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The cancelling of the Genoese art loan show Superb Baroque is a sad day for the National Gallery

Can another museum with a commitment to broaden Americans’ exposure to great art, including pre-contemporary works, take up the show?

Triumphant in their time, yet largely erased later: a Met exhibition explores ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’

Chronicling the work of female photographers from the 1920s to the 1950s, a show organised with the National Gallery of Art breaks significant ground

National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC announces gift of exceptional photographs dating from the 19th to 21st centuries

Stephen G. Stein’s donation includes notable examples of images by Gustave Le Gray, William Eggleston, Brassaï, Robert Frank, Sally Mann and others

National Gallery of Art recruits the first woman and person of colour to serve as its chief curator

As the museum commits itself to diversity, E. Carmen Ramos, a curator of Latino art, will be “the principal architect of the visitor experience”

Smithsonian will reopen eight museums and other venues in May after more than five-month closures

National of Gallery of Art also plans to open its West Building in Washington, DC

A 'milestone' moment—US National Gallery of Art acquires 40 works by Black Southern artists

Works were purchased from Souls Grown Deep Foundation in a move that could ‘alter the canon of American art'

Acquisitions round-up: European museums co-purchase El Anatsui sculpture from collector Uli Sigg

Woodland scene by Jan Brueghel the Elder heads to Washington DC; London’s National Portrait Gallery gets a Gainsborough via acceptance in lieu

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”

Two Van Gogh fakes in Washington? Strong evidence produced against early drawings at the National Gallery of Art

Revelations in new book about an attic discovery throw fresh light on Vincent’s decision to become an artist

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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

Two US museums plan to investigate their Gauguins after 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

Kaywin Feldman on how America's National Gallery of Art will 'attract the nation and reflect it, too'

The Washington museum's first female director is breaking down old silos and diversifying the staff, collection and exhibitions

‘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

Modern art historian, US museum director and clergyman EA Carmean, Jr has died, age 74

He was the National Gallery of Art’s founding curator of 20th-century art and led the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology provides a revolution in Chinese history

265 works discovered by Chinese archaeologists, mostly over the last twenty-five years, are on loan in an exhibition that shows why the textbooks have had to be rewritten.

Verrocchio's first major US survey to delve into his role in shaping the High Renaissance

The artist is best known as Leonardo’s teacher, but an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington aims to highlight his own technical accomplishment and inventiveness

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Lunar landing anniversary inspires tributes to the Moon across the globe

Exhibitions and events at museums and galleries worldwide proves we are still looney for the Moon 50 years after setting foot on it

Civil War references hide in plain sight in American pre-Raphaelite art

Landscapes on view at the National Gallery contain hidden historical clues

Kaywin Feldman shatters the glass ceiling at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

During her first week on the job, the new director reveals her aspirations for the museum

Counting the cost of the longest government shutdown in US history

The shutdown dealt a blow to federally-funded museums, with disappointed visitors, furloughed staff, disrupted exhibitions and lost revenue that “can never be regained”

National Gallery of Art in Washington hires its first female director

Kaywin Feldman, to begin in March, currently leads the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Hands-on research underpins a pioneering chiaroscuro woodcut exhibition

Scientists and artists replicated the Renaissance design, inking and printing process

Rachel Whiteread’s breakthrough work Ghost gets complex conservation treatment

Structural engineers and architects were among those restoring the room-sized cast at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

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Museums too: what should institutions do when artists are accused of abuse?

As the #MeToo movement grows, US museums find themselves embroiled in ethical dilemmas

National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer

The scholar will give six talks surveying more than 2,000 years of Chinese history

National Gallery of Art show integrates the outliers

Outliers and American Vanguard Art in Washington, DC, makes clear that schooled and self-taught artists have never been that far apart

Washington show aims to clear up muddy ‘Outsider art’ label

From erotic photographs to psychedelic quilts, a reappraisal of autodidacticism features more than 80 eclectic artists

Dulwich Picture Gallery puts Warhol in context

The decorative qualities of the pop artist put him in a tradition dating back to the 18th century

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MoMA makes a stand by acquiring video removed from display by Washington's NPG

Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly is already on display at the New York museum

Jasper Johns: 'I was trying to see something, to see what seeing consisted of'

As the National Gallery of Art opens a show devoted to the artist’s work from the 1950s and 60s, he looks back on the decade and reflects on the process of making

Dealer who sold Turner masterpiece says it will go on public view in UK

Both the US National Gallery and Tate wanted to acquire The Dark Rigi but it was sold to a private collector

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How the US National Gallery and Tate were beaten to Turner masterpiece

The Dark Rigi has become embroiled in murky legal waters

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Washington's National Gallery wraps up Vuillard catalogue plagiarism suit with $37,500 payment to Annette Leduc and Brooks Beaulieu

However, a complaint lodged against Guy Cogeval, Antoine Salomon and Mathias Chivot was met with a counter-suit arguing that evidence had been fabricated

Rothko exhibition for China and South Korea

The travelling exhibition will be the first major show on the artist in either country

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Growing unease over looted Lubomirski Dürers

A sheet of paper found in a second-hand book by The Art Newspaper details valuations of the drawings when sold by Colnaghi

Shedding light on Rothko’s light: Abstract Expressionism at the National Gallery of Art

The biggest show of the artist’s work for over twenty years derails the view that his highly charged colour-field paintings were a reflection of his moods

Calder hangs on at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The master of mobiles and his relation to Parisian Modernism reassessed

Books: A catalogue raisonné for Mark Rothko

Only Gorky and Pollock of his peers has so far been catalogued

Bellotto’s “Königstein” bought by Washington's National Gallery for $9.6 million

It makes it their most expensive purchase since Leonardo’s “Ginevra de’ Benci”