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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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the jewels of the American Folk Art Museum’s collection to Alec Soth’s journey across the US

The Lenape diaspora, once on the brink of erasure, championed in New York exhibition

The show, the first-ever Lenape-curated exhibition profiling the tribes that inhabited the northeastern US coast, critiques the lack of scholarship and institutional focus on the Lenape people

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abraham Palatnik’s first posthumous show at Nara Roesler to ayahuasca-inspired ceramics at Salon 94

Indigenous man allegedly fired for refusing to discard bones and artefacts unearthed at Texas construction site

The San Antonio-based chef and site manager was dismissed after being instructed to destroy the discoveries to avoid delaying the renovation of a restaurant

Historic Peruvian church to be restored after earthquake

The Church of La Jalca Grande, one of the first churches built in Peru after the Spanish conquest, was constructed using stones from pre-Hispanic monuments

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Crypto group shamed for spending $3m on ‘Dune’ book, mistakenly believing it had acquired copyright to produce NFTs

The group Spice DAO planned to sell NFTs based on the contents of the book, which details Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but failed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From an artist couple’s colourful daring at the Museum of Arts and Design to the last chance to see Alexander Calder at the Museum of Modern Art

An artist residency supporting Bipoc artists flourishes in the Hamptons

Ma’s House, led by the Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis, will offer month-long residencies and other programming throughout 2022

David Zwirner’s plans for artist retreat in Montauk face pushback from locals

Members of a local planning board argue the development would restrict access to Lake Montauk, among other concerns

Ancient petroglyph panel in Texas permanently damaged after vandals scratch their names into rock

The National Park Service has issued an open call for information leading to the persons involved in the incident

Republicans take aim at protected national monuments in Utah

Legislators in the state are planning legal action in order to allow mining in region that contains 100,000 archaeological sites

Smithsonian continues Capitol insurrection archival project

The museum initiated the project last year in the aftermath of the violent far-right riot on 6 January, and has added artefacts originating not only with the rioters but also those who acted against the mob

Faith Ringgold mural will be transferred from women’s prison to the Brooklyn Museum

The work, dedicated to incarcerated women on Rikers Island, was completed in 1972 and was once almost completely destroyed

Bronx Museum of the Arts to undertake $21m expansion

The project includes the addition of a multi-storey entrance and lobby, and is being supported with state and city funds

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In Pictures | Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s

The book, coinciding with a retrospective exhibition at the Menil Collection, explores the “shooting paintings” Saint Phalle made between 1961 and 1963, called Tirs, and other areas of her practice

Sofía Táboas takes the temperature of the Jumex collection

The artist guest curated a collection exhibition at Museo Jumex dealing with nature and man-made environments, and explores related themes in a concurrent show of her own works

The Met begins $70m renovation of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The galleries, housed in the Michael C. Rockefeller wing of the museum, will be modernised to better contextualise the collection and illustrate the ‘complex story of cultural development over the last 5,000 years’

Richard Serra, Kara Walker and other artists urged the Met to remove Sackler name

In an open letter started by Nan Goldin, world-renowned artists denounced the museum’s ties to the Sacklers due to the family’s role in the opioid crisis

Boston College museum receives $25m in art and grants from philanthropist Peter Lynch

The McMullen Museum of Art is gaining works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Albert Bierstadt, and others

Two artists face federal charges for faking Indigenous heritage

The Washington-based artists have been charged with claiming enrollment in Indigenous tribes, violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Buddhist composer Philip Glass in dialogue with a storied Tibetan art collection

The Smithsonian commissioned the composer to create a performance responding to an exhibition of objects from the illustrious Tibetan Buddhist art collection of Alice Kandell

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Joseph E. Yoakum’s mythical drawings at MoMA to SculptureCenter’s ode to Sara Penn and the lost East Village art scene

Metropolitan Museum drops Sackler name from its galleries

The announcement comes as museums worldwide sever ties with members of the Sackler family over their role in the opioid crisis

Brooklyn Museum appoints KP Trueblood as its new president and chief operating officer

Trueblood, who will replace David Berliner early next year, has a background in government and public service

Visualising sounds with bioacoustic engineer Bernie Krause

A new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum immerses viewers in natural soundscapes and their frequencies

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

Our pick of shows on view in local galleries, from Judy Chicago at Nina Johnson to Hernan Bas at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

North American museums face a reckoning on Indigenous rights

An ongoing Indigenous protest movement is forcing museums across North America to confront a pressing question - who really owns the land on which they stand, and what should they do about it?

Collector’s eye: Leonardo Rodríguez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Bas van Beek: Reviver of lost design gems

The Dutch maker learns about the creative process by making unrealised archived designs