Jason Edward Kaufman


From the archive | Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei on the church-like museum he designed for the Goulandris collection

In this 1994 interview, he reveals how he likes art to be displayed, such as natural lighting for Impressionists

New MuseumArchive

New cultural centre opens at Tlatelolco Square, Mexico City

And third Mexican collector loans his art to university

Eli BroadArchive

LA Mayor spares the city’s cultural department despite financial pressure

The philanthropist Eli Broad will help the organisation focus on attracting tourists


New evidence in Grosz Nazi loot case against MoMA

Museum disputes heirs’ claim for three works by the German painter George Grosz


New evidence uncovered in Warhol Foundation lawsuit

Collector says a signed work from the same series confirms his work is genuine

Still no plan for Richard Prince’s house

The artist’s fire-damaged Second House environment faces an uncertain future


MoMA tower to loom over Manhattan

Concerns over Jean Nouvel skyscraper, to house museum extension in its base


Leading collector plans contemporary art space in Mexico City

The museum will be drawn from the Jumex Foundation's 2,000 works

Denver Art Museum art-share deal under investigation for breaching deaccessioning guidelines

Billionaire collector was given a half share in a Charles Deas painting in exchange for funding a Thomas Eakins acquisition

US collector returns artefacts to Greece

Shelby White returns two two fourth century BC objects

Whitney’s billionaire chairman of trustees steps down

Leonard Lauder’s decision to leave the institution coincides with launch of $680m fundraising campaign

Interview with Robert Rauschenberg: Commemorating the artist

We reprint extracts from an interview with one of the most important artists of the post-war era


Contemporary art chosen for new US embassy chosen “to connect” to China

The new embassy in Beijing, opening in August, will include art by Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, and others

Controversial New York antiquities collector’s exhibition centre opens

Funded by Shelby White amidst controversy regarding the provenance of her personal collection

New York collector Shelby White returns antiquities to Italy

White's restitution of the illegally excavated objects is a first for the US

Wall Street collector opens private gallery in Chelsea

Artist Chuck Close is curating the inaugural show this month


Warhol Foundation report looks back on 20 years of philanthropy

The New York organisation has disbursed more than $200m in cash grants and art donations since the artist's death in 1987

New MuseumArchive

Mexico’s two biggest collectors join forces to form new cultural compound in Mexico city

Eugenio Lopez Alonso’s Jumex Collection is to open a building near Carlos Slim Helú’s new Soumaya Museum

Tate expansion by Herzog & de Meuron secures $100m from British state

Swiss duo stake claim to be the art world’s favourite architects


MoMA zeroing in on contemporary art with new associate director position

The former head of the Walker Art Centre takes up the newly created post next year


New book gives an unsurprising look at the Metropolitan

A collection of interviews with museum employees—from director Philippe de Montebello to a café waitress—reveals few secrets


Leonard Lauder’s Klimt landscape belongs to me, says heir of Nazi victim

Georges Jorisch is represented by Randol Schoenberg, the lawyer who last year won his eight-year case against Austria for the return of five Klimts to California resident Maria Altman

Art marketArchive

Warhol board faces threat of class action

Movie producer Joe Simon-Whelan sues, believing his work is genuine


Grant for Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to catalogue Warhol’s “Time capsules”

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the museum $600,000


Terracotta warriors to go on US tour

The British Museum show will travel to another four venues

Art marketArchive

Trial Warhol prints may be authenticated in alleged policy adjustment for Authentication Board

A source close to the Andy Warhol Authentication Board hints at a change of heart

Art marketArchive

Warhol Brillo boxes could be fake

Allegations circulate that curator Pontus Hultén created unauthorised replicas


Accountant alleges major fraud at art school founded by Andy Warhol

Charges focus on former executive director of the New York Academy of Art


Photographer Peter Beard sues over forgeries at Sotheby’s

“Crude and brazen forgeries” of the artist's work are popping up in the market

Field Museum to return Maori remains to New Zealand

Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum in Wellington, will hold them until they can be identified

May 2007Archive

Seattle Art Museum gets $1bn worth of art from 'incredibly devoted group of collectors'

The gift from 53 local patrons is one of the largest in the history of institutional donations

April 2007Archive

MoMA defends director’s secret pay

Glenn Lowry received more than $5m through a separate trust which the New York museum's trustees argue was “legal and ethical”

NEA will establish new panel to select American artists for biennales

The State Department wants to promote programmes in the Muslim world


MoMA’s secret fund for director

Trust payment “raises serious questions”

Albright-Knox sells the old to pay for the new

Sotheby's is auctioning 200 antiquities and pre-Modern works worth $15m from the US museum's collection to raise funds to purchase Modern and contemporary art


MoMA sells land and secures room for expansion

The new deal will earn them approximately $65m

Miami Art Museum and Miami Art Central may merge

Collectors show their support for Miami art museums


MoMA puts collection inventories online

This move will substantially increase the accessibility of it's collections


MoMA creates first permanent curatorial post for Latin American art

The museums owns around 3,000 works of Latin American art


Latin American curator for MoMA

Luís Perez-Oramas, who currently serves as adjunct curator of drawings at the museum, is the institution’s first curator of Latin American Art


MoMA completes merger with PS1

“It is like another department at the museum,” says MoMA director Glenn Lowry


Getty revises its guidelines for acquiring antiquities—again

Artefacts must have left their countries of origin by 1970, the year of the Unesco Convention, or have proper export documentation to be considered for purchase

The future of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, remains uncertain

The institution hopes a $2m V&A blockbuster exhibition of modernist design will draw visitors and sponsors

Italy gets antiquities back from Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The museum bought in good faith, but was shown evidence that they had left Italy illicitly

US foundations back new charity handing out grants to artists

The United States artists fund fills the vacuum created after the government suspended the National Endowment for the Arts in the '90s


New legislation could lead to the end of partial gifts to museums

Changes to US tax law could discourage collectors from giving

Provenance research is too expensive, museums tell Congress

The hearing concerning America's progress in returning Nazi loot to original owners discussed potential problems


MoMA generates $2 billion for New York, says report

Study calculates economic impact of 6.25m visitors over three years since the museum’s reopening in midtown Manhattan