United States

Inside the US military’s vast but rarely seen art collection

Many works depict enlisted soldiers’ day-to-day routine while some are even anti-war

Time is up on relaxed rules for US museums wanting to sell their works—did this brief shift have any lasting impact?

As stringent restrictions on art sales return after a pandemic reprieve, American institutions seem more polarised than ever

'The only way to stop the bleeding is to stop writing policies': climate change is making it more expensive to insure art

Global warming’s effects are impacting collectors’ bank accounts, especially in disaster-prone states like California and Florida where risky conditions have become the norm

Labournews

Can New York's imminent salary transparency law pierce the art world's smokescreen?

City council's move to enforce wage disclosures in job adverts could usher in a sea change at major US cultural institutions—challenging persistent pay inequality in the sector

US bans import of art and antiquities from Afghanistan

Experts in the trade question whether items seized by US customs under the new four-year policy will be returned to the Taliban

The US and Nigeria sign cultural property agreement

The five-year memorandum of understanding comes at a moment when Nigeria is taking increasingly proactive measures to secure its patrimony and recover artefacts that were looted and stolen

Exhibitions’ carbon footprints come under growing scrutiny

New reports from Artists Commit, which analyse the life cycle of a show, join an increasingly broad push for transparency and data sharing to promote a more climate-conscious sector

Jeff Koons accused of appropriating sculpture for 1989 series featuring his ex-wife

Michael Hayden has sued the artist for copyright infringement in latest legal battle

Booksreview

As Missouri marks its bicentennial, new book explores a millennium of objects from the state

Countering settler narratives, Saint Louis Art Museum exhibition and catalogue examines the artistic contributions and experiences of marginalised groups

'Intelligent design': Frank Gehry's surprisingly subtle $233m makeover of Philadelphia Museum of Art revealed

Architect's Core Project expansion creates 90,000 sq. ft of new galleries and reimagined public spaces at heart of 1928 landmark

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

Art world: pay attention to anti-Asian abuse, activists urge

The alarming rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans is just part of a long history of discrimination in the US and elsewhere

Launch of Artists Commit intensifies the push to act on climate change

Organisation aims to put pressure on galleries to adopt sustainable practices

Cambodia’s Khmer heritage is finally returning home

Collector Douglas Latchford’s daughter has turned over his entire collection—as well as records that could lead to further recoveries from US institutions

Accord between US and Turkey to counter illicit trade in artefacts divides historians and preservationists

Critics say Turkish government polices give short shrift to religious minorities’ cultural heritage