Picture perfect in the Philips Wing

Rijksmuseum unveils space for special exhibitions with Modern photography show

Published online: 30 October 2014

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English council pays price for controversial sale of museum object

Heritage Lottery Fund rejects the Northampton Museum’s request for a designer shoe exhibition

Published online: 30 October 2014

A permanent home for Arab Modern art

The Mathaf museum in Qatar opens a long-term exhibition drawn from its 8,000-strong collection

Published online: 30 October 2014

With new exhibition space, Berlin's photography scene grows

C/O Berlin reopens today in the Amerika Haus near the Helmut Newton Foundation and Museum für Fotografie

Published online: 30 October 2014

University of Essex to rehouse its Latin American collection

New gallery planned for Colchester campus

Published online: 30 October 2014

Oslo council votes yes on new Munch Museum

The long-delayed waterfront “Lambda” building clears another hurdle, but a zoning vote is due next month

Published online: 28 October 2014


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The controversial Chris Ofili

The British artist Chris Ofili is no stranger to controversy. In 1999, his painting The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996, which depicted the Virgin surrounded by pornographic imagery and covered in elephant dung, was at the center of then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s threat to rescind public funding from the Brooklyn Museum, where the picture was on display at the “Sensation” exhibition. In this clip, Ofili discusses his 2002 work The Upper Room, which was purchased by the Tate amid more tumult in 2006, as the artist sat on the museum’s board of trustees as the time of purchase. His latest exhibition, “Night and Day,” (at the New Museum, New York, until 25 January 2015) opened this week.