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: update on Beirut’s art scene, a stolen Spencer painting recovered, the Musée d’Orsay in hot water, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at the state of Beirut’s arts community a month after devastating blasts shook the city, a series of 100+ artworks by Katsushika Hokusai acquired by the British Museum, the Tate’s relationship with Anthony d’Offay, the recovery of a Robert Spencer painting by Art Recovery International, and the […]

Sculpture by Antony Gormley will soon be installed in Plymouth as part of £46m cultural centre debut

Later this month, The Box, a new £46 million museum and heritage centre will open in Plymouth that will bring together six Plymouth-based national collections. The Box’s inaugural exhibition, titled “Making It” has ruffled some feathers, though, for a commissioned sculpture by well-known artist Sir Antony Gormley that will be included in the show and […]

Berlin’s storied Berghain nightclub becomes art gallery for foreseeable future showcasing 100+ artists

Since March, Berlin has been comparatively quiet with their nightclubs having been shuttered due to COVID-19. However, one of the city’s best-known clubs, Berghain, will once again welcome visitors into its industrial interior for a different kind of party. Today, “Studio Berlin,” a unique art exhibition, debuts in the nightclub offering a snapshot of the […]

Don’t stop the music: a chord change goes to plan in 639-year-long performance of a John Cage organ composition

A key change in a musical ensemble isn’t always something to write home about, but that’s certainly not the case for a work by composer John Cage that’s meant to be played “as slow as possible.” For a group of organisers, that direction was taken to heart. Now, Cage’s Organ²/ASLSP is in year 19 of […]

Update: police search Berlin café in relation to Green Vault heist in Dresden

It has been more than nine months since burglars broke into the Grünes Gewölbe, or the Green Vault, at Dresden’s Royal Palace, making it out with dozens of priceless items. Now, police seem to have made their first major public breakthrough in the case. According to Monopol, officials searched a Berlin internet café as well […]

Art World Roundup: architecture highlights, UK museums under pressure, Art Basel cancels Miami, and more

Architecture features heavy in this week’s Art World Roundup as the UK announces shortlisted proposals for the Home of 2030 competition, architectural firm Gómez Platero releases plans for memorial to the COVID era, and a group of buyers save a Frank Lloyd Wright gem in Arizona. Also, UK museums face pressure from government to be […]

Three southern California institutes seek to better support underrepresented students and faculty

Three institutions in southern California have created internships, endowments, and programmes to better support Black and underrepresented faculty and students. We’re taking a look:   The Getty The Getty has announced the inaugural class of interns in their post-grad internship programme aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in the field of art conservation. Acquiring […]