Gabriella Angeleti

Gabriella Angeleti is a staff reporter at The Art Newspaper. She focuses on exhibition reviews and previews, artist interviews and Latin American art news, and writes and commissions the weekly “three to see in New York” column. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @gabriella.angeleti

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Exhibitions

Amateur hour turns to golden hour for forgotten Brazilian photo club with New York show

The Museum of Modern Art will present rarely-seen work by the mid-century collective Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante

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Sanford Biggers

Sanford Biggers unveils monolithic sculpture at Rockefeller Plaza

The work is part of a campus-wide exhibition exploring themes around European and African mythologies

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Exhibitions

Top shows to see in New York during Frieze week

From Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke at Acquavella Galleries to Deana Lawson at the Guggenheim

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Foundations

MoMA trustee Lonti Ebers to open huge arts centre in Brooklyn this summer

The Amant Foundation in East Williamsburg will combine exhibition and studio spaces for resident artists

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Biennials & festivals

After social media backlash, Dark Mofo art festival in Tasmania launches fund for Aboriginal artists

The festival drew criticism last month for an art project that would crowd-source blood from Indigenous and Aboriginal people

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Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains in the Nevada desert will undergo a second restoration

The immersive artwork, installed in 2016, could be up for another five years

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Vandalism

Another ancient petroglyph panel has been vandalised in Utah

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From David Smith at Hauser & Wirth to Katherine Bradford at Canada

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Indigenous art

Lummi artists create a totem pole to call attention to the need to protect sacred Indigenous sites

The totem pole will travel from Washington State to Washington, DC and make stops at significant Native American locations

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Repatriation

Penn Museum apologises for allowing the use of human remains of Black Philadelphians in an online class

The statement follows a petition condemning the institution and calling for a public investigation

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Public art

Creative Time launches Kickstarter campaign for Kamala Sankaram’s concrete opera about trees

The immersive soundscape will feature sounds from nature and address the climate crisis

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Petroglyphs

Ancient petroglyphs damaged by climber in Utah

A man installed several bolts on and around petroglyphs he believed were "graffiti"

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Prizes

Pérez Art Museum Miami awards María Magdalena Campos-Pons its annual prize

The artist was a pioneer of the New Cuban Art Movement in the late 1980s

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Yayoi Kusama in the Bronx to Alex Da Corte's Big Bird on the Met Roof

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High Line Art

Sam Durant to create drone sculpture for the High Line's next plinth commission

The work is the artist’s first public commission since a controversial installation at the Walker Art Center’s Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Penn Museum

Penn Museum announces recommendations for repatriation of human skulls

The museum holds a collection of more than 1,000 remains amassed in the mid-19th century to uphold theories of racial superiority

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alice Neel at the Met to an ode to the first Black woman astronaut by Damien Davis

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Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas builds a memorial to victims of gun violence at the National Building Museum

The project was developed in collaboration with the Mass Design Group and gun violence prevention organisations

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Exhibitions

A flurry of Yayoi Kusama shows are about to open, but restrictions on her installations may limit their appeal—and visitor numbers

The Japanese artist's exhibitions usually draw millions of people, will they be the same in a post-pandemic world?

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New Museum Triennial

New Museum 2021 triennial will explore themes of impermanence

The show takes its title, Soft Water Hard Stone, after a Brazilian proverb about perseverance and the impact of incessant actions over time

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alexander Calder’s early works at MoMA to Molly Greene’s psychedelic flowers at Kapp Kapp

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Repatriation

After criticism, Harvard's Peabody Museum will revise its policies on repatriating Native American objects

The Association on American Indian Affairs issued an open letter accusing the institution of failing to fulfill its legal obligations

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Acquisitions

Mass Moca breathes new life into Taryn Simon's mourning sculptures

The Pipes were originally made for performances dealing with death and mourning but will now serve less specific purposes

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Exhibitions

An exhibition at Pioneer Works captures the 'perverse seduction' of nuclear weapons

The artist Smriti Keshari and the writer Eric Schlosser have adapted their acclaimed 2016 film into a blackbox format for the Brooklyn venue

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Ann Craven at Karma to Madeline Hollander at the Whitney

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Openings

World's biggest Inuit art collection revealed at Winnipeg's new museum within a museum

Qaumajuq centre aims to reframe Winnipeg Art Gallery’s colonial past with displays of more than 10,000 rarely seen Inuit works

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Allora and Calzadilla

Allora and Calzadilla create a 'haven' from the horrors of the past year at the Menil Collection

