Victoria Stapley-Brown

France to send creatives on the ultimate American road trip

The country’s Foreign Ministry is launching an innovative cultural residency that will exist beyond any walls

From Pompeii to post-colonial sculpture, San Francisco’s Legion of Honor pulls off a successful double-feature for its reopening

A solo show by Wangechi Mutu comments on the museum’s history, while an exceptional archaeological presentation gives antiquity a fresh feel

Visitor Figures 2020: top 100 art museums revealed as attendance drops by 77% worldwide

The Art Newspaper's annual survey shows how the pandemic had a devastating impact on museums around the world—but there were some silver linings

Emily Sharpe and José da Silva. With additional reporting by Martin Bailey. Research conducted by Federico Florian and Victoria Stapley-Brown

You can now buy a piece of a New Orleans Mardi Gras ‘house float’ to support local artists

Elements of the impromptu and extravagant holiday decorations will fund the hiring of builders, artists and musicians, as well as local Covid-19 relief

Wangechi Mutu asks the Legion of Honor, 'Are you listening?'

The artist will show new and recent works that play with San Francisco museum’s Neoclassical architecture and Western roots

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum unveils trio of new commissions, including mural by Chanel Miller

The artist, who survived a sexual assault, has created a 1,000 sq ft triptych that explores the healing process

Weaver uncovers hidden patterns beneath Old Master paintings

For artisan Helena Loermans, uncovering the intricate weaves of artists' canvases is like “a detective story”

Conserving canvas: from tear-mending to 'mist lining’, conservators share their techniques

Hundreds gather as the Getty convenes the first major international conference on the issue in 45 years

In Miami for Art Basel? Eight shows to see outside the fair

From a travelling Stonewall survey to Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña's first major museum retrospective

In pictures: inside the new MoMA

Before the public opening, we sought out some highlights from the rehang

Peabody Essex Museum's $125m expansion includes new displays shaped by its neuroscience research

Institution in Salem, Massachusetts, opens new wing to display maritime and Asian art collection

LA show delves inside the mind of Betye Saar

The Lacma exhibition will show how the US artist’s works develop over decades from initial sketchbooks to finished assemblages

Portraits of the artist as a young man: Romare Bearden's autobiographical collages

A selection from the artist’s Profile series, which will be reunited for an exhibition at The High Museum of Art

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Rubin Museum's meditation on “power” to the Costume Institute's celebration of camp

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter museum collections—from a compendium of African American history to the vast archive of an expelled Surrealist

Philanthropy, but at what price? US museums wake up to public's ethical concerns

Daniel Weiss, Adam Weinberg and other museum leaders speak out following the fallout from the resignation of the Whitney’s vice chairman and the ongoing Sackler affair

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the relationship between humans and nature at the Cooper Hewitt to love and unity at the Ford Foundation

Art Institute of Chicago show traces the Bauhaus’s legacy in 20th-century textile art

The weaving workshop was “an incubator of aesthetic and pedagogical talent”

Artists withdraw their work from the Whitney Biennial

The move follows on-going calls for the resignation of the museum board's vice chairman

Benin gets €20m loan for new museum to show restituted heritage

France’s president pledged to return 26 items seized in the 19th century by the French military

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide—from Lee Krasner's record-setting painting to a Hogarth conversation piece

Post-war painter Leon Kossoff, who captured London life and landscapes, dies aged 92

British artist whose School of London classmates included Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach “saw beauty in everything and in everybody”, his gallery says

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a travelling survey show on Stonewall to bronze sculptures of everyday objects

Uffizi recovers Nazi-looted painting from Germany

The Dutch still-life heads back to the Florence museum after bold campaign by director

Barbara Hunt McLanahan, the executive director of the Children's Museum of the Arts, has died aged 55

Her tenure reflected her "steadfast belief in the transformative power of art", the museum says

Jewelleryinterview

Wakanda comes to Washington

Douriean Fletcher, who made the jewellery for Black Panther, speaks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the poster master Alphonse Mucha to Mrinalini Mukherjee's organic, sexual forms

Unionsnews

Rally at New Museum reception brings attention to union negotiations

Bargaining committee member says it is “feeling hopeful that progress will be made”

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Celebrate Pride Month with commemorations of Stonewall's 50th anniversary

Unionsnews

Employees at the Guggenheim seek to unionise

Labour representative says the organisation is engaged in “union-busting” tactics

Cheryl Popeinterview

Cheryl Pope on love, representation and the comfort of textile art

The artist is showing a new series of wool roving nudes at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

Surround yourself in the 70s: Mickalene Thomas installation comes to Miami's Bass Museum

The artist's Better Nights will open during Art Basel in Miami Beach this December, but programming will keep the space active for the community throughout the year

Top five acquisitions in June

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Damien Hirst's placemat portraits to Nari Ward's recycled shoelace installation

Leah Chase, New Orleans chef and collector of African American art, has died, aged 96

The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” showed works by artists including Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence in her legendary restaurant Dooky Chase's

Could a parking garage hold up Lacma’s new Zumthor building?

A local group has sued Los Angeles County over the plan’s environmental impact report

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Tibetan Buddhism on the battlefield to Theresa Chromati's women on a journey

Lonnie Bunch elected new secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

The director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the first African American, and first historian, to lead the organisation

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Harold Ancart's handball court to Hank Willis Thomas's Afro pick

Metropolitan Museum of Art invites artists to make new sculptures for Fifth Avenue facade

The New York museum heads into the second half of 2019 with contemporary art takeovers and a balanced budget

MOCA to offer free general admission after $10m gift from board president

The change has been a long-time wish for some leaders at the Los Angeles museum

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the legacy of Augusta Savage to memories of Leonard Cohen

Monumental art and walks on water: New Orleans Museum of Art opens expanded sculpture garden

Works by Frank Stella and Ursula von Rydingsvard take their place in lagoon landscape of New Orleans City Park

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Siah Armajani on democracy and exile, to Michelle Handelman's look at otherness

Dia:Chelsea to begin revamp this month for fall 2020 reopening

The project, announced last year, is part of the Dia Art Foundation’s $90m multi-venue initiative

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Delacroix’s sketchbooks to a pair of Brexit vases

Diaryblog

Camping out for Camp

We caught up with the crowds waiting to spot celebs—particularly Harry Styles—on the red carpet of tonight’s annual Met Gala

Bold, ironic and camp: Met show explores exuberant expression in fashion

Costume Institute's new exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion examines camp from the 17th century onwards

Victoria Stapley-Brown. with additional reporting by Helen Stoilas

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Winogrand's little-known colour photographs to Miró's mammoth canvas

In pictures: Frieze Sculpture takes over Rockefeller Center in New York

Pieces by 14 international Modern and contemporary artists are dotted around the famous plaza's indoor and outdoor spaces

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alicja Kwade's rooftop solar system to Joe Minter's commanding sculptures

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is 'on track, on budget', director Richard Armstrong says

Construction on the long-delayed project is expected to take three to four years

Tributes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, giant of contemporary Iranian art

Curators and artists, including Shirin Neshat, remember the artist who called her geometric mirror works “signs of light and life”

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

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