Judith H. Dobrzynski

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New York’s Hispanic Society gears up for its second act

The museum and libarary in northern Manhattan has a new director with a packed agenda—and some needed improvements on its horizon

The cancelling of the Genoese art loan show Superb Baroque is a sad day for the National Gallery

Can another museum with a commitment to broaden Americans’ exposure to great art, including pre-contemporary works, take up the show?

High Museum in Atlanta will open for child summer art camps in June

School-ages visitors will have the run of the institution for a month before it opens to members, front-line and healthcare workers, with public reopening set for 18 July

The show must go on: what American curators are up to in isolation

How have curators been filling their time while their museums remain closed? Creatively, it turns out

Met adds Clara Peeters still-life to its petit bouquet of works by early women painters

The Flemish painter was at the top of the museum’s wish list and helps fill a large gender gap in the collection

Major Pompeii show in San Francisco delayed as key loans remain in Italy during lockdown

The Legion of Honor, which relies heavily on exhibition revenue, hopes to present the show later this spring

MoMA gears up for its next big collection rehang

After grand expansion, New York museum is already planning to swap out more than 700 works next spring

Off the wall: MoMA opens spaces for visitors to get up close and personal with Modernism

Museum unveils experimental Studio for live art and invites public participation in the Creativity Lab

How global art can provide a kick-start to local economies

Special exhibitions mean big money—not only for the museums that hold them but for local businesses as well

Met receives donation of ten ‘exceptional’ colonial Latin American works out of the blue

The São Paulo collector James Kung Wei Li, whose father was a Chinese ambassador in South America, says the donation is his family’s repayment for American educational largesse

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Dalí’s lobster telephone to a bumper gift of indigenous art

MacKenzie Art Gallery given 1,000 works by contemporary indigenous artists from Canada and the US

Collectors Thomas Druyan and Alice Ladner were drawn by the Saskatchewan museum’s dedication to indigenous and aboriginal art from around the globe

Why a six-ton scholar’s rock is making its way from China to Texas

A low-key request from the San Antonio Museum of Art director resulted in a big gift from Lake Taihu near Wuxi

Houston museum reattributes painting to Velázquez

After conservation effort, Museum of Fine Arts decides its hunch was correct

Rembrandt the master printmaker—and shrewd market manipulator

Denver Art Museum's exhibition of the Old Master's prints looks at how he intentionally made “rarities” for his collectors

Dallas Museum of Art says thank you to a life-long patron

Institution recognises the “transformational” final gift of its late trustee Margaret McDermott with a special exhibition and new wall labels for more than 400 works she helped acquire

Indigenous art comes first in Art Gallery of Ontario's new Canadian galleries

Museum has made more space for First Nations and Inuit artists and labels are now written in indigenous languages

How Winslow Homer's long-lost camera changed the way scholars see his paintings

After four years of research into the recently discovered camera, Maine's Bowdoin College Museum of Art reassesses the American artist’s creative practice

A new Leonardo? Scholarly show claims to reveal master’s hand

Worcester Art Museum argues for reattribution of altarpiece panels by Verrocchio’s workshop

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The most important collectors you’ve never heard of: The Van Otterloos

Next year their collection of Dutch and Flemish 17th-century paintings goes on display for the first time in Europe and the US. The couple gave us their first ever interview

Fontainebleau Hotel commissions major artists to become a true 'art hotel'

The Fontainebleau will show works by Turrell, Ai Weiwei and Rauschenberg

Will ex-Gagosian staffers poach his artists?

New Chelsea gallery to show Hirst, Salle and Brown

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