'Putin's been my person since the 90s': ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections, Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky talks politics
The outspoken museum chief is leading the St Petersburg ticket of United Russia, the pro-Putin ruling party, in national parliamentary elections this weekend
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Percent for art programme to expand into Los Angeles county’s unincorporated areas
A civic ordinance in effect from October sets aside 1% of building projects for arts and culture programmes
Picasso Blue Period blockbuster to finally open in Toronto early October
The show, delayed because of Covid, focuses on three works painted by the “insanely ambitious” artist during a low point in his early career
Must-see institutional shows during Art Basel
From unseen drawings from Kara Walker's personal archives to a fresh take on Camille Pissarro as the leader of the Impressionists
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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend
From Adam Pendelton's colossal recaps of the past year at MoMA, to Objects of Common Interest's minimalist designs at the Noguchi Museum
Real-life Art Basel prepares to return—and steps down from its ivory tower
Arranging the event amid a shifting pandemic has been fraught with risk—but it is a risk worth taking, says global director Marc Spiegler
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Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups
Destroying public symbols of the past will not lead to a juster society. We must keep our mistakes visible
Not all they seem: how galleries can spot fake ID documents
Protocols are already available to help save Afghanistan’s cultural heritage
Overseas galleries and art advisors listen up: you are not immune to new money laundering laws at UK fairs this autumn
With the Taliban’s take-over of Afghanistan, intangible cultural heritage is most at threat
Helsinki’s inaugural biennial goes off with a bang on the former military island of Vallisaari
UK arts sector must learn to fight smart and dirty to get what it wants from the government
Amid financial adversity, can a museum association emerge as an innovative leader on deaccessioning?
Why the art market must stop trying to predict the unpredictable and enjoy a well deserved #hotgirlsummer
Under the Biden administration, can US cultural policy better reflect American values?
Liverpool should not be punished for its modern vision
The IPCC’s predictions of sea-level rise are why Italy should beg Unesco to put Venice on its at risk list
Now is the time for Unesco to call Venice's authorities to order
Visiting a historic house should be about more than just cream teas and crocuses—their full histories, however unsettling, should be told
A redesign of the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden prompts questions about artistic vision
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s new Hirshhorn sculpture garden will create a more open and artistically inspired future for the museum
We tackled Dutch slaving history—the Rijksmuseum's exhibition could serve as a model of its kind
Livestreamed or IRL, gallery weekends or satellite spaces—the art market faces a paradox of choice
Why some people still care passionately whether St Jerome was Italian or Croatian (he was neither, actually)
One of us or one of them? A long view of the appointment of George Osborne as chair of the British Museum
Why the figures bandied about in the art market are subject to caution
Letters to the editor | Donna Stein’s book about the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is ‘misleading’ and has ‘inaccuracies’
What's the point of art prizes?
The damnation of Venice: locals are being systematically driven out by officials who are selling off sites for tourism
Hackneyed old Hockney: Museums need to be courageous, even in survival mode
The UK Ministry of Culture is where politicians' careers go to die—but Oliver Dowden has emerged victorious, thanks to the culture wars
Jobs for the boys…why I'm starting to feel old amid the new art world order
Don’t trash talk museums at this perilous time: we must adapt—not throw away—our cultural heritage
Inflation is soaring in the US and UK—here's what it means for the art market
Will gallery weekends replace art fairs?
It took 300 years for the art world to recognise Artemisia Gentileschi—now NFTs are reinforcing the bias towards Western male artists
Is Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci? Amid the current flurry of ill-informed controversies, let us turn to the science
Has Venice really banned cruise ships? It appears not
How a new digital art market could mimic the traditional one—including in bad ways
Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu’s greatest work is much loved by the art market—but it should mean more to art history too
Why culture is key to Hong Kong’s future as a world city
Why we are projecting First Nations art on the Sydney Opera House
Is there loot lurking in your collection? Find out—before someone else does
A feeble congress and the raising up of poetry in Cuba
In our current dystopian art market, the pervasive and persistent Damien Hirst may well have the last laugh
NFTs and the 'Art' world: panic and possibility
Boo to NFTs! Hang on, think of no customs fees
The world of art fairs is going to change for good—and only the better-funded fairs will survive
How the art market turned upside down—in one month
How museums can ethically invest their money
EU proposes tough new laws on antique ivory trade—despite lack of evidence it leads to modern-day poaching
Here is what you can do to help Myanmar's beleaguered artists
The art market is 'high risk' for money laundering, so ignore new regulations at your peril
Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?
