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From the archive | Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei on the church-like museum he designed for the Goulandris collection

In this 1994 interview, he reveals how he likes art to be displayed, such as natural lighting for Impressionists

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New Museum

New cultural centre opens at Tlatelolco Square, Mexico City

And third Mexican collector loans his art to university

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Eli Broad

LA Mayor spares the city’s cultural department despite financial pressure

The philanthropist Eli Broad will help the organisation focus on attracting tourists

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Madrid

In Madrid,“Goya: images of women” shows current academic preoccupations while in Washington it will be more conventional

Double duty Goya: the travelling show adapts to its contexts

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Museums

New evidence in Grosz Nazi loot case against MoMA

Museum disputes heirs’ claim for three works by the German painter George Grosz

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News

New evidence uncovered in Warhol Foundation lawsuit

Collector says a signed work from the same series confirms his work is genuine

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Museums

MoMA tower to loom over Manhattan

Concerns over Jean Nouvel skyscraper, to house museum extension in its base

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Richard Prince

Still no plan for Richard Prince’s house

The artist’s fire-damaged Second House environment faces an uncertain future

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Mexico

Leading collector plans contemporary art space in Mexico City

The museum will be drawn from the Jumex Foundation's 2,000 works

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Exhibitions

Abramovic takes over MoMA with The Artist is Present and a selection of past works

Artist reveals plans for the longest performance of her career

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Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum art-share deal under investigation for breaching deaccessioning guidelines

Billionaire collector was given a half share in a Charles Deas painting in exchange for funding a Thomas Eakins acquisition

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Restitution

US collector returns artefacts to Greece

Shelby White restitutes a marble relief fragment and a bronze calyx krater, both from the fourth century BC

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney’s billionaire chairman of trustees steps down

Leonard Lauder’s decision to leave the institution coincides with launch of $680m fundraising campaign

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Robert Rauschenberg

Interview with Robert Rauschenberg: Commemorating the artist

We reprint extracts from an interview with one of the most important artists of the post-war era

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China

Contemporary art chosen for new US embassy chosen “to connect” to China

The new embassy in Beijing, opening in August, will include art by Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, and others

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Ancient art

Controversial New York antiquities collector’s exhibition centre opens

Funded by Shelby White amidst controversy regarding the provenance of her personal collection

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Restitution

New York collector Shelby White returns antiquities to Italy

White's restitution of the illegally excavated objects is a first for the US

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Private galleries

Wall Street collector opens private gallery in Chelsea

Artist Chuck Close is curating the inaugural show this month

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New Museum

Mexico’s two biggest collectors join forces to form new cultural compound in Mexico city

Eugenio Lopez Alonso’s Jumex Collection is to open a building near Carlos Slim Helú’s new Soumaya Museum

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Restitution

Antiquities dealer Jerome Eisenberg returns Roman and Etruscan artefacts to Italy

The works had been illegally exported or excavated

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News

Warhol Foundation report looks back on 20 years of philanthropy

Shedding light on the donations, grants, and gifts given by the foundation since Warhol's death

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Tate Modern

Tate expansion by Herzog & de Meuron secures $100m from British state

Swiss duo stake claim to be the art world’s favourite architects

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Museums

MoMA zeroing in on contemporary art with new associate director position

The former head of the Walker Art Centre takes up the newly created post next year

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Austria

Leonard Lauder’s Klimt landscape belongs to me, says heir of Nazi victim

Georges Jorisch is represented by Randol Schoenberg, the lawyer who last year won his eight-year case against Austria for the return of five Klimts to California resident Maria Altman

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Books

New book gives an unsurprising look at the Metropolitan

A collection of interviews with museum employees—from director Philippe de Montebello to a café waitress—reveals few secrets

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Restitution

Field Museum returns Maori skulls

Chicago follows European trend

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Art market

Warhol board faces threat of class action

Movie producer Joe Simon-Whelan sues, believing his work is genuine

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News

Terracotta warriors to go on US tour

The British Museum show will travel to another four venues

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News

Grant for Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to catalogue Warhol’s “Time capsules”

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the museum $600,000

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Art market

Trial Warhol prints may be authenticated in alleged policy adjustment for Authentication Board

A source close to the Andy Warhol Authentication Board hints at a change of heart

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Art market

Warhol Brillo boxes could be fake

Allegations circulate that curator Pontus Hultén created unauthorised replicas

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News

New museum initiative designed to advance US foreign policy is looking for applicants

Can US museums help win the war on terror?

