The Association of Art Museum Directors announced a shift in its longstanding policy, which restricted the use of funds from sales of art to new acquisitions only.
The Ohio museum is planning to auction off three paintings by Cézanne, Renoir, and Matisse with the goal of “broadening the narrative of art history.”
A group of 23 former board and committee members is demanding a formal investigation into what it calls the “hasty and opaque deaccession” of three paintings from the museum’s collection.
The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York will sell the 1946 painting through Christie’s; it is estimated to garner between $12 and 18 million.
Sales of the most prized works from the museum’s collection netted over $40 million, but more will hit the auction block if the institution pursues its goal of making $55 million.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will deepen its holdings of works by women and artists of color using funds from sales of seven redundant works.
The museum wants to prevent the David from leaving Canada — but it may face a bidding war with other Canadian museums.
Today’s ruling in the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County clears the way for Sotheby’s to auction off over three dozen works from the museum’s collection.
Museum leaders and the Massachusetts Attorney General reached an agreement to keep Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” on public display, but opponents of the sale are petitioning the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
La Salle University in Philadelphia has deaccessioned works from its Art Museum collection in hopes of raising $5 million at auction.
After a judge halted the sale of works from the museum’s collection, nearly a dozen protesters gathered in front of Sotheby’s to demand the return of the deaccessioned pieces.
On Friday, the AG’s office filed an appeal seeking a last-minute injunction to stop Monday’s auction of works from the Berkshire Museum collection at Sotheby’s.