Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.
The Malawi National Museum in Egypt has reportedly been looted and damaged by rioters.
The architectural firm of Norman Foster resigned from the expansion of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
Ed Ruscha has joined the board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art a year after he resigned from the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles in protest of its leadership.
A painter in Queens is accused of making forged works by Modernist masters that were sold for millions of dollars.
The 2013 commissions for Performa were announced, including works from Jake and Dinos Chapman, Subodh Gupta, Rosa Barba, Alexandre Singh, and Marianne Vitale.
MoMA PS1 will be hosting a retrospective of Mike Kelley that will take up its whole building in the fall.
A demolition permit for the McKim, Mead and White–designed State Savings Bank in Detroit was denied, leaving the building safe for now.
A rocky villa illegally built on top of a Beijing skyscraper has been ordered demolished.
In an ongoing complicated dispute between two men who bought an abandoned storage locker that turned out to contain 114 works by artist Tala Madani, who had rented the unit, the artist is now being sued in US Federal Court. This follows her own threat to sue in May, when the men, who are with Independence Collection LLC, attempted to sell the paintings with Phillips auction house. The new lawsuit would bring an injunction against her and clear ownership for the storage-unit buyers.
After allegedly being prohibited admittance to flight simulators, a disabled student and his brother filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the National Air and Space Museum.
The Dallas Musem of Art announced that it will open a new paintings conservation studio this November, part of its greater effort to have an improved conservation program in the Texas museum.
The finances of the St. Louis Museum of Art are being inspected.
A necklace designed by Alexander Calder purchased for $15 at the Brooklyn Flea could go for as much as $300,000 at Christie’s this September.
The Jane Austen museum is attempting the buy the author’s ring back from Kelly Clarkson.
Now listed on Airbnb: the former Soho art studio and home of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
An arts organization in a former Picasso studio in Paris may be evicted by the building’s owner.
To go along with her Kickstarter campaign, Marina Abramović created an 8-bit video game with artist Pippin Barr.
A satellite augmented by artists to look like a charging device will soon be launched into orbit.
A life-size cut-out recreation of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” was installed by the Whitney Museum in the Prow Artspace in the Flatiron Building.
The trailer for the film The Monuments Men with Billy Murray and George Clooney on saving art in World War II was released.
The mysterious “Nick Beef” tombstone that has been alongside Lee Harvey Oswald’s grave for years was revealed to be the work of a “nonperforming performance artist” who also makes haikus from the headstones in Calvary Cemetery in Queens.
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