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The Baltimore Museum of Art will only acquire work by women artists in 2020

With 2020 right around the corner, the time for New Year’s Resolutions is coming right up. The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced a major resolution: to only acquire works by women artists in 2020. Earlier this year, the museum made headlines for deaccessioning works by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, who they deemed over-represented […]

Making the workplace an art place: London exhibition by Curaty enters its final weeks

In just a few weeks, a unique exhibition of works will wrap up at Trivandi, a company founded out of the organising committee for the 2012 London Olympics. Their office, near London Bridge, isn’t the first place you’d think of for an exhibition of up-and-coming artists, but thanks to Curaty, a London-based start-up, it is. […]

Collecting current history on climate change at the V&A

There are moments in history where it has been clear that history is being made. In 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr said ‘I Have a Dream’ or as the Apollo 11 made a successful moon landing where Neil Armstrong uttered ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ While those moments aren’t […]

Smithsonian Museum interested in obtaining migrant children’s drawings

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is reportedly considering adding drawings made by formerly detained migrant children to its collection. Following months of public outcry against appalling conditions at some Border Patrol facilities, this is widely seen as a move to document an invaluable part of American history. Some of the children’s images feature […]

An abrupt end to a dream job at the Serpentine Galleries

When Yana Peel took the reigns at London’s Serpentine Galleries in 2016, she said it was her dream job. Three years later, she is being forced to resign after a public outcry over her dubious business relations. The former Goldman Sachs banker resigned as chief executive last week right before the opening of the Serpentine […]

A hidden Vermeer – within a Vermeer – uncovered

Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, one of Vermeer’s best-known and loved paintings, is getting a facelift and once it’s complete there will be an old addition new to everyone today. After 250 years in hiding, a nude cupid figure is being revealed thanks to painstakingly tedious restorative work. The figure was covered […]

The Met is no longer taking money from the Sackler family

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City says it will no longer accept any donations from the notorious Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma who have been ridden with controversy due to their contribution to and profiting from the opioid addiction crisis. The Met released a statement on Wednesday saying that it decided […]