The looming legal and regulatory questions NFT collectors and sellers should prepare for
The 'Ledbury Titian' discovery begs the question: who should we trust when it comes to art attribution?
Pandemic anniversary: the things museums should learn from our plague year
Freelance workers are the backbone of the art world—but how are they expected to survive on a pittance?
Six reasons why Gamestop couldn’t happen in the art market
'Autism made me an art historian. But museums must do more to welcome disabled and neurodiverse communities'
'Where is the champion within UK government for a vigorous, independent visual arts sector?'
The NFT craze encapsulates the absurdity of the art world—and its obsession with authenticity
Risky business: how new US sanctions regulations will actually impact the art market
Museums have hastily cut their staff to save money—what will happen when visitors return and they need them back?
Sotheby's brought to you by Bulgari—product placement at auction has arrived, with limitless potential
Arts researchers can help America overcome its toughest challenges
'Looking just gorgeous': Granddaughter of $80m Botticelli's former owner on living with the masterpiece
Can Paris snatch the art market crown from London?
Should post-Brexit UK get rid of the Artist’s Resale Right?
Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth
Could 2021 be the year of the African museum?
How will US money laundering crackdown actually impact the art market? A lawyer explains
A Covid-19 silver lining? Let’s not return to family-unfriendly art business as usual
Auction houses have finally entered the Amazon age—and I’m addicted
As 2021 beckons.... I crave new art in the new year more than ever
'Museums had better not be planning for a return to the status quo'
Art could have dwindled into insignificance in the upheaval of this year—instead it endured
How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture
California needs a plan to restart the arts
Asian art market flies in the face of coronavirus
Gabrielie Finaldi: 'What is the National Gallery if you can’t visit and you can’t see the pictures?'
'Humboldt Forum must have a clear policy that only objects of proper provenance can be used'
The art trade benefits from the UK's low import duty. What will happen to it after Brexit?
Provenance: the Trojan horse that can make or break a work of art
A new kind of museum is emerging—here's what the future holds
The turn of the screw: will tighter regulations impact the art market?
Pastures new: why some top gallery staff are moving on from longtime jobs
Finally, rebel experts come to the rescue of Unesco’s failing World Heritage programme
People see only 'silver tits' and 'bouffant pubes' now—but I predict Mary Wollstonecraft sculpture will become widely admired
Fifty years on, Unesco’s convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright
Is the UK seeing the emergence of a ‘Godfather approach’ to arts funding?
Philip Guston show: 2022 opening is welcome news but confusion still remains
A message of hope from David Hockney for Lockdown 2: 'Remember, they can't cancel the autumn either'
Why culture is so important in the time of coronavirus
Portrait of Tracey: how Emin's cancer diagnosis hasn't stopped her from being an artistic dynamo
A flood of art? The market issues around museum deaccessioning
Nan Goldin: We must stop the Sacklers’ imminent Justice Department immunity deal
'Another yawning gap': radical London Print Studio closes its doors
Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle
Baltimore Museum of Art curators respond to deaccessioning criticism
Confronting the allure, and the dangers, of 'fake heritage'
Why vote? To protect those who cannot
I finally went to see some art—and caught Covid-19
Genevan court dismisses Dimitry Rybolovev's case against art dealer Yves Bouvier—but feud between the two billionaires is not over yet
Russian art collector had sued for double dealing and will now appeal decision, while Bouvier plans to launch $1bn countersuit for damages—and write a tell-all book
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A sneak peek at France's first cultural venue celebrating stained glass
The Cité du Vitrail will open in the medieval town of Troyes in spring 2022, but preview tours are running this weekend for the European Heritage Days
PreviewBiennials & festivals
At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the city becomes a community landscape
Projects and site-specific installations have been brought into six neigbourhoods, taking local needs into account
BlogAdventures with Van Gogh
New Van Gogh discovery: first version of despairing man that was bought for £6—and then hidden away for more than a century
The artist titled the drawing "Worn out" in English because he wanted to work for a London publisher
NewsArt and health
Healing Arts programme comes to New York with a two-month schedule of events
Artist commissions, expert discussions and film premieres will take place in the city, starting and ending with a pair of symposia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
'Musée d’Orsay can no longer be a tourist factory': Christophe Leribault named new director of Paris museum
Leribault will oversee a major redevelopment of the Musée d’Orsay over the next decade
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Great women in art history make a comeback: the New Woman at the Met and Aware in Paris
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Slavery: the groundbreaking Dutch exhibition confronting colonial history
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Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs
Classicist Mary Beard on the infamous Roman emperor Nero
Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago
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New York auctions: has the art market roared back to life?
