What sort of art will we want after the pandemic ends?
Performance out, domestically-sized painting in
Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons
By bowing out of the Renaissance blockbuster tour, the Edinburgh museum has not only let down the Scottish public but shown its priorities are misplaced
The US has a big racism problem and the art world is not helping
A looted Kaws sculpture and museums' silence reveal a predatory not progressive industry as protests flare following the killing of George Floyd
CommentMuseums & Heritage
After Covid-19, museums need to plan ‘must see’ exhibitions instead of blockbusters
The Brooklyn Museum’s director of exhibitions explains how institutions can rethink their offerings going forward
Why I made a mountain of fortune cookies in my little London flat during lockdown—all in the name of art
Biscuit sculptures have sprung up worldwide as part of a global initiative to celebrate the late artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres
CommentMuseums & Heritage
Our mission is to be Miami’s art museum—that’s why we spent $145,000 to buy works from local galleries
Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Perez Art Museum Miami, explains the impetus behind the Collectors Council’s largest group acquisition ever
Art museums should use their endowments to help battle climate change
In April, Harvard University announced plans to realign its $40bn endowment to reflect “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050—other US institutions can do the same
Why the Association of Art Museum Directors’s move on deaccessioning matters so much
Decision to relax rules on selling art exposes chinks in a fortress
CommentPersonal stories of coronavirus
After years of sanctions and political upheaval, the pandemic is a new hurdle for the fragile Iranian art scene
Pejman Foundation in Tehran opened a museum at the start of this year only for it to close soon after as coronavirus struck
Auctions are like dating: you can do it online, but sparks only fly in the flesh
The coronavirus lockdown is boosting lower level virtual sales, but only a major live auction will kick-start the top end of the art market and revalidate prices
Britain's young artists had a hard time before the pandemic. What will happen to them now?
Inequality is rife in British society, not least in the arts, where decades of ‘class-cleansing’ policies have made it harder than ever to be an artist and designer
Selling art online? Here are the legal pitfalls to avoid
Lawyer Petra Warrington on how to protect your business if you are holding online auctions, exhibiting and selling works on Instagram, or entering into sale contracts by email
CommentDiary of an art historian
'Being an art historian now is easier and more productive than it’s ever been'
Publishers and libraries are extending their online access to help art historians put their period of enforced seclusion to good use
When this is all over we must reimagine the infrastructure of the arts
Our enforced isolation during the coronavirus crisis gives us time to think about the role of culture in the public realm
CommentBiennials & festivals
Why we cancelled the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial and dispersed its $800,000 budget as arts grants
As the coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about their 10th anniversary event plans, the leaders of the Cincinnati festival explain why they decided to support the local arts community instead
CommentArt Market Eye
Auctions: what will change, post-Covid-19?
In the era of social distancing, auctioneers may have to conduct sales to an empty room
CommentMichael Craig Martin
'Politicians have failed us': Michael Craig-Martin's thoughts from isolation
The great plagues and wars of the past were followed by dramatic changes in the arts—the same will happen again, says the conceptual artist
UK artists deserve a New Deal
Instead of commissioning creatives to respond to the current crisis as if this were a war, the country should pump millions into community art projects
Greetings from a museum leaving lockdown: lessons from Beijing's UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
Philip Tinari, the director and CEO of the Chinese museum, shares what the institution has learned during closure and its future plans
Museums must adopt new models to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic
Institutions need visionary leaders to find ways to adapt to a dramatically altered culture
‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems
The veteran New York dealer shares her concerns about the current coronavirus crisis—and what the art world needs to stay focused on
CommentMuseums & Heritage
Notes from the lockdown: Making a situated museum in Queens
The director of the Queens Museum reflects on how the coronavirus pandemic may change how communities use public spaces, and how museums can help rebuild these communal experiences
CommentA message from
A message from... Yayoi Kusama: 'Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future'
Japan's beloved artist has penned a poem of hope for the world
CommentPersonal stories of coronavirus
'We are all Surrealists now': how life with Leonora Carrington prepared me for coronavirus lockdown
Joanna Moorhead, the biographer and relative of the rediscovered Surrealist woman artist, talks about learning to adventure creatively from the confines of home
Pope Francis, his crucifix and the Virgin Mary: miraculous or merely traditional?
Art history removes the numinous from art. At the Vatican’s Covid-19 blessing we saw it invoked again
Don't let your guard down: three things you can do now to protect your art during the pandemic
With sparse personnel and visitors, some criminals will try to see if the “closed” sign actually means “open”, say K2 Intelligence FIN's art crime experts
Mourning a ‘golden' exhibition season curtailed by coronavirus
Major shows by male artists dominated the London museum landscape before the crisis, now women and non-binary artists are missing their turn
Don’t forget to support our artists, the chroniclers of such crisis
Suzy Delvalle, the president of Creative Capital, urges us all to help artists hurt by the coronavirus pandemic
Will coronavirus-related cancellations spell the end of ‘fairtigue’?
When the merry-go-round restarts, it will be in a changed landscape. While fairs have been postponed and others cancelled, there may be benefits
Please send help: a letter to the Getty Trust
Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel asks the world's richest cultural organisation to support the city's struggling arts community during the coronavirus pandemic
CommentMuseums & Heritage
Tristram Hunt: 'When the lights come back on, our museums will need support'
What coronavirus is really forcing us to address is the societal function and justification for public culture in the 21st century, says the Victoria and Albert Museum's director
US artists need a federal bailout now
Congress needs to protect this country’s creative workforce
The BBC fights back with 'Culture in Quarantine' against the UK government’s plan to destroy it
A leading Italian art critic says that it is dictators and populists who fear culture and that the BBC’s creativity will be vital to coronavirus Britain, now and in the aftermath
Letter from Spain: Arco exhibition centre is now a coronavirus hospital
The 'panorama is desolate' for the country's culture sector, says Manuel Fernández-Braso, president of the association of Madrid art galleries
'The real ideological war has just begun and Covid-19 is only the starting point': Ai Weiwei on China's response to the outbreak
The Chinese artist and activist reflects on how authoritarian political systems have been able to tackle the crisis more effectively
Letter from the editor
During the coronavirus crisis, we will continue to bring you breaking news, analysis and helpful resources from the art world
A message from...Shirin Neshat: 'We will get through this'
The US-Iranian artist shares a hopeful image from her garden in Upstate New York
Letter from Italy: the churches—open, but without services—are the only place to see art
The Art Newspaper's founder-editor Anna Somers Cocks on the impact of Covid-19 on Turin, where she is in lockdown
With the coronavirus shutdown, smaller heritage sites such as the Mary Rose face a fight for survival
The charity that runs the historic battleship needs help from the government and the public, says its chief executive Helen Bonser-Wilton
A message from...David Hockney: 'Do remember they can’t cancel the spring'
UK’s leading artist, David Hockney, sends a message of hope
The US Supreme Court’s silence on Nazi art theft fails Holocaust survivors
Last week’s decision to reject an appeal over the ownership of Picasso’s The Actor was a missed opportunity to clarify the limitations of the 2016 HEAR Act
Museum top brass are losing the oil money plot
Decision by London's British Museum and Science Museum to continue accepting sponsorship from fossil fuel companies risks alienating the public they serve
Letters to the editor | Did Duchamp really steal Elsa’s urinal?
Debate rages on our Letters pages over whether Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was responsible for the famous urinal that is attributed to Duchamp
CommentTefaf Maastricht 2020
Patrick van Maris is leaving Tefaf after five years: but has he left the fair in too much flux?
In an increasingly competitive, mixed-category art fair environment, the president of the Dutch fair group made everyone apply each year
CommentArt Market Eye
Death of a wannabe 'mega' gallery—was the closure of Blain Southern an outlier or the canary in the mine?
Gallery's demise could be symptomatic of the growing polarisation of the art market
It is time to support Sudan’s artists in their fight for democracy
Freedom of expression was at the forefront of the fight to overthrow Omar al Bashir, now the political cartoonist Khalid Albaih asks the US to keep an eye on its own dictatorial leaders
Where is the West? Art world should be supporting China during coronavirus crisis
Our beleaguered art colleagues need our help and we must not turn our backs on Chinese art institutions, says Philip Dodd, head of Made in China
Why I'm working with the South Korean boyband BTS on an art project
The curator of the global public art collaboration Connect, BTS suggests that new definitions of art are required to democratise it
‘Art history is a global discipline’
The head of Yale’s art history department explains the university’s decision to change its introductory survey course
Condo’s grassroots collaborative spirit is infectious
The London gallery sharing initiative feels like a significant step in a healthier direction
Don't be angry that Tate's 'Head of Coffee' gets £39,500—be mad that salaries in both hospitality and the arts aren't higher
The London museum's job advert has upset the art world but these industries should not be pitted against one another, says barista Celeste Wong
Brexit: what's next for the UK art market?
