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Brent Biennial

Rosewater soda and a coronavirus memorial: what to see at the Brent Biennial

From Dawn Mellor's George Michael mural to Rasheed Araeen's anarchic library installation

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Japan's leading photography festival comes to Kyoto this weekend

The eighth edition of Kyotographie will include exhibitions in venues ranging from traditional wooden townhouses to shopping arcades

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Jadé Fadojutimi's purposeful paintings at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to Trevor Paglen's floral AI animations at Pace

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The Buck stopped here

Cartoon constellations and deserted deserts: hop on board Andy Holden's ghost train ride

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh exhibitions return—exclusive news all the way up to 2024

From olive groves to peat moors: shows coming up in Dallas, Amsterdam, Detroit, Vienna, Assen, Columbus and Santa Barbara

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Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

Exhibition in New York will include works made by those who are part of—or who have ties to—the largest prison population in the world

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Dhaka

Bangladeshi government officials storm protest performance in Dhaka

Organised by Drik Gallery, the event at Dhaka University aimed to highlight the extrajudicial killing of Bangladeshi civilians by government forces

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Reap what we sow: Trevor Paglen’s new flower works take an allegorical view of AI

Created during quarantine, the artist’s Bloom series is about the fragility of life, and how computer systems interpret the complexity of humanity

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Danh Vo's millennia-spanning pastoral show at White Cube to Abbas Zahedi's rosewater sprinkler system at South London Gallery

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Museums & Heritage

Director of Yale Center for British Art embraces a global framework

Courtney J. Martin explains why it is time to reposition the Paul Mellon collection

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Largest hoard of Bronze Age objects found in London—containing mysteries of city's ancient residents—goes on show

The Havering Hoard, which will be exhibited at the Museum of London, Docklands, was discovered two years ago and has never before been shown in its entirety

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Los Angeles

For no eyes only: Mark Bradford’s quarantine paintings push the bounds of virtual art viewing

For his first online exhibition, the artist hangs paintings made during lockdown in isolation in an empty space atop Hauser & Wirth’s LA gallery

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Saatchi Gallery exhibits London’s graduate artists deprived of degree shows

The exhibition forms part of the education programme at the collector’s gallery which has now ‘transitioned into a charity’

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Sanford Biggers show will highlight the unlikely role played by quilts in helping slaves flee to free states

Retrospective at the Bronx Museum in New York will also include the artist's mandala pieces

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Tavares Strachan

Tavares Strachan: 'I grew up not feeling empowered by art'

As a new show opens at Marian Goodman Gallery in London, the Bahamian artist explains why he feels schoolchildren, and not the art world, are his natural audience

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Raisa Kabir's transcontinental textiles to Toyin Ojih Odutola's epic cycle of queer, Black drawings

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Art historian Aby Warburg’s groundbreaking image atlas reunited in Berlin after nearly a century

The Bilderatlas Mnemosyne—once derided by Ernst Gombrich—will appear in its fullest form since Warburg's final presentation

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Museums & Heritage

Exhibitions during Covid-19: museums turn to 'virtual couriers' to protect unchaperoned art

To overcome travel restrictions, registrars are using Zoom and other technologies to monitor works on loan remotely

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Major Francis Bacon show to explore how animals fuelled artist's fascination with flesh

The exhibition Francis Bacon: Man and Beast at the Royal Academy of Arts in London next year will include the artist's final work—a painting of a bull

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Biennials & festivals

How to organise a biennial in the Covid era

Bangkok Art Biennale director on grappling with coronavirus constraints and displaying "sensitive" works

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in September

From Danh Vo in London to Linda Stark in Los Angeles

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Basel’s new culture hub puts Caribbean artists, Picasso and Klaus Littmann’s nature project in the mix

Delayed by coronavirus, the new Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger has opened with the promise of free entry and catalogues for visitors

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The Insiders

Letting the art, and the visitors, breathe: a Covid-conscious Met and MoMA return from lockdown

Anxiety gives way to enlightenment as museums spring back to life

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Brisbane lands mammoth European loan exhibition from the Met

Gallery of Modern Art is sole venue for a show resulting partly from a skylight renovation project at the New York museum

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A three-way collaboration delves into the paradox of ‘commonwealth’

ICA in Virginia teams with Philadelphia Contemporary and Beta-Local in San Juan

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After controversial cancellation in Cleveland, Mass MoCA will exhibit Shaun Leonardo’s images of Black victims

Drawings exploring systemic violence and injustice will also travel to Bronx Museum of the Arts

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The Buck stopped here

Queer, Black, out of this world: Toyin Ojih Odutola's drawings flip power structures in Barbican show

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Museums & Heritage

Four years after closing museum, National Academy of Design envisages a New York exhibition space

Newly appointed executive director sees potential for a wealth of new initiatives

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Condoms, clean needles and comedy take to the walls in HIV-Aids poster show

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, public campaigns around another virus are explored in an exhibition at the Folkwang Museum in Essen

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Supermodel Claudia Schiffer turns curator for Dusseldorf museum

Exhibition will recall the “intense and wonderful” 1990s fashion scene with photographs by Juergen Teller, Corinne Day and Karl Lagerfeld

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reopenings

New York clears the way for the city's museums to reopen

MoMA, the Whitney, the Morgan, the American Folk Art Museum, the New Museum, the Guggenheim and the Brooklyn Museum announce plans to welcome the public, joining the Met and the New-York Historical Society

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Berghain—Berlin’s exclusive nightclub—to transform into huge art venue during pandemic

“Studio Berlin” offers a way to circumvent the toughest door policy in the world and see works by Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and Anne Imhof

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Biennials & festivals

Wham! London's first Brent Biennial to launch with a nine-metre high George Michael mural

The inaugural exhibition in the north-west borough opens in September and will include 23 new commissions

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China

National Museum of China exhibition commemorates country's fight against Covid-19

Open-submission show of professional and amateur art celebrates medical workers with propaganda posters and Socialist Realist statues

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The Big Review: Raphael at the Scuderie del Quirinale

The stimulating show in Rome tells the life story of one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance—but in reverse

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Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

Plus, the artist Hassan Hajjaj on a Dr Alimantado album cover

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As protestors call for justice in New York, Mel Edwards to install broken chains in City Hall Park

An outdoor exhibition of the sculptor’s work has been postponed to give space to the Black Lives Matters movement

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Diary

Take home a work by Ruth Asawa for 55 cents—and help the US Postal Service

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Lithuania gives over billboards to help artists sell works during the pandemic

In the capital of Vilnius, outdoor displays of works by local artists aims to boost the arts sector and tourism

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Obituaries

Neon pioneer Keith Sonnier—who has died aged 78—honoured with exhibition at New York's Dia Beacon

The late artist was a key figure in the 1960s post-Minimalist New York art scene

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‘I want people to know how it feels’: quilt exhibitions will explore police brutality and racism

Shows in Twin Cities to offer a historical snapshot of tumult in the US

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Frieze to open delayed sculpture show at New York's Rockefeller Center in September

Free-to-visit, open air exhibition includes site specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez and Andy Goldsworthy

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'Corona-proof plan': Dutch museum launches drive-by art show

Exhibition visitors must drive electric cars through an arena housing major works by artists including Bas Princen, Bruce Nauman and Anselm Kiefer

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Venice Biennale

New Venice Biennale show reveals fraught episodes in its 125-year history

Interdisciplinary display in the Giardini will look at how the international exhibitions “crossed paths with history”

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'Get rid of prisons': artist Stanley Whitney speaks out against US judicial system in online show

Initiative highlights disproportionate number of African Americans incarcerated in the US

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Return of a blockbuster: delayed Artemisia Gentileschi show to open on 3 October at London's National Gallery

Exhibition will include the never previously exhibited transcript of the Rome trial when Artemisia accused a fellow artist of rape

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Women artists to dominate Tate's 2021 solo shows

Exhibitions will focus on Paula Rego, Lubaina Himid, Yayoi Kusama and Sophie Taeuber-Arp as well as a major survey of Philip Guston

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Tutankhamun

BBC investigation uncovers legal dispute over blockbuster Tutankhamun exhibition

Lawyer says Egypt breached heritage protection laws by contracting a private company to tour the artefacts

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Media & broadcast

Our friend Keith Haring: in new BBC documentary buddies of the late artist draw back the curtain

Street Art Boy debuted recently on BBC2 and uses unheard interviews to document Haring's upbringing and work

