following the Battle of Okinawa and had been missing for almost 80 years.

Article date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Painting by Frank Auerbach to be sold by the National Crime Agency UK

Albert Street 2009 by Frank Auerbach seized from a “prolific money launderer” as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation is to be sold by the Agency.

Article date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Norway’s Groundbreaking Art Museum, Kunstsilo, Opens May 11

Kunstsilo, a new world-class museum, is set to open its doors on 11 May 2024. Located in Kristiansand in South of Norway, Kunstsilo seamlessly integrates the Southern Norway Art Museum and the prestigious Tangen Collection of Nordic art.

Article date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Five British Museums shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024

Art Fund announces the five museums shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024, the world's largest museum prize. The  shortlisted museums are: Craven Museum (Skipton, North Yorkshire), Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee), Manchester Museum (Manchester), National Portrait Gallery (London), Young V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum (London).

Article date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Dutch Royal Art on the Auction Block

The Dutch auction house Ald Fryslân is set to auction a watercolor painting by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix on April 30.

Article date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Plato’s Final Hours revealed in Scroll Buried at Mount Vesuvius

The final hours of Platoare brought to light by newly deciphered passages from a papyrus scroll that was buried beneath layers of volcanic ash after the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Article date: Monday, April 29, 2024
Kim Oosterlinck appointed General Director of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels

Kim Oosterlinck has been selected as the new General Director of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium through a selection process organized by "werkenvoor.be" (formerly known as Selor). He will assume the role starting on July 1, 2024.

Article date: Monday, April 29, 2024
Australian Museum removes Egyptian Body Parts from Galleries

The Chau Chak Wing Museum has removed unwrapped mummified body parts from its Egyptian galleries.

Article date: Monday, April 29, 2024
Serpentine to unveil new Public Sculpture by Gerhard Richter

Serpentine and The Royal Parks unveiled of a new large-scale sculpture by Gerhard Richter. Situated on the plinth at Serpentine South, in Kensington Gardens, STRIP-TOWER (2023) will be staged from 25 April to 27 October 2024.

Article date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Japanese Archaeologists may have found the Villa Where the Roman Emperor Augustus died

A Japanese university team says it has discovered a nearly 2,000-year old building at a site with ancient Roman ruins buried in volcanic ash in southern Italy. The team believes it could have been a villa owned by the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.

Article date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Rediscovered John Lennon Guitar Heads to Auction for more than £600,000

Everyone’s heard the story about a lucky person who stumbles upon long-forgotten treasure in an attic –– an heirloom with misunderstood value or a priceless antique gathering dust while grandma shouts up at the ladder, “What, that old thing?”

Article date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Pope Francis, the First Pontiff to visit the Art Biennale of Venice

Pope Francis will be in Venice on April 28, 2024, for his first trip of the year. By visiting the Holy See’s pavilion, housed in a women’s prison, he will become the first pontiff to visit the famous Art Biennale of Venice.

Article date: Friday, April 26, 2024
MFA Boston returns Ceramic Child’s Coffin to the Gustavianum in Sweden

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has reached an agreement with the Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum (Sweden) to return a ceramic Child’s Coffin, which was taken from the Gustavianum’s collection decades ago without authorization.

Article date: Friday, April 26, 2024
Ukrainian Art is in Venice Today to Remind of the Role of Ukraine in Protecting the Culture of the Whole World – Olena Zelenska

The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska delivered a special video address at the opening of the Ukrainian pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale.

Article date: Friday, April 26, 2024
Manhattan D.A. Bragg Announces Return of 30 Antiquities to Cambodia and Indonesia

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr, today announced the return of 27 antiquities to the people of Cambodia and 3 antiquities to the people of Indonesia. The pieces, collectively valued at nearly $3 million, were recovered pursuant to multiple ongoing investigations into trafficking networks targeting Southeast Asian antiquities, including those of alleged trafficker Subash Kapoor and convicted trafficker Nancy Wiener.

Article date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Klimt Portrait sells for 30 Million Euro in Vienna

Wednesday evening, Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Fräulein Lieser” achieved the highest price ever paid for an artwork in Austria at auction.

Article date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
9 Georgian Nationals arrested for stealing Antique Books

During an action day supported by Europol and Eurojust and executed on 24 April 2024 in Georgia and Latvia, four Georgians suspected of stealing antique and rare books from libraries across Europe were taken into custody.

Article date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Claude Monet's Iconic Haystacks to be auctioned for More than $30M at Sotheby's

Nearly 150 years ago to the day, the first Impressionist exhibition ever staged opened in Paris on 15 April 1874. Central to the exhibition, and to the radical group of artists who banded together to organize the exhibition on their own, was Claude Monet, whose painting Impression, Sunrise from 1872 helped give a name to the groundbreaking movement that would forever change the history of art.

Article date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
The First Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Statue Unveiled

Rutland’s bronze memorial to the late Queen Elizabeth II, her first memorial statue to be erected in the UK, was unveiled in Oakham on Sunday 21st April 2024 – on what would have been Her Late Majesty’s 98th birthday.

Article date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Turner Prize marks its 40th Anniversary with 2024 Shortlist Announcement

Tate Britain today announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2024: Pio Abad, Claudette Johnson, Jasleen Kaur and Delaine Le Bas.

Article date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Getty Museum Returns Ancient Bronze Head to Turkey

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles announced it has initiated the return of a bronze head of a young man from its antiquities collection at the Getty Villa Museum to Türkiye.

Article date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Stays with Artistic Flair and Where to Find Them

Have you ever craved a sojourn that transcends mere relaxation, seeking instead a sanctuary resonant with creative spirit? Imagine a getaway where the walls themselves whisper artistic tales, where every nook is a canvas narrating vibrant stories.

Article date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Breasts in all Their Forms take Centre Stage in Palazzo Franchetti, Venice

Breasts, an exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2024, at ACP Palazzo Franchetti. Breasts showcases the diverse works of more than thirty emerging and established artists from around the world, spanning the realms of painting, sculpture, photography, and film from 1500 until modern day.

Article date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Looted Legacies: Jewish Cultural Property and Restitution in the Netherlands

The exhibition Looted, personal stories about the looting and restitution of Jewish cultural property (31 May-27 October 2024) reveals the emotional impact of the theft of personal property under the Nazi regime.

Article date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Getty Acquires Painting by Bartolomeo Manfredi

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired from a private collector A Drinking and Musical Party, a lively 17th-century genre painting by Italian artist Bartolomeo Manfredi.

Article date: Monday, April 22, 2024
Chinese Porcelain Jar stolen from the Royal Museum of Mariemont, Belgium

An imperial Chinese porcelain wine jar – categorised as a Wallonia-Brussels Federation treasure – has been stolen from the Royal Museum of Mariemont in the province of Hainaut.

Article date: Monday, April 22, 2024
UBS Donates Major American Landscape Photographs to National Gallery of Art Washington

The National Gallery of Art has received 166 19th- and 20th-century photographs from the UBS Art Collection—the largest gift from UBS to a museum to date.

Article date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Archie Moore's Australian Pavilion wins Venice Biennale's Golden Lion

Archie Moore's exhibition kith and kin at the Australia Pavilion has been awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for Best National Participation at La Biennale de Venezia 2024. This is the first time in history an Australian artist has received this award.

Article date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
US returns 38 Antiquities to China

Chinese officials received 38 pieces of cultural relics returned by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.

Article date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Albert Einstein and Antwerp at the Red Star Line Museum

‘A welcome refugee. Einstein & Red Star Line’, the Red Star Line museum, Antwerp, will be exploring the close connection that Einstein had to Antwerp.

Article date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
395 Pre-Columbian Antiquities return to Costa Rica

395 archaeological assets that were kept in Costa Rican diplomatic headquarters in Los Angeles, Miami and Washington DC, were repatriated to the country on February 24.

Article date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Painting stolen from Oxford recovered in Romania after four Years

Thames Valley Police and Christ Church Oxford announced the safe recovery of the seventeenth century painting ‘A Rocky Coast, with Soldiers Studying a Plan’ which was stolen from Christ Church Picture Gallery on 14 March 2020, and make a fresh appeal for information about two other works taken in the same raid.

Article date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Grants to Preserve Historic Art Awarded in 11 Countries by Bank of America

Twenty-four cultural institutions have been named as grant recipients of the 2024 Bank of America Art Conservation Project.

Article date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Four Significant Joan Mitchell Paintings Could Fetch North of $40 Million at Sotheby’s Auction

Representing the most significant selection of paintings from Joan Mitchell’s oeuvre to ever come to market, this May Sotheby’s will offer four defining masterworks by one of the 20th century’s most celebrated titans of Abstract Expressionism - all hailing from the same esteemed private collection.

Article date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Suchan Kinoshita awarded the Belgian Art Prize 2025

The non-profit organisation ‘La Jeune Peinture Belge - De Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst’ announces the laureate of the BelgianArtPrize 2025. Suchan Kinoshita was selected by the jury and is invited to create and present new work at the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels / Bozar from 24 April to 29 June 2025.

Article date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Sylvain Amic appointed Director of the Musée d'Orsay

On the proposal of Ms Rachida DATI, Minister of Culture, the President of France appointed Mr. Sylvain AMIC, President of the Public Establishment of the Orsay Museums and the Orangery – Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

Article date: Friday, April 19, 2024
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Returns Sculpture to the Republic of Iraq

The Met initiated the return of the Early Dynastic figurative sculpture after provenance research by Met scholars established that the work rightfully belongs to Iraq.

Article date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Welsh Government says National Museum Cardiff is not closing

A Welsh Government cabinet secretary said National Museum Cardiff will not close after concerns were raised about its funding.

Article date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Spectacular Discovery after Restoration : Van Heemskerck's Masterpiece are Two Separate Paintings

The internationally renowned work Saint Luke paints the Madonna by Maarten van Heemskerck originally appears to consist of two paintings. This iconic masterpiece will be on display at the first retrospective exhibition of Heemskerck in Haarlem and Alkmaar (28 September 2024 to 19 January 2025)

Article date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
World Press Photo awards Palestinian Photographer

World Press Photo of the Year, A Palestinian Woman Embraces the Body of Her Niece photographed by Mohammed Salem, Palestine for Reuters.

Article date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Belgium Phone Company Proximus will sell Part of its Collection

Proximus Art Collection vzw/asbl, the non-profit organization that manages the Proximus Group's art collection, will offer around 70 works of art at auction this fall, in cooperation with auction house Christie’s. The proceeds will be used to further enhance the Proximus Art Collection.

Article date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
German Museum returns looted Wine Jug to Greece

A Greek wine jug looted during the German occupation of 1941 to 1944 has been returned by the German Municipality of Hanover and the August Kestner Museum.

Article date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Tate launches Programme to increase the Representation of Indigenous Artists in its Collection

Tate announced a new initiative dedicated to bringing more work by Indigenous artists into its collection. Building on the success of recent acquisitions and custodianship agreements, this strategy seeks to create a step-change in the number of contemporary artists from Indigenous communities around the world whose work is represented at Tate.

Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Amsterdam Art Week announces 2024 Programme

Amsterdam Art announced the 12th edition of Amsterdam Art Week ( 29 May to 2 June 2024).

Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Israeli Artist Shuts Venice Biennale Exhibit until a Ceasefire is reached

The Israeli pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale remains closed. Artist Ruth Patir refuses to open the Israeli Pavillon until Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire and release hostages.

Article date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Firefighters and Bystanders rush to rescue Paintings from Inside Burning Stock Exchange in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen's historic old stock exchange building is currently ablaze as emergency services rush to dampen flames and art-lovers desperately try and salvage the priceless paintings inside.

Article date: Monday, April 15, 2024
Musée d'Orsay marks 150 Years of Impressionism with Virtual Reality

Paris, April 15, 1874, eight o'clock in the evening, in the former studio of the famous photographer Nadar, on Boulevard des Capucines. On the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, some thirty painters gathered to present a selection of some 165 works to the public.

Article date: Monday, April 15, 2024
Venice Biennale Arte 2024 opens Saturday

The 60th International Art Exhibition, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, will be open from Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November at the Giardini and Arsenale venues.

Article date: Monday, April 15, 2024
Five Years after the Notre Dame blaze, an Exhibition shows the rescued Art Treasures

A few months before the reopening of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, on December 8, 2024, the DRAC and the Mobilier national are teaming up with the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF) to present21 large-format paintings, including 13 Mays, restored as part of an exceptional project, as well as part of the choir carpet and other remarkable furniture.

Article date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting, out of Public View for Two Decades, could sell for $30 Million at Christie’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s The Italian Version of Popeye Has No Pork in His Diet, 1982—which has been out of public view for almost two decades—is headed to auction next month and is estimated to sell “in the region of US$30 million.”

Article date: Friday, April 12, 2024
‘Iconic’ Man Ray Image sells for €120,000 at Auction

A print of Man Ray’s iconic photograph Le Violon d’Ingres has been sold at auction for €120,000 ($128,665). The print was one of three produced under the artist’s supervision, and until today was held in a private collection by a friend of the artst.

Article date: Friday, April 12, 2024
Fatima Hellberg new Director of Vienna’s Mumok

Swedish curator Fatima Hellberg will become General Director of Vienna’s mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig as from 1 October 2025.

Article date: Friday, April 12, 2024
Olena Zelenska to give Video Address at the Inauguration of the Ukraine Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

A speech by Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, will be screened at the inauguration of the Ukrainian Pavilion, at La Biennale di Venezia on Thursday, 18th April, 16.45pm CET at the Arsenale.

Article date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Unique Collection of Original Banksy Editions in aid of Gaza and Ukraine for Sale

Banksy is one of the most popular present-day artists. Limited editions of his works that have been acknowledged by him are extremely rare and – obviously – highly coveted.

Article date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Spectacular Frescoes discovered in Pompeii

The archaeological excavation initiated in 2023 in Insula 10 of Regio IX in Pompeii has uncovered two interconnected houses facing Via di Nola, adorned with frescoes in their interiors.

Article date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
JR’s New Monumental Rock Installation ‘la nascita’ emerges in Front of Milan Central Station

In the context of Milan Art Week, JR is presenting one of his illusory works – properly called sculptural anamorphoses – in Piazza Duca d’Aosta.

Article date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Yayoi Kusama knocks David Hockney off the Contemporary Artist Top Spot

Hiscox Artist Top 100 (HAT 100) report reveals latest trends in the contemporary art market based on the volume and value of works sold at auction.

Article date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne fires Employee for sneaking own Painting into Museum

Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne fired one of its employees after it was discovered he had hung his own painting in its gallery.

Article date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Getty Acquires Painting by Sophie Fremiet

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired Portrait of a Woman, a neoclassical-era portrait painting by French artist Sophie Fremiet. The painting will go on view at the Getty Center in the South Pavilion.

Article date: Monday, April 8, 2024
Antiques Roadshow Expert refuses to give Valuation of Slave Trade Item

An Antiques Roadshow expert refused to value an object on an episode of the BBC show.

Article date: Monday, April 8, 2024
Eike Schmidt, Ex-Uffizi Director, Runs for Mayor of Florence, Italy

Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Gallery from 2014 to 2024 and currently the director of the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, has formally announced his candidacy in the election for mayor in Florence, scheduled on June 8 and 9, 2024.

Article date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Original Superman Comic from 1938 sells for $6 Million at Auction

A copy of Action Comics No. 1, the comic book that introduced Superman to the world in 1938, sold for $6 million thursday at Heritage Auctions during the first session of the latest four-day Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction.

Article date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Fried-Chicken Art exhibited at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Jack Hirons, a young Margate-based painter, is bringing the latest exhibition to the OOF Gallery at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this spring.

Article date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Sherlock Holmes’ Manuscript Could Sell for $1.2 Million at Sotheby's

The only known handwritten copy of Arthur Conan Doyle’s second book in the four-novel Sherlock Holmes series, The Sign of Four, could sell for up to US$1.2 million at a June Sotheby’s auction.

Article date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Legendary Marlborough Gallery To Close After 80 Years

Marlborough Gallery has announced the closure of its prestigious galleries in New York, London, Madrid, and Barcelona. This decision marks the end of an eight decades chapter.

Article date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Ancestral Sculpture Balot Temporarily returned to Country of Origin

On Tuesday 19 March DRC-based artist collective Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) organised a special ceremony to welcome back the sculpture Balot: a carved wood ancestral power-figure made in 1931. This event marks the first time that the sculpture returns to its country of origin in more than 50 years.

Article date: Friday, April 5, 2024
The Museo del Prado has made 5 April “Jheronimus Bosch Day”

Although almost nothing is known regarding the artist’s life, the date of 5 April 1474 is the first reference to Jheronimus Bosch’s existence, when he is referred to as a witness for his sister in the sale of the mortgage on a house in the small town of Geffen (The Netherlands). At that date the artist was around 24, the legal age for acting independently in a notarial document.

Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Kim Conaty named Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art has named Kim Conaty the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator

Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Summer-Long Show of Lee Ufan Sculptures in the Rijksmuseum Gardens

This summer the gardens of the Rijksmuseum are to be the setting for the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands of Korean artist Lee Ufan.

Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Portland Art Museum to unveil Campus Transformation in Late 2025

$111M expansion and renovation project will add nearly 100,000 square feet, connecting the Museum’s historic buildings, creating new galleries to display more of its expansive collection, and increasing accessibility throughout the campus

Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
The International Jury of the Biennale Arte 2024 announced

The Jury, chaired by Julia Bryan-Wilson, will award the official prizes. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Venice on Saturday, 20th April 2024.

Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Napoleon-Looted Titian, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, leads Christie's Old Masters Sale in July

Coming to the market for the first time in more than 145 years, Titian’s early masterpiece Rest on the Flight into Egypt will headline Christie’s Old Masters Part I sale on 2 July 2024, presenting a very rare opportunity for buyers to become part of the next chapter in this fabled picture’s remarkable story (estimate: £15,000,000 – 25,000,000).

Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Kherson Art Museum has identified 96 Works stolen by Russia

The Kherson Art Museum has identified 96 artworks Russian forces stole during the occupation of the southern city of Kherson.

Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
World's Largest Hot Dog Sculpture Debut in Times Square this April

Times Square Arts presents Hot Dog in the City, a 65 foot-long public art installation by the dynamic artist duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw.

Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
California Assembly announced Legislation to help Holocaust Survivors recover Stolen Art

AB 2867 Introduced Following Recent Court Decision Allowing Spanish Museum to Retain Impressionist Masterpiece Stolen by the Nazis during WWII.

Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
AstaGuru's 'Next Gen' Auction Shines with Iconic Anish Kapoor Sculpture and Contemporary  Masterpieces

AstaGuru will present the next edition of its ‘Next Gen’ Contemporary Art Auction with over 100 works by leading and famous contemporary artists.

Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Nelson-Atkins Museum sells Monet Paintings at Christie's in May

Claude Monet’s Moulin de Limetz ($18 million – 25 million) will be a leading highlight of the 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie's this May in New York. The work is being offered by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the heirs of Ethel B. Atha. The museum’s sale proceeds will benefit future art acquisitions for the Nelson-Atkins.

Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Protest at Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibition in Genoa

Activists took to Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale to protest an exhibition on Artemisia Gentileschi that has drawn criticism from various groups, who say it exploits the painter’s sexual trauma and platforms her convicted rapist Agostino Tassi.

Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Russia handed over the Pavilion at the Venice Biennale to Bolivia

The Russian pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale will be occupied by artists from Bolivia and other Latin American countries, the Italian edition Il Giornale dell'ARTE reported.

Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung appointed Chief Curator of the 36th Bienal de São Paulo

Fundação Bienal de São Paulo announced that Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung will be the chief curator of the 36th Bienal de São Paulo, scheduled for the second half of 2025

Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Harvard University Library removes Human Skin from 19th Century Book Binding

Harvard Library has removed human skin from the binding of a copy of Arsène Houssaye’s book Des destinées de l’âme (1880s), held at Houghton Library.

Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
French Police seize stolen Russian Avant-Garde Paintings belonging to the Khatib Family

French bailiffs and police have conducted a raid of an art expert's storage facility in Paris following court orders issued in Frankfurt, Germany, and Paris, France.

Article date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
The Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Works by Pierino da Vinci and Philipp Otto Runge

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) acquired a rare terracotta by Pierino da Vinci and a suite of four prints by Philipp Otto Runge, considered the crowning achievement of his career.

Article date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
Arts & Cultural Sector Hit All-Time High in 2022 Value Added to U.S. Economy

New data released today show arts and cultural industries hit an all-time high in 2022, contributing 4.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or $1.1 trillion, to the U.S. economy.

Article date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Ibrahim Mahama wins Inaugural Sam Gilliam Award

Award confers $75,000 and platform for fall 2024 public program to Ibrahim Mahama, extending Sam Gilliam’s lifelong dedication to supporting fellow artists

Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
The Broad Museum LA will Expand it's Gallery Space

Joanne Heyler, Founding Director of The Broad, announced plans for an expansion that will build upon the success of The Broad’s first decade by providing enhanced public access to the growing collection, extend The Broad’s standard-setting visitor engagement, and make possible deeper offerings in live programming.

Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Cambridge City Council orders Prince Philip Statue be torn Down

The sculpture was described by a Cambridge City Council officer as "possibly the poorest quality work that had ever been submitted to the Council"

Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Steve Jobs signed Apple Business Card sells for over $180,000 at Auction

Extremely rare, perfectly graded Steve Jobs-signed Apple Computer business card from circa 1983

Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hong Kong's M+ Museum to Stage a Major Picasso Exhibition in 2025

The groundbreaking exhibition will bring together more than sixty works by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and around eighty works by Asian and Asian-diasporic artists from the M+ Collections

Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Dr Nicholas Cullinan appointed as new Director of the British Museum

Dr Nicholas Cullinan OBE has been appointed as the new Director of the British Museum, following the unanimous approval of the Board of Trustees and the agreement of the Prime Minister.

Article date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Richard Serra, known for Monumental Steel Sculptures, dies at the Age of 85

United States artist Richard Serra, known across the world for his monumental steel sculptures, has died. He was 85. The artist died from pneumonia at his home in Long Island, New York on Tuesday, his lawyer John Silberman told The New York Times.

Article date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Old Kingdom Mastaba Discovered in Dahshur, Egypt

Egyptian-German archaeological mission affiliated with the German Archaeological Institute, headed by Dr. Stefan Seidlmayer, succeeded in uncovering a mastaba dating back to the Old Kingdom era during its work in the Dahshur archaeological area.

Article date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Restoration of the Upper register of the Interior of the Ghent Altarpiece Results promise Stunning Outcome

Since 2 May 2023, the upper panels of the interior of the Ghent Altarpiece are being restored at the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) in Ghent. This is the third and final phase of the large-scale conservation-restoration campaign of the altarpiece of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA).

Article date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam receives three Van Gogh Paintings on Long-Term Loan

Three works by Vincent van Gogh go on display today at the Rijksmuseum. The paintings, which the artist made in different periods of his life, are View of Amsterdam from Central Station (1885), Riverbank with Trees (1887) and Wheat Field (1888).

Article date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Taipei Biennial announces Curators for the 14th Edition

The 14th Taipei Biennial, opening in November 2025, will be curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. Bardaouil and Fellrath state,

Article date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Kilometre-Long Installation planned to mark 35 Years Since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin's Governing Mayor Kai Wegner (CDU) has called for the fall of the Berlin Wall to be seen as more than just a historical event.

Article date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
V&A reveals more Details in Major Exhibition of British Fashion Model, Naomi Campbell

The V&A has released more details on the upcoming exhibition NAOMI: In Fashion, which will explore the unequalled 40-year career of fashion model and cultural icon Naomi Campbell.

Article date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
5 Star Exhibition in Huis Marseille, Amsterdam : Lisa Oppenheim Spolia

Huis Marseille exhibits Spolia, the first institutional solo exhibition in the Netherlands of the American artist Lisa Oppenheim.

Article date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
With 'Silent Struggle', Ostend, Belgium, gives Attention to Suicide Amongst the Young

From March 25 till April 16 the statue 'Silent Struggle' by the Dutch artist SAZZA can be seen in the Belgian City Ostend.

Article date: Monday, March 25, 2024
The Art that Hitler stole for Himself

Like no other region in Austria, the Salzkammergut served as a point of transit and salvage for important works of European art history during the Second World War, including art looted by the National Socialists.

Article date: Monday, March 25, 2024
Protesters stage Event at The Metropolitan Museum New York in support of Gaza

Protesters covered the steps of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with a large patchwork blanket on Sunday displaying messages of solidarity with Palestine to draw attention to Israel's war on Gaza.

Article date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
The Met Appoints Lucian Simmons Head of Provenance Research

Lucian Simmons will take on the role, which was established as part of the Museum’s cultural property initiatives

Article date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Liste Art Fair Basel announces Galleries for 2024

Liste is announced the participating galleries of Liste Art Fair Basel 2024. This year, 91 galleries from 35 countries will welcome visitors from 10–16 June in Hall 1.1 at Messe Basel. In 65 solo and 16 group presentations, along with five joint booths, more than 100 of the latest voices in contemporary art will be showcased.

Article date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
A Liverpool Museum needs your help to Identify this Enigmatic Portrait

‘The Black Boy’ was painted by Liverpool artist William L. Windus in 1844.

Article date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
U.S. Congress considers adding Jewish Museum to the Smithsonian

The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History could become the 22nd Smithsonian Museum, Major Jewish Organizations have expressed Support.

Article date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Rothko’s Seagram Murals come to Tate St Ives for the First Time this Summer

Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals are pivotal works in the history of modern art and are among the most celebrated paintings in Tate’s collection. For the first time, five of these works will go on show at Tate St Ives in a new display opening on 25 May 2024.

Article date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Damien Hirst accused of backdating Artworks

Three formaldehyde works by Damien Hirst dated to the 1990s were actually created in 2017, The Guardian reports.

Article date: Friday, March 22, 2024
The Permeke Museum in Jabbeke, Belgium, reopens its Doors at the End of March

The Permeke Museum is reopening its doors to the public on March 29th.

Article date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Restitution Claim for Courtauld Rubens Panels Rejected

The Spoliation Advisory Panel considered 3 claims for 3 works by Sir Peter Paul Rubens: St Gregory the Great with Ss Maurus and Papianus and St. Domitilla with Ss Nereus and Achilleus, The Conversion of St. Paul, and The Bounty of James 1 Triumphing Over Avarice, for the ceiling in the Banqueting House, Whitehall.

Article date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
EU Exhibits ‘The Pillar of Shame’ at the European Parliament in Brussels

A model of the “Pillar of Shame,” a memorial to victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre that was controversially removed from a Hong Kong university in 2021, has gone on display in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.

