Julia Halperin

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Minneapolis Institute of Art unveils new-look period rooms

Curators uncover alternative histories of colonial America through new research

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Nowhere to hide: new tool brings technical firepower to the fight against fraudsters

Proprietary screening software will trawl the dark web for fakes and unauthorised copies sold online

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Texas oil town is enjoying another boom—and this time it’s for art

Since the arrival of a contemporary fair jolted its local collecting scene, Dallas has gone from outpost to hot spot

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Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq

Exhibition features ancient objects and Medieval manuscripts, along with contemporary commissions by a Syrian-born artist

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Contemporary art dominates US museums, our visitor surveys confirm

Decisive shift away from historic art exhibitions began in mid-2000s

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Visitor Figures 2016

More shows, fewer problems

New research reveals that increasing the number of exhibitions pays off for museums

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Cuban loans travel to the US via Europe as barriers remain in place

Cultural exchange is easier said than done

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Artists

Teresita Fernandez wants to change the way you think about American landscapes

The artist’s installation at the home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church reminds visitors that stunning painted vistas were also homes to real people

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Former Met curator speaks candidly about the New York museum's current challenges

George Goldner, who led the museum’s department of prints and drawings for two decades, says it needs to reassess its priorities

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Trump’s travel ban denounced by curators and artists

Institutional leaders say such restrictions would have grave consequences on exhibitions, research and the future of cultural exchange

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Metropolitan Museum director Thomas Campbell resigns

The news comes as the New York museum tackles financial problems, sheds staff, cuts down on shows and postpones a $600m project

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Why auctioneers are buying into forensics

Scientific analysis comes to the fore as Sotheby's establishes new department, but some remain doubtful about technology's reliability

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Artists, curators and gallerists sign letter calling for repeal of Trump’s immigration order

“The ban affects all of us” say signatories from across the art world

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MoMA responds to Trump’s immigration ban through its collection

The museum installs works by artists from Muslim nations in its permanent galleries

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Art trade

Art consultants Arisohn + Murphy offer pop-up project management

New York firm finds niche helping artists and galleries

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Politics

Signs of the times: museums and libraries preserve placards from the Women’s Marches

Archives in the US and the UK are collecting the wittiest and sharpest signs from the protests over the election of US president Trump

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Tide rises on Robert Rauschenberg's island retreat

Captiva, the late artist's Florida compound, is "at high risk of storm surge flooding”

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Is the Ringling Museum's Velázquez the real deal?

Scans reveal the Florida institution's portrait of Philip IV had a fashion-forward makeover

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Exhibitions

US collectors send Dutch Old Masters on world tour

Leiden Collection due to open at the Louvre next year before travelling to Shanghai, Beijing and Abu Dhabi through 2018

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Exhibitions

The future is now: mobile phone photos are coming to the Met

Museum invites 24 artists to exchange images through their phones “in a game of visual ping-pong”

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Islamic art

Islamic art takes centre stage in Dallas

Keir collection of 2,000 works is one of the world's largest

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Exhibitions

‘Letting colour loose’: Kenneth Noland’s final paintings come to Pace New York

The series of 15 never-before-shown works have remained in the artist’s Maine studio since he started them in 2006, four years before his death

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Art fairs

'Poetry arises out of pragmatism’

The US artist Jill Magid on making art about bureaucracy

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Fairs

Climate change is the hot topic

As waters rise, Miami is on the front line of global warming

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Art fairs

The Florida island that revived Rauschenberg

Artist’s refuge in tiny Captiva has been transformed into a retreat

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Fairs

Artist to disappear into Puerto Rican rainforest

Papo Colo will live off the land in silence for 400 days as part of a new performance

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Politics

President Trump: the knowns and unknowns

First reactions to property tycoon’s election to the White House and what it could mean for the arts

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Politics

Artist turns Whitney work upside down after election

Annette Lemieux asked the museum’s curators to reverse her work Left Right Left Right

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How the Albright-Knox Art Gallery raised more than $100m in just three months

Los Angeles-based billionaire makes surprise $42.5m gift to fund expansion

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Modernism goes Latin American at MoMA

Collectors’ gift is part of wider trend in US museums as they redefine American art

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Three to see: New York

Explore art history with Kerry James Marshall and bask in the pure positivity of Mark Leceky

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Acquisitions

MoMA boosts Latin American holdings with Cisneros collection

The Venezeulan collectors have given more than 100 works to the New York museum ahead of expansion

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Five years on and the Clyfford Still Museum is still making discoveries

Curators have yet to examine more than 300 of late artist’s paintings

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VP candidate Tim Kaine sponsors gun art show in Washington, DC

Photographs of works made by artists using decommissioned weapons are displayed in Senate building one month before the election, while originals are on view at local think tank

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Exhibitions

Most wanted: US Secret Service's car of choice

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A study in contrasts

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Three to see: New York

From a man cave to a coral reef, we've got you covered

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Auctions

Want a piece of a former Met curator's collection? It'll cost less than you think

The collection of Everett Fahy, who led the museum’s European paintings department and later the Frick Collection, headlines Christie's Old Master sale

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Cultural exchange

‘If we don’t work together, we will see very dark times,’ says outgoing V&A director Martin Roth

