Museums

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

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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

At Harvard, three become one

The college’s art is united under Renzo Piano’s roof

Published online: 13 November 2014

All those new museums? Now, the facts…

A detailed analysis of more than 650 new institutions over the past 17 years

Published online: 12 November 2014

Designers chosen for Louvre’s €60m storage outpost

New facility will be built near Lens satellite museum in northern France

Published online: 10 November 2014

 

The Queen’s Speech

Spain’s Queen Letizia is a getting major kudos from the Spanish press after she gave a speech presenting the Velazquez Visual Art Prize,...

Whitney says so long—for now

The Whitney Museum for American Art said goodbye—or maybe just see you later—to its Marcel Breuer-designed building on Wednesday with a...

These are their stories

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond is hosting a show of prints by the Japanese artist Kawase Hasui and the backer of the...

 

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.