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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Los Angeles artist Lauren Halsey will create the Metropolitan Museum’s next rooftop commission

The immersive work will feature symbolism from utopian to architecture and ancient Egyptian art, as well as references to South Central Los Angeles

Suspect in Museum of Modern Art stabbings arrested in Philadelphia

The man suspected of stabbing two front desk workers at MoMA was apprehended in a bus station in Philadelphia after a days-long manhunt

Storm King Art Center celebrates sculptor Wangechi Mutu in 2022 season

The arts centre will unveil various works by Mutu, and a site-specific commission by the New York-based artist Brandon Ndife

Metropolitan Museum picks Mexican architect Frida Escobedo for $500m revamp of Modern and contemporary art wing

Escobedo, the first woman to design a wing at the museum, was chosen over candidates including David Chipperfield, Ensamble Studio and other firms

Crime news

Suspect in stabbing of MoMA employees remains at large, threatens former president Donald Trump

A man identified as Gary Cabana stabbed two front desk employees at the Museum of Modern Art on 12 March and the following day threatened to trespass Mar-a-Lago

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Michael Heizer at Gagosian to Frédéric Bruly Bouabré at the Museum of Modern Art

Generational continuum: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art rejuvenates Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings

Eight of the 105 wall drawings in the sweeping retrospective, slated to be on view until 2043, will be restored as part of the project

Brazilian Modernist building struck by fire receives Getty conservation grant

The Jorge Machado Moreira-designed architecture and urbanism building of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro has received a $240,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to support the conservation of its archive

Historic East Hampton museum Guild Hall begins $25m renovation

Founded in 1931, Guild Hall holds a collection of more than 2,000 artworks by Jackson Pollock, Thomas Moran and others

São Paulo Bienal foregoes a chief curator in favour of a 'horizontal curatorial model' for 35th edition

The exhibition will be jointly curated by the artist Grada Kilomba, the art historian Manuel Borja-Villel and the curators and critics Diane Lima and Hélio Menezes

Antiquities dealers appeal restrictive New York ban on ivory

The appeal primarily challenges restrictions around the display of commercial ivory objects in the state

Amazonian cave paintings, pre-Columbian ruins and other world heritage sites identified as critically threatened

The World Monuments Fund has published its biannual report of world heritage sites facing risk due to climate change, political turmoil and other factors

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Rashaad Newsome at the Park Avenue Armory to Hans Holbein at the Morgan Library and Museum

SFMOMA receives gift of 350 works and $10m bequest from late American trustees

The donation includes works by Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei and others from the collection of the late philanthropists Norah and Norman Stone

Camille Norment engulfs Dia warehouse with a ‘vibrational catharsis’

Norment, who previously represented the Nordic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial, has devised a minimal sonic experience for the Dia Art Foundation’s second exhibition in its revamped Chelsea space

Archeologists in Mexico decipher ancient frieze

The frieze, discovered in Oaxaca in 2018, contains glyphs symbolising themes related to superstition and social hierarchies in the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures

Yinka Shonibare unveils project focused on the Great Migration

The third iteration of the artist’s 'Libraries' series will be permanently installed at the Rollins Museum of Art in Florida

US revises law governing repatriation of Indigenous remains and burial objects

The effort, conducted in consultation with Native American tribes and nations, would enable greater enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Pioneering video artist Ulysses Jenkins on creating new images of Black life

A retrospective at the Hammer Museum chronicles the artist’s pivotal role in the history of video art

Project chronicling Indigenous slavery receives $1.5m grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is funding the three-year initiative to compile historical records and future projects related to the enslavement of Indigenous people in the US

Our pick of the best shows to see during Frieze Los Angeles

From Pipilotti Rist's psychedelic survey to Jaishri Abichandani's 'Flower-Headed Children'

Triennialspreview

Inaugural Hawaii Triennial considers social activism, climate change and the Westernisation of Asia-Pacific

The exhibition, which began as a biennial, has been curated by Melissa Chiu, Miwako Tezuka and Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

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

Native American activists call for return of artefacts from Scotland

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow acquired moccasins, a necklace and a child’s bonnet after the Wounded Knee Massacre

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to expand its Islamic art galleries

The museum’s Islamic art collection spans more than 1,400 pieces as well as important long-term loans

Prizesnews

Painter Oscar Yi Hou receives third annual UOVO prize

The $25,000 prize includes a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a public commission for the exterior of the UOVO warehouse in Bushwick

‘Communities are affected when someone is imprisoned’: Arizona exhibition explores the social impact of mass incarceration

The show, at the Arizona State University Art Museum, comes as museums nationwide grapple with the fine line between ‘fetishising’ prisoners and broadening dialogue around incarceration

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

UC Berkeley returns Wiyot human remains and burial objects

The university still holds one of the largest collections of Indigenous human remains and sacred objects in the US