New works informed by the Houston museum founders' literature collection delve into the spiritual and social discomforts of our current time

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Santiago Sierra

Following social media backlash, festival organisers cancel Santiago Sierra's Aboriginal blood-soaked flag work

Many Indigenous cultural leaders commented that the work perpetuated, rather than critiqued, the violence of colonialism

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Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory postpones socially distanced programme after performers test positive for Covid-19

The recently announced season aimed to provide a safe space for live arts performances as Covid-19 cases begin to decline in New York

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Julie Mehretu’s mid-career survey at the Whitney to the Frick Collection’s temporary encampment in the Breuer building

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Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander, creator of feminist miniatures, will have a major show at The Morgan in New York

The Pakistani-American artist is known for her works that reimagine illuminated manuscript traditions from South and Central Asia in a contemporary feminist context

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ICA San Diego

San Diego will get an Institute of Contemporary Art in September

An exhibition devoted to the Mexican conceptual artist Gabriel Rico will inaugurate the institute

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Niki de Saint Phalle’s first US retrospective at MoMA PS1 to El Museo Del Barrio’s sweeping survey of Latinx art

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Breonna Taylor

Amy Sherald, Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates, Nick Cave and others to show work reflecting on Breonna Taylor

The exhibition Promise, Witness, Remembrance opens at the Speed Art Museum in April

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Brazil

Brazilian government suspends federal cultural funding in areas with Covid restrictions

As the country's coronavirus cases spike, a new ordinance temporarily stops support for projects in places that have not yet lifted lockdown measures

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Charity

Lorna Simpson, Rirkrit Tiravanija and other artists donate works to benefit New York charities

The Artists Support initiative will donate 100% of proceeds to local organisations

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Book Club

In Pictures | Rothko Chapel’s 50th anniversary celebrated in new publication

The Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko created 14 paintings for the chapel but did not live to see it completed

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Lorraine O’Grady’s first museum retrospective to Carol Bove’s Met façade commission

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High Desert Museum

Oregon museum receives $6m grant to display its vast but largely unseen art collection

The High Desert Museum, which has previously had an emphasis on natural history, holds important works by artists like Rick Bartow and Edward Curtis

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Reconstruction

Longwood Gardens begins a $6.5m reconstruction of cascade garden by Roberto Burle Marx

The work of the Modernist artist and landscape architect takes new precedence as Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro faces international criticism over the devastation of the Amazon

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Guadalupe Maravilla at PPOW to David Goldblatt at Pace

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James Turrell

A colossal water tank at Mass Moca will house James Turrell’s latest Skyspace

The work is due to be unveiled this spring and was envisioned by Turrell when he first visited the campus in 1987

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Speed Art Museum

Speed Art Museum will reflect on the death of Breonna Taylor in an exhibition

A panel of advisors including the artists Theaster Gates and Amy Sherald will explore the ways that art can address the police killing

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Museum acquisitions

Aga Khan Museum acquires massive Lego sculpture of an ancient African metropolis

The conceptual work by the Ghanian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako addresses the cultural impact of Kumbi Saleh, the centre of the trans-Saharan trade route

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Michael Heizer

Nevada solar power project threatens Michael Heizer’s land art sculpture Double Negative

Local activists are petitioning to protect the artist’s monumental work on the Mormon Mesa

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Indigenous art

Indigenous artist Chris Pappan honours the creative and political achievements of the late Zitkála-Šá with Google Doodle

The illustration spotlights the pioneering contributions of a woman who “devoted her life to the protection and celebration of her Indigenous heritage” in the 19th century

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Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder's expansive archive goes digital

A new platform launched by the Calder Foundations features thousands of artworks, photographs, archival documents and publications

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Cuba

Calls for 'art strike' against state-run cultural institutions in Cuba

Art professionals “on and off the island” are urged to stop working with state-run institutions that have been “complicit in their silence” as the government amps up efforts to squash dissent

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Book Club

Q&A | Keith Haring ‘had so much drive, was so good at promoting himself’ and artists can learn from him today

The British fashion writer Simon Doonan speaks about his new book on the artist and describes his first encounter with Haring via a t-shirt

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Freedom of speech

Florida arts professor says she was targeted for work denouncing white supremacy in annual staff exhibition

The work has received pushback from Republican student groups who denounce the artist's decision to place the US flag on the floor

