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Art Institute of Chicago receives $25m gift for new photography centre

The Bucksbaum family’s donation is the largest the museum’s photography department has ever received

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Textile artist Gary Tyler wins 2024 Frieze Los Angeles Impact Prize

The artist, who was wrongfully incarcerated for almost 42 years, will receive $25,000 and a solo stand at this year’s edition of the fair

Lacma organising Zeng Fanzhi show in Venice to coincide with the 2024 Biennale

Co-curated by the Los Angeles museum's director, Michael Govan, the exhibition is designed by Tadao Ando

Canadian museum removing name of former director and Nazi supporter Ferdinand Eckhardt from its entrance hall

The longtime Winnipeg Art Gallery director's Order of the Buffalo Hunt, one of Manitoba’s highest honours, has also been posthumously rescinded

Frick Collection director to retire after $195m renovation

Ian Wardropper has been leading the museum since 2011, guiding it through its renovation and temporary relocation to the former Whitney Museum building

Confederate Memorial coming down at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC

Now that a judge lifted a last-minute injunction, the monument will be gone by the end of the week

Caught red-handed: climate activist pleads guilty to defacing Degas exhibit at National Gallery of Art

Joanna Smith faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine

Argentina’s new president Javier Milei does away with culture ministry 24 hours after taking office

The new far-right president halved the number of government ministries (and devalued the peso by 50%) in a show of “control” over the nation and its economic troubles

In pictures: Art Basel in Miami Beach's Meridians section features big works tackling big topics

Curator Magalí Arriola picks out some highlights from the fair's large-scale presentation

Delayed gratification for Miami’s new Museum of Sex

Postponed until January, the Florida outpost of the beloved New York institution will open with wet, wild and scholarly exhibits

Dutch artist Anneke Eussen’s border-questioning sculpture acquired by the city of Miami Beach

The purchase is part of the city’s annual programme to acquire a work from Art Basel in Miami Beach

Sky's the limit in public art project in solidarity with Miami's drag queens

As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis cracks down on their public visibility, local celebrities from Fantasia Royale Gaga to Persephone Von Lips are celebrated in banner form above Española Way

Nam June Paik exhibition at The Bass reveals his love affair with Miami Beach

A show at The Bass explores how the father of video art was inspired by south Florida, where he spent the last few years of his life

Naked ambition: nudist group hopes to build a Miami Beach museum

A local non-profit is looking into possible sites near Haulover Beach Park, one of the only clothing-optional beaches in Florida

Ethiopian culture explored with Medieval icons, Haile Selassie’s cloak and scratch-and-sniff cards

An exhibition at the Walters Art Museum spanning two millennia looks to open our eyes to the splendour of an intercontinental cultural hub

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Mark Bradford wins $500,000 Getty Prize

As stipulated in the award's new rules, the Los Angeles-based abstract artist will donate the money to a non-profit of his choosing

A theatrical new Calder exhibition staged in Seattle

The Seattle Art Museum’s gift of more than 45 works from collectors Jon and Kim Shirley makes for a compelling performance

‘One of the great museum directors of her generation’: Ann Philbin to retire after 25 years leading the Hammer Museum

Philbin transformed the University of California, Los Angeles's campus museum (originally built to house an oil magnate's Old Masters) into a world-class contemporary art institution

Jasper Johns’s ‘mutual aid’ organisation for artists receives almost $9m from the estate of Los Angeles gallerist Margo Leavin

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been selling works donated by visual artists to fund those working in experimental forms and performance since 1963

New 3D documentary tells the multidimensional story of American artist H.C. Westermann

Westermann’s hand-carved wooden sculptures pop off cinema screens in Los Angeles and Chicago this month

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum sues architect and construction company behind new $38m pavilion

The museum says that Why Architects and Swinerton Builders “failed to meet even the minimum museum-quality standards”

The National Museum of Women in the Arts reopens after $67.5m makeover

The Washington, DC, museum opens on 21 October with an ambitious show of previously unseen large-scale sculptures and immersive installations

Sallisa Rosa is bringing her largest ceramic installation to Miami Beach and São Paulo

The project, commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, draws on the artist’s Indigenous heritage to explore collective memory

New building for Memphis Brooks Museum imperilled amid lawsuit over ownership of its riverfront plot

The legal case seeking to block the art museum's new $180m Herzog & de Meuron-designed building is ongoing

The Met and Yemeni government reach agreement for long-term display and care of two ancient sculptures

The artefacts, dating from the third millenium BC, will remain in New York as Yemen’s civil war drags on

Unesco adds sites in Kyiv and Lviv to list of world heritage in danger

Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kyiv’s Saint Sophia Cathedral, the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and the historic centre of Lviv join Odesa on Unesco’s endangered list

Gagosian notches victory in lawsuit brought by photographer over Richard Prince’s New Portraits series

The gallery will not have to pay Donald Graham for any “unrealised profits” related to Prince’s appropriation of the photographer’s work

Finding humour in New York's Independent 20th Century fair

The art fair's second edition features plenty of paintings, plus some unusual sculptures, by previously overlooked 20th-century artists