300 April 2018

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Conservation

Reconstruction of quake-damaged church to be led by former head of Vatican Museums

Antonio Paolucci to oversee restoration of Italy's Basilica of St Benedict

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Conservation

Caucasus government plans to beef up heritage laws to protect Medieval towers

The Russian republic of Ingushetia is hoping that improved conservation will lead to Unesco status

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Museums

How San Antonio snagged masterpieces from Madrid for its 300th anniversary

Exhibition that looks at the city's Spanish links will include 25 works never shown in the US

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Exhibitions

Cross-border collaboration brings Mexican miracles to the Met

Works in new show range from altarpieces to holy effigies believed to perform miracles

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Museums

Ottawa Art Gallery grows five times bigger in time for its 30th birthday

The free-entry museum of Canadian art was initially scheduled to be completed last year

Preview
Exhibitions

The power couples who shaped Modern art

New show explores 40 romantic and artistic partnerships of the 20th century

Preview
Exhibitions

Bacon and Giacometti go head to head in show at Fondation Beyeler

Swiss museum hosts first major comparative exhibition of the two artists

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Museums

Moscow museum opens archives of Stalin's Gulag labour camps

New research centre helps descendants discover fate of their family members

Review
Commercial galleries

Four must-see shows at Berlin's gallery weekend

From a gallery floor-turned-treadmill at Alexander Levy to Aztec inspiration at Barbara Wien

Blog
In the frame

John Mellencamp brings rock’n’roll (and his paintings) to Chelsea

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Exhibitions

Turkmenistan sends treasures to Berlin in diplomatic move

Bronze Age artefacts from Margiana go on show at the Neues Museum

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Exhibitions

Rodin’s debt to Parthenon sculptures explored in British Museum exhibition

Eighty marble, bronze and plaster works by French artist are put in dialogue with ancient Greek art

Review
Books

Rodin revealed as daring experimenter in centenary book

More than just bronzes, this collection of essays captures 100 years of scholarship on the 19th century's most famous sculptor

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Exhibitions

The many faces of Australia’s colonial legacy unveiled across two shows

National Gallery of Victoria’s mega-shows range from art by convicts to contemporary indigenous work

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Museums

Virginia University’s $41m kunsthalle aims to bridge town-gown divide

Richmond University's fine arts programmes are amongst highest-ranked in the US

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Museums

Carsten Höller puts plant life to the test—with slides—at Palazzo Strozzi

The Belgian-born artist has devised experiment with Italian scientist Stefano Mancuso

Blog
In the frame

Freud Museum goes DIY with masturbation show

Spunky works by artists including Chantal Faust, Antony Gormley and Annie Sprinkle

Feature
Tate

The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

News
Commissions

New Armory installation invites you to just let go and dance

Artist Nick Cave will transform Park Avenue venue into a carnivalesque dance hall this summer

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Art market

Date clash for Art Cologne and Art Brussels fairs

First-time exhibitors give Art Cologne a boost

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Conservation

One of Pope’s favourite paintings is looking refreshed after restoration

Icon’s first major intervention since 1931 brings back original colours

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Art market

Private view: our pick of April gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

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In the frame

Brand Beckham gives Mayfair Art Weekend a boost

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Museums

Antiquity gets a fresh twist at revamped Getty Villa

New displays draw out connections between Graeco-Roman world and ancient Middle East

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Museums

Alabama memorial confronts America’s racist history

A site dedicated to the 4,400 victims of lynching and a museum about the country’s legacy of inequality opens

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Public art

Public sculpture will commemorate Chattanooga lynching victim 100 years on

Memorial part of push for new works that challenge history of white supremacy in the US

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Exhibitions

How Delacroix went from lycée dropout to establishment favourite

Exhibition at the Musée du Louvre is first major survey of the painter’s work in more than 50 years

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Museums

Germany to pilot free-entry museums at Humboldt Forum

New coalition government waives charges for permanent collections in Berlin complex for first three years—but critics warn of consequences

Blog
Diary of an art historian

Are Old Masters old fashioned?

How to bring new audiences to older art displays

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Art market

As Brazil turns a corner, will local market follow?

São Paulo galleries have survived the country’s crises with a mix of adaptation and collaboration

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International trade

UK art imports slump as Brexit looms

Falling pound may account for 21% drop in 2017, but exports to China have risen by 350%

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Art market

Dallas Art Fair marries the regional and global

This year marks the tenth edition of the fair

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Exhibitions

Mel Chin ‘floods’ Times Square for New York show

Interventions are being co-ordinated across the city as part of the Queens Museum’s exhibition

Comment
Leaders

What we can learn from Saudi art

Suddenly, a lot of money is flowing through the kingdom for the promotion of contemporary art and culture

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Art market

Confessions of a cruise-ship auction addict

Facing class actions, cruise ships have either abolished auctions or told auctioneers to tone down their acts

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Art market

Still got it: Soho’s naughty spirit draws London’s galleries

Why galleries are moving into the West End district’s red-light zone

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Exhibitions

Monet's urban obsession explored in major new London show

National Gallery exhibition, which includes Rouen cathedral paintings, reveals another side of French Impressionist

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Conservation

The Met resurrects Italian Old Master’s Entombment

Museum’s restoration lifts “grey veil” from final commission by the Renaissance artist Moretto da Brescia

Blog
In the frame

Gay Paris: where The Art Newspaper and Queer Eye collide

News

Italian far right wants to turn Fascist HQ into mega-museum

The Lega party—which may soon be in power—believes that Italy, through its culture, can lead the world

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Loot

V&A opens dialogue on looted Ethiopian treasures

Director pledges rethink on objects seized by British troops in 19th-century Africa

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Art market

Picasso’s broad brush lifts the market

Is the Spanish artist’s star turn in London the start of a new phase of his market, or business as usual?

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Conservation

‘Historic’ agreement resolves dispute over Chauvet cave (and replica)

Explorers will be paid for image rights and receive share of entrance fees

News

Rashid Johnson starts filming Native Son in Chicago

The US artist finds contemporary resonance in the 1940s novel

Review
Books

Books essay: naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian was a woman in a man’s world

Her work straddles the territories of art and science, bugs and flowers

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Art market

Have we reached peak Picasso?

The Modern master's star continues to rise in the market

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Art market

Patrizia Sandretto's passion for photography

Q+A with the Italian collector on the occasion of a new exhibition at her foundation in Turin

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Art market

The body politic in the age of Trump

Politicised work from the 1970s finds contemporary parallels at Aipad’s Photography Show

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Art market

Surfacing on the market, April 2018

Our pick of this month’s most interesting auctions

Interview
Artist interview

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The desire for paradise

Emilia Kabakov discusses the duo’s past in the USSR and their aim to stop it defining how they are perceived as artists