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.

Fire breaks out at Bozar in Brussels resulting in damage to main music hall

On January 18th, a fire broke out at the Brussels Center for Fine Arts, often referred to as Bozar. While no artworks were damaged in the blaze, the building sustained significant fire and water damage. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but it was largely contained in the roof of the Bozar, reminiscent […]

Among his final executive orders, Trump lists 244 names for proposed National Garden of American Heroes

Just days before leaving Washington DC, soon to be former President Donald Trump issued an executive order with a list of 244 people who could be memorialized with a statue in his proposed “National Garden of American Heroes.” Issued on January 18th, the executive order is an update to an order Trump issued in July […]

New UK laws to make it more difficult for “woke militants” to remove public statues

In the last year, there has been a reckoning with statues and monuments honouring and glorifying problematic events and people of the past. This week, UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has set forth new UK laws that would make it more difficult to remove monuments across the country moving forward. In an article published in […]

As Trump exits the White House, the Trump baby balloon enters the Museum of London

On the week that President Donald Trump will leave the White House, a six-metre tall inflatable caricature of The Apprentice star turned president will enter the Museum of London’s collection. The Trump baby balloon first appeared in 2018 amongst protesters who gathered in Parliament Square for an anti-Trump demonstration coinciding with the president’s first official visit […]

Art World Roundup: from new stamps honouring Greta Thunberg to a new blue pigment hitting the market

This week’s Art World Roundup, covers a new stamp series in Sweden honouring the work of activist Greta Thunberg, the first reports of damages to the US Capitol Building, and how a Diego Rivera mural will be protected. Also, restitution activist Mwazulu Diyabanza was fined in the Netherlands, the National Trust moves ahead to help […]

Researchers discover 45,000 year old cave paintings on Indonesian island

Researchers working in Indonesia have discovered what may be the oldest known cave paintings on Sulawesi, one of the country’s islands. It is thought that the painting is at least 45,000 years old and its age even calls into question if the makers of the painting were Homo sapiens, or perhaps a now extinct human […]

Paris green-lights major £225m Champs-Élysées revamp

Last year, we looked forward to Christo’s temporary transformation of the Arc de Triomphe (an installation now scheduled for October this year) but now, Paris has announced big plans for the Champs-Élysées, the iconic avenue that leads up to the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Élysées will be getting a permanent facelift over the next few […]