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'Tender, gentle and creative soul': outdoor exhibition in west London pays tribute to artist Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell fire

Unveiled by Tottenham MP David Lammy today, the show also marks the launch of an arts mentor scheme in Saye’s name

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Star curators take on Henri Cartier-Bresson in Venice

Wim Wenders and Annie Leibovitz among those showing their unique interpretations of the French photographer’s own master collection at the Palazzo Grassi

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Impressionism and contemporary art meet for festival in northern France

Around 50 contemporary artists will feature in Normandie Impressionniste, shedding new light on one of art history’s major movements

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Museums

Half of British public not comfortable visiting museums or exhibitions post-lockdown

As museums begin to reopen across the UK this month, a new poll by Ipsos Mori suggests many are simply not ready for visiting exhibitions

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Spring into summer: see the major shows almost scuppered by lockdown

From Titian's masterpieces and a major Raphael survey, to the final stop of the Soul of a Nation tour

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Massive Monet cathedral painting to be installed in Rouen

The 360-degree work by the Iranian architect Yadegar Asisi will be displayed in a rotunda on the banks of the Seine

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Derek Jarman's love of gardening is subject of new London show

Exhibition at the Garden Museum focuses on the late artist and film-maker's time at Prospect Cottage in Dungeness

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Pre-Raphaelite muses resurrected in Rhode Island cemetery

The artist Piotr Uklanski raises the spirits of the real-life women behind tragic paintings, such as Elizabeth Siddall, Annie Miller, Emma Jones and Jane Morris, at Belmont Chapel in Newport

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Major slavery exhibition heads to MFA Houston and the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Afro-Atlantic Histories, which opened in São Paulo in 2018, tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies

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Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Plus, artist Rita Keegan on her postponed show and Julia Peyton-Jones on Leonardo. Produced in association with Christie's

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reopenings

Met plans to reopen flagship building on 29 August after five-month shutdown

Other New York museums are expected to follow its lead, but it all depends on the city entering Phase 4 of reopening

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Art law

Alleging censorship, ACLU sues Miami Beach for removal of painting memorialising the police shooting of Raymond Herisse

A painting by Rodney Jackson was removed from an exhibition focusing on racial justice issues at the request of Miami Beach officials

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Real life art without the masks: Italian dealer sidesteps pandemic with drive-through exhibition

Massimo Minini and BelleArti are opening a show of 16 site-specific works in an underground car park in Brescia

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'Radical black resistance': Dresden exhibition to focus on legendary activist Angela Davis

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, Albertinum show explores impact of her visit to East Germany in 1972

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Visitors return to Crystal Bridges amid adaptations and provocations

The contemporary American art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas reopened with timely exhibitions and installations on racial injustice

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Art market

A brave new virtual world or joyless mundane experience? Glamour of collecting gets lost in online translation

Digital transactions cannot replicate the social cachet of buying art at exclusive events—and prices will inevitably slide as a result

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'Ultimate masterpiece': Van Eyck drawing— rarely seen due to fragility—goes on display for first time in a decade

Exhibited from today at Dresden’s Kupferstich-Kabinett, the picture of an old man is the only undisputed drawing by the Dutch Old Master that survives

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Museums

Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis

Failure to seize this opportunity to make changes would be a graver error than any breach of etiquette

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Racial injustice

MOCA Cleveland apologises to black artist whose show it cancelled

Shaun Leonardo, who depicted victims of police violence, has accused the museum of censorship

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Diary

Eight-year-old artist creates works in the style of Banksy and Basquiat to bolster coronavirus efforts

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Los Angeles

Pop-up outdoor art shows in LA fill a need for real-life art experiences

From a West Coast edition of an exhibition you can view from your car to ephemeral installations across the LA basin, the city’s arts community has found ways to reconnect

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Art market

Gallery Weekend Beijing draws a local crowd to a city cautiously reawakening

Event was postponed from March due to coronavirus and, while China is still closed to international visitors, mainland collectors were eager to attend and spend

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Riga’s Riboca biennial defies Covid-19 by transforming into an arthouse feature film

Unfinished exhibition space will be used as a set, while the public programme moves online

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An eerie pre-pandemic vision of the future emerges in Beijing

UCCA's Meditations in an Emergency exhibition was hastily put together after the coronavirus lockdown through plans into disarray

