Museums

Robert Gober speaks in metaphors

The artist gave up his usual reticence at the opening of his MoMA retrospective

Published online: 01 October 2014

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Leicester creates new gallery for its German Expressionist art

Remarkable collection born of wartime friendship between director and German-Jewish refugees

Published online: 01 October 2014

Guggenheim plans New York expansion… again

The Collection Center will have a “dynamic public-programming component”

Published online: 30 September 2014

Catalan museum shifts focus from Medieval to Modern art

Works that were shown alongside Picasso’s Guernica in 1937 are on view in Barcelona

Published online: 26 September 2014

Anselm Kiefer, the artist who won’t let us forget

Artist confronts Germany's dark past in Royal Academy retrospective, which has earned glowing previews

Published online: 25 September 2014

Head of Florence’s museums under investigation

Superintendent accused of not carrying out full tendering process for insurance on works of art lent abroad

Published online: 25 September 2014

 

Poignant WWI poem at BM sees the light

The most memorable poem of the First World War, ‘‘They shall not grow old...’’, was written by the British Museum’s curator of oriental...

Building blocks

Someone at the British Museum is very in tune with what the kids are into these days. The London institution wants to create a digital...

Kraftwerk bring electric pop to Bernard Arnault's Paris museum

The 1970s electro pop pioneers Kraftwerk are due to play seven nights this November in the long-awaited, striking new Fondation Louis...

 

MoMA discovers early films of black actors

Researchers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York have found a group of 101-year-old movies believed to be the earliest existing feature film footage to include black actors. Although other films with African-American casts were made in the same era, MoMA’s reels are the only one known to survive. The museum will include them in the exhibition “100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History,” which opens 24 October.