Outsider artists go to Washington

National Gallery of Art planning exhibition on the significance of America’s self-taught artists for the nation’s mainstream Modern art

Published online: 26 November 2014

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Study centre to celebrate the women of New York

The New-York Historical Society plans to opens a space dedicated to women’s achievements next year

Published online: 25 November 2014

‘Alfred Barr made us pull out all the old junk’

Rodchenko and Stepanova’s grandson gives an insider’s insight into the lives of the Russian avant-garde artists

Published online: 25 November 2014

Grand Bargain nearly on the books

The Detroit Institute of Arts is close to its $100m goal to support city pensions and secure collection

Published online: 21 November 2014

Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea

Museum will launch "artist-centric" building next May

Published online: 20 November 2014

First World War letters fall foul of UK copyright law

Imperial War Museums among organisations to leave their display cases empty in protest

Published online: 20 November 2014


Arken ahoy!

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The Queen’s Speech

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Whitney says so long—for now

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Look Close

The American painter Chuck Close is the subject of a survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, which opens this week (“Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration,” 20 November-15 March 2015). The show focuses on the artist’s prints, including etches, lithographs, silkscreens and woodcuts. In this clip, Close discusses how he uses grids to create his signature work.