The auction offered a 2000 strawberry iMac that Wales used to develop Wikipedia, and an NFT of the first Wikipedia edit, made in 2001.
Gee’s Bend Quilts, Purvis Young Works, and More Enter Five University Collections
Thirty artworks entered the collections of the Blanton Museum of Art, the Hood Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the RISD Museum, and the Hampton University Museum.
LACMA and the Brooklyn Museum Will Share 200 Photographs by European Women Artists
The joint gift features photographs by a mix of well-known and emerging artists, including Yto Barrada and Eva Koťátková.
Looted 16th-century Manuscripts Are Returned to Mexico’s National Archive
At least 10 stolen documents that had been illegally taken from Mexico’s National Archive were ultimately identified.
A Resplendent Self-portrait by Tourmaline Enters Getty Collection
In “Summer Azure,” Tourmaline rockets upward into a cloudy blue sky, holding an astronaut helmet to her head.
Black Daguerreotypists Highlighted at the Smithsonian
The American Art Museum purchased a collection of early American photographs spanning the 1840s to the mid-1920s.
40 Self-Taught Artists, Including Bill Traylor, Enter American Folk Art Museum Collection
The gift deepens the museum’s holdings of Black and Latinx artists from the US, Caribbean, and beyond.
Two Rediscovered Fragonard Paintings Are Acquired by France
The works had been hanging in a cluttered room in Normandy, unbeknownst to its residents.
Land Artist Nancy Holt’s Papers Acquired by Smithsonian Archives
Also included are plans for two site-specific projects that were never fully realized: “Sky Mound” (1984–) and “Solar Web” (1984–89).
Basquiat’s Painting on an Apartment Door Acquired by Dallas Museum of Art
Jean-Michel Basquiat painted the portrait in 1985, on the door of a Dallas apartment where he was staying.
Looted Ethiopian Artifacts Withdrawn from Sale at British Auction House
The withdrawal prompted negotiations for the potential repatriation of the Coptic Bible and horn beakers.
Collages Inspired by Langston Hughes Poems Acquired by Morgan Library
The donation of Ashley Bryan’s work marks the Morgan’s first major acquisition of work by a Black children’s author and illustrator.