Black Lives Matter

How the Speed Art Museum learned to listen in the midst of a community tragedy

The museum built deep community engagement in real time following the killing of Breonna Taylor in 2020

Lawsuit challenging Trump Tower Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

The lawsuit was brought by a women’s group that supported former president Trump and had sought to create its own mural near the Manhattan skyscraper

California police officers’ lawsuit over Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

Six police officers in the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto claimed the mural was discriminatory, constituted harassment and that they had faced retaliation for speaking out

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What now? Lessons for the art world in the BLM and #MeToo era

In a new book Farah Nayeri says that “cancel culture” is nothing new, politics and art have always been intertwined—but now it is citizens, not kings and popes, who call the shots

‘Moving beyond Instagram’s Black Square’: new £800,000 grant aims to support UK artists of colour

Freelands Foundation announces funding for residencies and development programmes at leading art institutions to tackle racial inequality

Lubaina Himid creates work for UK government collection inspired by climate change and Black Lives Matter

Turner Prize-winning artist wins the annual Robson Orr TenTen Award, with 15 copies of the print going on display in official buildings

Museums seeking to address their racial imbalances could learn from London's Institute of Contemporary Arts

The ICA's exhibition on the police killing of Mark Duggan was unflinching and shows how an institution should handle such a fraught issue

England riots 10 years on: augmented reality work gives voice to arrested protestors

Baff Akoto’s Up:Rise piece can be accessed via QR codes on posters in London, Liverpool and Bristol

Black Lives Matter resonates throughout Edinburgh Art Festival

From abolitionist films to historical tapestries, the effects of summer 2020's protests can be felt in the Scottish capital

Institutional racism and police brutality: ICA London to reopen with timely show after 15-month hiatus

Book by investigative artists Forensic Architecture and ICA presents new evidence in 2011 police killing of Mark Duggan

Colston returns—controversial statue of slave trader to go on show in Bristol museum

Visitors to M Shed display asked to give feedback about the future of the sculpture

Exclusive survey: what progress have US museums made on diversity, after a year of racial reckoning?

We asked art institutions around the country about their efforts to diversify their workforces, exhibition programmes, permanent collections and audiences

Plywood boards used to shutter New York shops are transformed into canvases for local artists

The Plywood Protection Project has given five artists material to create new public works in each borough

A year after George Floyd’s death, art memorials are at a crossroads

Efforts to preserve murals and street art are growing, as are threats to sites around the country, including the intersection where Floyd was killed

In Minneapolis, plywood boards become protest art worth preserving

Many of the boards used to cover shopfront windows during protests became impromptu canvases—as much works of art as vital historical artefacts

‘Still much work to be done’: artists and US museums react to Derek Chauvin conviction in George Floyd murder trial

Former police officer faces up 40 years in prison, but systemic racism must now be addressed, says San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Marc Quinn’s BLM protestor statue could be reinstalled on Bristol plinth that held slave trader monument

Sculpture of Edward Colston was pulled down by activists last summer and will now be placed in a 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

'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum

Plus, artists with disabilities in the Covid era and Goya's Disasters of War

City of London to remove statues of politicians with slavery links

The decision to take down historic William Beckford and John Cass sculptures could go against new UK government policy

Meet the experts who root out racism and exclusion in the arts

Racial equity consultants are helping to roll out strategies and training for museum staff and executives

Vilified statue of Abraham Lincoln and kneeling slave removed from Park Square in Boston

Artist’s campaign and petition prompted dismantling of ‘Emancipation Group’ piece—but original still stands in Washington DC

Rector at Danish art academy steps down over royal bust drowned by artist protesting school’s colonial legacy

Row over plaster cast of monarch dumped in the canal escalates after Danish culture ministry steps in

Racist or responsive? Italy to exhume Mussolini's colonial museum collection in 'critical' new display

Alarmed post-colonial researchers have raised concerns over plans to open Museo Italo Africano "Ilaria Alpi" in late 2021

Museums 2020: the year of crashing revenues and anti-racism disputes

Turbulent year draws to a close with sector wracked by pandemic lockdowns and Black Lives Matter challenges

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Can art help us heal? Rudy Shepherd has been working on it for more than a decade

The artist has painted 400 portraits pulled from the news cycle to understand the people beyond the headlines

Black Lives Matter murals: Can truly public art exist on private platforms policed by private algorithms?

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

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Rising white supremacy tackled in online film festival with works by John Akomfrah and Yinka Shonibare

Goodman Gallery launches video programme today—and you can exclusively watch Yinka Shonibare's Addio Del Passato on The Art Newspaper website this Friday

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"