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Bard College, in partnership with Indigenous art organisation Forge Project, will use $50m gift to overhaul Native American studies programme

The school’s American Studies programme will become the American and Indigenous Studies programme, and Forge Project’s executive director will become a fellow at Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies

Former Dallas Contemporary director Peter Doroshenko to take the helm of New York’s Ukrainian Museum

Doroshenko, a Chicagoan of Ukrainian heritage, was the founding president of the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and was the commissioner of the country’s Venice Biennale pavilion three times

Aperture, the storied non-profit photography publisher and exhibitor, buys permanent Manhattan home

The non-profit, long housed in a sprawling fourth-floor space in Chelsea, will decamp uptown to a location with ample street-level space

Manhattan private school to unveil James Turrell work

An ambitious campus redevelopment includes one of the artist’s Skyspace installations

Ballroom Marfa, the west Texas town’s contemporary art kunsthalle, names new executive director

Daisy Nam, who joined Ballroom in 2020 as curator, will take the reins of the organisation from Laura Copelin

The Armory Show to examine conflict and debate around public monuments

The 2022 edition of the New York fair will feature a section of large-scale installations organised by the Tate curator Tobias Ostrander

Pace Gallery to close space in Palo Alto, California

The outpost opened in 2016 as an attempt to reach the potential tech-funded collector base in Silicon Valley

Seminal Pop Art artist Claes Oldenburg has died, aged 93

“The one rule of my work is that it must not have any function,” Oldenburg said in an interview, “I begin by removing the function of the thing because it’s true function is to become an artwork.”

San Francisco Art Institute closes as fate of $50m Diego Rivera mural hangs in limbo

Following years of financial hardship, the university has announced it will become a nonprofit, but it is unclear how it will handle its famed Rivera mural

Longtime Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong stepping down

Armstrong, who led the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for nearly 15 years filled with triumphs and turbulence, will leave in spring 2023

Margaret Keane, widely popular painter of big-eyed figures, has died at age 94

For decades, Keane’s hugely lucrative painting practice was controlled by her husband, who took credit for her canvases

Sam Gilliam, a painter revered for draped canvases rich in colour, has died, aged 88

The abstract painter associated with the Washington Color School achieved global renown beginning in the 1970s for his unique uses of colour and canvas

FBI raids Florida museum, seizing 25 Basquiat paintings amid questions regarding their authenticity

The works had purportedly been sitting in a storage unit for 30 years before resurfacing in 2012 and eventually going on view at the Orlando Museum of Art

Preserving the ‘visual consistency’ of Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer

The Dia Art Foundation will renovate the storied works, each on view in New York for more than 40 years, with the intention of keeping them open year-round

American Museum of Natural History president Ellen V. Futter steps down after almost 30 years in the post

Futter, who became the first woman to lead a major New York museum when she took the role in 1993, oversaw a period of enormous growth at the institution

As it marks a decade in its new building, New York's Parrish Art Museum hires Mónica Ramírez-Montagut as its next director

Ramírez-Montagut was most recently the director of Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Frieze Los Angeles takes off from Beverly Hills locale, will land at Santa Monica Airport for 2023 edition

The fair’s third location since its founding in 2019 will include more space for food vendors and other external activities

Mexican government opens public consultation on controversial Maya Train

The announcement follows protests claiming the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has rushed the development of the touristic train connecting archaeological sites in the Yucatán

American painter Knox Martin has died aged 99

The artist was a New York School painter and longtime fixture of the New York art world who Robert Rauschenberg considered a “mentor”

‘I look at myself as an alchemist’: photographer Jamel Shabazz captures joy and sadness on the streets

The Brooklyn photographer reflects on decades of capturing joy and sadness—often in the same image

Six must-see shows during Frieze New York

From Genesis P-Orridge at Pioneer Works to Louise Bourgeois at the Met, our pick of the best exhibitions in the city this week

David Zwirner doubles down on competition with auction houses, launching online consignments portal

The new initiative marks an expansion of the gallery’s secondary market business

Centre of Marfa, Texas, including 11 buildings repurposed by Donald Judd, added to US National Register of Historic Places

The designation will aid the Chinati and Judd foundations in preserving their buildings in the West Texas town

Smithsonian adopts new ‘ethical returns policy’ to handle artefacts with problematic histories

The new policy, adopted by all Smithsonian museums on 29 April, will allow each institution to tailor it to their particular collections and provenance considerations

Princeton Museum acquires rare work by Pre-Raphaelite painter Rebecca Solomon

The museum acquired “A Young Teacher” at a recent Sotheby’s auction, where it sold for more than ten times its high estimate

Unesco indefinitely postpones planned world heritage meeting in Russia

The 45th annual meeting of the organisation’s World Heritage Committee was due to take place in June in the Russian city of Kazan

Hermann Nitsch, known for bloody and ritualistic performances that often confronted moral taboos, has died, aged 83

The revered avant-garde artist was prone to shocking audiences with the use of blood, carcases and viscera in his performances

Genesis P-Orridge’s lifetime of boundary-breaking work comes into full view

The first posthumous institutional show of P-Orridge’s work chronicles a wide-ranging and pioneering practice that often played out at the level of identity and appearance

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Creative workers accounted for nearly one quarter of California’s economy in 2020, report finds

The latest edition of the annual Otis College Report on the Creative Economy makes the point that even as California’s arts sector bounces back, long-term support is needed to ensure it truly thrives