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Historic Baltimore museum reopens after $5.5m renovation

The Peale Museum, considered the first “purpose-built” museum in North America, reopens with a contemporary and local focus

Gabriella Angeletiabout 2 hours ago

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art closes for fumigation after paper-eating bugs spotted inside artwork

Silverfish were filmed behind the glazing of a photograph by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Iranian museum

Lee Cheshireabout 11 hours ago

Canadian foundation will give more than $150,000 to artists of Ukrainian heritage

The Hnatyshyn Foundation will confer awards to ten displaced Ukrainian artists and ten Canadian artists of Ukrainian descent

Larry Humberabout 2 hours ago

Outcry over Mexico City’s plan to replace guerrilla ‘anti-monument’ to victims of gender violence with replica of pre-hispanic statue

After an earlier plan for a new sculpture by artist Pedro Reyes was roundly rejected, the municipal government said it had received activists’ blessing to replace the protest monument that stood in its place

Benjamin Suttonabout 22 hours ago

Russia-Ukraine war

The latest news on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

London's Saatchi Gallery cancels Russian-organised show of Ukrainian art after social media backlash

"The Ukrainian Way" was scheduled for 3-11 September with an accompanying auction of physical works and NFTs

'Mum, I don't want war': Children's drawings from Ukraine displayed alongside those from Poland in 1946

On view in 16 cities Polish cities, the exhibition shows the "shocking" similarity between the contemporary and historical pictures

Manifesta director says the biennial should be held in Ukraine: here are five reasons why it is a good idea

The 2028 edition of the nomadic European exhibition would strengthen the country's cultural scene

Art in the shadow of war: curating a show at Latvia's Mark Rothko Art Centre

Signs of the Russia-Ukraine conflict are everywhere in Latvia—and there's a growing number of culturally disenfranchised citizens, too

Exhibitions

Helsinki’s Flow Festival is a pioneering carbon neutral event—but its art shows get lost in the decor

Experiential sound and light works included in the music festival are so immersive that they are almost hard to find

Nadine Khalilabout 9 hours ago

Six must-see exhibitions on view in the Hamptons

As the Art Market Hamptons fair returns to Water Mill, these are the must-see shows on the east end of Long Island

Overlooked for decades, the spiritual and surreal paintings of Audra Skuodas make a star turn in Cleveland’s Front triennial

A prolific artist who died in 2019 after spending most of her life in Ohio, Skuodas produced an enigmatic oeuvre spanning many decades, styles and media

Exhibition traces the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad in unprecedented detail

Show about the Hijrah—Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina—at Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Museum will go on a five-year world tour

Art market

Allegedly stolen ancient Cambodian sculptures airbrushed from photoshoot of ‘most beautiful home in America’

Cambodian government says stone artefacts kept at San Francisco home of billionaire Lindemann family match those looted from sacred site

Canada moves toward adopting artist's resale rights law

The move would be especially significant for First Nations artists, who make up an enormous share of Canada’s art market but rarely earn more than subsistence income from sales

Hauser & Wirth couple buy up Groucho private club in London—complete with 150-strong art collection

Works by Peter Blake, Gavin Turk and Tracey Emin are dotted around the Dean Street premises

Frieze rocks: Artist Nikita Gale to create electric guitar installation for BMW commission

Los Angeles-based artist will investigate the “history and politics of sound” at London fair in October

Chasing a booming East Asian art market, shipping company Crozier expands in Hong Kong

Organisation's chief still sees Hong Kong as "primary gateway to region" despite Beijing crackdown causing jitters for businesses

Museums & Heritage

Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture receives $8m in state funding for major renovation

The centre, whose art collection is one of the richest in historic and Modern Black art, will put the state funds toward major improvements to its building

The Metropolitan Museum returns two looted artefacts to Nepal

The two works, given to the museum in the 1990s, were looted from temples in Kathmandu according to recent internal provenance research

An historic appointment: Lynette L. Allston is the first Indigenous person to serve as board president of a major US museum

Allston had previously advised the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in devising its land acknowledgement agreement

Allegedly stolen ancient Cambodian sculptures airbrushed from photoshoot of ‘most beautiful home in America’

Cambodian government says stone artefacts kept at San Francisco home of billionaire Lindemann family match those looted from sacred site

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A brush with… Pierre Huyghe

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from John Cage to Marcel Duchamp

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India and Pakistan at 75

As India and Pakistan celebrate 75 years of independence, we look at how artists and cultural institutions are commemorating the act of partition that brought them into being—and how it continues to affect the art world today.

India and Pakistan turn 75: exhibitions on independence and partition to see around the world

From Kolkata to Chicago, here are 11 shows that deal with the many histories of nationhood and freedom in the subcontinent

'A logistical nightmare': how deteriorating India-Pakistan relations affect the South Asian art trade

From smuggled paintings to cancelled visas, the heads of the subcontinent's fairs, biennials and galleries weigh in on the ramifications of the contested border

Gandhi's handwritten notes to Lord Mountbatten on the eve of India's partition go on show

Group exhibition at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton is curated by the Mumbai artist Jitish Kallat and includes works by Kader Attia and Zarina

Book Club

The best art books for summer 2022—as recommended by artists, curators, museum directors and dealers

From artist biographies and essay collections to a dystopian novel, surf culture and a rock’n’roll autobiography

Compiled by José da Silva and Gareth Harris

Who is Octavia Butler and why is the art world obsessed with her writing?

The late author’s sci-fi stories have inspired artists such as Alberta Whittle, Candice Breitz, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Precious Okoyomon

Books

Stolen by the Nazis and a talking point in Cold War Poland: the strange journey of Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine

Eden Collinsworth tells a breathless, flowery tale of the celebrated Cecilia Gallerani portrait

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

London's 'spectacular' 2024 Van Gogh show will focus on the artist’s greatest period—we delve into the details

“Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers” at the National Gallery will be presented in themes, tracing the story of his stay in Provence

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The Week in Art

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub

Plus, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize winner: a basket made with horsehair

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Our guide to the Venice Biennale

The stuff of dreams: Cecilia Alemani delivers a perfectly judged Biennale

The Milk of Dreams is a "show of ripples and resonances, one that honours its artists"

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see collateral exhibitions around the city

Writhing bodies in a deconsecrated church, BDE at the Ducale and an entirely improvised pavilion—what to see beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards