Climate protest

‘MoMA, dump Kravis’: activists call on museum to break up with board chair in Valentine’s Day protest

A coalition of environmental-justice organisations renewed their calls for the removal of board chair Marie-Josée Kravis

Protester charged for defacing African American Civil War memorial at US National Gallery of Art

A climate activist with the group Declare Emergency has been taken into custody over a paint-smearing incident at the museum last year

Mona Lisa undamaged after protesters at the Louvre throw soup at Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece

Members of Riposte Alimentaire demand the right to "healthy and sustainable food" after splattering pumpkin soup over the protective glazing in front of the world's most-viewed painting

Caught red-handed: climate activist pleads guilty to defacing Degas exhibit at National Gallery of Art

Joanna Smith faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine

Climate activists stage protests at two famous New York museums

Activists with Extinction Rebellion staged protests inside the Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History

Climate activists disrupt Christie's auction in New York

Two activists affiliiated with the group Extinction Rebellion took to the rostrum during a sale of works on paper

At London's Barbican, the female body's link to nature isn’t just lyrical—it's hardcore political

And a new show opens at the city's William Morris Gallery with a focus on radical landscapes

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Climate activists attack Velázquez's ‘Rokeby Venus’ at the National Gallery in London

Two Just Stop Oil Activists targeted the work as a protest against new UK gas and oil licences, just over a century after the suffragette Mary Richardson attacked the same painting in 1914

Climate activists spray-paint Paris's Louvre pyramid

A member of the Dernière Rénovation group scaled the famous glass monument over the weekend

Climate protesters call for removal of MoMA’s board chair over ties to fossil fuel industry

After a protest in front of the museum’s main entrance, 16 activists were arrested after further actions inside the museum

Climate activist smears pink paint on Tom Thomson canvas at National Gallery of Canada

A man was arrested following the action, which was organised by the Canadian activist group On2Ottawa

Climate activists, protesting against federal charges against their colleagues, rally at the Metropolitan Museum

Joanna Smith and Tim Martin face up to five years in prison after smearing paint on the case and pedestal of a Degas sculpture at the National Gallery of Art

Monet painting attacked with red paint and glue in Stockholm is undamaged, Nationalmuseum says

The museum is in contact with the owner, Musée d’Orsay, about reinstalling Le jardin de l’artiste à Giverny in its exhibition

‘We charge you with ecocide’: climate protesters call for ouster of Museum of Modern Art board chair at gala

Activists urged the New York museum to distance itself from board chair Marie-Josée Kravis and her husband Henry Kravis due to their ties to the fossil fuel industry

Climate protestors who targeted US National Gallery of Art’s Degas sculpture face prison time

The two protesters have have been indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of conspiracy

Climate protestors attack Degas sculpture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

A man and a woman have daubed red and black paint on the display case containing 'Little Dancer'

Milan authorities must hire conservationist after struggling to clean statue damaged by climate activists

Italian officials have approved draft bill to bring in tougher sanctions for protestors who target heritage

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum closes on anniversary of infamous heist due to planned climate change protest

The museum was reportedly to be the site of a “guerrilla art installation” by Extinction Rebellion Boston on 18 March

In the wake of climate protests and pandemics, collectors are growing wary of loaning art to museums

Prospective lenders are increasingly nervous that their works will be targeted by attacks or be vulnerable to a lack of security during museum closures

Adam McEwen interview

The art of the obit: Adam McEwen on his hypothetical obituaries of living celebrities who are ‘guides to life’

The Art Newspaper’s obituaries editor speaks to the New York artist about how his journalistic training informs his tributes to figures like Greta Thunberg and Dolly Parton

Museums and heritage in 2022: industrial unrest, climate protests and damage to historic artefacts in Ukraine

New and refurbished museums open in Antwerp, Los Angeles and Sydney as Italian archaeologists make the "discovery of a generation" in a hilltop town in Tuscany

The Year in Art: We take a look at 2022’s biggest stories—and what they mean

Plus, our writers sit down to discuss their favourite works of the year

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Louisa Buck, Kabir Jhala and Benjamin Sutton. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Why is Van Gogh under attack?

Vincent’s best-loved paintings are singled out by climate protestors

a blog by Martin Bailey

Climate activists target billionaire François Pinault's private collection in Paris

Demonstrators poured orange paint over the US artist Charles Ray's Horse and Rider

'Museums are allies': at Cop27, Icom speaks out about climate change protestors attacking art

Choosing museums as a backdrop to protests is "a testament of their symbolic power and relevance in the discussions around the climate emergency,” International Council of Museums says

Climate activists in Vienna pour 'oil' over Gustav Klimt painting

Curators at Leopold Museum say that Letzte Generation's protest against fossil fuel projects left no damage to either the picture or the original frame

Climate activists pour maple syrup on Emily Carr painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Two activists from the group Stop Fracking Around also glued their hands to the gallery wall to protest the construction of a major gas pipeline in northern British Columbia

Activists 'severely underestimate the fragility' of objects: 92 museum directors speak out against climate protests

The signatories of the open letter include the directors of the Musée du Louvre and New York's Museum of Modern Art