In a “carefully planned theft,” the perpetrators took 12 pieces including knives, sculptures, and silver kitchenware from the Kelham Island Museum.
Oxford University Drops Sackler Name, Sort Of
The British school will rename staff positions and some buildings but retain donations made by the family.
The Dangerous Allure of the Royal Aesthetic
The pomp and pageantry of King Charles’s coronation follows the playbook of authoritarian theatrics.
SCAD Alumni Artists at Photo London Explore Womanhood and Femininity
Photographs by Mona Bozorgi and Emma Creighton Hopson are on view at the UK photo fair from May 10 to 14.
Stunning Roman Mosaic Found Beneath UK Shopping Mall
In Colchester, the first Ancient Roman city in Britain, you can now tell your friends to “meet you at the mosaic.”
Vandals Crayon Over 200-Year-Old Statue in UK
The vandalized work is a nude statue by prominent British sculptor John Bacon.
LA’s Getty Museum Helps UK Acquire “Portrait of Omai”
In a rare move, the Getty and the National Portrait Gallery in London will split the $62M cost of the painting.
UK Extends Export Ban on Coveted “Portrait of Omai”
London’s National Portrait Gallery was given a few months to acquire the work, which depicts the first Polynesian visitor to the UK.
The Sculptor Making Art With Loved Ones’ Ashes
Inspired by the three-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, Julian Stair’s exhibition honors the lives of eight people with cinerary jars.
Artist’s Tiny Home in a Dumpster Goes Viral on TikTok
Harrison Marshall’s 25-square-foot house cost him just $4,000, but some question its sustainability as the housing crisis continues.
Phyllida Barlow, Sculptor of the “Nonmonumental,” Dies at 78
The British sculptor found international acclaim in the early 2010s after retiring from a successful teaching career.
Banksy’s Valentine’s Day Mural Is Dark
The work, depicting a scene of domestic violence, was partially removed hours after it appeared in the English town of Margate.