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Forgeries

Photographer Peter Beard sues over forgeries at Sotheby’s

“Crude and brazen forgeries” of the artist's work are popping up in the market

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News

Accountant alleges major fraud at art school founded by Andy Warhol

Charges focus on former executive director of the New York Academy of Art

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May 2007

Seattle Art Museum gets $1bn worth of art from 'incredibly devoted group of collectors'

The gift from 53 local patrons is one of the largest in the history of institutional donations

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Restitution

Field Museum to return Maori remains to New Zealand

Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum in Wellington, will hold them until they can be identified

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Tate Modern

The US environmental artist Alan Sonfist will recreate an ancient landscape near the ThamesPrimeval forest for Tate in London

Primeval forest for Tate in London

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US politics

NEA will establish new panel to select American artists for biennales

The State Department wants to promote programmes in the Muslim world

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Exhibitions

Museums in the US and UK pay tribute to Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, in the centenary of his birth

Celebrating the greatest Anglophile of them all

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April 2007

MoMA defends director’s secret pay

Glenn Lowry received more than $5m through a separate trust which the New York museum's trustees argue was “legal and ethical”

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Museums

MoMA’s secret fund for director

Trust payment “raises serious questions”

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February 2007

Albright-Knox sells the old to pay for the new

Sotheby's is auctioning 200 antiquities and pre-Modern works worth $15m from the US museum's collection to raise funds to purchase Modern and contemporary art

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Museums

MoMA sells land and secures room for expansion

The new deal will earn them approximately $65m

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Russian collectors at Art Basel/Miami Beach

“It’s like a supermarket”

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Museums

MoMA puts collection inventories online

This move will substantially increase the accessibility of it's collections

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Museums

MoMA creates first permanent curatorial post for Latin American art

The museums owns around 3,000 works of Latin American art

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Miami Art Museum

Miami Art Museum and Miami Art Central may merge

Collectors show their support for Miami art museums

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Unesco

Getty revises its guidelines for acquiring antiquities—again

Artefacts must have left their countries of origin by 1970, the year of the Unesco Convention, or have proper export documentation to be considered for purchase

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Iran

Antiquities resembling those looted from Jiroft offered for sale by satellite of Manhattan's Salander O' Reilly Galleries

Gallery “unaware” of concerns over objects offered on website

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Most Russian collectors are at Art Basel Miami Beach to learn rather than buy

Russian collectors approach fair with care…

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Museums

Latin American curator for MoMA

Luís Perez-Oramas, who currently serves as adjunct curator of drawings at the museum, is the institution’s first curator of Latin American Art

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Museums

MoMA completes merger with PS1

“It is like another department at the museum,” says MoMA director Glenn Lowry

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Corcoran Gallery and College of Art and Design

Washington DC. Corcoran’s future remains uncertain

The institution hopes a $2m V&A blockbuster exhibition of modernist design will draw visitors and sponsors

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Restitution

Italy gets antiquities back from Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The museum bought in good faith, but was shown evidence that they had left Italy illicitly

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Ronald Lauder

Lauder raises $190m cash as Bloch-Bauer Klimts come up for sale

Austria and Los Angeles had both hoped to keep the works

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Sponsorship

US foundations back new charity handing out grants to artists

The United States artists fund fills the vacuum created after the government suspended the National Endowment for the Arts in the '90s

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Law

New legislation could lead to the end of partial gifts to museums

Changes to US tax law could discourage collectors from giving

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Provenance research

Provenance research is too expensive, museums tell Congress

The hearing concerning America's progress in returning Nazi loot to original owners discussed potential problems

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Museums

MoMA generates $2 billion for New York, says report

Study calculates economic impact of 6.25m visitors over three years since the museum’s reopening in midtown Manhattan

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Restitution

Restitution pledge by US museums remains unfulfilled six years on

Results of survey lay bare how the US fell short

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Ronald Lauder

Lauder pays $135m for Bloch-Bauer Klimt

The painting will go to the Neue Galerie

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Restitution

Getty antiquities to be returned to Italy

A joint statement by the Getty and Italian government says 21 pieces will go back

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Provenance

US museum directors debate antiquities provenance dilemma

Should museums acquire objects without provenance, which may have been looted? Yes, say several panelists

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Art fairs

Mexico's MACO remains a modest fair but draws major dealers

Exhibitor numbers are up 50%, with a few big names such as Hauser & Wirth

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Law

Washington's National Gallery wraps up Vuillard catalogue plagiarism suit with $37,500 payment to Annette Leduc and Brooks Beaulieu

However, a complaint lodged against Guy Cogeval, Antoine Salomon and Mathias Chivot was met with a counter-suit arguing that evidence had been fabricated

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Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum gets $60m contemporary art gift

The collectors Kent and Vicki Logan donate 300 works of art and an endowment

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian to open gallery in Rome

New director comes from Guggenheim

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Zahi Hawass

“This mask belongs to Egypt”: Zahi Hawass demands repatriation of ancient Saqqara mask

Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, is asking the St Louis Art Museum to return an supposedly looted antiquity

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Features

The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish: The details

Here we publish an account of the memoirs of the late William S. Rubin, director of the paintings and sculpture department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for 15 years

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Museums

The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish

Shortly before his death in January, William Rubin handed us his manuscript

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Restitution

Metropolitan to return antiquities to Italy

20 items that were looted or likely stolen are to be restituted

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Restitution

Mask on display at St Louis Art Museum "belongs to Egypt”

Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, is asking the museum to return an antiquity he says was looted from Saqqara

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University of California

UCLA students get Richard Meier building thanks to $23m from Eli Broad

Philanthropist pays for nearly half the cost of new building

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad breaks new ground at LACMA

Construction starts next month on the collector’s $50 million Modern art gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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February 2006

Louvre gets a taste of US sponsorship as Atlanta's High Museum pays $10m to borrow works by Raphael, Rembrandt and Velázquez

The money will restore the French museum's 18th-century decorative art galleries and the collaboration seeks to improve US-French relations in the wake of the Iraq War

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Art theft

US colonel to lead antiquities anti-theft unit

Bogdanos attacks “cozy cabal of academics, dealers and collectors” who ignore provenance

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Museums

Terry Riley to leave MoMA

The head of Architecture and Design will instead focus on his own firm

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Collectors

Rome embraces another Florida-based collector, Bilotti

Loans to Palazzo Venezia and talks for new contemporary arts centre

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Collectors

Private collectors step in to fill institutional void in Palm Beach

Marvin and Elayne Mordes continue South Florida trend

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Alexander Calder

Calder Foundation's new space for exhibitions and encouraging scholarship

Dealers not welcome says director of Calder Foundation

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Art market

Art historians appointed to the Warhol Authentication Board to help judge attributions

The Warhol Foundation adds curatorial experts to attempt to ease the controversy surrounding its authentication board

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Museums

MoMA appoints new chief curator of drawings

Cornelia H. Butler, previously at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art, scores the role

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Commercial galleries

Business as usual at Knoedler's renowned Upper East side branch after $500,000 restorations

The modernisation of this landmark is an example of Knoedler's adaptability, as one of the US's longest established commercial galleries

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Exhibitions

Eclectic collector’s show raises questions at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Visitors are confused and staff suggest that museum is neglecting its artistic mission

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Alexander Calder

Plans for Calder Museum in Philadelphia founder

Foundation fails to commit specific works to create the core of a permanent collection

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Miami

Rubells donate $1 million worth of art to Tampa Museum

The institution has received 91 paintings by the Outsider artist Purvis Young

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Marion True

Italian case against Marion True postponed to November

The case, which is the result of a decade-long investigation by Italian police, has been delayed because crucial documents had to be translated

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François Pinault

Mr Pinault’s director returns to the Walker

Philippe Vergne had been appointed director of François Pinault’s foundation for contemporary art

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Salvador Dalí

Philadelphia Dalí exhibition generates $55 million

Every available ticket sold for this blockbuster show

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Museums

New MoMA head of publications

Christopher Hudson follows up Michael Maegraith

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Interior design

A dealer is offering to mount high-tech plasma TVs in 19th- and 20th-century frames

For the collector who has everything

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Andy Warhol

US aluminium giant sends Warhol to Russia

The Alcoa Corporation is marking its entry into Russia by funding the tour of a Warhol Museum show

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July 2005

Future of US museum sponsorship in question after split of tobacco giant Altria

The Whitney and the Brooklyn Museum could lose annual grants from the conglomerate, which gave $300m to charitable organisations over the past five years

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Museums

MoMA reshuffles its board

To consecrate the new building, the museum's board has received a massive overhaul

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Puerto Rico

Inspired by collectors in Florida, a Cuban-born couple have opened a private museum

Bringing a little Miami to San Juan

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Museums

MoMA to expand again, but not for a generation

The property was purchased during the expansion project, and includes all the land west of the museum between 53rd and 54th Streets and Sixth Avenue

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Museums

MoMA committee to vote on major drawings collection gifted by Judith Rothschild Foundation

The foundation has offered the museum a collection of more than 2,500 drawings by 400 international artists

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Museums

Heinz’s $4 million gift to the Warhol Museum

The gift increases the museum’s endowment to $7.1 million

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Calder Prize

Calder Prize to benefit artists and museums

The biennial award will be a hefty $50,000

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Art market

The $2.6 million Dalí retrospective comes to Philadelphia

A credit card company has spearheaded the massive publicity campaign for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition