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Victoria Stapley-Brown

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Museums

Peabody Essex Museum's $125m expansion includes new displays shaped by its neuroscience research

Institution in Salem, Massachusetts, opens new wing to display maritime and Asian art collection

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Exhibitions

LA show delves inside the mind of Betye Saar

The Lacma exhibition will show how the US artist’s works develop over decades from initial sketchbooks to finished assemblages

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Rubin Museum's meditation on “power” to the Costume Institute's celebration of camp

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Museums & Heritage

Philanthropy, but at what price? US museums wake up to public's ethical concerns

Daniel Weiss, Adam Weinberg and other museum leaders speak out following the fallout from the resignation of the Whitney’s vice chairman and the ongoing Sackler affair

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the relationship between humans and nature at the Cooper Hewitt to love and unity at the Ford Foundation

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Bauhaus

Art Institute of Chicago show traces the Bauhaus’s legacy in 20th-century textile art

The weaving workshop was “an incubator of aesthetic and pedagogical talent”

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Whitney Biennial

Four artists withdraw their work from the Whitney Biennial

The move follows on-going calls for the resignation of the museum board's vice chairman

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Restitution

Benin gets €20m loan for new museum to show restituted heritage

France’s president pledged to return 26 items seized in the 19th century by the French military

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Obituaries

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of Baton Rouge African American Museum, has died

The tireless community advocate was found murdered last week, aged 75

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Obituaries

Post-war painter Leon Kossoff, who captured London life and landscapes, dies aged 92

British artist whose School of London classmates included Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach “saw beauty in everything and in everybody”, his gallery says

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Obituaries

Young New York-based artist Devra Freelander killed in a bicycle accident

The 28-year-old recently showed work in Times Square

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a travelling survey show on Stonewall to bronze sculptures of everyday objects

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Restitution

Uffizi recovers Nazi-looted painting from Germany

The Dutch still life heads back to the Florence museum after bold campaign by director

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Obituaries

Barbara Hunt McLanahan, the executive director of the Children's Museum of the Arts, has died aged 55

Her tenure reflected her "steadfast belief in the transformative power of art", the museum says

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Jewellery

Wakanda comes to Washington

Douriean Fletcher, who made the jewellery for Black Panther, speaks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the poster master Alphonse Mucha to Mrinalini Mukherjee's organic, sexual forms

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Pacific Standard Time

Next edition of Pacific Standard time looks at the intersection of art and science

The Getty-led PST: Art x Science x LA is due to be held in 2024

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Unions

Rally at New Museum reception brings attention to union negotiations

Bargaining committee member says it is “feeling hopeful that progress will be made”

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Hito Steyerl's Park Avenue Armory takeover to Simone Leigh's commanding Plinth commission

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Design

Poster House, the first US museum dedicated to the medium, opens in New York

“We don’t want to be an art museum,” the director says

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Celebrate Pride Month with commemorations of Stonewall's 50th anniversary

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Unions

Employees at the Guggenheim seek to unionise

Labour representative says the organisation is engaged in “union-busting” tactics

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Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope on love, representation and the comfort of textile art

The artist is showing a new series of wool roving nudes at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

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Exhibitions

Surround yourself in the 70s: Mickalene Thomas installation comes to Miami's Bass Museum

The artist's Better Nights will open during Art Basel in Miami Beach this December, but programming will keep the space active for the community throughout the year

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Obituaries

Leah Chase, New Orleans chef and collector of African American art, has died aged 96

The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” showed works by artists including Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence in her legendary restaurant Dooky Chase's

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Appointments & departures

Diane 'Dede' Wilsey steps down as board chair of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The leader has been both generous and controversial

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Building projects

Could a parking garage hold up Lacma’s new Zumthor building?

A local group has sued Los Angeles County over the plan’s environmental impact report

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Tibetan Buddhism on the battlefield to Theresa Chromati's women on a journey

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Appointments & departures

Lonnie Bunch elected new secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

The director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the first African American, and first historian, to lead the organisation

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Harold Ancart's handball court to Hank Willis Thomas's Afro pick

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Museums & Heritage

Metropolitan Museum of Art invites artists to make new sculptures for Fifth Avenue facade

The New York museum heads into the second half of 2019 with contemporary art takeovers and a balanced budget

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Museums & Heritage

MOCA to offer free general admission after $10m gift from board president

The change has been a long-time wish for some leaders at the Los Angeles museum

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the legacy of Augusta Savage to memories of Leonard Cohen

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Openings

Monumental art and walks on water: New Orleans Museum of Art opens expanded sculpture garden

Works by Frank Stella and Ursula von Rydingsvard take their place in lagoon landscape of New Orleans City Park

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Acquisitions

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Siah Armajani on democracy and exile, to Michelle Handelman's look at otherness

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Dia Art Foundation

Dia:Chelsea to begin revamp this month for fall 2020 reopening

The project, announced this year, is part of the Dia Art Foundation’s $90m multi-venue initiative

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Diary

Camping out for Camp

We caught up with the crowds waiting to spot celebs—particularly Harry Styles—on the red carpet of tonight’s annual Met Gala

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Costume Institute

Bold, ironic and camp: Met show explores exuberant expression in fashion

Costume Institute's new exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion examines camp from the 17th century onwards

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Winogrand's little-known colour photographs to Miró's mammoth canvas

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Exhibitions

Twelve exhibitions not to miss during Frieze New York

From the Leipzig School artist Neo Rauch at the Drawing Center, to Nari Ward at the New Museum, there's plenty to see around New York City during Frieze

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alicja Kwade's rooftop solar system to Joe Minter's commanding sculptures

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Museums & Heritage

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is 'on track, on budget', director Richard Armstrong says

Construction on the long-delayed project is expected to take three to four years

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Obituaries

Tributes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, giant of contemporary Iranian art

Curators and artists, including Shirin Neshat, remember the artist who called her geometric mirror works “signs of light and life”

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

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Museums & Heritage

Fire destroys roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

The spire has collapsed on the medieval landmark

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Museums & Heritage

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approves $650m Lacma building project

The design spans Wilshire Boulevard and replaces four extant buildings

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in New York this week

From Lucio Fontana's punctured canvases to an intimate look at Frida Kahlo's personal objects

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Artists

Boots Riley on the links between art, Surrealism and social justice

The multi-hyphenate, who made his directorial debut with Sorry To Bother You, will speak with Mickalene Thomas at the Baltimore Museum of Art this month

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Museums & Heritage

The Boca Raton Museum of Art acquires seven works by George Segal

The US artist’s daughter shares memories behind the sculptures and drawings

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Exhibitions

She persisted: DC’s National Portrait Gallery looks at the history of the women’s vote

One of the longest reform movements in American history, which continues to be an issue today, is explored in the show

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Moroni's inventive portraiture to Hans Op de Beeck's dreamlike world

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Museums & Heritage

Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions

The museum aims to show the diversity of the region, where art and cultures have mixed for centuries

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Sponsorship

Guggenheim Museum says it 'does not plan to accept any gifts' from the Sackler family

The move follows similar decisions by London museums

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the "computer cowgirl" Gretchen Bender to Girault de Prangey's haunting snapshots of the past

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Museums & Heritage

National Museum of African American History and Culture to unveil rediscovered Harriet Tubman photo

She is “relaxed and very stylish” in the portrait

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Museum of Modern Art New York

Ninety years on, MoMA rediscovers its radical soul

New York museum's rotating rehang will emphasise diverse permanent collection to celebrate the “pluriverse” of art

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Exhibitions

St. Louis show sniffs out why Egyptians smashed noses

Exhibition at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation explores how Pharaohs and Christians alike went in for vandalising and “killing” icons

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Obituaries

Experimental film-maker Barbara Hammer dies, aged 79

The pioneer of lesbian film became an advocate for medical aid in dying

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Shutdown

Counting the cost of the longest government shutdown in US history

The shutdown dealt a blow to federally-funded museums, with disappointed visitors, furloughed staff, disrupted exhibitions and lost revenue that “can never be regained”

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Appointments & departures

Terra Foundation’s transformational leader Elizabeth Glassman to step down

During her two-decade tenure, the Terra closed its Chicago museum and turned its attention to grant-making and collaborations

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Public art

Siah Armajani: making magic for the masses

The Met Breuer and Public Art Fund showcase Siah Armajani, the Iranian-born artist whose work mixes philosophy and whimsy

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Building projects

Miami’s Art Center/South Florida gets a new facility—and a new name

Oolite Arts is due to move from Miami Beach to a purpose-built space on the mainland