Victoria Stapley-Brown

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Art law

Norman Rockwell’s sons file temporary restraining order in Massachusetts court to block sale of works from the Berkshire Museum

Two paintings by their father—which he gave to the institution—are among the works

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

Celebrate Halloween with ghosts, spirits and souls

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From a union of three vastly different artists, to a look at Modern fashion

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Donations

Double Dutch: MFA Boston gets aligned gifts of 17th-century Netherlandish art, with work by Rubens, Rembrandt and van Dyck

The donation—the largest in the museum’s history—also include funds for a new study centre dedicated to the period

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Obituaries

Bronx Museum launches director's fund in memory of Holly Block

During her decade-long tenure, she led a $25m capital campaign and quadrupled yearly visitors

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Virtual Reality

Speaking with The Enemy: VR show at MIT brings people face-to-face with fighters

Visitors to war photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa’s project experience the humanity in people on both sides of conflicts

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Building projects

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park launches $115m expansion

The successful $115m capital campaign for the Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed project includes funds for future acquisitions

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Museums

Puerto Rico’s museums on the mend

The island’s cultural institutions have begun to reopen and are helping with relief efforts

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Museums

David Bowie blockbuster is coming to New York

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final venue for the internationally touring retrospective, launched in 2013

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Museums

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s new home is grounded in the neighbourhood

Construction will launch next year on the David Adjaye-designed building, due to open in 2021

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Kara Walker's violence to the Morgan Library's opulence

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Monuments

Canada’s first national Holocaust memorial opens in Ottawa

Daniel Libeskind-designed monument in concrete and metal has the shape of a distorted Star of David

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Museums

US museums challenge Trump’s immigration ban in court

Around 100 institutions filed documents to outline the order’s threat to the museum community—and even the fight against terrorism

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Three to see

Three to See: New York

From Baroque Mexico to a New York that never was

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Museums

New Saskatoon museum Remai Modern gives a taste of future programming in its inaugural exhibition

The Modern and contemporary museum will show Canadian and international artists including General Idea, John Baldessari and Rosemarie Trockel

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Austrian Expressionism to American abstraction

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Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art finalises job description for director search

Search committee conducted "broad outreach" inside and outside the museum to define future leader’s desired traits

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From children's art through the work of David Smith

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Politics

Female artists get the word out on political action with Times Square project

Artists Carrie Mae Weems and Wangechi Mutu have created new works for the show

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Museums

Archival gifts are 'holy grail' of Edward Hopper

Five thousand items, shared between Whitney and artist's boyhood home, could inspire new exhibitions

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Politics

Charlottesville riot hastens removal of Confederate monuments throughout the US

City and state governments around the country are looking at what to do with the controversial statues

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Anglo(art)phile Hilton Als to organise series of contemporary shows at the Yale Center for British Art

American author and critic has chosen painters Celia Paul, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Peter Doig for successive solo exhibitions starting next year

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Obituaries

Harold Williams, founding president and CEO of LA’s J. Paul Getty Trust, has died

Williams led the creation of the Getty Center and grew the institution’s endowment

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Exhibitions

Artists including Mona Hatoum design prayer rugs for San Francisco show

Visitors will be able to sit on 36 wool rugs arranged across the floor of a former interfaith chapel

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Fairs

Collective Design Fair shifts from May to March for 2018 edition

Move follows NADA’s switch from Frieze Week to Armory Arts Week

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Artists to set up camp in Brooklyn Army Terminal

Non-profit ArtBuilt to open 50 workspaces for artists, artisans and designers in the massive New York City-owned property

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Florence’s famous Gates of Paradise find new home in Kansas City

Visitors to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will be greeted by a copy of Ghiberti’s baptistery doors

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In the age of Trump (and before), museums help immigrants on the path to US citizenship

New-York Historical Society launches free civics course for Green Card holders

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Sculpture in its natural habitat: US edition

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Economics

Outlook is sunny for museum employees, AAMD survey says

According to the organisations 2017 Salary Survey, released today, US institutional pay has increased at a higher rate than the overall jobs market

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Museums

Three to see: New York

Spend a summer’s day—or night—enjoying art in parks and gardens

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The ‘only annual biennial’: La Biennale Paris reveals details of 2017 edition

