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LGBTQ

First-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opens in Taiwan

Exhibition marks country's May ruling setting stage to legalise gay marriage

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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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Museums

New app invites art lovers to 'build a playlist across museums'

UK startup Smartify partners with major museums worldwide, from the Met to the Hermitage

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Beirut Art Fair

Arab artists respond to dictatorship, surveillance and civil war at Beirut Art Fair

Strong showing of Syrian art across the event including by artist Saad Yagan whose Aleppo studio was destroyed in 2012

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Museums

Chinese hotelier-collector opens Shanghai's newest private museum

Zheng Hao's How Art Museum shares works with his 'art hotel'

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Basquiat’s booming Barbican blockbuster to Jasper Johns’s first UK retrospective in 40 years

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Restoration

Germany stumps up €400m for Prussian palaces and parks

Funding will benefit Potsdam’s Sanssouci and Berlin’s Charlottenburg palaces

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Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth to open Hong Kong gallery next spring

Swiss dealers will occupy a space in the new H Queens development, as well as establishing offices in Shanghai and Beijing 

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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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Architecture

Four things to see during the Chicago Architecture Biennial

From imaginative scale models to a pop-up ‘freak’ show, we pick the must see projects around the city

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Art fairs

Will If So, What? be Silicon Valley’s first “smart” art fair?

The new event, which comes online April 2018, combines art and decor and takes its cues from design thinking

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Art market

In a troubled region, Lebanon is a growing hub for artists

Beirut Art Fair includes a loan exhibition drawing on the country’s rich collections

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Art market

Rediscovered Chinese seal surfaces at auction in southwestern France

The soapstone seal is believed to be one of two used personally by Emperor Qianlong and was discovered in a French collection

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Exhibitions

Picasso show to reunite trio of Marie-Thérèse Walter nudes for first time since 1932

Tate Modern exhibition will include several portraits of artist’s 22 year-old muse

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Art market

Hungary enjoys the limelight at Vienna Contemporary

At a fair that is emerging as an important locus for central and eastern Europe, the subtle strategies employed by artists living within the constraints of a communist regime come into focus

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Bibliophiles rejoice: New York Art Book Fair returns this weekend

Hundreds of exhibitors are due to take part and a slew of events are planned

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Museums

PST’s Radical Women speak out in day-long symposium at Hammer museum

The event embraced female artists from across Latin America, especially activists who might be considered “bad hombres and nasty women”

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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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Museums

Street art museum opens in Berlin

Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is one of the world's first of its kind

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Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar reveals CIA’s torture chambers

The 101 trees in “garden of good and evil” will continue to grow at Yorkshire Sculpture Park long after artist’s solo show

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Museums

Käthe Kollwitz’s museum in Berlin goes in search of new home

Artist’s art to be ousted by stories of exile

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Biennials & festivals

What to see (and hear) at the 14th Biennale de Lyon

From a live band that are ‘The Art’ to dripping taps and nuclear explosions, this edition of the biennial is making a racket

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Exhibitions

Story of Michael Jackson’s influence on contemporary artists to be told for first time

London’s National Portrait Gallery is to host exhibition featuring more than 40 leading artists including Andy Warhol, Isaac Julien and Faith Ringgold

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Art market

Adventurous art collection of Jerome and Ellen Stern comes to Sotheby’s

More than 250 works owned by the couple will feature across ten auctions

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

What Basquiat absorbed from the New York School

Show at London's Barbican is first major survey on the artist since 1996

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Museums

Window dressing at the New Museum

The window display format is making a comeback with a new work by Alex Da Corte in the empty storefront next door

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Exhibitions

Serpentine Galleries say that Grayson Perry show is the 'busiest' in its history

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! broke records, officials insist

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Arts hub

New South Kensington arts hub begins to woo its future clients

The multipurpose space could cut gallery operating costs by up to 40%

Sponsored byCromwell Place

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Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns’s 60-year pursuit of the truth

Royal Academy in London brings together 150 works by the artist for major show opening this week

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Art trafficking

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

Site gives information on international regulations and protected German heritage

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Barbican

Barbican 'in discussion' to preserve Banksy murals inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition

British street artist’s latest works poke fun at the zero-tolerance approach to graffiti around the London gallery

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Documenta 14

Documenta artists back curatorial team in response to news of €7m cost overrun

Open letter by 200 artists slams “urge to put ticket prices above art”

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Conservation

Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

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Museums

Fewer big culture grants as UK Lottery sales slump

Heritage Lottery Fund warns of cutbacks to awards over £5m in next five-year plan

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Martin Parr

Martin Parr to open centre of documentary photographer in Bristol

Tate’s part purchase of Magnum photographer’s photobook collection allows Parr to emulate Cartier-Bresson

