297 January 2018

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Exhibitions

Sittow survey in Washington, DC, helps celebrate 100 years of Estonian Republic

Court artist had an impressive roster of sitters including Mary Rose Tudor

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Conservation

Where petroleum exploration meets art

Researchers use terahertz scanning to understand artist’s methods

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Artist interview

Mark Dion: Welcome to my Wunderkammer

The US artist discusses theatricality, science and the need for a greater environmental commitment in art

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Exhibitions

Medieval or modern? Show on 'time' in the Middle Ages reveals similarities between life then and now

Morgan Library exhibition includes 55 calendars, Bibles and chronicles

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Exhibitions

Just call me Gluck—the artist at the vanguard of gender fluidity

Brighton exhibition includes love letters and artist's final painting, a memento mori

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Exhibitions

Thomas Cole's Old World roots and art-world inspirations examined in transatlantic show

Exhibition on US painter opens at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art before travelling to London

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Exhibitions

Marino Marini rises to the occasion at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

New exhibition in Venice puts challenging work that risked offending “stuffy visitors” in context

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Exhibitions

Washington show aims to clear up muddy ‘Outsider art’ label

From erotic photographs to psychedelic quilts, a reappraisal of autodidacticism features more than 80 eclectic artists

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Art market

New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

From Pontormo to Klimt, dealers invest in research in the hope of boosting prices

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Art market

Spotlight on… Master Drawings New York

Exhibitions to seek out at Manhattan's annual gallery trail, which now embraces paintings and sculptures

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Victoria & Albert Museum

A new era for heritage reproduction

Digital technologies are at the heart of a declaration by major museums and heritage organisations to record and sometimes reproduce works of art

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Art market

Brafa beefs up its contemporary art offering

Long-established Brussels fair bolsters more patchy modern works on show to complement strength in haute époque, ethnographic and ancient art

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Art market

Small Italian galleries could suffer from influx of foreign dealers

Il Giornale dell'Arte's deputy editor weighs in

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Commercial galleries

Foreign galleries make move on Italy

Thomas Dane is the latest in a string of galleries to open spaces in the country, but are there are enough high-level collectors to sustain them?

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Art market

From Van Gogh to Richter—what happens when bidders fail to pay up at auction?

Flaky winning bids are knocking the gloss off record-breaking sales

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Museums

Into the archives: Ralph Rugoff on three key shows at the Hayward Gallery

Ahead of its reopening and 50th anniversary celebrations, the institution's director looks back

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Exhibitions

Royal Academy of Arts reunites masterpieces from Charles I's collection—many for first time since his execution

Exhibition will include paintings by Titian, Mantegna and Van Dyck

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Museums

Hayward Gallery’s renovation breathes new life—and brings more daylight—into Brutalist landmark

London gallery celebrates 50th anniversary and reopens with Andreas Gurksy retrospective

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Exhibitions

Birthday bash for Baselitz as he turns 80

Simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to German artist open in Basel

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Google

How Google became a major producer of cultural content

The Google Cultural Institute’s We Wear Culture fashion stories are its latest museum collaboration, its director Amit Sood tells us.

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Museums

A rehang, a mega-show and 1.5m visitors: Tate Britain director’s vision

Alex Farquharson reveals the global, social concept behind planned redisplay of museum’s collection, covering 500 years of British art

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Diary of an art historian

Stop reading, start looking: today’s art history students are not getting a grounding in connoisseurship skills

When I put an image of a well-known Titian on the screen, only one of 40 could identify the artist

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Fairs

New York's Winter Antiques Show returns with a refreshed image

Fair stalwart joins the Instagram generation as it encourages dealers to forge links between past and present for its 64th edition

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Museums

China gets first state-funded photo museum

Foto Lianzhou festival paves the way for city’s permanent venue devoted to the medium

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African art

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

Known as the Bangwa Queen, the object was either given to or looted by the German colonial agent Gustav Conrau

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Fairs

San Francisco fairs target tech wealth

Fog Design+Art blurs genre boundaries and Untitled upgrades its venue in a bid to convert Bay Area browsers into buyers

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Politics

Trump: the first year

How have artists responded to the US president’s first 12 months in office?

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Museums

Museums must reassert their values in the face of a divisive and malevolent Trump

The 45th president's values are at odds with those that most museums hold at their core

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Politics

How should museums respond to Donald Trump?

We asked directors of prominent US institutions what they can or should do

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Leonardo da Vinci

A new Leonardo? Scholarly show claims to reveal master’s hand

Worcester Art Museum argues for reattribution of altarpiece panels by Verrocchio’s workshop

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The Year Ahead 2018

The top biennials and events coming up this year

Manifesta travels to Sicily and a new triennial is due to open in the US, while Glasgow and Liverpool welcome back their big exhibitions in 2018

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The Year Ahead 2018

Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2018

From striking new spaces in France and the US to major revamps of old favourites in London and Los Angeles

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Ethics

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

Vienna’s Weltmuseum criticised for displaying a trophy head

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Museums

Masterplan revealed for Nelahozeves castle restoration

London-based firm Wright & Wright Architects to redevelop 16th-century home for Czech private collection

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Museums

How Egypt is destroying Cairo and civil society

The pharaonic new museum will not make up for misguided policies

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The Year Ahead 2018

What the art world is looking forward to (and working on) in 2018

Key players highlight exhibitions and events that you should not miss this year—from Manifesta to Magali Reus

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African art

Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris is ready to return African art

Head of the ethnographic institution applauds President Macron’s pledge to hand back African cultural heritage

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci is big business for Berlin copyists whose Salvator Mundi is in the pipeline

Russian brothers behind the replicas are planning a show of their Leonardo reproductions next year

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Exhibitions

Van Gogh in Japan: research uncovers a two-way affair

Survey of Dutch master’s admiration for, and influence on, Japanese art is most ambitious yet

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Art market

What will 2018 hold for the art market?

Expect more guarantees, an Old Master revival and gallery innovation, says Georgina Adam, art market editor-at-large

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Politics

‘Putin is forever’—artists respond to the Russian president’s decision to seek a fourth term

The range of reactions reflects the ideological splits in country's arts and culture sector

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Middle East

Muslim leaders across the Middle East work with Israeli rabbis to keep the peace

Interfaith network says that its efforts are more difficult—and urgent—since President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem’s status

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Museums

Why this Indianapolis museum wants you to go down to the woods today

Rebranding of Indianapolis Museum of Art gives nature and art equal billing in bid to broaden visitor base

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Conservation

Met’s science labs shed light on other museums’ collections

New York institutions are accessing equipment and expertise thanks to $2m, six-year grant

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Conservation

Hermitage gets Caravaggio’s Lute Player back on song

First-ever major restoration for the artist’s only work in a Russian museum

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Preservation

‘The president stole your land’

Multiple lawsuits launched in the wake of Trump’s decision to shrink national parks in Utah

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In the frame

Is Donald Trump lurking in your art collection?

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In the frame

Sniffer dogs set to save Syria’s cultural heritage

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Conservation

Murillo's dramatic altarpiece back on display in Liverpool after a major clean-up

The restored Virgin and Child in Glory at the Walker Art Gallery reveals Spanish master's "exquisite skills"

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Museums

Fashion display at Hermitage storage facility paves the way for textiles study centre

Peter the Great’s tailored justaucorps, Catherine the Great's gown and more on display in St Petersburg

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Obituaries

Linda Nochlin: the American art historian who first pointed the finger at institutional barriers as the explanation for the absence of great female artists from the canon

She changed forever the way people thought about the mythology of artistic genius, and the masterpiece theatre version of art history