Article date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Bacon's Monumental Portrait of Lover & Muse George Dyer to Star at Sotheby's This May

Passionate yet tumultuous, Francis Bacon’s romance with his muse and lover George Dyer was a profound influence throughout the artist’s life and work, with his portraits of Dyer standing among the most powerful of his works.

Article date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Archaeology meets AI to help Preserve Maritime Heritage

The University of Southampton has completed a world-first collaboration with the National Museum of the Royal Navy exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support the museum’s vital work in preserving the nation’s maritime heritage.

Article date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam,  launches Audio Tour in Ukrainian Language

From today, the Ukrainian version of the audio tour is available. This provides Ukrainian visitors with the opportunity to discover the life and work of Vincent van Gogh in their native language. The launch of the audio tour was introduced by a special video message from the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska

Article date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Mysterious Roman Relics unearthed in a Thrilling Discovery at Burghley, UK

A mysterious 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been unearthed during car park construction work.

Article date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Piero della Francesca The Augustinian Polyptych reunited in Milan

In a unique and unrepeatable exhibition, at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, with the support of Fondazione Bracco as Main Partner, a masterpiece by Piero della Francesca (1412-1492): the Augustinian Polyptych will be presented-for the first time in history, after 555 years since its creation.

Article date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
An Exceptional Painting by Sayed Haider Raza sold for 4,7 Million Euro at Auction

On 17 March 2024, in Antibes (south of France), the Métayer Mermoz auction house presented at auction an exceptional painting by Sayed Haider RAZA (1922-2016). Paysage Agreste sold for €4,754,500 (including Buyers Premium) to a private Indian collector. This result is now the second highest auction price ever for this artist

Article date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
British Museum announces Exhibition Exploring Its Imperial Legacies

The British Museum is collaborating with renowned Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke for a major new exhibition exploring how the Museum collection reflects the legacies of British imperial power, from the early modern period to the present day. This exciting co-curated exhibition will include well-known objects from across the collection alongside specially commissioned new works by Locke.

Article date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Exploring Fragility and Ethical Frontiers: Sofie Muller's 'The Clean Room' at Malta Biennale

Sofie Muller's (° 1974, Ghent) complex oeuvre displays an ongoing, profound research of the human condition and the beauty of our individual vulnerability. The main recurring themes are imperfection and psycho-physical trauma. She taps into the breaking point of the mind and body and portrays it in smoke drawings and sculptures in bronze or alabaster.

Article date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Vienna Actionism Museum (WAM) opens with "What is Vienna Actionism?"

The first exhibition of the new Vienna Actionism Museum presents an overview of the 1960 s as the core period of this important art movement in post-war Austria over an area of around 900 square meters.

Article date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers From ‘Wizard of Oz’ Going Up for Auction

During a recent private ceremony at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., collector Michael Shaw was reunited with his pair of ruby slippers stolen from the museum in the summer of 2005.

Article date: Monday, March 18, 2024
Archaeologists in Panama find Ancient Tomb filled with Gold

Archaeologists in Panama have discovered gold treasure and human remains inside a tomb built for a religious leader buried over 1,200 years ago.

Article date: Monday, March 18, 2024
FBI Boston Recovers and Returns 22 Historic Artifacts to Okinawa, Japan

For almost 80 years, 22 artifacts from Okinawa, Japan were lost to history, only to be discovered last year, tucked away in an attic of a private residence in Massachusetts.

Article date: Monday, March 18, 2024
Banksy claims New Mural in London's Finsbury Park

Street artist Banksy has claimed responsibility for a new mural on the side of a north London building, after the artwork appeared overnight.

Article date: Monday, March 18, 2024
UK Government to carry out Public Body Review of Arts Council England

The Government is to carry out a public body review of Arts Council England to ensure it is delivering in its mission to support high-quality arts and culture across the country.

Article date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Extent of Heritage and Cultural Property Crime in England Revealed

Historic England and National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), members of ARCH (Alliance to Reduce Crime Against Heritage), have released research findings on the scale and extent of heritage and cultural property crime in England.

Article date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth: Winning Sculptures announced

The next artworks that will take pride of place on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square have been chosen. Lady in Blue by Tschabalala Self will occupy one of the highest profile public art spaces in world from 2026, while Untitled by Andra Ursuţa will be installed from 2028.

Article date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Remains of Ancient Roman Harbour found near Portorož, Slovenia

At the excavation site near the pier of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport of the University of Ljubljana, the final phase of the field research took place between November 2023 and February 2024.

Article date: Friday, March 15, 2024
The Mondrian Papers : Mondrian's Letters can be consulted Online for the First Time

Over 1,700 letters written by Piet Mondrian have been preserved. The letters offer a still largely unknown glimpse into the artist's personal life and are an invaluable source of information about his art. These letters, together with Mondrian's theoretical writings, will be published online by the Mondrian Edition Project.

Article date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Police search the Homes of Artists and Activists across Russia Days before the Election

On March 12, Russian Federal Security (FSB) agents and police officers raided the homes of artists and activists across the country. Many of the artists were subsequently taken in for questioning.

Article date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Malta's First Art Biennale opened, and it is Impressive

Themed "White Sea Olive Groves", the biennale explores main socio-political themes through temporary installations in a celebration of contemporary art.

Article date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report 2024, the Art Market remains Resilient

The art market remains resilient, despite a slowdown in sales. In 2023, the market value eased, decreasing by 4% to an estimated USD 65 billion

Article date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Seattle University Is Receiving a $300 Million Art Collection

In a truly transformative gift, philanthropist Richard Hedreen donates $300M art collection to Seattle University, along with seed money to fund an art museum.

Article date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
South Korean Public Museums to host Weddings

The National Museum of Korea, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and dozens of other famous public museums will be open for couples to hold wedding ceremonies, as a part of the government’s support to lessen financial burden on young people planning to get married.

Article date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Tom Van Malderen's Installation : Reimagining Public Space at the Malta Biennale

On the bastions of the Cittadella in Gozo, Tom Van Malderen has installed an object crafted from timber. This temporary exterior structure serves as both a tiny public shelter and a starting point for reflecting on the presence of objects in everyday life. The work can be seen as the artist's personal interpretation of the contemporary polyester pop-up gazebo.

Article date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Artist Alison Saar selected to create Olympic Sculpture in Paris

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the City of Paris have chosen Alison Saar, a Los Angeles-based sculpture artist, to produce an artwork that will be installed in the French capital to honour the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

Article date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Curatorial Team announced for 2024 Asian Art Biennial

The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) announced the curatorial team for the 2024 Asian Art Biennial. The event is scheduled to take place in November of this year.

Article date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Belgium's Watou Arts Festival 2024 makes Room for Imagination

The city of Poperinge, inspirator Koen Vanmechelen and curators James Putnam and Michaël Vandebril present the 2024 edition of Watou Arts Festival. 'Landscape of the Imagination' will take place from July 6 to September 1. Artists and poets will showcase the power of the imagination, in dialogue with each other and with several unique locations in and around the village and castle De Lovie.

Article date: Monday, March 11, 2024
Boijmans van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam bought a Painting by Vincent van Gogh

The museum said it had acquired the work, Still Life with Potatoes, which dates from 1887, for an undisclosed sum to ensure it stayed in the Netherlands. It was previously on long-term loan from a private collection.

Article date: Monday, March 11, 2024
Ingrid Pollard 2024 Hasselblad Award Laureate

Ingrid Pollard is the 2024 Hasselblad Award laureate and receives a gold medal and the sum of SEK 2,000,000. The award also includes a Hasselblad camera by the Gothenburg-based company Hasselblad.

Article date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
Artwork worth over € 1 million stolen in Italy

Some 49 gold works by 20th century Italian abstract sculptor Umberto Mastroianni on show at the Vittoriale at Lake Garda were stolen a day before the exhibit was due to close, in a one-million-euro heist.

Article date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
Archaeologists Uncover Upper Part of the Colossal Statue of Ramses II

The joint Egyptian-American Archaeological Mission unearthed the upper part of the colossal statue of Ramses II (Ramesses), the lower part of which was found in 1930, during excavations at Hermopolis Magna in Egypt’s Minya Governorate.

Article date: Friday, March 8, 2024
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acquires Sole signed Painting by Gesina Ter Borch at TEFAF

The Rijksmuseum has acquired the only signed painting by Gesina ter Borch (1631-1690), a member of one of the Netherlands’ most important artistic families of the 17th century.

Article date: Friday, March 8, 2024
Christie's 20/21 London March Evening Sales realised a Combined Total of £196.7M

Delivering a market-leading performance, up 17% from last year, Christie’s 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale and The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale realised a combined total of £196,685,600 / $250,380,769 / €229,335,410, selling 87% by lot and 95% by value. The auctions were led by René Magritte’s L'ami intime (The Intimate Friend), offered from The Gilbert and Lena Kaplan Collection, which sold for £33,660,000.

Article date: Friday, March 8, 2024
Remembering Lucas Samaras: An Artist of Unconventional Vision

Working in the digital realm long before it was associated with fine art, Samaras pioneered radical new modes of image making throughout his storied career, pushing and redefining the boundaries of portraiture and self-portraiture over the course of seven decades.

Article date: Friday, March 8, 2024
Spanish Police uncover Workshop producing Fake Banksy Artworks

Police in the Catalonia region, Spain, have dismantled a criminal ring that produced counterfeit Banksy prints, uncovering the operation through irregularities in Barcelona's art market.

Article date: Friday, March 8, 2024
Pro Palestine Protesters destroy Painting of Lord Balfour at Trinity College

Pro Palestine Activists ruined a 1914 painting by Philip Alexius de László inside Trinity College, University of Cambridge of Lord Arthur James Balfour – the colonial administrator and signatory of the Balfour Declaration.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Leading Icelandic Conceptual Artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson dies at 81

Hreinn Friðfinnsson, one of Iceland’s most important artists, has died at the age of 81. Reykjavík gallery i8, which has represented the artist since 1995, confirmed the news.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
King Willem-Alexander will open the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam

His Majesty the King will open the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam, after giving a speech at a gathering in the nearby Portuguese Synagogue.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
The Venus of Rags rises Again in Piazza Municipio in Naples, Italy

A symbol of resistance, hope and rebirth. This is the powerful message conveyed by the new Venus of Rags, the famous work by Michelangelo Pistoletto reinstalled and inaugurated in Piazza Municipio in Naples.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
James Ensors' Maestro' Exhibition Comes to Bozar, Brussels

Beyond his renowned portrayals of masks and skeletons, Ensor's legacy transcends as he was not solely a masterful painter but also a prolific writer and passionate composer.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Malta unveiling its First-Ever Biennale in Less than a Week

The anticipation is reaching a crescendo as Malta gears up to host its first-ever biennale, a groundbreaking celebration of contemporary art set to captivate audiences from March 13th to May 31st.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
The Russian Federation plans to open a "City Liberation Museum" in Mariupol

The Russian Federation plans to open a so-called liberation museum in the destroyed center of occupied Mariupol.

Article date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Exhibition Tax Relief to be made Permanent, UK Chancellor confirms

The Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief (MGETR) is to be made permanent, the UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced in his spring budget statement

Article date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Inauguration of the Gerhard Richter Birkenau Exhibition Pavilion in Oświęcim

In February, a solemn inauguration of the Gerhard Richter BIRKENAU exhibition pavilion took place at the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim.

Article date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Kazerne Dossin awarded the European Culture Award for the exhibition Homosexuals and Lesbians in Nazi Europe

Kulturforum Europa announced that it has awarded the European Culture Award to the creators of the temporary exhibition ‘Homosexuals and Lesbians in Nazi Europe’.

Article date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Spectacular Kirchner Rediscovery After More Than 100 Years!

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's life and work have been subject to extensive research. And now this sensation: Ketterer Kunst’s Evening Sale on the occasion of the company’s 70th anniversary on June 7 features a painting that could not be located for decades.

Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
A New Exhibition explores the way Rembrandt was inspired by Early Dutch Theatre

Directed by Rembrandt, which opens at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam and runs until May 26, aims to shed a new light on how 17th century painters and theatre-makers inspired one another.

Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Fresco of Phrixus and Helle discovered at Pompeii

Archaeologists have uncovered another breathtaking treasure at the site of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, a fresco of the Greek mythological figures Phrixus and Helle at a domus near to the House of Leda and the Swan.

Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Two Alarming Cases of Bad Practices by the Administration in Regional Museums in Spain

CIMAM's Museum Watch is very concerned with recent developments in Spain regarding two important regional contemporary art museums and their professionals.

Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Queen Victoria Bust at Kelvingrove Museum, Scotland, undamaged After Protest

Protesters defaced the marble bust with food and spray paint, but a spokesperson for the museum said no permanent damage has been caused.

Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Report on Implementation of Art Restitution over past 25 Years find Significant Progress but Many Countries still Lagging

At an event jointly convened by the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and the U.S. State Department, a groundbreaking global report on art and cultural property restitution was unveiled by WJRO and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).

Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Riken Yamamoto Receives the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize

The Pritzker Architecture Prize announces Riken Yamamoto, of Yokohama, Japan, as the 2024 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is regarded internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

Article date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Tom Stuart-Smith to create a New Garden for Tate Britain

Tom Stuart-Smith Studio, in collaboration with architects Feilden Fowles, has been selected to transform the landscape in front of the gallery.

Article date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Thousands Sign Petition for Flaco Statue in Central Park

Flaco was magic. At once an immigrant and a native, he seized his opportunity to make New York City his own. He meant so much to so many, who gathered in droves over the past year to watch him be his best Eurasian Eagle-Owl self. He was and remains a testament to the virtues of resilience and self reinvention.

Article date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Art and Well-Being | Benefits of Creating and Consuming Art

A majority of people appreciate art for its aesthetic appeal and ability to light up spaces. Evidence, however, shows that there are numerous benefits of creating and consuming art. From stress reduction to improved cognitive processes and creativity. Here are reasons why art is ideal as a subject and a hobby.

Article date: Monday, March 4, 2024
The Power of Digital Art Unleashed in the Contemporary Setting

In the flow of creative endeavors, modernity offers digitalized desires on screen that mimic canvases. Creativity is now driven by unimaginable power as digital art takes the upside. The intersection of imagination with innovation is where we dive into the influence of digital art on the contemporary art world here.

Article date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Rediscovered Bansky to be auctioned by Anderson & Garland in Newcastle

A Bansky helicopter scene which has been restored after being 'painted over' is to go up for auction at Anderson & Garland in Newcastle.

Article date: Friday, March 1, 2024
La Biennale di Venezia issues a Statement on the Participation of Israel

With regard to the participation in the International Art Exhibition of the Countries represented in the Pavilions of the Giardini, the Arsenale and in the city of Venice, La Biennale di Venezia would like to specify that all Countries recognized by the Italian Republic may autonomously request to participate officially.

Article date: Friday, March 1, 2024
The Collection of Sir Elton John at Christie's totals $20,537,842

Christie’s concluded The Collection of Sir Elton John: Goodbye Peachtree Road, a series of sales comprising more than 900 objects celebrating Elton John’s discerning eye for collecting and the impact the city of Atlanta had on his life.

Article date: Friday, March 1, 2024
A Mural by Banksy has been relocated from the Bronx to Connecticut

In 2013, the anonymous street artist Banksy organized a month-long open-air art ‘exhibition’ in New York, called “Better Out Than In.”

Article date: Friday, March 1, 2024
The Louvre acquires Chardin’s Basket of Wild Strawberries Thanks to Record Donations

The Louvre Museum announced on Thursday that it has acquired "The Basket of Wild Strawberries," a still life painting by Jean Siméon Chardin, thanks to over 1.6 million euros raised during its annual fundraising campaign.

Article date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Rare Roman Head of Mercury discovered at Smallhythe Place goes on Display

The excavation of a medieval site at Smallhythe Place that was once used for shipbuilding has delighted archaeologists when they also came across earlier evidence of a Roman settlement.

Article date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Nearly 100,000 Visitors for the Exhibition 'Rare & Essential' in Antwerp

The exhibition 'Rare & Essential' closed its doors on Sunday. Since October 31, 2023, museum MAS in Antwerp exhibited nearly 100 Masterpieces from across Flanders. This must-see exhibition attracted almost 100,000 visitors to MAS in just a few months.

Article date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
UK warns of Criminal Sanctions Evasion Through Artwork Storage Facilities

The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to artwork storage facilities, warning of potential criminal exploitation of the sector by individuals subject to Russia sanctions.

Article date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Major Michelangelo Exhibition at The British Museum

A landmark new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the final three decades of the Renaissance master Michelangelo’s illustrious life and career. Michelangelo: the last decades (2 May – 28 July 2024) will delve exclusively into this significant – and arguably most demanding – period of the artist’s life, focusing on how his art and faith evolved through the common challenge of ageing in a rapidly changing world.

Article date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
The Met Announces 2025 Contemporary Commissions by Jennie C. Jones and Jeffrey Gibson

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the artists for its 2025 commissions. Jennie C. Jones (born 1968, Cincinnati, Ohio) will produce her first multi-work outdoor sculptural installation for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. For The Met Fifth Avenue facade, Jeffrey Gibson (born 1972, Colorado Springs, Colorado), a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, will create four figurative sculptures—works that he refers to as ancestral spirit figures.

Article date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Chinese Customs seizes 494 Illegally exported Cultural Artefacts

The Xi'an airport customs in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province recently seized a total of 494 prohibited Chinese cultural relics dating from the Han (206 BC-AD 220) to Qing (1644-1911) dynasties during outbound inspections.

Article date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Kunstmuseum Den Haag appoints Margriet Schavemaker as New Director

Margriet Schavemaker will take up the post of general director of the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, the Fotomuseum Den Haag, KM21 and Escher in The Palace from 1 June 2024.

Article date: Monday, February 26, 2024
12th Edition of Amsterdam Art Week is announced

Amsterdam Art is announced the 12th edition of Amsterdam Art Week, taking place from 29 May to 2 June 2024.

Article date: Monday, February 26, 2024
Art Not Genocide Alliance launch a Petition to Exclude Israel from Venice Biennale

The Art Not Genocide Alliance's petition to exclude Israel from the Venice Biennale.

Article date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
Dahomey Doc on looted African Art wins Berlin Film Festival

A documentary by Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop probing looted antiquities wins prestigious Golden Bear.

Article date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Celebrating 150 Years of Impressionism at Musée d’Orsay

50 years ago, on April 15, 1874, the first impressionist exhibition opened in Paris. “Hungry for independence”, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley and Cézanne finally decided to free themselves from the rules by holding their own exhibition, outside official channels: impressionism was born.

Article date: Friday, February 23, 2024
L.S. Lowry's Sunday Afternoon will Highlight Christie's Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale

Christie’s will offer L.S. Lowry’s masterpiece Sunday Afternoon (1957, estimate: £4,000,000-6,000,000) as a leading highlight of the Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale, taking place on 20 March.

Article date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Texas Right to Life Calls on Houston University to Remove 'Satanic Abortion Idol' Statue

Texas Right to Life group is calling for a Texas university to drop its plans to publicly display "a golden statue with satanic imagery" that's meant to honor abortion and the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Article date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Brücke-Museum is Germany's Museum of the Year 2023

The German section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) has chosen the Brücke-Museum as Museum of the Year 2023. This is the most important award for museums in Germany.

Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Unseen Rolling Stones Photos to go on Display in London

Bayliss Rare Books and Spanish Tony Media are present an exhibition of original, previously unseen photographs of The Rolling Stones, taken at their decadent peak by the photographer ‘Spanish Tony’ Sanchez.

Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Paul Cézanne's Hidden Mural Discovered in Aix-en-Provence

In Aix-en-Provence, France, within the walls of Bastide du Jas de Bouffan, the childhood home of the French impressionist Paul Cézanne, a mural by Cézanne, previously unknown to the art world, emerged, casting a new light on the artist's early work and his connection to the maritime world.

Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Manu Parekh: Exploring the Soul of Varanasi through Colours and Expressions

Manu Parekh, a celebrated Indian painter, has created a profound mark on the horizon of modern Indian art with his distinctive style and exploration of inner landscapes. Born in Ahmedabad in 1939, Parekh's artistic journey has been shaped by various influences, from his training at the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai to his exposure to the philosophies of Rabindranath Tagore, F. N Souza, and Paul Klee.

Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Christophe Leribault appointed as President of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles

On the proposal of Ms Rachida Dati, Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic appointed Mr. Christophe Leribault as President of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles. He will take office on Monday 4 March 2024.

Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Belgian Author and Art Expert Chronicles Banksy Graffiti in Ukraine

Seven original murals by famed British street art artist Banksy surfaced on several destroyed buildings in Kyiv and its surroundings in November 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
100 Years of Surrealism commemorated by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU at Bozar

In the context of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Surrealist Manifesto (1924), Bozar is celebrating 100 years of surrealism with a unique exhibition dedicated to the avant-garde movement in Belgium.

Article date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Remains of the Colossal Statue of the Emperor Constantine Originally in the Roman Forum

The statue, is approximately in height 13 metres and was created using an innovative reconstruction process, starting with the original pieces from the 4th century A.D. preserved in the Musei Capitolini.

Article date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Ever Dreamed of Visiting a Museum in the Nude? Rotterdam Makes It Possible!

Following the success of the special evening openings without clothing, Kunsthal Rotterdam is again organising a Naked Tour in 2024.

Article date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
V&A launches Fundraising Campaign to acquire Rare 12th-century Medieval Walrus Ivory Carving

The V&A is seeking to acquire and save a rare 12th-century Walrus ivory carving, depicting the Deposition of Christ from the Cross, for the nation, following a temporary export bar placed in November 2023 by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Article date: Monday, February 19, 2024
Seven Artists nominated for Fourth Plint Commission on Trafalgar Square

Seven artists have been nominated as contenders for the Fourth Plinth commissions in 2026 and 2028. Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Gabriel Chaile, Ruth Ewan, Thomas J Price, Veronica Ryan, Tschabalala Self, and Andra Ursuţa have each crafted maquettes of their proposed artworks, which are currently on view at the National Gallery until March 17, 2024.

Article date: Monday, February 19, 2024
Small Watercolor "Going to Church" recognized as a Real Mondriaan

A small watercolor that was examined for authenticity for a year and a half has been recognized by Mondriaan experts as an authentic, early work by Piet Mondriaan. It concerns a church-going family in traditional costume, painted between 1898 and 1901. The work will be included in the catalog raissoné at the National Office for Art Historical Documentation RKD in The Hague.

Article date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Tesfaye Urgessa to represent Ethiopia at the Venice Biennale

Tesfaye Urgessa will represent Ethiopia at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2024, marking the country’s inaugural participation.

Article date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Manhattan D.A. Bragg Announces Return Of Two Paintings To Peru

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., announced the return of two paintings dating to the 18th Century to the people of Peru. As alleged, the paintings were stolen from a church in Peru in February 2012 and trafficked into Manhattan, where they were consigned for sale at an auction prior to the Office’s seizure this year.

Article date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Greek Culture Minister Calls Fashion Show at British Museum Featuring Parthenon Sculptures “Monumental Insult”

The Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, expressed her reaction to the fashion show that took place today at the British Museum, in front of the Parthenon Sculptures.

Article date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
British Museum faces Online Comments as demands Grow for Easter Island Statues Return

The British Museum is dealing with a wave of social media activism from Chile as users inundate its Instagram, calling for the repatriation of a moai statue from Easter Island, The Guardian reported.

Article date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Jennifer Lopez to Co-Chair The Met’s Spring 2024 Costume Institute Benefit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the co-chairs for this year’s Costume Institute Benefit, which will be held on May 6 in New York.

Article date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Francis Bacon’s Landscape near Malabata, Tangier will Highlight Christie's 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale

Christie’s will present Francis Bacon’s Landscape near Malabata, Tangier (1963, estimate: £15,000,000-20,000,000), a rare seminal painting that stands as a powerful and passionate memorial to his great love Peter Lacy, as a lead highlight of the 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale on 7 March.

Article date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
$25 Million Gift to Support the Art Institute of Chicago

A $25 million gift from the Bucksbaum family—Carolyn (Kay), Jacolyn (Jackie), and John Bucksbaum—will support future initiatives of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a focus on the creation of the Bucksbaum Photography Center. This remarkable support is a lead gift in the museum’s visionary multi-year plan to expand and enhance the visitor experience.

Article date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Robbie Williams opens First Own Art Exhibition in MOCO Amsterdam

Robbie Williams is the celebrated singer-songwriter and former member of the iconic English pop group Take That with a distinguished solo career. With a charismatic stage presence and evocative lyrics, he has brought the world together with chart-topping hits.

Article date: Friday, February 16, 2024
The Life of a Stone Age Man has been mapped

Researchers have mapped the life of a Stone Age man in detail. New scientific methods have revolutionised archaeology and the Swedish-Danish team of researchers at the University of Gothenburg are now able to state that “Vittrup Man”, a Stone Age man found in a bog in Denmark, travelled across a wide geographical area during his lifetime.

Article date: Friday, February 16, 2024
The National Trust acquired 'The Return of the Buffalo Herd', a Watercolour Painting from The Jungle Book

This painting, dated 1901, is one of just four illustrations known to have survived from the original set of 16 painted by the Detmold twins.

Article date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Italian Museum Chief resigns After shocking Meloni Post

The director of the museum in the Puglia city of Ostuni announced he was resigning on Wednesday after being at the centre of political storm over a controversial social-media post about Premier Giorgia Meloni.

Article date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Artist Collective Espaço Agora Now wins 500,000 Euros for a Borderless Europe

The laureate of the 500,000.00 euros commissioning grant awarded by the European Cultural Foundation for curating and hosting The European Pavilion 2024 was announced at a press conference held at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam on February 14.

Article date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Mire Lee to be next Commission Artist for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Tate Modern and Hyundai Motor announce that Mire Lee will create the next annual Hyundai Commission.

Article date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Hannover’s Sprengel Museum has restituted a Modigliani Painting

On January 26, 2024, the Cultural Committee of the City of Hanover unanimously recommended that the painting "Tête de femme" by Amedeo Modigliani (circle) be restituted to the community of heirs of the Jewish writer, journalist and artist Michel Georges Michel (1883-1985).

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
The Ukraine Pavilion to Spotlight Neurodiverse Art and War's Role in Othering at La Biennale di Venezia

Net Making, a group exhibition curated by Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi which draws from the practice of weaving of camouflage nets collectively as a metaphor for joint horizontal actions, will present Ukraine at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will feature works by Katya Buchatska (in collaboration with 15 neurodivergent artists), Andrii Dostliev and Lia Dostlieva, Daniil Revkovskyi and Andrii Rachynskyi, and Oleksandr Burlaka.

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Egypt reopens Neferhotep Ancient Tomb in Luxor After 20 Years

After two decades of meticulous restoration work, Egypt has reopened the ancient tomb of Neferhotep, the scribe of Amun, in its former condition with the site now open as a new Luxor tourist attraction.

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
MoMA Workers ask Museum to Address Israel’s Attacks on Palestine

A group of workers at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has released an open letter urging the institution to call for an “unconditional ceasefire” and an end to Israel’s bombardment of Palestine, which has killed over 28,000 people in Gaza and displaced over a million in the months since Hamas’s October 7 attack.

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Traces of Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers discovered in the Baltic Sea

Interdisciplinary research team, including Kiel University, discovers archaeologically significant row of stones at the bottom of Mecklenburg Bight.

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Rome Restores Trajan’s Basilica With the Help of Russian Oligarch’s Funds

Rome’s Basilica Ulpia, the magnificent columns built under Roman Emperor Trajan, has been reconstructed using funds from a now-sanctioned Russian oligarch.

Article date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Jeff Koons, Second Artist to send an Artwork to the Moon

The first artwork on the moon is Fallen Astronaut, a 3.5-inch (8.9 cm) aluminum sculpture created by Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck.

Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The Neighbours to represent Bulgaria at the 60th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

The Bulgarian pavilion at the 60th International Venice Biennale explores the silenced memories of survivors of state violence from 1945 to 1989 in an evocative multimedia installation titled The Neighbours. It will be exhibited in the Sala Tiziano at the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, near the Ponte dell’Accademia.

Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) approves Temporary loan Request by Artist Collective CATPC

Historic step forwards for artist collective Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) and Lusanga (DRC), as Virginia Museum of Fine Arts confirms the loan of the sculpture ‘Balot’, a carved wood ancestral power-figure made in 1931.

Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Günter Brus: The Last Surviving Co-Founder of Vienna Actionism Past Away at 85

Günter Brus, the last surviving co-founder of the radical Vienna Actionism movement, passed away at 85. His provocative body art performances challenged societal norms and made a lasting impact on contemporary art.

Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Pope Francis to visit Venice Art Biennale in April

Pope Francis will travel to the northern Italian city of Venice on April 28 to visit the local Church community and the 2024 Venice Art Biennale.

Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Climate Activists cover Botticelli's Venus

Two Last Generation militants entered the Uffizi in Florence and targeted Botticelli's "Birth of Venus".

Article date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Climate Activists throw Soup at Monet Painting in Lyon Museum

Protesters hurled soup at a Monet painting on Feb 10 in a museum in Lyon, the latest action by Riposte Alimentaire, which pulled a similar stunt on the Mona Lisa in January.

Article date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Christie's will offer Matinée sur la Seine, temps net by Monet at Auction for the First Time in 45 Years

Christie’s will offer Claude Monet’s Matinée sur la Seine, temps net (1897, estimate: £12,000,000-18,000,000) at auction for the first time in 45 years.

Article date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
UK Public Art Database will Digitally Record more than 5,000 Murals

This three-year initiative starts in January 2024 and runs to December 2026. Around 5,000 murals across the UK will be recorded and photographed and make them freely available on the Art UK website. Painted murals will constitute a large part of this project, alongside sculptural murals in concrete, brick, wood, stone, tile and other materials.

Article date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Excavations at Holborn Viaduct reveal Complete Roman Funerary Bed

Archaeologists digging in London’s financial district have discovered what they think to be the first complete Roman funerary bed ever to be uncovered in Britain.

Article date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Protesters Who climb Britain's War Memorials could Face Jail

Protesters who climb Britain’s war memorials could face three months in jail and a £1,000 fine under government plans to create a new criminal offence after incidents during pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

Article date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Beatlemania from the Inside : Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64 "Eyes of the Storm"

As The Beatles captured the hearts of millions, founding member Paul McCartney captured it all on his Pentax camera.

Article date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Art Basel reveals Exhibitor List for 2024 Swiss Fair

The organizers of Art Basel today announced 287 participants in the Swiss fair’s flagship edition, to take place June 13–16, with preview days on June 11 and 12.

Article date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Argentinian Avant-Garde Icon the Casa sobre el Arroyo awarded 2024 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

The 1940s architectural marvel will receive the distinguished accolade following its restoration by the Ministerios de Cultura y de Obras Públicas de Argentina y Municipalidad de Mar del Plat

Article date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Giant Chinese Dragon Head travels to Venice Biennale for the Nordic Pavilion

A giant dragon’s head prow – set to be an iconic feature of the Venice Biennale Arte 2024 – voyages from the arctic archipelago to the Venetian Lagoon to form part of the Nordic Countries Pavilion

Article date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Italy Donates Replica of 'Bull of Nimrud' to Iraq

The Italian Ambassador to Iraq, Maurizio Greganti, unveiled a plaque at the Basra Museum in Iraq, marking Italy's donation of a replica of the 'Bull of Nimrud' to Iraq. This contribution signifies a pivotal moment in the cultural restoration efforts following the destruction of the original Assyrian artifact by Isis-Daesh in 2015.

Article date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Charlotte de Cock's "Floyd’s Suicide" explained

In 1987, the birth year of Charlotte de Cock, the then young and unknown band Skid Row first recorded their song “Floyd the Barber” at Washington student radio station KAOS.

Article date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
For the First Time an Artist sells his Real Body as a Work of Art

The Austrian performance artist Flatz wants his tattoos to continue to exist as works of art after his death therefore Christie’s supports the Bavarian State Painting Collections at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the FLATZ Foundation with a charity auction.

Article date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Türkiye Presents Hollow and Broken: A State of the World by Gülsün Karamustafa at the 60th La Biennale Di Venezia

Hollow and Broken: A State of the World, a new installation by one of Türkiye’s most influential and outspoken artists, Gülsün Karamustafa, will be presented at the Türkiye Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Article date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Amanda Ziemele will represent Latvia at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Amanda Ziemele will present “O day and night, but this is wondrous strange… and therefore as a stranger give it welcome” for the Latvian Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia from April 20 until November 24, 2024. The Pavilion will be curated by Adam Budak, the Director of Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover and is commissioned by Daiga Rudzāte, the Head of the INDIE Culture Project Agency.

Article date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Tavares Strachan's Sculpture Unveiled in Royal Academy Courtyard

The First Supper (Galaxy Black), 2023, by Tavares Strachan is now on view in the public courtyard at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Article date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Entangled Pasts, 1768–now : 5 Star Exhibition at The Royal Academy London

J.M.W. Turner and Ellen Gallagher. Joshua Reynolds and Yinka Shonibare. John Singleton Copley and Hew Locke. Past and present collide in one powerful exhibition.

Article date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Image of a Polar Bear drifting to Sleep wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award

‘Ice Bed,’ Nima Sarikhani’s dreamy image of a young polar bear drifting to sleep on a bed carved into an iceberg, has been voted as the winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.

Article date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
The Fowler Museum Returns Objects to the Asante Kingdom in the Republic of Ghana

The Fowler Museum at UCLA, a renowned museum dedicated to global arts and cultures with an emphasis on Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Indigenous Americas, has announced the permanent and voluntary ethical return of royal objects to the Asante Kingdom in the Republic of Ghana.

Article date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Swiss Archaeologists discover 14th-Century Gauntlet in Kyburg Castle

A press conference by the Canton of Zurich has announced the discovery of an exceptionally well-preserved 14th-century gauntlet during archaeological excavations in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.

Article date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
France unveils the Title and the First Intents of its Pavilion Biennale Di Venezia

Attila cataract your source at the feet of the green peaks will end up in the great sea blue abyss we drowned in the tidal tears of the moon

Article date: Monday, February 5, 2024
New Art Fair planned in Mallorca

Palma's contemporary art museum Es Baluard celebrated its twentieth anniversary last week with an exhibition of works from its own collection.

Article date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
"Lebensfreude" by Gerhard Richter will be Partially Exposed

In 1956, Gerhard Richter painted the mural Lebensfreude (Joy of Life) in a stairwell foyer of the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden.

Article date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Vittorio Sgarbi resigns as Italy's Junior Minister of Culture

Vittorio Sgarbi has resigned as Junior Minister of Culture, announcing his own departure at “La Ripartenza” in Milan.

Article date: Friday, February 2, 2024
Finland's Largest Museum recognises Ilya Ripin as Ukrainian

Finland's largest art museum, the Ateneum, has changed the nationality signature under the name of artist Ilya Ripin from Russian to Ukrainian, this is reported by the local media outlet Suomen Kuvalehti.

Article date: Friday, February 2, 2024
Title and Theme Announced for Sixth Aichi Triennale

This triennial departs from Adonis' poem A Time Between Ashes and Roses. Echoing its sentiments and visions, this exhibit brings together a futurity empowered by geologic time views rather than immediate and national or territorial perspectives which illuminate contemporary human-environment divides.

Article date: Friday, February 2, 2024
At Angkor, World Monuments Fund hands Preservation of Three Sites to Cambodian Authorities

The announcement coincides with the 35th anniversary of WMF’s ongoing work at the archaeological park as the organization begins a new phase of conservation efforts at Phnom Bakheng.

Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Barbican’s Lakeside Terrace to be Transformed with Monumental new Work by Ibrahim Mahama

The Barbican announced the first large-scale public commission to be presented in the UK by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama (b.1987), opening in April 2024.

Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
The Beatles’ Only Known Collective Painting is going up for Auction at Christie’s

From these four ridiculously special young men came a body of creativity that is lasting forever and becoming ever more brilliant.

Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Space Shuttle Endeavour at Los Angeles Science Museum

NASA's retired Space Shuttle Endeavour was carefully hoisted late on Jan. 30 to be mated to a huge external fuel tank and its two solid rocket boosters at the California Science Center where it will be uniquely displayed as if it is about to blast off.

Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Sevilla’s Holy Week Poster sparks Outrage in Spain

The Council of Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods of Seville presented the Holy Week poster with great emotion 2024 Manolo Raven. The work, created by the prestigious painter Salustiano, pays tribute to the Resurrection of Christ, capturing the luminous essence of Holy Week. The poster, inserted into a light box, It is revealed as a striking and unique representation.

Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Painting by H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Coming up for Auction

A painting by H.M. Queen Margrethe is set to go under the hammer in March. Works by the queen have featured in a number of exhibitions, both in Denmark and abroad, but it’s not every day that the opportunity arises to acquire one of them. The royal work of art is estimated at Euro 10.000 –12.500.

Article date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
British Museum reveals Recovered Gems to Public

In August 2023, the announcement that around 2000 objects from the Museum’s collection were missing, stolen or damaged – the majority of which were classical gems and items of gold jewellery – sparked a renewed public interest in these objects.

Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Stolen John Opie Painting Recovered and Returned to Rightful Owner

An original John Opie painting believed to have been stolen by mobsters in July 1969 has been returned to its rightful owner after a two-year investigation by the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office.

Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Renovation of Egypt's Menkaure Pyramid draws Criticism

Plans to restore Giza's Menkaure Pyramid spark controversy, as experts question the project's adherence to international conservation standards.

Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Christie's unveils David Hockney's California Unseen in Public for more than 40 Years

Christie’s will offer David Hockney’s masterpiece, California (1965, Estimate on request: in the region of £16,000,000) as a highlight of the 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale on 7 March. Held in the same European private collection since 1968, the painting stands among Hockney’s first great swimming pool paintings and has been unseen in public for more than 40 years.

Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Artists announced for the 60th Venice Biennale

Adriano Pedrosa, curator of the 60th Venice Biennale, today announced at a press conference in Venice the list of artists participating in the biennale.

Article date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
A Charlie Watts owned Victorian replica of the Bayeux Tapestry acquired by Bayeux Museum

Thanks to the Regional Museum Acquisition Fund (FRAM), the Bayeux Museum acquired a Victorian replica of the Bayeux Tapestry from the private collection of Charlie Watts (former Rolling Stones drummer)

Article date: Monday, January 29, 2024
Sotheby's Presents Annual Masters Week Sales Series

Spanning paintings, drawings, sculpture, furniture and more, Sotheby’s annual Masters Week sales kick off next week, underscored by works from renowned private collections including Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun’s remarkable self-portrait from private collection of preeminent scholar Joseph Baillio, as well as the collections of Jimmy Younger, Ian Irving, and Jordan Saunders.

Article date: Monday, January 29, 2024
Amrita Sher-Gil: Redefining the Artistic Representation of Women

Since time immemorial, the portrayal of women in art has often been confined to the idealised perfection of physical appearance, emphasising alluring faces associated with fertility and prosperity. However, this limited narrative failed to encapsulate the complexities and realities of women's lives.

Article date: Monday, January 29, 2024
Sotheby's delivers Consolidated Sales of $7.9 Billion in 2023

Sotheby’s reports 2023 consolidated sales of $7.9bn, in line with 2022 record results and 40% above 2019 pre-pandemic levels.

Article date: Sunday, January 28, 2024
Eco-Idiots attack the Mona Lisa in the Louvre by throwing Soup at Da Vinci's Painting

The 16th Century painting by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the world's most famous and valuable artworks, and is exhibited at the Louvre in Paris.

Article date: Friday, January 26, 2024
Artists announced for Whitney Biennial 2024

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces that 69 artists and 2 collectives will participate in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing.

Article date: Friday, January 26, 2024
 Phillips announces New Executive Leadership Structure

Phillips announced a new leadership structure for the company with the creation of a CEO’s Office.

Article date: Friday, January 26, 2024
The Damascus-born Artist Simone Fattal awarded the  Großer Kunstpreis Berlin 2024

The Academy of Arts awarded the 15,000 euro prize in rotation with its six sections on behalf of the State of Berlin.

Article date: Friday, January 26, 2024
Rediscovered Portrait of a Young Female by Gustav Klimt Offered at Auction in Vienna

A painting by the iconic Austrian artist believed lost for approximately 100 years will be auctioned at Vienna's Auction House im Kinsky on April 24, 2024.

Article date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Artist Carl Andre Dies at 88

Carl Andre redefined the parameters of sculpture and poetry through his use of unaltered industrial materials and innovative approach to language. He created over two thousand sculptures and an equal number of poems throughout his almost seventy-year career, guided by a commitment to pure matter in lucid geometric arrangements.

Article date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
British Museum, V&A Partner to loan Looted ‘Crown Jewels’ to Ghana

More than 30 items of gold and silver from the collections of the V&A and the British Museum are to be returned to Ghana following a long-term loan agreement.

Article date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Greenpeace and UNMUTE Gaza Unveil Image by Shepard Fairey at Reina Sofia Madrid

A banner by the US street artist Shepard Fairey, based on a photograph of an injured Palestinian child crying by the Gazan photojournalist Belal Khaled, was unfurled by Greenpeace activists on the façade of the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid.

Article date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Four Employees suspended for Pokemon Expo Misconduct at Van Gogh Museum

At least four employees at the Van Gogh Museum have been suspended after it was discovered that they reportedly stole Pokemon Cards during the popular exhibition.

Article date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
British Museum Partners with Horrible Histories for Forthcoming Exhibition Legion : Life in the Roman Army

The British Museum is for the first time partnering with Horrible Histories, author Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown’s bestselling book series, to engage children in its upcoming exhibition Legion: life in the Roman army.

Article date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Curator Announced for Liverpool Biennial 2025

Marie-Anne McQuay will curate the 13th edition of Liverpool Biennial taking place 7 June – 14 September 2025

Article date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
New Sculpture celebrates the Legacy of Alan Turing

A new work by Sir Antony Gormley (Trinity 1968) has been installed at King’s College Cambridge. The sculpture, titled True, for Alan Turing, was commissioned by King's as a visible recognition of the life and achievements of Alan Turing (KC 1931).

Article date: Monday, January 22, 2024
Fire at National Art Museum in Abkhazia's Capital destroys Thousands of Works

According to the officials in the breakaway territory of Abkhazia, located along the Black Sea in Georgia, a destructive fire broke out at the National Art Museum.

Article date: Monday, January 22, 2024
Smithsonian Curators To Collect 2024 Presidential Campaign Memorabilia

As the 2024 presidential election season speeds up with caucuses and primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, political history curators from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will be on the road gathering materials and memorabilia to document this election cycle for the national collections.

Article date: Monday, January 22, 2024
 Minsuk Cho and His Firm Mass Studies selected to Design the 23rd Serpentine Pavilion

Mass Studies’ Pavilion will be unveiled at Serpentine South on 5th June 2024 with Goldman Sachs supporting the annual project for the 10th consecutive year.

Article date: Saturday, January 20, 2024
Flemish Taxpayer Acquires €3.75 Million Ensor Masterpiece

The Flemish taxpayer acquires "De vertroostende maagd" ("The Consoling Virgin") by James Ensor for 3.75 million euros.

Article date: Saturday, January 20, 2024
Manhattan D.A. Bragg Announces Return Of Two More Nazi-Looted Art Drawings

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., and Erin Keegan, Acting Special Agent in Charge at Homeland Security Investigations, New York, today announced the return of two more artworks to the family of Fritz Grünbaum, an Austrian-Jewish cabaret performer whose art collection was stolen by the Nazi regime.

Article date: Friday, January 19, 2024
NYC Museum and Culture Leaders Implore Mayor Adams to Restore Arts Funding

Leaders of New York City’s cultural institutions from across the five boroughs released today a public letter to Mayor Adams strongly urging the City to invest – not cut – funding for culture.

Article date: Friday, January 19, 2024
First Issue of Amazing Spider-Man Comic Sold for $1.38m at Auction

Tweet Forward via E-mail One of only two copies of The Amazing Spider-Man No. 1 graded CGC Near Mint/Mint 9.8 has realized a record-setting $1,380,000 at Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art sale.

Article date: Friday, January 19, 2024
The 18th Istanbul Biennial has been Postponed

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) has been working since March 2023 with some 58 artists from around the world to realise the 18th Istanbul Biennial.

Article date: Friday, January 19, 2024
Winston Churchill's False Teeth from World War Two go on Sale

False teeth worn by former prime minister Winston Churchill are to be sold at auction.

Article date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Kunsthalle Bratislava Director resigns as Culture Ministry Revokes Funding

Kunsthalle Bratislava director Jen Kratochvil resigned from his post on Tuesday.

Article date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Lesley Lokko to receive Royal Gold Medal 2024 for Architecture

One of the world’s highest honours in architecture – presented on behalf of His Majesty the King – the medal recognises Lokko’s commitment to championing diverse approaches to architectural practice and education.

Article date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Csaba Daróczi has been awarded the Title Close-up Photographer of the Year

Hungarian photographer Csaba Daróczi has been awarded the title Close-up Photographer of the Year 5, supported by Affinity Photo 2, with his striking picture of a Eurasian nuthatch in flight taken from inside a hollowed-out tree stump.

Article date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Museum Watchdog Group CIMAM Decries Silencing of Pro-Palestine Voices

The Museum Watch committee is following with concern the dreadful situation in Gaza and its repercussions in the worlds of art and culture—more specifically, its consequences for artists and curators who express their support for the Palestinian people.

Article date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Basel Art Museum Rejects Restitution Claim for Henri Rousseau Painting

Basel's Kunstmuseum has rejected a request to return a painting by Henri Rousseau acquired in 1940 and considered to be sold under duress. Talks are now underway for "fair and equitable" compensation.

Article date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
The Louvre Museum increases its Entrance Fees from 17 to 22 Euros

The Louvre Museumexplains its decision by an increase in energy costs. Entering the Louvre now costs 22 euros at full price since Monday morning

Article date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
National Gallery of Art Receives Major Gift of Works by Joseph Cornell

The National Gallery of Art announced a historic gift of 20 box constructions and 7 collages by Joseph Cornell, one of the most important figures of 20th-century art, from Robert and Aimee Lehrman.

Article date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Getty Exhibits Newly Restored Paintings of Adam and Eve

Getty and the Norton Simon Museum have announced the completion of a complex, multi-year conservation treatment of the nearly life-size 16th-century wood panel paintings Adam and Eve by leading German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Article date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
German Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia

Under the title Thresholds, the German Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2024 narrates history and the future from various artistic positions. Thresholds stands for the present as a place where no one can stay and that only exists because one thing has occurred and another still awaits.

Article date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
 Arrest Made in Significant Art Theft Case in Belgium

The federal police of Namur, Belgium, recovered two stolen artworks last week. The stolen works are paintings by Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, stolen in 2010 in Tel Aviv.

Article date: Monday, January 15, 2024
British Museum acquires Rembrandt Drawing, A Baby sleeping in a Cradle

The British Museum has expanded its collection of Rembrandt’s drawings with the acquisition of a black chalk sketch of A baby in a cap sleeping in a cradle, which has been transferred to the nation in lieu of an inheritance tax bill.

Article date: Monday, January 15, 2024
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Will Close Its College in 2025

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), founded in 1805 by the artists Charles Willson Peale and William Rush as the first art school in the United States, is closing its college at the end of the next academic year. The institution’s museum will remain open.

Article date: Friday, January 12, 2024
Rare Medieval Wall Paintings found at Cambridge University by Builders

Rare medieval wall paintings have been uncovered in a loft space during restoration of fifteenth-century First Court.

Article date: Friday, January 12, 2024
Famous Downing Street Corridor showcases Collection of Newcastle Artworks

Artworks from the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle chosen to adorn the corridors of Number 10 Downing Street.

Article date: Friday, January 12, 2024
The Collection of Sir Elton John : Goodbye Peachtree Road for sale at Christie's

This February, Christie's will present the iconic property from music legend Elton John’s former Atlanta home in a series of landmark sales at Christie’s Rockefeller Center.

Article date: Friday, January 12, 2024
Friends TV scripts (The One With Ross’s Wedding) – Found in Bin  – Set for Auction

Fans of American TV comedy Friends have the chance to bid on original scripts from the popular show – found in a bin 25 years ago. Two Friends scripts, The One With Ross’s Wedding Part I and Part II, which should have been destroyed straight after filming in London decades ago, have been discovered by Hertfordshire auction house Hanson Ross.

Article date: Friday, January 12, 2024
Controversial Politician Rachida Dati Appointed France’s New Culture Minister

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal took France’s political and media spheres by surprise on Thursday as he named controversial politician Rachida Dati as his culture minister.

Article date: Thursday, January 11, 2024
Indiana University Cancels Palestinian Artist’s Retrospective

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University was set to open the first American retrospective of Samia Halaby, a Palestinian-American abstract painter and Indiana University alumna (MFA 1963), IU tenured faculty (1969-72), and the first woman professor Yale School of Art (1972-82). The show “Samia Halaby: Centers of Energy” was scheduled to open on February 10th 2024, and run until June 9th 2024.

Article date: Thursday, January 11, 2024
Become the New Director of The British Museum

The British Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world. Its mission is to house, curate, conserve, research and exhibit a collection of world cultures.

Article date: Thursday, January 11, 2024
PinchukArtCentre announces Artists Shortlist for the 7th Edition of the Future Generation Art Prize

PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the names of the artists shortlisted for the 7th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Selected from over 12,000 entries across almost 200 countries, the final list includes 21 artists and artist collectives, spanning five continents. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists all over the world.

Article date: Thursday, January 11, 2024
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces New Curatorial Leadership

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Eleanor Nairne as the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Department Head, Modern and Contemporary. Nairne will join the PMA later this month.

Article date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Greece reopens 2400-year-old Palace of Aigai, where Alexander the Great was crowned

Greece has reopened the restored ancient Palace of Aigai, a historic site where Alexander the Great was crowned King of Macedonia approximately 2,400 years ago.

Article date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum may keep Pissarro Painting looted by Nazis

A US appeals court ruled that Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza museum may keep a painting by the French impressionist Camille Pissarro that the Nazis looted from a Jewish woman, rejecting an ownership claim that her heirs have pursued for more than two decades.

Article date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Renaissance Painting depicting The Crucifixion at Risk of leaving the UK

Arts and Heritage Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay has placed an export bar on a 15th-century painting, ‘The Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist and the Magdalen’ by Fra Angelico.

Article date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Zoom on Van Eyck Masterpieces in Detail at the Gemäldegalerie Berlin

No other painter in the history of European art was able to convey the details of the visible world with the same level of brilliance and precision as the founder of early Netherlandish painting, Jan van Eyck (ca. 1390/1400–1441). Now, an interactive digital projection at Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie makes it possible to delve into the most minute aspects of his masterpieces.

Article date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Monumental Discovery in Italy

Douglas Boin, Ph.D., a professor of history at Saint Louis University, made a major announcement at the annual meeting of the Archeological Institute of America, revealing he and his team discovered an ancient Roman temple that adds significant insights into the social change from pagan gods to Christianity within the Roman Empire.

Article date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Pioneering Auction House, Hindman, to Merge with America's Oldest Auction House, Freeman's

The pioneering, full-service auction house Hindman announces that it will continue to expand its national footprint by merging with venerable, 200-year-old Philadelphia-based Freeman’s.

Article date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Presenting 37 Extraordinary Pieces from America's Most Celebrated Designers

Sotheby's and The Council of Fashion Designers of America unveil the full lineup of the "CFDA: Defining American Style" Auction.

Article date: Monday, January 8, 2024
Dame Joanna Lumley Makes Rijksmuseum's Frans Hals Exhibition 'Absolutely Fabulous'

British actress Dame Joanna Lumley, famed for her role on the BBC TV series ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, will be the narrator of Rijksmuseum’s online experience Frans Hals: Strokes of Genius. This online experience will be launched on the Rijksmuseum website to coincide with the opening of the Frans Hals exhibition on 16 February. A major fan of Dutch Golden Age paintings and the Rijksmuseum, Dame Joanna did not hesitate for a moment when she was asked to take part in the exhibition.

Article date: Monday, January 8, 2024
Egypt-Japan Mission reveals Second Dynasty Tomb in Saqqara

The joint archaeological mission from Waseda University, in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has unveiled a rock-cut tomb and a myriad of artefacts spanning different historical periods during its current excavation season in Saqqara Necropolis.

Article date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
National Museum of African American History and Culture Kicks Off January 2024 with Dynamic Programming

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy with various educational opportunities throughout January.

Article date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
9 Tips for Keeping Art Prints in Great Condition

Art prints are cherished personal acquisitions, valuable pieces of artistic expression that carry sentimental and cultural value. Thus, keeping these prints in pristine condition is not merely about maintaining their physical appearance but also safeguarding their inherent worth.

Article date: Sunday, January 7, 2024

Art has always been a realm of creativity and innovation, and with the advent of technology, a new dimension has been added to artistic expression - 3D printing in art. Imagine turning your wildest artistic visions into tangible creations with the precision and detail that 3D printing offers.

Article date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Digital Canvas: The Influence of Technology on Artistic Expression in Student Communities

Let's face it, we're living in a tech-saturated world, and guess what? The art scene is riding this digital wave too. The term "Digital Canvas" nails this thrilling mash-up of tech and art.

Article date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Roland Debucquoy, a 95-Year-Old Artist in the Spotlight

Roland Debucquoy, born in 1928 in a small town in West Flanders, Belgium, where he worked as a physician, but his heart and soul were always intertwined with the world of art.

