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.

San Fran Art Institute considers sale of Diego Rivera mural

The future of a beloved mural by Mexican artist Diego Rivera at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is up in the air as the school’s board looks for ways to secure the longevity of the institute, which has faced financial turmoil in recent years. The mural, valued at around $50 million, would offer much-needed […]

Uffizi showcases 88 rarely seen illustrations of “The Divine Comedy” marking 700th anniversary of Dante’s death

In 2019, museums around the world celebrated the anniversary of Old Masters Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. Now, it’s Dante’s turn and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has kicked off the year with an online exhibition of works in celebration. In total, 88 rarely seen 16th-century illustrations of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy created by […]

Congress overrides Trump with legislation that will tighten guidelines on the antiquities market

Just before US Congress concluded on January 3rd, both the Senate and House of Representatives voted to override President Trump’s veto of the annual defence spending bill, the first such override during Trump’s time in office. Within the bill were provisions that will see stricter regulations implemented on the antiquities market, which has long been […]

2020 in review: 12 (mostly) COVID-free moments from the year as we welcome in 2021

2020 was a year no one is soon to forget, although many of us would prefer to never think of it again. Of course, the world continued on as it tends to do. So, as we head into the new year, we’re looking back at 2020 and focusing on some COVID-free art moments.   Botched […]

Years in the making, US Congress approves new museums honouring Latinos and women

With the approval of the US Senate, a National Museum of the American Latino and a national museum of women’s history have gotten the green light to proceed in Washington, DC. Both of the museums have been in the works for years and will become part of Smithsonian museums after Congress included them in a […]

2020 in clicks: 10 of Art Critique’s most-viewed articles from the year

As the clock ticks down on 2020, it seems appropriate to look back at the year in clicks. In other words, we’re taking a look at the articles that Art Critique readers were most interested in over the year. From activism in art to anticipated exhibitions, art market intricacies, and Wolfgang Beltracchi, here are 10 […]

Harkening back 1,000 years, the Colosseum is getting a new floor

It’s difficult to imagine Rome’s Colosseum in its prime when reading about the extraordinary forms of entertainment that went on within its walls. Even if you’ve had the opportunity to tour the historic ruins, envisioning what it was like with crowds cheering on gladiator battles or mock naval battles is challenging. However, in just a […]