New York City

New York's Hispanic Society launches Goya Research Center

Headed by the Goya scholar Guillaume Kientz, the new project anticipates the 200th anniversary of the artist’s death in 2028

In Guggenheim exhibition, Jenny Holzer grapples with the post-internet world she helped inspire

A lacklustre show begs the question: can Holzer survive the scrutiny that her institutional exaltation invites in 2024?

Anton van Dalen, who imaginatively chronicled life in Lower Manhattan, has died, aged 86

An East Village fixture for a half-century, Van Dalen created stylised drawings, paintings, sculptures and performances documenting his surroundings

Oyster sculptures and whale songs: exhibition on Governors Island explores the role of extraction in climate change

Jenny Kendler’s multidisciplinary project seeks kinship between humans and other animals

Manhattan dealers feud over client contacts

The founder of Tribeca’s 1969 Gallery claims a former employee has been contacting the gallery’s clients for his own business


Remembering Paul Auster, the ground-breaking novelist who fused art and literature

The New Yorker's collaboration with the artist Sophie Calle was just one way in which art was interlaced with his life and work

'Empty promises': art on Queens College campus in New York has languished in damaged state for decades

Staff allege that ongoing systemic issues have left the institution's art collection at risk—well before the City University of New York system could blame it all on lack of public funding

New York’s Independent art fair delivers an ‘adrenaline shot’ for dealers and collectors

Prices at the fair are ticking up, but that did not stop several galleries from selling out their stands during the VIP preview

Israeli music festival that Hamas attacked on 7 October is re-created in New York exhibit

An immersive exhibition brings the Nova Music Festival’s campgrounds—including tents and burned-out cars—to Lower Manhattan

Crime news

Ex-husband of murdered gallerist Brent Sikkema arrested in New York

Daniel Sikkema has been accused of planning and paying for his ex-husband’s murder in Rio de Janeiro

Lucas Samaras, tirelessly adventurous New York artist, has died, aged 87

The Greek American artist was always willing to try new forms and materials, working across sculpture, photography, performance, installation and more

Exhibition in Los Angeles unearths Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘graffiti time capsule’

Around 200 largely unseen images that the artist created in the early 1970s are on show at Los Angeles's Control Gallery

Frick Collection director to retire after $195m renovation

Ian Wardropper has been leading the museum since 2011, guiding it through its renovation and temporary relocation to the former Whitney Museum building

Augmented reality project puts monumental public art at New Yorkers’ fingertips

Digital art platform Kinfolk has launched a four-artist exhibition that is available to view at designated sites through their application

As it marks its 20th anniversary, Madison Square Park's art programme will extend across Manhattan

The public art organisation will bring major sculptural installations to its namesake green space, and bring projects to other parks uptown

Frick Collection's fundraising for renovation and capital campaign reaches $242m

With 83% of its renovation fund raised, the museum is on target to reopen in its historic home in late 2024

Ida Applebroog, who made wide-ranging work with a feminist edge, has died, aged 93

The American artist was long associated with the feminist art movement but resented the label, preferring to form her own critical iconography

New York City Council bill calls for an accounting of all monuments to beneficiaries of slavery

The bill, currently under review by Mayor Eric Adams's administration, renews conversations about the role of public statues that lionise America's history of slavery

Baroque sensation Elisabetta Sirani finally has her first solo show outside Italy

The 17th-century Bologna-based painter is the subject of a concentrated presentation at Robert Simon Gallery in New York

Ten exhibitions to see in New York City this autumn

From large-scale surveys of Judy Chicago and Ed Ruscha, to showcases of Barkley L. Hendricks’s portraits, Ruth Asawa’s works on paper, Shary Boyle’s surreal ceramics, Korean experimental art and more

Brice Marden, painter revered for his distinctive approach to abstraction, has died, aged 84

Marden rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s, synthesizing elements of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Minimalism and more into his own unique idiom

Joop Sanders, early member of Abstract Expressionist movement, has died, aged 101

An influential figure in the New York scene of the early 1950s, Sanders spent the latter half of the decade in Europe and consequently was often left out of narratives of the AbEx movement

New York City approves revised design for long-awaited Shirley Chisholm monument

Artists Olalekan B. Jeyifous and Amanda Williams have been given the go-ahead to realise a commemorative statue of the political legend

Sculptural symbol of mourning by Jim Hodges unveiled at New York’s Aids Memorial Park

The work, “Craig’s closet”, honours the more than 100,000 New Yorkers who have died of Aids

New York mayor declares 31 May as Ellsworth Kelly Day in honour of artist's centennary

The artist's 100th birthday coincides with an array of exhibition programming, celebrations and municipal recognitions of Kelly's legacy

A hot pink tree sculpture sprouts amid New York's leafy High Line

Pamela Rosenkranz’s Old Tree is on show close to the Shed, Frieze New York's venue

A pop-up museum in New York pushes back against 'excessive policing'

The Museum of Broken Windows takes on themes of state-sponsored racial injustice in light of New York mayor Eric Adams's planned municipal budget allocating $11bn to the NYPD

New works by Charles Ray and Christopher Wool will be public fixtures of Manhattan development

Ray’s large-scale statue of Adam and Eve will beckon visitors into the a plaza while Wool’s enormous mural looms from a glass-enclosed lobby

First-ever insider trading trial over NFTs set to begin in Manhattan court

A former OpenSea employee has been accused of insider trading; the outcome of the case may change the meaning of that phrase forever