Museums

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Auctions

A work by Hopper, promised as gift, heads to the auction block instead

Christie's to sell $70m painting once pledged to the Seattle Art Museum

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Exhibitions

A case for the importance of Dutch collecting

An exhibition highlights the crucial role of the Rembrandt Association in museum acquisitions

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Museums

From armour to the A-bomb: British Museum's Japanese collection goes back on show

Japan galleries refurbished under new ten-year partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation

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Restitution

Swedish museums call for panel to advise on Nazi-loot claims

“It shouldn’t be entirely up to us,” says Daniel Birnbaum, the director of Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, which recently restituted a Kokoschka painting

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Museums

Met plans to leave Breuer building, making way for the Frick

The Brutalist structure will house Frick’s historic collection during expansion of its 70th Street home

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Private Museums

Glenstone’s giant $200m expansion is ready, but will visitors come?

Collectors’ private museum, scrutinised by US Senate for limited access, could draw 100,000 people a year

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Museums

MoCA Toronto set to open in new industrial home that hosts both art and artists

New works by Barbara Kruger, Tania Bruguera and Awol Erizku will be presented in Canadian museum's first year

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Museums

Russian authorities force Gulag museum to close

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

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Openings

Art meets science in new gallery at King’s College London

Free venue joins a growing global network of Science Gallery spaces

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Museums

Frick collection invites contemporary artist into its permanent galleries for the first time

Edmund de Waal's porcelain creations will open a dialogue with the historic art and furnishings and 'will not shock', curator says

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Museums

South London Gallery unveils new £4m annexe in Victorian fire station

Historic space, transformed by 6a architects, opens with a group show on humour

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From long-hidden sculptures to a Land Art pioneer’s early cogitations

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Museums

London’s National Portrait Gallery to partially close for London Fashion Week event (again)

Decision follows a controversial closure in February for Erdem’s runway show

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Museums

Victoria and Albert Museum now a 'multi-site' institution

Opening of outpost in Dundee this week is latest in series of out-of-London projects

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In the frame

Will work for dots: High Museum to hire temporary staff to deal with Kusama crowds

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Law

Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery

Rebuffing heirs, an appeals panel in New York says the court lacks jurisdiction

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Museums

Cao Fei gets double exposure with two exhibitions on home territory

Show at Hong Kong's Tai Kwun is artist's first major retrospective in greater China

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Museums

Dundee’s designs on culture bring V&A to Scotland

The publicly funded £80m institution is the first design museum to open north of the border

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Museums

Tate outsources artist biographies on its website to Wikipedia

The museum does “not have the resources to create biographies for every individual” in its collection, spokeswoman says

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Exhibitions

New-York Historical Society opens new spaces dedicated to shows on equality and civil rights

The inaugural exhibition, commemorating the 14th Amendment, looks at Jim Crow America

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Museums

Städel Museum publishes oral history of postwar German art

Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz and Kasper König are among more than 70 interviewees in the project, called Café Deutschland

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Museums

Great art, not famous alumni, will be the focus of Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

New south London gallery is housed in 19th-century public baths converted by architectural collective Assemble

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Restitution

Sweden's Moderna Museet returns Kokoschka work to Jewish dealer's heirs

The 1910 portrait of a marquis was sold by Alfred Flechtheim’s employee after the dealer fled Nazi Germany

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Museums

British Museum’s basement of treasures to remain off-limits

Hidden underground galleries closed since 2006 still house £100m Assyrian relief

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Openings

Bloomsbury group’s country home to open all year round

New shows at Charleston will celebrate the liberal legacy of the artists and intellectuals who gathered there

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Museums

Protesters decry neglect after Brazilian museum fire

Amid melee at National Museum, museology students begin project to digitise the institution

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Politics

Jerusalem museum director blasts Israel’s nation-state law

Head of Museum for Islamic Art says many in art world are afraid to speak out

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Massive fire devastates the National Museum of Brazil

Budget cuts and negligence blamed for the blaze

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Museums

Salvator Mundi will not go on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi this month, for reasons unknown

$450.3m Leonardo da Vinci painting was due to be unveiled at museum in two weeks but its display has now been delayed

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Museums

Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to open 'Guggenheimian' second museum

New space, with portions burrowed under the sand, will be located by the Bohai Sea shoreline

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Leonardo da Vinci

Victoria and Albert Museum brings Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks to life online

New technology allows novices and scholars to zoom in on the artist’s sketches and notes

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Museums

Culture Pass has New Yorkers reaching for their library cards—but demand is exceeding supply

New scheme offering free tickets to some of the city’s most popular museums had thousands of responses

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Museums

Shell sponsorship deal with Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum ends

The museum as well as the Mauritshuis in The Hague have stopped collaborating with the oil company by "mutual decision"

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Museums

‘Art Rx’: museum tours linked to easing chronic pain

Participants of study reported feeling less pain and less social disconnection after an hour-long museum tour

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Starry Night is held by Russian government

Van Gogh drawing had been folded in half in 1945 to fit inside a suitcase

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Museums

‘A critical juncture’: Richard Koshalek on MOCA’s future under Klaus Biesenbach

The Los Angeles museum’s longest-serving director shares his recommendations for its newly appointed leader

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Art history

Reliving the dawn of Modernism in India

An art historian explores the importance of the pathbreaking Progressive Artists’ Group, the focus of an exhibition opening at Asia Society

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Museums

Italy revokes export licence for the Frick Collection’s princely portrait by Gérard

Italian government claims licence application did not state portrait was of Prince Camillo Borghese

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Museums

New York’s El Museo del Barrio due to reopen in September after year-long refurbishment

The Latino cultural institution had previously experienced financial problems, staff cuts and brisk turnover of senior figures

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In the frame

Kasich thinks Cleveland’s Kusama show is ‘fantastic’

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Museums

Construction of Hong Kong's M+ Museum will not be delayed after main contractor fired

West Kowloon Cultural District terminated Hsin Chong's contract on the grounds of insolvency

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Exhibitions

Is major survey of conceptual art pioneer Hassan Sharif heading to New York's Guggenheim?

Sharjah Art Foundation’s blockbuster retrospective of the late artist is already confirmed for venues in Germany and Italy

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Museums

Okwui Enwezor hits out at ‘besmirching’ by Haus der Kunst

Former artistic director says being blamed for museum’s financial woes was among “most shocking” moments of his career

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Museums

MoMA agrees to museum-wide raises after months of negotiations with union

"The museum shifted its position substantially", union boss says

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Linda on the loose

What’s wrong with creating an art mega-complex in Arles?

Maja Hoffmann is spearheading a vast multidisciplinary arts complex spread over 15 acres of an industrial site

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Donald Judd

Settling into Donald Judd’s demanding furniture

A show at SFMoMA reminds a critic of his past experience with Judd and his creations

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Linda on the loose

Building a bridge from van Gogh to Sun Ra

A curator draws unexpected associations in an enthralling ten-artist show at the Vincent van Gogh Foundation centering on the sun.

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Cranach

Goudstikker heir files petition for rare rehearing of Cranach claim

Marei von Saher asks an appeals court in California to reconsider her case against the Norton Simon Museum

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Museums

US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning to make first UK appearance at ICA London

The polarising ex-army leaker will discuss artificial intelligence, LGBTQ rights and the links between digital technology and democracy

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Linda on the loose

An Outsize Dose of Gilbert & George

Grandiosity runs wild in the duo's vast retrospective at Luma Arles.