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Rita McBride: ‘I can draw through space, and it’s infinite’

The artist’s installation at the Hammer Museum dissolves space and time with laser beams and a uniquely science-fiction-flecked optimism

Art Institute of Chicago accused of holding onto Nazi-looted Egon Schiele

The museum insists that heirs to the original collector waited too long to file their claim for the valuable work on paper

13 shows to see in and around Los Angeles during Frieze

From important shows of Korean and Japanese contemporary art, to major surveys of Paul Pfeiffer and Joan Brown, and more

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs announces $52.2m in grants to more than 1,000 organisations

The Cultural Development Fund distributed grants to 76% of eligible applicants throughout the city's five boroughs

Washington state's Bellevue Arts Museum faces 'dire' financial straits

The institution may be forced to close its doors if it doesn't raise the requisite funds, says its permanent director less than a week into her new role

Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Zendaya and Chris Hemsworth to co-chair 2024 Met Gala

The annual benefit gala's theme for this year is "The Garden of Time"; as usual, Vogue editor Anna Wintour will chair the event

Cave paintings in Patagonia discovered to be oldest rock art in South America

Radiocarbon dating by archaeologists has revealed that wall motifs in a cave in southern Argentina are over 8,000 years old

Cleveland's Front triennial cancels 2025 edition and shuts down

The recurring exhibition, which sought to make Northeast Ohio an arts destination, is ceasing operations after two iterations

Protester charged for defacing African American Civil War memorial at US National Gallery of Art

A climate activist with the group Declare Emergency has been taken into custody over a paint-smearing incident at the museum last year

New filing in Frankenthaler Foundation lawsuit alleges 'pay-to-play' scheme

Frankenthaler's nephew has accused the foundation, which terminated his board position last spring, of "extensive self-dealing"

Cambodian government takes over management of three Angkor archaeological sites from World Monuments Fund

The announcement coincides with the 35th anniversary of WMF's efforts at the archaeological park and a new phase of conservation at Phnom Bakheng

Princeton University Art Museum identifies 16 artefacts linked to alumnus and alleged smuggler

Edoardo Almagià, who graduated from Princeton University in 1973, has been connected to a range of antiquities currently in the museum's collection

University of New Hampshire permanently closes its art museum amid budget cuts

In an effort to shave $14m off its projected 2024 budget, UNH will close its campus art museum

Orlando Museum of Art drops lawsuit against owners of allegedly fake Basquiats

The museum, which is operating at a significant deficit amid mounting crisis management fees, will focus its legal efforts on its former director

US university museum returns Nazi-looted painting to rightful heirs

The Ackland Art Museum restituted a painting taken from a prominent Jewish collector via Nazi coercion

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US Air Force officer arrested for alleged NFT fraud

An active-duty senior airman was detained for his role in a scheme overhyping the value of NFTs

World Monuments Fund announces over $15m for climate change initiative

New initiatives emphasize WMF's commitment to the preservation and revitalisation of historic sites under threat of destruction from climate change

Film news

Ben Whishaw to play photographer Peter Hujar in upcoming film

The as-yet untitled film will be directed by Ira Sachs, who just directed Whishaw in the critically acclaimed film "Passages"

Baltimore Museum of Art acquires its first piece of performance art

The performance by Jefferson Pinder is one of more than 100 new acquisitions recently announced by the institution

Funerary urn dedicated to the Maya god of corn discovered in Mexico

The artefact is the latest archaeological marvel unearthed during the construction of the controversial Maya Train project

The big museum openings and expansions of 2024

The Grand Egyptian Museum should open at last, while Masp in São Paulo gets a tower-block extension

Space race fakery, a CIA manual and a 10ft man: group show in Florida reveals the art of deception

Boca Raton Museum of Art exhibition explores the evolution of illusion through a contemporary lens

Jamea Richmond-Edwards: ‘We’re simultaneously living in the past, present and future’

The artist on the escapism, Afrofuturism and renewed sense of agency playing out in her show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Twelve must-see exhibitions in South Florida during Miami Art Week

From major solo shows of Sasha Gordon, Nam June Paik and Juan Francisco Elso to exhibitions around themes of food, magic and mystical animals

Metropolitan Museum lines up three major contemporary art commissions for 2024

Petrit Halilaj, Lee Bul and Tong Yang-Tze have been chosen to complete new projects at one of the most visited museums in the US

German authorities repatriate 75 ancient artefacts to Mexico

All but one of the items were voluntarily handed over by the Museum Schloss Salder in Salzgitter

The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum acquired more than 80 works over the past year

Ranging from painting to installation and beyond, the latest additions to the museum's holdings include contemporary voices as well as legends like Nam June Paik and Robert Irwin

Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter's portrait goes on view at National Portrait Gallery

The pastel double-portrait of President Jimmy Carter's recently deceased wife was drawn by Robert Clark Templeton