Acquisitions

Acquisitions round up: Art Institute of Chicago acquires Magdalena Abakanowicz's horsehair wall hangings

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

Musée d’Orsay acquires Caillebotte masterpiece thanks to €43m donation from LVMH

“Boating Party” painting will tour France next year to mark Impressionism milestone

US National Gallery of Art acquires major work by overlooked Native American Abstract Expressionist

The untitled 1961 painting, by Chippewa artist George Morrison, is the first by a Native American member of the New York School movement in the NGA’s collection

New York's Frick Collection acquires its first-ever Renaissance portrait of a woman

According to the museum, the portrait by Giovanni Battista Moroni is “the most significant Italian Renaissance painting” it has acquired in more than half a century

Acquisitions round-up: two London museums jointly purchase a masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

Nativity scene by Renaissance master saved from leaving the UK

Rare work by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi, valued at £277,990, will go on show at Ulster Museum

Art equity is still a long way off in US institutions, new study reveals

Extensive new research across 31 US museums reveals that works by female artists make up just 11% of acquisitions, while Black American artists of all genders account for only 6.3% of exhibitions

Little progress is being made in diversifying US museum acquisitions, report preview finds

Data from the Burns Halperin Report 2022, published 13 December, shows the limited purchasing power of museums and how much they rely on donors to shape their collections

Miami Beach public votes to acquire installation by Cuban artist Juana Valdés from Art Basel fair

Valdés's work will join pieces by Amoako Boafo, Sanford Biggers and others on long-term public display

Enticing still life by 17th-century painter Louise Moillon acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

The museum has put the newly acquired still life, which set an auction record for Moillon’s work in March, on display

Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art acquires Leonardo da Vinci drawing that helped inspire centuries of caricature artists

The drawing, Grotesque Head of an Old Woman (1489-90), was last displayed at the museum in 2017 and is now available for study

US National Gallery of Art gifted $10m to fund acquisitions of works by women

The programme's launch follows the recent acquisition of a painting by 16th-century Mannerist Lavinia Fontana and a polychrome statue by 17th-century sculptor Luisa Roldán

Frieze London acquisitions: Norwich Castle bags Ibrahim Mahama photo series and Tate buys works by seven international artists

The purchases come courtesy of the Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund and the Frieze Tate Fund

Cézanne's famous nude scene was once a British scandal—now it's the star of Tate's blockbuster exhibition

The Bathers drew protests in 1964 when London's National Gallery bought it for £475,000 and there were fears it would be vandalised

Acquisitions round-up: National Museum of Women in the Arts receives bequest of more than 60 works

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

Lucas Museum delays opening until 2025, reveals acquisitions including Ernie Barnes and John Singer Sargent works

The $1bn institution founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, Starbucks chairwoman Mellody Hobson, is taking its futuristic shape in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park

Brazil turns 200—and its National Museum rises from the ashes

Plus, the £50m Joshua Reynolds painting and Michael Heizer’s City

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South Korean retail giant Shinsegae poised to take control of Seoul Auction

According to Korean media, the group is close to finalising a contract to spend around $173m to acquire a majority share in the country’s largest auction house

Getty institute and Smithsonian museum will share an unparalleled photo archive of Black American life

The photo archives of Ebony and Jet magazines will be studied and digitised by Los Angeles’s Getty Research Institute and Washington, DC’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires rejected Howard Hodgkin collection of Indian art

The late British artist envisioned that his collection would be acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, which rejected the offer due to provenance concerns

Ruth Asawa made hundreds of masks of her San Francisco community—now a local museum is putting them on permanent display

Representing one of the artist’s least known but most ambitious works, "The Faces of Ruth Asawa" is going on show at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center

Bonhams expands again with purchase of leading French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr

Chief executive says latest acquisition is part of his strategy to stay local while going global

Paris Hilton helps Lacma launch fund to acquire digital art by women

The heiress and NFT evangelist is supporting a new acquisition fund at the museum, which has a history of supporting artists working with cutting-edge technology