American and Chinese museum leaders gather in New York to discuss international co-operation

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Museums

Bigger than the Broad: Glenstone is about to become one of America's biggest museums

Roni Horn gets the solo treatment ahead of private museum’s major expansion in 2018

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Building projects

President Obama to ring in grand opening of Smithsonian's African-American museum

Tens of thousands expected at the weekend festival celebrating the newest addition on the National Mall, including performances by the Roots and Public Enemy, dance, spoken word and a southern BBQ

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Black history takes its place on Washington’s Mall

US president Barack Obama is due to cut the ribbon on the Smithsonian’s newest museum this month

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Why a growing number of museum veterans are crossing over to the commercial sector

Boundaries are not what they used to be, as the former director of the Andy Warhol Museum heads to Sotheby’s

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Museums

Bass museum’s Miami Beach expansion delayed

Construction on the landmark Art Deco building pushed back until spring 2017

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Richard Long gets down to earth at 101 Spring Street

British sculptor invited to create mud-based work in Donald Judd’s restored SoHo home and studio

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Law

Instagram model and makeup artist sues Richard Prince over copyright infringement

Part of the New Portraits series, the work at the centre of the case was shown—and sold—at Frieze New York last year

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Exhibitions

Three to see: New York

From the rigours of fashion at the Met to the power of sport in Brooklyn

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Curators' tour of the new Tate Modern

As gallery attracts more than one million visitors in opening month, Catherine Wood, Achim Borchardt-Hume and Matthew Gale pick the works that take pride of place

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Garage opens Russia’s most extensive programme for disabled visitors

This year’s programme to focus on increasing access for the Moscow museum's deaf audience

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Macaws, crowds and an expanded canon: inside the new Tate Modern

Rehang of the collection places unfamiliar names alongside established ones while performance takes centre stage<br>

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Building projects

Obama library architects chosen

Husband-and-wife team Tod Williams and Billie Tsien designed the Barnes Foundation’s new Philadelphia home and the former American Folk Art Museum in New York

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Fairs

She’s got the look: where to find self-portraits, a jeune fille, muses and an unmerry widow at Art Basel

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Kids commission the darnedest things: New York high-schoolers choose public art for Long Island City

Brooklyn-based artist Mika Tajima work looks like a hot tub with plumes of coloured vapour that change hues based on the fluctuating price of gold

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Fairs

Art Basel puts photography in the frame

Wolfgang Tillmans to get Beyeler’s first show of photos, as collectors buy major works at the fair

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Exhibitions

Made for each other: Moholy-Nagy and the Guggenheim rotunda

The Hungarian law student and aspiring poet turned Bauhaus artist is an ideal choice for the spiralling architectural space

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US Senate committee submits private museum findings to Internal Revenue Service

Limited opening hours, visits by appointment only and founders’ out-of-hours access to collections transferred to non-profit foundations are among senators' concerns

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SFMoMA shows off its hard-won treasures

The San Francisco museum reopens with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue-chip

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Openings

A curator's tour of the new SFMoMA

Three curators pick under-the-radar works they are excited to have on show at the newly expanded museum

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New Museum well on way to $80m target

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Exhibitions

Don’t bank on it: New York artist’s memorial to financial failures comes to Wall Street

Michael Mandiberg has recorded the logos of more than 500 banks that closed during the recession for his installation FDIC Insured

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Art fairs

Sales points: notable purchases at three Frieze galleries

From a Caucasian carpet to Pop-Tart drawings

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Furniture retailer West Elm has designs on opening New York gallery

Company is collaborating with Uprise Art to create high-end store with contemporary art space

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Fairs

Genius at work: New York celebrates its MacArthur winner

Nicole Eisenman, who is showing new works this week, on the “weird and wonderful” inspiration the city provides

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Exhibitions

Top shows to see during Frieze New York

Our pick of exhibitions at museums in the city

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Exhibitions

Creating value around women artists: the chief curator’s view

Moca’s Helen Molesworth explains why the gender imbalance in museums persists and what can be done to remove it

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Acquisitions, May 2016

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Say cheese! Crystal Bridges plans contemporary outpost

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Security stepped up after terrorist attacks

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Art market

International furniture retailer opens art space

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A bigger, bluer-chip SFMoMA reopens after three years

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Exhibitions

What does a female artist have to do to get a major solo show?

Statistics show that less than a third of the biggest exhibitions in the US go to women <br>

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Art

Twice the size and seven storeys high: the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is ready for lift-off

Galleries filled with blue-chip gifts plus highlights of the Fisher Collection will greet visitors when museum reopens <br>

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Museums

An interview with Connie Butler: curator and advocate for the overlooked and under-known

As the Hammer Museum secures a donation of important collection of street photography by the Japanese artist Daido Moriyama, its chief curator speaks to us about how she’s working to build the collection and exhibition programme

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USC Seven artists get their ‘graduate’ shows in Los Angeles

New alternative space PSSST will organise exhibitions of students who dropped out of the Roski School of Art and Design MFA programme in protest last year

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US museums spent $5bn to expand as economy shrank

Glitzy buildings mean more visitors—but they could conceal a financial timebomb