Social history

‘Living museum’ of British-Somali heritage heads to east London

Crowdfunded space aims to preserve community archive and support emerging artists

When nothing is sacred, nothing can be subversive: photographs of London’s Soho captured in catalogue

The area’s heyday in the mid 20th century has been obliterated by commercial exploitation

Twentieth-century American hopes and dreams are shown in black and white in this book of prints

Volume shows how the political and social aspirations of the Progressive Movement inspired American artists

Jacob Lawrence’s epic series depicting America's early struggles sets off on US tour

Twenty-three of the US artist’s surviving panels will be reunited for the first time in six decades at the Peabody Essex Museum

Medieval books’ margins are shown to be areas of dissent and fun, rather than mere doodling

The extra-textual decoration of medieval illuminated manuscripts are full of clues about sections of society normally overlooked by historians

New museum tells Palestinian stories in the centre of US politics

One-room space in Washington, DC, focuses on art and culture rather than “catastrophe”— but a section is dedicated to the 1948 mass exodus

Chunks of British Parliament go on sale

Historic Pugin floor tiles, on which many a prime minister has trodden, available for £200 a piece

Murders most foul: Gainsborough family revenge killings trigger reassessment of artist’s early years

New research reveals that two members of Thomas Gainsborough's family were killed over a financial dispute when the artist was a child

Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

Russian authorities force Gulag museum to close

Volunteer-run organisation has been based in former Soviet secret police headquarters for the past decade

Canada struggles with monuments tied to colonialism

Echoing a conflict in the US, the nation contends with calls to remove controversial memorials

Statues are part of history, but do a poor job of recording it

Monuments tell us more about those who set them up than those they represent, says Classics professor Matthew Sears

Siberian museum memorialises the Romanovs in house where they were imprisoned

Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II in Tobolsk is Russia's first devoted to 'royal martyrs'

Moscow museum opens archives of Stalin's Gulag labour camps

New research centre helps descendants discover fate of their family members


The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

Alabama memorial confronts America’s racist history

A site dedicated to the 4,400 victims of lynching and a museum about the country’s legacy of inequality opens

Public sculpture will commemorate Chattanooga lynching victim 100 years on

Memorial part of push for new works that challenge history of white supremacy in the US

V&A opens dialogue on looted Ethiopian treasures

Director pledges rethink on objects seized by British troops in 19th-century Africa

Rashid Johnson starts filming Native Son in Chicago

The US artist finds contemporary resonance in the 1940s novel


Then & Now: boom, bust and rebirth of Damien Hirst

How The Art Newspaper has covered the artist's bullish decadence


Then & Now: how The Art Newspaper shaped UK restitution law

Featuring a 900-year-old missal looted during the Second World War

Auction of France's May '68 protest posters to mark 50th anniversary

Artcurial to offer posters with a revolutionary spirit from the collection of Laurent Storch

Argentina's female art workers call for gender parity on International Women's Day

The group, Nosotras Proponemos, has events planned at art institutions throughout the country during March

New York’s ICP revisits America’s ‘shameful’ history of Japanese internment

An exhibition travelling from Chicago includes 100 images by documentary photographers like Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, as well as incarcerated artists like Toyo Miyatake and Miné Okubo

Wende Museum of Cold War artefacts spills its secrets in California

More than 100,000 Soviet and Eastern European objects find new home in former Armory

Getty Centre displays Killip’s chronicle of de-industrialised Britain

Images from In Flagrante make up the core of this solo exhibition

Building anew: how Constructivism sought to remake the world

In the centenary year of the Bolshevik Revolution, exhibitions survey the art of the Russian avant-garde and put its radicalism in context

‘Humanity uprooted’: Noguchi Museum marks 75th anniversary of Japanese American internment

Timely show traces the lasting impact on the artist’s work of voluntary wartime relocation to Arizona detention camp

Documents signed by Abraham Lincoln go on sale at Sotheby's

Copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment will go to auction

Palestinian Museum opens—with no exhibition or collection

The inaugural show is postponed, but a satellite exhibition will go ahead this month in Beirut


Painting the Reformation: the Cranachs celebrated

Six books reveal the multifaceted output of the elder and younger Cranach in Thuringia

Louis XIV: his mania for the cult of self

On the 300th anniversary of the Sun King’s death, the writer of a forthcoming biography of France’s most celebrated monarch reflects on the spectacular flourishing of creativity in his reign, and on Louis’s passion for self-commemoration, in everything from medals to sculptures and buildings

How the Cranachs made Luther unmistakable: Joachim Whaley on the Luther Decade

Part two of a series on Luther’s favourite painter and publicist

Luther, Cranach and political propaganda: Joachim Whaley on the Luther Decade

Part three of a series on Luther’s favourite painter and publicist

The Flux-Labyrinth: a multisensory bombardment from a more innocent time

The reconstruction of a playful installation from the 1970s at Frieze New York  failed to fully conjure its original anarchic, prankster spirit


Books: American art from Norsemen to Culture Wars

A well-written history of art in North America for students