Julia Halperin

Furniture retailer West Elm has designs on opening New York gallery

Company is collaborating with Uprise Art to create high-end store with contemporary art space

Fairsnews

Genius at work: New York celebrates its MacArthur winner

Nicole Eisenman, who is showing new works this week, on the “weird and wonderful” inspiration the city provides

Creating value around women artists: the chief curator’s view

Moca’s Helen Molesworth explains why the gender imbalance in museums persists and what can be done to remove it

What does a female artist have to do to get a major solo show?

Statistics show that less than a third of the biggest exhibitions in the US go to women <br>

Artnews

Twice the size and seven storeys high: the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is ready for lift-off

Galleries filled with blue-chip gifts plus highlights of the Fisher Collection will greet visitors when museum reopens <br>

An interview with Connie Butler: curator and advocate for the overlooked and under-known

As the Hammer Museum secures a donation of important collection of street photography by the Japanese artist Daido Moriyama, its chief curator speaks to us about how she’s working to build the collection and exhibition programme

USC Seven artists get their ‘graduate’ shows in Los Angeles

New alternative space PSSST will organise exhibitions of students who dropped out of the Roski School of Art and Design MFA programme in protest last year

US museums spent $5bn to expand as economy shrank

Glitzy buildings mean more visitors—but they could conceal a financial timebomb

Museums that expand get more visitors, our data analysis shows

Institutions such as the Perez Art Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art saw attendance skyrocket after extensive building work

Leading German museum director, Max Hollein, heads to San Francisco

New director of Fine Arts Museums brings experience of running three Frankfurt institutions

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Guggenheim ramps up its Chinese art collecting with new commissions

Seven artists and collectives on tight deadline for New York show in November

Wild at art: private art foundation dedicated to adventurer and watercolourist Tony Foster opens in Silicon Valley

The artist’s patron, the renewable energy investor Jane Woodward, has wholly backed the project

Scholarly debate will be stifled after Knoedler

Abstract Expressionism experts forced to watch what they write and say

New books reveal Donald Judd’s words and ideas

Deciphering artist’s scrawl was “no easy task”, says his son<br>

Sneak peek inside the Met Breuer

The New York museum opened to the press on Tuesday with a preview of the opening exhibitions

Three New York artists share their advice for the Met Breuer

Deborah Kass, Natalie Frank and T.J. Wilcox tell us what they would like to see the museum do in the Madison Avenue space

Met Breuer takes the long view of contemporary art

Inaugural exhibitions at new outpost will avoid the usual suspects

No accident: Maria Hassabi falls down gracefully at MoMA

Don’t call 9-1-1 if you spot one of the Cyprus-born choreographer’s dancers tumbled on the ground

New programme aims to train future leaders of artist foundations

Seminar to be held in New York at the offices of influential philanthropic groups, including the Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Mitchell foundations