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Art World Roundup: museums in England to remain closed through May, rare van Gogh heads to auction, Precious Okoyomon wins Frieze Artist Award, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, England announces measures for ending lockdown meaning museums will remain closed until May, Creative Capital names Christine Kuan as its new President and Executive Director, and a rare landscape by Vincent van Gogh heads to the auction block next month. Also, Frieze announces Precious Okoyomon as the recipient of […]

Artist interview with David Breuer-Weil: how the pandemic became the catalyst for his newest book, Golden Drawings

For artist David Breuer-Weil, art and art making became what he described as a “lifesaver” during the onset of the pandemic and the months that have followed. Breuer-Weil, who is based in London and well-known for his “Project” installations and large-scale bronze sculptures, has released a new book that compiles some of the work that […]

Montreal galleries reopen after months of restrictions

Over the past year, it’s been tough for art lovers to get their fix in reliable ways. With galleries and exhibition spaces in flux with the tide of the pandemic- and some finding their doors shuttered permanently because of it- there has been a revolving door of celebration and disappointment when it comes to viewing […]

Art World Roundup: “Starry Night” gets the Lego treatment, Black Rock Senegal announces its newest group of Artists-in-Residence, the Uffizi’s new Endless artwork, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we bring you a sculpture made of broken glass is installed in DC honouring Vice President Kamala Harris and a new Lego kit featuring Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Also, Black Rock Senegal has announced its 2021 cohort of Artists-in-Residence, Sotheby’s offers up a unique pair of Hyperdunks paying […]

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts distributes $400,000 to LA arts organisations with revisioned grant

Adapting to the landscape of the pandemic, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts (MKFA) has announced 18 organisations that will be the first beneficiaries of its Organizational Support Grants, a slight revision of their annual Artist Project Grants. The grants will provide the selected organisations with up to $30,000 in unrestricted funds to help […]

The Great Big Art Exhibition kicks off across the UK with help from artist Antony Gormley

In the throes of its third national lockdown, people across the UK are looking for ways to persevere through the pandemic. To get people creating while they remain at home, artist Antony Gormley has kicked off The Great Big Art Exhibition, an initiative launched by Firstsite, which is encouraging people everywhere and of all artistic […]

Art World Roundup: Pokémon cards set auction record, man arrested for break-in at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup looks at a record-setting series of Pokémon cards, a City of London decision to remove statues of two men tied to the transatlantic slave trade, and a Kara Walker sculpture that plays a major role in FKA twigs video. Also, the USPS is honouring Emilio Sánchez with a stamp series, […]