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Artists

Rashaad Newsome leads the parade at Detroit light art festival

And the artist gives a hint of his upcoming performance at the Park Avenue Armory

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Pacific Standard Time

What to see at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel shares the shows that gave her a reason to linger during the opening week of the city-wide art festival

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Art fairs

Expo Chicago opens a week of cross-collaboration in the city

A confluence of events and exhibitions makes the Windy City an art and design Mecca

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Exhibitions

Farhad Moshiri—dubbed Iran’s Andy Warhol—gets first major solo show in US

Exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh aims to go beyond Pop and kitsch labels to highlight complexity in his works

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Art fairs

Signs look good at start of Art Berlin

Fair throws off disappointment of previous incarnation with reports of early sales

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Prizes

Marco Miehling wins inaugural ACS Studio Prize

Non-profit Artists’ Collection Society takes on high UK studio rental costs with £6,000 award to London-based artist

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Art fairs

Turkish art world rallies behind Contemporary Istanbul after ‘difficult year’

New director, new date and new layout help art fair get off to a positive start

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Rachel Whiteread’s mummified air to the burial rituals of the mysterious Scythians

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Zeitz MoCAA

Inside Zeitz Mocaa: our guide to Cape Town’s new mega-museum

From spectacular architecture to an army of curators, what you need to know about Africa’s landmark contemporary art institution

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Disasters & destruction

Mexican artists pitch in to aid earthquake victims

The well known Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo, is working with others to collect food and supplies and open community kitchens

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Building projects

Moscow’s Zaryadye Park opens to divided opinion

“New symbol of Russia” created by New York’s High Line architects is accused of being “catastrophically” out of place

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Art fairs

La Biennale Paris aims to put controversy behind it

The revamped fair opened this week to mixed reviews from press and participants

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Austrian Expressionism to American abstraction

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Peru

Collector voluntarily returns two stolen chapel paintings to Peru

The works were identified after they were consigned to Christie's for sale in 2015; their repatriation is part of an "aggressive" effort

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Art fairs

Berlin Art Week sets stage for Art Berlin fair debut

As anticipation grows for the first-ever edition of Art Berlin, the city serves up a slew of shows

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Art market

London commercial scene shake-up as galleries expand in the capital

Modern Art and Herald Street are opening second spaces; König Galerie is coming to town

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Artists

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California, starting with protest imagery from the 1960s

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Biennials & festivals

Rehab and reuse top of agenda at Chicago Architecture Biennial

The second edition promises visionary solutions and a few surprises

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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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Art Basel

Details emerge on first Art Basel Cities programme, to launch in Buenos Aires in 2018

The long-term project begins laying ground work with a crowdfunding campaign next month

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Biennials & festivals

Human rights at the heart of Gothenburg biennial

Swedish festival looks at orthodoxy’s chains from mixed race asylum seekers to a film about a plan to set up a separatist gay community in California in 1970

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Exhibitions

Robert Longo takes aim at enemies of free speech

Drawing of aftermath of Copenhagen attack post-Charlie Hebdo goes on show in London

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Cultural exchange

MCA Chicago goes global

A new initiative aims to “embed within the DNA of the museum” a more international view of the art historical canon

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Ai Weiwei

Lest we forget: Ai Weiwei’s first show in Turkey is a meditation on refugee crisis

Chinese artist’s biggest exhibition to date uses porcelain as a way of bridging Turkey’s historic connections with the East

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National Gallery

UK’s restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot

New legislation will remove legal restrictions that prevent many museums from deaccessioning works

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Biennials & festivals

Istanbul Biennial brings to light artist-run initiatives springing up across the Turkish city

Curators Elmgreen & Dragset say that press reports give wrong impression of the buzzing local scene

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Scythians

Elusive Scythians brought to life through show of archaeological discoveries

British Museum exhibition organised with Hermitage traces history of a culture with no written records

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Art market

Lapada: the innovative antiques fair

Dealers betting on overseas buyers attracted by a weak sterling and a shift in tastes away from minimalism as the UK trade association mounts its annual fair

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Pacific Standard Time

Mapping out Pacific Standard Time's second act

How do you organise an event with more than 70 exhibitions?

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Museums

Florida museums assess damage and start repairs in Irma’s wake

The region’s arts institutions survived the storm largely intact, with some planning to reopen this week

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Art fairs

Houston and Miami fairs cancelled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Art Market Productions’ Texas Contemporary and Miami Project plan to return in 2018

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Biennials & festivals

Documenta faces yawning €7m deficit, seeks financial help

Kassel city and the state of Hesse pledge to secure long-term liquidity

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Conservation

Blue Boy takes a well-earned break ahead of treatment

The painting has rarely gone off display at the museum since its opening in 1928—until now

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Art market

Istanbul fair keeps calm and carries on

Contemporary Istanbul is upping its game for its 12th edition.