Climate disaster: photographer Richard Mosse on environmental crime in the Amazon
Return to La La Land: art is back in California
Kusama-rama: Yayoi exhibitions open in London, New York and Berlin
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Benin bronzes: looted treasures will return to Nigeria at last
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UK culture war: how should museums confront colonialism?
Old Masters meet Brutalism: inside Frick Madison in New York
WTF are NFTs? Why crypto is dominating the art market
'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum
Stonehenge: could a road tunnel ruin the ancient site?
The fight against Putin: artists on the frontline
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New normal for Old Masters: Botticelli's record online sale and new AI research on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi
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The white supremacist art at the heart of the US Capitol
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Revisiting the Thanksgiving myth: the Mayflower and the Wampanoag, 400 years on
Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz
US election: How Trump’s presidency has affected the arts
Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?
The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?
What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?
Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates
Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives
Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum
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Berlin: still a magnet for artists?
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Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer
What will culture be like in the next decade?
Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?
Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?
The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage
Art and social media: do museums need memes?
What to do about problematic statues?
How to visit a gallery during a pandemic
Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege
Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas
Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?
Is the future of the art market online?
Exclusive: Marina Abramovic on performance art post-pandemic
Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?
Sophie Matisse retraces her great-grandfather's footsteps for emotional BBC film
The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world
Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth
Art theft: are museums safe under lockdown?
Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?
Saving the art world’s self-employed amidst the coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus: dispatches from Italy and China
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Titian’s poesie: an in-depth tour of 'the most beautiful pictures in the world'
Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong
Surrealism: what was Britain's role?
Shirin Neshat on why Frida Kahlo is one of her favourite artists
Who owns the Parthenon Marbles?
Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?
Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting
The story of a fake Gauguin at the Getty
2020: art market issues and big shows
Myanmar’s artists face growing hardship as Covid returns and military tightens grip
As junta strengthens hold over country, the economy crumbles and a brutal new wave of the virus takes its toll, the artistic community is in crisis
Ethiopian gallery Addis Fine Art to open space in London
One of the few Black-owned galleries in London, the space will open with a show of Nirit Takele in October as the gallery takes part in Frieze London for the first time
Unesco report reveals extent of Russian threat to Crimean heritage
Since the annexation in 2014, Russia has been persecuting the Tatar population and appropriating monuments
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara named an ‘icon’ of 2021 by Time magazine
The Cuban artist and activist is joined on the publication’s list of 100 Most Influential People by Barbara Kruger and Mark Bradford
Nadine Dorries named UK culture secretary
The right-wing politician, who appeared on the TV programme I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, replaces Oliver Dowden
Superflex to send climate-conscious message during 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York
The Danish art collective will show one work on the façade of the international agency's Manhattan headquarters next week
Despite legal crackdowns, unpaid internships are still rife in the art world
Historically marginalised groups are being kept out of an industry that expects people to work for free in order to get a foot in the door
'India is an example of fascism unchecked': Jameel Prize-nominated activist Sofia Karim on her samosa packets of solidarity
The London-based artist's Turbine Bagh project shines light on human rights abuses across South Asia
Looted African works that France has promised to return to Benin will be shown in Paris museum for one last time
The exhibition Benin: the Restitution of 26 Works from the Royal Treasures of Abomey at Musée du quai Branly–Jacques Chirac will be on view for five days in October
The rise of Paris: Larry Gagosian opens third gallery in the French capital
US dealer launches new space with giant Alexander Calder sculpture in the Place Vendôme
New Miart director Nicola Ricciardi on rebuilding an art fair from scratch as the pandemic rumbles on
Ricciardi was previously artistic director of Turin's OGR art centre which was used as a hospital for Covid-19 patients last year
Dread Scott's NFT 'White Male For Sale', a critique on slavery, to be auctioned off at Christie’s Post-War to Present sale
The work features a 1:10 loop of a business-class white man standing on an auction block
Faith Ringgold to get her first New York retrospective at the New Museum in 2022
The exhibition will span six decades and explore Ringgold as both an artist and political activist
James Turrell and Sebastião Salgado among international recipients of £400,000 Japanese art prize
Japan Art Association drew up the all-male winners list for award dubbed ‘Nobel Prize for the Arts’
BlogThe Buck stopped here
Pop goes pastoral: Sarah Lucas and friends take over rural theatre with multilayered group show of female imagery
Sculptor Nairy Baghramian awarded 2022 Nasher Prize
The $100,000 award for sculpture recognises the Berlin-based artist's evocative explorations of the body through sculpture
In Pictures | Behind the scenes of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work wrapping the Arc de Triomphe
A new book looks at the detailed preparations and 60 years of planning behind the work being unveiled in Paris
'Now is the time': UK artists and galleries unite for climate campaign to mark COP26 conference
Conservation charity WWF and curatorial collective Artwise call on art world to raise funds and awareness for climate action
‘Opera is boring’: Marina Abramovic’s cinematic ode to soprano Maria Callas opens in London
Belgrade-born performance artist discusses recasting opera for a younger generation, how the diva label is “dubious” and why sex is better post-menopause
From art that's barely there to Alicja Kwade’s heart: what to see at Berlin Art Week
The German capital is awash with exhibitions, performances and events after a quieter edition last year
Ibrahim Mahama: ‘I use crisis and failure as the primary material in my work’
On the eve of a new London show, the Ghanaian artist discusses how he is turning a disused food silo in his homeland into a cultural centre
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Timothée Chalamet kicks off the Met Gala with a flag-inspired collaboration with street artist JR
The actor debuted a new performance and installation in the Breuer building, before protestors crashed the party at the Costume Institute’s annual celebrity fundraiser
Peru’s heritage gets a new $125m home
Museo Nacional del Perú (Muna) boasts a collection of nearly 50,000 Pre- Columbian objects, including repatriated artefacts
Emma Lavigne named chief executive officer of the Pinault Collection
Former head of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris replaces Jean-Jacques Aillagon
'A collector in dealer's clothes': Sotheby's to sell the collection of Richard L. Feigen
The sale of the New York dealer, who died earlier this year and was once a vocal critic of auction houses, will feature works from the 14th to 20th centuries
British Council—the UK's international organisation for cultural relations—winds down in 20 countries
Covid impact on commercial income has led to cost cutting, organisation says
‘We have no doubt NFTs are art’: after selling tokenised Leonardo, Hermitage plans exhibition of born-digital works
Russian museum will look beyond the market hype to address deeper questions about "the specific possibilities of this medium", says contemporary art curator Dimitri Ozerkov
Squatters, desert cults and climate protestors: new book surveys the architecture of anarchist settlements
From geodesic domes in South Colorado to the Calais Jungle in Europe, this provocative work studies 60 structures that were built according to values of autonomy, voluntary association, mutual aid and self-organisation
Rediscovering the East London Group: the part-time, working-class artists who depicted the capital between the wars
A new show in Southend-on-Sea aims to shine a light on the realist painters who fell into obscurity as tastes changed after the Second World War
After UK government slashes arts education funding it is now offering £10m extra cash—for a lucky few institutions
A select group of 16 specialist colleges, including the Royal College of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art, have been given a lifeline
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Hello Kitty, meet Louis Wain: a new film portrays the eccentric life of a cat painter
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the ill-fated Victorian illustrator who can be thanked—or blamed—for the rise of the feline in popular culture
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Rembrandt blockbuster draws 42,000 visitors to National Gallery of Canada
The response in Ottawa “shows people crave experiencing visual arts in person”, director Sasha Suda says
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Prospect New Orleans to stagger openings and delay gala after Hurricane Ida
The event, launched in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has been impacted by another major climate disaster
Emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend
From Rose Nestler's bizarre barre class to fireworks and goldfish cast in resin at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
'Exactly what we needed': Armory Show returns to New York in a new, modern location
Despite travel bans and complications, many galleries from oversees had a presence, giving the first major US fair since the pandemic a truly international tone
Klaus Biesenbach named director of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie
Hamburger Bahnhof contemporary museum is to be led by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Is it by the master? Audience delivers verdict on Salvator Mundi at 'The Lost Leonardo' UK premiere
The future’s bright: Millennials help art market stage post-pandemic recovery
Art Basel-UBS report reveals that employment has stabilised and gallery sales are up 10% in first half of 2021
Sung Tieu's film on sonic warfare, nausea and the legacy of the Cold War wins 2021 Frieze Artist Award
The Berlin-based artist will have a solo booth with Emalin at the London fair
Christie's to sell €5m Chardin painting for the first time in nearly 200 years
Descendants of François Marcille will sell 27 paintings and drawings from his collection in Paris this November, including Woman Drawing Water from a Water Urn
French decorative art stolen from 17-century country home in Sussex—for second time
Police appealing for information after five items, including a pair of Sèvres vases and a clock with a bronze figure of Apollo, were taken from Uppark on the South Downs
BlogAdventures with Van Gogh
Where was Van Gogh originally buried? We still don’t know
In an extraordinary scene, reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Vincent’s skull was held aloft and moved in 1905
Maqdala treasures looted by British troops returned to Ethiopia in 'largest single restitution'
At the ceremony in London, the Ethiopian ambassador renewed calls for museums to return Maqdala objects
Winner of 25th Deutsche Börse prize announced
Chinese artist Cao Fei's Serpentine exhibition Blueprints recognised as prophesying the effects of the pandemic
‘Caravaggio was a major-league asshole’: the long tradition of scandal in art
According to Noah Charney’s new book, infamy in the art world—be it contrived drama to drum up publicity or genuine artistic rivalry—is as old as art itself
Sotheby's wins 'dogfight' to sell $600m art collection of Harry and Linda Macklowe
Auction house will sell the 65 works, including $70m works by Rothko and Giacometti, in two standalone sales in November and next May
Photo London returns as 'an act of resistance'
Diverse interpretations of portraiture and themes of isolation and containment loom large at first physical photography fair since the onset of the pandemic
First Cupid, now a wine glass? More revelations emerge from restored Vermeer painting in Dresden
Major restoration on Girl reading a Letter at an Open Window shows a large studded goblet later covered by a green curtain
Eye of the Collector tries out new fair format in a neo-Gothic setting
The no-stands format of the London event in Two Temple Place is a refreshing change, although some visitors found the lack of labels confusing
Extract | How the colours in ancient Pompeian frescoes ‘spoke’ to Mark Rothko
A new book by the art historian Ben Street attempts to demystify how we look at art and argues for reacting instinctively to what we see
Jeff Koons reveals he is making NFTs, details plans for his Pace Gallery shows and remembers his hotel rendezvous with Salvador Dalí
The Balloon Dog sculptor spoke to The Art Newspaper as he announced a new art collaboration with BMW
Brussels doctors prescribe museum visits to treat Covid-19 stress
Research “has proven that art can be beneficial for health, both mental and physical,” the city’s head of culture tells a Belgian newspaper
September’s book bag: US land protests, English country houses and a feminist history of photography
Our roundup of the latest art publications
FeatureThe Armory Show 2021
When the present does not add up, artists look to the future
Artists' forward-looking visions are at the centre of this year’s Armory Focus section, as well as several exhibitions and projects in New York in the coming year
'A thunderstorm of ash and cloud': Artists remember 11 September
On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, artists reflect on how the event has impacted their work
San Francisco will greet a new Institute of Contemporary Art
Nascent museum proclaims a commitment to economic justice and expansion of the art canon
Stargazer idol will not be returned to Turkey, New York federal judge rules
The court found there is not enough evidence that the work was taken out of the country after 1906
Robert E. Lee monument removed in Richmond, Virginia
The equestrian statue of the Confederate general has been heavily vandalised since the eruption of Black Lives Matter protests last summer
ReviewSão Paulo Bienal
São Paulo Bienal echoes the political polarisation in Brazil
The 34th edition of the second longest-running international exhibition reflects on past and present political and social tensions
An expert’s guide to Titian: five must-read books on the Venetian Old Master
All you ever wanted to know about Titian, from a biography fit for a king to an overlooked lecture essay from 1990—selected by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum curator Nathaniel Silver
Five new books on female artists that you should read now
Jacqueline Riding—The Art Newspaper's new Books commissioning editor—gives us her top tips, from important catalogues on artists like Paula Rego to a series of children's books for young art lovers
Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen turns Venetian palace into cultural thinktank
The Berggruen Institute also announced that philosopher Peter Singer was the recipient of its annual $1m prize
From a Roly-Poly chair to a 15th-century illuminated manuscript made for the King of France: five highlights from Tefaf Online
Our pick of items that are for sale via the fair's online platform, which replaces the IRL fair which had been scheduled to run this week in Maastricht
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Italy evicts Steve Bannon’s right-wing group from medieval monastery
Move follows long-running dispute with the Italian ministry of culture over the 13th-century Certosa di Trisulti
InterviewThe Armory Show 2021
Michelle Stuart: Beyond the Earth
She was one of the first artists to use the land in her work, and now an Armory exhibition showcases the full range of her career
Art on the move: Kasmin brings kinetic artist George Rickey’s monumental sculptures to Manhattan
Rickey’s moving sculptures will be on view along the Park Avenue Mall and the gallery’s rooftop garden
NewsDisasters & destruction
Ancient Chinese sites hit by flash floods this summer
Deadly rains in central Henan province threatened key Unesco World Heritage sites and hundreds of national relics. Experts warn the disaster may be a taste of future trouble
UK’s controversial new police bill poses major threat to the art world
Proposed legislation aimed at cracking down on unruly protests may criminalise protest art
Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups
Tech-led art businesses are starting to attract venture capitalist funding, with the NFT platform MakersPlace recently gaining $30m investment
Armory week marks a return to normal—but not business as usual
As the art world judders back into action, dealers are taking stock of lessons learned, with many prioritising “doing more by doing less”
Art Basel promises to pay quarantine hotel bills and launches $1.6m 'solidarity fund' for galleries who fail to make sales
As exhibitors threaten to pull out of the fair in the face of travel uncertainty, another letter offering "extraordinary" one-off concessions to dealers is sent
Bank of England removes ten slave trader works
But contentious statues of politicians involved in slave trade still remain in city's Guildhall building
Destroying public symbols of the past will not lead to a juster society. We must keep our mistakes visible
Our monuments should be radically relabelled or repurposed to better represent who we are today, says former British Museum director Neil MacGregor
Object lessons: from an Inuit child's parka made of seal guts to a golden shawl spun from spider silk
Our pick of the highlights from this month's fairs and auctions
Secrets and lies: the role of restorers in art crime
Regulation of the conservation profession may be a start, but can it quash the “ego” that often motivates restorers-turned-forgers?
Recently restored Cupid joins nine Vermeer masterpieces for blockbuster show
Dresden exhibition will include Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window along with key international loans and works by other Dutch Golden Age artists
ReviewThe Armory Show 2021
The top five museum shows to see during Armory Week
From Dior at the Brooklyn Museum to Shigeko Kubota at MoMA
Winners of the Russian Art Focus Prize announced at Viennacontemporary
The British journalist Theo Merz won “best publication” and writing collective Agitatsia won “best research paper”
Instagram’s new sensitive content controls: what they could mean for the art world
The photo-sharing app has introduced new opt-out filters that censor the images they see—but most people don't even know they exist
NewsMuseums & Heritage
Arts & Crafts Movement gets a dedicated museum in St Petersburg, Florida
The new institution has been founded by the private collector and businessman and Rudy Ciccarello
BlogThe Buck stopped here
Immersive sound work by arts charity Artichoke captures the mundane and magnificent noises of a Brighton basketball court
Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend
From Adham Faramawy's contemplative film on the migration of plants to Abbas Akhavan's ancient Syrian colonnades
Book on Luisa Roldán shines new light on the 17th-century Spanish sculptor—but why does it lead on her marriage, not her masterpieces?
Volume is the debut instalment of a new series, Illuminating Women Artists, responding to the interest in those “who had nearly been lost to history”
Fertile artistry in England’s green and pleasant lands
The Big Review: Terrible Beauty: Elephant—Human—Ivory at Humboldt Forum
The first exhibition at the controversial new museum complex in Berlin unflinchingly confronts a controversial subject