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Leon Black faces questions from US Senate Finance Committee over Jeffrey Epstein and his $1bn art collection

The committee chairperson has asked for more details by 1 September about the $158m Black allegedly paid Epstein over the years

MoMA trustee Leon Black accused of raping teen with autism at Jeffrey Epstein's mansion in new lawsuit

The new accusations follow Epstein-related rape allegations made against Black last year

Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's richest men, resigns from board of the Guggenheim Museum

New York institution condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in its statement on the resignation


One of us or one of them? A long view of the appointment of George Osborne as chair of the British Museum

The former chancellor's instalment echoes the selection of Lord Armstrong as chair of the V&A, which had serious consequences for the museum

Several trustees resign from board of Detroit Institute of Arts as it reaffirms steps to monitor its besieged management

Director Salvador Salort-Pons was faulted in an independent review for authoritarian behaviour and insensitivity to race and gender

Coalition of activist groups announces ‘strike’ action against MoMA

Accusing the museum of elitism, alliance says its ultimate goal is “disassembling” the institution

MoMA’s board leader Leon Black quits equity firm, citing 'relentless scrutiny' over links to Epstein

Decision raises questions about his future role at the museum after artists call for him to go

Assailing leadership, two former board chairmen say they are rescinding $50m in planned gifts to Baltimore Museum of Art

Two artists also step down as board trustees amid turmoil over plans to deaccession three paintings

Groups call for removal of Lacma trustee tied to ‘exploitative’ telecommunications company

Organisations target Tom Gores, whose firm invests in a corporation accused of charging prison inmates “egregious” rates for calls

Mary Beard wades into restitution debate in her first blog post as a new British Museum trustee

"Museums have always been controversial. Who should be allowed in? And on what terms?" asks the celebrated classicist

Tate as tenant: Tate Modern alters its Bankside property deal

Trustees’ £142m property deal commutes their current lease


Eli Broad uses Art Basel in mission to prevent LA Moca's closure

Appeals which demonstrated the museum's necessary and individual character were made to target potential patrons

Whitney’s billionaire chairman of trustees steps down

Leonard Lauder’s decision to leave the institution coincides with launch of $680m fundraising campaign

V&A appoints medieval collector as chair

Paul Ruddock accepted the position after Sir John Tusa changed his mind

Miami Art Museum and Miami Art Central may merge

Collectors show their support for Miami art museums


Tate reveals what it spent in response to Ofili controversy

In an unprecedented move, the gallery has published the cost of all its purchases for the last two years


Watchdog criticises Tate for Ofili purchase

The Charity Commission is now investigating all acquisitions made from artists while they were serving as trustees

Kapoor succeeds Ofili as Tate Trustee

Meanwhile the Charity Commission investigates purchase of The upper room

Ofili controversy at the Tate will lead to greater openness

After Tate resisted the release of the sums paid for Ofili's 'The Upper Room', Tate will now more often disclose the price of works bought from artist-trustees.


National Portrait Gallery: more transparent than Tate

Commission sum disclosed for Tom Phillips, unlike the purchase of "The Upper Room"


Tate considered buying Ofili installation with US collector

The controversy over the institution’s acquisition of a work by one of its trustees rumbles on

National Gallery may start acquiring 20th-century art

The move would put the institution in competition with Tate


Another side of the mystery Tate/Ofili deal

How Tate bought The Upper Room remains shrouded in mystery and redactions


The great Chinese gold rush: Chinese art scene continues to blossom

Tate’s director of collections has visited China twice this year and MoMA trustees are also on their way


Tate withholds information in defiance of government guidelines

The gallery will not disclose the purchase price of 13 paintings by trustee Chris Ofili


MoMA reshuffles its board

To consecrate the new building, the museum's board has received a massive overhaul


MoMA committee to vote on major drawings collection gifted by Judith Rothschild Foundation

The foundation has offered the museum a collection of more than 2,500 drawings by 400 international artists

What happened to the Maharajah of Indore’s Brancusi birds?

In 1973 the Tate wanted to buy Brancusi’s black marble “Bird in space” through dealer Richard Feigen, but the sale fell through because the trustees believed the work had been “smuggled” out of India