Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin Sutton is the Editor, Americas of The Art Newspaper.

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Mo’ better news: Spike Lee exhibition coming to the Brooklyn Museum

The museum will showcase more than 300 objects related to the famed Brooklyn film-maker’s life and work

American Women’s History Museum founding director Nancy Yao withdraws from role

Yao, who was picked to lead the new Smithsonian museum through design and construction, said she needs to prioritise her family

$2.3m grant will fund Denver monument to historic disability rights protest

The Mile High City will create a new monument to a 1978 protest that was a landmark for the disability rights movement

Prized Leonardo portrait on the move at US National Gallery of Art amid renovations

The Washington, DC museum will move “Ginevra de' Benci” to a different gallery through early 2024

Unesco members vote overwhelmingly—but not unanimously—to readmit the United States

The US will have to repay $619m in dues that accrued after it ceased paying in 2011 but before its formal departure in 2019

Julie Mehretu will create BMW’s next Art Car

The artist, known for her dynamic compositions in two dimensions, will bring that sense of movement to a car with a maximum speed of around 345km per hour

13 art destinations for day trips near New York City this summer

Our picks of the must-see shows within a (relatively) short train, car, bus or ferry ride from New York City this summer, from the Storm King Art Center to the Newark Museum

Flora Yukhnovich, painter reinterpreting Old Master imagery, joins Hauser & Wirth

The British artist’s work—which reframes art history through abstraction, feminism and pop culture—has been on countless collectors’ wishlists in recent years

Los Angeles inaugurates three new art-filled metro stations

The city’s newest underground train stations are home to permanent commissions by eight artists including Andrea Bowers and Ann Hamilton

Florida judge squashes copyright infringement lawsuit over Maurizio Cattelan’s banana

The judge dismissed a suit brought by artist Joe Morford claiming he had made the original taped-banana work in 2001

An art factory grows in Brooklyn

Powerhouse Arts transforms a former transit power station know to locals simply as 'the batcave' into a creative hub

‘We charge you with ecocide’: climate protesters call for ouster of Museum of Modern Art board chair at gala

Activists urged the New York museum to distance itself from board chair Marie-Josée Kravis and her husband Henry Kravis due to their ties to the fossil fuel industry

Françoise Gilot, artist whose prolific career transcended early relationship with Picasso, has died, aged 101

Gilot, whose distinctive figurative paintings span eight decades, infamously dumped the famous Spanish artist

Smithsonian picks architect for $130m Bezos Learning Center on Washington, DC's National Mall

The new education annex of the National Air and Space Museum will be funded through a $200m gift from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

The British Museum and BP's sponsorship deal will end after 27 years

The museum has been under pressure for more than a decade to break off its affiliation with the oil and gas corporation

Biden administration bans fuel and mineral extraction within ten miles of ancient Pueblo sites in New Mexico

The lands withdrawn from future oil, gas and mining claims around Chaco Culture National Historical Park include more than 4,700 known archaeological sites

Checkmate for public art installation of giant game pieces in Philadelphia

“Your Move”, a sculptural installation in central Philadelphia, will be permanently removed after it was deemed too costly to maintain

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum reveals its $230m transformation

More than three years after it closed, the museum in upstate New York has made major upgrades across its campus and added more than 500 works to its collection

Museum of Modern Art acquires more than 200 works by experimental film-maker Ken Jacobs

The museum has also restored Jacobs’s first film, “Orchard Street” (1955), which will be displayed in a gallery in November

Climate protestors who targeted US National Gallery of Art’s Degas sculpture face prison time

The two protesters have have been indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of conspiracy

Artist who falsely claimed Native American heritage sentenced to 18 months’ probation

The Seattle-based artist had pleaded guilty to violating the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Museums in four states win top US prize

The Institute of Museum and Library Services bestowed its top honours for 2023 on museums in Florida, Ohio, Wyoming and California

American Museum of Natural History’s soaring, $465m new science centre opens

The new Gilder Center, designed by architecture firm Studio Gang to resemble a towering canyon, adds 230,000 sq. ft and some clarity to the museum’s vast Manhattan campus

'Slime Queen' collector Karen Robinovitz on her dream art purchase and the work hanging in her linen closet

Robinovitz's most recent art purchase was Yoora Lee painting from Half Gallery’s booth at Expo Chicago

A hot pink tree sculpture sprouts amid New York's leafy High Line

Pamela Rosenkranz’s Old Tree is on show close to the Shed, Frieze New York's venue

Twelve must-see exhibitions in New York during Frieze

From Lauren Halsey's new commission for the Met rooftop to funkily subversive sculptures at the Museum of Arts and Design, the season's essential exhibitions

Christie’s kicks off New York’s spring auctions with record-breaking Rousseau

The auction house’s bottom line benefitted from the strong performance of works from the collections of S.I. Newhouse and Paul G. Allen

A century of Ellsworth Kelly in pictures

As the American painter's 100th birthday approaches, a look back on his life and legacy in photos