Gabriella Angeleti

Gabriella Angeleti (gabi@theartnewspaper.com) is a writer and the assistant editor of the Museums & Heritage, Americas, section of The Art Newspaper.

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Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija on honouring Mexican pottery traditions—and the intoxicating inspiration of psychoactive drinks

An exhibition in Mexico City explores the artist’s years-long investigation of Oaxacan vessels made for the consumption of mezcal and pulque

Interview | American artist Jim Denevan on his ephemeral earthworks

The artist, whose work was a centrepiece of the 2022 Desert X AlUla, has been creating complex miles-long temporary installations on the earth since the mid-1990s

Kohler heiress's foundation announces inaugural grants for non-profit cultural organisations

The grant-making initiative was launched with a $440m bequest from the late vernacular art collector and patron Ruth DeYoung Kohler

Metropolitan Museum of Art increases admission fee

The museum initially changed its "pay-as-you-wish" policy in 2018

Daniel H. Weiss will step down as president and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum

Weiss, who guided the Met through several major projects and challenges during his tenure, will step down in June 2023

Indigenous tribes will co-manage Utah’s long-contested Bears Ears National Monument

The governance and size of the monument have been disputed for years, and Utah Republicans are still trying to block president Biden's 2021 expansion of its boundaries

Smithsonian's hunt for sites for national Latino and women’s museums narrowed down to four locations

The institution will announce the selected Washington, DC sites for the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum by the end of the year

Midwestern man charged for illegally excavating Indigenous artefacts

The man and others excavated a densely concentrated archaeological site in the Harry S. Truman State Park in Missouri

Book Clubreview

Long career of Brazilian kinetic and optical art pioneer Abraham Palatnik surveyed in visually remarkable book

The monographic publication Enchantment/Experimentation coincided with an extensive exhibition organised by Galeria Nara Roesler in New York this year

The newly-restored Morgan Library and Museum opens a public garden

The $13m project entailed a comprehensive exterior restoration and landscape redesign

Sinuous sculptures by Mexican artist Geles Cabrera resurface in Americas Society exhibition

The sculptor and museum founder has had a prolific career spanning more than six decades but remains little-known outside of Mexico

Jewel box museum of Old Master artworks reopens in San Diego

The Timken Museum of Art, the only museum with a Rembrandt on public display in San Diego, underwent a major two-year renovation

The best art destinations for day trips near New York City this summer

Our picks of the must-see seasonal outdoor and indoor exhibitions, from Wangechi Mutu and Brandon Ndife at the Storm King Art Center to Frank Stella at The Ranch

Looted Maya frieze once offered to the Metropolitan Museum will be fully restored

The elaborate temple relief, now held by the Museo Nacional de Antropología, was extracted from the Maya jungle in the 1960s and offered to the Met for $400,000

Artefacts long held by the Smithsonian will go on view at new Mi’ kmaw cultural centre in Nova Scotia

The $50m centre is scheduled to open in 2025 and showcase works on long-term loan from the National Museum of the American Indian

Inhotim founder Bernardo Paz, acquitted of money laundering, donates more than 300 works from his collection to the institute

Paz had been accused of transferring nearly $100m made as donations to the sprawling art centre to his mining and steel companies

Leaked report reveals Harvard holds remains of nearly 7,000 Indigenous and 20 enslaved people

The unfinalised report is being developed by a steering committee formed last year to address repatriation concerns at the Ivy League university

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Esmaa Mohamoud at Arsenal Contemporary to the Flag Art Foundation’s group show curated by ex-football player and arts patron Keith Rivers

Archaeologists unearth sprawling Maya metropolis in the Yucatán

The discovery comes on the heels of the contentious Maya Train development in the area, one section of which was temporarily suspended this week

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Karim B. Hamid at Alchemy Gallery to Sky Hopinka at Broadway

The Met creates digital project tied to $70m upgrade of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The venture, made in collaboration with the World Monuments Fund and several African art and culture scholars, will examine historical sites in sub-Saharan Africa

Colombian gallery repeats as Frieze stand prize winner

The Bogotá- and New York-based gallery Instituto de Visión walked away with the award for the second consecutive year

From Latinx artists to new takes on Surrealism, curator Marcela Guerrero’s favourite works at Frieze New York

Eight must-see works of art from the Whitney Museum of American Art's associate curator

The artist encouraging New Yorkers to empathise with their trash

Artist Sto Len is using his residency with the New York City sanitation department to call attention to citizens' attitudes about trash

Brazilian museum accused of censoring photographs of Marxist land reform movement

The museum claims the works' removal was due to a scheduling issue, but the curators involved in the selection described the images' omission as "disrespectful and unjust”

$19m renovation of American Museum of Natural History's Indigenous collection hall unveiled

American Museum of Natural History renovates its Pacific Northwest cultures gallery after 112 years

Six must-see shows during Frieze New York

From Genesis P-Orridge at Pioneer Works to Louise Bourgeois at the Met, our pick of the best exhibitions in the city this week

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Ouattara Watts at Karma to Lydia Ourahmane at the SculptureCenter