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Mexican government investigating collector who claims he burned a Frida Kahlo drawing for an NFT charity project

Collector Martin Mobarak purportedly set a 1944 Kahlo drawing on fire in a martini glass while a mariachi band burst into song during a ceremony at his Miami mansion

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson foundation launches ambitious ten-year initiative to wrestle with the artists’ legacies

The Holt/Smithson Foundation’s annual lecture series, kicking off at the Whitney Museum in November, aims to “ask difficult questions” about the artists’ Land Art creations

Whitney curator David Breslin appointed to lead Metropolitan Museum’s Modern and contemporary art department

Breslin, who co-curated the 2022 Whitney Biennial, will oversee the Met’s major expansion project

Judge sides with immersive art company Meow Wolf in artist’s copyright infringement lawsuit

Artist Lauren Oliver, who created the popular “Space Owl” sculpture and an accompanying climate change-themed installation at the company’s New Mexico complex, had sued Meow Wolf for more than $1m

Artists and gallery gather donations for asylum-seekers bussed to New York by Texas governor

In the face of a humanitarian crisis caused by governor Abbott busing migrants to sanctuary cities, artists Guadalupe Maravilla and Mariana Parisca and PPOW gallery are gathering supplies and donations

Congressional commission calls for removal of pro-Confederacy painting and markers at US Military Academy

But the Naming Commission's latest report, focused on the American military and naval academies, could not recommend the removal of a Ku Klux Klan panel at the former institution

FBI returns 2,000-year-old Roman mosaic discovered in Los Angeles to Italy

The mosaic, which features a portrait of Medusa and had been cut into 16 pieces, was returned to Rome by the FBI’s Art Crime Team

Whistler’s famed Peacock Room, ‘vibrant and revamped’, reopens following major conservation project

The historic interior, with its elaborate avian ornamentation, has undergone months of cleaning and restoration to shore up worn elements and return others to their original lustre

Report on Chicago's monuments urges removal of Columbus statues, creation of markers that tell city's 'true and complete history'

The city’s department of cultural affairs is also giving $50,000 grants to eight projects to create new temporary or permanent monuments

Environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists receive grants totalling $250,000

Fourteen projects across the US addressing the climate crisis head on received the inaugural environmental grants from Anonymous Was A Woman and the New York Foundation for the Arts

With $4.5m funding boost, the Noguchi Museum will open the artist’s home and studio to the public

Isamu Noguchi’s live-work space, located across the street from his namesake museum, will undergo much-needed renovations to become accessible for public tours

Nazi-looted art on display in New York museums must be prominently identified as such under new law

The new state regulation, signed into law by Governor Hochul, requires museums to install placards or other signage alongside works on view that were looted by the Nazis during the Second World War

Preservationists urge restrictions on oil and gas exploitation near archaeological sites, parks and monuments in US Southwest

A new report highlights the risks posed by resource extraction near sites that are of sacred to Indigenous groups and have enormous archaeological significance

The Getty Museum will return a set of illegally excavated life-size statues to Italy

The group of figures, known as “Orpheus and the Sirens”, is one of four artefacts the museum is repatriating to Italy based on new evidence

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

Battle over Henry Darger’s legacy escalates as artist’s estate sues landlords who saved his work

Representatives of the artist’s estate are suing Darger’s longtime landlords, who brought his work to light after his death, for copyright infringement

Artist’s salad restaurant chain replica sparks confusion and conversations about gentrification in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Over two weeks, Alexander Si served up pointed questions about the aesthetics of whiteness and eco-chic branding

A Frida Kahlo musical is headed to Broadway

Developed with the permission and assistance of Kahlo’s estate, the musical will offer “a full-throated celebration of Kahlo’s joyous spirit of creativity”

Cleveland’s Front International triennial explores healing through art-making

The second edition of the exhibition brings together the work of 100 artists across Ohio

Previously undetected Buddha discovered in 16th-century ‘magic mirror’ after curator shines light on it

Image was uncovered in what was thought to be an ordinary handheld mirror in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s East Asian collection

San Francisco artists will receive $1,000 per month as part of a guaranteed income pilot programme

The initiative, now in its second round and organised by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, aims to create a stable economic foundation for artists with few or no social safety net protections

Front Triennial launches fellowship programme to support marginalised artists

The Art Futures Fellowship provides an unrestricted $25,000 grant and opportunities for career development to artists based in northern Ohio

Indigenous Canadian artists pressure government to curtail sales of counterfeit First Nations art

Imports of artworks manufactured abroad to replicate Indigenous Canadian styles are not currently regulated

Uproar as Philadelphia excludes Black artists from commission process for statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman

The $500,000 commission was awarded to a white artist whose work had previously been installed near the same site earlier this year

‘No mere monkey business’: creators of Bored Apes NFTs sue artist Ryder Ripps for trademark infringement

The artist defended his series as “a protest against and parody of” the prized monkey illustrations

Postmasters, the first New York gallery to leave Chelsea for Tribeca, will shutter its space there to pursue pop-up model

Following a legal dispute with their landlord, the gallery’s founders are embracing a nomadic model while maintaining their focus on new media art

Reversing course after shakeup, San Francisco school board votes to keep controversial George Washington murals on view

Previously destined to be painted over, then simply covered up, the WPA frescoes have been at the centre of debates about US history, education and representation for four years

‘Unexhibitable’ Eva Hesse sculpture will go on view at New York's Guggenheim following restoration

A new exhibition at the museum centres on ‘Expanded Expansion’, a large-scale latex work that had deteriorated in storage for decades

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Bored Apes, Beeple and Takashi Murakami among the winners at second annual NFT Awards in New York

The awards were given out during the fourth edition of the NFT.NYC conference, which is unfolding amid a major downturn in cryptocurrency markets

'Soho Scammer' Anna Sorokin to sell NFTs

Sorokin joins the many celebrities, from Grimes to Paris Hilton, who are cashing in on the NFT trend