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America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show

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Controversially postponed Philip Guston show finally gets going. How has it changed?

The changing of dates of a four-city survey, purportedly due to the artist’s Ku Klux Klan motifs, caused uproar in 2020. Now, after a curatorial rethink, the first exhibition is set to open

How artists and amateur photographers used postcards to great creative effect

Atlanta’s High Museum showcases the work of the Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész, while MFA Boston draws on its archive for an exhibition of photos by unknown enthusiasts

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MFA Boston workers who unionised go on strike

More than 200 workers at the museum are striking for a day in protest of stalled contract negotiations

Adversity forces reinvention: Matthew Teitelbaum on turbulent times at the MFA, Boston

After charges of racism levelled at his museum in 2019, Teitelbaum had to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. And then there was the Guston controversy

Museum of Fine Arts Boston and other US institutions announce a second wave of pandemic closures

Some say they hope to reopen in January, while many others have remained shut for nearly a full year

How Spotify playlists became the new exhibition audio guides

From Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Tate show playlist to the MFA Boston’s Basquiat and hip-hop soundtrack, music can have a profound effect on how we view art

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MFA Boston workers vote to unionise in sweeping vote

An overwhelming 90% of employees voted to join the United Auto Workers Local 2110

When Boston fell head-over-heels in love with Monet

A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts recalls the time when the US city was first captivated by the French Impressionist

After tumult, museums say that a delayed Philip Guston exhibition will open in 2022

Citing “unease and anxiety” about the show, the director of MFA, Boston predicts it will spur “in-depth discussions about great art”

From the streets to the studio: show explores how Basquiat, graffiti and hip-hop culture stormed the art world in the 1980s

Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston includes works by Rammellzee, Keith Haring, Kool Koor and Lady Pink

Directors of Tate and the National Gallery of Art defend controversial decision to delay Philip Guston show

“An exhibition with such strong commentary on race cannot be done by all white curators,” says NGA chief Kaywin Feldman

Philip Guston’s KKK paintings ‘are not asleep—they’re woke’: catalogue contradicts museum statement controversially halting show

Essays from African American artists such as Glenn Ligon and Trenton Doyle Hancock show that issues were being addressed

Critics, scholars—and even museum’s own curator—condemn decision to postpone Philip Guston show over Ku Klux Klan imagery

Move is deemed “cowardly” and “patronising” after joint statement from host museums including National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and London’s Tate Modern

After 2019 racial incident, MFA Boston hires a senior director of belonging and inclusion

Appointment follows an agreement with the Massachusetts attorney general to embrace diversity and adopt an anti-harassment policy

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston lays off 57 employees and says 56 more will take early retirement

The museum notes that the coronavirus outbreak will continue to affect it “in the long term”

Two US museums plan to investigate their Gauguins after amateur art sleuth says they are fake

Former Tahitian resident Fabrice Fourmanoir helped The Art Newspaper correctly identify a fake in the Getty Museum's collection earlier this year

Three projects celebrating Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery in the US

From freedom papers on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture to Issac Julien's film about famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass

‘A resting time for the art’: with museums shut, US conservators seize on strategies to safeguard their collections

Experts embrace a blend of remote monitoring and on-site tours, while marvelling at diminished levels of dust

After racial incident involving a student field trip, MFA Boston reaches accord on diversity

Agreement with state attorney general calls for museum to set up a $500,000 fund promoting inclusion

The show must go on: what American curators are up to in isolation

How have curators been filling their time while their museums remain closed? Creatively, it turns out

Curator reveals how a Jewish collector snuck a medieval tapestry out of Nazi Germany

Victoria Reed, the provenance curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has been sharing the history about a work from the collection each day on Twitter while the museum remains locked down

Led by Metropolitan Museum of Art, a flurry of US museums say they are shutting down because of coronavirus

Institutions in New York, Boston and Washington underline the need to control the spread of Covid-19

Tutankhamun blockbuster will head to Boston

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, which opened in London this weekend, will also tour to Australia, Japan, Canada and South Korea

After accusations of racism, MFA, Boston takes steps to become more inclusive

Museum conducts training sessions, changes procedures and plans a new hire

Historians bake sourdough bread with yeast that could date to ancient Egypt

The loaf, made with yeast extracted from an artefact at the MFA Boston, could provide valuable insight into ancient civilisations

Dutch government gives money for new centre on Netherlandish art at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

Prime minister takes the unusual step of pledging $200,000 to the US museum

State of Massachusetts investigates reported racism at the MFA Boston

"Experiences like this are literally taking away from academic growth", says principal of students who filed a complaint during a class trip

Three exhibitions to see in Boston this weekend

From gender bending fashion at the MFA, Boston to Joan Jonas's animal treasure hunt at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum