Julia Halperin

The Met embraces the experimental for move into Breuer building

The museum launches its residency in the Whitney’s former home with a series of TED talks and performances

Women take the lead in US museum jobs, but minorities are still under-represented

A survey released by the Mellon Foundation found that 84% of top staff at the average institution is white

Abu Dhabi museums face further scrutiny by Gulf Labor

Poor conditions persist, says new report from the activist group, but underpayment is the real issue for migrant workers

Inaugural Seattle Art Fair targets tech-savvy audience

Billionaire Paul Allen is backing the new regional event which boasts 60 local and international galleries

Leading art publications in the US join forces

ARTnews and Art in America merge in a deal that makes newsprint magnate Peter Brant the majority shareholder

Metropolitan Museum of Art breaks attendance record

More than six million people flocked to the New York institution, with Chinese fashion show a ‘sleeper’ hit

Non-profit converts public buildings across New York into affordable studio spaces

Spaceworks’ initiatives span Brooklyn and the Bronx, but concerns are raised about their long-term impact

Writing is definitely not on the wall for drawings

Collectors are learning to love wall drawings as a new generation of artists embraces them

US museums accept gifts with collectors’ strings attached

Institutions agree to donors’ restrictions when the prize is worth it

Experts identify top six scandals amid boom in art crime

As new challenges emerge, tighter regulation is needed, they tell New York conference

Digital romance blooms between art and technology

Computer animation, 3D printing and aerospace software are fast becoming tools of the trade for artists


Calder’s great-grandson creates desert exhibition

The musician is organising an exhibition that melds sculpture, performance and sound in Marfa, Texas


Crowdfunding for art is a burgeoning business

Digital-based schemes launched to encourage the production of new art

Sculptures made at Art Basel with Swiss machine precision

Swiss artist Raphael Hefti borrowed state-of-the-art milling machine to carve works


Artists do their bit to help US museums’ bottom line

Los Angeles institution gained $22.5m last month as endowments grow thanks to sale of artists’ gifts

Tobacco chandelier lights up Salon 94 at Art Basel

The hanging sculpture was previously owned by the New York-based patron Agnes Gund

US arts funding by the numbers

Washington, DC, leads the nation in arts spending per capita, but which state spends the least?

As a generation of directors reaches retirement, fresh faces prepare to take over US museums

The competition to find the right director grows as US museum boards look beyond the usual suspects

MoMA struggles to fulfil sculptor’s last wishes

Scott Burton left his estate to the New York museum—but prices for his work have tumbled

Jasper Johns behind new Manhattan project space

The artist’s foundation has launched a studio apartment-sized venue for exhibitions in the Meatpacking District

Three-year, $2.8m grant programme to rescue artists in conflict zones

Following similar fund for scholars, Institute of International Education with funding from Mellon Foundation launch project to aid persecuted artists and performers

Sony leaks shed light on Gursky’s licensing battle over super heroes

Gagosian Gallery and six Hollywood execs in months of negotiations to use images of Superman, Iron Man and Spiderman <br>


Oklahoma politicians scold university museum over possible Nazi loot

State’s House of Representatives urges Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art to step up its provenance research

Invitations are in the mail: Anne Pasternak outlines her welcoming vision for Brooklyn

The newly appointed museum director plans to promote site-specific and politically engaged projects

‘If you’re looking for me, you’ll probably find me in the galleries’

Matthew Teitelbaum—who starts his new job as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in August—on what it takes to run an encyclopaedic museum today