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Hartford-born Sol LeWitt’s <i>Wall Drawing #1131, Whirls and Twirls (Wadsworth),</i> 2004, enlivens the museum’s grand staircase Museums

Wadsworth Atheneum restores spaces it very nearly lost

Revamp of “artists’ museum” allows Tony Smith’s collection and Richard Tuttle’s surprise gift to go on show (Hartford-born Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1131, Whirls and Twirls (Wadsworth), 2004, enlivens the museum’s grand staircase) Published online: 25 January 2015
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Israel’s West Bank barrier will not run through Palestinian world heritage site

But the Vatican is concerned that the planned barrier will still encroach on nearby Bethlehem properties

Published online: 25 January 2015

Brussels fair offers a mixed bag of art surprises, from decomposing head to bronze turtles

International dealers bring an eclectic selection of works to Brafa

Published online: 24 January 2015

Antiquities next to contemporary in Prada Foundation’s new home

Rem Koolhaas-designed space in Milan to open in May with Roman sculpture and 21st-century art

Published online: 23 January 2015

Oscar nominated ‘Leviathan’ may fall foul of Kremlin cultural decree

Document signed by Vladimir Putin refers to “false ideas about Russia’s historic backwardness”

Published online: 23 January 2015

Prospect New Orleans goes off the beaten track with new artistic director

Trevor Schoonmaker says he aims to show work “beyond what’s trending and top ten lists”

Published online: 23 January 2015

The Tate should take BP’s money—and ask for more

Protests about the gallery’s lack of transparency over its sponsorship miss the point

Published online: 22 January 2015

 

David Chipperfield promises to keep ‘as much Mies as possible’ at Neue Nationalgalerie

Cost of Berlin project estimated at €101m, while proposed museum of Modern art will be double

Published online: 22 January 2015

Click here to enlarge: Paris’s Modern art museum to grow its photo holdings

The Musée d’art moderne is the first in France to establish a patrons group for the medium

Published online: 22 January 2015

Cleopatra show to open Pinacothèque de Paris’s new Singapore outpost

For-profit museum to put on populist ticketed exhibitions, as well as free heritage displays, in redeveloped Fort Canning building

Published online: 22 January 2015

Archaeologists shake off their shovels at Bard’s last home

Public invited to watch as dig resumes in Stratford-upon-Avon

Published online: 22 January 2015

 
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Controversial Maggie statue is on the move

The controversial marble statue of Margaret Thatcher by Neil Simmons has been banished from its prominent spot near the entrance to London’s Guildhall Art Gallery to a darkened corridor, following a rehang of the collection. Commissioned by Parliament, the sculpture was lent to the Guildhall >>>

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Video: Understanding Ed Ruscha

Two pieces by the California artist Ed Ruscha are the impetus for an exhibition of work at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio (“Regarding Ruscha,” until 17 May). At the center of the show are two of the artist’s prints—Standard Station, 1966, and Ghost Station, 2011—which are the inspiration for work made by local San Antonio artists. In this video clip, Ruscha talks about his working process, why he’s interested in words, and how he thinks about the backgrounds of his pictures.

Will there be life after death for new private museums?

The Tate should take BP’s money—and ask for more

Protests about the gallery’s lack of transparency over its sponsorship miss the point

 

Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015, from Saturday, 31 January in Windsor

The victory won on 18 June 1815 at Waterloo (now in Belgium) by the armies of Great Britain, Prussia and their allies over Napoleon, ended 23 years of European warfare. To mark the event, the Prince Regent commissioned the portraitist Thomas Lawrence to paint the victorious leaders. As George IV,...

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