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Cuba

With the country labelled a ‘terror sponsor’ and the government claiming activists are CIA agents, Cuba's artists are stuck in the crossfire

Concerns for the cultural sector follow Trump’s parting shot at the country, and the Castro regime's growing efforts to discredit dissidents

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Maya Lin

Maya Lin’s 'ghost forest' will rise in Madison Square Park this spring

The installation about climate change was postponed for a year due to the pandemic

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Documentary

HBO documentary illuminates how Black artists shaped US art history

The show centres on a landmark 1976 exhibition by the late curator, scholar and artist David Driskell

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Museum acquisitions

Pérez Art Museum Miami renames endowment fund for Black art to reflect the wider diaspora

The announcement coincides with acquisitions of works by Gordon Parks, Kwame Brathwaite and Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Archive
Three to see

Our picks of the must-see shows to see in New York in February

From Laura Aguilar’s first retrospective at the Leslie-Lohman Museum to sculptural salt licks evoking impermanence by Malia Jensen at Cristin Tierney

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Cuba

Cuban artists file motion to dismiss culture minister Alpidio Alonso after a peaceful protest turns violent

The activist group 27N cites a law that revokes an official’s power for conduct unbecoming public service in their petition to parliament

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Art market

New York's ADAA Art Show moves to November from 2021 and beyond

The fair is normally held at the Park Avenue Armory in February

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Canadian art

Historic object or contemporary carving? Canadian artist claims a totem that washed up on a Victoria beach is actually his work

Archaeologists of the Royal British Columbia Museum announced the discovery was an important Indigenous work last week

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Gordon Parks at Jack Shainman to Shaun Leonardo at the Bronx Museum

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Yayoi Kusama

New York Botanical Garden to open postponed Kusama exhibition in April

The show includes a new “infinity room” that the NYBG hopes to open in the summer if Covid-19 restrictions are lifted

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Cuba

Tania Bruguera and members of Cuban artist-activist group 27N arrested in Havana

Footage from the protest also shows the Cuban minister of culture striking a journalist

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Art crime

Massachusetts man arrested for breaking into Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with a stolen painting

The man allegedly opened an emergency door at the museum and threw in a painting he had stolen from a nearby gallery days earlier

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Public art

Mobile portraits of American life roll in to three US cities through PBS public art initiative

The roving works, by Rick Lowe, Swoon and Carlos Ramirez, take over repurposed vehicles

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Joe Biden

The art in Biden’s Oval Office reflects hope for a less divided America

The office includes an ode to Roosevelt and a sculpture by the Indigenous artist Allan Houser

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Brazil

Brazilian sculptor João Turin memorialised with sculpture park in Paraná

The site will “encourage sustainable development that values the fauna and flora of the Brazilian environment—the themes to which Turin dedicated his life”, says collector and businessman Samuel Lago

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Carmen Herrera

Carmen Herrera commissioned to create a colossal mural as part of $35m Blanton Museum redesign

The 105-year-old artist says she has long admired the museum's focus on Latin American art

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Desert X

Desert X postpones opening amid Covid-19 surge in California

The outdoor festival, due to take over Coachella Valley in February, will now wait until lockdown restrictions are lifted

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Exhibitions

Death row inmate designs garden installation by instructing university students through letters

Timothy Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison, is a key contributor to the University-led art project, Barring Freedom, that aims to put the US criminal justice system in the dock

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Eugene Von Bruenchenhein’s rapturous paintings to Brassaï’s Parisian underground

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Storm King Art Center

Storm King to install Sarah Sze sculpture in 2021—its first new permanent work in more than a decade

The outdoor sculpture park also plans to host an indoor show of her work, with social distancing rules in mind, and will unveil a new sculpture by Rashid Johnson that reflects on surviving a crisis

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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Mass MoCA will expand artist-in-residency programme as artists continue to struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The museum has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and plans to collect public and private donations for the initiative

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Bob Haozous

Apache artist Bob Haozous explains why he made a shrine to racism

The son of the modernist sculptor Allan Houser describes the impetus behind his piercing monument in Santa Fe

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Land art

Destructive, sensationalised and maybe not even art: the short and vague legacy of the Utah monolith

After the dismantling of the mysterious monolith that appeared in Utah, environmentalists and art experts alike say the object may have done more harm than good

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Museums

Masp announces abridged 2021 programming as museums seek solutions to budget shortfalls

After drastic financial losses due to Covid-19, the Brazilian museum says it will hold a smaller number of shows for longer periods of time and boost its digital offerings

