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Karen Chernick

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Exhibitions

Seeing Chaïm Soutine through the eyes of Willem de Kooning

A side-by-side show at the Barnes Foundation brings together two Expressionist greats who fused the figurative and the abstract in their work

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Films

Unimpressed by the Golden Globes Best Picture nominees? Watch these art-inspiring films instead

The Tel Aviv-based artist Guy Yanai has been painting scenes from movies during the pandemic, and has chosen five of his favourites here

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Conservation & Preservation

Foundation that championed women’s art in Florence will close down after restoring 70 works by artists including Artemisia Gentileschi

The philanthropic organisation Advancing Women Artists will halt conservation projects due to lack of funds

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Exhibitions

The historic Indian Congress is reunited in Omaha by artist Wendy Red Star

The Apsáalooke artist has created a major new installation for her solo show at the Joslyn Art Museum using photographs of the 500 delegates taken in 1898

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Exhibitions

Fragile yet forceful glass works by Ai Weiwei, Fred Wilson, Fiona Banner and others travel from Venice to Florida

An exhibition of contemporary glass art opens at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

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Collectors

Moderna vaccine billionaire Timothy Springer explains his love for Chinese scholar rocks

Gongshi—whose unusual forms are created by years of river erosion—have long been highly prized in Asia. Now they are garnering admirers in the West

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Photography

How a Christmas present made Maripol the 'Polaroid Queen'

The artist and designer tells us about the enduring appeal of the instant camera

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Acquisitions

Yuichiro Ukai’s manga monster drawing acquired by American Folk Art Museum

The 25-year-old Japanese self-taught artist’s densely layered Yokai is his first piece to enter a museum’s collection

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US politics

‘The arts were an integral part of my self-discovery’: an interview with Sarah McBride, state senator and Delaware Art Museum trustee

The newly elected US legislator and transgender activist credits her early education in the performing arts for opening her world view

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Exhibitions

A stitch worth 1,000 words: how America’s First Ladies used their wardrobes to make a statement

The National Portrait Gallery has organised a historic show on the women in the White House

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Exhibitions

Can art help us heal? Rudy Shepherd has been working on it for more than a decade

The artist has painted 400 portraits pulled from the news cycle to understand the people beyond the headlines

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Deaccessioning

Sotheby's sale of Israeli museum artefacts delayed after government pressure

Criticism in Israel reached an apex when President Rivlin called for the state to prevent the London auctions

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Beauford Delaney

Covid-19 delays long-planned documentary on Black Abstract Expressionist painter Beauford Delaney

The Tennessee-born artist, part of the Harlem Renaissance before settling in Paris, was largely neglected during his lifetime

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Deaccessioning

Sale of more than 250 works from Jerusalem's Islamic art museum raises ethical questions

Israeli museum professionals fear deaccessioning auction could set a dangerous precedent

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Exhibitions

‘If they don’t have a story behind them, what’s the use?’ Elijah Pierce's woodcarvings portray America in the 20th century

Images of the Kennedys, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Watergate scandal go on show at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

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Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump’s angry tweets recorded in tiny pricks

How one woman’s frustrations inspired an army of needlework artists—and a series of exhibitions

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Monuments

The complicated history of the first monument to Sacajawea, funded by suffragists and designed by a woman

The Indigenous guide who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition across America’s western territories was later celebrated by the women’s vote movement—but her story was never fully told

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Art theft

Asian art museum located in Israeli kibbutz targeted by thieves

14th-century Buddha and Tang Dynasty sculpture among 27 works stolen by masked burglars from Wilfrid Israel Museum of Asian Art on Tuesday night

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Exhibitions

Cecil Beaton’s golden age celebrity snaps go on show in London

The exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery unites 150 images, including rarely exhibited photographs of his sisters Nancy and Baba

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Restitution

How a Nazi-looted painting entered an Israeli museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art reveals surprising provenance of 19th-century work by Jozef Israëls, which will be restituted to Jewish owner’s heirs in October