Leaving the EU will make business with its member states more difficult but is likely to offer opportunities further afield
CommentLeonardo da Vinci
Doubly lost: why the Salvator Mundi's failure to show up at the Louvre is to be greatly regretted
Insurance measures allowed the Leonardo painting to be included in the Louvre’s blockbuster if the loan was confirmed by 1 January. Now that date has passed, Martin Kemp laments its disappearance
Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?
What do young collectors want, what do they buy, and, as they become richer, will they add rocket fuel to the art market—or blow it up entirely?
Letter to the editor | Necessity, not secrecy, will close NPG’s doors
Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, responds to criticism about the museum's three-year closure
Why Africa’s future museums should forget Western models
The time is ripe for artists and curators to reconfigure what can actually be done within the walls of a museum
'The normalisation of cultural warfare cannot go unanswered'
Tristram Hunt, the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, calls on the international community to condemn President Trump's threat to target Iran's cultural sites
Why the catalogue raisonné is the forger's bible
An international conference considered the challenges and risks— not to mention the sheer size of publications
The five stages of an art world scandal
Creating the ultimate art shock takes more than sticking a banana to the wall
'A catastrophe for the system of protecting historic buildings': the saga of London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Plans to turn the foundry that cast the bells of Big Ben, St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey into a boutique hotel have been put on hold—but they should never have gone ahead in the first place
Dodgy dealers beware: anti-fraud lawsuits are on the rise
A spate of fraudulent agents in the dock this year give the art trade a bad image—even if only a few individuals are involved
Chile’s neoliberal ideology has co-opted artist’s creativity
The failed economic experiments of the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s socio-economic crisis
Could the joint win sound the death knell for the Turner Prize?
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani's decision to share the prize reflects the collective nature of their work, but how this could impact the future of the award remains to be seen
Art is fuelling the protest movements in Latin America
Demonstrators from Argentina to Puerto Rico are relying on traditional art forms, dances, and music to hold their leaders accountable
Comment | Why are we seeing so many counterfeits?
Artistic fraudsters are still pushing their luck—creating works ranging from the barely believable to the downright hilarious
Why the Dresden jewel heist wasn’t worth a billion, but why the Germans are still really upset
Thieves stole Baroque jewels from the Green Vault earlier this week after breaking in through a window
Italy should call in the Dutch to help finish the Venice flood barriers
Following years of corruption and issues with Italian administration, an independent expert is the best bet to rescue the city from peril
'We felt we had to make a choice and we chose scholarship': why Galerie St. Etienne went non-profit
Jane Kallir explains why, after 80 years as a commercial enterprise, the New York gallery has become a foundation
The Marciano masquerade is exposed
The art foundation, which has closed its doors, was never more than the shell of a museum
What Kanye West got wrong so far in his Nebuchadnezzar opera
The image used in Ye's tweet is actually thought to depict Darius the Great. But why celebrate Nebuchadnezzar anyway?
'The future of Hong Kong is already set': Ai Weiwei responds to escalating violence against democracy protesters
In Hong Kong, university campuses have become literal battlegrounds in the protracted clash between police and protesters over the region’s future
Venice is in peril: Unesco should come to the aid of Venice as it did after the great flood of 1966
Its official international role, to which Italy signed up, enables it to mobilise world expertise and funds
The complicated history of Boccioni sculpture is no barrier to record price at Christie's in New York
Futurist bronze sculpture cast from another bronze in the 1970s sells for $16.2m—four times its estimate
One year after the Sarr-Savoy report, France has lost its momentum in the restitution debate
It recommended the restitution of African artefacts in French museums, but the country has not returned a single item to Africa
Hong Kong art market profits despite protestors’ pain
If not immune to geopolitical unrest, then perhaps art is a refuge for money that is struggling to find its way into other assets