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Land art

The Utah metallic monolith has now disappeared as mysteriously as it arrived

Found last week and resembling a John McCracken minimalist sculpture, the object went missing over the weekend, prompting even more conspiracy theories

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Three to see

Three online shows to see this weekend

From a sweeping survey of Kandinsky to a provocative show on the present day experience of Native American communities

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Indigenous art

Where to learn about and support Indigenous art and culture on Native American Heritage Month

From the Smithsonian's award-winning Americans exhibition to virtual Indigenous art markets

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Land art

Alien visitors or avant-garde installation? Mysterious monolith discovered in the Utah desert

The large object spotted by biologists resembles the work of sculptor John McCracken, or a prop from Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Sculpture parks

A seven-mile underwater sculpture park is slated to open in Miami Beach next December

The Reef Line, designed by the architect Shohei Shigematsu/OMA, will include new commissions by Leandro Erlich, Ernesto Neto and Agustina Woodgate

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Bakehouse Art Complex

Miami non-profit launches virtual sales platform with a generous donation from the Martin Margulies Foundation

The Bakehouse Art Complex hopes to raise $100,000 in its inaugural sale to help artists amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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Performa

Performa biennial hosts virtual telethon, evoking the work of George Orwell, Nam June Paik—and, of course, Jerry Lewis

The event has been produced in partnership with Pace gallery and will feature new and archival material

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Exhibitions

Garrett Bradley's America film installation goes on show at MoMA, exploring racism in black and white

The artist intersperses her work with footage from an unreleased 1914 film, believed to be the oldest surviving feature-length film with an all-Black cast

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Video art

As Trump baselessly cries voter fraud, one artist surveys the rise of conspiracy theories in US politics

Cassandra Zampini's short film Media Warfare compresses four years of fake news into a harrowing 25-minute survey of America's shattered psyche

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a portal to the Utah monolith at David Zwirner to Vivian Springford’s meditative paintings at Almine Rech

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Indigenous art

Minneapolis art museum criticised for keeping ancient Indigenous objects

University of Minnesota graduate students have joined Native nations in a long repatriation fight for Mimbres funerary objects controversially held by the Weisman Art Museum

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Hagia Sophia

Gli, the cat of the Hagia Sophia, has died, aged 16

The famous feline was born at the UNESCO World Heritage Site that was controversially converted into a mosque earlier this year

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Exhibitions

The fraught history of voting transparency in the US, explored

A show at the Corning Museum reveals how corruption and intimidation have historically suppressed the votes of non-white, non-male demographics as US presidential election results remain in flux

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Acquisitions

A print series of Jacob Lawrence’s earliest narrative cycle has been acquired by the Colby College Museum of Art

The screenprints are an abridged version of the artist’s 41-panel tempera series devoted to the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture

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election 2020

From art to doing 'their part': US museums provide a vital community service by acting as polling sites

Dozens of institutions across the nation have stepped up to "help increase public participation in the American system of self-government" on election day

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abigail DeVille's freedom torch at Madison Square Park to new marble sculptures by Sanford Biggers at Marianne Boesky

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Labour

New York artist launches temp agency to employ creatives for a day

As US unemployment rates remain high, the project offers out-of-work artists $200 to "do whatever they need to do" while critiquing the expectations of capitalism

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Exhibitions

Inaugural Asia Society Triennial to finally open with new programming following the pandemic and BLM protests

New triennial in New York aims to highlight the contribution of the fastest-growing demographic in the US, with exhibitions, events and a little inspiration from Yoko Ono

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From UOVO Prize winner John Edmonds at the Brooklyn Museum to Michelangelo Pistoletto at Lévy Gorvy

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American art

Oklahoma museum receives vast archive related to 'Black Wall Street' and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The Gilcrease Museum has also received a $300,000 grant to conserve and digitise the ephemera collection "so that these atrocities would not be forgotten"

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Residencies

New York artists find second chance in Governors Island residency programme showcase

The free residencies were part a multi-organisation initiative to replace the annual artist-run Portal art fair and other cultural programming cancelled due to Covid-19

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Exhibitions

From the streets to the studio: show explores how Basquiat, graffiti and hip-hop culture stormed the art world in the 1980s

Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston includes works by Rammellzee, Keith Haring, Kool Koor and Lady Pink

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Museums & Heritage

Oklahoma to honour Indigenous art in new $175m museum

More than 25 years in the planning, First Americans Museum opens with new commissions and objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian