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Siberian city often described as 'most depressing place to live in the world' to receive contemporary art museum

Former mall in Norilsk will provide 8,500 sq. m of space for art

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Edinburgh's Fruitmarket gallery reopens with new double-height performance space

Following a £4.3m overhaul, the Scottish art space's footprint has doubled

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By Art Matters—Hangzhou's new contemporary art museum—announces inaugural programme

Curator Francesco Bonami leads long-awaited Chinese kunsthalle with a Theaster Gates-designed concept store and artist residency

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Outsider art

Art Preserve: first museum devoted to America’s homegrown ‘art environments’ opens in Wisconsin

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has built the new facility to house more than 25,000 "life-specific" works, created over years by untrained artists using found materials

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Come for the art, stay for the night at collector's south of France foundation

Provençal offshoot of Hubert Bonnet’s Brussels art space doubles as a five-room guest house

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It’s coming home: Art gallery to open in the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

New space is run by the publishers of OOF, a magazine which marries art and football

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LUMA Arles: boundary-breaking creative campus opens in the south of France with a glittering Gehry jewel in its crown

The initiative aims to collapse the boundaries between art, culture, human rights and environmental issues

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Italian Futurist's Rome apartment—a 'total fusion of art and life'—revealed by MaXXI museum

The small flat inhabited and decorated by 20th-century artist Giacomo Balla is open to the public for the first time as part of a new exhibition

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Paris's landmark Hôtel de la Marine opens to visitors—and co-working offices—after four years of restoration

The 550-room palace has undergone a €132m makeover by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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Happy Pride! Queer art hub planned for Greenwich Peninsula in London

Multi-venue cultural centre responds to the staggering loss of LGBTQ+ spaces across the UK

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Former tobacco factory in Athens reopens its doors as vast contemporary art space this week

Following a €1.2m renovation, the historic building will host an expansive group show on the pandemic

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Home truths: east London's museum of domestic life emerges from lockdown after £18.8m makeover

Museum of the Home reopens on 12 June with double the public space in its 18th-century almshouse buildings

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MaXXI L'Aquila hopes to kickstart cultural revival in earthquake-damaged Italian city

New branch of Rome's national contemporary art museum opens next week in a restored 18th-century palace

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UCCA Edge: Shanghai outpost of Beijing museum opens to China's 'most engaged and active' contemporary art audience

Opening exhibition looks back at the global emergence of the Chinese art world at the 2000 Shanghai Biennale

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Photography

Magnum Photos announces major new Paris gallery space

News comes as the agency prepares to reopen London space with a show of German fashion photographer Herbert List

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Chez Victor Hugo: author's former Paris home reopens after revamp

Closed for five months longer than planned, the renovated house-museum can finally unveil expanded spaces, restored treasures and new acquisitions

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As French museums reopen, Loire region unveils Modern art collection in a Medieval abbey

The Fontevraud Modern Art Museum, housed in a 12th-century monastery’s former stables, will preserve more than 800 works donated by collectors Martine and Léon Cligman

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After 21 years and $194m: Pinault opens Bourse museum in Paris

The French billionaire's long awaited contemporary art space contains works that champion his values of diversity—though many of these have been shown in Venice before

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Out of Africa and into Messums: UK gallery launches new photography department with vintage prints of Karen Blixen's life in Kenya

Some of the images taken by the younger brother of the Danish author, whose memoir became an Oscar-winning film, reflect colonialist attitudes that the exhibition aims to confront

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Building projects

'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

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s next mega museum is back on track—now with a director

UAE’s withdrawal from a disastrous and costly war in Yemen means it can refocus on an ambitious cultural agenda including the opening of Zayed National Museum

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Gifted to the English city 80 years ago, Coventry's medieval Charterhouse will finally open to the public

After a £4.3m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant and years of restoration, the historic priory is set to open this summer

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Greece completes long-awaited National Gallery revamp for Independence Day bicentenary

Greek culture minister promises €59m expansion will put the museum "on the map" ahead of public reopening

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World's biggest Inuit art collection revealed at Winnipeg's new museum within a museum

Qaumajuq centre aims to reframe Winnipeg Art Gallery’s colonial past with displays of more than 10,000 rarely seen Inuit works

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First look: Hong Kong's mighty M+ museum building is finally finished

Newly released video footage shows the full extent of the vast 65,000 sq. m space and the designs striking use of straight lines and concrete

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After more than a decade, Hong Kong's M+ building is finished and will open in 2021—even if international travel ban persists

Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum will not shy away from displaying controversial works, director assures

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Art market

Berlin dealer Johann König opens new space in Seoul

Opening next month, the new space will include a sculpture garden on a roof terrace

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Commercial galleries

Poacher turned gamekeeper? Stefan Simchowitz opens Los Angeles gallery

“I support so many artists and I’d like to provide exhibition opportunities for them,” says the controversial dealer and art advisor

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Frick Collection takes its jewels on a Brutalist sojourn

Evocative surprises await: while its Gilded Age home is closed for renovation and expansion, the Frick displays its masterworks in austere Modernist surroundings on Madison Avenue

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Walk through the 2,000-year-old Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome's first emperor

The circular tomb—used through history as a fortress, a sculpture garden and an entertainment venue—reopens as a museum after an €11m restoration

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From Goya to Goldin: new museum puts Spanish city of Cáceres on the art world map

Dealer Helga de Alvear has donated her entire collection of 3,000 works, which include pieces by Tacita Dean, Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson and Wassily Kandinsky

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Fast forward: revamped Australian Centre for the Moving Image promises a high-tech experience

The Melbourne museum of screen culture reopens with a contactless device that allows visitors to curate virtual collections

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Pompeii

From Roman dining to the victims of Vesuvius: Pompeii hails reopening of archaeological museum

The Antiquarium reveals treasures and recent discoveries charting the ancient Roman city's rich history before deadly volcanic eruption

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Galleria Continua opens new Paris space with JR-curated show

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Italian gallery hopes to "generate smiles" with second outpost in France

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Treats for Van Gogh fans in 2021: exhibitions, museum openings and books

We look ahead at the events to enjoy this year—assuming coronavirus doesn't scupper them

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Pinault Collection

Bourse de Commerce: opening of Pinault's long-awaited Paris museum is—pandemic permitting—finally around the corner

Two decades since the billionaire started planning a home for his collection in the French capital, the spectacular space is due to open on 23 January

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Art in 2021—treats include Dürer blockbuster, new Munch museum and Caravaggio anniversary

Influential works by Duchamp, Picasso and Mondrian also celebrate centenary this year

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The Year Ahead 2021

Major museum openings and expansions in 2021

From the much-anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum to the Frick’s move to a Brutalist landmark, here are the building projects aiming to change cultural landscapes around the world

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Amid Covid-19 adjustments, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles delays opening by five months

The museum’s debut, repeatedly postponed, is now anticipated in September of next year

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Humboldt Forum

'Humboldt Forum must have a clear policy that only objects of proper provenance can be used'

The question of restitution as well as a new order of north-south relations should be top of the agenda, says George Abungu an international adviser to the project

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Humboldt Forum

What exactly is the Humboldt Forum?

From the building, to the name and the cost, we bring you the Berlin art complex in a nutshell

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Humboldt Forum: the empire strikes back­?

The imperial origins and plundered artefacts of the Berlin art complex seem out of place in today’s Germany

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Kunsthaus Zurich counts down to ‘quantum leap’ for Swiss art scene after Chipperfield expansion

City hopes the $230m new building will raise its profile as an art destination to match Basel

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Dia Art Foundation

Dia Chelsea plans to reopen in April after connecting three buildings in a $20m project

Inaugural exhibition in New York will feature a film and light sculptures by Lucy Raven

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colonialism

Racist or responsive? Italy to exhume Mussolini's colonial museum collection in 'critical' new display

Alarmed post-colonial researchers have raised concerns over plans to open Museo Italo Africano "Ilaria Alpi" in late 2021

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Boola Bardip: Perth’s revamped Western Australian Museum opens with new name and focus on Aboriginal heritage

The museum worked with around 60 Aboriginal language groups across the vast state to bring their perspectives into every gallery

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Colourist painter and Royal Academician Philip Sutton opens new gallery—at the age of 92

Artist—who is now blind in one eye and lives in a sheltered care home—is launching a space in Bridport, England, to sell his own works

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Challenges overcome as Houston's Museum of Fine Arts completes $450m campus expansion

Delayed by just three weeks amid the pandemic, new Kinder Building will dramatically increase space for Modern and contemporary art

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First look at David Adjaye's planned museum for Benin City

Ghanaian-born London architect is working with the British Museum and Nigerian organisations to show “the most comprehensive display in the world of Benin Bronzes”

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Company behind blockbuster immersive art experiences expands to New York former bank and Dubai shopping mall

French organisation Culturespaces plans fifth and sixth locations for shows of digitised paintings

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Berlin’s Humboldt Forum to open in phases beginning in December

Plans include a show about ivory and a “critical approach” to colonial legacies

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How about an €8m Chanel makeover? Paris fashion museum reopens with help of luxury brand

Palais Galliera opens its doors during a hybrid physical and digital Paris fashion week with a major Chanel exhibition

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Inside The Box: Plymouth’s £48m bid for cultural revival

Pandemic scuppers city’s celebrations of Mayflower anniversary and hopes for tourist crowds—but flagship museum project opens against the odds

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Pack your goggles! France to open three underwater sculpture parks this autumn

Visitors will need to swim to see new exhibits submerged off the coast of Corsica, Marseille and Cannes

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Sigmund Freud Museum reopens in Vienna after a €4m expansion

Family's private apartment, displays about psychoanalysis and collection of conceptual art go on view

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Going Dutch: teamLab to launch permanent exhibition in the Netherlands in 2024

Immersive installations by the Japan-based collective will be the centrepiece of Nowhere, a new digital art space in Utrecht

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MaXXI

MaXXI to open new museum in earthquake-ravaged L'Aquila in October

Contemporary art outpost of Rome museum will be housed in an 18th-century palace rebuilt with Russian government funds

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Grand Egyptian Museum

'Grand Egyptian Museum will be finished this year': behind the scenes of the giant $1bn project

We take a tour of Egypt’s vast antiquities museum—the future home of Tutankhamun’s treasures—before its long-awaited opening in 2021

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Openings and collabs: how dealers are finding reasons to be cheerful

A spate of activity is helping galleries move forward during the pandemic

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Compound, a space for art and wellness, to open in Long Beach, California

The inaugural programming includes displays of work by Glenn Kaino and Tavares Strachan and free yoga, meditation, and gardening classes

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Berlin’s Humboldt Forum to open this year despite pandemic delay

Exhibition of Berlin city history is to be among the first to open

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Netherlands gets first 'startup' museum for new media art

Nxt Museum to open in Amsterdam on 29 August with immersive installations by pioneering artists, designers, technologists and scientists

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X-appeal: millennial collectors open private museum in Beijing

Founded by Michael Xufu Huang and Theresa Tse, the X Museum opens in the Chinese capital this weekend after Covid-19 delay

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China’s Giacometti and Picasso museum delayed by coronavirus

Launch of Beijing venue combining works by both artists is postponed—and some loans in doubt

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Moscow’s new GES-2 arts centre delays grand opening to 2021

Coronavirus uncertainty postpones Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition, but power plant museum still aims to welcome locals this year

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Opening of Pinault's grand new gallery in Paris delayed until 2021 as France extends lockdown

Originally scheduled to open in June this year and then postponed until September, new government measures to contain Covid-19 add further delays to the Bourse de Commerce space

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Opening of Cairo's greatly anticipated $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum delayed again because of coronavirus

Huge new complex for Egypt's antiquities—which was originally scheduled to open in 2011—will be delayed until 2021

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New arts space finds its muse in the atmospheric Oklahoma sky

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is reopening with an inaugural exhibition on illumination

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Opening Bite

Opening bite: the tastiest private views in London

Reporting on food and figures at Annely Juda, Waddington Custot and Soft Opening

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Semperbau museum in Dresden, home to Vermeer's hidden cupid painting, reopens after €49m renovation

The 19th-century palace is returning to the idea of showing sculpture alongside its Old Masters

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Green energy company powers Madagascar's first contemporary art non-profit

Hakanto Contemporary, sponsored by the eco-friendly Filatex group, is directed by the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa

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The Momentary

Crystal Bridges launches satellite for living artists

Arkansas private museum’s cross-disciplinary new venue shines a spotlight on contemporary American art, from performance to cooking

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Back to school: Massachusetts college museum gets a $12.5m makeover

The free-entry MassArt Art Museum, formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, opens this weekend

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Sculpture park to show works by Ai Weiwei and Hans Arp at castle outside Berlin

Established by the founders of the Institute for Artists Estates, Loretta Würtenberger and Daniel Tümpel, the display will open in May at Schlossgut Schwante

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Seattle Asian Art Museum's $56m expansion reframes the question: ‘What is Asian art?’

The refreshed museum will soon reopen with diverse collection displays informed by the local Asian Pacific Islander community

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Tadao Ando-designed He Art Museum postponed because of coronavirus

The X Museum in Beijing has also delayed its opening show

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Tokyo’s treasure house of Impressionist painting reopens as Artizon Museum

Former Bridgestone Museum of Art will have new focus on creativity through the ages after a three-year renovation

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Will new €50m Albertina Modern museum revolutionise Vienna’s contemporary art scene?

Satellite venue of historic Albertina is to focus on Austrian and international art made after 1945

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Double exposure: new Paris venue to unveil two historic photography collections

Exhibition space will show and sell digital reproductions of images from the archives of the Roger-Viollet agency and France-Soir newspaper

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Swedish photography hub Fotografiska opens long-awaited New York exhibition space

The franchise’s ambitious global expansion will continue in 2020 with launch of London gallery

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Revamped, renamed, reopened: Musée Ingres Bourdelle honours Montauban's masters

After €13m expansion, French museum brings together works by painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle

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British architect David Adjaye to build a church, mosque and synagogue on a united site near the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The future House of Abrahamic religions in Abu Dhabi shows how the UAE differs from Saudi Arabia

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Art to reopen in spite of escalating violence of pro-democracy protests

Launch of revamped government-run museum to go ahead as planned following $119m facelift

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Togo opens ground-breaking arts centre in former colonial palace

Palais de Lomé is the west African country's first major contemporary art centre and is unique on the continent for being financed by the state

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Paris

Special delivery: Musée de la Poste reopens in Paris—with art to boot

Museum's little known, 6,000-strong Modern and contemporary art collection includes a ball gown made of 2,000 stamps

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Goulandris collection of Modern masterworks finally revealed in new Athens museum

Dream museum of collectors Basil and Elise Goulandris brought to life almost three decades after original proposal

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UCCA Center for Contemporary Art to open space in Shanghai

New outpost of the Beijing-based institution is due to open in 2021

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TeamLab to open spaces in Shanghai and Macao after breaking attendance records in Tokyo

Multimedia collective's first permanent gallery in Japan was the most popular single-artist museum of 2018, beating Picasso and Van Gogh museums

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MoMA special: our verdict on the museum opening of the year

We speak to two of the museum's curators leading the expansion and our New York team sit down to discuss the highs and lows of the new space. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Southampton's new art space takes over tower of 700-year-old city gateway

Exhibition venue and heritage attraction inside Grade I-listed monument God's House Tower is called GHT

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Ruby City: collector Linda Pace's dream museum becomes reality in Texas

Wizard of Oz vision inspires new $15m contemporary art centre in San Antonio designed by David Adjaye

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Paris Museum of Modern Art unveils €10m revamp of Art Deco home

Redesign by h2o architectes opens up 1930s building—with monumental murals by Matisse and Dufy—to disabled visitors

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MoMA expansion 2019

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening

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Centre Pompidou’s satellite space in Shanghai to open early November

New offshoot joins Málaga and Brussels in French museum’s burgeoning international network

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Exhibitions

As demonstrations return to Cairo, Egyptian protest artist goes on show in new London space

Exhibition of street artist Bahia Shehab's work opens at Aga Khan Centre Gallery in King's Cross

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Peabody Essex Museum's $125m expansion includes new displays shaped by its neuroscience research

Institution in Salem, Massachusetts, opens new wing to display maritime and Asian art collection

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Norwegian sculpture park does the Twist with Bjarke Ingels extension

Kistefos's dramatic new exhibition gallery also functions as a panoramic bridge

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Bauhaus

'Black box' dedicated to Bauhaus opens in Dessau

Museum celebrates the German design school in the city most closely associated with founder Walter Gropius

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Germany

Danger! High voltage: former German power station sparks back to life as green arts centre

E-Werk Luckenwalde will be powered with locally sourced biomass, with excess energy sold back to the grid

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Commercial galleries

‘Grand Paris’: new art complex to open in Parisian suburb

Galleries such as Air de Paris and Fabienne Leclerc will relocate to a refurbished industrial space in Romainville