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Art market

Modern British art fair returns to London

When the 20/21 British Art Fair was cancelled last year after the sudden loss of its venue, the Royal College of Art, many thought it would never be revived

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Prizes

Shortlist for Artes Mundi 8—the largest art prize in the UK—announced

Artists in the running for the £40,000 prize include Trevor Paglen and Otobong Nkanga

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Performance art

New York’s Performa festival announces new commissions by Barbara Kruger

The artist will also design marketing materials for the biennial of performance art

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Art fairs

Expo Chicago courts the high-minded collector with interdisciplinary offerings

This year’s edition is designed to maximise crossover potential with the second Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Budi Tek

Budi Tek presses China to make his Yuz Museum public

New laws are needed for private museums to outlive their founders, collector says

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Loewe Foundation

Loewe Foundation arts and crafts prize reloaded

With a €50,000 award and a stellar jury, it’s little wonder the initiative is drawing international interest

Sponsored byLoewe Foundation

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Art market

Howard Hodgkin’s wildly eclectic collection goes on the block at Sotheby’s

Turkish tiles, Persian carpets and Modern British works graced the late artist’s Bloomsbury home

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Titian

Moscow’s Pushkin Museum asks public to dig deep to buy Titian, despite stuttering economy

Museum using crowdfunding platform to raise $10-20m for Venus and Adonis painting once thought to be a fake

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Law

Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles final lawsuit

Ten cases were brought to court by collectors who purchased fakes through the gallery

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Exhibitions

Grandma Moses: behind the folksy images, a canny operator

An exhibition in Vermont of the work of the early Outsider artist looks behind the icon of Yankee charm

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Lisson Gallery

Richard Long to create epic mud painting for Lisson in the Strand

Gallery's anniversary show in London to include Dan Graham's largest pavilion so far

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Auctions

Wright to auction the personal collection of Hudson, iconoclastic gallerist and artists’ champion, in Chicago

The man behind Feature Inc is remembered for his challenging eye—and a fraught relationship with the market

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Obituaries

Pierre Bergé, French entrepreneur and art collector, dies aged 86

His death comes shortly before the opening of two museums dedicated to his long-term partner, the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Giacometti’s reunited Women in Venice to an exploration of bird nests and egg collecting

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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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Exhibitions

First major UK survey of Oceanic art comes to the Royal Academy in 2018

London institution will also host shows on Klimt and Schiele, Charles I and Tacita Dean as part of its 250th anniversary year

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Art market

Closure of London’s art and antiques crime squad 'would be madness says former chief

The potential negative implications of the “much mooted” closure of the UK’s art crime unit set the tone for the Art Business Conference yesterday

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Photography

Photographer stripped of gold medal at Moscow International Foto Awards after entering another person’s work

Thai artist discovered that his images were minimally altered

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Museums

ICA LA moves into Los Angeles' downtown Arts District

Former Santa Monica museum relaunches in renovated clothing factory

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Exhibitions

MoMA comes to Paris—why the Fondation Louis Vuitton is partnering with New York’s mega-museum

New exhibition will look at the influence of the Manhattan institution as a “beacon for Modern art in the West”

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Art market

Cosmoscow: Russia’s contemporary art fair survives against odds in an embattled art scene

Strangled by sanctions and escalating tension with the west, the fair’s fifth edition is determined to build bridges with international galleries

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Art market

Lévy Gorvy expands in Asia with opening of Shanghai office

Gallery appoints Danqing Li, former Christie’s specialist, as senior director in Asia

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Auctions

Sotheby’s releases sales dates and estimates of works from Berkshire Museum

The auction house will offer works from the Massachusetts museum, including two major Rockwell paintings, starting 13 November and running through next spring

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Auctions

Object lessons: a Zulu lidded vessel, a bowl by Dame Lucie Rie and a painting by Irma Stern

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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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

Miami museums hunker down ahead of Hurricane Irma

Florida declares a state of emergency and Miami Beach residents are urged to evacuate

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe coming to the Victoria & Albert Museum

Show featuring Mexican artist’s distinctive clothing, unseen for 50 years, is among highlights of museum’s 2018 programme

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Exhibitions

V&A Pink Floyd tickets to rise to a gobsmacking £30

Museum says price increase for show’s last weeks will cover extra costs from extended run

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Art theft

Stolen Baselitz works recovered by police

German investigators find 15 paintings and drawings in Leverkusen, north of Cologne

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum