Julia Halperin

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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

Anne Pasternak to lead the Brooklyn Museum

The longtime leader of the public arts non-profit Creative Time will succeed outgoing director Arnold Lehman

Artists take residence in Times Square

Four local artists have been invited to work for three months each in the heart of one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions

Shirin Neshat: cast against type

As a major retrospective opens in Washington, DC, the artist reflects on 20 years of challenging Western stereotypes of Iran

Mapplethorpe’s 'obscene' exhibition revisited 25 years on

Symposium will examine the 1989 show that led to trial of museum director

See in Venice, buy in New York?

Dealers stand to benefit because the Biennale opened early this year

Inside Chris Burden's briefcase

Curator Massimiliano Gioni remembers artist who never failed to surprise

Chris Burden, the US sculptor and performance artist, has died, aged 69

Los Angeles-based artist who pushed performances and sculpture to extreme limits and illuminated Lacma

Will California collectors take their secondary market business out of state?

Panel of federal judges say 5% resale royalty law can only apply to works sold within California

Sotheby’s stands alone and sweeps up $368.3m at Impressionist sales

The auction house took a chance sticking to a schedule that clashed with the Venice Biennale’s opening—and it paid off

Nepal’s cultural heritage celebrated in New York

The Rubin Museum of Art is showing art, organising tours and hosting events to help support the earthquake ravaged country

Museums in Europe and US draw up rescue plans for ravaged sites in Iraq

France takes the lead as calls grow for co-ordinated response after attacks by fanatics on Assyrian royal cities

The end is nigh for New York’s Museum of Biblical Art

Unable to afford Manhattan’s astronomical rents, the small secular museum will close in June with its hit exhibition of Donatello sculptures on loan from the Duomo museum

Lower East Side gallery Lu Magnus to close bricks and mortar space

Founder Lauren Scott Miller plans to “go mobile” with her creative programming

Saved by Jackie O in the 1960s, a restored Renwick Gallery to reopen this autumn

America’s first purpose-built art gallery, located just across from the White House, has undergone a $30m renovation

Excitement builds as public opening of new Whitney approaches

Leading artists among the guests at preview parties at New York museum

Democrats lobby for US artists’ economic rights with two bills

But it remains unclear what chance either proposal has of passing into law while Republicans control both houses of Congress

Lawnews

Artist wins case against neighbours he secretly photographed

Appellate Court upholds First Amendment rights but encourages stricter privacy laws in future

Almost one third of solo shows in US museums go to artists represented by five galleries

Survey reveals prevalence of Pace, Gagosian, David Zwirner, Marian Goodman and Hauser & Wirth in exhibition programming

How Frida Kahlo found her Mexican identity in Detroit

Though she distinctly disliked the experience, the Detroit Institute of Arts shows how it shaped her iconic imagery

Menil reveals secrets of Newman’s technique

An eight-year effort to restore a major work by Barnett Newman (1905-70) has shed new light on the artist’s methods.