Article date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
“My Verses are Like Dynamite” Curt Blochʼs Het Onderwater Cabaret in the Jewish Museum Berlin

Over a period of more than 19 months between August 1943 and April 1945, the hitherto unknown German Jewish author Curt Bloch produced a unique work of creative resistance while in hiding in the Netherlands: Het Onderwater Cabaret.

Article date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
Kevser Güler announced as New Director of the Istanbul Biennial

Curator and researcher Kevser Güler is appointed Istanbul Biennial Director. Güler will assume her position as of 15 January 2024.

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2024
Hergé, Magritte and Vandersteen amongst 16000 Names Midjourney uses to Train its AI

An exposed database lists up to 16,000 artists that the company has allegedly used to train its art-generation tools, from Frida Kahlo, to Yayoi Kusama, Banksy, Magritte, Willy Vandertseen, Hergé and Andy Warhol

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2024
Hergé, Magritte and Vandersteen amongst 16000 Names Midjourney uses to Train its AI

An exposed database lists up to 16,000 artists that the company has allegedly used to train its art-generation tools, from Frida Kahlo, to Yayoi Kusama, Banksy, Magritte, Willy Vandertseen, Hergé and Andy Warhol

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2024
Evidence of Ancient Medieval Feasting Rituals uncovered in Grounds of Historic Property

Archaeologists from Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religion carried out a dig in the summer, with further radiocarbon dating and analysis revealing the full extent of their find. The excavation offers fascinating new evidence about life in early medieval Wales (AD 400-1100) and transforms our understanding of the history of Fonmon and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2024
Wang Tuo wins 2023 Sigg Prize

Wang Tuo (b. 1984, Jilin) is based in Beijing. Working with various mediums including moving image, painting, and performance, Wang interweaves historical archives, mythology, and fiction into speculative narratives that blur the boundaries between time and space, reality and imagination.

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2024
Queen Elizabeth's Drawing up for Sale despite her Mother saying they were 'Poor'

Before Buckingham Palace, the soon-to-be Queen Mother sends a “very poor drawing’ made by her young daughter, Princess Elizabeth, to the creator of Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie.

Article date: Friday, January 5, 2024
Rhizome and the New Museum Announce Participants for 7x7 2024

Rhizome and the New Museum today announce the relaunch of Seven on Seven (7x7), the iconic art and technology program, to take place at the New Museum on January 27, 2024.

Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
National Gallery of Ireland acquires Harry Clarke Artwork

One of Irish artist Harry Clarke’s finest and rarest works of stained glass has become part of the national collection at the National Gallery of Ireland. Titania Enchanting Bottom, created over a century ago in 1922, now belongs to the Irish public and will be free for Gallery visitors to view in the new year. The acquisition was supported by the Patrons of Irish Art of the National Gallery of Ireland, whose membership fees support acquisitions of Irish art.

Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Woman in Iconic Robert Doisneau Paris Kiss Photograph Dies at 93

Françoise Bornet, pictured in a famous photograph by Robert Doisneau of young lovers kissing has died. She was 93.

Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Ian Wardropper to Retire as Frick Collection Director

The Frick Collection announced that Ian Wardropper, the institution’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, will retire in 2025 following fourteen years of service to the Frick and a fifty-year museum career.

Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Record Attendance for Paris Museums in 2023

With the Covid crisis, Parisian museums have struggled in recent years to return to equivalent attendance levels. Fortunately, in 2022, they finally regained their lustre, with record attendances, which have risen again for this year 2023, and should improve again after the Paris 2024 Games, which expect millions of tourists in the capital.

Article date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Natural History Museum Scientists described 815 New Species in 2023

This year scientists at the Natural History Museum have been busy documenting new species, from an ancient dinosaur to worms at the bottom of the ocean, describing an extraordinary 815 new species in 2023.

Article date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Disney Loses Copyright of Early Version of Mickey Mouse

The first versions of the iconic cartoon character, seen in Steamboat Willie and a silent version of Plane Crazy, enter the public domain in the US on January 1st, 2024.

Article date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
V&A to Stage Exhibition Exploring the Career of British Fashion Model, Naomi Campbell

The V&A will stage a revelatory exhibition exploring the unequalled 40-year career of fashion model and British icon Naomi Campbell (b. 1970). After being scouted in Covent Garden aged just 15, she quickly rose to prominence in the industry, making history a few years later when, at 18, she became the first Black model to feature on the cover of Paris Vogue (August 1988).

Article date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
The Met NY Is Selling a Rare Portrait of George Washington at Auction

A rare portrait of George Washington could sell for as much as $2.5 million at Christie's.

Article date: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Venice will Limit Tour Groups to 25 People and ban Loudspeakers

Venice, Italy, will limit the size of tour groups and take other measures beginning this summer to soften the impact of tourism on the local community.

Article date: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Iconic Anti-Apartheid Photographer Peter Magubane passes away at 91

Renowned anti-apartheid photographer Peter Magubane, whose lens chronicled the turbulent history of South Africa, has passed away at the age of 91.

Article date: Saturday, December 30, 2023
Change of Plans: New Polish Government Presents Alternative Exhibition at Venice Biennale 2024

The Polish Minister of Culture, Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, has announced that the originally selected project 'Polish Exercises in the Tragedy of the World: Between Germany and Russia' will not be shown at next year's Biennale in Venice. Instead, the exhibition project 'Repeat After Me' will be shown.

Article date: Saturday, December 30, 2023
Painting by Abraham Bloemaert acquired by the National Gallery London

The National Gallery announced that it has acquired the painting Lot and his Daughters (1624) by Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651), which has been on loan to the Gallery for the past four years from a private collection. This is the first painting by the artist to enter the National Gallery Collection.

Article date: Friday, December 29, 2023
Jam Factory Art Center Opened in Lviv, Ukraine

A former jam factory in Lviv has been revitalised and relaunched as a contemporary art hub. Eight years of work have gone into the project which will act as a “space for meeting, learning, discussing, and sharing experiences.”

Article date: Friday, December 29, 2023
We now have our WhatsApp channel. What are you waiting for to subscribe?

We all have our email inboxes and social media feeds so saturated with content that it’s a daily struggle to differentiate between spam and what truly interests us.

Article date: Friday, December 29, 2023
Damien Hirst to Take Over the Château La Coste Estate

From 2 March until 23 June 2024, Damien Hirst will stage a major exhibition at Château La Coste. Titled The Light That Shines, the presentation will feature sculptures and paintings, including some of Hirst’s most iconic series and some which have never been seen before.

Article date: Thursday, December 28, 2023
Pope.L, Artist and Performer Dies at 68

Artist Pope.L, who worked across the fields of performance, installation, and sculpture, died suddenly in his Chicago home at the age of 68 on December 23.

Article date: Thursday, December 28, 2023
First Discovery of Charcoal-Based Prehistoric Cave Art in Dordogne

Black, carbon-based drawings have been found in southwestern France’s Font-de-Gaume Cave by Ina Reiche, Yvan Coquinot, Antoine Trosseau, and Anne Maigret of the National Center for Research and Restoration in French Museums.

Article date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Fury over Macron's Plan to remove Undamaged Stained Glass Windows at Notre-Dame

Plans for the contemporary replacement of some of the stained glass windows inside Notre Dame Cathedral’s damaged interior have sparked a considerable outcry from the public a year before the Parisian landmark is set to begin reopening.

Article date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Carlo Ratti Appointed Curator of the Venice Biennale Architecture 2025

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Carlo Ratti as Director of the Architecture Department, with the specific task of curating the 19th International Architecture Exhibition which will take place in 2025. The appointment was recommended by President Roberto Cicutto, in agreement with Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, President of La Biennale di Venezia for the four-year term March 2024-2027.

Article date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Istanbul Biennial Director Bige Örer Resigns

Bige Örer, Director of the Istanbul Biennial at the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) since 2008, and Director of İKSV Contemporary Art Projects since 2018, has decided to resign from her duties at İKSV as of 15 January 2024, to continue her work in different projects.

Article date: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
The Museo del Prado is displaying its Caravaggio following Restoration

With the support of Fundación Iberdrola España, a Protector sponsor of the Museo del Prado’s Restoration Programme, the painting, an example of Caravaggio’s outstanding originality, has undergone a process of restoration to remove layers of oxidised and opaque varnish from the surface with the aim of recovering the work’s chromatic range and contrasts.

Article date: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Two Men Arrested After Banksy Artwork Stolen

Two arrests have now been made after a road sign featuring work by secret street artist Banksy was photographed being removed from a road junction in south-east London.

Article date: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam rounds off Historic Year with 2.7 Million Visitors

It’s been a historic year at the Rijksmuseum, thanks in part to the Vermeer exhibition, which ran for four months this spring. It was the best-attended exhibition in the history of the museum. For those who would love to enjoy Vermeer one more time, today sees the launch of Vermeer, experience the exhibition from home, an online 360° tour of the exhibition.

Article date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
JU Archaeologists unravel the Mysteries of Pueblo Culture in Colorado

‘Our findings from the current year completely change our perception of this settlement area in many different aspects’, says Prof. Radosław Palonka from the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagiellonian University, who for more than a dozen years has been investigating historic sites and customs of the 3000-year-old Pueblo culture on the border between Colorado and Utah. His team is the only Polish and one of the few European archaeological groups to work in the region

Article date: Friday, December 22, 2023
AI Study shows Raphael Painting was not Entirely the Master's Work

A Raphael painting long debated by art historians features a face NOT created by the Renaissance master, according to new Artificial Intelligence analysis.

Article date: Friday, December 22, 2023
ARCOmadrid announces Participating Galleries for its Next Edition

ARCOmadrid, organised by IFEMA MADRID, celebrates its 43rd edition from 6 to 10 March with the Caribbean at its centre.

Article date: Friday, December 22, 2023
2023 : Alarming Increase in Journalists killed in Conflict Zones

UNESCO figures show that 2023 has been a particularly deadly year for journalists who work in conflict zones, with killings almost doubling compared to the past three years. The last three months of this year in particular have already been the deadliest quarter for journalists in conflict zones since at least 2007, with 27 deaths.

Article date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Say Hello to the World's Greatest Copy of 'Amazing Spider-Man' Number One

Collectors will find among its superpowered offerings numerous iconic covers soaring alongside key Golden and Silver Age comic books in impossibly high grades, each one as stunning as it is significant.

Article date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Dick Wolf, ‘Law & Order’ Creator, Gives 200 Artworks to the Met Museum

Wolf, an Emmy-winning producer and avid collector, is providing significant financial support to The Met with the endowment of the Dick Wolf Galleries. The two major galleries will house works from his exceptional collection of European paintings, sculpture, drawings, furniture, and works of decorative art, including rare masterpieces by artists from Botticelli to Vincent van Gogh

Article date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Roman ‘Backwater’ bucked Empire’s decline, Archaeologists Reveal

A rare roofed theatre, markets, warehouses, a river port and other startling discoveries made by a Cambridge-led team of archaeologists challenge major assumptions about the decline of Roman Italy.

Article date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Ghent Altarpiece Restoration Sparks Controversy

Since the beginning of the third phase of the restoration of Van Eycks' Altarpiece in may of this year, the Flemish government has initiated an investigation into the results phase 2 of the restoration.

Article date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
ArtSnacky: Art for 1 Euro - Bringing Creativity to Everyone

ArtSnacky is an art project established by a group of artists in Zottegem, Belgium. The aim of the vending machine is to distribute art in an accessible and approachable manner. For just one euro, you become the owner of a unique piece of art – ranging from a small painting, collage, photograph, or sculpture to a virtual artwork viewable through QR codes.

Article date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
German Museums Rebound with 81.4 Million Visits in 2022

The Institute for Museum Research releases visitor numbers for museums in Germany 2022: 81.4 million, approximately twice as many as in 2021.

Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Manhattan D.A. Bragg Announces Return of 30 Antiquities To Greece

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the return of 30 antiquities to Greece collectively valued at $3.7 million. 19 of the pieces were voluntarily surrendered from New York gallery owner Michael Ward. Three of the pieces were seized from British art dealer Robin Symes.

Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Special loan The Little Cat by Paul Gauguin Now on Display at the Van Gogh Museum

The painting The Little Cat (Le petit chat) (1888) by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is currently at the Van Gogh Museum on long-term loan and will be on display at the museum from today (19 December 2023). The work was last exhibited in 1906, and this is the first time the work will be shown together with paintings that Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin made during the same period of intensive artistic exchange. The Van Gogh Museum plans to conduct extensive research on the work while it is on loan.

Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Whitney Museum showcases First AI Artmaking Software Created by Artist Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen: AARON, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 3, 2024, examines the evolution of AARON, the first AI artmaking program, which was developed in the late 1960s by artist Harold Cohen.

Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Tracey Emin hospitalised in Thailand after Infection

Tracey Emin seeks treatment in Thailand after an infection nearly caused her intestines to explode.

Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
German Academy of Arts criticises Violations of Artistic Freedom in an Open Letter

The political and cultural climate is coming to a head. The current discussions about artistic freedom and so-called cancel culture are dangerous. Public discourse is increasingly characterised by an inadmissible mixing of topics and tendentious claims. This confusion has led to violations of civil liberties that are unacceptable for a democratic nation.

Article date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
British Museum announces new £50m BP Deal to fund Masterplan

The British Museum has announced a new £50m deal with the energy giant BP to help deliver its masterplan over the next 10 years.

Article date: Monday, December 18, 2023
Bought for $3.99 from a Virginia Thrift Store, sold for over $100,000 at Auction

Carlo Scarpa designed the Pennellate series for Venini in 1942 and pieces from this series are exceptionally rare to see. The technique itself—Pennellate meaning brushstroke—was achieved by adding colored opaque glass to the vase as it was being blown, and dragging the material around the circumference of the piece until the level of desired transparency was achieved.

Article date: Monday, December 18, 2023
Italian Minster Sangiuliano appoints New Museum Directors

Eike Dieter Schmidt, the current director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence has been chosen by Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano to be the new director of the Capodimonte Museum and Real Bosco in Naples.

Article date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
Rembrandt Used a Lead-Containing Layer to Protect the Night Watch from Moisture

New research within Operation Night Watch has revealed that Rembrandt impregnated the canvas for his famous 1642 militia painting The Night Watch with a lead-containing substance even before applying the first ground layer. Such lead-based impregnation has never before been observed with Rembrandt or his contemporaries. The discovery underlines Rembrandt's inventive way of working, in which he did not shy away from using new techniques.

Article date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Returns 16 Khmer Sculptures to Cambodia and Thailand

The Met has initiated the repatriation of 14 sculptures to the Kingdom of Cambodia and two to the Kingdom of Thailand, including all of the Khmer works known by the Museum to be associated with the dealer Douglas Latchford.

Article date: Friday, December 15, 2023
Ancient Roman Home With 'Unparalleled' Mosaic found in Italy

Italian archaeologists have uncovered a luxurious Roman home near the Colosseum, boasting an unparalleled mosaic featuring shells, marble and precious glass, the culture ministry said Tuesday.

Article date: Friday, December 15, 2023
Oprah Winfrey Portrait revealed at National Portrait Gallery Washington

Oprah Winfrey’s portrait is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Chicago-based artist Shawn Michael Warren painted Winfrey in a purple taffeta dress amidst a lush garden at her California home.

Article date: Friday, December 15, 2023
First Klima Biennale Wien to Open on 5 April 2024

In response to the urgency of the climate crisis and the corresponding need for a radical change in the way we think and act, the City of Vienna has launched a new festival. The first Klima Biennale Wien, hosted by the KunstHausWien, will begin on 5 April and run until 14 July 14 2024.

Article date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Berlin's State Museums are Becoming More Expensive

In future, the almost four million visitors to Berlin's state museums will have to pay more to see Nefertiti or the works of Gerhard Richter.

Article date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas named Co-Curator of Desert X 2025

Desert X announced the appointment of Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas as co-curator of Desert X 2025, which will open March 8–May 11, 2025 at sites across the Coachella Valley, California. Garcia-Maestas joins the organization’s curatorial team under the leadership of Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Executive Director Jenny Gil.

Article date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Uffizi Museum to set New Record of 5 Million Visitors this Year

The Uffizi Gallery museums said Thursday that they are set to register a new record of over five million visitors this year.

Article date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
A Painting of Naked Women led to a Strike by Teachers in a French School

Since Monday, December 11, teachers at Jacques-Cartier College in Issou, Yvelines, are on strike following an incident during a class where a teacher showed an image of a painting by Giuseppe Cesari.

Article date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Missing Rubens Painting 'Tarquinius and Lucretia' Recovered in Russia

An official request for legal assistance by the German government and with the involvement of the highest state authorities in Germany and Russia, a valuable Rubens painting belonging to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) has been recovered in Moscow. The painting in question is "Tarquinius and Lucretia" by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640).

Article date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
COP28: New Report Quantifies the Impact of Climate Disruption on 15 UNESCO Designated Sites

During COP28, UNESCO publishes its first ever quantitative report on the “Impacts of Climate Change in Biosphere Reserves and Global Geoparks in Latin America and the Caribbean”. It shows how increasing droughts, wildfires, flooding and landslides pose a growing threat to biodiversity and human lives, while also providing an outlook for the coming decades.

Article date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Prison Bakery Emerges at Pompeii

A bakery-prison, where enslaved workers and donkeys were confined and exploited to grind the grain needed to make bread. A cramped room with no view of the outside world and with small windows high in the wall with iron bars to let the light in. In the floor indentations to coordinate the movement of the animals, forced to walk around for hours, blindfolded.

Article date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Rediscovered Rembrandt Portraits on Long-Term Loan to the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum has rediscovered two small portraits by Rembrandt. The 1635 portraits of Jan Willemsz van der Pluym and Jaapgen Caerlsdr. disappeared from view for almost two centuries, before resurfacing two years ago.

Article date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Louvre Museum to hike Ticket Price to 22 Euros

Ticket prices are set to climb from €17 to €22 in January 2024, an increase of nearly 30 percent.

Article date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
A Rare Byzantine Gold Coin discovered in Norway

A metal detectorist exploring the mountains in the municipality of Vestre Slidre in southern Norway discovered a rare histamenon nomisma (literally standard coin), a Byzantine solid gold coin minted in Constantinople around 960 AD, depicting Jesus Christ.

Article date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong'o to Be Jury President of the Berlinale 2024

The Kenyan-Mexican actor, director, producer and New York Times bestselling author Lupita Nyong'o will be President of the International Jury of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival.

Article date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Robust Rescue Plan for the Iconic Thermae Palace Ostend is in Place

Following nearly four years of intense negotiations, the city of Ostend, together with Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) and Restotel NV, has succeeded in rescuing the iconic Thermae Palace Hotel and the Royal Galleries (Koninklijke Gaanderijen) from collapse. In all, around EUR 134 million will be invested, with more than half of this being private funds. The partners expect to formally sign the cooperation agreement by the end of the year, following approval by the relevant decision-making bodies.

Article date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Hans Coper Bottle at Risk of leaving the UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on a work by Hans Coper to allow time for a UK gallery or institution to acquire the work for the nation.

Article date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
European Commission reaches Deal on Artificial Intelligence Act, Parliament still has to Ratify

The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), proposed by the Commission in April 2021.

Article date: Friday, December 8, 2023
Pantone's Color of The Year is 'Peach Fuzz'

Subtly sensual, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is a heartfelt peach hue bringing a feeling of kindness and tenderness, communicating a message of caring and sharing, community and collaboration.

Article date: Friday, December 8, 2023
From Bawa to Bendre: AstaGuru 'Modern Odyssey' Auction Offers a Kaleidoscope of Indian Art

AstaGuru's upcoming 'Modern Odyssey' Auction will feature a mesmerising tapestry of Modern Indian Art, presenting a rare collection of unparalleled works by iconic Indian modernists. Each work offered reflects the diverse and ever-changing artistic landscape in India over decades.

Article date: Friday, December 8, 2023
Switzerland Hands over Stolen Marble Sculpture to Libya

The Federal Office of Culture Switzerland has handed over a marble sculpture of the head of a young woman to the Libyan Embassy in Bern.

Article date: Friday, December 8, 2023
The Whitney Biennial announces the Addition of Five Curators

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces the addition of five curators to help lead the film and performance program for the 2024 Whitney Biennial. Co-organizers Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli have invited Korakrit Arunanondchai, asinnajaq, Taja Cheek, Greg de Cuir Jr, and Zackary Drucker to join them in developing a Biennial that goes beyond the Museum’s traditional in-gallery presentation to showcase the latest creativity and innovation in art, film, performance, and sound.

Article date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Has Returned 44 Works of Art to Italy, Egypt and Türkiye

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced that the museum has deaccessioned and returned 44 works of ancient art following an investigation by the Antiquities Trafficking Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security into the global trafficking of looted or stolen antiquities.

Article date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
A New Management Structure at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich

A new management structure is being implemented at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, representing a new direction for the organisation.

Article date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Jesse Darling Wins Turner Prize 2023

The Turner Prize 2023 has been awarded to Jesse Darling. The winner of the £25,000 prize was announced at a ceremony presented by musician, creative and broadcaster Tinie Tempah at Eastbourne’s Winter Garden, adjacent to Towner Eastbourne, the hosts of this year’s prize.

Article date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Manhattan D.A. Bragg  Returns 41 Antiquities To Türkiye

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., announced the return of 41 antiquities valued at more than $8 million to Türkiye.

Article date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The Getty Acquires Three Captivating Paintings by European Masters

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of three important paintings, enhancing its collection of European art.

Article date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Bologna announces a €4.3 Million Repair Project to Save the Leaning Tower

The city of Bologna announced a €4.3m project to save its famous, leaning Garisenda Tower, completed in 1119.

Article date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Portions of Anselm Kiefer Work Stolen in France

Thieves have stolen parts of a lead sculpture by German contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer from a warehouse in France, representing a loss of more than 1.2 million euro, a French prosecutor said on Friday.

Article date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Rembrandt Copper Plate Donated to Rijksmuseum

Simon Schama and Virginia E. Papaioannou have donated to the Rijksmuseum an original copper plate made by Rembrandt in 1635, depicting the stoning of Saint Stephen.

Article date: Monday, December 4, 2023
A Munich Museum requested the Return of a Roman Sculpture bought by Adolf Hitler

Munich’s Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek asked the National Roman Museum to give back the 2nd-century Discobolus Palombara, a copy of a long-lost Greek original.

Article date: Monday, December 4, 2023
GRACE: Unifying Efforts Against Art and Cultural Heritage Crime

GRACE (Ghent Research institute for Art & cultural heritage Crime and Law Enforcement) was founded on February 1, 2023 by representatives of the University of Ghent, the Local Police of Ghent and the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent. It started as a Ghent initiative - what's in a name - but soon various Flemish, federal, and even Dutch organizations joined the network.

Article date: Monday, December 4, 2023
The Queen’s Galleries at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will become The King’s Galleries

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession, Royal Collection Trust today announces that The Queen’s Galleries at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will become The King’s Galleries.

Article date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Rare, Wrongfully Obtained Manuscript To Be Returned to Peru

United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero and FBI Philadelphia Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs announced today that the Rosenbach Museum & Library (“the Rosenbach”) voluntarily transferred to the custody of the FBI a sixteenth-century manuscript for return to the Archivo General de la Nación del Perú, the Peruvian national archives.

Article date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Olivia Colman Among 1000+ Artists accusing Art Institutions of Censorship on Palestine in an Open Letter

More than 1,300 artists, including Academy Award winning Olivia Colman, Olivier Award winners Harriet Walter and Juliet Stevenson, BAFTA winners Aimee Lou Wood and Siobhán McSweeney, Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Susanne Wokoma (Enola Holmes), Youseff Kerkour (Napoleon), Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Bridgerton), Amir El-Masry (The Crown) and Lolly Adefope (Ghosts), have launched an open letter accusing art institutions of censorship on Palestine.

Article date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Eimear Walshe representing Ireland at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Following an open call by Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council Ireland, Eimear Walshe has been selected to represent Ireland at Biennale Arte 2024 with Sara Greavu and Project Arts Centre as the curator.

Article date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Tel Aviv Museum of Art reopens to the Public

Tel Aviv Museum of Art reopened to the public on Thursday, November 30, 2023, free of charge.

Article date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Zabludowicz Collection closes the London Space

Zabludowicz Collection today announces the plans to expand its international reach, and the closure of the London project space.

Article date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Legendary Photographer Elliott Erwitt dies aged 95

Elliot Erwitt, the American photographer whose career spanned more than 70 extraordinarily years of 20th-century history, has died.

Article date: Friday, December 1, 2023
UNESCO stresses that Efforts to protect Heritage must Also be in the Interests of the Local Population

For the first time, UNESCO has brought together experts specializing in both tangible and living heritage at an international conference co-organized with Italy. The conference culminated in the adoption of the Naples Appeal, which urges UNESCO Member States to work closely with local and indigenous populations in the development of heritage site management policies.

Article date: Friday, December 1, 2023
The Label for Château Mouton Rothschild 2021 illustrated by Chiharu Shiota

The Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has created the original artwork Universe of Mouton for the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2021.

Article date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Visual Artist Mark Bradford Wins the 2024 Getty Prize

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced it has named Los Angeles based artist Mark Bradford as the recipient of its annual Getty Prize, the institution’s highest honor.

Article date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
German Authorities return 75 Archaeological Pieces to Mexico

In another example of the multilateral collaboration between Mexico and Germany, 75 archaeological pieces, mostly Huasteca, were delivered to the Mexican embassy in Germany on November 23.

Article date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Leighton’s Iconic Victorian Painting, Flaming June, to be shown at the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts London announced that from Saturday 17 February 2024 until Sunday 12 January 2025, Frederic, Lord Leighton PRA’s iconic painting, Flaming June, c.1895, will be on free display in the RA’s Collection Gallery.

Article date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Saudi Arabia elected Host Country of World Expo 2030

Member States of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) today elected Saudi Arabia as host country of World Expo 2030 during the 173rd General Assembly of the Organisation.

Article date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Italy recovers Lost Botticelli Painting in Naples

Italy had lost track of a Botticelli painting valued at €100 million.

Article date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Germany imposes an Export Ban on Caspar David Friedrich's "Karlsruher Sketchbook"

The so-called “Karlsruhe Sketchbook” by the German artist Caspar David Friedrich, one of the most important artists of the Romantic period, is to be auctioned on November 30th at the Griesebach auction house in Berlin.

Article date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
The Brooklyn Museum shows Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

Exhibition features over 100 major artworks by important Black American, African, and African diasporic artists including Gordon Parks, Kehinde Wiley, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Amy Sherald.

Article date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will have a Sculpture Garden in 2024

From the entrance area to the restaurant and shop: the museum’s entire plinth is poised for a dramatic transformation.

