Museum acquisitions

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 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

A print series of Jacob Lawrence’s earliest narrative cycle has been acquired by the Colby College Museum of Art

The screenprints are an abridged version of the artist’s 41-panel tempera series devoted to the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture

The Met acquires Kent Monkman's grand diptych Mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People)

The Cree artist says the work, on view in the museum's Great Hall, reflects on the “colonial version of history” in museum collections

Trove of 'lost' Hokusai drawings acquired by British Museum

103 forgotten works by the renowned Japanese artist resurfaced at a Paris auction after slipping out of sight for more than 70 years

Nevada Museum of Art acquires Judy Chicago’s full 'fireworks' archive

The museum aims to rewrite the legacy of the historically male-dominated Land Art movement

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from £1m flower pyramids to an enigmatic portrait of a young black woman

From Modernist nudes to present-day politics: British Museum to reveal its contemporary Middle Eastern art collection

Free exhibition at the London museum in October will show around 150 works that have been collected since the early 1990s

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from a pot by an African-American slave to the earliest depiction of Highland dress

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from an "erotic" depiction of Adam to a masterpiece by a female French painter

UK fails to save painting of 'paramount importance' as Getty export licence is granted

Recently rediscovered 18th-century work by artist Joseph Wright of Derby was bought by the Los Angeles museum in March last year

Nazi loot expert joins Louvre to investigate its wartime acquisitions

Hire of French art historian Emmanuelle Polack suggests a more proactive stance on Nazi-era provenance research at Paris museum

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from a rising star of Weimar-era Berlin to a Bohemian Virgin and Child

Christmas comes early: London's National Gallery raises enough money to buy Gentileschi masterpiece

The Finding of Moses is on display, but it will soon be moved to the newly refurbished Baroque room

Permanent a-peel: $120,000 banana will enter museum collection

Miami collectors William and Beatrice Cox will donate the fruit piece to an unnamed institution

London's National Gallery launches public campaign to fund last £2m to buy Orazio Gentileschi masterpiece

The 17th-century painting The Finding of Moses was painted in London for Charles I and represented the birth of Charles II

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from an 800-year-old figure of Christ to a rediscovered Delacroix painting

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from Dorothea Tanning's Surrealist terrier to vintage prints by Vivian Maier

V&Anews

Extinction Rebellion designs go on show at Victoria and Albert Museum

Flags, pamphlets and logos by the climate activist organisation were acquired for museum's Rapid Response Collecting gallery

Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos aids Athens museum acquisitions

National Museum of Contemporary Art spends €50,000 on new works from Frieze

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Tate Acquisitions: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

The artist's work is among 287 purchases made by Tate in the last year

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The story behind Matisse's Backs: Tate's bargain buy

The gallery paid £11,000 for the four bronze sculptures in 1957 - Christie's just sold one for $48.8m

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Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund adds to the Tate’s collection

Works by Lorna Simpson, Július Koller, and Jimmie Durham make up the selections this year

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Tate looks to young international artists with £120,000 acquisition fund

The works selected reflect Tate's increasingly global outlook and support of young artists

'Spanish Forger' miniatures bought by V&A

Scholars no nearer to finding the faker’s identity

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Tate’s Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund picks bring new artists to the gallery

The supercharged shopping trip was worth £125,000 this year

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Anthony d’Offay deal with Tate and Scotland sets tax precedent for UK philanthropy

For his partial donation of £125m worth of art, the dealer received £26.5m—the price he originally paid for the collection—tax free

David Hockney donates his largest painting to Tate

Bigger Trees near Warter is 12m long and 4.5m high, and made up of 50 separate canvases

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Tate buys Charles Saatchi’s Chapman sculptures

The faux-ethnographic sculptures may be the gallery's most expensive contemporary art purchase

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Tate to buy more work by women

The gender imbalance within the Tate's holdings is to be redressed, following in the footsteps of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm

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Tate launches appeal to buy Turner's Blue Rigi

The Blue Rigi has been sold to an overseas collector, and after last year's loss of the Dark Rigi the pressure is on

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Tate to launch campaign to buy Turner’s Blue Rigi for £5m–the highest price it has ever paid for a work of art

The gallery is hoping to display all three Rigi watercolours in January, uniting them for the first time

Salvador Dalí tea set for V&A

Will be shown in Surreal Things exhibition next year

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What Tate bought at Frieze 2006

The Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund's budget of £150,000 saw 28 works enter the collection

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Tate is not a museum: Gallery could lose privileges

As it is not accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council due to its deacquisition guidelines

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Outside curators buy for Tate at Frieze

This year's haul included video, installations, and photos but no paintings

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MoMA acquires key Hockney piece

MoMA’s $3 million cup of tea

Pinault sells Rauschenberg to MoMA for $30 million

French billionaire has recently sold works by Rothko, Warhol and Mondrian

V&A and British Museum join together to buy Buddha

Purchased with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Arts Collection Fund

Tate director, Nicholas Serota: Recent art is patrimony too

Serota discusses export laws and what is truly significant to public collections

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