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Oscar Murillo to hand visitors the brush in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

The Turner Prize-winning artist is inviting the public to add their own markings to giant canvases in the space as part of a new commission

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Maria Balshaw on the roles of museums today and what Tate’s sponsorship red line is

The Tate director discusses her new book about art institutions and their challenges in the 21st century

Street behind Tate Modern closed after glass panels fall from building

Window panes from the Neo Bankside development, whose residents forced the museum to restrict access to its viewing gallery, smashed into the street

How Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ paved the way to Modern art

Tate’s show on Expressionism reminds us that Vincent was “the father of us all”

Richard Serra remembered and an Expressionist art special

Donna De Salvo, senior adjunct curator of special projects at Dia Art Foundation, reflects on the work of the late American sculptor, plus we speak to the organisers of exhibitions of shows on Käthe Kollwitz and the Blue Rider group

Tate Modern swaps its Turners for a ride with Der Blaue Reiter

A London exhibition of the Expressionist movement aims to show that “there is more to the early Modernist period than starry, solitary male artists”

The Big Review: Yoko Ono at Tate Modern, London ★★★★

A retrospective of Ono’s pioneering and provocative work shows that she is not quite the artist you might have imagined

Yoko Ono at Tate Modern: a closer look at ‘the world's most famous unknown artist’

Plus, Elton John‘s treasures at Christie’s and Factum Foundation’s reconstructed Roman colossus

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Istanbul mayor sees culture as ‘locomotive’ in re-election bid

Restoring ancient city’s heritage sites and opening Modern art venues is central to Ekrem İmamoğlu’s campaign

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Man dies after fall from Tate Modern

Police are not treating the event as suspicious

Tate Modern show celebrates Yoko Ono’s rebirth after decades of derision

Exhibition will look at the significance of the artist’s career before and after her famed relationship with John Lennon

Tate Modern appoints two new curators in charge of Asia-Pacific art

The hires have been supported by the London-based non-profit Asymmetry Art Foundation

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The changing attitudes to Carl Andre’s 'bricks' show how art museums have been sucked into the culture wars

Once controversial because of its humble materials, the work of the recently deceased artist is now under fire because of his alleged crime

At last, institutions join forces to take environmental action

Major events in London and Tokyo signal a much-needed shift in the conversation around museums and growth, and a move towards significant practical action

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Superstar of Australian art Emily Kam Kngwarray to get Tate Modern show in 2025

The Indigenous painter, whose survey opens at the National Gallery of Australia this week, only started her artistic career in her mid-70s

The Big Review: Philip Guston at Tate Modern ★★★★★

The long-delayed London survey is a revelatory tour de force that charts the twists and turns of the Canadian-American artist's 50-year career

El Anatsui: the sculptor on making art from waste, and waking up the artist in all of us

The Ghanaian artist, whose new work is about to be unveiled in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, explains the layered meanings behind his use of recycled bottle tops in his signature glittering, fabric-like hangings

Postponed Philip Guston survey finally opens at Tate Modern

The delay allowed the show's curators to travel and conduct further research about the Ku Klux Klan works, organisers say

Tate Modern launches new commission for experimental artists

The Infinities Commission will support “immersive projects that sit outside conventional artistic categories”, with the inaugural edition launching in performance space The Tanks in spring 2025

Tate Modern announces new director as Oslo museum chief Karin Hindsbo

Pressing challenges include maintaining visitor numbers and developing the institution's climate response

London museums struggling to regain visitors after Covid closures, our survey shows

The Art Newspaper's annual Visitor Figures survey has found the National Gallery has lost more visitors since 2019 than any other art museum worldwide

Tate announces El Anatsui as next artist for vast Turbine Hall commission

Ghana-born, Nigeria-based artist—known for his signature bottle-cap sculptures—will unveil the work in London in October

'Like being on display in a zoo': judges rule in favour of luxury flat owners living next to Tate Modern in battle over privacy

Landmark Supreme Court ruling finds Tate Modern's viewing platform as private nuisance to luxury flat owners it overlooks

‘Enema of the state’: Aboriginal artist Richard Bell on his protest pieces heading to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Works going on show include a ticker tape calculating what the British government owes Indigenous Australians for use of their country during colonisation

Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton: the enduring allure of art and luxury

Plus, Michael Rakowitz's ambitious restitution plans and Rosy Martin's photographical iconostasis

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Tate Modern chief Frances Morris and artist John Akomfrah recognised in UK New Year Honours list

Grayson Perry is made a knight while Turner prize nominee Ingrid Pollard gets an MBE

New platform offers mentoring and financial aid to art students in Ukraine

Bursaries and a "Sister School" network of universities across Europe have been organised by UAx Platform to support war-affected Ukrainian students and staff

Frances Morris to leave Tate Modern in April after seven years as director

London museum's first female chief, who was pivotal in diversifying the collection and programme, departs to pursue curatorial projects related to climate change and Modernism