This essay originally appeared in Reframed, the Art in America newsletter about art that surprises us and works that get us worked up. Sign up here to receive it every Thursday. In 1952, the New York–based critic Harold Rosenberg famously described a seismic shift taking place in American painting. No longer, he wrote, were artists coming toContinue Reading

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in On Balance, the ARTnews newsletter about the art market and beyond. Sign up here to receive it every Wednesday. For young galleries, art fairs like Frieze Los Angeles are a boon, but also a gamble: there’s the chance for exposure to top-notch collectors and a large audience, but withoutContinue Reading

THE HEADLINES To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. SILENCED ARTIST SPEAKS. The University of Houston (UH) has canceled an opening celebration and artist talk for the exhibition of two sculptures by Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander, after an anti-abortion group said the work, including a golden statue of a womanContinue Reading

Since 2019, Los Angeles’s art fair week, which includes Frieze and Felix, has evolved into a citywide extravaganza in recent years. As part of a long week of parties, openings, fairs, and other art happenings, small galleries and major players alike are showcasing inventive art within their walls. There’s plentyContinue Reading

British Swifties, polish your resumes—the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is seeking an expert in all things Taylor Swift. According to the museum, the ideal consultant is versed in handmade memorabilia, such as concert signs and friendship bracelets (which Swift is known for gifting at her shows). The V&AContinue Reading

Early last year, after experts from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered that 70 allegedly Mexican pre-Columbian artifacts were for sale on the online marketplace AuctionNinja, the country’s minister of culture took to X. Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, head of the Secretariat of Culture of the Mexican Government,Continue Reading

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. THE HEADLINES MUSEUM WOES. Washington State’s Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) is in “dire financial crisis,” and faces the prospect of having to shut down if it doesn’t raise $300,000, according to the art center’s newly appointed executive director, Kate Casprowiak Scher,Continue Reading

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in On Balance, the ARTnews newsletter about the art market and beyond. Sign up here to receive it every Wednesday. Over the past several weeks, museums across the United States have been covering up and removing displays of Native American ancestors and cultural objects. The American Museum of Natural HistoryContinue Reading

The British Museum‘s collection continues to receive scrutiny after last year’s thefts scandal prompted renewed requests for the repatriation of items. Only a few days after the institution opened an exhibit of 10 recovered gems, a Chilean social media influencer’s campaign brought additional attention on moai statues from Easter IslandContinue Reading