Museum acquisitions

Princeton Museum acquires rare work by Pre-Raphaelite painter Rebecca Solomon

The museum acquired “A Young Teacher” at a recent Sotheby’s auction, where it sold for more than ten times its high estimate

MoMA and the Neue Galerie jointly acquire a Käthe Kollwitz self-portrait

The Museum of Modern Art plans to hold a major exhibition of the German artist’s work in the near future

New York’s Hispanic Society reveals ten new acquisitions, including portrait of Goya and set of Orozco drawings

The José Clemente Orozco will go on show at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library in early 2023 as part of a show about the famed Mexican muralist

Collector Budi Tek donates contemporary Chinese works to Lacma, including Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads

The seven pieces, the first Tek has donated since forming a partnership with the Los Angeles institution in 2018, are featured in a current exhibition

SFMOMA receives gift of 350 works and $10m bequest from late American trustees

The donation includes works by Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei and others from the collection of the late philanthropists Norah and Norman Stone

How Nari Ward’s hearse installation went from the Whitney Biennial to a permanent home (with a detour via partial destruction)

Ward re-created the funerary work in 2020, decades after a standout debut at the Whitney Biennial; it has now been acquired by the Baltimore Museum of Art

New York’s Metropolitan Museum buys four extremely rare Van Gogh prints

Vincent wanted to sell the set for under a dollar as “art for the people”—the museum will have paid several million

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Faith Ringgold mural will be transferred from women’s prison to the Brooklyn Museum

The work, dedicated to incarcerated women on Rikers Island, was completed in 1972 and was once almost completely destroyed

Priceless literary manuscripts once thought lost are acquired by British library consortium

The privately owned Honresfield Library, which includes manuscripts by the Brontës, Jane Austen and Walter Scott, was due to be scattered to global buyers at a Sotheby's auction before a British consortium stepped in

Lacma acquires 60 works with a focus on Black representation

Among the works joining the museum’s collection are paintings by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley as well as a self-portrait by an artist who worked as a preparator at Lacma for decades

Boston College museum receives $25m in art and grants from philanthropist Peter Lynch

The McMullen Museum of Art is gaining works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Albert Bierstadt, and others

‘We had to give it our best shot’: inside the Getty’s record-setting Caillebotte acquisition

The Los Angeles museum’s first Caillebotte fills a major gap in its telling of the history of Impressionism

Acquisitions round-up: photography trove is Czech Republic's largest art donation in decades

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

Saint Louis Art Museum receives 22 major works from American philanthropist

The promised gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer includes paintings and sculptures by 20th-century European and American artists including Miró, Picasso and Guston

Museum of Star Wars creator George Lucas goes on buying spree with international, if not intergalactic, focus

Gearing up for 2023 opening, Lucas Museum adds works by Frida Kahlo, Robert Colescott and Artemisia Gentileschi to filmmaker's Norman Rockwell trove

Anti-racism posters, Nike trainers and Kim Kardashian's selfies go on show in Victoria and Albert Museum's new gallery of contemporary design

London institution unveils refurbished Design 1900-Now space for its Rapid Response collection of objects that reveal "truths about how we live"

A Degas bought by the Van Gogh Museum sparks off an ethical debate: are female nudes OK?

The controversial pastel stars in a show of new acquisitions in Amsterdam

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Aga Khan Museum acquires massive Lego sculpture of an ancient African metropolis

The conceptual work by the Ghanian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako addresses the cultural impact of Kumbi Saleh, the centre of the trans-Saharan trade route

Pérez Art Museum Miami renames endowment fund for Black art to reflect the wider diaspora

The announcement coincides with acquisitions of works by Gordon Parks, Kwame Brathwaite and Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Trove of Surrealist publications and paintings donated to Dutch museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's gift from collectors Laurens Vancrevel and Frida de Jong “opens up new horizons on surrealist activities”, says expert