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Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons

By bowing out of the Renaissance blockbuster tour, the Edinburgh museum has not only let down the Scottish public but shown its priorities are misplaced

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Now stuck in Japanese lockdown, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will not return to UK until next summer

Londoners will have to wait even longer to see the National Gallery’s 60 touring masterpieces

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Museums & Heritage

After Covid-19, museums need to plan ‘must see’ exhibitions instead of blockbusters

The Brooklyn Museum’s director of exhibitions explains how institutions can rethink their offerings going forward

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London's National Gallery extends Titian and delays Raphael blockbusters amid Covid-19 crisis

The museum is expected to reopen in July or August

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Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

Plus, the renaissance of mail art. Produced in association with Christie's

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Digital Age

DIY curating: UK galleries mount virtual shows on lockdown using new digital tool

Art UK's Curations initiative enables “anyone anywhere with internet access” to create an exhibition using the national image database

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Major Raphael show in Rome returns for three-month run

Securing the loan extensions was “really easy” says director of the Scuderie del Quirinale

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Museum acquisitions

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

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Museums

Blockbuster Edward Hopper show is relaunched as Swiss museums come out of 'recent slumber'

Museums in South Korea and Hong Kong have also started reopening after coronavirus lockdowns

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The photographer Lorna Simpson on how Covid-19 has revealed the ongoing segregation of America

“This moment is a hard one. It’s definitely going to be difficult to get through,” the artist says

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Salisbury Cathedral marks 800th anniversary with virtual show featuring Mark Wallinger and Grayson Perry

Works were installed throughout the historic building before lockdown

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coronavirus

When MoMA reopens, its budget will have shrunk by $45m and its staff by 17%

Museum director Glenn D. Lowry describes it as taking a “chainsaw” to spending

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coronavirus

Sydney arts centre goes into voluntary administration after cancelling six months of events due to Covid-19

Sydney Opera House may step in to take over Carriageworks, which hosts the art fair Sydney Contemporary and exhibitions

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Circus of Books online show echoes the need for 'human-to-human' interaction

Timed to coincide with the Netflix documentary on the legendary bookstore and gay haven, the digital exhibition pays homage to "something we are sorely missing during this time in isolation"

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See art from your car at ‘drive-by’ group show in Long Island this week

Artists in the South Fork will display their work near roads and highways so it can be viewed from a safe motorised distance

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Discoveries

Cache of Russian avant-garde works surfaces in regional museum's basement

Art historian Andrey Sarabyanov is planning a new exhibition of forgotten pieces by Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova

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Museums & Heritage

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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Organisers of Van Eyck blockbuster bank on possible €3.5m insurance payout to refund ticketholders

“Once in a lifetime exhibition”, which closed early due to the coronavirus outbreak, will not be extended

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coronavirus

Royal Academy of Arts cancels Angelica Kauffman and Paul Cézanne exhibitions amid coronavirus crisis

As the London institution announces its revised exhibition schedule, we reveal the international knock-on effect triggered by the changes

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Detroit’s Library Street Collective launches virtual exhibitions inside historic city buildings

The first group show will place digital renderings of work by artists Daniel Arsham, José Parlá, and Kennedy Yanko in the abandoned Beaux-Arts-style State Saving Bank

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Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdown

Delicate negotiations with lenders are under way to postpone major European shows of Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi and Christo

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The Pushkin's From Dürer to Matisse show closed just two days after opening—here's a special guided tour

The team at Russian Art Focus were lucky enough to film the exhibition before the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Moscow museum into lockdown

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Digital art

Online GIF show Well Now WTF is a strong start for a net art revival

The energetic exhibition, broken up into several chatroom-like galleries, brings together a digital art community that had become dispersed in recent years

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Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

Plus, Dia Art Foundation's curator Donna De Salvo on Duchamp’s Étant Donnés. Produced in association with Christie's

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coronavirus

Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art to reflect on our post-Covid world when it re-opens in May

Opening exhibition "grew directly out of this unprecedented situation,” says the museum's director Philip Tinari

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coronavirus

Shanghai's galleries reopen after Covid-19 with optimistic spate of spring shows

Temperature and health QR code checks at the entrance are still required

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The Big Review: Andy Warhol at Tate Modern

Can yet another Warhol retrospective tell us anything new about the Pop Art icon?