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The Obama portraits arrive at the Brooklyn Museum

The portraits of former President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and former First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald continue their national tour in New York

Unionsnews

Workers at the Brooklyn Museum vote overwhelmingly to form a union

Represented by a UAW local, curators, conservators, educators and others at the New York institution will now seek to negotiate a contract with management

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Extract | How Mayor Rudy Giuliani went from ‘patting on the back’ to trying to pull the plug on Sensation show

Two decades after one of the most controversial exhibitions of recent times, Arnold Lehman, the former director of the Brooklyn Museum, reveals all in a new book

Unionsnews

Brooklyn Museum employees seek to form a union bargaining unit

The labour chapter would represent 130 curators, conservators, front-desk staff and others

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

The Big Review: Kaws at the Brooklyn Museum

He is a global brand, but can a museum show lend Brian Donnelly’s art any credibility?

Baltimore Museum of Art director defends diversity goals that his institution hoped to meet through art sales

At a conference on deaccessioning, Christopher Bedford says that museum collections are “a literal manifestation” of prejudice and privilege

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

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

US Association of Art Museum Directors sends a warning note to its members on deaccessioning

As works head to market, organisation reminds members that its relaxed rules were not adopted to “incentivise” art sales

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

Brooklyn Museum steams ahead on deaccessioning

After netting $4.2m for a Cranach, the museum plans to sell off works by Monet, Dubuffet, Degas, Miró and Matisse

Blockbuster JR show will travel to London's Saatchi Gallery from Brooklyn Museum

Murals, photographs and films by the French artist from past two decades will explore issues such as immigration and gun control

Rockefeller Brothers Fund plans $1.5m in grants to help New York museums promote diverse artists

Financial aid will help eight institutions “disrupt dominant narratives” and “build back a more equitable culture” after Covid lockdown

Cranach, Courbet and Corot: a closer look at what the Brooklyn Museum is selling off

The institution is deaccessioning its only Cranach and 11 other works to finance care of its collection

New York clears the way for the city's museums to reopen

MoMA, the Whitney, the Morgan, the American Folk Art Museum, the New Museum, the Guggenheim and the Brooklyn Museum announce plans to welcome the public, joining the Met and the New-York Historical Society

Face-off with a founding father: Brooklyn honours African art by placing it amidst its other collections

New exhibition seeks to “fill in the blanks that are still present in museums and art history books”

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Kehinde Wiley’s reimagining of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Brooklyn Museum to Luhring Augustine and Sam Fogg’s collaborative show on Gothic art

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Chloë Bass’s show at The Studio Museum in Harlem to Yasiin Bey’s multimedia exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn project waives court appearances for lawbreakers who agree to take art classes

District attorney says the initiative, which applies to minor nonviolent misdemeanors, promotes "human dignity"

JR news

JR on the 'sociological experiment' of street art and his vast New York mural for the Brooklyn Museum

The French artist, who made his name with large-scale public installations, is opening his biggest US exhibition to date

Solange partners with museums to debut extended film version of acclaimed album When I Get Home

Screenings of the performance art film will run at institutions across the US and Europe throughout the summer, closing at The Chinati Foundation in October

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Celebrate Pride Month with commemorations of Stonewall's 50th anniversary

Top five acquisitions in June

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Damien Hirst's placemat portraits to Nari Ward's recycled shoelace installation

Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united

Both works will first be shown at Château de Malmaison, former residence of Emperor of the French before travelling to the Brooklyn Museum

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Winogrand's little-known colour photographs to Miró's mammoth canvas

Three exhibitions to see in New York this week

From Lucio Fontana's punctured canvases to an intimate look at Frida Kahlo's personal objects

Must-see exhibitions during The Armory Show

From Frida Kahlo’s personal items at the Brooklyn Museum to the work of Jamaica-born artist Nari Ward at the New Museum, there’s plenty to see off-pier

Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask

Family elders give blessing to new exhibition of Yorùbá masquerade costume, stolen from Nigerian shrine room 70 years ago

Have Brooklyn and Boston bagged Frida Kahlo blockbusters?

Shows at the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston explore the Mexican artist’s love of fashion and “arte popular”

Do Ho Suh house sculpture stays put in London's square mile

Planning permission for the installation extended until 2020

#metoonews

'I have been sexually assaulted numerous times': Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak joins #metoo debate

The museum professional has called for women to be treated with "respect and dignity"

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

The power of Black artists resonates at the Brooklyn Museum, while Medieval monsters lurk at the Morgan Library

Activist group calls out Brooklyn Museum’s appointment of white African art curator

The museum has not yet responded to criticism about the “dismal rates of representation” of people of colour among its senior staff

Three to see: New York

Celebrate Women’s History Month through art, from feminism solving an ancient riddle in Brooklyn to Zoe Leonard's retrospective at the Whitney

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: David Bowie blockbuster gets New York remix

Around one-fifth of the objects in the Brooklyn Museum's show were not included in previous iterations

Three to see: New York

From Basquiat's $110m skull in Brooklyn to Viennese luxe in uptown Manhattan

Brooklyn Museum first to show Yusaku Maezawa’s $110m Basquiat

Japanese billionaire has sent his prized 1982 skull painting on “world tour” after buying work at Sotheby’s last year

Three to See: New York

From Munch’s marvelous misery to the changing face of Mecca

David Bowie blockbuster is coming to New York

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final venue for the internationally touring retrospective, launched in 2013

Newsarchive

New culture war takes root in US as major news outlet censors art

Artists say they are under pressure to tone down their work after Associated Press removes images of controversial pieces

Cambodiaarchive

As New York prepares to display Cambodian art new and old, we assess the growing recognition of Cambodian contemporary art

An overview of the Cambodian art market, as well as names to look out for, and the legacy of the Khmer Rouge

Revealed: one third of Brooklyn Museum’s Coptic collection is fake

Specialists warn that museums in the US and Europe will now have to re-examine their own sculptures

In their need to raise sponsorship, are US museums risking the loss of their intellectual freedom?

We look beyond the Brooklyn Museum's Sensation exhibition into a troubling trend emerging across the sector

Iranarchive

The Brooklyn Museum's landmark show of Qajar art exposes Iran’s more liberal roots

The first survey of a fashion for portraiture that swept the Persian court lifts the veil on Iranian history

Womens’ rights campaigner, Mme Sadat, supports an Egyptian show with a pc twist

"Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven” is at the Brooklyn Museum 20 October - 5 January 1997

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