Victoria Stapley-Brown

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Museums & Heritage

MOCA to offer free general admission after $10m gift from board president

The change has been a long-time wish for some leaders at the Los Angeles museum

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the legacy of Augusta Savage to memories of Leonard Cohen

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Openings

Monumental art and walks on water: New Orleans Museum of Art opens expanded sculpture garden

Works by Frank Stella and Ursula von Rydingsvard take their place in lagoon landscape of New Orleans City Park

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Acquisitions

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Siah Armajani on democracy and exile, to Michelle Handelman's look at otherness

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Dia Art Foundation

Dia:Chelsea to begin revamp this month for fall 2020 reopening

The project, announced this year, is part of the Dia Art Foundation’s $90m multi-venue initiative

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Diary

Camping out for Camp

We caught up with the crowds waiting to spot celebs—particularly Harry Styles—on the red carpet of tonight’s annual Met Gala

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Costume Institute

Bold, ironic and camp: Met show explores exuberant expression in fashion

Costume Institute's new exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion examines camp from the 17th century onwards

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Winogrand's little-known colour photographs to Miró's mammoth canvas

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Exhibitions

Twelve exhibitions not to miss during Frieze New York

From the Leipzig School artist Neo Rauch at the Drawing Center, to Nari Ward at the New Museum, there's plenty to see around New York City during Frieze

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alicja Kwade's rooftop solar system to Joe Minter's commanding sculptures

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Museums & Heritage

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is 'on track, on budget', director Richard Armstrong says

Construction on the long-delayed project is expected to take three to four years

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Obituaries

Tributes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, giant of contemporary Iranian art

Curators and artists, including Shirin Neshat, remember the artist who called her geometric mirror works “signs of light and life”

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

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Museums & Heritage

Fire destroys roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

The spire has collapsed on the medieval landmark

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Museums & Heritage

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approves $650m Lacma building project

The design spans Wilshire Boulevard and replaces four extant buildings

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this week

From Lucio Fontana's punctured canvases to an intimate look at Frida Kahlo's personal objects

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Artists

Boots Riley on the links between art, Surrealism and social justice

The multi-hyphenate, who made his directorial debut with Sorry To Bother You, will speak with Mickalene Thomas at the Baltimore Museum of Art this month

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Museums & Heritage

The Boca Raton Museum of Art acquires seven works by George Segal

The US artist’s daughter shares memories behind the sculptures and drawings

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Exhibitions

She persisted: DC’s National Portrait Gallery looks at the history of the women’s vote

One of the longest reform movements in American history, which continues to be an issue today, is explored in the show

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Moroni's inventive portraiture to Hans Op de Beeck's dreamlike world

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Museums & Heritage

Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions

The museum aims to show the diversity of the region, where art and cultures have mixed for centuries

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Sponsorship

Guggenheim Museum says it 'does not plan to accept any gifts' from the Sackler family

The move follows similar decisions by London museums

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the "computer cowgirl" Gretchen Bender to Girault de Prangey's haunting snapshots of the past

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Museums & Heritage

National Museum of African American History and Culture to unveil rediscovered Harriet Tubman photo

She is “relaxed and very stylish” in the portrait

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Museum of Modern Art New York

Ninety years on, MoMA rediscovers its radical soul

New York museum's rotating rehang will emphasise diverse permanent collection to celebrate the “pluriverse” of art

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Exhibitions

St. Louis show sniffs out why Egyptians smashed noses

Exhibition at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation explores how Pharaohs and Christians alike went in for vandalising and “killing” icons

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Obituaries

Experimental film-maker Barbara Hammer dies, aged 79

The pioneer of lesbian film became an advocate for medical aid in dying

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Shutdown

Counting the cost of the longest government shutdown in US history

The shutdown dealt a blow to federally-funded museums, with disappointed visitors, furloughed staff, disrupted exhibitions and lost revenue that “can never be regained”

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Appointments & departures

Terra Foundation’s transformational leader Elizabeth Glassman to step down

During her two-decade tenure, the Terra closed its Chicago museum and turned its attention to grant-making and collaborations

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Public art

Siah Armajani: making magic for the masses

The Met Breuer and Public Art Fund showcase Siah Armajani, the Iranian-born artist whose work mixes philosophy and whimsy

