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Law

Claim on Guelph Treasure can go to trial in US federal court

Lawyers for the Prussian Cultural Foundation argued that it was not “genocide” when the objects were sold in 1935

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Law

Art dealer sues Poland over its failed efforts to extradite him from the US

After offering to return a work looted by the Nazis in exchange for his family’s former real estate, Khochinsky was placed under house arrest in New York and faced a 10-year prison sentence in Poland

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Politics

The art world reacts to US Supreme Court’s travel ban decision

Early signs of the order’s impact on cultural exchange have artists and curators concerned

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Museums

Take it to the top—how US museums are dealing with diversity

Institutions need all hands on deck to redress imbalances in jobs and programming

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In the frame

George Washington dons his best Roman garb for Frick show

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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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Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits unveiled in Washington

The former US president and first lady shared some personal connections with the artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

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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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Prizes

David Adjaye's Museum of African American History wins prestigious Beazley Design prize

Smithsonian institution was inaugurated by President Obama in 2016

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Openings

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

Private institution is funded by evangelical Hobby Lobby chairman, Steve Green