Museums

Eleventh-hour settlement all but secures Detroit’s art

The safety of the DIA’s collection is close to hand after a deal is reached with the bankrupt city’s biggest creditor

Published online: 22 October 2014

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Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is planning its first expansion in 50 years

Published online: 22 October 2014

Russia’s performance artists are heard

Garage Museum organises the first exhibition of the movement, from the Futurists’ early experiments to today’s “artivists”

Published online: 21 October 2014

Portrait of French king taken from Louvre found at auction

The work, missing since the Second World War, was discovered thanks to an internet search alert

Published online: 20 October 2014

Fondation Louis Vuitton reveals its secrets

As well as new commissions, Bernard Arnault's private museum plans to borrow works from the Hermitage and Tate

Published online: 20 October 2014

Egyptian mummies held by Miami customs due to ivory import ban

Officials conducted extensive checks on the vessels and jewellery that travelled with the bodies

Published online: 20 October 2014

 

Jack of all trades

Nearly 100 years after the dissolution of the Jack of Diamonds group, which was formed in Moscow in 1910 and included artists like Mikhail...

Meow-scow here we come

China has panda diplomacy, and, in these turbulent times, Russia has Hermitage cat diplomacy. Last week, Russia’s consulate in New York...

Bali-bound

The Indonesian-Chinese collector Budi Tek’s epic Yuz Museum, housed in a 9,000 sq. m former aircraft hangar in Shanghai’s West Bund...

 

V. S. Gaitonde's return to New York

The Indian modernist painter V.S. Gaitonde (1924–2001) is not very well known in the US. Though he travelled to New York in the 1964 and was aware of Abstract Expressionism, his roots were always in India. By the end of the 1960s, when he was back in Delhi, he became a mentor to a number of younger Indian abstract painters. On 24 October, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opens “V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life,” a retrospective of the artist’s work, introducing his art to a new generation of Americans.