American art

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What to watch on the block during New York's fall sales

Lesser known lots still hold plenty of hammer potential

Trio of deaccessioned Georgia O’Keeffe paintings could make over $30m at Sotheby's

Modernist works from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will be offered in New York in November

Metropolitan Museum of Art reclassifies status of Native American art for new exhibition

Donor of artefacts asked New York museum to present them as "American art rather than tribal art"

Berkshire Museum’s $8.1m Norman Rockwell leads American art auctions, despite deaccessioning controversy

The US artist dominated the top prices during New York sales series, where the commercial appeal of attractive subjects showed through in prices


David Adjaye's Museum of African American History wins prestigious Beazley Design prize

Smithsonian institution was inaugurated by President Obama in 2016

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

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Native American artists garner recognition—at last

US and Canadian institutions are rethinking their approach to contemporary indigenous art

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Quality as well as quantity in short supply at Sotheby's sale of American art

Where a museum's Rockwells had sparked interest in a flagging category, the removal of key lots from the sale dampened spirits

78th Whitney Biennial expands definition of American art

Their largest edition yet spans the globe looking at what makes American art


Music to the ears of the post-war avant garde: exhibitions mark the 100th anniversary of composer John Cage's birth

The celebrations of his life show how much he influenced—and was influenced by—some of the greats of American 20th-century art


Two museums promised a third of one of the great collections of modern American art

Which poses the question: will the late Hannelore Schulhof’s heirs sell major works?

Swann advocates African-American art in new sale

Auction house combines blue-chip works and those priced to entice new collectors

Interview with Jenny Holzer: In her own words (or not, as the case may be)

The American artist on her “odd and lonely” childhood, other people’s texts and why she’s returned to painting

Is there an ongoing American Renaissance in contemporary art?

Spotlight shifts from German artists to their US counterparts as Saatchi, Rubells and others mount exhibitions of their work

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Renewed interest in American art marks the beginning of the so-called 'American Renaissance'

Galleries across the world are featuring growing numbers of pieces by American artists


Collector profile: Norman Braman and the Indian Creek residence furnished with contemporary masterpieces

The car tycoon has put together one of the greatest private collections of classic American art. Where does it go now?


Tate on the American sublime

Tate Britain looks at landscape painting in the US, 1820-80


Collector interview: Lew Manilow on art and Chicago

It is fifty years since this collector and essentially American philanthropist was turned on to art while at Harvard. He has been an integral part of the art establishment in Chicago for decades

Diary of a dealer: the American Modernism dealer, Hollis Taggart

Rising prices and increasing prestige for certain artists as collectors awake to Modernism’s sleepers

Books: a selection of the Art Institute of Chicago's holdings

Painting, design, and decorative arts from Colonial times until the Second World War

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The Association of Art Museum Directors promises to search collections for Nazi loot

Critics pointed out that the AAMD has no enforcement provision for members who violate its guidelines, not even its own mediation process