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Building projects

Miami’s Art Center/South Florida gets a new facility—and a new name

Oolite Arts is due to move from Miami Beach to a purpose-built space on the mainland

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a view of the West from China, to Carol Rama's weird works made with dolls eyes

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US politics

Trump spent $60,000 in foundation money to buy vanity portrait, Michael Cohen reveals in testimony

The US President’s former lawyer and “fixer” tells Congress the candidate used a straw bidder to ensure his likeness was the top lot of an Art Hamptons auction

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Whitney Biennial

'I stand in solidarity with the staff and say no': Michael Rakowitz on why he turned down the Whitney Biennial

Recent controversies over the museum's board prompt artist to question participation in this year's event

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Nari Ward's breathtaking installations to a sweep of contemporary Nordic art

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Exhibitions

Iranian artist and activist Siah Armajani builds bridges in New York

The artist will recreate one of his best-known works in Brooklyn Bridge Park to coincide with his retrospective at the Met Breuer

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar’s washboard works to Shen Fan’s playful abstraction

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Openings

Giving back and looking forward: Hill Art Foundation opens in New York

Christopher Wool show kicks off rotating programme from Janine and Tom Hill’s collection

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From female artists who made their mark on New York to designs for cities of the future

Interview
Artist interview

Back to basics: Michael Craig-Martin on his new show in Windsor (Florida)

The conceptual artist brings a range of recent works stateside in a presentation co-organised by the Royal Academy of Arts

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Obituaries

Susan Hiller, a ‘paraconceptualist’ who abandoned anthropology in favour of art, has died, aged 78

“In art, the viewer can be forced into a situation that creates empathy, which cannot be done in the social sciences,” she said

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#metoo

Student curators bring consent debate to Dartmouth College's renovated Hood Museum of Art

University is facing $70m lawsuit from seven women claiming that it turned a blind eye to sexual abuse and discrimination

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Two venues of Andy Warhol, and young painter Theodora Allen's ancient symbolism

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Obituaries

Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather of American avant-garde cinema’, dies at 96

Without Mekas, “experimental film is unthinkable”, says Stuart Comer, MoMA's chief curator of media and performance art

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Exhibitions

Adelita Husni-Bey on traumatised lawyers and undocumented immigrants

The New York-based Italian artist tells us about her new film installation in her New Museum show

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Museums

The Met is re-evaluating its gift acceptance policy in wake of Sackler lawsuits

Their family’s support “began decades before the opioid crisis” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss

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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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Museums

New Museum staff hold rally in support of unionising

Petition to form union was filed with the National Labor Relations Board last week

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Museums

Is an art Cold War thaw coming? US and Russian museum leaders and diplomats to discuss loan freeze

Public conversation to be held in February will address long impasse on museum loans

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Fresh takes on Modernism, colour and two giants of American art

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Museums

National Gallery of Art in Washington hires its first female director

Kaywin Feldman, to begin in March, currently leads the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: performing beauty at Satellite, cosmic creations at Untitled and making sweet art world music

Plus, a look into the archive at Solange's porn confession

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Art fairs

Behind the scenes: Diary of an art handler

Having to cope with everything from curious koi to melting Vaseline, an art handler’s working days are certainly never dull

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: the ghost of Dan Flavin, Dan Sallick wants to start a 'slow art movement' and Fab 5 Freddy talks art

Plus, a look into the archive at Isabella Rossellini's saucy series on the sex lives of animals

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Artists

Ebony G. Patterson: new garden-inspired installations reveal an original thinker in full bloom

The artist’s exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami is an intense, immersive experience

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

A gift for Chicago, a new work for Norway, and a Rothko rockets in price: talking points at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From a Tschabalala Self painting donated to the Art Institute of Chicago to Goshka Macuga's commission the Norwegian parliament

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: Neneh is the Cherry on top at White Cube and stars show support for HIV/Aids charity auction

Plus, feast your eyes on a ten-foot-high chocolate tower

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a forgery fan and Tomás Saraceno gets nerdy on the beach

Plus, a look into the archive at Larry Gagosian's crabby habits

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Exhibitions

Top shows to see in Miami this week

From a tribute to the feminist stalwart Judy Chicago at the ICA to a reunion of the AfriCOBRA artist at MoCA