The first edition of the now yearly event, which changed its name of the Biennale des Antiquaires, opens in September

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Art Basel 2017

Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him

Early films and videos by the US artist known for his colossal sculptures are on show

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A Renaissance masterpiece is unveiled, but its mystery remains unsolved

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Art Basel 2017

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

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Art Basel 2017

Beyond the Messeplatz: Art Basel satellite fairs

Our pick of the Basel fairs and where to find them

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Souls Grown Deep expands the canon of US art

Foundation helps museums across the US to acquire works by self-taught African-American artists of the South

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Spy games: Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron turn the Park Avenue Armory into a panopticon playground

The show Hansel and Gretel, which looks at how surveillance changes the perception of public space, is a mix of menace and fun

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Museums in the US and Canada show their Pride in June

Institutions are celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with exhibitions and events

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Museums

Noose left at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

This is the second such incident at a Smithsonian museum in a week

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Museums

Thomas Campbell gives his last press conference at the Met

The outgoing director emphasised the museum’s accomplishments during his eight-year tenure

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Massachusetts museum’s expansion enables artists to dream big

Mass MoCA has planned massive, long-term shows on artists such as Jenny Holzer and James Turrell

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How a $25,000 NEA grant became a springboard for change in a rural Minnesota community

The government money helped launch an initiative that has raised $1.2m in private funding

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The Bass is back: Miami Beach museum set to reopen in October after $12m renovation (and multiple delays)

A trio of solo shows will inaugurate the restructured space, which aims to respect the building’s Art Deco roots

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New Orleans biennial Prospect.4 announces artist lineup and focus

With the theme The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker stays in tune with the history of the city, the birthplace of jazz

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Chris Killip’s chronicle of de-industrialised Britain

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Richard Serra shows his hand

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David Smith’s sculptures get some space to breathe at Storm King

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Fairs

Brooklyn's UrbanGlass celebrates 40 years

The non-profit has provided an experimental platform for artists, including Rauschenberg and Chihuly, seeking to expand their practice into glass

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Fairs

Great art in New York's great outdoors

A peek at some projects around the city

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Paris museums gripped by strikes

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France cracks down on fakes with new acquisitions rules

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Bipartisan politicians rally to save US cultural funding

Criticism of President Trump’s proposed cuts creates united front of Democrats and Republicans

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Outsider artists go to Washington (and Atlanta and Los Angeles)

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New Paris train line will match artists with architects

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Politics

What French presidential candidates Macron and Le Pen have in store for the arts

Both politicians have pitched new cultural, artistic and heritage measures

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Fondation Louis Vuitton offers a snapshot of contemporary African art

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Late artist Marisol leaves the lot to the Albright-Knox

Sculptures, photos, drawings, archives, property and other artists’ works go to the upstate New York museum the artist wanted to be the home for her art

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Exhibitions

Mark Dion brings early 20th-century celebrity art and science team back to life at the Drawing Center

An exhibition offers a fresh look at the work of the Department of Tropical Research

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Philadelphia Museum of Art breaks ground on Frank Gehry-designed core renovation

While the museum’s building is classical, the project is not "classic Frank Gehry"

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Public art

The fate of Alexander Calder’s Universe hangs in the balance

Monumental mobile is leaving the lobby of Chicago’s Willis Tower to be put in storage

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Collectors

Old Masters and Impressionist art from the record-setting Stillman Collection to be auctioned at Christie’s

Sales of works throughout the year will benefit the late philanthropist and land conservationist’s Wethersfield Foundation

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New consortium seeks to promote Indian art in New York and beyond

Sotheby’s is among the partners in the initiative led by the India Center Foundation

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Sophie Calle gets a new haunt: Green-Wood cemetery

French artist to present a deeply personal 25-year project with Creative Time

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Biennials & festivals

‘It’s magic’: curator Cecilia Alemani offers a glimpse into the Italian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale

The pared-down presentation will look at the power of the imagination through three artists’ work

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Museums

Can art redress economic inequality? A new white cube museum on a former Congo plantation aims to find out

The Lusanga center is a partnership between the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League and the Dutch Institute for Human Activities

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Whitney Biennial expands definition of American art

The show will include foreign-born artists based in the US and gives site-specific installations and other works room to “breathe”—with more exhibition space than ever before

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Museums

Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals

Due to a €1.25m loan fee to the Whitney, the museum did not see many profits from one of their biggest shows ever

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Museums

The ICA Miami goes both global and local in its new home opening this December

Site-specific commissions include works by established stars like Chris Ofili and emerging artists like Tomm El-Saieh

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Nelson-Atkins Museum’s new European art galleries come with a “love story”

The space is named after Henry and Marion Bloch, who donated a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works they built together

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How American museums are celebrating Women's History Month

A number of female-focussed programmes have been planned around the country for March—and the whole year round

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Exhibitions

Controversial trove from imperial Chinese shipwreck lands in New York

Extraordinarily well-preserved luxury goods, plumbed from the ocean’s depths by commercial salvaging company, are now on view at the Asia Society

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Museums

Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total’s sponsorship at Louvre

In the first climate change performance inside the Paris museum, protesters shed black clothes to create a mock oil spill

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Curator Jarrett Gregory heads to the Hirshhorn

She joins Smithsonian museum’s growing curatorial team just after organising Armory Show Focus sector

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Obituaries

Spencer Hays, who donated his collection to the Musée d’Orsay, has died

The philanthropist and businessman began collecting works with his wife Marlene in the 1970s

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Art fairs

Shifting Focus: The Armory Show shakes up its curated sector

Works in this year’s Focus section try to find an artistic answer to the question: ‘What is to be done?’

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Exhibitions

Confronting the landscape: Doug Aitken’s Mirage in the California desert

The artist has created a mirrored ranch-style ‘house’ for the exhibition Desert X

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Museums

‘Spider-man’ and accomplices sentenced in Paris museum theft

Three defendants given six- to eight-year prison sentences, hefty fines and ordered to pay the city €104m

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Museums

A week without immigrant art: college museum responds to Trump’s travel ban

Over the Presidents’ Day break, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Massachusetts will remove or obscure work by artists, or donated by collectors, who are immigrants

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Vast ancient burial site found in Bordeaux

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Exhibitions

We the People: Nari Ward to re-create monumental work in New York

Visitors can donate their own shoelaces during the live installation this month at the New-York Historical Society

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Exhibitions

Artist’s portrait of elephant killed by poachers brings attention to the cost of the ivory trade

Wendy Maruyama’s wildLIFE Project continues its US tour to San Francisco this month

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Exhibitions

How US museums are celebrating Black History Month, coast to coast

A small selection of some of the many events and exhibitions planned for February

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Museums

Time’s up for Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s loan agreement with Carmen Cervera

More than 400 works from the baroness’s collection may be removed from the Madrid museum, but the Spanish culture minister hopes to reach a deal this week

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Experts split over helping Syria save its

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Caillebotte’s home near Paris to reopen in June after 20-year restoration

The French artist’s residence is one of the most beautiful 19th-century homes still within its original grounds

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Picasso’s final home in France sold to financier

The property has been renovated, but the artist’s studio maintains his mark

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Politics

Korean government apologises for culture blacklist

Around 10,000 cultural figures thought to be critical of country’s president deprived of government support

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'My America': Whitney Museum of American art explores identity on inauguration day

Come along on a tour of the exhibition Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection

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US Capitol Building dome refreshed in time for Trump's inauguration

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Row in Rome over proposed plan to fence-off Spanish Steps

Opponents criticise anti-vandalism measures to seal off Roman staircase at night and to ban seating—and snacking—on it

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Public art

New York to get its own Fourth Plinth competition on the High Line

Twelve artists have been shortlisted for the first two commissions for large-scale public art on the elevated park

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Prizes

Three lucky artists selected to live and work in Alexander Calder’s Loire Valley studio

Abbas Akhavan, Rochelle Goldberg and Eva Kot’átková to “continue in Calder’s legacy” through three-month residencies

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French government places export bar on €15m Leonardo da Vinci drawing

State has 30 months to buy newly discovered work hailed as a “national treasure”<br> <br>