Article date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
COP 28 :Culture at the Heart of Climate Action

Artists and cultural voices from across the world are uniting to call for climate negotiators at COP UN Climate Conference to put cultural heritage, arts and creative industries at the heart of climate action.

Article date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
World first: Van Gogh’s Complete Lithograph Series ‘Old Man Drinking Coffee’ on Display

All three prints of Van Gogh’s lithograph Old Man Drinking Coffee have been reunited for the first time since 1882. The location of one of the three was long unknown, but the print was recently rediscovered and subsequently sold at auction. The new owner is now offering the lithograph to the Van Gogh Museum on long-term loan, and will ultimately gift the work to the museum. The presentation is now on display at the Van Gogh Museum.

Article date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Greek PM Visit to Rishi Sunak cancelled Over Elgin Marbles Row

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cancelled his meeting with visiting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek leader announced on Monday, with the BBC saying the abrupt cancellation was over the countries’ Elgin Marbles dispute.

Article date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Archaeologists in Israel discover Evidence of Mass Weapon Production in Stone Age Era

Israeli archaeologists have found evidence of large-scale war weapon production in the region dating back to 7,200 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Article date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
RCU Saudi-Arabia expands Partnership of Cross-Cultural Exchange with France’s Centre Pompidou

Signing supports RCU’s development of landmark contemporary art museum in AlUla while activating new phase of training, knowledge sharing, and mentoring between France and AlUla in northwest Arabia.

Article date: Monday, November 27, 2023
An Extraordinary Archaeological Discovery in Spain

A new decorated stela has been found in context, in the 3000-year-old funerary complex of Las Capellanías, in Cañaveral de León (Huelva, south-west of Spain). It is thought that late prehistoric stelae in Iberia were created to commemorate important personages.

Article date: Monday, November 27, 2023
British Museum to Loan Ancient Greek Meidias Hydria Vase to Greece

The British Museum has decided to loan the Meidias Hydria, an ancient Greek vase dating back to 420 BC, to the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. This move marks the first time in 250 years that the vase, a masterpiece by the Meidias artist, has left the confines of the British Museum.

Article date: Monday, November 27, 2023
Anselm Kiefer creates "Safety Curtain" for Vienna State Opera

»Safety Curtain« is an exhibition series conceived by museum in progress in cooperation with the Vienna State Opera, which transforms the safety curtain into a temporary exhibition space for contemporary art since 1998.

Article date: Monday, November 27, 2023
Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam returns Crimean Artifacts to Ukraine

All of the remaining artefacts from the exhibition Crimea – Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea have been transferred by the Allard Pierson to Ukraine and taken to the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in Kiev.

Article date: Sunday, November 26, 2023
Best Art Universities in the USA for Creative Students

The journey to finding the perfect art university in the USA can be as thrilling and colorful as the creative process itself! Thousands of budding artists set out on this quest each year, armed with their unique talents and dreams.

Article date: Sunday, November 26, 2023
Top 7 Benefits of Art Education for Critical Thinking

If you're an art student, you understand how dynamic art education is! Art is a learning that comes in various forms. For a long time, there has been a great value in art education in enhancing analytical skills.

Article date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
 'Among friends', explores the Close Ties Between Art Collectors and the MSK Ghent

Over the 225-year history of the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, and during the 125 years of the Friends of the Museum, the MSK has established close ties with countless private art lovers.

Article date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Conservators Reveal 17th-Century Portrait Received the ‘Kylie Jenner Treatment’

A 17th-century portrait of English aristocrat Diana Cecil apparently received a modern-day photoshopping, with portions of Cecil’s face being painted over to make for a lower hairline, among other edited features—the so-called “Kylie Jenner treatment,” as described by The Guardian.

Article date: Friday, November 24, 2023
France returns a Bust to Libya

In 2022, the Central Office for Combating Trafficking in Cultural Property (OCBC) launched a preliminary investigation into the seizure of a large, draped and fragmentary marble torso in France.

Article date: Friday, November 24, 2023
U.S. Based Company Frieze will Sponsor the British Pavilion at the Next Venice Biennale

Frieze will sponsor the British Pavilion created by London-based artist John Akomfrah in partnership with the British Council

Article date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Royal College of Art appoints Professor Christoph Lindner as new President

Professor Lindner is an interdisciplinary scholar of cities and visual culture with over 20 years of experience at top universities in the United States, Europe and the UK. His leadership work has focused on advancing educational access and equity, intercultural understanding, and environmental sustainability in the art and design fields.

Article date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
150.000 Euro Bronze Statue 'Benjamin' Vandalized in Belgian Coastal City Wenduine

The artwork 'Benjamin' by Belgian artist Maen Florin has been vandalised with graffiti using the word 'Gaza'.

Article date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland, opens One Year From Now

The new home of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw will open to the public in the autumn of 2024. To mark the occasion, MSN Warsaw will hold the biggest exhibition in its history of artworks from the museum’s own collection, which has steadily grown since it was founded almost 20 years ago.

Article date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Bonhams to Offer Costumes and Props From the Netflix Series The Crown

The award-winning series, The Crown, is one of Netflix's most prestigious and acclaimed shows. Now, as the final series premieres, Bonhams announces a once-in-a-lifetime auction of close to 450 props, furniture, and costumes – including those inspired by Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Robes and Princess Diana's 'Revenge dress' – from all six series of The Crown, written and created by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television.

Article date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Art Basel announces Access, an Online Sales Platform

Art Basel today announced Access by Art Basel, a new initiative that connects galleries, artists, collectors, and non-profit organizations through a bespoke digital sales experience designed to support charitable giving.

Article date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
UK Museum reclassifies Roman Emperor Elagabalus as Transgender

The North Hertfordshire Museum in the UK has announced that it will be adopting new pronouns to reflect the transgender identity of the ancient Roman emperor Elagabalus. The decision to refer to the ruler as “she” is based on classical texts where Elagabalus explicitly requested to be called “lady.”

Article date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Biennale Für Aktuelle Fotografie 2024 canceled due to Allegations of Anti-Semitism

The planned fourth Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg, which was due to open in March 2024, has been cancelled.

Article date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Switzerland Establishes Commission for Looted Art

The government in Bern, Switzerland, has decided to establish a commission for looted art.

Article date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Story of Ancient Egyptian Objects unearthed in Fife Over a 30-year Period published for the First Time

The story of the remarkable discovery of a group of Egyptian objects uncovered at Melville House in Fife between 1952 and 1984 is being told in full for the first time in an article published in the upcoming Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Article date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Art Basel Hong Kong returns to Full Scale

Art Basel today announced the list of 242 leading international galleries selected for its 2024 Hong Kong show. This represents a return to pre-pandemic numbers, with an additional 65 exhibitors joining the fair compared to 2023.

Article date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Art in the Third Reich – Seduction and Distraction Museum Arnhem

With the exhibition Art in the third reich – Seduction and distraction Museum Arnhem draws attention to the art from the period of the 'third reich', 1933-1945. What does it look like? Why was there, during a Nazi regime characterized by political violence, war and the Holocaust, so much focus on contemporary art? Did the artists support the regime, did the regime support the artists, or both?

Article date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Sculpted Head of a Warrior with Serpent Helmet found at Chichen Itza Mexico

Archaeologists working at the Maya archaeological site of Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, Mexico dicovered the sculpted face of a warrior emerged among the ruins of Structure 3C11 in the area known as Temple 6 of Maudslay.

Article date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Hong Kong Palace Museum Exhibition :Gazing at Sanxingdui

The special exhibition presents the astounding new archaeological discoveries at Sanxingdui in China’s Sichuan province.

Article date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Napoleon Hat sells for €1.9 at Paris Auction

A hat belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte when he ruled France in the 19th Century has been sold for €1.9m at auction in Paris.

Article date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Kakhovka Dam Destruction: US$ 485 Million needed for the recovery of Culture, Environment and Education

On 6th June 2023, the destruction of the Kakhovka dam caused significant direct damages in four oblasts of Ukraine and had caused dire losses in the south of the country. In the framework of its mandate, UNESCO assessed the impact on culture, education and environment, with more than US$ 485 million needed for the recovery of these sectors over the next decade.

Article date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Mariët Westermann Appointed Director and CEO of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

The Board of Trustees announces Dr. Mariët Westermann has been appointed as Director and CEO of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.

Article date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Vatican Museums opens Ancient Roman Necropolis to the Public

Perhaps few know that the section of the Vatican Walls facing Piazza del Risorgimento includes the Porta di Santa Rosa gateway, and that from that monumental entrance to the Vatican State (created by the sculptor Gino Giannetti and inaugurated in 2006), from next 17 November, it will be possible to directly access the famous archaeological area of the Necropolis along the Via Triumphalis to discover the fascinating “Life and Death in the Rome of the Caesars”.

Article date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
New Masterpieces to admire at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum at Schiphol has opened the doors to its new exhibition 'Aan tafel!' (which is what the Dutch say when dinner is served). The museum at the airport offers travellers the opportunity to admire historical Dutch works of art before the start of their journey.

Article date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Documenta Selection Committee Resigns en Masse

The remaining four members of Documenta’s Finding Committee have all resigned as of yesterday evening, November 16, per a statement from the exhibition’s administration.

Article date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Peasant Spreading Manure by Jean-François Millet acquired by Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum has wanted to add a painting by Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) to its collection for many years. The acquisition of Peasant Spreading Manure enables the museum to show how important Millet was to Van Gogh and many other 19th-century artists. The new acquisition is now on display alongside a number of paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, which clearly show Millet’s influence.

Article date: Friday, November 17, 2023
The 'Psychedelic Eye' Mosaic Commissioned By John Lennon For His Swimming Pool  at Auction

The 'Psychedelic Eye' Mosaic Commissioned By John Lennon For His Swimming Pool At His Kenwood Home, circa 1965, will be auctioned at Bonhams.

Article date: Friday, November 17, 2023
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art lays off 20 Citing Attendance drop

In a letter published on the museums' website, San Fransico Museum of Modern Art director Chris Bedford explained the restructuring.

Article date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt  at Auction in Paris

Ader Auction house will be auctioning in Paris an important painting by Claude MONET, Les Saules, Giverny, dating from1886 and estimated at €2,000,000 to €3,000,000.The landscape, which has remained in private hands since 1948, is reappearing on the French art market where Monet’s paintings have become increasingly rare.

Article date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Tracey Emin Appointed British Museum Trustee

The British Museum is delighted to announce that Tracey Emin is to join the Board of Trustees. Emin will be the first female Royal Academician appointed to the role in the Museum’s history.

Article date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
ILiana Fokianaki appointed new Director Kunsthalle Bern

The Board of Kunsthalle Bern announces the appointment of iLiana Fokianaki as its new Director. Fokianaki brings a wide range of experience as a curator, writer, theorist, and founding director of State of Concept, an independent art institution in Athens, Greece. She will begin her tenure in spring 2024 following the directorship of Kabelo Malatsie which concludes in February 2024.

Article date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
William Hogarth’s Satirical Painting 'Taste in High Life' at Risk of leaving the UK

Arts and Heritage Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay has placed an export bar on William Hogarth’s satirical painting ‘Taste in High Life’. The work, valued at £2,468,000 (plus VAT of £93,600 which can be reclaimed by an eligible institution), is at risk of leaving the UK unless a domestic buyer can be found to acquire the work for the nation.

Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Study Abroad: How to Make the Most of Your International Experience

The decision to study abroad is akin to taking a leap into a vast sea of cultural experiences, academic enrichment, and personal growth. Every year, thousands of students pack their bags and embark on this transformative journey, seeking knowledge and experiences that extend far beyond the confines of their home universities.

Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Picasso 1906. The Turning Point at Reina Sofia

The exhibition Picasso 1906. The Turning Point looks to survey, from a contemporary aesthetic awareness, the artist’s first contribution to the definition of “modern art”.

Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Archaeologists uncovered 100,000 Ancient Coins in Japan

The coins were tied together in bundles with straw rope passed through a hole in the middle. The haul was unearthed in the Sojamachi district here at a site where a company plans to construct a factory.

Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Mohamed Almusibli to become new Director of Kunsthalle Basel

The Swiss curator Mohamed Almusibli, has been selected to succeed Elena Filipovic as Director and Chief Curator of Kunsthalle Basel.

Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
 Theodor Fontane Archive, Germany, acquires Adolph von Menzel's 'Reading Lady' Gouache

The Theodor Fontane Archive at the University of Potsdam has announced the acquisition of a gouache by the German artist Adolph von Menzel. The gouache, "Reading Lady," is dedicated to Emilie Fontane, the wife of Theodor Fontane, on the reverse side.

Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Ranjit Hoskoté resigns from Finding Committee at Documenta 16

The writer, cultural theorist, art critic, and curator Ranjit Hoskoté resigned from the original six-member committee entrusted with selecting the Artistic Direction of the 16th edition of documenta (2027).

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
New Arts Centre to open in India:  Hampi Art Labs

Hampi Art Labs is an arts centre located near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi in the South of India, opening in February 2024. Set across 18-acres of landscape, the centre offers artists unique production facilities, an environment to creatively retreat in and galleries for world-class display. The site comprises exhibition spaces, studios and apartments for residencies, gardens, and a café.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Miller ICA to Become ICA Pittsburgh in New Expanded Space

The Miller ICA will become ICA Pittsburgh when it moves to its new, expanded home in 2027.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Venice Biennale Adds Palestinian Organization to Collateral Events

Artists and Allies of Hebron is one of 30 institutions that will present exhibitions alongside the International Exhibition and the national pavilions.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Did Nature Have a Hand in the Formation of the Great Sphinx?

Researchers turn to erosion in exploring the role natural elements had in building an architectural wonder.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Paleolithic Long-Range Weapons Identified in Belgium

The hunter-gatherers who settled on the banks of the Haine, a river in southern Belgium, 31,000 years ago were already using spearthrowers to hunt their game.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Jerwood Foundation, which has been supporting the arts since 1977 has completed the formalities of merging Jerwood Charity into the Foundation, now sets out funding plans.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Joe Tilson, a Member of the British Pop Art Movement, has died Aged 95

British artist, Joe Tilson, a member of the British Pop Art movement, has died aged 95, his family announced.

Article date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
German Center Returns Crucifix to Heirs of Jewish Collector Ottmar Strauss

The German Center for Cultural Property Losses handed over a crucifix to the lawyer representing the heirs of the German-Jewish entrepreneur Ottmar Strauss (1878-1941).

Article date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Kasper König donates Works from his Private Collection to the Ludwig Museum, Cologne

As an exhibition organizer, cofounder of Skulptur Projekte Münster, curator of the major exhibitions Westkunst and von hier aus as well as Manifesta in St. Petersburg, Kasper König played an incomparable role in shaping art discourse over the past five decades. He was director of the Museum Ludwig for twelve years (2000–12). In his view, a museum is a public place: “It belongs to everyone and no one.”

Article date: Monday, November 13, 2023
The Met Announces The Costume Institute's Spring 2024 Exhibition and Gala

Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion will explore notions of rebirth and renewal, using nature as a metaphor for the impermanence of fashion. The Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala®, will take place on May 6 to celebrate the exhibition opening

Article date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Acquire Film Installation “Lessons of the Hour” by Isaac Julien

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum have jointly purchased the tour de force “Lessons of the Hour” (2019) by artist and filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien.

Article date: Monday, November 13, 2023
The British Museum dedicates First Permanent Space to Peruvian and Andean Culture

The first permanent display at the British Museum of Peruvian and Andean culture has opened in the Wellcome Trust Gallery at an event attended by Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

Article date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Israeli Artist Bracha L. Ettinger Resigns from Documenta 16 Selection Committee

The committee tasked with selecting the artistic director for Documenta 16, one of the world’s premier art festivals scheduled for 2027, faced a setback as Israeli artist, philosopher, and psychoanalyst Bracha L. Ettinger resigned last week. The six-person committee had been navigating controversy, including accusations of anti-Semitism and the challenging geopolitical situation in the Middle East.

Article date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Rare 18th-century Cold Bath uncovered at Bath Assembly Rooms

Wessex archaeologists, working in the basement below the 18th-century Bath Assembly Rooms, have revealed the remains of a rare Cold Bath.

Article date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Republicans Issue Subpoena to Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer

U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued a subpoena to Hunter Biden’s gallerist, George Bergès, and art patron, Elizabeth Naftali, to appear for depositions.

Article date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Man on the Cover of Led Zeppelin IV is identified

A framed colour version of this image of an elderly man carrying a large bundle of sticks on his back will be recognised worldwide. It is the centrepiece of the iconic front cover of Led Zeppelin IV which famously features no words.

Article date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Three Cézannes from the Swiss Langmatt Museum sold for 44.8 Million Dollar

Three Cézanne pictures from the inventory of the Langmatt Museum in Baden were auctioned in New York on Friday night for a total of $44.8 million.

Article date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Republicans Issue Subpoena to Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer

U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued a subpoena to Hunter Biden’s gallerist, George Bergès, and art patron, Elizabeth Naftali, to appear for depositions.

Article date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Second Highest Price Ever Achieved For A Picasso At Auction

Appearing at auction for the very first time, Pablo Picasso’s magnificent Femme à la montre, the prized jewel of the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, sold for $139.4m at Sotheby’s New York just now, becoming the second most valuable work by the artist ever sold at auction and taking its place among the top ten works ever sold at auction.

Article date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
44 Just Stop Oil Protestors charged After Painting vandalised and Roads blocked

London Police charged 44 Just Stop Oil activists after officers made more than 100 arrests on Monday, 6 November.

Article date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
New Initiative by Art Fund UK shows what Art does to Your Brain

A new project by Art Fund shows the impact of art on human brainwaves and visualises the results in real-time and in 3D for the public, for the first time.

Article date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Imperial War Museum London will open the Blavatnik Galleries on 10 November 2023

Thanks to generous support from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Imperial War Museums will open new art, film and photography galleries at IWM London on 10 November 2023, the eve of Armistice Day.

Article date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
The Face of Juanita 'Girl of the Ampato' has been revealed

A week ago the reconstruction of the face of Juanita was presented at the Museo Santuarios Andinos in Arequipa, Peru.

Article date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Five Star Baltimore Museum Of Art Exhibition Adds Depth To European Art History

Named a “must-see” exhibition by Vogue and a “sure-to-be-historic show” by The New York Times.

Article date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Goldstein Painting acquired by Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Nationalmuseum has acquired a painting dated 1822 by Polish-German artist Johann Theodor Goldstein. The imaginary scene depicts a towering cathedral in the early dusk. With its wonderfully visionary qualities, the painting is a novel addition to Nationalmuseum’s German art collection. It will go on show for the first time in autumn 2024 as part of the exhibition entitled The Romantic Eye.

Article date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Art Fund UK celebrates its 120th Anniversary

Art Fund is celebrating 120 years of funding art and championing museums and galleries across the UK.

Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, Poetry in Mosaics

The Ancient City Belkis/Zeugma is located on the banks of the Euphrates River, built on a land of approximately 20 thousand acres. It has maintained its importance in every period of history because it is in the shallowest passable part of the Euphrates and is a very strategic region in terms of military and trade.

Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
UK Museum Leaders Issue First Ever Joint Commitment to tackle Climate Change

Representatives of UK museums, sector bodies and funders took part in the first UK Museum COP at Tate Modern on 31st October 2023 organised by the NMDC. The event secured consensus from museum leaders on collective action to decarbonise the sector and mitigate the impacts of the climate and biodiversity crises.

Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Madrid’s Prado to show ‘reverse’ of Iconic Paintings

Until 3 March 2024 the Museo Nacional del Prado and Fundación AXA are undertaking a journey that moves beyond the surface of artistic masterpieces to allow for the contemplation of a fascinating reality: the hidden side of the work of art, its reverse.

Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Even with global efforts to fund education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, why do you think a degree in art (fine art and performing art) is still marketable?

Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Dutch Cultuurfonds changes Name Following Controversy Over Prince Bernhard's Nazi Membership

The Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds will operate under a new name starting from Tuesday: the Cultuurfonds. The decision comes in the wake of the news that Prince Bernhard was a member of the NSDAP, Adolf Hitler's Nazi party.

Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Tens of Thousands Ancient Coins found off the Coast of Sardinia

Tens of thousands of ancient bronze coins have been found off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Celebrates 60 Years With AI Artwork by Sir Peter Blake

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has launched a unique, interactive performance art experience, which fuses AI technology with the ancient art of Chinese ink-brush painting to celebrate the iconic hotel’s 60th anniversary.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
The Whitney's Reimagined Dining Spaces by Artists Rashid Johnson and Dyani White Hawk

As part of the Whitney’s reimagined food and beverage program—which aims to create welcoming, approachable spaces for people to gather, connect, and recharge—Frenchette Bakery, which opened in TriBeCa in 2020, will open a new flagship location, with its first-ever cafe in the Museum’s redesigned ground-floor restaurant space in November 2023.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
The Roman Holiday Necklace Worn by Audrey Hepburn to Highlight the Geneva Editi Jewels Online Sale

Christie’s is selling the very fine pearl collier by Fürst, worn by Audrey Hepburn in the final scene of "Roman Holiday". The lot will be offered in the upcoming Jewels Online: The Geneva Edit sale taking place from 3 to 16 November (estimate CHF18,000-26,000). The Fürst family is originally Austro-Hungarian. In the 1850s, Moric Fürst moved to Turin to establish his business as a Jeweller and became a leading supplier for the Savoyard court.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Just stop Oil Protesters arrested After Glass Protecting National Gallery Masterpiece is smashed

Two young Just Stop Oil supporters have smashed the glass cover of a painting once famously slashed by a suffragette. They are demanding the government immediately halt all new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Just stop Oil Protesters arrested After Glass Protecting National Gallery Masterpiece is smashed

Two young Just Stop Oil supporters have smashed the glass cover of a painting once famously slashed by a suffragette. They are demanding the government immediately halt all new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Second Drone and Missile Attack on Odessa National Art Museum

The Odessa National Art Museum was damaged as a result of a night attack on Odessa with the use of missiles and drones. The museum just celebrated it's 124-th birthday.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Hungary has fired the National Museum Director Over LGBTQ+ Content in World Press Photo Exhibition

The Minister explained in his statement that the museum director, Laszlo L. Simon, failed to comply with the legal obligations expected of him by the institution, had not complied with them even when called upon to do so, and had engaged in a conduct making it impossible to maintain his job.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Philadelphia Announces Winning Artist Selected to Create Permanent Harriet Tubman Statue

The City of Philadelphia and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) today announced that Alvin Pettit is the winning artist to create Philadelphia’s permanent Harriet Tubman statue. The statue will become the first statue of a Black female historical figure in the City’s public art collection and will be located on the northeast apron of City Hall.

Article date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Four Men charged after £4.8m Golden Toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace

The golden toilet was installed in Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of former prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, as part of Italian concept artist Maurizio Cattelan's first solo exhibition in 20 years.

Article date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Walrus Ivory Carving of Deposition from the Cross at risk of leaving the UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on a walrus ivory carving of the Deposition from the Cross so a domestic buyer can be found.

Article date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Frick Launches the Public Phase of the Capital Campaign for its Renovation

The Frick Collection announced today the launch of the public phase of its capital campaign, which has already raised $242 million during its quiet phase in support of the ongoing renovation and enhancement of the institution’s historic buildings.

Article date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Game of Thrones in Paleis Het Loo, Netherlands

Power of the Throne’ is a temporary exhibition that explores the meaning of thrones using art and historical objects. Including the Iron Throne from ‘Game of Thrones’!

Article date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Jeremy Strick to Retire from Nasher Sculpture Centre After 15 Years at the Helm

The Nasher Sculpture Center, a world-renowned museum dedicated to the field of sculpture, announces Director Jeremy Strick will retire from his leadership position in June 2024. Mr. Strick’s retirement from the museum field caps off a 40-year career and one in which he has served as Director of the Nasher for 15 of its 20 years, serving as the second-ever leader of the institution.

Article date: Friday, November 3, 2023
The Devil in the Detail: A Demon re-emerges from the Canvas of a Painting by Joshua Reynolds

A fiend, which has lurked unseen in a painting by Joshua Reynolds, has emerged following conservation work by the National Trust.

Article date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Blooms and Beyond: The Influence of Flowers on Arts, Design, and Fashion

Within the silent, delicate petals of a bloom, lies an unspoken language that has whispered to the creative minds of artists, designers, and fashion moguls through the time. Flowers, in their fleeting existence, perpetually symbolize themes of beauty, mortality, and the passage of time, establishing a rich tapestry from which creatives draw inspiration.

Article date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Anna Maria Maiolino and Nil Yalter Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the Biennale Arte 2024

The Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere (Giardini and Arsenale, April 20 - November 24, 2024).

Article date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Dispute Over a Rare African Mask comes to Court

The couple from Eure-et-Loire took legal action to cancel the sale to a second-hand dealer in 2021 of the carved wooden mask that belonged to an ancestor, a former colonial governor in Africa, the value of which they were unaware of at the time, according to their lawyer.

Article date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Fouquets' Painting from the 15th-Century Depicts Ancient Stone Tool

Researchers from Dartmouth and the University of Cambridge identify the oldest artistic representation of a handaxe used by human ancestors.

Article date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Wealthy Collectors Are Optimistic and Cautious in Art Basel UBS Survey

The report revealed strong High Net Worth (HNW) collector spending in the first half of the year, with a notable increase from Mainland China post-lockdown, as in-person buying also continued its resurgence.

Article date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Michelangelo's Secret Room opens to Visitors

After nearly 50 years since its discovery (in 1975), on November 15, 2023, Michelangelo's secret room beneath the Medici Chapels will be open to the public.

Article date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Glicéria Tupinambá Becomes First Indigenous Artist to Represent Brazil at Venice Biennale

Glicéria Tupinambá will represent Brazil at the 2024 Venice Biennale, making her the first Indigenous artist ever to do the country’s pavilion solo.

Article date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Jonas Staal wins Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2023

Visual artist Jonas Staal was presented the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2023 by Gunay Uslu, State Secretary for Culture and Media. Queen Máxima was in attendance at the awards ceremony.

Article date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Marble Bouchardin Bust bought for £5 could earn Scottish Town Millions

Members of the Easter Ross Area Committee agreed to move forward towards a public consultation on the potential sale of the historic Bouchardon Bust.

Article date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Famous Paris Art Studio, Atelier 11, seeks Funding for Restoration

L'Atelier 11, painted in 1916 by Chaïm Soutine, has not undergone significant renovations since its construction in the late 19th century. The facades and the interior are in a worrying state, requiring substantial restoration and a major overhaul of the structure across its three levels. Many original elements, such as the typical workshop windows, need restoration, which comes at a significant cost.

Article date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
5 Star Exhibition at Städel Museum Frankfurt, Holbein and the Renaissance in the North

It was a turning point in the history of art: Renaissance painting. What had begun in Italy developed into something completely new in Northern Europe in the works of the painters Hans Holbein the Elder (ca. 1464–1524) and Hans Burgkmair (1473–1531), pioneers of this singular art.

Article date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
The De Pont museum in Tilburg has acquired a Painting by René Daniëls With the Help of Marlene Dumas

The De Pont museum in Tilburg has acquired a significant work by the Dutch painter René Daniëls. The painting, "Lentebloesem" from 1987, was in a private collection in Switzerland for a long time and is now on display for the public at De Pont.

Article date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Whitney Museum opens Renovated Roy Lichtenstein Studio

The Whitney Museum of American Art has completed a full renovation of iconic artist Roy Lichtenstein’s former home and studio at 741/745 Washington Street in Greenwich Village.

Article date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Castle Once owned by Peter Paul Rubens to be renovated

The Rubens Castle in Zemst, Belgium, will become a vibrant place dedicated to Rubens, with a brasserie, guest accommodation, and space for conferences. This was announced by Flemish Minister of Tourism Zuhal Demir, CEO of Tourism Flanders Peter De Wilde, and Mayor of Zemst Veerle Geerinckx.

Article date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Artistic Activism: Using Digital Media to Amplify College Voices

In the digital age, the power of voice has been magnified more than ever before. For college students, this means an unprecedented opportunity to champion causes and bring about change using platforms at their fingertips.

Article date: Monday, October 30, 2023
OMA's David Gianotten presents the Winning Design of Museum Egizio in Turin

OMA’s David Gianotten showcased the competition winning design to transform Museo Egizio, the world’s oldest museum for Ancient Egyptian culture. Museo Egizio President Evelina Christillin and Director Christian Greco also presented the museum’s vision as it approaches its bicentenary in 2024.

Article date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Exploring the role of art and creativity in the world of education

From an early age, we often hear that art profoundly shapes personal growth. Various research results have identified a few areas where this influence has been observed.

Article date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Tate Britain to host Edible Artwork by Bobby Baker

From 8 November 2023, Tate Britain will present a restaging of a major feminist artwork which has not been seen for almost 50 years: Bobby Baker's radical sculptural installation An Edible Family in a Mobile Home. The installation accompanies Tate Britain’s autumn exhibition exploring art and activism in the 1970s and 80s, Women in Revolt!, which opens on the same day.

Article date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Artforum fires Editor in Chief David Velasco Following Open Letter on Palestine

Artforum fired its editor after he published a letter from artists calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

Article date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Kunsthaus Zürich Advisory Board Resigns Amid Debate Over upcoming Bührle Exhibition

The Kunsthaus Zürich advisory board for the upcoming Bührle exhibition, an assembly of art scholars and historians, has resigned. The departure, confirmed by the museum, follows a disagreement over the exhibition’s portrayal of former art owners who fell victim to the Nazi regime.

Article date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Activists Throw Orange Paint on Pyramid at Louvre in Paris

Climate activists today scaled the Louvre Museum Pyramid in Paris and threw orange paint on it to demand a nationwide plan for the thermal insulation of buildings from the French government.

Article date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Scientists recreate the Fragrance of an Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Moesgaard Museum’s new special exhibition about ancient Egypt lifts the lid on a sensational new international discovery. Scientists have, for the very first time, managed to recreate the scent of a 3500-year-old embalming oil. The fragrance originates from the mummification of a high-ranking Egyptian woman who was the wet nurse of Pharaoh Amenhotep II when he was a baby.

Article date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Right Wing Journalist Pietrangelo Buttafuoco appointed President of the Venice Biennale

Barring any last-minute twists and turns, Pietrangelo Buttafuoco will be the new president of Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia. The Sicilian journalist was nominated today by Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano.

Article date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Robert Irwin, Artist of Light and Space, Is Dead at 95

A monumental figure in the California Light and Space movement, Irwin made innovations across painting, sculpture, and installation-based work over the course of nearly seven decades, expanding the contours of the canon and continually pushing the limits of what art can be.

Article date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
2,700-Year Old Lamasu Statue was hidden for Protection in the ’90s Now It’s been rediscovered

More than 2,700 years ago, Assyrian king Sargon II ordered the construction of his own city in what is now Iraq. Known as Dur Sharrukin, or modern day Khorsabad, the sprawling capital city was meticulously planned and fortified with outer walls broken up with seven gates, according to Britannica. Some of the gates were adorned with massive winged statues.

Article date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
The world's Most Expensive Skull sparkles in Munich

At the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) in Munch, Damien Hirst is showing a retrospective of his work from 40 years.

Article date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
The Beatles will release one final song, 'Now and Then.' , Ed Ruscha designed the Cover

Together and apart, The Beatles have always had a talent for the unexpected. And now, 2023 brings one of the most anticipated releases of their long and endlessly eventful history.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
In an Open Letter Israeli Museum Directors Call for ICOM to Denounce Hamas

In an open letter a group of Israeli museum directors have called on the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to condemn the October 7 Hamas attack.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Christie’s Auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen Will Leave the Auction House After 38 Years

Christie’s Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Cerutti announced today that after 38 years of dedicated service to the company, Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkkänen plans to step down from his formal role at the auction house to work as an independent art advisor.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
 Thelma Golden wins Gish Prize

The Gish Prize Trust announced that Thelma Golden, who as Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally renowned as an advocate for and collaborator with generations of Black artists, has been selected to receive the 30th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in recognition of her continuing contributions to the arts.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Flooding causes Damage to the Museum of Making in Derby located in a Unesco World Heritage Site

Recent severe weather conditions have exposed the Museum of Making to substantial flood damage. Whilst the building was designed to withstand an element of flooding, including movable displays on the ground floor and the installation of electrics above the ground, and staff had worked tirelessly to move as much as possible off the ground floor, water levels were higher than predicted and the damage is significant. As a result, the interruption to the museum’s day-to-day activity is expected to be substantial.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
AstaGuru’s ‘Modern Treasures’ Auction Celebrates Indian Art with  Rare Works by Iconic Luminaries

AstaGuru is set to unveil a treasure trove of rare and previously unseen artworks in its upcoming 'Iconic Masters' Auction. This finally curated collection of 190 lots is a veritable journey through significant decades of Modern Indian Art and feature works by revered names who shaped the nation's artistic narrative.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
V&A to present Major Exhibition of Photography From the Collection of Sir Elton John and David Furnish

The V&A is to present a major exhibition of modern and contemporary photography, on loan from the private collection of Sir Elton John and David Furnish. Showcasing over 300 rare prints from over 140 photographers - the majority of which will be on display to the public for the first time - Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection will be the V&A’s largest temporary exhibition of photography to date.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
ICOM releases Statement concerning Israel and Palestine

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) expresses its deep concern about the current violence affecting Israeli and Palestinian civilians and deplores the significant humanitarian consequences that the conflict has had over the past weeks. ICOM extends its sincerest condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and community due to the violence.

Article date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The ICA/Boston announces Departure of Jill Medvedow

ill Medvedow will step down from her position in December 2024. Over her 25-year tenure as Ellen Matilda Poss Director, Medvedow has led the transformation of the ICA from a small, non-collecting kunsthalle to a major contemporary art museum, a national leader in teen arts education, and a pioneering advocate for the role of art in civic life.

Article date: Monday, October 23, 2023
A Roman Sarcophagus Discovered by French Archaeologists in Reims

An intact Roman sarcophagus was discovered in an ancient necropolis in northeastern France. The sarcophagus has been dated to the second century A.D., when the nearby city of Reims was known as Durocortorum.

Article date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Israeli Art Community Responds to 2,000 Cultural Leaders Demanding Ceasefire in Gaza in an Open Letter

An open letter demanding an immediate ceasefire circulated online last week, receiving signatures from more than 2,000 visual artists, writers, and actors worldwide. On Saturday, a response from the Israeli art community to that open letter began circulating on Instagram.

Article date: Friday, October 20, 2023
Polish-Canadian Man convicted for Projecting Antisemitic Message on Anne Frank House

The court has sentenced the Polish-Canadian suspect in the projection of an antisemitic text on the Anne Frank House on February 6th to two months of unconditional imprisonment with deduction for time already served.

Article date: Friday, October 20, 2023
The Cleveland Museum of Art acquires British Masterpiece and Highly Important Watercolors

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art continue to add to the quality of the collection and to expand its depth and breadth. Visitors will soon be able to view a masterpiece by Johann Zoffany and important watercolors by Eugène Delacroix and Emma Amos.

Article date: Friday, October 20, 2023
ArtDependence invited to Horasis Global Meeting, Gaziantep/Turkey, 22-23 October 2023

Co-hosted by the City of Gaziantep, Horasis will hold the 2023 Horasis Global Meeting in Gaziantep, Türkiye over 22-23 October. The theme of the Horasis Global Meeting is to consider how to have a positive impact on Innovation, Sustainability and Reconstruction.

Article date: Friday, October 20, 2023
African Art Fair 1-54 to make its Hong Kong Debut in 2024

Following success in London, New York and Morocco, African art fair 1-54 will debut in Hong Kong with a March 2024 show at Christie’s to coincide with Art Basel. A full-scale fair will follow in 2025 if the project is successful, says 1-54’s founder Touria El Glaoui, as experts talk about the rise of African art in Asia.

Article date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Ann Philbin, Transformational Director of the Hammer Museum, to Retire from the Museum in 2024

Marcy Carsey, Chair of the UCLA Hammer Museum’s Board of Directors, announced that Director Ann Philbin will retire from the museum on November 1, 2024, after 25 years of leadership that made the Hammer into a landmark institution in Los Angeles and a leading museum of contemporary art for the nation and the world.

Article date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Tilda Swinton Among 2000+ artists calling for Gaza Ceasefire

Renowned actors Tilda Swinton, Charles Dance, Steve Coogan, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Mullan, Maxine Peake and Khalid Abdalla are among more than two thousand people from across the arts who have signed a letter saying that: “Our governments are not only tolerating war crimes but aiding and abetting them.”

Article date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Five Star Mark Rothko Retrospective at Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the first retrospective in France dedicated to Mark Rothko (1903-1970) since the exhibition held at the musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1999. The retrospective brings together some 115 works from the largest international institutional and private collections, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the artist’s family, and the Tate in London

Article date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
United States Senate Legislation Would Outlaw Unauthorized AI-Generated Likenesses

Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Thom Tillis today announced the NO FAKES Act, a proposed bill creating new and urgently needed protections for voice and likeness in the age of generative artificial intelligence.

Article date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Russian Artists Yuri Albert and Vadim Zakharov Honored with Kaiserring 2023 Award for Fostering East-West Artistic Exchange

Yuri Albert and Vadim Zakharov received the Kaiserring 2023 award from the city of Goslar, one of the most prestigious awards for contemporary art. They are the 48th recipients of this esteemed award.

Article date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Studio Drift's Franchise Freedom Drone Performance to light up Central Park

Studio DRIFT, known for their mesmerizing drone performance Franchise Freedom, will be showcasing their renowned artwork in New York City’s Central Park later this month.

Article date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
British Museum sets out Plans to Digitise Fully the Collection

The British Museum has today set out plans to increase access to the collection, and ensure everything is documented and available online. It is estimated that the project will take 5 years, and means that for the first time the entire collection will be accessible to anyone who wants to explore it.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Glasgow Museum admits to losing £3 Million 'Le Bourgeois de Calais' Sculpture by Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin's 'The Burghers of Calais' was owned by the city's museums ever since it was displayed at the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1901. After a Freedom of Information request, it has come to light that the sculpture - also titled 'Le Bourgeois de Calais' - was among a total of 1,750 items missing or stolen that were owned by Glasgow Life - the company running Glasgow's museums and art galleries.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Basic Instinct' Actress Sharon Stone reveals Abstract Paintings in New Exhibition

The C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut presents the East Coast premiere of Sharon Stone’s paintings with the new exhibition Sharon Stone: Welcome To My Garden, on view October 12 through December 3.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
AI: Artificial Intelligence Exhibition in Barcelona

An exhibition about the history, functioning, creative possibilities, and ethical and legislative challenges of artificial intelligence today. Experiment with AI, find out about its risks, discover scientific and artistic innovations, and explore a decisive technology for the future of humankind.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Stolen Paintings from Medemblik Town Hall Recovered by Dutch Art Detective Arthur Brand

Six stolen paintings from the former town hall of Medemblik, Netherlands, have been recovered. The six artworks are currently in the possession of art detective Arthur Brand and will return to the municipality of Medemblik in the near future.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Mona Lisa’ hides a Surprising Mix of Toxic Pigments, Study shows

Leonardo da Vinci is renowned to this day for innovations in fields across the arts and sciences. Now, new analyses published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society show that his taste for experimentation extended even to the base layers underneath his paintings. Surprisingly, samples from both the “Mona Lisa” and the “Last Supper” suggest that he experimented with lead(II) oxide, causing a rare compound called plumbonacrite to form below his artworks.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Dia Announces New $75,000 Sam Gilliam Award for Artists

Each year, the prizewinner will be rewarded $75,000 and receive the opportunity to present a public program at Dia. The first recipient of the award will be announced in spring 2024.

Article date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Tarik Kiswanson Laureate of the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2023

The Jury for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2023 convened on Monday, the 16th of October 2023, to choose the laureate of the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2023 from among the four artists nominated for this edition: Bertille Bak, Bouchra Khalili, Tarik Kiswanson et Massinissa Selmani.

Article date: Monday, October 16, 2023
Renowned Korean Artist Park Seo-bo Passes Away at 92

Renowned Korean artist Park Seo-bo, a prominent figure in the development of the dansaekhwa movement, passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday. Earlier this year, Park revealed he had been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and chose not to undergo treatment to continue his artistry.

Article date: Monday, October 16, 2023
Traces of Colorful Paint Detected on Parthenon Sculptures

Live Science reports that a new examination of the Parthenon Sculptures housed in the British Museum using luminescence imaging has revealed traces of ancient paint.

Article date: Monday, October 16, 2023
More War Losses Back in the Dresden Picture Gallery

After almost 80 years, three works lost during the war are returning to the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, a Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden museum. On 23 October 2023, Willem Jan Hoogsteder, an art dealer from the Netherlands, will hand over the “Campagna Landscape” by Jan Baptist Weenix, which had been missing since the end of World War II, to the museum network in a formal ceremony.

Article date: Monday, October 16, 2023
How to Find Your Inspiration for a College Art Project

The realm of art is vast and multi-dimensional, serving as both an expressive outlet and a reflection of society's evolving culture.

Article date: Monday, October 16, 2023
How to Enhance Your Creative Output in Art Classes

Art, in its myriad forms, has been a timeless expression of human emotions, experiences, and perceptions. Whether it's through painting, sculpture, digital media, or any other medium, the essence of art lies in its ability to convey intricate thoughts and feelings in tangible forms.

Article date: Monday, October 16, 2023
How Online Education Has Turned Everything Upside Down

Picture this: a decade ago, if someone had told you that you’d be attending your college classes while lounging in your pajamas, coffee in hand, you’d have chuckled.

Article date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Van Gogh Museum Cancels Pikachu Card For Safety Reasons

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will no longer offer its Pokemon x Van Gogh Museum promo card featuring Pikachu. This card depicted Pikachu in the style of Van Gogh’s infamous Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat painting. According to the museum’s FAQ page, it’s pulling the card due to safety concerns.

Article date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Unesco unveils Plans for Virtual Museum of Stolen Objects

Unesco has revealed further details of its plan to create a virtual museum of stolen cultural objects. The organisation, which promotes international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture, first announced the creation of the museum at a conference on cultural policies and sustainable development held in Mexico in September last year.

Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023
The Princeton University Art Museum Has Reattributed a Painting to Rubens

Two Princeton University Art Museum scholars, Ronni Baer, distinguished curator of 17th Century European Art, and Bart Devolder, Chief Conservator, have made a surprising discovery: a once overlooked painting, Death of Adonis, in the collection has turned out to be an authentic work by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Kyoto City to sell 3 used Maintenance Hole Covers to the Public for 1st Time

The municipal government here will sell three used iron maintenance hole lids to the general public for the first time for 5,500 yen (about $37) each.

Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Tate acquires New Works at Frieze thanks to Fund supported by Endeavor

This is the eighth year that Endeavor has made available £150,000 for the Fund, set aside exclusively for the acquisition of works at Frieze for Tate’s collection. Since the fair launched 20 years ago, more than 160 works by over 100 artists have been acquired.

Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023
First Word discovered in unopened Herculaneum Scroll burned by Vesuvius

The Herculaneum papyri, ancient scrolls housed in the library of a private villa near Pompeii, were buried and carbonized by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. For almost 2,000 years, this lone surviving library from antiquity was buried underground under 20 meters of volcanic mud.

Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023

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Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Literary Hidden Gems: 5 Lesser-Known Must-Reads for Students

Unfamiliar yet brilliant – the literary world is riddled with under-appreciated masterpieces. These books, much like precious stones hidden in plain sight, offer rich narratives and unique perspectives.

Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023
7 Traits Every College Leader Needs to Inspire Others

College organizations are essential in shaping the future of every student. They allow students to develop leadership skills, discover their unique abilities, and contribute to society.

Article date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Walmart Heir Alice Walton donates 40 Million $ to US Museums

Art Bridges Foundation, the national arts nonprofit founded by philanthropist Alice Walton, announced today the launch of “Access for All,” providing $40 million in funding to 64 museums nationwide.

Article date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
A&M Records Co-Founder Jerry Moss’ Fine Art Collection to Be Sold in Auction

The Collection of Jerry Moss will be sold at Christie's this November during the fall Marquee Week of Sales. Widely known as the “M” in A&M Records, Jerry Moss was a music industry giant who played a critical role in establishing careers of the biggest musical acts in history—Sting, Janet Jackson, Peter Frampton, Cat Stevens, Carole King, and countless more.

Article date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Kolkata Gallery Experimenter Wins Frieze London Stand Prize for Work by Women Artists

Experimenter, a gallery based in Kolkata and Mumbai, India, has been awarded the 2023 Stand Prize at Frieze London for its presentation ‘Do You Know How to Start a Fire’, a group exhibition of seven intergenerational women artists: Bani Abidi (b. 1971, Pakistan), Bhasha Chakrabarti (b. 1991, USA), Biraaj Dodiya (b. 1993, India), Reba Hore (1926–2009, India), Radhika Khimji (b. 1979, Oman), Afrah Shafiq (b. 1989, India) and Ayesha Sultana (b. 1984, Bangladesh).

Article date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Four Ancient Roman Swords Have Been Found in the Judean Desert

A cache of four 1,900-year-old, excellently preserved Roman swords and a shafted weapon were discovered in a crevice in a cave in the ‘En Gedi Nature Reserve.

Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Emma Enderby appointed Director of KW in Berlin

KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin has announced that British curator Emma Enderby will be its new director, taking over from Krist Gruijthuijsen, who will be leaving the institution after eight years.

Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Manhattan D.A.  Returns 19 Antiquities to Italy

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. returns 19 antiquities collectively valued at nearly $19 million to the people of Italy. The pieces were seized pursuant to several ongoing investigations against major antiquities traffickers, including Giovanni Franco Becchina, Eugene Alexander, Raffaele Monticelli, Jerome Eisenberg and Edoardo Almagià.

Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Fiona Tan creates Europe's Largest Stained Glass Window in Alkmaar, Netherlands

The 23-meter-high and 6-meter-wide window, the largest in Europe, no fewer than 45,000 pieces of glass in 88 different colors have been incorporated. Together, they create an enchanting kaleidoscope of almost 200 rosettes, which appear differently in the changing sunlight. "I consider it as a long strip of film."

Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Germany and France Strengthen Cultural Cooperation with Joint Provenance Research Fund

Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth and Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak advanced the establishment of a joint provenance research fund. They signed a declaration outlining the structure and scope of the fund. According to this agreement, the fund is set to commence a three-year pilot phase in February 2024.

Article date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Michael Armitage Receives Robson Orr TenTen Award

In 2023, the Government Art Collection commissioned artist Michael Armitage to create a limited-edition print that will be shown in UK government buildings around the world.

Article date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Wales' National Museums are missing Almost 2,000 Items

Almost 2,000 items including a sword, axe and javelin head from the Bronze Age are missing at the national museum.

Article date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Grand Reopening of National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, on October 21

On October 21, 2023, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will reopen after more than two years to unveil its highly anticipated top-to-bottom renovation.

Article date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
UNESCO Experts deployed to Libya to aid with the Recovery after Storm Daniel

Thousands of civilians lost their lives when Storm Daniel hit north-eastern Libya on September 10. The natural disaster also displaced tens of thousands of people, and fundamentally disrupted critical services in Libya, including the education system, the protection of heritage sites and water management.

Article date: Monday, October 9, 2023
After 6 Months of Renovation, the Iconic Magritte Museum reopens

After 6 months of renovation, the iconic Magritte Museum, flagship of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB), is reopened its doors to visitors.

Article date: Monday, October 9, 2023
The First Exhibition About Ancient Egyptian Mummy Portraits in the Netherlands

Mummy portraits, often painted on wooden panels, were made during the Roman period in Egypt, from the 1st to the 4th century AD, and placed over the faces of mummified persons. They are also known as Fayum portraits, after the region where most works were excavated.

Article date: Monday, October 9, 2023
Francesca Gavin to lead Viennacontemporary

After three successful years as Artistic Director of viennacontemporary, Boris Ondreička is leaving the art fair to pursue new curatorial projects. Francesca Gavin - who was instrumental in the successful special programs ZONE1 and VCT ACTIVATION at this year’s edition of the fair - will take over the position.

Article date: Monday, October 9, 2023
The Folding Screens are Back, in Milan

“Paraventi: Folding Screens from the 17th to 21st Centuries” is an extensive exhibition curated by Nicholas Cullinan on view at Fondazione Prada’s Milan venue from 26 October 2023 to 26 February 2024.

Article date: Monday, October 9, 2023
El Anatsui: Behind the Red Moon at Tate Moderns' Turbine Hall

Thousands of metal bottle tops and fragments have been stitched together into three expansive abstract compositions. These undulating forms, which are the artist’s largest work to date, cut through the vast industrial space of the Turbine Hall, reflecting on the expanse of human history and the elemental power of the natural world.

Article date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Jan Van Imschoot has First Major Retrospective at S.M.A.K. Ghent

'The End Is Never Near' is the first overview dedicated to the work of Belgian artist Jan Van Imschoot.

Article date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
UNESCO names Rio de Janeiro as World Book Capital for 2025

UNESCO and the World Book Capital Advisory Committee commended Rio de Janeiro’s demonstration of the importance of its literary heritage alongside a clearly defined vision and action plan to promote literature, sustainable publishing and reading among young people tapping into digital technologies. This is the first time that a Portuguese-speaking city has been designated World Book Capital.

Article date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
American Tourist arrested for smashing Ancient Roman Statues at The Israel Museum

Photos released by authorities showed two sculptures that had been knocked off of pedestals and broken into pieces in the museum’s archaeology wing.

Article date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
How to Secure Funding for Your Start-up as a Student Entrepreneur

Stepping into the world of entrepreneurship as a student? Exciting, isn't it? But here comes the challenging bit: securing that all-important funding.

Article date: Friday, October 6, 2023
Restituted Schiele Works Offered During Christies's Marquee Week in November

Six important Egon Schiele works on paper recently restituted to the family of the works’ rightful owner, the Viennese cabaret and film star Fritz Grünbaum, will be sold in November during Marquee Week.

Article date: Friday, October 6, 2023
CODART Research: Role of Curator has Fundamentally Changed

Flemish art, makes clear the role of the museum curator has fundamentally changed in recent decades. The task of the curator is shifting steadily from keeper of the collection and researcher in the direction of networker and narrator.

Article date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
New Rooms Discovered in Sahura’s Pyramid Egypt

A remarkable archaeological breakthrough has been made with the excavation and restoration of rooms in the pyramid of Sahura. The discovered chambers are probably storage rooms intended to hold the royal burial objects.

Article date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
The Museo del Prado acquires a Sculpture by Giovanni Bandini

The sculpture was originally in the collection of the noted poet and musician Juan de Arguijo (1567-1623). It was among the objects he kept in his house in Seville where he welcomed figures such as Francisco Pacheco, Pablo de Céspedes, Fernando de Herrera and Alonso Vázquez and where Lope de Vega stayed as a guest.

Article date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Banksy's Mural, The Migrant Child, in Venice will be Restored

"The Migrant Child," one of only two Banksy works in Italy, is a mural created by the artist on a wall near Campo San Pantalon in Venice.

Article date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Chloe Aridjis awarded the Second Recipient of the ‘Writing the Prado’ Residency Programme

The Prado and LOEWE FOUNDATION announce that Chloe Aridjis has been selected as the second author to participate in their joint initiative the ‘Writing the Prado’ residency programme.

Article date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Otobong Nkanga Named the 2025 Nasher Prize Laureate

The Nigerian/Belgian artist is the first to receive the prize under the new biennale format.

Article date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Van Gogh's Triptychs Reunited

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam proudly presents Van Gogh along the Seine. One of the highlights of this new exhibition is Vincent van Gogh’s Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières) (1887).

Article date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Returns Sculptures to Nepal

The Consulate General of Nepal in New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that The Met has initiated the return of two works of art—13th-century wooden temple strut and an 11th-century stone image of Vishnu flanked by Lakshmi and Garuda—to the Government of Nepal.

Article date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Royal Canadian Mint Honours Visionary Artist Jean Paul Riopelle on New $2 Coin

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary visual artist Jean Paul Riopelle, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a new $2 circulation coin recognizing his status as one of Canada's, and the world's, most influential artists of the 20th century.

Article date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Kerry James Marshall donates Portrait of Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. to the University of Cambridge

Kerry James Marshall, one of the leading international artists working today, has donated a portrait of prolific author, literary scholar and award-winning filmmaker Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. to the University of Cambridge

Article date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
The "Other" Oppenheimer at Leopold Museum in Vienna

Max Oppenheimer was an Expressionist pioneer. Born in 1885 in Vienna, he first studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and later at the Art Academy in Prague.

Article date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Insurer Liberty Special Markets condemned by Court in Jan Van Eyck Exhibition Case

A Belgian court ordered insurer Liberty Special Markets to pay 3.5 million euros to the city of Ghent for the canceled tickets of an exhibition featuring the artist Jan van Eyck. The exhibition was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The Future of Online Art Education: Trends and Innovations in E-Learning

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic made face-to-face learning unsafe. Educational institutions, including art schools, had to conduct their courses online. Since then art schools have been revolutionizing how they teach.

Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Asian Art Museum Sues WHY Architects and Swinerton Builders

the Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco (the “Foundation”) started the process to file a cross-complaint against WHY Architecture Workshop Inc. (“WHY”) in a San Francisco County Superior Court action originally initiated by Swinerton Builders (“Swinerton”) in December 2021.

Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Anne Frank Museum issues a Statement on the Banning of Anne Frank Graphic Adaptation in Texas

A teacher at a school in Texas has been fired after discussing in class the graphic adaption of Anne Frank’s diary by Ari Folman and David Polonsky, from 2018. This is not Anne Frank’s diary itself, but a graphic adaptation of the diary.

Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), has discovered and analyzed the first direct evidence of basketry among hunter-gatherer societies and early farmers in southern Europe, (9,500 and 6,200 years ago), in the Cueva de los Murciélagos of Albuñol (Granada, Spain). This site is one of the most emblematic archaeological sites of prehistoric times in the Iberian Peninsula due to the unique preservation of organic materials found there. The study has been published in Science Advances.

Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The Museum of Modern Art New York Announces Increase In Admission Price

The Museum of Modern Art announces changes to its admission pricing and structure that will take effect on October 16, 2023. The new prices will be $30 for adults, $22 for senior citizens 65 and older, $22 for visitors with disabilities, and $17 for students, with children 16 and under remaining free.

Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Design Museum London announces 65th Anniversary Barbie Exhibition coming in 2024

Three years in the making and opening to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Barbie brand in 2024, the exhibition will explore the design evolution of one of the world’s most famous dolls.

Article date: Monday, October 2, 2023
German Government  Invests 300 Million Euro in Cultural Initiatives

The German Budget Committee of the German Bundestag cleared the way for the funding of 76 investment projects in the cultural sector. A total of 300 million euros will be made available for these initiatives.

Article date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Chaos at the Van Gogh Museum: Visitors Push and Pull to Obtain Rare Pokémon Card

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been overwhelmed by a large number of Pokémon fans over the week-end.

Article date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Giant New Zealand Kiwi Monument shines After Chopper Chalk Drop

The well-loved 'Bulford Kiwi' monument has been restored after an RAF helicopter flew in 100 tonnes of chalk.

Article date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Van Gogh Worldwide Project completed

Started in 2017 as a project, from 1 October 2023 it will be time to hand over the Van Gogh Worldwide platform to the maintenance department. The project is officially ended. But what does that mean for the institutions that still want to join the platform? And how will the data of participating institutions be updated?

Article date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Tate Modern launches the Infinities Commission

Tate Modern announced a new annual commission to support experimental and visionary new work. It will provide a platform for international artists at the cutting-edge of contemporary practice, enabling them to realise innovative and future-facing projects at a critical point in their careers.

Article date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Dutch Jan Van Eyck Academy turns 75

For 75 years, the Jan van Eyck Academie has been welcoming artists, designers, curators, architects, writers, and other creatives to Maastricht. Starting off in 1948 as an academy for higher education rooted in Catholic tradition, the Jan van Eyck has known a long history of successive developments.

Article date: Friday, September 29, 2023
England’s Iconic Sycamore Gap Tree Destroyed by Act of Vandalism

The Sycamore gap tree that has stood sentinel on Britain’s Roman-built Hadrian’s Wall for more than 200 years has been “deliberately felled” in what authorities have called an “act of vandalism.”

Article date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Gauri Gill wins Tenth Prix Pictet, World’s Leading Photography and Sustainability Award

Gauri Gill received the title and 100,000 Swiss Francs at an award ceremony at V&A Museum in London on 28 September.

Article date: Friday, September 29, 2023
The Estate of American Icon Barbara Walters at Bonham

Bonhams announces The Estate of Barbara Walters: American Icon on November 6 in New York. Barbara Walters (1929-2022) was a trailblazer who reshaped the media landscape, breaking barriers for women in journalism.

Article date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
National Holocaust Museum of the Netherlands to Open on March 11, 2024

During a gathering for Dutch Holocaust survivors and witnesses, General Director Emile Schrijver announced that the National Holocaust Museum will open to the public on Monday, March 11, 2024.

Article date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
The Van Gogh Museum Partners with The Pokémon Company International

See Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax and many other Pokémon in a whole new way starting 28 September until 7 January 2024 at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Experience a variety of Pokémon themed activities across the museum and online aimed at introducing and teaching young budding artists about the works of Vincent van Gogh.

Article date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
 Anna Boghiguian receives the Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2024

Anna Boghiguian (born 1946 in Cairo) will be awarded the 30th Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst at Museum Ludwig. The award ceremony will take place in November 2024 during Art Cologne 2024.

Article date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Australia's Artspace reopens 15 December 2023

The transformation of The Gunnery is supported by the NSW Government and for the first time in it's history, Artspace will occupy all three floors of the building.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
UNESCO World Heritage: 42 New Sites Inscribed

The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee concluded on Monday 25 September in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This year, the Committee inscribed 42 new sites and approved the extension of 5 sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Het Noordbrabants Museum presents Brueghel: The Family Reunion

From 30 September 2023 to 7 January 2024, Het Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) is bringing together around eighty works by five generations of Brueghels, in the exhibition Brueghel: The Family Reunion. Enterprising, innovative and world-famous, the Brueghel family played a pivotal role on the European art scene from around 1550 to 1700.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Tales of Spying and Deception to go on Display at IWM London in Major Exhibition

This autumn, Imperial War Museums (IWM) delves into one of the most enthralling and elusive areas of conflict, with a major exhibition that interrogates the role, purpose and human cost of espionage, deceit and misdirection, from the First World War to the present day.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Francesco Manacorda appointed new Director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

The Board of Directors of Castello di Rivoli announces the appointment of Francesco Manacorda as Director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. The new Director will take up the role starting from 1 January 2024.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
5-Star Exhibition, 'Rubens and Women' at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London

Uniting a diverse range of paintings and drawings from throughout Rubens’s career, the exhibition will be the first to challenge the popular assumption that the artist painted only one type of woman, providing instead a more nuanced view of the varied and important place occupied by women, both real and imagined, in his world.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Grand Reopening of National Museum of Women in the Arts on October 21

On October 21, 2023, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will reopen after more than two years to unveil its highly anticipated top-to-bottom renovation.

Article date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Grand Reopening of National Museum of Women in the Arts on October 21

On October 21, 2023, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will reopen after more than two years to unveil its highly anticipated top-to-bottom renovation.

Article date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Belgian Artist Charlotte De Cock creates a Mural in the Center of Tokyo

In the heart of Tokyo's economic district, Belgian artist Charlotte De Cock painted a gigantic mural, Schön ist Das Leben ist Schön, drawing attention from art enthusiasts, environmentalists, and curious passersby alike.

Article date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Getty Images Launches Commercially Safe Generative AI Offering

Getty Images announced the launch of Generative AI by Getty Images, a new tool that pairs the company’s best‑in‑class creative content with the latest AI technology for a commercially safe generative AI tool.

Article date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
British Museum launches Webpage to recover Stolen Objects

The British Museum has announced a series of measures to further progress its efforts to recover the items that have been stolen from the collection.

Article date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
German Museum Employee sentenced for Stolen Artwork Auctions

On September 11, 2023, the Munich District Court sentenced a 30-year-old man to a sentence of 1 year and 9 months for three cases of illegal trafficking of cultural property and one attempted case. The court also ordered to pay back €60,617.90.

Article date: Monday, September 25, 2023
New Scottish Galleries at the National Opening 30 September

Scottish galleries at the National will open to the public on 30 September 2023. The new spaces will be home to key works from the nation’s historic Scottish art collection, offering more than double the physical display space and transforming the visitor experience.

Article date: Monday, September 25, 2023
Croatia returns Looted Art to Grandson of Holocaust Victim

Three Croatian museums return pieces to Andy Reichsman, who continued decades-long struggle by late aunt to reclaim works stolen by Nazi-allied regime

Article date: Monday, September 25, 2023
After 80 Years, The Little Prince makes his New York City Homecoming

A bronze statue depicting the beloved traveler, created by sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas, was installed outside Villa Albertine’s Fifth Avenue headquarters on September 20 in recognition of the book’s 80th anniversary.

Article date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Uniting the Visual Arts Sector in taking Rapid, Ambitious, and Meaningful Action on the Climate and  Nature Crisis

Leading art sector partners have founded an alliance committed to developing a charter that aligns the global art sector with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the goals of the United Nations Paris Agreement.

Article date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Lost Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Rediscovered in the Royal Collection

A rare surviving painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, the greatest female artist of her generation, has been rediscovered in the Royal Collection after being misattributed at least two centuries ago.

Article date: Friday, September 22, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts' Historic Agreement with Republic of Yemen

The Met initiated the return of the two objects after provenance research led by Met scholars established that the works rightfully belong to the Republic of Yemen. At the request of the Republic of Yemen, the ancient stone works will remain at The Met on loan and will be prominently displayed as the repatriated heritage of Yemen.

Article date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Seven Egon Schiele Drawings Returned to Relatives of Holocaust Victim

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., and Ivan J. Arvelo, Special Agent in Charge at Homeland Security Investigations, New York, announced the return of seven artworks to the family of Fritz Grünbaum, an Austrian-Jewish cabaret performer whose art collection was stolen by the Nazi regime.

Article date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Newfields hires Belinda Tate as New Museum Director

Appointed as the new Melvin & Bren Simon Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in September, Belinda Tate will officially begin her role at Newfields on November 6, 2023.

Article date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Archaeologists discover World’s Oldest Wooden Structure

Half a million years ago, earlier than was previously thought possible, humans were building structures made of wood, according to new research by a team from the University of Liverpool and Aberystwyth University.

Article date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Beijing based Artist Hao Jingban has been chosen as the Winner of the Second Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ Hong Kong and Singapore Art Museum

Hao Jingban will receive 100,000 USD for the production of a screen-based video artwork, for which she now has up to eighteen months to complete. An edition of the work will be donated to and exhibited in each museum and the Han Nefkens Foundation will also have a long-term loan of the produced artwork for presentation at art institutions worldwide with whom the Foundation collaborates with.

Article date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Five Years of Museumpass in Belgium : €12 Million Boost to Museums

The Belgian museumpass, the largest museum subscription in the country, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Since 2018, the project has grown to become an indispensable component of the museum sector.

Article date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Perelman Performing Arts Centre Opened in New York

Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC), the cultural cornerstone and final public element of the World Trade Center site, opened with its first public performance on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

Article date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Largest Loan of Egyptian Artefacts from British Museum to Land in Australia

In 2024 The National Gallery of Victoria will present Pharaoh—an enormous celebration of over three thousand years of ancient Egyptian art.

Article date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The Hermitage Russia and an Iranian Research Institute sign an Agreement on Collaboration

On 2 September 2023, in the Council Hall, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the State Hermitage and the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Article date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The Kupferstich-Kabinett, Part of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, acquires Eleven Papercuts by Philipp Otto Runge

At this year’s Grisebach summer auction in Berlin, some outstanding pieces were acquired for the Kupferstich-Kabinett, part of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD), thanks to the generous support of several sponsors.

Article date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
France has 67 Paintings looted from the Dutch by Napoleon

France has 67 paintings taken from the Netherlands in the Napoleonic era, a new exhibition has revealed. At the opening of the exhibition called Loot – 10 stories, Mauritshuis director Martine Gosselink revealed that some of a selection of almost 200 paintings that once belonged to William V were confiscated and some never returned.

Article date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
 Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf dies at 64 After Lung Transplant

Erwin Olaf passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning at the age of 64, a few weeks after undergoing a lung transplant. This has been confirmed by the photographer's manager on behalf of the family to ANP.

Article date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Pokemon and the Van Gogh Museum announce Collaboration

The Pokémon Company has announced a new collaboration running at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from 28th September.

Article date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Danish artist Jens Haaning ordered to repay Kunsten Museum of Modern Art After turning in Blank Canvases

A Danish artist has been ordered to return close to 70,000 Euro to a museum after only turning in two blank canvases.

Article date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Luc Tuymans – Edith Clever in Dialogue at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

The exhibition “Luc Tuymans – Edith Clever” is the prominent prelude of a new series of the Visual Arts Section at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in which works by Akademie members from diverse artistic disciplines confront one another.

Article date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Christo & Jeanne-Claude's L’Arc de Triomph, Wrapped, given New Life by Parley for the Oceans

This month marks the two-year anniversary of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s monumental public artwork, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, 1961–2021, unveiled on September 18th, 2021 to the amazement of Parisians and visitors from around the world.

Article date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Amrita Sher-Gil’s Painting breaks Record for the Most Expensive Indian Artwork Ever Sold

One of India’s most celebrated artists, Amrita Sher-Gil’s painting has attained the status of the most expensive work of an Indian artist ever sold. The painting titled “The Story Teller” has fetched 6,9 million Euro at Saffronart’s “Evening Sale: Modern Art” in New Delhi.

Article date: Monday, September 18, 2023
M F Husain’s Brush with India's Heritage Through Iconic Themes

One of the most celebrated and prolific artists in the history of Modern Indian Art, MF Husain created thousands of works in his lifetime spanning genres, mediums, and themes.

Article date: Monday, September 18, 2023
Consent given for Plaque on City Statue linked to Slavery

The City of London Corporation has been granted planning permission to fix a plaque to a statue of a historic figure linked to the enslavement of Africans during the transatlantic slave trade.

Article date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Art Basel Miami Beach has named the 277 Galleries Participating in its 2023 Edition

The number represents a slight dip compared to 2022, during which a record-breaking 283 exhibitors participated. This year’s iteration will focus on the Latin American and Caribbean diasporic scenes, and will feature galleries from Egypt, Iceland, the Philippines, and Poland.

Article date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
National Museum of Indonesia Ravaged by Fire

The National Museum in Jakarta suffered a devastating fire on Saturday evening, resulting in substantial damage and the potential loss of Indonesian national treasures.

Article date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Colombian artist Fernando Botero dies Aged 91

“Fernando Botero, the painter of our traditions and defects, the painter of our virtues, has died,” the Colombian president posted on social media on Friday, without providing details on the cause of death.

Article date: Friday, September 15, 2023
UNESCO sites of Kyiv and L’viv are inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Riyadh until 25 September, decided today to inscribe the sites of "The Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings and Lavra of Kyiv-Pechersk" and "L’viv – the ensemble of the historic centre" on the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to the threat of destruction the Russian offensive poses.

Article date: Friday, September 15, 2023
From Canvas to Capital: How to Make Smart Investments in the Art Market

In the world of investments, art stands out as a unique and captivating asset class. Beyond its aesthetic allure, art has the potential to be a lucrative venture, attracting investors and collectors alike.

Article date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Creating a Visual Experience: Art in Real Estate Marketing

In the competitive world of real estate, making a lasting impression on potential buyers is essential. Beyond the standard staging and photography, art can play a pivotal role in elevating the visual appeal of a property and creating a unique, memorable experience.

Article date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Creating Masterpieces on the Course: The Artistry of Golf

Golf, often referred to as a sport, transcends its conventional definition. Beyond being a game of skill and precision, it is a canvas upon which players paint their own unique masterpieces.

Article date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Exploring the Intersection of Art and Travel: A Journey Through Culture and Creativity

Travel is more than just a movement from one place to another; it is an immersive exploration of the world's diverse cultures, traditions, and creative expressions.

Article date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Chinese Porcelains Stolen from the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, Germany

During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, September 13, 2023, unknown persons have stolen several pieces from the collection of the Museum of East Asian Art (MOK). Stolen were nine Chinese porcelains dating from the 16th to the 19th century, all from an imperial context. The financial damage is estimated at over one million euros.

Article date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Uganda’s Tombs of the Kings of Buganda at Kasubi to be removed from the World Heritage in Danger List

The World Heritage Committee, which is meeting in Riyadh until 25 September, decided to remove the site of the Tombs of the Buganda Kings in Kasubi (Uganda) from the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the successful restoration work carried out by Uganda with UNESCO’s support.

Article date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Frankfurt Designated World Design Capital 2026

World Design Organization (WDO)® announced today that the designation of World Design Capital® (WDC) 2026 will be awarded to the region of Frankfurt RheinMain (Germany) as a result of their demonstrated commitment to design that is rooted in social cohesion, urban transformation and the empowerment of more democratic futures.

Article date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Marius Touwen's Generous Support Rescues Cobra Museum for Modern Art

The Cobra Museum for Modern Art in Amstelveen is delighted to announce that Marius Touwen has agreed to provide a credit facility. Touwen, a major shareholder in Serra Holding and Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis in Beverwijk, as well as a passionate art enthusiast and collector, has stepped in to save the museum from its acute financial crisis.

Article date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Martha Tedeschi to Retire as Director of Harvard Art Museums

Harvard University announced today that Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, will retire at the end of the 2023–24 academic year. Tedeschi’s successful seven-year tenure prioritized the museums’ teaching and research initiatives, expanding access, and making the Harvard Art Museums free to all visitors.

Article date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
26 Moroccan Artists Join Forces for Earthquake Relief

On the evening of Friday September 8th, Morocco was hit by a catastrophic 6.8 magnitude earthquake. As the country mourns the loss of over 2,000 lives and 1,404 seriously injured people, the World Health Organisation estimates that the earthquake has already impacted over 300,000 people. The number is likely to continue climbing.

Article date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
U.S.  Returns Significant Collection Of Antiquities To Cambodia

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the return of 33 Khmer antiquities to the Kingdom of Cambodia, pursuant to an agreement between the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the family of the late George Lindemann.

Article date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
New Research from Art Fund finds that Pupils are Missing Out on Museum Visits

New research reveals pupils’ socio-economic status and geographical location impact their access to museums and over a third of teachers say visits to museums are down post pandemic.

Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Rijksmuseums' Succesfull Family Exhibition Transfers to KMSKA Antwerp

Mission Masterpiece, the family exhibition where children and their families performed technical research on artworks from the Rijksmuseum collection, is transferring to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA). Visitors to the exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, which closed last weekend, gave it exceptionally high ratings. Two other European museums have expressed interest in re-using the concept and materials for Mission Masterpiece.

Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
London’s Historic Blitz Firefighters’ Wartime Paintings to be Shown in London Churches

The children’s rhyme ‘London’s Burning’ may be associated with the Great Fire of 1666 but the calls to ‘fetch the engine’ and ‘pour on water’ would certainly have had a particular resonance with people during and after the Blitz of World War Two. In 1940-41, fire again raged throughout the Capital, with 13 of Sir Christopher Wren’s churches destroyed and the night of 29 December 1940 becoming known as the ‘Second Great Fire of London’.

Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Van Gogh's Painting 'Spring Garden'  Returns to Groninger Museum Three and a Half Years After the Theft

Vincent van Gogh's painting titled "Spring Garden, the Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring" has finally returned to the Groninger Museum after being stolen three and a half years ago. It was taken on March 30, 2020, from the Singer Laren Museum, where it was on loan for an exhibition.

Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
This year's Spain's National Visual Arts Award was awarded to Teresa Lanceta

The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that Teresa Lanceta will be the recipient of this year's National Visual Arts Award, with a prize of 30,000 euros.

Article date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Requiem by Chris Ofili unveiled at Tate Britain

A major new site-specific work by Chris Ofili was unveiled at Tate Britain. Spanning three walls, Requiem pays tribute to fellow artist Khadija Saye and remembers the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire. It offers a poetic reflection on loss, spirituality and transformation.

Article date: Monday, September 11, 2023
The Met Unveils Nairy Baghramian’s Colorful Abstract Sculptures for the Museum’s Facade

The Met unveiled four new sculptures by Nairy Baghramian (German citizen; born Iran, 1971) for the Museum’s facade. This is the first public installation by the artist in New York City. Baghramian’s cast aluminum polychrome sculptures feature components that seem to have washed up like flotsam and jetsam in the voids of their respective niches.

Article date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
New Horizons in Art Education: Fusing Modern and Classical Approaches

Humans have had talent and passion for art for almost as long as we have kept records. In the time of the Greeks, philosophy was one of the driving forces behind the art forms they produced. However, fast-forward to today, we have more modern styles that appeal to people today.

Article date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Innovations in Art Education: Modern Methods and Classical Principles

Amid the omnipresent forces of globalization and technology, it's only logical that art education is transforming at light speed. Today, colleges work to support a new generation of artists who can push the boundaries of creative discovery to its logical extremes.

Article date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Morocco Earthquake: Unesco World Heritage Site Damaged

A deadly earthquake in Morocco has damaged buildings in Marrakech's Old City and parts of its historic walls.

Article date: Friday, September 8, 2023
JR at the Palais Garnier Paris

As part of the restoration of the Palais Garnier, the Opera national de Paris has invited the artist JR to decorate the scaffolding covering the monument with two successive installations.

Article date: Friday, September 8, 2023
For Freedoms Announces the Highest Forms of Wisdom is Kindness, a New Campaign Aimed at Combating Antisemitism

In collaboration with Orange Barrel Media, For Freedoms, the artist-led organization that centers art as a catalyst for creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action, today announces its latest campaign, The Highest Form of Wisdom is Kindness.

Article date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Tbilisi, the Honorary Guest at Le festival des Cultures de l 'Est in Paris

The festival will be held in Paris on November 22-27, its goal is to introduce the culture of Eastern European countries outside it's perimeter.

Article date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Manhattans' D.A. Bragg Returns 12 Antiquities To Lebanon

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., announced today the return of 12 antiquities, collectively valued at more than $9 million, to the people of Lebanon.

Article date: Friday, September 8, 2023
20 Cultural Properties in Ukraine Receive Enhanced Protection by UNESCO

The UNESCO Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict held an extraordinary meeting to strengthen the protection of cultural heritage in Ukraine, including the granting of provisional enhanced protection to 20 cultural properties as well as deciding the training of Ukrainian security forces and judiciary personnel on heritage protection.

Article date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
Freddie Mercury Collection: 100% of Lots Sell in First Auction, Bringing $15.4 Million

The first night of the Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own auction series saw bidders from 61 countries drive 93% of lots over their estimate, with Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics and Freddie's Yamaha piano leading the sale.

Article date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Chaim Soutine in Kunstsammlung Düsseldorf

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is dedicating an exhibition to the magnificent work of Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943). His expressive paintings shed light on his life as a Jewish emigrant and at the same time bear witness to an unstable existence on the fringes of society.

Article date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Fundação Bienal de São Paulo Announces the Opening of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo

The second oldest biennial in the world and the largest contemporary art event in the Southern Hemisphere and the Americas is now open. With 121 participants, the Bienal reveals new perspectives on the world based on the urgencies of current times.

Article date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Cobra Museum Amstelveen, Netherlands, Nears Brink of Bankruptcy

The city of Amstelveen intends to discontinue the annual subsidy of 1.2 million euros to the struggling Cobra Museum starting from next year. Due to the increasing debt burden, the municipality no longer deems it responsible to support the museum with public funds.

Article date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
£1 Million in Grants Awarded to Museums and Galleries to Improve Inclusion in the Workforce

The Artfund announces the latest recipients of the Reimagine grants, alongside further funding to be awarded through Museum Development UK, to support museums in improving inclusion in their workforce.

Article date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Cap on Acropolis Visitor Numbers Comes into Effect

A new scheme was launched on Monday at the Acropolis site in Athens to avoid overcrowding and to protect the monuments. From this point on, the daily cap on visitors will be 20,000.

Article date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
The German Advisory Commission on Nazi Looted-Art Urges Restitution Law

The Advisory Commission on Nazi Looted Art, formed 20 years ago in Germany, has released a memorandum calling for the enactment of a restitution law and greater responsibility from the government.

Article date: Monday, September 4, 2023
European Capitals of Culture 2024 - Bodø, Tartu and Bad Ischl

Every year, European cities represent the European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). The initiative was developed in 1985 and has already been awarded to more than 50 cities. Selected cities receive €1.5 million in funding from the “Creative Europe” programme.It is designed to foster the contribution of culture to the development of cities. Moreover, it aims to highlight richness and diversity across Europe.

Article date: Monday, September 4, 2023
Flemish Treasures: The Artful Celebration of 20 Years Flemish Masterpiece Decree

Magritte, Bacon, Ensor, Moore, Jordaens, Rubens … These are just some of the world-famous names on display at the MAS in autumn 2023. The not-to-be-missed exhibition 'Rare and Indispensable' brings a unique selection of masterpieces from the Flemish masterpiece list.

Article date: Monday, September 4, 2023
Mark Jones Named as Interim Director of British Museum

The British Museum board has put forward former Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) chief Mark Jones as interim director in the wake of the crisis over thefts from the institution's collection.

Article date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
United States and Yemen Sign Cultural Property Agreement

On Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield and Ambassador of Yemen to the United States Mohammed Al-Hadhrami, accompanied by the Department’s Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking, signed a bilateral cultural property agreement that renews and extends protections for Yemeni cultural property which were put in place in 2020 on an emergency basis.

Article date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
V&A Dundee Removes Sackler Name Signs over Opioid Links

Dundee’s V&A museum has removed signs with the Sackler family name due to their alleged links with the ongoing opioid crisis in the US.

Article date: Friday, September 1, 2023
New York Judge Orders Seizure of Ancient Statue at Cleveland Museum of Art

A New York judge has ordered the seizure of a Roman bronze sculpture from the Cleveland Museum of Art in a search warrant related to a criminal investigation into looting and trafficking of antiquities in Turkey.

Article date: Friday, September 1, 2023
Tate Appoints Two New Curators Specialising in Ecology and First Nations and Indigenous Art

Marleen Boschen has been appointed the institution’s first Adjunct Curator dedicated to art and ecology – a position that will develop narratives around ecological issues and further Tate’s commitment to climate justice. Kimberley Moulton will take on the role of Adjunct Curator specialising in First Nations and Indigenous Art, continuing the innovative research and scholarship undertaken in this field.

Article date: Friday, September 1, 2023
Getty Research Institute Acquires Maren Hassinger Archive

The Getty Research Institute has acquired the archive of Maren Hassinger. The archive contains original sketches, drawings for large scale projects, photographs, correspondence, print media, handwritten notes, documentation of exhibitions, and audio-visual material.

Article date: Friday, September 1, 2023
Internationally Renowned Curator to Work at Musea Brugge

On September 1, Dutch Anna Koopstra will start in the position of curator of Early Netherlandish painting. "Her arrival is an important added value for the development of our new research center BRON and scientific research for exhibitions in BRUSK," echoes an enthusiastic response from Musea Brugge.

Article date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Karel Holomek, Co-Founder of the Museum of Romani Culture in the Czech Republic, Ing. Karel Holomek Died

Karel Holomek was a prominent Roma activist, publicist and politician. He was born on 6 March 1937 into a family of indigenous Moravian Roma who settled in Moravia at the end of the 17th century. Like his father, Tomáš Holomek (the first university-educated Romani person in Czechoslovakia) graduated in mechanical engineering from the Military Academy in Brno and worked there as an assistant for several years.

Article date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
 Dutch Artcenter De Appel is moving to Tempel Amsterdam

De Appel will move to and be hosted by Tempel Broedplaats, a cultural centre in Amsterdam's Diamantbuurt. The new location will be inaugurated by Touria Melani, Amsterdam's Alderman for Art and Culture in 2024. In the new location de Appel will continue its ongoing cultural projects as well as launch new programmes.

Article date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Nisg̱a’a Totem Pole Returns to the Nass Valley After 94 Years

The House of Ni’isjoohl memorial pole makes its way home from Scotland as the first totem pole rematriated from the United Kingdom.

Article date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Banksy closes Glasgow show at GoMA and asks 'Where next?'

Banksy’s Cut & Run exhibition, which showcases 25 years of stencil graffiti, closed on Monday 28 August after breaking box office records during its 10-week run.

Article date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
 Chinese State Media demands return of British Museum Artefacts

A call for the British Museum to return Chinese artefacts after the recent alleged theft of about 2,000 items is heating up social media in the country. The demand became the most trending topic on Weibo after an editorial in a state-run nationalist newspaper.

Article date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Eclipsed Brilliance: Revisiting The Master Modernist Avinash Chandra

Avinash Chandra, a luminary of Indian modernist art in the post-independence era, emerges from the shadows of time as a forgotten master. One of the first Indian artists to attain international acclaim, Chandra's legacy has faded from the forefront of art discourse.

Article date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
City at War :  Antwerp, 1940 - 1945

On 8 September 2023, a new exhibition about Antwerp during the Second World War opens at the MAS. Antwerp was particularly hard hit by the war. Nazi terror, persecution of Jews and military violence killed 25 000 people. Captivating personal stories make this important part of history tangible.

Article date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Bavarian State Library Acquires Katsushika Hokusai's Iconic Artwork 'The Great Wave

The Bavarian State Library has recently acquired one of the world's most renowned artworks: Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave" (1760 – 1849). The original title of the woodblock print is "Under the Wave off Kanagawa," and it was created by Hokusai between 1830 and 1832.

Article date: Monday, August 28, 2023
Fossils of “Primitive Cousins of T Rex” Shed Light on the End of the Age of Dinosaurs in Africa

Fossils of two new abelisaurs have been discovered in Morocco, showing the diversity of dinosaurs in this region at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Article date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Dr Hartwig Fischer has Stepped Down as Director of the British Museum

The director of the British Museum has resigned 'with immediate effect' and its deputy has stepped back following a disastrous week in which it emerged a curator had been sacked after almost 2,000 artefacts were reported to have been stolen.

Article date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Claude Ruiz Picasso, the Artist’s Son has Died

Claude Ruiz-Picasso, the son of Pablo Picasso, has died at the age of 76 in Switzerland.

Article date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Former Employee Of NFT Marketplace OpenSea Sentenced To Prison

Nathanial Chastain Traded on Inside Information About NFTs That Were Scheduled to Be Featured on the Homepage of the Largest NFT Marketplace, OpenSea.

Article date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Museum of the Moving Image Appoints Aziz Isham as New Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image appointed Aziz Isham as their new Executive Director. A veteran non-profit arts executive, Emmy-winning filmmaker, writer, and curator, Isham steps into the leadership position on October 1, 2023, as the Museum explores a major project to redesign its core exhibition.

Article date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
British Museum Boss Defends Crackdown on Theft

The British Museum has launched an independent review of security after items from the collection were found to be missing, stolen or damaged. A member of staff has been dismissed, and the Museum will now be taking legal action against the individual. The matter is also under investigation by the Economic Crime Command of the Metropolitan Police.

Article date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Acute Financial Crisis Hits the Cobra Museum Amstelveen, Netherlands

The Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen is facing severe financial problems. The situation is more concerning than what the museum previously conveyed to the city council, according to a letter from the mayor and aldermen. There is said to be an "acute, worrying financial situation".

Article date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Los Angeles County Museum Surpasses $750 Million Campaign Fundraising Goal

Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, announced that the Building LACMA campaign has reached and exceeded its fundraising goal of $750 million.

Article date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
The UK Museums Association Statement on the British Museum Theft

The recent theft of a substantial number of items from the British Museum has focused attention on the security of our collections and has led to speculation that theft by members of staff is a widespread but hidden problem in museums.

Article date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
The United States Repatriates Cultural Artifacts to Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents repatriated cultural artifacts, some dating back to 900 B.C., to the Government of Mexico.

Article date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Graphic Design in the Middle Ages

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents Graphic Design in the Middle Ages, an exhibition that reveals the ways that design influenced the making, reading, and interpretation of medieval books. Drawn primarily from the Getty Museum’s Manuscripts collection, the exhibition goes on view at the Getty Center from August 29, 2023 through January 28, 2024.

Article date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
A Golden Age for Heritage as Historic Batman and Robin, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘X-Men’ Covers Take a Spin

A ‘perfect’ Flash Gordon strip from 1939 and a Frank Frazetta Death Dealer join a very rare mint copy of The Avengers No. 4 in sweeping Comics & Comic Art auction.

Article date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Reykjaviks' Sequences Biennial Announces the Participating Artists

Sequences Biennial is delighted to announce the full list of participating artists for its 11th edition, which will open to the public from 13–22 October in Reykja­vík, Iceland.Titled Can’t See, the Biennial explore the ever­-growing threat of ecological destruction by delving into spaces that cannot be perceived by the human eye, from the depths of the sea and layers of the soil, imagining the debris of the past and visions of the future.

Article date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Bonnie Prince Charlie: Recreation Shows Face of Jacobite Rising

He is one of Scotland’s most famous historical figures but more than 200 years after he died, Bonnie Prince Charlie has been given a new lease of life by experts at the University of Dundee.

Article date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Bedroom Used by Slaves Unearthed at Pompeii

A small bedroom, that was most likely used by slaves nearly 2,000 years ago, has been unearthed in a Roman villa near Pompeii. The room's location is within the Civita Giuliana villa, situated approximately 600 metres north of Pompeii's walls.

Article date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
AI-Generated Art cannot be Copyrighted, rules a US Federal Judge

The decision emerged from Stephen Thaler’s bid for AI-generated works’ copyright protection and emphasizes the importance of human authorship for copyright eligibility.

Article date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Close to 2,000' Items Worth 'Millions' stolen from British Museum

The number of stolen artefacts from the British Museum is “closer to 2,000” with the total value of missing pieces thought to run into “millions of pounds”, reports have said. Last week the British Museum announced that items from its collection were found to be “missing, stolen or damaged” and an unnamed member of staff has been sacked. Legal action is being taken by the museum against the individual and police are investigating but no arrests have been made.

Article date: Monday, August 21, 2023
Brussels Gallery Weekend 2023 will be held 7-10 September

From 7th to 10th September, 45 art galleries around Brussels will be open to the public as part of the Brussels Gallery Weekend. For its 16th edition the BGW has a special program with a unique central venue in the D’Ieteren headquarters.

Article date: Monday, August 21, 2023
 'Iceman' Ötzi Is Not Who We Thought He Was

Ötzi's genome was decoded for the first time more than ten years ago. This was also the first time the genome of a mummy had been sequenced. The results provided important insights into the genetic makeup of prehistoric Europeans. Advances in sequencing technology have now enabled a research team from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Eurac Research to reconstruct Ötzi’s genome more accurately.

Article date: Thursday, August 17, 2023
British Museum Worker Fired over Missing Treasures

The British Museum has launched an independent review of security after items from the collection were found to be missing, stolen or damaged. A member of staff has been dismissed, and the Museum will now be taking legal action against the individual. The matter is also under investigation by the Economic Crime Command of the Metropolitan Police.

Article date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Iranian Born Photographer Wins International Portrait Photographer of the Year for Second Time

Iranian-born photographer Forough Yavari has been crowned the overall winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year competition.

Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Archaeologists Unearth Earliest Monumental City Gate in Israel, From 5,500 Years Ago

The impressive stone gate at Tel Erani was built to deter invaders from attacking. Based on the findings of Egyptian pottery in the area, it seemingly failed in its mission.

Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Nasa's James Webb Telescope Reveals Colors of Earendel, Most Distant Star Ever Detected

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has followed up on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of the farthest star ever detected in the very distant universe, within the first billion years after the big bang. Webb’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument reveals the star to be a massive B-type star more than twice as hot as our Sun, and about a million times more luminous.

Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Ancient Kushan Script Deciphered After 70 Years

Approximately 60% of the characters in the Kushan script have been decoded, and the researchers are continuing their efforts to decipher the remaining characters.

Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The Jewish Museum Appoints James S. Snyder as Director

The Jewish Museum announced the appointment of James S. Snyder as its next Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director. He will start at the Museum in November.

Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Important Painting Attributed to Jacques Amans

The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired an important painting attributed to Jacques Guillame Lucien Amans, the French neoclassical painter who worked in New Orleans in the late 1830s through the 1850s. The painting, titled Bélizaire and the Frey Children, of ca. 1837, represents one of the rarest and most fully documented American portraits of a Black individual depicted with the family of his White enslaver. The painting will go on view in Gallery 756 of the American Wing this fall.

Article date: Monday, August 14, 2023
National Gallery London Wins New Visitors as £1 Friday Nights are Set to Stay for Frans Hals Exhibition

The National Gallery has announced that its first-ever Pay What You Wish scheme, launched as a response to the cost-of-living crisis, will continue as part of its major autumn exhibition The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Frans Hals (30 September 2023 – 21 January 2024), having attracted significant new audiences.

Article date: Monday, August 14, 2023
266 Antiquities Seized in US Returned to Italy

Police from the art unit of Italy's carabinieri paramilitary force said that the owner of the collection "spontaneously" returned the items after investigators determined that they had originated from secret and illegal excavations of archaeological sites.

Article date: Monday, August 14, 2023
For the 2023 Edition, 23 Teams of Floral Artists Pay Tribute to Belgian Surrealism in Brussels

From 11 to 15 August, you will discover Brussels City Hall through fresh new eyes. Five days long, some of the world's finest floral artists will transform fifteen rooms in the Town Hall to pay tribute to another Belgian speciality: Surrealism and its great masters. An enchantment of fragrance and colour to inspire the imagination in the most beautiful setting you could dream of: the Grand-Place in Brussels.

Article date: Friday, August 11, 2023
The New Shepard Fairey Mural in Amsterdam 'Raise the Level' is a Message of Hope

A public-space mural by the internationally influential American street artist and activist Shepard Fairey now adorns the STRAAT Museum in Amsterdam. In the gigantic work (14 x 14.8 m | 46 feet high and 48.5 feet wide) Raise the Level on the museum's impressive side wall, the artist calls attention to improving the dire state of our planet and makes an appeal for us to work together to do so.

Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Brushstrokes of Liberation: The Spirit of India Through The Eyes of Artists

India's Independence Day, celebrated on August 15th, holds immense significance as it marks the country's liberation from British colonial rule in 1947. This day honours the sacrifices of countless freedom fighters and symbolises the triumph of unity, diversity, and self-determination.

Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
The Film London Jarman Award 2023 shortlisted artists

Now in its sixteenth year, the Film London Jarman Award is a £10,000 prize which recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers in the UK.

Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
German Kulturpolitikpreis Award 2023 goes to Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen

The German Kulturpolitikpreis 2023 will be presented to the former Minister for Culture and Science of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, on September 21 in Berlin, in recognition of her long-standing, persistent, and diverse cultural policy engagement.

Article date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Ukraine Launches Database to Track Art Owned By Sanctioned Russian Oligarchs

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention has recently launched a groundbreaking initiative to combat money laundering and illicit financial activities by sanctioned Russian oligarchs.

Article date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Roman Road Network Spanning the South West in the UK Identified in New Research

A Roman road network that spanned Devon and Cornwall and connected significant settlements with military forts across the two counties as well as wider Britannia has been discovered for the first time.

Article date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
 International Arts Expedition sets Sail for the Marshall Islands

The Kõmij Mour Ijin expedition aims to bring worlds together to tell a compelling story that will capture the public’s imagination. We voyage to learn and appreciate: to remember, to reimagine, to reinvent. We voyage to reaffirm our home right here and now on Earth and to ensure that all of us can not only survive but also thrive.

Article date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Open Letter Calls On British Museum to Drop BP Name

An open letter signed by 80 artists and activists including Nan Goldin draws parallels between the oil giant and the Sackler family, whose name has been removed from institutions worldwide.

Article date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Phillips Announces Groundbreaking New Digital Platform

Phillips announces Dropshop, a digital platform offering limited-edition releases of primary market art and objects in partnership with the artists, collaborators, and brands defining contemporary culture.

Article date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
John Lennon's Baldwin Concert Grand Piano to Be Auctioned in September

Built in 1929, John Lennon purchased this Baldwin Concert Grand Model D Piano from the Baldwin Factory Store in New York City in 1978. This exceptional instrument holds a remarkable journey, involving influential individuals and artistic collaborators.

Article date: Monday, August 7, 2023
Jerwood Foundation to merge Jerwood Charity (Jerwood Arts) into Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood Foundation, which has been supporting the arts since 1977, endowed Jerwood Charity with a fund of £25 million in 1999. Both are recognised UK charities and will now work under the single name Jerwood Foundation.

Article date: Monday, August 7, 2023
Will Gompertz Announced as the Soane's new Director

Will Gompertz, who is currently Artistic Director at the Barbican, will take up the post on 1 January 2024. This follows the announcement earlier this year by Dr Bruce Boucher, the Deborah Loeb Brice Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum, that he would retire at the end of 2023 after nearly eight years leading the Museum through a period of great success.

Article date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Ukrainian Trident Replaces Soviet Hammer and Sickle on Mother Motherland Monument

Ukraine's coat of arms, the trident, has replaced the Soviet hammer and sickle on the Motherland monument's shield in Kyiv on Aug. 6. The 102-meter-high statue was built in 1981 when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. It depicts a woman holding a sword and a shield that was formerly emblazoned with the Soviet hammer and sickle.

Article date: Friday, August 4, 2023
Dallas Museum of Art Names Spanish Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to Renovate the Museum

Winner’s concept design proposes a radical transformation to speak to new audiences and improve accessibility while sustainably preserving much of the original Edward Larrabee Barnes building

Article date: Friday, August 4, 2023
Simone Leigh Sculpture Acquired by National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art has acquired Sentinel (2022) by Simone Leigh (b. 1967), the first work by the artist to enter the collection. Sentinel is a new edition of the sculpture from the US pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale, where Leigh was the first Black woman artist to represent the United States in the exhibition’s 127-year history. Her work was also included in the Biennale’s central exhibition, The Milk of Dreams, for which she was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Participant. The sculpture will be installed in the East Building atrium in September 2023.

Article date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
18th Istanbul Biennial Curator: Iwona Blazwick

Iwona Blazwick was announced today as the Curator of the 18th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by 2007-2036 Biennial Sponsor Koç Holding, running from 14 September to 17 November 2024.

Article date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
National Gallery of Australia Returns Sculptures to Cambodia

The National Gallery of Australia today announced it will return three bronze sculptures from its Asian art collection to the Kingdom of Cambodia. The works of art being repatriated are Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Padmapani, Bodhisattva Vajrapani and Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Padmapani.

Article date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Hidden Text Within Camden’s Annals Shines a New Light on Elizabeth I’s Life

For centuries, dozens of passages in the original manuscript drafts of William Camden’s Annals have been invisible to the naked eye. Often, pieces of paper were pasted over the original text and the passages over-written, implying that Camden was concerned not to offend his patron, King James.

Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Van Abbemuseum and Eindhoven Museum Purchase Exceptional Works by Artist Jan Toorop

The Van Abbemuseum and Eindhoven Museum collectively bought two works by Jan Toorop: an influential Dutch artist from the period around 1900. This marks the first joint purchase of the Eindhoven museums. The works showcase an important part of the city’s history.

Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Verizon Launch New AR App Experience, Replica

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Verizon have launched a first-of-its-kind experience at the Museum, Replica, that allows visitors at The Met to scan artwork and bring elements of the works digitally into the global immersive platform Roblox through augmented reality (AR).

Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
German Artist Konrad Klapheck Dies at 88

Konrad Klapheck worked on his very own artistic orbit. He began his career after the war, in the heyday of abstraction, with elaborately crafted figurative paintings. He met his heroes Breton and Magritte just before they died and became a belated Surrealist. And when art was already beginning to take an interest in “media”, he still staged irons and typewriters as monuments to an analogue machine world that had long since come to an end.

Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Getty Presents The Horse and Rider from Albania

Following its treatment and analysis by Getty Museum conservators, the bronze will be shown to the public for the first time since its excavation in 2018. Dating from around 500 BC, when the region was inhabited by Greek colonists, the statuette is an exceptional work of Archaic Greek art and a unique example of Albania’s rich archaeological heritage.

Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
David Hockney’s Harry Styles Painting to go on Show at National Portrait Gallery

A painting of pop star Harry Styles created by English artist David Hockney will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Hockney, 86, painted As It Was singer Styles, 29, in his art studio in Normandy, France.

Article date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
National Gallery Australia Releases Independent Review into Ngura Pulka – Epic Country

The National Gallery released the findings of the independent review into the provenance of the 28 paintings that formed the Ngura Pulka – Epic Country exhibition.

Article date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Printmaking Through the Ages: Graver la lumière at Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

From 5 July to 17 September 2023, the Musée Marmottan Monet will host a remarkable collection of engravings belonging to the Swiss Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex. With over one hundred masterpieces on display, the exhibition showcases an ensemble of works ranging from the 15th to the 21st century, including Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Corot, Manet, Degas, Bonnard, Vuillard… The works of the great masters will be displayed in a dialogue with creations by contemporary artists.

Article date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
UNESCO Recommends Putting Venice on Heritage Danger List

The UN's cultural agency UNESCO expert panel recommended that Venice be added to its list of world heritage in danger, saying the Italian authorities needed to step up efforts to secure the historic city and its surrounding lagoon.

Article date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Archaeologists Uncover Remains of the Theatrum Neroni Used by Emperor Nero

Rome archaeologists on Wednesday announced the discovery of what they believe are the ruins of the Theatre of Nero whose location has always been a mystery. The legendary private theatre was built by Emperor Nero, who reigned from 54-64 AD, however until now it was known only from ancient Roman texts.

Article date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
The Company that Organizes the “Immersive Van Gogh” files for Bankruptcy

The Canadian company best known for its immersive Vincent van Gogh projection exhibits has filed for bankruptcy. Lighthouse Immersive Inc., which is based in Toronto, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in a Delaware court last week.

Article date: Monday, July 31, 2023
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra Recipient of the 2023 Käthe-Kollwitz Prize

Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra the Käthe-Kollwitz Prize in 2023. The jury, consisting of Academy members Ulrike Grossarth, Raimund Kummer, and Ulrike Rosenbach, recognizes Sandra Vásquez de la Horra for her artistic expression in addressing conflicts that contemporary society worldwide must confront. Her works encompass archetypes of our collective consciousness, gender issues, sexuality, intercultural reflections, and questions related to spiritual practice.

Article date: Monday, July 31, 2023
The World's Most Famous Tutu: Restoration of Edgar Degas' "Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer"

After an extensive restoration process, Edgar Degas' "Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer" (circa 1880) will be back on display at the Albertinum of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) starting Tuesday, 8th August 2023. Edgar Degas' dancer is one of the iconic pieces in art history, and her ballet tutu is undoubtedly the most famous tutu in the world. During the restoration, the tutu was not only cleaned and conserved but also underwent retouching to fix any missing parts of the sculpture.

Article date: Sunday, July 30, 2023
Bouts’ Masterpiece Back in Leuven for the First Time ​After 500+ Years in Granada

The triptych arrived at KIK on 28 June, ready for the start of its restoration in 2024. In October, it will sojourn at M Leuven, in the city Bouts once lived and worked. During the DIERIC Bouts. Creator of Images exhibition (20.10.23 through 14.01.24) and the feature exhibition Bouts Studio (16.02.24 through 28.04.24) at M Leuven, the triptych can be seen for the first time ever alongside other Bouts’ masterpieces, such as The Last Supper – his magnum opus – Man of Sorrows, and The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus.

Article date: Sunday, July 30, 2023
Benno Tempel New General Director of the Kröller-Müller Museum

The Supervisory Board of the Kröller-Müller Museum has appointed Benno Tempel as the museum’s new General Director. He succeeds Lisette Pelsers, who will retire on 1 January 2024. Tempel will join the museum on 1 November 2023.

Article date: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Drake Revealed as New Owner of Tupac Shakur's Self-Designed Ring

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum record artist Drake revealed himself as the new owner of Tupac Shakur's self-designed gold, ruby, and diamond crown ring in a story posted on his Instagram (@champagnepapi), which Sotheby’s can now confirm.

Article date: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Jeffrey Gibson to Represent U.S.A. at Venice Biennale 2024

The Choctaw and Cherokee artist—whose works often feature bright geometric patterns, glass beads, and epigrammatic texts—will become the first Indigenous artist to represent the United States in Venice.

Article date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Artist Gary Tyler, Wrongly Incarcerated for 41 Years on Death Row, Gets First Solo Show

Library Street Collective is thrilled to present We are the Willing, the first solo gallery exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Gary Tyler, curated by Allison Glenn, opening on July 8th, 2023. Taken from the first lines of the motto for the Angola Prison drama club, which Tyler was president of for 28 years, “We are the willing” became an anchor for the artist, propelling him to think expansively about the potential impact his leadership could have on the shape of the drama club, where he relied on the space of performance to increase prison literacy, and for members to have a cathartic release through self-expression.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Astrup Fearnley Museet Oslo is Celebrating its Thirtieth Anniversary

Astrup Fearnley Museet is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2023. To mark this significant milestone, the museum is undertaking an extensive exhibition titled Before Tomorrow featuring works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, which will fill the museum’s two buildings designed by Renzo Piano.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Hunter Biden Sold Art To Democratic Donor

In 2021, when a New York art gallery debuted paintings by Hunter Biden with asking prices as high as $500,000, the White House said that buyers’ identities were known only to the gallery, not to Hunter Biden himself. Internal documents from Georges Bergès Gallery show Biden sold $1.3 million worth of art. Of that amount, a single buyer bought 11 Biden artworks for $875,000. The identity of the $875,000 buyer is unclear, Business Insider reported.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
The 9th Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival opens on 24 November 2023

Showing photography from across the globe, the 9th Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will kick off in Xiamen on 24 November 2023 and will run until 7 January 2024.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Berlin Galleries to Receive Grants for Art Fair Participations

As of now Berlin galleries have the opportunity to apply for grants for artfair participations in a pilot funding program for the year 2023. Each gallery can receive a maximum of 12,000 euros for up to two artfair participations, both in German and international fairs.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Beeple’s HUMAN ONE on View for the First Time in a US Museum

On view for the first time in a US museum, HUMAN ONE’s explorer asks viewers to look closely at the worlds they encounter. The explorer walks through imagined landscapes ranging from those inspired by terrains in our own world, like alpine mountains, to those that reach deep into the worlds of dreams and popular culture to reimagine what forms landscapes can take.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Victoria Crowe's Portrait of King Charles Vandalized by Climate Activists

Climate activists from This Is Rigged have spray-painted on a portrait of King Charles, the group has claimed.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Tate and RIBA to Partner in the North of England

Tate Liverpool and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are forming a new partnership on Liverpool’s historic waterfront. Tate Liverpool + RIBA North will see the art gallery join RIBA’s national architecture centre from 27 October 2023 to coincide with the temporary closure period of the museum’s building for its redevelopment, which is due to be completed in autumn 2025.

Article date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
AEA Consulting Releases the 2022 Cultural Infrastructure Index

AEA Consulting is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Cultural Infrastructure Index. Established in 2016, the Index seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the cultural sector globally, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more that were publicly announced or completed within a calendar year.

Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
World-First Exhibition of Mystery Painting Scientists Believe is a Raphael

A mystery painting found to be “undoubtedly” by Raphael will go on public display for the first time. The de Brécy Tondo has been the subject of research and debate for more than 40 years thanks to its resemblance to Raphael’s Sistine Madonna.

Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Tupac Shakur's Crown Ring Soars to $1 Million at Sotheby's

Tupac Shakur’s Gold, Ruby, and Diamond Crown Ring, Designed and Commissioned by Tupac Shakur in 1996 soared to $1,016,000, marking the most valuable Hip Hop artifact ever sold at auction*, and the only Hip Hop artifact to surpass $1 million. The ring was sold following a determined battle between bidders and achieved more than triple its $300,000 high estimate.

Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Turkey Names Artist for 2024 Venice Biennale

An installation by the influential artist Gülsün Karamustafa will be presented at the Türkiye Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, to be held between 20 April and 24 November 2024. Curated by Esra Sarıgedik Öktem, the exhibition will take place at the Türkiye Pavilion located in its long-term venue at the Arsenale, secured by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) for the duration of 20 years from 2014 to 2034.

Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Total Sales in the First Quarter of 2023 in Korea Decreased by 58%

The Korean art auction market experienced a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2023. From January to March, the total sales amount at Seoul Auction and K Auction, Korea’s two largest auction houses, decreased by 58% compared to 2022.

Article date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Indian Parliamentary Panel Proposes Dedicated Squad for Recovering Antiques

The Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Culture presented its “Three Hundred Forty Eighth Report” addressing the issue of “Heritage Theft – The Illegal Trade in Indian Antiquities and the Challenges of Retrieving and Safeguarding Our Tangible Cultural Heritage” in both Houses of Parliament.

Article date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
What do photographs tell? Albert Dieckmann's Pictures from Occupied Eastern Europe 1941/42

Photographs play a central role in the memory of World War II. As a supposedly objective source, they were and are reproduced in books, films, documentaries and exhibitions and continue to shape visual memory to this day. This also applies to the war against the Soviet Union, in which the Germans committed unprecedented crimes against prisoners of war and the civilian population after the invasion on June 22, 1941.

Article date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Colours of Emotion: The Enduring Legacy of Tyeb Mehta’s Artistic Brilliance

Tyeb Mehta’s virtuosity radiates through the identity of his protagonists; through the sense of universality, they exude. Unrestrained, they straddle seamlessly through the realms of faith, culture, nationality, geography and political ideology. Their place of origin is indeed a mystery since they exist solely in the space of human emotions recognised by all yet vanquished by none.

Article date: Monday, July 24, 2023
Early Humans Invested in Systematic Procurement of Raw Materials Much Earlier than Previously Assumed

A new study from Tel Aviv University and Tel-Hai College solves an old mystery: Where did early humans in the Hula Valley get flint to make the prehistoric tools known as handaxes? The researchers applied advanced methods of chemical analysis and AI to identify the geochemical fingerprints of handaxes from the Hula Valley's oldest prehistoric sites, Ma'ayan Barukh and Gesher Benot Ya'aqov.

Article date: Monday, July 24, 2023