Nancy Kenney

Nancy Kenney is Senior Editor at The Art Newspaper

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Law

US Supreme Court declines to review a challenge to the National Gallery's ownership of a Matisse

Grandchildren of muse depicted in 1908 painting exhaust their US appeals

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Conservation

Stolen in 1985, a recovered de Kooning will undergo conservation treatment

University of Arizona Museum of Art will send its painting, damaged by the thief, to the Getty

Interview
Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: an interview with Candace Carmel Barasch

The New York real estate heiress tells us what she's bought and why she loves it

Feature
Exhibitions

Making Miró: MoMA show explores turning point in artist’s career

An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art focuses on The Birth of the World, a 1925 painting that marks a definitive turning point for Joan Miró

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Conservation

Rothko Chapel to be restored, and gain auxiliary buildings

Artist's son says the project will "do right by my father’s vision for the space"

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Rembrandt

Paper trail: how watermarks illuminate Rembrandt's creative process

By analysing and categorising watermarks, a new online tool will allow researchers to connect prints to specific batches of paper

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Conservation

New app helps researchers diagnose ‘acne’ afflicting Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings

Bumps caused by chemical reactions can now be mapped by waving a hand-held device that one professor likens to a Star Trek “tricorder”

Analysis
Rembrandt

Trimmed, splashed and slashed: the anatomy of Rembrandt's The Night Watch

As the Rijksmuseum prepares to restore the Dutch master’s most-celebrated painting in full view of the public, we look at its chequered conservation history

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Restitution

Met hands over an Egyptian coffin that it says was looted

Describing itself as a victim of fraud, museum says it cooperated with district attorney's investigation

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Museums

SFMoMA to sell a Rothko estimated at $35m to $50m

Proceeds would go toward acquisitions that “address art historical gaps’’

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Museums

Morgan Library & Museum plans $12.5m restoration of its library's exterior

New York institution plans to shore up its Neo-Classical façade and create outdoor spaces for the public

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Acquisitions

Whitney acquires Abstract Expressionist painting by Norman Lewis

The museum will show the underrecognised African American artist's work alongside pieces by his contemporaries

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African art

Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask

Family elders give blessing to new exhibition of Yorùbá masquerade costume, stolen from Nigerian shrine room 70 years ago

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Museums

Met unveils its AI experiment with Microsoft and MIT

Teams produce five digital prototypes for acquainting people with images of museum objects online

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Museums

New York's MoMA to close for four months for renovation

Rethinking the Modernist canon, New York museum is changing the presentation of its permanent collection

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Museums & Heritage

New York architect Annabelle Selldorf to lead design of visitors centre in Beijing’s Forbidden City

When restoration is complete, the public will have access to Qianlong Garden complex for the first time

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Museums

Museo del Barrio cancels exhibition over an artist’s remarks about rape

Show was to focus on career of the film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky

Podcast

Mapplethorpe at the Guggenheim, Bill Viola at the Royal Academy

We talk to the people behind major exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Museums

New Museum employees vote to unionise

Staff members overwhelmingly support joining a local that represents MoMA employees

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Conservation

Getty wraps up conservation effort at King Tutankhamen's tomb

Decade-long effort with Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities results in a ventilation and filtration system

Preview
Exhibitions

Lucio Fontana survey shows how sculpture sowed seeds for artist's slashing series

Exhibition at the Met Breuer argues that the Italian-Argentinian's early sculptures and decorative pieces inspired his works to come

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the many sides of Bruce Nauman to the many subjects of Eugene Richards

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Land art

James Turrell's Roden Crater project gets $40m funding boost—with a little help from Kanye West

The artist will work with Arizona State University and a foundation toward the Land Art project's completion

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Heritage

Lush historic gardens bloom once more in Agra, India

The World Monuments Fund announces the completion of a four-year conservation effort

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From cross-cultural pollination in Armenia's Christian art to a pagan awakening

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British Museum

British Museum realises 'vase' is in fact an ancient mace-head displayed upside down

Curators discovered old mistake during research for No Man's Land exhibition

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Conservation

Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosive art, preserved for the ages

Getty scientists explore the artist’s use of gunpowder and other materials for a definitive new book

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Conservation

Restoration for early Renaissance pulpit will get the big-screen treatment

The 1301 carved pulpit will undergo a two-year intensive monitoring programme

Preview
Exhibitions

The slow and meticulous work of Vija Celmins zooms into view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Artist’s retrospective encourages viewers to take their time when looking in the modern age

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Museums

Protesters stream into Whitney, calling for removal of board vice chairman

They assailed the trustee's business ties to the tear gas fired by US border agents

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Museums

Italian court says Getty Museum must surrender prized bronze Statue of a Victorious Youth

The Los Angeles institution counters that it will keep on fighting to maintain the linchpin of its collection

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Artists

We have lift-off: Museum officials keep their fingers crossed as two sculptures hurtle into space

Fulfilling artists’ quests, a diamond-shaped balloon and a gold bust are expected to orbit the Earth

Analysis
Auctions

The highs and lows of New York ‘gigaweek’

Hockney made the headlines, but other artists made waves—or flopped—at November’s auctions

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Luigi Valadier’s luxurious tableware, James Rosenquist’s Americana and a family-friendly show on Corduroy the bear

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Building projects

Couple donates $40m for MoMA's renovation and expansion

Acknowledging gift, museum names a film center after Debra and Leon Black

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Public art

Public art grant goes to US city affected by school shooting

Bloomberg Philanthropies directs $1 million to a Florida community for “collective healing” through art

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Conservation

Back from the brink: Jean Tinguely’s beloved music machine

Sculptor’s Méta-Harmonie II is ready for action after a year-long conservation effort in Basel

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Art market

Top lots go unsold at New York's Impressionist and Modern sales, proving a discerning but 'not doomsday' market

Monet carries Christie's evening sale while a Magritte shines at Sotheby's, marking an auction record for the Surrealist painter

Podcast

Andy Warhol (part two): Jeremy Deller, Shadows

The British artist tells us about hanging out in the Factory and we get the story behind the Shadow paintings on show in New York . Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Marc and Macke's friendship to the mother of abstraction

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Museums & Heritage

In a Met protest, an artist posts her own labels next to a Picasso and Gauguin

She calls on museum to incorporate misogyny into the art historical narrative

Preview
Exhibitions

Andy Warhol for the Instagram age: huge retrospective opens at the Whitney in New York

Exhibition spanning four decades looks to introduce the king of Pop art to the social media generation

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Conservation

Modernism award honours preservation of a French school dating from 1933

Prize goes to firm for restoration of a monument to ‘civic Communism’

Preview
Andy Warhol

Is Warhol to blame for Trump? Pop pioneer's work touches on many issues facing America today

“It’s a very potent time to raise many of these issues,” says curator of the Warhol survey opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Podcast

Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele

We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Appointments

Director swap: former Met chief Thomas Campbell succeeds Max Hollein at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 

Hollein took Campbell's old job as director of the Met

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Contemporary art

What's next for the Met after its 2020 Breuer exit?

Sheena Wagstaff says the move is part of a “positive, forward-thinking” new regime under Max Hollein’s directorship

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Conservation

Alaskan dancer helps the Met solve riddle of the Yup’ik mask

Conservator calls in master storyteller to decipher shamanic object

Podcast

Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum dusts down its Islamic art galleries

We talk to the curator Kathy Halbreich about the giant two-part Bruce Nauman retrospective at MoMA and MoMA PS1. Plus, the specialist in Islamic studies Jane Jakeman reviews the new Islamic displays at London’s British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Museums

Electrical fire damages Mary Corse work at Dia:Beacon

Work was wired to an element that overheated, museum says, and institution quickly reopened

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Exhibitions

New Museum hosts artists' proposed monuments to Stonewall uprising

In a range of models for Christopher Park, creators celebrate activists who they feel have been overlooked

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Fakes & copies

Museum of the Bible says that five of its Dead Sea Scroll fragments are apparently fakes

Tests by German institute show "characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin"

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Conservation

Soane Museum starts crowdfunding campaign to restore valued frame of a Reynolds painting

Institution hopes to raise £15,000 to clean and conserve wooden structure surrounding The Snake in the Grass

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Yasumasa Morimura’s play on Western paintings at Japan Society to Leonor Fini’s freedom at the Museum of Sex

Preview
Exhibitions

Hilma af Klint, the ‘mother of abstraction’, gets first major US show

More than 100 years after a spirit commanded her to break with naturalism, the vision of the Swedish artist is realised at the Guggenheim

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Restitution

Guggenheim to return Kirchner painting to heirs of Jewish dealer

Owner fled Nazis in 1933 after a stream of anti-Semitic attacks

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Podcast

'Tragic with great rays of sunshine': New York's Metropolitan Museum brings Armenia to the fore

In this week's podcast, curator Helen C. Evans tells a story of cross-pollination across 14 centuries

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Acquisitions

Getty acquires archive of Betye Saar

Purchase is part of a new programme known as the African American Art History Initiative

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Conservation

Chicago resurrects its master craftsman

Edgar Miller finally gets his due as the city prepares to celebrate the overlooked designer’s eclectic work

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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

Podcast

Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met

How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

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

Preview
Exhibitions

Dia turns the spotlight on female Land Art pioneer Nancy Holt

New York show recreates 1970s installations that inspired her best known work

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From righteous indignation to interactive play

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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

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