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.

Art World Roundup: What’s below the Mona Lisa, philanthropists band together to aid BIPOC organisations, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at a new study shedding more like on the Mona Lisa and a report with surprising information on the state of the illicit trade of cultural artefacts. Philanthropists groups in the US have banded together in an effort to support BIPOC organisations while Kevin Young has been appointed as […]

Clore Duffield Foundation announces £2.5m in grants for UK arts organisations while V&A announces 103 redundancies

In an attempt to help lessen the burden that the COVID-10 pandemic has placed on UK arts organisations, the Clore Duffield Foundation has announced that it will distribute grants totalling more than £2.5 million. The grants will head to 66 UK cultural institutions specifically to support their community and educational work as the pandemic trudges […]

Courtauld Ph.D. finds that a young Edward Hopper copied other artists

Being self-made is among the highest honours in American culture; it’s one of the cornerstones of what Americans, at least historically, have strived for right alongside the “American Dream.” It’s also a notion long associated with the American painter Edward Hopper, whose early works created as a teenager are often seen as the work of […]

Decision to delay Philip Guston retrospective until 2024 for concerns over content draws criticism

Once delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a retrospective of works by Philip Guston will now be delayed until 2024. The traveling exhibition, entitled “Philip Guston Now,” has been in the works for a long time, but will face another three years in planning as organisers rethink the exhibition entirely. The decision was made after […]

Art World Roundup: the newest on Robert Indiana, Artist Relief to continue through December, Time mag honours 3 artists, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes good news for US artists looking for support as Artist Relief will continue through December, three artists are honoured with spots on the 100 most influential people of 2020 list released by Time magazine, and Cuomo pledges to honour Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career with Brooklyn statue. Banksy’s […]

Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza faces trial in Paris after taking restitution into his own hands

Before June, people, particularly in the museum world, were probably unfamiliar with Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza. However, the 41-year-old Congolese activist now faces a series of court dates, the first of which is next week in Paris, for demonstrations he led that involved attempting to take artwork from three different museums. Diyabanza, originally from the Democratic […]

Gerhard Richter windows play key role in giving German abbey new lease on life, may be the artist’s swan song

One of the oldest abbies in Germany, once struggling to stay afloat, has now become the site of what may be the last artwork by artist Gerhard Richter. Earlier this month, a series of stained-glass windows designed by the German artist, now 88 years old, were installed at Tholey Abbey and in October, visitors will […]