Julia Halperin

The really white cube: New York’s culture groups less diverse than they think

Survey conducted by the city’s cultural affairs department finds workforce does not match up with demographics

Long-time curator James Rondeau named director of Art Institute of Chicago

Last year, he secured the much sought-after collection of local patrons Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson for the museum

Doctor Who star Matt Smith to play Mapplethorpe

Production on biopic, which will also feature Girls actress Zosia Mamet, will begin in the summer

Listen up! Gardner Museum plans sound art show

Eight artist present works in the galleries, gardens and nearby train station in Boston

Smithsonian acquires Martin Luther King portrait bust for African American history museum

A similar work sits in President Obama’s Oval Office, next to a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln


Spencer Finch climbs mountain to bring blue skies to cancer hospital

Work is one of eight artist commissions for $276m Cleveland clinic

Swap shop: the stories behind six objects in Pia Camil’s New Museum installation

Find out why visitors brought a glass chicken, a Mardi Gras wig, a vintage hat, a diary page, a quilt and a package of seaweed for the artist’s first solo show

Taxing times: private museums under scrutiny by US government

Who benefits most from tax breaks on private art museums: patrons or the public?

Silicon Valley in Pace’s sights as place to put down roots

Pop-up space in neighbouring Menlo Park is due for demolition

Speed Art Museum asks artists to dig into Kentucky history

Five artists are creating site-specific commissions for Louisville ahead of museum's reopening

Getty brings Latin American artists to Los Angeles

Foundation is providing cash for residencies in the city ahead of 2017 programme of exhibitions and events

MoMA swings into the 1960s with new collection display

The museum will reinstall its fourth floor galleries with international works from the “boundary-crossing” decade

Walk on water with Christo

The artist who once wrapped islands in Biscayne Bay reveals why he is in a hurry to create Floating Piers

Car conundrum

Durham's installation perplexes gallery

Franklin Sirmans reveals major Pamm purchase

Stan Douglas’s epic video, jointly acquired with Lacma, is first step in growing collection

US collectors dash to Cuba

Diplomatic thaw draws collectors and curators to the Caribbean island

Pace launches art and tech branch

New artists bring digital element

How the Barnes Foundation is reinventing itself

Philadelphia-based private museum lays plans to show non-Western art, commission contemporary works and open up to scholars

Michael Govan’s advice to collectors: buy a curator lunch

Lacma director contributes to Frick Collection's panel on the long history collecting contemporary art

Kinky Calder gets restored in time for UK debut

Artist’s grandsons waived fees to conserve his largest work, which goes on show at Tate Modern this week

Musée d’Orsay chief curator trades Paris for Philly to take up post at Barnes Foundation

The institution has named Sylvie Patry as its new chief curator and deputy director for collections and exhibitions

Canadian Prime Minister pledges to boost cultural investment

Arts professionals are generally optimistic about the country’s new leadership—although some worry promised changes could be too little too late

Bible museum founders may have illicit antiquities from Iraq

Federal investigators have seized more than 200 cuneiform tablets imported from Israel by the Green family


Guggenheim’s 2016 Hugo Boss Prize shortlist is heavy on performance and video

The finalists for the $100,000 include Cuban activist Tania Bruguera, video artist Mark Leckey and choreographer Ralph Lemon