New York

New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt

The object was seized on its way to an art fair last year and came from the same network that sold other looted antiquities to museums

Billionaire art collector Sheldon Solow's tax-exempt art foundation was infamously inaccessible—now his widow says she will open it to the public

The real estate developer died on Tuesday aged 92. His collection in New York has been parodied for being almost impossible to visit despite receiving tax breaks

Artists combat New York’s Covid-19 hunger crisis, one plate at a time

As the city braces for a tough winter, the Coalition for the Homeless launches limited-edition Artist Plate Project

Garrett Bradley's America film installation goes on show at MoMA, exploring racism in black and white

The artist intersperses her work with footage from an unreleased 1914 film, believed to be the oldest surviving feature-length film with an all-Black cast

Designnews

Archives of Ivan Chermayeff, the designer behind Smithsonian sun and MoMA logo, donated to New York’s School of Visual Arts

The influential designer taught at the school and for years and students will now have access to his professional and personal work

The estate of George Rickey, who created balletic kinetic sculptures, now at Kasmin gallery

Monumental moving works by the artist will be shown next fall on the Chelsea space’s rooftop and along Park Avenue uptown

Artist designs Dias de los Muertos altar in Brooklyn for those who died during the pandemic

New Yorkers are invited to leave a remembrance of loved ones at Scherezade Garcia’s ofrenda at Green-Wood Cemetery

Company behind blockbuster immersive art experiences expands to New York former bank and Dubai shopping mall

French organisation Culturespaces plans fifth and sixth locations for shows of digitised paintings

Labournews

New York artist launches temp agency to employ creatives for a day

As US unemployment rates remain high, the project offers out-of-work artists $200 to "do whatever they need to do" while critiquing the expectations of capitalism

Giacometti, De Chirico and Alfa Romeo cars lead Sotheby's $283m New York sales after major museum works abruptly pulled

Following weeks of controversy, the Baltimore Museum of Art withdrew two paintings just hours before the auction while many other works sold near low estimates

Inaugural Asia Society Triennial to finally open with new programming following the pandemic and BLM protests

New triennial in New York aims to highlight the contribution of the fastest-growing demographic in the US, with exhibitions, events and a little inspiration from Yoko Ono

Art programme that keeps minor offenders out of court at risk of defunding

New York City might pull the budget for Project Reset, which has helped 4,500 people stay out of the criminal justice system and find a second chance through art

New York lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on cultural institutions

"The arts and cultural sector has been especially hard hit," says Senator José Serrano

Exhibitionsinterview

'I learned a lot from Goya': an interview with the poet and artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The influential 101-year-old founder of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore discusses his paintings and drawings, now on view in New York

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a tribute to Breonna Taylor at Mitchell Innes & Nash to the Public Art Fund's portals placed through Central Park

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be memorialised with statue in Brooklyn

Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested a site for the monument of the Supreme Court justice, overlooking the Statue of Liberty

Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

Exhibition in New York will include works made by those who are part of—or who have ties to—the largest prison population in the world

French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York

Legal case brought against antiquities expert who also sold an allegedly looted golden sarcophagus to the Metropolitan Museum last year, while an arrest is made in Germany

Manhattan's first and only freeport to close

Arcis, a high-tech $50m art storage facility in Harlem, opened in 2018 and allowed for tax-free transactions

New York-based residency for Russian artists goes ahead as 'East-West divide' intensifies

US-Russia tensions heightened in the run up to November's US presidential election

Central Park gets its first monument honouring women’s rights advocates on 100th anniversary of suffrage

Hillary Clinton attended the unveiling of the statue depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth

As protestors call for justice in New York, Mel Edwards to install broken chains in City Hall Park

An outdoor exhibition of the sculptor’s work has been postponed to give space to the Black Lives Matters movement

Frieze to open delayed sculpture show at New York's Rockefeller Center in September

Free-to-visit, open air exhibition includes site specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez and Andy Goldsworthy

Gavin Brown to close his gallery and join Barbara Gladstone’s

The pioneering dealer is bringing ten big-name artists with him, including Arthur Jafa, Joan Jonas, Alex Katz, and Rirkrit Tiravanija

Our friend Keith Haring: in new BBC documentary buddies of the late artist draw back the curtain

Street Art Boy debuted recently on BBC2 and uses unheard interviews to document Haring's upbringing and work

Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise

Dealers are swiftly setting up new spaces in the Hamptons this summer and an increasing number of galleries are taking root in smaller cities

Hunter College art staff protest expected cuts for contract workers that would ‘hobble’ the programme

The school’s full and part-time faculty speak out in defence of college assistants who are at risk of losing their jobs and healthcare

Art world workers join protests against injustice in New York—and aim to change racist systems in the culture sphere

Activists working at museums and galleries are bringing the fight for equality from the streets back into institutions