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Art market

Can Biden's inauguration galvanise the US art world into finally taking action against climate change?

As new US president plans to tackle global warming on "an epic scale", green initiatives such as Galleries Commit are gaining steam

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Art market

Lawsuit claims $100m damages in tangled case of hidden Russian art worth $60m

Shchukin Gallery and its lawyers file new lawsuit against Russian financier Rustam Iseev, his lawyer and a New York Supreme Court judge in bid to uncover location of paintings

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Museums

Building a picture of the pandemic: Smithsonian curators capture Covid-19 in real time

Museum curators chart the human angle of the crisis, but collecting material on recent events comes with ethical considerations

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Art market

Organisers confident physical Art Dubai fair will go ahead in March 2021

It will be the first major international art fair to return to the art world calendar since the pandemic upended business around the world

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Art market

Record for Barkley Hendricks and $18.2m Calder at otherwise unremarkable Sotheby’s sale

Almost half of the auction's total sales value was bought by Asian buyers, but 12 lots sold below their estimates

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Art market

Courtney Willis Blair becomes partner at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

She is one of a small few Black partners at white-owned galleries in the US

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Covid-19

Exclusive survey: how small US galleries are surviving the coronavirus crisis as Trump tables relief plans

With a second federal aid package stalled until after the election, our study reveals the financial straits some galleries are finding themselves in—and how they are responding

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Museums & Heritage

Plans ‘in the trash can’: remote learning forces US college museums to get creative

Closures, postponements and sharp reductions in programming prompt soul-searching—and innovation—among institutions

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Museums & Heritage

New York’s Met renounces ‘outdated’ divisions of encyclopaedic museums for its 150th anniversary

Awaiting reopening, the institution’s birthday displays reveal the interconnectedness of world cultures

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coronavirus

Coronavirus complicates US Census—and the arts funding tied to it

Art + Action has launched a multi-pronged initiative to reach Bay Area residents in hard-to-count communities, and galvanise the art world to get behind the national headcount

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Education

Free arts education programme started in Harlem expands to major US cities

ProjectArt fills a void in the American public school system, adding initiatives in New Orleans and San Francisco this autumn

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Art market

Artist-led groups battle to stem gentrification in New York

Ambitious new developments in Manhattan’s Lower East Side threaten the vibrant community

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Commercial galleries

'You can’t do this by yourself': in a lean market, New York's smaller galleries stick together

Younger dealers share experiences and expertise to survive the middle-market squeeze

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National Academy of Design

New York's National Academy of Design has no plans to reopen its museum

After weathering financial and structural crises, the institution is looking for new ways to fulfil its mission

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New York real estate

Artists and dealers resist the development of New York’s Chinatown

The coalition Art Against Displacement rallies against the construction of four contested luxury towers in a Manhattan Supreme Court hearing today

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The Armory Show

From grit to glitter: a look back at 25 years of The Armory Show

The Gramercy International Art Fair was the edgy alternative to establishment fairs when it first began—reimagined as The Armory Show, it has grown into an economic juggernaut

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Commercial galleries

New York’s scrapped L-train shutdown is an ‘emotional rollercoaster’ for Brooklyn-based galleries

Many art dealers have made tough business decisions over the last year as plans to repair the vital transportation link between Brooklyn and Manhattan shifted

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Art fairs

Dealers cash in on San Francisco’s wealth of museums at Untitled Art and FOG fairs

The Bay Area collector base may be known for its tech-mined millions but institutions fuelled sales at the growing West Coast fairs

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Climate Change

How museums in Norfolk, Virginia, are acting to protect art in face of growing flood risk

Institutions are finding ways to adapt to climate change as scientists predict that the Virginia city could be under water by 2100

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Art market

Dealers turn to digital apps to help close sales

FaceTime and WeChat are shifting how collectors choose to buy

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Art market

Art dealers across the US are mobilising in support of Democrats ahead of US mid-term elections

Galleries in New York and Los Angeles make the most of their cultural and financial capital