Museums

Fate of Detroit’s art hangs in the balance as bankruptcy trial begins

Private foundations have pledged $816m to save the city’s art collection, but some creditors call the Grand Bargain unfair

Published online: 01 September 2014

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UK funding bodies launch public appeal to save Wedgwood Museum

There is still £2.74m left to raise to stop the 80,000-strong collection from being dispersed at auction

Published online: 01 September 2014

Much more than just a pretty face

An exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris aims to give a fuller picture of Niki de Saint Phalle

Published online: 01 September 2014

Sicily’s Morgantina silver to return to the Met

Delicate negotiations get loan deal agreed in 2006 back on track

Published online: 29 August 2014

Saadiyat super tunnel will link Abu Dhabi’s big three museums

Safety first as Guggenheim and Louvre satellites to share secure underground link for moving objects with National Zayed Museum

Published online: 28 August 2014

A biennial for the people

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit pairs established artists with individuals outside the mainstream art world

Published online: 27 August 2014

 

Animal Farm meets Alice Walton’s museum

If you go down to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in a fortnight’s time, you’ll be able to try out as an understudy for a...

Blenheim’s birthday gift to Ai

As Ai Weiwei celebrates his birthday in China today, the Blenheim Art Foundation has announced the artist’s largest UK retrospective to...

Hatha in the Hamptons

On Wednesday, a group of very lucky yoga lovers got to get low with Rob Lowe at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. The “West...

 

Washing away the varnish

The Art Institute of Chicago bought Gustave Caillebotte’s 1877 painting Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1964. Since then, it has become one of the museum’s most popular pictures. But well-known and well-loved works of art can still yield surprises. When the museum’s conservators cleaned the painting late last year, they found that beneath its varnish, Caillebotte’s technique was more complex than they had previously believed.