Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

See the 12 submissions shortlisted for High Line Plinth commissions

After appealing to the public for their input, the High Line in New York City has announced the 12 artists whose works have been shortlisted for the Plinth. The submissions of two shortlisted artists will go on to become the third and fourth Plinth commissions that will reside on a High Line bridge at Tenth […]

ICOM survey found museums around the world in better place than anticipated, but the pandemic’s effects are far from over

In a follow-up report, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has found the state of cultural institutions around the world to be better than anticipated earlier in the year. Having publishing an initial report in May, just weeks after the onset of the pandemic, the forecast for the arts sector was bleak. However, ICOM is […]

Art World Roundup: Hockney portrait to remain at ROH, artist Divya Mehra sets repatriation in motion, human DNA found on da Vinci drawings, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, a Hockney portrait will stay at the Royal Opera House after it was sold, the Scottish Gallery presents two concurrent exhibitions of works by Frances Macdonald, Ross Ryan, and Mark Hearld, and a discovery by artist Divya Mehra that has led to the repatriation of an Indian sculpture. Also, […]

London court upholds ruling concerning forged Frans Hals painting

In London, a court of appeals has upheld a 2019 ruling stating that Fairlight Art Ventures would replay millions to Sotheby’s. This week’s ruling is the latest, and possibly the final straw, for a years-long court battle between the auction house and the investment company concerning an allegedly forged painting by Frans Hals. Owned by […]

Art historian attributes recently resurfaced drawing to Leonardo da Vinci

It could perhaps be said that every art historian who has embarked on the path of research hopes, if only even slightly, to make a discovery unlike any other. For some, the discoveries they make change the course of art history. One scholar may have discovered a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci that could alter […]

Anonymous Was a Woman announces 2020 recipients of grants totaling $250,000

More than 600 women artists have been awarded the Anonymous Was a Woman grants. The $25,000 (£18,800) unrestricted grants are given in recognition of accomplishments, artistic growth, originality, and potential to women over 40 who are “at a significant juncture in their lives and careers.” Now, the 2020 cohort of artists have been named. The […]

Art World Roundup: Google honours Fanny Eaton with new Doodle, the V&A seeks out Harry Styles’ cardigan, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes: a Google Doodle honouring Pre-Raphaelite muse Fanny Eaton, a forthcoming London exhibition of works by Jade van der Mark, and the V&A interest in Harry Styles’ patchwork cardigan. Also, six San Francisco artists cite VARA in a lawsuit after their artworks were painted over, the Gropius Bau Museum announces […]