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In a lawsuit filed on Friday, NY Attorney General Letitia James claims that Sotheby’s helped a collector evade sales tax on $27 million worth of artworks by accepting fraudulent resale certificates.
Art collector Seth Stolbun stepped down from the board of Rhizome, a New Museum affiliate, after a New York Times report revealed accusations of workplace harassment and unhealthy work conditions at the museum.
Artist Cosimo Cavallaro is suing Trump’s border wall contractors for destroying his “cheese wall.” He claims the construction company SLSCO, hired by Trump to fortify the US-Mexico border wall, “willfully destroyed” his sculpture made of Cotija cheese.
Critics have lambasted the first memorial to Mary Wollstonecraft, which features a nude, slender female body atop an amorphous pedestal. Its opponents say the artwork is disconnected from Wollstonecraft’s feminist achievements.
Artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya addressed rising violence against Asian Americans in an ad takeover of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue subway station.
A new video advertisement from the Biden-Harris campaign references artist Lorraine O’Grady’s 1983 performance “Art Is…”
On Veterans Day, November 11, the National Museum of the American Indian unveiled the first national memorial to Native American veterans. The artwork was sculpted by Harvey Pratt.
John Waters promised most of his art collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art, as long as the museum promises to name one rotunda and two restrooms in his honor.
Awards & Accolades
Artspace, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, the Lab, Locust Projects, and the Luminary were awarded the the 2020 VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant Fund grant.
Poulomi Basu, Alejandro Cartagena, Cao Fei, and Zineb Sedira are shortlisted for the 2021 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.
Candace K. Beinecke and Hamilton E. James were named co-chairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Board of Trustees.
Nayland Blake was appointed chair of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson.
Carina Evangelista was named director of curatorial affairs at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, and Tabitha Austin was appointed registrar.
Hanna Miller has joined the Board of Trustees at the Queens Museum. Peter Warwick and Yvonne Riley-Tepie were appointed board chair and board treasurer, respectively.
Huang Yuxing is now represented by Almine Rech gallery.
Rosanna Carteri (1930–2020), soprano opera singer | Opera Wire
Pearl Chin (1949–2020), “craftivist” knitting store owner | NYT
Norm Crosby (1927–2020), comedian | CBS
Aileen Passloff (1931–2020), dancer, choreographer, and actor | NYT
Alex Trebek (1940–2020), host of Jeopardy! | Legacy
The Roman-era burial ground is located in Anazarbus (modern Anavarza) in the country’s southern Adana province.
Those with a Didion-shaped hole in their hearts can also bid for portraits of the author, her books, and other personal items.
The Brooklyn organization is now accepting new project inquiries for its fee-based fabrication services in printmaking, ceramics, and large-scale public art.
The union seeks a minimum wage of $20 by the end of 2024; the museum offered only $16.
Blurred Boundaries invites the viewer to recognize the ways in which queer art is not separate or other, but is actually always all around us.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Francis De Erdely had an intuitive grasp of the inner worlds of people who were coping with a sense of displacement in their daily lives, which he conveyed in his art.
Curator Amber-Dawn Bear Robe brings together historic and contemporary Native clothing designs at Santa Fe Indian Market.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
As the Uru-eu-wau-wau face continued incursion by Brazilian farmers, they take an active role in this documentary about them.
Arriving amid increased anti-Asian racism and continuing discourse about the inhumanity of its prison system, this documentary is a strong historical gut punch.
A “show within a show” at the Whitney Biennial pays homage to the visual and literary art of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, whose life was cut short through an act of brutal violence.