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Pussy Riot member curates US billboard art exhibition to raise awareness of gender pay gap

On the occasion of Women’s History Month, a show of large-scale public art curated by Nadya Tolokonnikova is taking over advertising spaces across the US

Why endow a museum wing when you can fund archives? Hauser & Wirth Institute gives $700,000 in grants to preserving historical records

Newly announced funding for the Studio Museum in Harlem and Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute follow 2021 grants to small nonprofits in Chicago, British Columbia and Hong Kong

Appeals court sides with Phillips in dispute with Chinese collector over auction of Gerhard Richter fighter jet painting

The decision, the latest (and possibly last) in a legal saga that stretches back to 2015, upholds a 2021 decision in the auction house’s favour

Ukrainian institutions in North America ramp up programming and field donations as Russian invasion intensifies

Museums and institutes devoted to Ukraine and its diaspora are experiencing a surge of support and interest brought on by war in the homeland

Artworks from Ukrainian museum appear as monumental projections in California

The partnership between a Bay Area nonprofit and a museum in Kyiv began shortly before the Russian invasion has taken on new urgency in the days since

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Danica Lundy's disquieting tableaux of teenage angst to Claudette Schreuders's introspective doubles

US artist Nick Cave to project his dancing ‘Soundsuits’ onto massive building in central Chicago

The large-scale video projection coincides with the opening of Cave’s major solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, which will then travel to the Guggenheim in New York

Moonnews

Artist Sacha Jafri plans to place the ‘first official artwork on the moon’

The aerospace-grade aluminium plate will be sent to space later this year, but earthbound collectors can partake of the journey thanks to line of exclusive NFTs

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s studio building donated to Whitney Museum

The building, just a few blocks from the museum, will be renovated and used as a permanent home for the Whitney’s Independent Study Program

New takes on Old Masters in a landmark of Old Hollywood

New York-based Half Gallery has taken over the home of Dorothy Arzner, one of the most successful lesbians in Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century

In pictures: our pick of Frieze Los Angeles

From large-scale sculptures to hanging installations, this year's fair is living large

In Josh Kline's new film, cataclysm has become quotidian

The artist discusses his new film, which uses analogue special effects to depict a flooded New York City

In a Los Angeles backyard, a collector's gallery project expands

Collector Danny First is extending his homegrown programme beyond the walls of a replica of the Unabomber's nerve centre

NFTnews

New NFT platform with art world bona fides launches marketplace with Fang Lijun digital editions

The renowned Chinese painter’s first NFTs, commissioned by Outland, will be followed by US artist Rachel Rose’s latest works in the format

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Jennie C. Jones at the Guggenheim to Vincent Smith at Alexandre Gallery

Baltimore Museum of Art director Christopher Bedford will leave to lead SFMoMA

Bedford, like his SFMoMA predecessor Neal Benezra, very publicly ran afoul of industry conventions around deaccessioning and selling works from museum collections

First director picked to lead Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino

Jorge Zamanillo, currently the executive director and chief executive of HistoryMiami Museum, will lead the new Washington, DC museum through planning and construction

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From 20th century Italian masterworks at the Center for Italian Modern Art to Ashley Bickerton’s oceanic sculptures at Lehmann Maupin

Biden administration reverses Trump-era restrictions on federal art commissions

In the waning months of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration imposed a ban on commissioning abstract or modernist art for federal buildings

Frieze cancels Los Angeles fair’s outdoor sculpture show due to shipping delays and labour shortages

Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills, which was to take place in Beverly Gardens Park and run until May, would have included sculptures from 12 exhibiting galleries

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the jewels of the American Folk Art Museum’s collection to Alec Soth’s journey across the US

More than $3.1m awarded to recipients of United States Artists grants for 2022

The non-profit’s new cohort of fellows includes sculptors Lonnie Holley and Nicole Marroquin, and textile artists Melissa Cody and Indira Allegra

The next Whitney Biennial’s 63 participating artists and collectives revealed

The exhibition’s 80th iteration, originally scheduled for 2021, will open on 6 April with its own official symbol

Simone Leigh statue of African deity installed at former site of Confederate monument in New Orleans

Leigh’s sculpture was unveiled at the symbolically charged site in the city centre during the closing weekend of the fifth Prospect New Orleans triennial

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abraham Palatnik’s first posthumous show at Nara Roesler to ayahuasca-inspired ceramics at Salon 94

Controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt removed from American Museum of Natural History

The equestrian statue, which depicts Roosevelt on horseback flanked by a Native American man and a man of African descent, had been the focus of years-long campaigns from activists calling for its removal

NFTblog

Caviar with your crypto? World’s ‘first NFT restaurant’ planned in New York

Access to the members-only restaurant will be available only to holders of limited-edition non-fungible tokens

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From an artist couple’s colourful daring at the Museum of Arts and Design to the last chance to see Alexander Calder at the Museum of Modern Art

Sotheby’s reportedly selects Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley to pursue IPO at around $5bn

The auction house, which had been publicly traded for decades before being bought by Patrick Drahi for $3.7bn in 2019, could return to public trading later this year

Rare Shakespeare First Folio acquired by Canadian university to go on view at Vancouver Art Gallery

The University of British Columbia has acquired a copy of the ‘First Folio’ that helped preserve some of the bard’s most famous plays, including ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’